December 10, 2017

Police Articles

Jan 06 Fri
With the winter cold settling in, remember to avoid, spot, and treat frostbite and hypothermia.
Dec 21 Wed
Drivers have had a few days now to relearn their winter driving behaviors with plenty of snow and ice delivered during last week’s storm. As typically seen when winter reintroduces itself to our area the West Fargo Police Department responded to a flurry of motor vehicle crashes following the first snow fall. Drivers are quickly making the adjustments to their driving skills for the winter conditions and the number of crashes has tapered off.
Dec 09 Fri
The unintentional discharge of firearms has been highlighted in the news in the recent weeks. A number of the incidents resulted in injury to the gun owner while other incidents sent bullets flying into adjoining property. The term accidental discharge has been used. Examinations of the root cause of many of the firearm discharges found the incidents not to be accidental but were the result of improper firearms handling. The person handling the firearm failed to adhere to basic safe firearm handling rules.
Nov 23 Wed
The holiday shopping season has begun and buyers are taking advantage of the many instore and online deals to get the much sought after products. The joys of finding that special something can be quickly ruined when an item goes missing. There are a number of crime prevention practices you should follow to avoid becoming the victim of a theft.
Nov 01 Tue
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived.
Oct 13 Thu
The scales of justice have long symbolized the balance between truth and fairness within the modern-day judicial system. In criminal matters, the balance of the scale is held in favor of the accused based upon the rights granted within the United States Constitution. A person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty within a court of law. The accused must be granted the ability to confront their accuser and examine any evidence that may be presented at trial. The person must not be subjected to the unreasonable search and seizure of their property nor cruel or unusual punishment. The government’s burden is to present evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the criminal act for which they have been accused. The weight of the government’s evidence placed upon the scale’s pan must be great enough to move the balance of the scales of justice from a position of innocence for the defendant to a position of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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