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Idiotic legislation would invite drivers to hit protesters with their cars


January 17, 2017

Morton County, N.D. may be some 1,600 miles from Philadelphia, but a story I saw about protests there made me recoil on Sunday.

It wasn’t the protests themselves that rankled me. Rather, it was the headline of a story about reaction to the people who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline proposal.

Here’s the headline: “Running over protesters on roadways could soon be legal in North Dakota.” And here’s the initial reaction: “Are you f------ kidding me?”


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