The study, commissioned by South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, reveals that in one in 10 arrests in the state were for cannabis-related South Dakota arrests in 2018, with marijuana arrests increasing over the past decade. The organization was also behind initiatives to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis, both of which will receive votes in the November Election. Continue reading “10% of all South Dakota arrests are cannabis related”
More than 4,600 wild animal crashes are reported in the state each year on average, according to statistics from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. But what are you supposed to do when you think you hit a deer? Is it state law that you report it to law enforcement? Are you supposed to move it to the side of the road? Continue reading “Are you required to report it when you hit a deer?”
A settlement tied to claims of unlawful drug tests issued by several South Dakota law-enforcement agencies has won approval in federal court. Continue reading “Settlement in SD Over Unlawful Drug Tests”
The new Rapid City police chief has many concerns about a law that would regulate when law enforcement has to release video footage to the public and said he’s happy with the current system that releases written reports about serious use-of-force incidents.
President Donald Trump is trying to refashion his 2020 presidential campaign into a 1980s-style “tough on crime” platform. He’s now tweeted “LAW & ORDER!” with no context more than a dozen times. He’s gone to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of recent protests and riots after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, only to deflect questions about whether systemic racism is real, argue that people “want the police to be police,” and condemn “dangerous anti-police rhetoric.” Continue reading “Trump’s criminal justice policy, explained”
The last time Marlon Graham Sr. was allowed to vote, he cast his vote for Barack Obama while he was living in Minnesota. Continue reading “Thousands on parole still can’t vote”
A top official with the state’s Department of Public Safety provided Mitchell Rotary Club members on Thursday with a deeper look at the operations inside the department.
A top official with the state’s Department of Public Safety provided Mitchell Rotary Club members on Thursday with a deeper look at the operations inside the law enforcement department.
Sioux Falls police will start sending use-of-force data to a national database organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation starting August 2020. Continue reading “Sioux Falls police to send use-of-force data to national FBI database”