Tag:N.C. Department of Public Safety

  • Rule of law … or mob rule? 

    Mob violence seems to be the rule across the nation’s historic landmarks, indiscriminately tearing down or vandalizing everything from Gen. U.S. Grant to Cervantes to monuments to the “Greatest Generation.” This is especially true in cities and states with Democratic executive leadership, including North Carolina.  Finally,…

  • Problems at N.C. prisons have festered for years

    Michael Kerr, starving, incoherent, and dehydrated, was loaded into a van March 12, 2014, at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. The 53-year-old inmate was bound for a hospital at Central Prison in Raleigh.   It was a three-hour trip. He died along the way. Kerr’s death was the culmination of…

  • N.C. prison system setting people up to fail

    Imagine a man serving a 20-year prison sentence. He’s told when to eat and what to wear, and he lacks the option of opening a door. He has little to no independence or free will. This man, like so many prisoners in North Carolina, spends a long time in solitary…