April 19th in SD Political History

Today in 1978, California Governor Jerry Brown refuses a request from then Governor Bill Janklow to extradite American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Dennis Banks to South Dakota to stand trial.

Governor Janklow's response? In 1981, he offered parole to some of South Dakota's felons, conditioned upon their "deportation" to California. "If Jerry likes our felons," Janklow reportedly said, "he can have them all."

(And I'd venture that Brown didn't try that one again)


Anonymous said…
That's classic Janklow!

Good Stuff PP!
Anonymous said…
Today or January?
PP said…
Anonymous said…
That's halarious...I love it.

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