The sense of infighting between the criminal law enforcement agencies—from local, to state and federal—is not lost. Yet, as someone who deals with every level of investigation on a daily basis, I couldn’t help but keep my focus on their differing approaches and degrees of success.
Sioux Falls police are intrigued by the process of identifying individuals from distant genetic relatives, a technique called long-range familial searching, especially when other avenues have dried up. Webb even thinks the process can lead to an answer in the 32-year-old Clara Olson cold case. Continue reading “The argument for DNA use in solving crime”
South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of arrests beginning in late 2016. Continue reading “SD passes law to discourage Keystone XL protests”
Minnesota couples considering divorce would be able to bypass the courts under a proposal advancing through the state Legislature.
When Marsy’s Law was brought before South Dakota voters as a constitutional amendment in 2016, Henry Nicholas was portrayed as a sympathetic figure. Continue reading “The mystique of Marsy’s Law fading”
Free legal advice given to veterans this week as reported by KSFY: Continue reading “Free legal advice given to veterans this week”
House Democrats promoted seven bills Monday they said would improve criminal justice reform practices in the state. Continue reading “Democrats push criminal justice reform”
South Dakota Man Looks to Improve State’s Drug Courts – Ideas on how to solve the state’s methamphetamine problems have been racing through the mind of Jay Erickson.
South Dakota is one of five states where this procedure, putting people in jail on what’s known as an involuntary mental health hold, is an option provided in statute.
PIERRE — Legislation allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota, also called “Constitutional carry,” passed another hurdle on Monday morning. Continue reading “South Dakotans one step closer to carrying without a permit”