Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poll results: O'Connell will do no jail time

According to readers of interested party Trace O'Connell will serve no sentence, will not be incarcerated in the Pennington County jail or languish in friendly surroundings at the Haakon County jail.

Where will Trace O'Connell serve his jail sentence?

Pennington County Jail
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Haakon County Jail
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14 (100%)
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Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin, British geographers writing in Nature, have proposed that a massive die-off of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas has left enough permanent global evidence to define a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. In this seminal study, they examine the Industrial Revolution and the detonation of atomic bombs as potential geological markers. [Indian Country Today]
Rapid City is ground zero today for red flag warnings in the proposed Greater Missouri Basin National Wildlife Refuge.

Area businesses are shitting all over themselves trying to extinguish the wildfire of anger over entrenched racism as organizers of the Lakota Nation Invitational seek alternative locations for the annual event. Sioux Falls, Bismarck and Spearfish are being considered.

Montana is getting national attention for her gains in American Indian education.
In 1972, Montana added language to its constitution pledging to use education to preserve the unique cultural heritage of Native Americans. A small number of states, including South Dakota and Wisconsin, have policies emphasizing the need to teach tribal history in schools -- but no other state has a constitutional mandate about it, said Denise Juneau, the Montana superintendent of public instruction. [Indian Country Today]
So, how is Rapid City reconciling its history with the descendants of the original inhabitants?

A former member of the very law enforcement industry perpetuating the hatred of non-whites is mulling a run for mayor. The Rapid City Police Department has been called 'a bunch of racists' by a former member of the judiciary.

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