Public Safety (page 22)

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    The Aftermath of Disaster and the Power of the Individual

    “NC Spin” host Tom Campbell asked the panel a question that’s on the mind of many this week: Why does it take a natural disaster to bring us together? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, September 11, 2017
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    North Korea ramps up EMP threat

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details North Korea’s threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack. It’s a prospect with which readers in this forum should be all too familiar. North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    Mass surveillance could be hurting fight against terrorism

    Patrick Wohl explains in a Washington Examiner article how tons of data tied to mass surveillance drown out useful information in the fight against terrorism. In the case of the Pulse nightclub shooter, the Boston marathon bombers, and the shooters in Garland, Texas, in 2015, warning signs abounded.
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2017
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    Keeping America safe in troubled times

    North Korea. Radical Islam. Cyber warfare. Each presents a significant threat to American national security. In today’s age of rapidly developing technology, multiple security threats can converge. Van Hipp of American Defense International Inc. highlighted key threats during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A new legislative task force could generate important ideas for improving the future of public education funding in North Carolina. Terry Stoops explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato questions the economic basis of a new N.C. Hospital Association report that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    Normalizing terror is worse than overreacting

    That’s the assessment from David Harsanyi in his latest Federalist column. The day after Islamic terrorists struck England for the second time in a month, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman offered the prevailing liberal talking point of the day. Stop panicking. “I’m going to London later this…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2017
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    Farage likens terrorism acceptance to ‘appeasement’

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile Brexit supporter Nigel Farage’s response to the latest terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Wednesday that western countries can’t accept continued terrorist attacks as a new normal, and said doing so effectively means…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    Taxation By Citation

    With Americans now paying close attention to property tax rates and tax hikes, have we become a ‘citation nation’? Writing at City Journal, Jarrett Dieterle cites example after example of cities that are relying more on tickets, fines and fees to finance government. Although Dieterle doesn’t tag the practice…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017