Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police release the latest crime stats. The lasting impacts of the utterly misguided “Defund the Police” movement continues to be felt. Listen Here:

From Northlake Mall to Minneapolis to San Francisco, violence – particularly among juveniles – risks sending cities and stores into a descending spiral towards uninhabitableness. Listen Here:

America’s big cities are struggling to overcome an existential confluence of threats that is driving people to move farther away. Listen Here:

A continuation of the discussion about crime in Charlotte — including a call from Mark who said he was at the Northlake Mall during yesterday’s shooting, but then won a $2.5 million lottery scratch off on his way home. Plus, Stephen Gutowski at The Reload reports how the CDC deleted research at the behest of […]

From the Charlotte Observer: One suspect was taken into custody, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. An on-duty CMPD officer at the mall was able to locate the suspect and de-escalate the situation, CMPD said on Twitter. One of the shooting victims was discharged from the hospital Thursday night, according to the mall. The second victim remains hospitalized. […]

Mecklenburg County Commissioners praised the new plan aimed at reducing violent crime in Charlotte over the next five years. The plan, called “The Way Forward” will focus on five areas: community engagement, support for youth and families, economic opportunities, government collaboration, and safer communities. WBTV reports: “That includes collaboration with schools, workforce development, and violence […]

National crime statistics have been released, and Charlotte is seeing a 4.5% increase in overall crime as compared to last year. Property crime is up 7%. Violent crime is down 5%. Listen Here:

After three homicides in Charlotte over the weekend, City Councilman Braxton Winston tweeted, “We must treat each other better as a community. We need a culture of love over violence.” OK. But how?