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Luke Heck: Amendments to DUI Bill Would Let Cops Disregard a Driver’s Rights

Luke Heck: Amendments to DUI Bill Would Let Cops Disregard a Driver’s Rights

This guest post was submitted by Fargo defense attorney Luke Heck. Somewhere along the line, the drafting of our state’s DUI laws has become an adversarial process. We continue to make non-controversial things controversial instead of being problem solvers. A prime example of this is HB 1534, the bill that has been introduced this legislative session

John Dietrich: Click Here For Your Opportunity To Thank A Cop

The pot was already boiling on Friday, December 19th, 2014 when 2 straight months of demonstrations against police were gripping the national spotlight. One video showed a protester sucker punching a police officer in the face as the officer was protecting the protesters’ right to peacefully march (incredible irony, no?). Another photo went viral of

Rod St. Aubyn: Will The Ferguson Protest Set Back Race Relations?

With recent the police shooting of an unarmed young black man in Ferguson, Missouri, we have seen a continuous display of protest within Ferguson and now even in Fargo. At times these protests have become violent. And now reports indicate that there has been another police shooting of a knife wielding black man robbing another

Teenager Jailed For Months Over A Facebook Joke

Was the joke in poor taste? Absolutely. Should he have been jailed for months over it? Don’t our cops have better things to do with their time? Jack Carter says his son Justin and a friend got into an argument with someone on Facebook about the game and the teenager wrote a comment he now

Prosecution Seeks Gag Order, Reporter Threatened With Arrest, In NRA T-Shirt Controversy

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports A couple of weeks ago a kid in West Virginia made national headlines after he was arrested in a dispute with his school over wearing an NRA t-shirt. He had worn the shirt to school once and been suspended for it. When he wore it again, the

Poll: Far More Hurricane Sandy Victims Turned To One Another Than The Government

Whenever we’re faced with some new crisis – real, like a natural disaster, or imagined, such as the supposed epidemic of gun violence in America – the narrative in the media quickly becomes “what’s the government going to do about it.” Reporters demand answers, politicians grandstand and what we usually get stuck with is a

North Dakota Legislative Trip Paid For By Controversial Islamic Group

I recently wrote a post about a trip to Turkey taken by a number of North Dakota legislators paid for by a group called the Turkish American Federation of the Midwest. In speaking with some legislators who didn’t take they trip, they told me that it was organized through what some described as an odd

Fargo News Crew Reportedly In Altercation On Spirit Lake Reservation

According to a source at Spirit Lake, and a source at NBC News affiliate Valley News Live, a camera crew sent from the Fargo TV station to the Spirit Lake reservation to cover the apparent death of a child was allegedly assaulted. The crew was going to interview Sister Joann Streifel, a tribal elder and

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