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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.
Police said 67-year-old Douglas Elgert of Grand Forks “suffered injuries leading investigators to classify the incident as a homicide.”
Paige Howling Wolf, of Parshall, pleaded guilty late last year to charges of involuntary manslaughter, child neglect and child abuse stemming from a June 24, 2020, emergency call on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Many came to mourn and demand greater police accountability, or to show solidarity with residents who have rallied to keep the square an arts-driven memorial to Floyd.

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Rehorst said the right to free speech places the Watertown Police Department in a bit of an awkward spot, as it doesn’t necessarily fall under South Dakota’s hate crime statute.
Police said “it appeared the death was not a result of a medical problem or natural causes.”
It was not immediately known exactly where he was from in the state.
Brent Baldwin of St. Thomas, North Dakota, has been charged with Class C felony theft
Kris Richard Severin was taken into custody on Friday morning.
Investigators at the scene identified the area outside where the confrontation occurred, finding the bat, scuff marks, a pool of blood and a small lock blade knife.

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The death of Jeffrey Ray Glover, Jr., killed in an altercation with law enforcement at the Mott-Regent school, was ruled legally justified.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has ordered Rare Breed Triggers, a Fargo-based company, to stop selling its forced-reset trigger and has launched a criminal investigation into the trigger. Rare Breed said its due process rights were violated.
The homicides brought the number to 18 for the year in St. Paul; there were 12 at this time last year.

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