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Plain Talk: 'Good cops know who the bad cops are'

Rep. Kelly Armstrong talks to students at Dickinson High School about remaining civil with your political opponents and seeking out both sides of an argument. (Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press)
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"Good cops know who the bad cops are."

That's what Rep. Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk, addressing a question about what we can do to solve the problems with racism and abuse in America's law enforcement agencies.

Armstrong, a formal criminal defense attorney, argues that most law enforcement officers are good people doing their best with a tough job. He'd like to see them given incentive to "weed out" the bad apples in their own midst.

He also addressed an accusation on Facebook from his opponent, presumptive Democratic House candidate Zach Rankerud, that he's been silent and inactive during the George Floyd protests.


"I don't think he's been paying attention," Armstrong said. "I'm comfortable with my background talking about this."

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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