Public Safety (page 3)

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    When May Officers Use Deadly Force?

    That’s the title of a helpful primer on the topic that was posted today by UNC School of Government Professor Shea Denning. Here are some excerpts that have particular revelance to District Attorney Andrew Womble’s recent announcement that the police shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. was justified:…
    Jon Guze, May 19, 2021
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    The ‘defund the police’ movement killed police reform

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon documents the disturbing impact of efforts to defund police. In a little-remarked vote in early March, House Democrats passed—again—the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, their signature proposal to “reform” policing in the wake of last summer’s widespread protests. Two…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2021
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    AP report: “ongoing child abuse crisis” amid lockdowns

    The report "found that child abuse reports, investigations, substantiated allegations and interventions have dropped at a staggering rate, increasing risks for the most vulnerable of families in the U.S." Most but not all states provided data. Guess the Cooper administration's choice.
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2021
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    Insurance companies back BLM chaos

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one industry that’s standing with Black Lives Matter protesters. Following the death of George Floyd, the world’s largest insurance companies spoke up in favor of Black Lives Matter. Even as they were paying out unprecedented claims due to the destruction…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021
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    Will North Carolina join the growing constitutional carry crowd?

    The General Assembly has two firearm bills on the calendar for March 9. H.B. 48 and H.B. 49 should pass the House on March 10. In the interest of public safety, H.B. 48 gives certain trained medical first responders…
    Ray Nothstine, March 9, 2021
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    Chicago Democrat’s solution to carjacking: ban video games

    One of my favorite constitutional experts is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. A self-professed liberal, he calls them as he sees them. It’s a rare quality in analysts these days. His latest blog is about an Illinois legislator who thinks he has the solution to Chicago’s rampant problem…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021
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    The nation’s capital should not be an armed camp

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains his opposition to a massive military presence in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., is not, counter to what you might think, a war zone. The city isn’t divided down the middle between the forces of the United States government on one hand…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2021
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    Militarized D.C. offers evidence of ‘panic porn’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist assesses the impact of maintaining a high number of National Guard troops in the nation’s capital indefinitely. By Inauguration Day, some newspaper reports put the number of uniformed troops deployed to the city at more than 25,000. Bridges were shut down, highway exits…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2021