Judge John Brown had to rescind the community service component of Jason Ravnsborg’s sentence for his traffic misdemeanors. Judge Brown wanted to require our speedy killer Attorney General to perform a “significant public service event” once a year for the next five years around the anniversary of his killing of Joseph Boever, in the form of public speeches on the dangers of distracted driving. But Ravnsborg’s attorney Tim Rensch argued that the court can’t impose a sentence that runs beyond the maximum jail time available for the crimes in question. The maximum jail time for each misdemeanor is 30 days, so public service over five years is out.
But hey, Jason Ravnsborg probably does the public better service if he refrains from making any public speeches. He has trouble putting facts together, and speaks with the kind of dreary bumbliness that only a Kool-Aid-soaked partisan can love.
An eager reader did catch an example of Killer Jason’s less-than-killer oratory at the January 27, 2020, Aberdeen City Council meeting. If you want to hear Jason’s whole spiel on drugs (well, that was the topic Aberdeen Police Chief Dave McNeil said the AG was there for, but Jason opened with a two-minute recitation of all the other things his office does), go ahead, ruin your day with the complete video (Jason starts in around 7:30).
“Drive safe,” says Councilman Rux at the end of the presentation.
Ravnsborg responds, “One thing I’m good at, it’s driving.”
Now there’s a campaign slogan… for anyone who runs against Ravnsborg next year, if he’s still around to run for re-election.
Related Public Records: The speeding ticket issued to Ravnsborg by Hughes County Deputy D. Sack for Ravnsborg’s race down Garfield Avenue to take out his recyclables after sunset on Sunday lists his height as 6’2″ and his weight at 225, which produces a body mass index of 29, which knocks on the door of the definition of obesity.
Evidently if there’s one thing Jason Ravnsborg really is good at, it’s packing away chicken dinners at those GOP fundraisers.