Grand Forks Cops Decided Some Offensive Speech Was a Crime, and That’s Wrong

Several college-aged students allegedly shouted a racist phrase from the roof of their Grand Forks rental property on April. 26. Photo contributed

MINOT, N.D. — Recently there was an incident in Grand Forks in which a group of young men stood on top of their home and yelled things.

Among the things they yelled was “white power.”

Yelling from the top of your home is idiotic. Yelling “white power” adds an extra dimension of stupidity, all the more so because there were African American children nearby who heard these dim bulbs shouting their inanities.

According to reports, these jabronis have since apologized. I hope it was sincere, and I hope they feel some shame.

Here’s where we run into a problem: The Grand Forks Police Department has decided to classify this incident as a hate crime.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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