Public Safety (page 9)

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    Today’s riots do not echo MLK’s activism

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online rebuts the notion that today’s rioters are emulating civil rights icon Martin Luther King. Among the more contemptible rhetorical tricks used this past weekend was the hijacking of Martin Luther King Jr. to enlist him in the cause of rioting. Celebrities, activists,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on COVID-19’s negative impact for N.C. counties’ finances. John Hoood’s Daily Journal explains that riots destroy more than property.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2020
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    Floyd riots are no Boston Tea Party

    Joshua Lawson writes at the Federalist about a particular poor historical analogy used to justify the recent riots. One of the most galling and misleading arguments tossed around following the death of George Floyd is an attempt to draw a parallel between the carnage sweeping the nation and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    Attorney general warns of ‘domestic terrorism’

    Jerry Dunleavy reports for the Washington Examiner on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s reaction to recent riots. Attorney General William Barr declared that the violence being “instigated and carried out” by “antifa and other similar groups” in connection to nationwide rioting is “domestic terrorism and will be treated…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    National Review editors emphasize the importance of restoring order

    Editors at National Review Online focus on the top priority in addressing recent riots. Doing evil in the service of a just cause does not change either side of the moral equation: Evil remains evil, and the just cause remains just — neither consideration cancels out the other…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online about Gov. Roy Cooper’s shifting views on demonstration limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Daily Journal explains why N.C, budget writers should practice saying “no.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    Rioters should elicit nothing but condemnation

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online explains why it should be easy to take a stance against recent riots. Why do they keep doing it? Decade after decade, generation after generation, progressives keep making the same, elemental mistake: They downplay, excuse, and in extreme cases even encourage urban…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses ‘Phase Two’ and the General Assembly with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Once again, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio with WUNC Politics host Jeff Tiberii. Joining Gray and Tiberii was Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. Together, the three discussed phase two of reopening, the General Assembly’s remote session, and the chemical manufacturer Chemours’…
    Brenee Goforth, May 27, 2020