Is South Dakota Attorney General Jason Namehardtospell getting special treatment?

As you can see, Jason is a presidential elector.

I concluded when the investigation started that I would try to say as little about it publicly on my blog. Even if my opinion about Jason’s political leanings are not that favorable, or what I think of him as an AG (not sure what he has been doing?), I still believe when an accident like this occurs anyone and everyone deserves a fair shake. There are several variables we don’t know about, and it’s hard for me to stand on my soap box and say he is guilty or not. I’m not a traffic crime investigator, and while I know some mechanical things about cars, I know very little about how their computers work in recording these events.

Some things are obvious. Jason did hit a man and that man is dead. Everything else is pure speculation and the reason why I have chosen to not make any judgements yet . . .

BUT, there is one judgement that can be made, it is blatantly obvious the AG is getting special treatment. It has been over a week since the accident occurred, yet NOTHING has been released to the public. If you watch the news or read other highway patrol reports, even in deadly accidents, those reports appear usually within a 24-48 hour period (or sometimes within a couple of hours after the accident). So why is it taking so long to give the public a full and transparent report? I don’t know. I can only speculate as many other South Dakotans have that the process is being prolonged not to be thorough but to prepare damage control. It has the appearance of corruption and it would be within the best interest of the state to release the report ASAP!

And here is something else that has stuck in my craw, whether you think Jason is nice fella or not, or if you think he is guilty or not, why on God’s green earth has he continued to work during an investigation? If I were an elected official (especially the head dude of the state’s law enforcement) and was involved in a fatal vehicle accident that was actively being investigated, I would take a leave of absence until the report came back. It’s almost like Jason is in a state of denial over the fact he ran over a man and killed him. It’s one thing to determine whether or not it was accident, but you still did it, and a person is dead. I would think your ethics and conscious would get the best of you and you would just step down until we get it all figured out. Nope. That is not how the SD GOP has trained this young man . . . deny, deny, deny . . . it’s all a left wing conspiracy.

Like I said, I have no idea what happened that night, but the special treatment has to end, immediately!


#1 D@ily Spin on 09.23.20 at 10:00 pm

The Janklow murder also had coverup. Apparently, state officials are exempt. A citizen steals milk for his baby and gets 5 years. High ranking officials get an atta boy.

#2 kurtz on 09.24.20 at 11:20 am

He is a National Guard officer so is the military conducting its own investigation?

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.24.20 at 1:27 pm

Felons in Florida can’t even vote. Felons in South Dakota can even be electors. Janklow was one too, or both. While Florida has alligators, South Dakota is at best crocodile tears for our democracy. Great Felons. Great Prisons?

#4 John on 09.24.20 at 2:31 pm

I would think that nothing has been released as it is not being run by South Dakota officials, but North Dakota as I have read in many accounts. Then didn’t they send the body to Minnesota and having an accident reconstruction expert from Wyoming or Montana. It takes time. I would predict the report will go to the prosecutors to review by election day give or take. Just my 2 cents…holding judgment until the report comes.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 09.24.20 at 2:59 pm

“Citizen’s Arrest! …. Citizen’s Arrest!”

I am confused. Is it Chappaquiddick with a touch of Mayberry, or Mayberry with a touch of Chappaquiddick? One swam, will the other sink?

I guess, Sheriff Andy gave him his Lotus, so he wouldn’t have to spend a night with Otis. I believe it was Wimpy, who once said may I borrow your car tonight for a body in daylight?

Morning light, however, gave us a new fright. Taurus man found it, but the Taurus found it first. Highway 14, it divides a state and once again. But which is worst? Isn’t COVID enough?

But there just isn’t time, right now, for Aunt Bee’s pies. The State Fair is over, but now this affair tries.

What would have Barney done, if he was near? Gomer took it to Highmore. The AG took something to Pierre. And it was more than a free pass. So it’s time to shed some light on this task.

Highway 14 runs north of Flandreau, but right now it seems to run right through it like an intersection from the south. Speeding tickets are the first sign the rule of law doesn’t matter.

When we die, we finally win the lottery, but a lottery we didn’t buy into. Rather, if finds us like a fast and only light on a dark and lonely highway as all laws seem to shatter.

#6 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.24.20 at 3:16 pm

If a man can be mistaken for a deer, then we should all fear deer season.

#7 Red no more on 09.24.20 at 3:40 pm

You were reading my mind. I was just wondering about the status of the “investigation” earlier. I’m baffled by how some folks get away with crime and others prosecuted for a minute infraction. There is no balance. I hope the family intends on pursuing this unless they are bought out that is.