Public Safety (page 24)

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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to a death row inmate’s bizarre letter to the Gaston Gazette.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
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    An interesting Fourth Amendement case

    The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday decided U.S. v. Jones, holding that a warrant was necessary to attach a GPS tracking device to a car and track the driver’s movements for a four week period. Tom Goldstein offers an interesting analysis of the decision, concluding that the holding really…
    Michael Lowrey, January 24, 2012
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    Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-11th District, is co-sponsoring a federal measure to ease restrictions on people who carry concealed handguns across state lines. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Francis Fukuyama’s recent book, The Origins of Political Order.
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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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