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MSU player charged with attempted murder

September 1, 2013

A charge of attempted murder has been filed against Minot State University athlete Jesse D....

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Sep-01-13 3:31 AM

These players will probably get 2 hours community service and let go. Anything to keep the Beavers losing streak going. The punishment will be a slap to the hand like the players from NDSU received for voter fraud. These football players think they can get by with anything and in this dirty little town they do.

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Sep-01-13 5:26 AM

more of our tax dollars at work. maybe we can put together an 'all-star' team of thugs if we include some of our other ND college criminal-athletes.

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Sep-01-13 9:20 AM

At least they were suspended unlike at NDSU. Let's hope that they are all removed from the team and MSU.

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Sep-01-13 10:19 AM

So an unarmed man beats up an officer WITH HIS HANDS and is charged with attempted murder immediately. A drunk woman kills a man on north Broadway and has yet to be charged with anything. Yep, that makes sense.

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Sep-01-13 11:17 AM

As a resident of Chicago, I always am perplexed as to why areas like Minot want to bring thugs into their communities to play college ball. Don't the leaders of the college and the town realize what they are doing to the communities. Academia always say in diversity is our strength. That is a total liberal lie. The diversity brought to Minot and other little college towns results in crime you have never seen. Give your scholarships to your own kids and live with average teams, you will be better off.

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Sep-01-13 12:15 PM

I am glad they were suspended unlike the NDSU players who it is a slap in the face to our Armed Force's men and women past, present and future who defend the constitution only to have these rights spit upon like the players at NDSU and only get a slap on the wrist. Shame on NDSU.

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Sep-01-13 12:15 PM

I agree with oscarnd, 2 and a half months and no charges on the ***y. who had been drinking and driving on the wrong side of the highway, on north Broadway and has yet to be charged with anything. Yup, that makes sense, and sure does smell like a coverup.

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Sep-01-13 12:17 PM

I am not defending Minot State University, but colleges and universities all over the country practice this, in California only so many people can go to each college just like Michigan...Also look at the track team, a lot of kids from California as well.......

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Sep-01-13 12:19 PM

In other words each state mention has a quota they are allowed to have.....sad especially if you have your heart wanting to go to a certain college :-(

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Sep-01-13 12:30 PM

Lefty, you forgot "Great job NDSU on the fake signatures!"

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Sep-01-13 12:52 PM

If the MDN would actually follow up on stories in Minot we may find out what happens. Crimes that hit the newspaper are reported once and then left behind. Don't paint all college athletes as being the same as the kid that ran and then fought with police. Sorry, but four college kids getting busted for pot isn't a huge story if it isn't for the one idiot who deserves everything he gets. There are far worse crimes daily in this town that don't make the newspaper.

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Sep-01-13 8:09 PM

To oscarnd Their are too differences to that the Dui Drive didn't intend to kill that specific person or any other people. Now you ram you car into someone you want to intend harm that would be attempted murder. Then one more if someone started to hit you until you are unconscious like that cop and keep hitting you that is attempted murder. You should read a law book and understand that charge.

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Sep-01-13 9:41 PM

But denying all the voters of ND the opportunity to vote on two measures doesn't bother you. You have a complete disconnect. Now, for your point about denying voters the right to vote. Studies have shown that “There are eleven states that have vote ID laws, and black voter participation actually increased and exceeded that of whites in nine of them,”. Even Indian reservations use voter ID. Now, you can sleep well tonight. You're welcome! nighty nite

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Sep-01-13 10:29 PM

Just like sominex, disgusted. Thanks...zzz

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Sep-01-13 10:33 PM

The attempted murder charge is due to the fact that the the player knocked the officer unconscious, and then continued to attack him in a manner that could have killed the officer.

And the reason for the charge occurring this quickly? The incident happened in front of multiple officers. This is not going to be swept under the rug - this is a Class A felony. The book should and will be thrown at him.

Also, comparing it to other cases is apples & oranges, and kudos for it only taking 18 comments for the topic to go from the story to voter ID laws. Well played MDN commenters. I'm guessing 23 comments before we get to Obama being responsible somehow.

