by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
North Carolina’s criminal code is 55 percent larger than Virginia’s and 38 percent larger than South Carolina’s, and the state continues to add almost three dozen new crimes each year.
A Manhattan Institute report, “Overcriminalizing the Old North State,” explains why those numbers represent a problem for people of North Carolina. James Copland, senior fellow and director of MI’s Center for Legal Policy, discussed key findings from the report during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.
In the video clip below, Copland examines growth in the number of N.C. crimes.
1:45 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 45:08 event.
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