Tag Archives: law enforcement

Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Karla Rose Hanson Discusses Gun Seizure Bill

Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Karla Rose Hanson Discusses Gun Seizure Bill

Should the government be able to take a person’s guns because a court finds you dangerous? Is that a reasonable protection for public safety, or something amounting to pre-crime? Denying a person their civil rights based on what they might do? Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, a Democrat from Fargo and sponsor of so-called “red flag”

Legislation Introduced to Deny Reserve Law Enforcement Officers Power to Arrest, Carry a Gun

Earlier this month Fargo defense attorney Mark Friese wrote a guest post here on SAB regarding the use of reserve officers by North Dakota law enforcement agencies. “To the surprise of many, including me—a formerly licensed police officer and lawyer—North Dakota law exempts ‘reserve officers’ from licensing, oversight, training, and regulation,” he wrote. “Even more

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner: Reserve Officers Are Being Used Appropriately

This guest post was submitted by Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner. On January 3rd 2019 there was an article written in reference to law enforcement agencies routinely using unlicensed, unregulated officers for law enforcement purposes. In that article, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office is referenced. As the newly elected Cass County Sheriff, I feel that

Mark Friese: North Dakota Law Enforcement Agencies Routinely Use Unlicensed, Unregulated Officers and the Legislature Must Stop It

This guest post was submitted by Mark Friese, a former licensed police officer and currently a Fargo-based attorney working in criminal defense. You look in the mirror and see emergency lights. You immediately pull to the right and stop. A deputy sheriff gets out of the fully marked official vehicle, wearing a uniform, badge, and

Victims Shouldn’t Have to Pay for the Law Enforcement Costs Created by Their Abusers

Here’s a simple truth about the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline: The pipeline company was repeatedly the victim of violent crime and vandalism while working, lawfully, to complete a permitted project. The political extremists who organized and perpetrated the often unlawful, often violent demonstrations were the perpetrators. That’s the point I make in

This Is How You Inspire a Lack of Respect for Authority

A group of Minot High School students are facing criminal charges for an end-of-the-school-year prank. Three boys, ages 17-18, have been charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor crime, after throwing about four water balloons in the school lunch room. From the Minot Daily News: Assistant superintendent Kim Slotsve refused on Friday afternoon to comment on

Whatever Else Comes From the #NoDAPL Protests, Let’s Get North Dakota Cops Some Body Cameras

One frustrating aspect of the #NoDAPL protests is how often the protesters, and their media sympathizers, flood social media with heavily edited video and photographers purporting to show North Dakota law enforcement officers behaving unprofessionally. Say what you want about the protest movement, but their propaganda game is strong. It also demonstrates just how important

More of This Please: Rally Planned to Honor Law Enforcement Personnel Responding to #NoDAPL Protests

This afternoon at 2:15pm there is a rally scheduled in Mandan to honor the men and women of law enforcement who have responded to the #NoDAPL protests. Here are the details from the event’s Facebook page: This isn’t about supporting or opposing the pipeline. As the event organizers wrote in the description: “We are going

US Attorney Christopher Myers: North Dakota Law Enforcement Deserves ‘Thank You’ for Dakota Access Protest Response

As North Dakota’s top federal law enforcement official, I have spent the last five weeks engaged with our state and local law enforcement partners working to ensure public safety in the pipeline controversy near Standing Rock. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as all our federal law enforcement partners, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these professionals from