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While New Hampshire Confines Law-Abiding Citizens to Their Homes … the Jails are Being Emptied

This: From the accompanying story, directed to the Superintendent of Corrections for Belknap County: What have you been doing to reduce the jail population? There’s two types of inmates in the county jail. We have sentenced inmates that serve 12 months or less and then pretrial defendants. So I’ve worked with the county attorney and …

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New Jersey’s Official Twitter is, well… New Jersey

New Jersey is the last, and only, state in the Country where its citizens are not allowed to pump their own gas.  That’s likely one of the lowest priority problems they have, but still it begs many questions.  The official Government of New Jersey Twitter account, or whoever runs it, is.. well..  Imagine living in …

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A discussion at dinner about Belknap County (Government)?

Several nights ago, I was having dinner with a Gilford friend at Johnson’s Seafood & Steak in New Durham. The food was excellent, as always, and the conversation ultimately turned to Belknap County government, which produced indigestion for both of us. My friend wanted to know exactly what essential governmental functions are performed by Belknap …

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Democrat Proves That to Them The US Constitution has no Practical Significance

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” Wilson said during a press conference. “We are going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.” Democrat Rep. Frederica …

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Ocasio-Cortez Could See Jail Time for Latest Campaign Finance Scandal

We have a new development in the campaign finance hijinks of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and campaign manager turned chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti. As noted yesterday, the two are named in an FEC complaint that ties the two directly to a PAC that is alleged to have also financed Ocasio-Cortez’ primary campaign. 

Prison Reform. Do We Need Some?

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has a few idea that remind me of my visit with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona (here and here); a willingness to make incarceration just that. More like punishment, less like a gated country club.