I’m sitting here at my desk trying to wrap my head around a topic to write on, but not doing very well.
Yesterday was spent working at my desk in a zombie-like manner after my youngest daughter was up all night with the flu. Plus, I was busy with work, so that was a lost cause. So I was hoping today would give me a flash of inspiration. But a couple of hours into the morning, and I’m not doing so well.
I was contemplating writing on what gift would be appropriate for my new son-in-law who happens to be a Democrat. This Bernie Sanders mug might be appropriate.
I was also contemplating writing about the IM22 case that’s set to be heard in court on December 8th. I’m hearing that the pro-IM22 people may have hired Scott Heidepreim to be their attorney. However, they might want to ask him to triple check and make sure no one in his office is representing someone else in the case.
Attorney General Marty Jackley has just announced who he appointed to a task force to address questions and concerns about Marsy’s law. Maybe it’s just me, but I see a lot of attorneys on the panel. And I see a lot of members of law enforcement. But remembering that the measure was introduced, campaigned on, and passed by South Dakotans for stronger rights for victims, I counted how many positions on this 25 member group represent victims of crimes. How many are there to represent victims? One. Krista Heeren-Graber, SD Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault.
Don’t get me wrong. I think the world of Marty. But speaking as someone who voted for this measure because South Dakota’s laws on victim rights had been lacking, as this group gets together to pick at the problems they see with the measure, I fear that this group’s focus might be a bit off.
Back to the salt mines….