Public Safety (page 4)

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    A Topical Discussion of the Right to Bear Arms

    The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School is publishing a series of articles dealing with “the Second Amendment and civil unrest.” Although the series was originally inspired by the hundreds of violent protests that occurred across the country last summer, the dramatic events that occured last…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2021
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    Results of defunding the police

    Editors at the Washington Examiner document the impact of efforts to defund local police. Democratic politicians at every level, from President-elect Joe Biden down to local city councilmen, reacted to recent incidents of police misconduct by hastily encouraging or even joining in calls to “defund the police.” But…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
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    Nashville attack raises important questions

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders important issues related to the Christmas attack in Nashville. The Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville wasn’t just frightening terrorism; it was creepy, with an almost cinematic sense of timing and drama. The suicide bomber either used gunshots or audio of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2020
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    Poverty defense represents Seattle’s latest silliness

    Judicial Watch highlights the latest bad idea from one particularly loony left-coast city. Elected officials in a major U.S. city plan to pass a law that will allow thieves to sell items they steal if they do it to earn money for basic needs and trespassers to set…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2020
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    North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020
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    The welcome absence of widespread post-election chaos

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores reaction to 2020 presidential election results. Pro-Trump protesters and Antifa clashed in some pretty ugly scenes this weekend. After a year of riots, looting, violent clashes, you didn’t have to be a wide-eyed paranoid to worry the runaway passions would lead…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2020
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    On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    Even Obama knows that ‘defund the police’ is a toxic message

    Becket Adams writes for the Washington Examiner about the latest pronouncement from the 44th president. [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez is omnipresent on the popular social media platform, scoring hundreds of thousands of likes and re-tweets with snotty comebacks and glib one-liners. Her ability to excite the Twitter faithful is likely…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2020