Noem asks incoming AG Sessions for meeting to address rising crime in SD

From the Associated Press, Congresswoman Kristi Noem has asked incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a sit down to take a hard look at the rising crime rate in South Dakota:

Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is asking new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss rising violent crime in South Dakota.

Noem sent a letter Tuesday to Sessions requesting a meeting and urging the Justice Department to redouble its efforts to fight drug trafficking, gang proliferation and the “violent crime that all too often follows.”

She writes that violent crime levels have grown steadily in South Dakota over at least the last decade.

Read it here.

13 thoughts on “Noem asks incoming AG Sessions for meeting to address rising crime in SD”

    1. Its no wonder crime is on the rise, SB 70 and 73 are a disaster then States Attorneys and sheriffs are burdened with that worthless Marcy’s law…Marty didn’t fight these he actually supported them.

      A weak on crime AG is not going to be Governor.

  1. I hope Sessions looks at this and says “South Dakota is awesome. I don’t know what you are worried about. Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, Baltimore are areas I’m worried about. South Dakota is a slice of heaven compared to the violence that happens in these places.”

    I also wonder what Huether has to say about this. What about Milstead and Alendar?

  2. It is somewhat shocking that Sioux Falls and other areas are experiencing this real bump in murders. Even more astonishing…

    “The murder rate is the worst it’s been in 47 years. Right? Did you know that?” “I use to say that in speeches and everybody was surprised. Because the press doesn’t tell it like it is.” DT

    The press doesn’t tell it like it is.

  3. I’m a big fan of Kristi’s but this is heavy on political posturing. This next election is not going to be about crime in SD — both she and Jackley shouldn’t be campaigning on it as the primary issue.

  4. “Crime” is a double header for Kristi. She can use this issue first against Jackley, then later against Huether…..

      1. He needs to explain how the entire EB5 scandal can come down to a $ 2000 fine….. That’s his Achilles heel…..

  5. On what grounds would the underworked and overpaid DOJ be looking to come into South Dakota’s State Courts, or drag state offenses into Federal Court? Furthermore, we aren’t really talking about our State’s Attorneys being able to get their jobs done, because they are, but we don’ have a place to put the meth heads. Maybe if the DOJ would allow our counties to store the meth addicts in federal prison that would be one thing, but otherwise, this really misses the boat and is a back-handed slap.

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