Governor Noem's Bill 189 reads in part:
"An Act to establish a fund to receive civil recoveries to offset costs incurred by riot boosting, to make a continuous appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.”
"Riot boosting"? What’s that mean?
... a person is liable for riot boosting (...) if the person:
Participates in any riot and directs, advises, encourages, or solicits any other person participating in the riot to acts of force or violence;
Does not personally participate in any riot but directs, advises, encourages, or solicits other persons participating in the riot to acts of force or violence; or
Upon the direction, advice, encouragement, or solicitation of any other person, uses force or violence, or makes any threat to use force or violence, if accompanied by immediate power of execution, by three or more persons, acting together and without authority of law.
With legislation like this, do you think groups like Greenpeace or the Tides Foundation will try rioting in South Dakota? Or will they travel to friendlier jurisdictions like Oregon and British Columbia?
We might not have the pipelines like South Dakota does. And that probably won’t happen until Trudeau’s gone.
But there’s no reason why self-respecting Canadian provinces can’t pass riot boosting laws just like my new hero Kristi Noem is doing in South Dakota.