Public Safety (page 22)

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    New at CJO: Raleigh likely to flash stop sign at red-light cameras

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the likelihood that Raleigh will scrap its red-light camera program.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2011
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    Give thanks to “price gougers”

    Some things never cease to amaze me, like yesterday’s news release from North Carolina’s attorney general, Roy Cooper. As far as superficial demagoguery and economic illiteracy go, his comments are right up there. He warns: “price gougers… you can’t use a crisis as an excuse to make an unfair profit off consumers… If you think someone is ripping you off, let me know about it.” Click below to hear my rebuttal on the Bill LuMaye on WPTF (four minutes). [audio:http://bit.ly/nmovlC]
    Fergus Hodgson, August 26, 2011
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    When All Men Are Paid for Existing, and No Man Must Pay for His Sins

    The world has turned a horrified eye on the recent riots in Great Britain, where the core of London, Manchester, and other cities have been turned into no-man's lands of rioting, burning, looting--literal lawlessness, as Britain's famous constabulary ineffectively strive to maintain the peace. British youths as young as eight or nine are breaking into stores and burning businesses, photographed running out of high-street stores with hoods pulled down over their faces and boutique clothing in their arms. This is no longer (if it ever was) political expression or peaceful protesting, but as the Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips astutely points out, the rampant thievery, destruction, and rebellion we observe are simply the logical results of a thirty-year liberal campaign to undercut responsibility, demolish the nuclear family, and establish a monumental edifice of entitlement and reliance on the state:
    John Calvin Young, August 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details a new state law loosening restrictions for probation and parole officers who carry concealed guns. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines “revenue enhancements” conservatives can support to help balance government budgets.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    Expunging Nonviolent Offenses by Minors

    After being heard in the House’s Judiciary B Subcommittee, Senate Bill 397 Expunge Nonviolent Offense by Minor is now one step closer to becoming law. This bill, which was already passed through the Senate, allows for delinquency for Class F or lower felony offenses to be expunged from one’s record…
    Kristin Szafranski, June 14, 2011
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    Killer design

    Interior designers, hair braiders, auctioneers, and barbers, each must be licensed in different states. The Economist calls it Rules for Fools. Often there is a claim to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The Wall Street Journal reported that an interior designer in Florida claimed that if the…
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
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    Killer yogurt

    Live Blog Californians are now safe from killer yogurt. The only cost was for regulations in that state to kill one small business making artisanal yogurt from pasteurized milk.
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
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    Public Schools and Supermarkets

    Don Boudreaux’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal is excellent and thought provoking. It is especially powerful in that any consumer can easily visualize the condition into which we would all be cast if grocery stores were operated like our public schools are operated. Don brings home…
    Karen Palasek, May 6, 2011