Public Safety (page 12)

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    Prospects for D.C. bipartisanship

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders the possibility of increased bipartisanship on Capitol Hill. In December, right before the government shutdown began, a surprisingly broad bipartisan coalition united behind long-discussed legislation on criminal-justice reform. The First Step Act won more than 350 votes in the House of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2019
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    China, Russia preparing for EMP warfare

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing developments involving America’s chief geopolitical rivals. Several nations, including China and Russia, are building powerful nuclear bombs designed to produce super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves capable of devastating all electronics—from computers to electric grids—for hundreds of miles, according to a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    DOJ: Very few guns used in crimes were purchased by perps at retail sources

    Only 10 percent of guns used in crimes were purchased at retail sources by the perpetrator. That breaks down into 7.5 percent from gun shops, 1.6 percent from pawn shops, 0.4 percent from flea markets, and 0.8 percent from gun shows.
    Jon Sanders, January 18, 2019
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    French labels investigation of Trump ‘prudent and proper’

    David French of National Review Online bucks those on the political right who believe the FBI overstepped its authority by investigating President Trump. Let’s begin with a series of difficult questions. What should the FBI do when it possesses information that causes trained counterintelligence officials to fear that…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    Terrorism or Trump?

    Hank Berrien reports for the Daily Wire that a top U.S. House Democrat wants to make a disturbing shift in congressional investigations of terrorism. The Democrat who has taken over the House Foreign Affairs Committee has indicated that he will eliminate the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    General Assembly should act quickly to outlaw FGM

    The number of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in North Carolina approaches 10,000, which includes over 2,000 in the Raleigh metropolitan area and over 4,000 in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
    Jon Sanders, November 26, 2018
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    Study: Schools with police are no safer

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details, A new report looking at security in North Carolina schools is challenging the belief that putting more police officers in schools will make them safer. The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for…
    Terry Stoops, November 26, 2018
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    Report questions U.S. counterterrorism strategy

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details concerns about the American government’s current approach toward counterterrorism. The U.S. counterterrorism strategy has not kept pace with the ever-evolving threat of jihadi extremism, yielding short-lived military victories against terrorists at the potential cost of losing the broader war, according…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2018