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Does Minot State University need to be more careful when recruiting athletes from out of state?

  1. Yes
  2. Perhaps
  3. No
 
 
 
 
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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 12:37 AM

No...some of these recruits are stand up acts....we had a little league baseball coach back in the day who played basketball for the beavers...his name was Billy Ray Robinson and he was a great coach,and definitely not from these parts...i think he was out of NYC....now that dude could ball : )

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namexxx

Sep-07-13 12:42 AM

Does the Minot Daily News need to be more any more racist?

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 12:43 AM

How about a better poll...Should police ignore/not enforce marijuana laws?

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 12:58 AM

Its a well known fact dating back to the 1800s, that drug laws are legislated to discriminate against minorities that are on the rise, and a threat to the status quo.

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 4:51 AM

How about this poll...Should the police be allowed to tazer someone fleeing from a misdemeanor charge?

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 5:22 AM

In November, Matthew Hook scaled an 8-foot fence while trying to flee from a Perry Township officer due to a property crime in Dublin, a Columbus suburb. After being shot with the Taser, Hook fell head-first onto the concrete pavement which caused severe brain injury. The police action constituted excessive force, Gerhardstein says, as the weapon's manufacturer, Taser International, clearly displays warning labels against discharging the weapon at someone on an elevated platform.

Also, he cites the 1985 Supreme Court ruling stating deadly force should not be used from people fleeing from property crimes.

“It was just not a situation where deadly force was appropriate and when you tase somebody on top a fence, you are actually using deadly force and that’s what it amounts to, and that’s just wrong,”

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namexxx

Sep-07-13 8:26 AM

Does the Republican party need to be more careful when recruiting presidential candidates?

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disgusted

Sep-07-13 8:29 AM

namexxx, we get that you are prejudice against anything or anyone white; but your comments also lack intelligent thought.

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namexxx

Sep-07-13 8:52 AM

Coming from a imbecile with an entitlement problem -- I consider that a compliment.

Thank you.

Now go have another brewski and clean your gun.

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locomotive

Sep-07-13 9:20 AM

No reasoning with you, namexxx.

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disgusted

Sep-07-13 10:16 AM

and what entitlement problem would that be?

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zagsfan

Sep-07-13 10:40 AM

Why yes, yes they do.. But then again it is MSU... They probably have a very small pool to choose from. They are going to continue to lose until they realize that they need to get the academic football players not the athletic football players. The athletic football players are a constant drain they need all the classroom help and usually are there just to play, they are in a very boring climate with people who,do not resemble them and they become restless. The coaches need to make better recruiting decisions and using things like midwest values, strong community involvement, higher GPA's as tools also. I strongly believe that we should be doing more recruiting from within the upper Midwest and that would relieve a lot of this. Getting a coach and AD that would let the players know who is BOSS would help too

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zagsfan

Sep-07-13 11:01 AM

FYI they have had 16 total NAIA All-Academic players since 1995..the requirement is be at least a junior, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and be varsity status... The University of Mary had 10 just last year, and they are not on the front page of any paper due to drug and assault charges...

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ChasinND

Sep-07-13 12:19 PM

I agree a 100% with zagsfan. No need to write anymore comment other then; "That's the way Money Sucking University does it thing!"

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disgusted

Sep-07-13 12:23 PM

mark highwater, why was the guy fleeing from a simple misdemeanor charge?

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PartyLine

Sep-07-13 2:24 PM

There is way too much emphasis put on college and HS sports. Yes, sports can teach valuable lessons, but when teams are playing games/matches that are 10-12 hrs away their studies are sure to suffer. Our young people can't do basic math, but they know about the sport schedule. Shame on MSU for offering lesser tuition rates for students that sign up for sports. We have to get back to academics!

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 4:51 PM

I hope the MDN will review and do a article on the Minot police departments taser policy....I would hope the usage of a taser for a fleeing misdemeanor suspect is not allowed.

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 4:55 PM

In a similar case, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black recently declined a motion to dismiss a 2008 case in Cincinnati involving Keith Cockrell who jaywalked then was subsequently immobilized by a Taser after fleeing Cincinnati Police. Black’s decision questions the constitutionality of the city’s training program and policies that allow officers to fire Tasers at suspects fleeing from nonviolent misdemeanor crimes

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MarkHighwater

Sep-07-13 5:01 PM

And you think your property taxes are high enough...wait until the city has to payout a multi million dollar settlement for a over zealous officer who doesn't understand or care what a taser is really for.

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disgusted

Sep-07-13 5:21 PM

again, why was the guy fleeing from a simple misdemeanor? Guess it would have been better to have shot him, maybe killed him. The guy refused to stop, which if you had been the policeman, you would have walked away, right?

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animal

Sep-07-13 8:28 PM

MHW- LW- XXX Why the h!!! don't you three idiots leave the country, move to the middle east with the brotherhood! You guys hate and Bit(( about everything in this country,nothing is right about anything or anybody that has any common sense to it! And when you go take your god child with you, PLEASE!!!!!

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concerned

Sep-08-13 12:14 AM

The gentleman in question is lucky he didn't get double murder attempted charges as he really did some damage to more than the one police officer. He could have killed two people.....

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angeR69

Sep-08-13 2:26 AM

As long as we're writing alternative poll questions:

Are leftwingers capable of staying on topic?

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MarkHighwater

Sep-08-13 5:13 AM

The fact he was fleeing from a misdemeanor is irrelevant ...you don't taser people for misdemeanor or non violent crimes...the police officer initiated the violence and was the use of excessive force....and BTW the taser has killed around a 1000 since it was incorporated in 2003...therefore it should be considered deadly force...maybe the charges for attempted murder are on the wrong person.

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MarkHighwater

Sep-08-13 5:20 AM

From what I understand he was fleeing from a possible possession of marijuana charge disgusted,which is a pretty hefty fine and loss of his position on the football team I would imagine...this hardly justifies the officer escalating the situation with the use of a violent act, such as shooting him in the back while scaling a fence with a taser....maybe in the prison yard,but not in the backyard!

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