If you have been making plans to inflict harm on someone in the coming days, the Bismarck Mayor kindly asks you wait until after April 4th to do so.

A press release from the city of Bismarck says the mayor has declared March 22 through April 4  'A Season for Nonviolence.'

The purpose behind the initiative according to the city, "encourages all citizens to participate in local, national, and global education and community action campaigns to honor those who are using nonviolence to build communities that respect the dignity and worth of every human being and has further resolved that citizens of Bismarck, the capitol city of North Dakota, have a great opportunity to focus the hearts and minds of our citizens on nonviolence in recognition and celebration of A Season for Nonviolence."

Bismarck is also looking for Humanitarian Award Nominees which you can submit here. The nomination period ends March 31.

I recommend that you continue to embrace non-violence even past April 4th. A lot of times, violence is against the law… even after April 4th.

Fortunately, according to Neighborhood Scout, Bismarck is safer than 52 percent of other US Cities and experiences about 104 violent crimes a year. The website says that your chances of being a victim of violent crime in Bismarck are 1 in 684. In Chicago, your chances of being a victim of violent crime are 1 in 110.

Your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. Life isn't fair.