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Audio: Fired Fargo Cop Tells His Side of the Story

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

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

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

Sign outside of Minot High School's Magic City Campus.

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

Police body cameras are seen on a mannequin at an exhibit booth by manufacturer Wolfcom at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

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

Larimie County (Wyo.) Sheriff Danny Glick, left, answers questions during a news conference in Mandan, N.D., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, back far left, requested support from the National Sheriffs Association during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Also attending the press conference were, from left, Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert, Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin, Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser and Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney.

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

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This Video of a North Dakota Deputy Getting Cursed at Is Why You Should Give Cops a Break

Over the weekend a reader sent this video to me showing a McLean County deputy pulling over a lady who didn’t seem to be interested in doing anything other than cursing the poor guy out. The stop apparently happened on the 4th of July – they reference the holiday during their discussion and you can actually

A demonstrator, later identified as Ieshia Evans, protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo

The Left-Right Paradox at the Center of Our Debate Over Law Enforcement

Law enforcement has been much in my mind recently, for obvious reasons. As I’ve discussed with friends and family the recent violence perpetrated by police on civilians, and by civilians on police, I’ve notice something of a paradox in the views of liberals and conservatives. My liberal friends, who are generally in favor of solving

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