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Sep-01-13 10:51 PM

@cecil I hope they do throw the book at him, but as a news story, don't be surprised if does get swept under the table. Remember last spring when the kids were shooting at each other on broadway? Have't heard a word about it since. That was an attempted murder charge as well.

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Sep-01-13 11:07 PM

@cutperfect - I don't believe it's a deliberate cover-up, I believe it's just lazy journalism. The MDN never follows up on stories. Their MO is to report an unpleasant story (unpleasant in the sense that it makes Minot look bad) - and then move on to a feel good story about Høstfest or record attendance at the State Fair or whatever.

I don't blame the reporters - in fact there are actually a few very good ones writing for the paper these days - instead I blame their editors and the editor in chief. The MDN is a 'feel good' paper that doesn't want to ruffle any feathers in this town. As the old saying goes, they don't want to s**t where they eat, and they don't want to lose one single advertiser - especially their larger clients (Trinity Health,

I have never expected hard hitting journalism from the MDN and never will. The MDN is nothing more than a glorified advertisement for Minot. Blame Ogden Newspapers - their owner. It's how they do business.

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Sep-02-13 5:31 AM

MarkHighwater - You're on the beam with your 10:56 comment about the perps' pot-smoking. If that's the only substance they were abusing, they'd have been acting pretty peaceably. I think the cops would be overjoyed if MJ was the only drug people ingested. I should definitely be legalized and taxed. And Taxman5 - The razor-sharpness of your legal mind isn't reflected in your comment. I understand what you're trying to say, but you're saying it pretty awkwardly.

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Sep-02-13 9:26 AM

if the boy would not have thought he was super man and wanted to beat up on a cop, this would not even made the new or paper. it always take just take one. I don't agree with smoking or any type of drugs or drinking, but they are teenagers. when we were all teenagers we all did things our parents didn't want us to or liked. the reason this is looking so bad is because they are athletes who were brought in from different states. I don't think it right to label anyone child as a thug when you don't know their history. I don't know what the punishment will be from the school, team, or the city but I believe spending these night in jail and it being a holiday helped.

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Sep-02-13 1:01 PM

leftwing:"What votes have been taken"

I said nothing about taking any votes. I have read articles by a black conservative who favors voter ID so more of the blacks will get out to vote.

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Sep-02-13 1:22 PM

Punks. Bye Bye

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Sep-02-13 3:24 PM

You people should be ashamed of yourselves. A police officer for the City of Minot, someone who has been sworn to protect and serve his community, was beaten until knocked out, then beaten more in an attempt on his life, and all you can think about is your little political agenda to smoke some weed? An officer nearly lost his life, and not ONE comment supporting him?? Disgusting! My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer, as well as the other officers of the Minot Police Department. I pray for a speedy recovery and a quick return to the job! For the rest of you - get a life!

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Sep-02-13 4:58 PM

Bonsu was complaining about his weed dealer skimping him on Facebook Two years ago... Nice character search of your players... Janesen was a criminal justice major....seriously

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Sep-02-13 5:14 PM

They were smoking pot which is against the law. They ingested something that was illegal. They fought with police officers. The NCAA D2 does have drug policies and it should be the coaching staffs duty to at take a look at someones current twitter and facebook accounts.

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Sep-02-13 10:24 PM

Let me correct myself. I do believe that the one Ili guy do deserve what ever punishment he gets. there is not reason to have hit punched fought what ever he did to the officers. They were just doing their job. If they were doing what they were suppose to be doing which was not out sitting in a car getting high then this issue would not be. However this is the issue and I believe the other guys who are sitting in jail this is a lesson learned. I don't have questions of my own really. because of the one guy was all the guys really just charged with the same thing? Did they really all have possession drugs on their persons? If they say they were high how do they really know? did they give them a drug test to be sure they were high or was it just a look in the eye? these are the questions I really would like an answer to. @zagsfan is not a they its a he. You had the time to back two years to look on someone facebook page. two years is a long time and people can change. You can not always

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