Friday, March 15, 2013

Brendan Johnson honored for advocacy

The South Dakota Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee has named Brendan Johnson as its Prosecutor of the Year. Since his appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota in 2009, Johnson has made the prosecution of people charged with human trafficking, domestic abuse and sexual violence a priority.--Rapid City Journal staff.
The Journal reported earlier that US Attorney for South Dakota Brendan Johnson has appointed attorney and tribal member Erin Shanley to prosecute crimes against women on the Standing Rock:
An agreement between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Attorneys' offices in North Dakota and South Dakota makes Shanley's appointment possible. Funding is provided by a grant from the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.
The state's earth hater congressional delegation voted against protections for women.

Johnson is expected to run for constitutional office in the upcoming election cycle. During yesterday's 100 Eyes on South Dakota Politics, the consensus was that Mr. Johnson can actively campaign as top cop.

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