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Photo shows what is described as animal feces in a car owned by Fargo resident Yosef Mohmad.

How Do We Know Fargo Vandalism Was a Hate Crime?

“In the parking lot of a South Fargo apartment building, a Somali man said his car was broken into and animal feces was spread all over it,” WDAY television reports. The conclusion political activists are leaping to – from national groups like CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) to groups regional and local to Fargo

Drummers sing as people gather around during a remembrance service for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind Monday, August 28, 2017, at Mickelson Park in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

An Apology for an Error, and a Word About Opportunism

In my Sunday column, which was about how we all get along a lot better than the news entertainment industry would like you to think, I made a truly unfortunate error. I made reference to the Fargo/Moorhead community uniting behind the family of Savanna Greywind, only instead of Savanna I wrote Samantha. I made the

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Audio: Fired Fargo Cop Tells His Side of the Story

Fargo police officer David Boelke was fired yesterday by Chief David Todd for a number of reasons. You can read Todd’s memo justifying the termination below. I had Boelke on my radio show today alongside his attorney Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm. I asked Boelke why this happened. “I don’t know if this

David Myers, executive director of Center for Interfaith Projects, speaks during an anti-hate rally Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in front of the Civic Center, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Hate Crime Legislation Is as Pointless as the Death Penalty

Proponents of the death penalty justify that policy by suggesting that it deters crime. The problem is there’s no evidence that it does. There seems to be no causal relationship between the death penalty and crime incidence at all, anywhere. So why bother with the expensive and legally/emotionally fraught exercise of putting prisoners to death?

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