Public Safety (page 19)

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    Gun sales at record highs, gun accidents at record lows

      Consider the following two statements: Gun sales have been at record levels for the past two years Accidental gun deaths were at an all-time low in 2016, according to the annual “Injury Facts” report from the National Safety Council — at 489, that number is “the lowest since 1903,…
    Jon Sanders, March 23, 2017
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    Where’s the money for police pay raises?

    On Tuesday, Raleigh announced that they would be increasing pay for some city workers.  This was unusual in a couple of respects.  First, it’s mid-year.  That rarely happens.  Usually, the city waits for a new fiscal year and a new budget to bring in pay increases.  These, however, will…
    Julie Tisdale, February 9, 2017
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    The rest of the story on terrorism in the age of Obama

    T. Becket Adams explains in the Washington Examiner why President Obama’s farewell address didn’t tell the entire story about terrorism in the United States over the past eight years. President Obama isn’t wrong when he says no terrorist group has pulled off a foreign-directed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We welcome a new year this weekend. As we do, Carolina Journal Radio recounts some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2016. Roy Cordato explains the link between coercion and progressive public policies. Becki Gray describes efforts to limit overcriminalization in North Carolina. John Hood rebuts arguments…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2016
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    OSU terrorist and Islamophobia

    Ben Shapiro focuses a National Review Online column on the factors that motivated the recent attacks at Ohio State University. On August 25, 2016, the Lantern, the student newspaper for Ohio State University, published an interview with a young Somali Muslim refugee, Abdul Razak…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016
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    Federal bureaucrats contribute to immigration concerns

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a federal bureaucratic blunder that will cause headaches for those worried about illegal immigrants and terrorism. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2016
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    Can cities sue for the damage subprime loans did to them?

    That’s the question before the Supreme Court. Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux describes the issue for Fivethirtyeight.com: In the aftermath of the housing crisis of 2008, big banks such as Wells Fargo shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to black and Latino borrowers who claimed they were steered into higher-risk, higher-fee…
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2016
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    Why so many people die in floods

    For a simple yet very avoidable reason, reports the Charlotte Observer: The 13 North Carolina deaths attributed so far to Hurricane Matthew follow a familiar pattern: drivers’ fatal challenges of water-covered roads and bridges. Flooding killed an average of 84 Americans a year between 2006 and 2015, the National…
    Michael Lowrey, October 10, 2016