Beautiful Day in North Dakota!

 Today, the judge in Michael's and Sam's case dropped their felony "reckless endangerment" charges (for Michael, it had been both reckless endangerment and conspiracy to reckless endangerment; for Sam, it had been only the conspiracy charge). Those charges apparently require "extreme indifference" to human life, and she said that burden wasn't met. They do retain misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges. And they still have misdemeanor trespass (and conspiracy to trespass) charges. 

Michael still has a felony "criminal mischief" charge as well as a felony conspiracy to commit criminal mischief; Sam has the latter only. But these charges require the state to prove that there was significant damage...so the long and short of it is that while their legal troubles are not over, it now seems notably less likely they will spend years in prison. 

So: wow. And let me just say too....Mike's & Sam's lack of extreme indifference to human life....is why they were there that day.

Onward we go!

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  • commented 2017-03-31 11:35:58 -0400
    What a relief! So happy. Very thankful. Onward.
  • commented 2017-03-31 00:26:58 -0400
    I’m so happy for you! Our legal system at work.
  • commented 2017-03-30 23:49:10 -0400
    Considering how corrupt the courts are and how deplorable N.D.’s actions were… then I am amazed and thankful for this decision.
  • commented 2017-03-30 20:16:43 -0400
    Wonderful! Now, would they kindly reduce the charges to something even lesser than a misdemeanor? Like, say, a parking violation?

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