Mowing Down Protesters

The Saint ReportLand Use In The News

By Patrick Fox, CEO

A proposal from a North Dakota lawmaker reacting to protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline “would exempt drivers from liability if they unintentionally injure or kill a pedestrian obstructing traffic on a public road.” The action also calls for prosecuting those involved in a “riot.” Apparently, the protests are getting under their skin.

“Under the proposal, those convicted of participating in a riot involving more than 100 people could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine — double the current penalties for a lower-end felony. Participation in smaller-sized riots, currently a misdemeanor, would be upgraded to a felony carrying up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.”

http://www.wahpetondailynews.com/nd-bill-heightens-penalties-for-rioting-against-oil-pipeline/article_85b20e06-e72a-11e6-b084-0b19b2b4c1a5.html