Quote for the day…
Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition. -Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Cascade County Justice of the Peace
- AG Knudsen & GoFundMe
- Kim Potter Sentence
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll asks, “Do you agree with the Ex-officer Kim Potter receiving a two-year sentence for the killing of Daunte Wright?” (Source)
The results will be posted later this week.
CASCADE COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE:
“The Electric” is reporting that Cascade County Commissioners appointed Dave Phillips as a justice of the peace in August 2021. A complaint filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau alleges that they made the appointment despite the fact that Phillips had multiple DUI arrests and state and federal tax liens filed against him while he was a Cascade County sheriff’s deputy.
It was also reported that “The Electric” has independently verified the DUI charges and tax liens.
This is another black mark on the leadership of Cascade County. The Cascade County commissioners remind me of the three stooges.
As many of my faithful readers know, my older sister had her life severely changed by a drunk driver when she was a teenager. I have pushed for stronger punishments for DUIs throughout my life. I do not have sympathy for anyone who drives drunk. Phillips has no business in this position.
Phillips should resign.
Plus, the Cascade County Commissioners should employ someone who knows how to conduct a background check.
By the way, I’ve done many background and never failed. I can find all sorts of crap on people.
Read the report from “The Electric” by clicking HERE.
AG KNUDSEN & GOFUNDME:
According to a press release, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen has opened an investigation into potential violations of Montana’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act in connection with GoFundMe’s redirection of funds from the Canadian Freedom Convoy earlier this month. After $10 million was raised on the GoFundMe crowd fundraising platform to support the protestors and $1 million was distributed to the peaceful protestors, GoFundMe suddenly announced it would withhold the remaining $9 million in donations from the Freedom Convoy and instead send the money to another organization.
I think that Knudsen has probably filed more lawsuits and conducted more investigations during the first 18 months of his term than any other attorney general in Montana history.
This is red meat for his base – it’s like prime rib with a side of horseradish!
Read the press release from the Montana Department of Justice by clicking HERE.
KIM POTTER SENTENCE:
I was a little surprised at the two-year sentence that former police officer Kim Potter received for the killing of Dante Wright.
The Associated Press reported:
Kim Potter, the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte Wright, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Wright’s family denounced the sentence as too lenient and accused the judge of giving more consideration to the white officer than the Black victim.
The AP reported that Wright was killed after Brooklyn Center officers pulled him over for having expired license tags and an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. It was also reported evidence at Potter’s trial showed officers learned he had an outstanding warrant for a weapons possession charge and they tried to arrest him when he pulled away.
I have said this before in this blog, but if people would obey authority the chances of them being alive today would be much better. I am not black, but I have been stopped by police several times- especially when I was a teenager. I always listen closely to the commands given to me. I even had a blackjack used on my head.
I spent almost 12 years as a member of the security forces in the U.S. Air Force. Part of my duties was law enforcement.
Romans 13:1 – Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.