Public Safety (page 39)

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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
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    Best comment yet on Bin Laden

    by Don Boudreaux at Hayek Cafe here. I disagree with Holman Jenkins’s thesis – expressed in today’s Wall Street Journal – that the killing of Osama bin Laden “vindicates” American civilization. However necessary or just it was to kill Bin Laden, a civilization’s value is never measured by the…
    Michael Sanera, May 5, 2011
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    Prisons failing

    Live Blog North Carolina sends 40 percent of ex-offenders back to prison for new crimes, but almost none back for technical violations of parole or probation according to a new report from the Pew Center on the States. Recidivism in North Carolina was lower for inmates released in…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2011
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    New at CJO: House approves Unborn Victims of Violence Act

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report covers the N.C. House’s vote to approve Ethen’s Law, also known as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2011