Public Safety (page 24)

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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 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
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    Meanwhile on the Outer Banks…

    Per the Virginian Pilot, this happened earlier this week: An abandoned makeshift boat that may have carried Cuban refugees washed ashore in Avon Tuesday afternoon. The boat made of metal pipe, angle iron, wood and pieces of rigid foam carried a store of supplies including bottles of water,…
    Michael Lowrey, September 29, 2016
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    Clegg on police shootings in Charlotte

    Roger Clegg, writing at the National Review’s The Corner, on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and five others by police in Charlotte this year: There will always be police shootings, and it is a statistical certainty that some of them will involve African Americans, and the law of…
    Michael Lowrey, September 26, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on analysts’ latest assessment of the top 2016 N.C. elections. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights some political partisans’ shameful response to Charlotte’s riots.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2016
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    Roberts didn’t accepting state resources before last night’s riots, fearing it would make Charlotte look bad

    So reports WBTV. Guess Teflon Jenny — and the city as whole — lost that bet. From the WBTV story: “I was in conversation with the governor early in the morning,” [Charlotte Mayor Jennifer] Roberts said. “During the day, the central city, the center city was peaceful and during…
    Michael Lowrey, September 22, 2016