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    The Circus Goes On: ‘Moral Mondays’ and the Media

    Posted in Crime, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    It would be hard to fully catalog the incidences of liberal media bias in recent coverage of the so-called “Moral Monday” protest. From wildly inflated estimates of crowd sizes to open solidarity with protesters, the coverage of Moral Monday – from a journalistic standpoint – has been an absolute travesty. However, this morning’s article in the […]

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    Prosecutorial Discretion: The Good and the Bad

    Posted in Crime, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Prosecutorial discretion is one of the most important aspects of our criminal justice system. It affords district attorneys a tremendous deal of power. Prosecutors can choose not to prosecute a crime for which someone is arrested. They can decide to pursue less serious charges. They can offer plea bargains, including reduced or deferred sentences. This […]

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    New NC Gun Law Takes Effect

    Posted in Public Safety By Lee Brett

    Tomorrow, North Carolina’s new gun law takes effect.  HB 937 restores constitutional rights, while enabling North Carolinians to better protect themselves and their families. As a gun owner – and especially as a concealed handgun permit holder – it is important to know the law. A full copy of the law is attached below, but […]

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    Greenway Attacks Validate New Gun Law

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    This summer, the General Assembly amended North Carolina’s gun laws to prohibit municipal governments from banning lawfully concealed handguns on greenways and walking paths (§ 14-415.23d). This did not go over well with some local governments. After considering a measure that would have effectively nullified the law, city council members in Winston-Salem elected merely to […]

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    Juvenile Crime in North Carolina Trending Downward

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged

    WRAL posted an article today quoting Roy Cooper talking about the 2012 Crime Statistics. The initial reaction to the 2012 Annual Summary statistics is one of joy.  It looks like overall crime is on its way down in North Carolina, including juvenile crimes. If North Carolina is doing so well deterring juvenile crime why would we […]

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