Public Safety (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s gun-related executive order. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that exposes a key problem with North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education writer Kristen Blair. Blair’s piece focused on the upcoming implementation of “Say Something,” a smartphone application that allows students to submit anonymous tips about threats they see on social media or in school. Blair writes: There’s much to applaud about…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    The human element of the rat problem

    In the wake of the Baltimore brouhaha, Grayce McCormick writes for the Washington Examiner about the human role in rat infestation. Are there more rats in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore? Experts say there’s no way to know. As rats in East Coast cities have found their way into…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019
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    Columnist probes sense that ‘vagueness is coming’

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores reactions to the most recent mass shootings. TV Tropes, a delightful encyclopedia of fiction ideas and clichés, came up with a term to describe those scenes where a character senses something in the air and warns that dark times are ahead,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019
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    National Review editor urges FBI to take on white supremacists

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online that the nation’s top law enforcement agency should focus attention on violent white supremacists. At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was running the KKK. It infiltrated, manipulated, and ran the Klan…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2019
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    National Review editors on white supremacy: ‘Crush this evil’

    Editors at National Review Online take aim at an odious ideology. In America, as abroad, we see our fair share of inexplicable violence. But the patterns on display over the last few years have revealed that we are contending here not with another “lone wolf,” but with the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

    The National Academy of Sciences has just published a study–“Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings.” In their introductory remarks, authors state, “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2019
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    Wall fight in the Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s involvement in the political battle over a southern border wall. Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019