Tag: George Floyd

Homicides spiking in North Carolina cities

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the end of July, 32 people…

Progressive politicians hurt downtowns

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far more likely than conservatives to prefer walkable, high-density communities over auto-dependent, detached-dwelling neighborhoods. Urban…

Riots destroy more than property

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – During a May 31 press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper spoke effectively to the issues of police misconduct and injustice raised by the death of George Floyd. He also condemned the “violence and destruction” that…