Public Safety (page 9)

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    Need for U.S. ‘Space Force’ described as ‘urgent’

    The latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features retired Air Force Gen. Steven Kwast’s case for a national Space Force. The reason for a space force is simple: space is the strategic high ground from which all future wars will be fought. If we do not master space,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Peace Through Strength

    Matt Ridley posted a video that perfectly illustrates my preferred approach to foreign policy: Amazing: a termite track (top) and an ant track (bottom) • each travelling insect is protected by its own column of soldiers, no fights necessary | ? via Mehdi Moussaid…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2020
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    More Bad News: Homicides Are Also Up in Winston Salem

    In a post last week, I noted that Charlotte had posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, but the news from Winston-Salem is even worse. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that, “2019 … saw 31 homicides, the most in 25 years.” In response to the news,…
    Jon Guze, January 27, 2020
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    Hanson lauds the ‘Israel-U.S. model’

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about the “resounding success” of security-related policies implemented in the two allied countries. Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Bad News: Homicides Are Up In Charlotte

    The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte just posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, prompting city leaders to say the violence should be treated as a public health crisis. The city’s rate — 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people — is the highest since…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2020
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    A Democratic problem

    Clarice Feldman writes at the American Thinker about a major public safety problem for Democrats. This week, the Democrats have been revealed as the party that exposes us to (1) criminal mayhem (often anti-Semitic) on the streets of New York and (2) terrorism everywhere as they consistently ignored…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020
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    Bad news for San Francisco’s quality of life

    Kerry Jackson explains at the Daily Caller how progressive policy preferences are likely to affect San Francisco residents. San Francisco garnered national headlines with the election of its new district attorney, a progressive, which means there will be zero progress made in the homelessness crisis, and little if…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019
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    Overcriminalization turns ordinary people into lawbreakers

    Lars Trautman writes for the Washington Examiner about the problems tied to overcriminalization. Our country is in the midst of a crisis of criminality: At this very moment, more criminals are walking our streets than ever before. How is this possible, especially in light of the FBI’s latest…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019