I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for five years now. Ever since I came to Dickinson, I could tell that there were things going on that were wrong. There were things that were adversely affecting me, my friends, and other people that I met. I wanted to know what was going on, what were the reasons, what was behind all of this. Eventually I created this blog website, and here are some of the things that I wrote about:
- The gouging and taking advantage of out of state workers on housing.
- The deliberate creating of a shortage and not alleviating the shortage of housing in order to keep prices high to benefit local property owners.
- OSHA refusing to investigate the work site death of Eric Haider.
- No one being charged with manslaughter over the work site death of Eric Haider.
- Public and private businesses violating EEO laws in order to hire friends and relatives.
- Failure of the Department of Labor to hold employers accountable for non-payment of wages.
- Long history of companies and employers in Dickinson attempting to keep wages low in order to prevent employees from ever getting ahead or being able to leave.
- Not allowing prostitution though the ratio of men to women varied from 3:1 to 30:1.
- Newspaper reports of multiple occurrences of local men resorting to sex with cows and horses in this area.
One of the causes of the injustices that I have listed above, appears to be the Catholic Church in Dickinson. The Catholic Church in Dickinson has encouraged the Catholics to believe that they are better than everyone else, has encouraged anything that brings money to the Church, and has not discouraged or spoken out against the mistreatment or taking advantage of others.
A second cause of some of the injustices in Dickinson, appears to be the Dickinson Mafia. The Dickinson Mafia are a group of men who own businesses, who hold public office, who are on boards of directors, and who manage some of the large companies in Dickinson. They sought to keep wages low so that workers could never get ahead, would have to work their whole life for low wages, and could never leave. The Dickinson Mafia also sought to control Dickinson by giving jobs as favors or rewards to people who did what they wanted, and not giving jobs to people that were independent, regardless of education, skill, and qualifications. The Dickinson Mafia was greatly responsible for the Nepotism and Chronyism that goes on in Dickinson.
A third cause of some of the injustices in Dickinson, appears to be the failure of the police, the judicial system, and the press to hold people accountable for wrong doing. I have come across situations in Dickinson, where individuals should have been arrested but were not, should have been prosecuted but were not, should have received long prison sentences but did not, and should have been fully covered in the Dickinson Press newspaper but were not.
Some of the really bad bad things that have been done by prominent people and businesses in Dickinson have been covered by newspapers outside of Dickinson, such as the Jamestown Sun, the Grand Forks Herald, and the Bismarck Tribune. This is one way to handle it, and leave the Dickinson Press newspaper out of it.
The Bismarck Tribune newspaper did publish an article approximately one year ago, that described the failure of the North Dakota Department of Labor to hold employers accountable for non-payment of wages to workers. There had been a two year wait after a worker complaint had been filed, before a case worker was even assigned to the complaint. 75% of the Department of Labor complaints were against oil field companies in western North Dakota.
I myself was shorted wages by an oil field company in the Dickinson area, so were some of my coworkers, so were some former employees of this company. I called the North Dakota Department of Labor, and there were four other complaints against this company by former employees for non-payment of wages.
The Dickinson Press newspaper writes glowing newspaper articles about this company and the owner. How can that be? I began asking many local people about this company and the company owner. I wanted to know why was he doing this, how did he think that he could get away with this, and what kind of person is he? I found out more and more.
In high school, in the seventh grade, this company owner raped a boy in the gym locker room. It was a very severe sexual assault. He should have been arrested, convicted, sent to a juvenile detention center, and been registered for life as a convicted sex offender. None of those things happened. I asked why this didn’t happen. I was told because of his family name, who his family was, and because his family had money.
In a previous blog post that I wrote titled, “Summary Of Wickedness And Perversion In Dickinson, North Dakota”, I wrote about a very similar incident to the one that I just described above, where a member of a wealthy and prominent local family was convicted of molesting an 8 year old girl. His prison sentence and restitution was extremely lenient, unbelievably lenient.
In that blog post, I wrote that one of the problems in Dickinson, is that some people in Dickinson think that they are so much better than other people, that they can take advantage of other people with impunity.
As long as the Catholic Church continues to teach that Catholics are better than other people, there will continue to be people trying to take advantage of others, and mistreatment of others in Dickinson. As long as the Dickinson Mafia continues to practice Nepotism and Chronyism, there will be corruption, collusion, injustice, unfairness, and mistreatment of people in Dickinson.
As long as the police, judicial system, and press do not hold all people equally accountable, there will be corruption, injustice, unfairness, underhandedness, crime, and mistreatment of people in Dickinson.