This past year, I realized that what Dickinson, North Dakota is really like, it is like a Prison Work Camp.
For more than a year, I have been writing again and again, over and over, that I can’t even drive to work, or drive to the grocery store without the Police following me, stalking me, and trying to pull me over for something.
Back on March 8, 2018 I wrote a blog post article titled, “Getting Stopped By The Police In Dickinson, North Dakota”. Here are some quotes from what I wrote back in March of 2018:
“I have written again, and again, and again, and again about not being able to go out at night in Dickinson, North Dakota because the Police are so eager and aggressive in stopping people for DUI, or trying to discover illegal activity.”
“At about 5:00 p.m., I drove from the restaurant to visit my friend at his home, who is old and in bad health. At about 6:30 p.m., I drove to Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. I was driving home from Dairy Queen on Villard Street, when a Dickinson Police car made a U-turn, came after me, followed me, and stopped me. This turned an ordinary evening and outing, into an unwanted stressful situation.”
“I am so sick of this in Dickinson, being followed by the Police, so that they can think of a reason to pull you over, to try to give you a DUI, or find something else to charge you with.”
Tonight, September 30, I waited until 10:15 p.m. to go to WalMart so that the store would not be crowded. I bought about $30 worth of groceries at WalMart, and then I drove home. I drove at about 30 mph to the store, and at about 30 mph home from the store, I was not in a hurry at all. When I got to the four-way stop at the intersection of 10th Avenue East and 21st Street East, I thought that I came to a complete stop, and then I made a right turn.
A Police Officer made a U-turn, came after me, followed me while he ran my license plate, then he pulled me over for failure to come to a complete stop at the stop sign. I almost got a $140 ticket for failure to have proof of insurance, because I had the insurance card on my phone, but I wasn’t able to find the insurance card until the last minute. I did get a ticket for failure to stop at the stop sign, $40 and three points against my license.
Six weeks ago I wrote about getting stopped by the Police in Dickinson, North Dakota, in a blog post article titled “Dickinson, North Dakota Is A Prison Work Camp”. Here are a few quotes from what I wrote six weeks ago:
“In the past two years of living in North Dakota, I have been stopped by Law Enforcement more times than in my previous thirty-two years of driving.”
“I dread going anywhere in North Dakota, especially just going to the grocery store, going to work, or coming home from work. In the past thirty days, while I was driving at the speed limit, not doing anything wrong, Law Enforcement that was travelling in the opposite direction, has made a U-turn after passing me, in order to come after me.”
“What Law Enforcement is trying to do, is stop me, ask me questions, and look in my vehicle in order to get me for something.”
I have been stopped three times by Law Enforcement in North Dakota in the past sixty days. None of it was for speeding, because I drive slow, I am trying to be careful, and I am trying not to be stopped. But I am learning that there seems to always be something that the Police can get you for, even if you are trying not to be pulled over.
In sixteen years of driving in Florida, from when I was sixteen years old to when I was 32 years old, I was stopped a total of three times by the Police, each time for speeding. In ten years of driving in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho, I was stopped twice by the Police, once for speeding, once for a headlight out. This is not normal to be stopped by Law Enforcement three times in sixty days, but this is North Dakota, and I am warning people not to move here.