Public Safety

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    Chicago Democrat’s solution to carjacking: ban video games

    One of my favorite constitutional experts is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. A self-professed liberal, he calls them as he sees them. It’s a rare quality in analysts these days. His latest blog is about an Illinois legislator who thinks he has the solution to Chicago’s rampant problem…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021
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    The nation’s capital should not be an armed camp

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains his opposition to a massive military presence in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., is not, counter to what you might think, a war zone. The city isn’t divided down the middle between the forces of the United States government on one hand…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2021
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    Militarized D.C. offers evidence of ‘panic porn’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist assesses the impact of maintaining a high number of National Guard troops in the nation’s capital indefinitely. By Inauguration Day, some newspaper reports put the number of uniformed troops deployed to the city at more than 25,000. Bridges were shut down, highway exits…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2021
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    A Topical Discussion of the Right to Bear Arms

    The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School is publishing a series of articles dealing with “the Second Amendment and civil unrest.” Although the series was originally inspired by the hundreds of violent protests that occurred across the country last summer, the dramatic events that occured last…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2021
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    Results of defunding the police

    Editors at the Washington Examiner document the impact of efforts to defund local police. Democratic politicians at every level, from President-elect Joe Biden down to local city councilmen, reacted to recent incidents of police misconduct by hastily encouraging or even joining in calls to “defund the police.” But…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
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    Nashville attack raises important questions

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders important issues related to the Christmas attack in Nashville. The Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville wasn’t just frightening terrorism; it was creepy, with an almost cinematic sense of timing and drama. The suicide bomber either used gunshots or audio of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2020
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    Poverty defense represents Seattle’s latest silliness

    Judicial Watch highlights the latest bad idea from one particularly loony left-coast city. Elected officials in a major U.S. city plan to pass a law that will allow thieves to sell items they steal if they do it to earn money for basic needs and trespassers to set…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2020
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    North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020