If Mayor Mahoney is serious about mending years and years of racial injustice, he needs to stop making statements that chill free speech and start showing that he’s not only listening but is also dedicated to taking action.
Former Fargo Police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson’s conflicting statements need to be addressed immediately and truthfully.
With bills to pay, more and more North Dakotans are headed back to work at companies that should be following North Dakota’s Smart Restart protocols. But it’s easy to understand if workers don’t feel safe on the job because of COVID-19 – especially in high-contact business sectors or if protocol.
Now more than ever, law enforcement should be respecting the First Amendment rights of people who are protesting in the streets — not attempting to add fuel to the fire, as Todd Osmundson did Saturday night.
The frustration and anger seen pouring out in the streets is the result of past promises for reform unfulfilled coupled with the tragic ever-growing list of names of people of color who have been killed by police.
The Rent Bridge program has the potential to be a vital solution to keep people in their homes and to make it easier for North Dakota renters who are involuntarily out of work to get back on their feet when the economy rebounds.