From PennEnergy: oil pipeline opponent uses "necessity defense" after being indicted for citing a riot.
An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm.
Chase Iron Eyes has pleaded not guilty to inciting a riot and criminal trespassing.
He could face more than five years in prison if convicted at trial in February. The pipeline has since begun carrying oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois.Ah, yes, the noble savage. From Inforum (Fargo Forum), April 2, 2016: this is the bio of the Democratic nominee for ND congressional seat --
- unable to pass one bar, he found another bar that he didn't pass
- kicked in door; carried out two cases of antique shotguns; his defense: "blank-out drunk"
- served 10 months in minimum-security Missouri River Correction Center in Bismarck for four Class C felony charges: burglary, preventing arrest, theft of property, criminal mischief; charged in federal court with felony possession of stolen firearms, interstate commerce
- Mr Iron Eyes released from parole in March, 2007
- during that time graduated with a law degree from the University of Denver's Strum College of Law
- now licensed to practice in state and federal court in South Dakota, and federal court in North Dakota
- so, now back to being a "social justice activist" -- sort of like a community organizer -- except he doesn't have much of a community; but, as far as organizing goes, he does pretty well;
- if elected to Congress perhaps he will organize a new party
- but before that, will go to court charged with inciting a riot
- but apparently now sober, he admits the selfie of him nude is real; the allegations of an affair, he denies; a Twitter fan at one time
I visit several news aggregator sites throughout the day. When I find an interesting headline I click on the link. As soon as I see the source, I already know whether the news will be fake or slanted. If the news aggregator takes me to NBC, ABC, or CBS, I generally just return to the news aggregator. I assume the NBC, ABC, or CBS story will be "fake" or slanted. If neither, it will be dumb-downed for a sixth grader and incredibly superficial.
This is truly amazing, if true: Dubai-based Emirates, which operates the world's busiest airport for international travel. It is being reported by NBC so who knows whether this is true or not. One would think London's Heathrow would be at or near the top.
No link. Not worth the effort.