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What’s Next for Indian Sovereignty?

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[UPDATE Below]

Kym Kemp, Redheaded Blackbelt, posts an interesting commentary on police raids on the Indian Reservation in Covelo, CA titled: Sovereign Nation Or Subject To Local Laws?Round Valley Marijuana Raids Bring Activists And Tribes TogetherPoses some interesting possibilities.

Are we looking at the no man’s land of Iraq and Afghanistan  in our backyard? More and more the police departments are filling their ranks with these war veterans. The Federal Government has successfully co-opted all the local and state policing authorities, producing a “us or them” mentality that is second only to a total state of paranoia. Notice what she says:

In raids reminiscent of earlier, more stringent law enforcement almost 20,000 plants, 2300 pounds of processed marijuana, 19 firearms and over $40,000 in cash were seized. Over 40 people were arrested. (42 actually)

Trippet describes the raids as very hard-hitting. She says there were “…three days of relentless helicopter noise, hovering at tree top level” over the Round Valley Reservation.  She calls these three days “…a prolonged terrorizing of the town but only the latest assault on Indian people.”

These people coming together should realize the potential consequences of their actions, “bringing activist and Indian tribes together. What do you think will happen when all any of these “Federal, state and local agents” need is to simply smell or get nothing more than just a hint of some kind of activity they can brand or label as some sort of a conspiracy? You already get that smell with the “sovereign nation” issue. What happens when these people determine to defend that sovereignty? These raids were in the light of day. What’s next? Some sort of extra-judicial hunter killer teams working in the dark of the night? 19 guns, 40 people, half of them probably women – what about the children and other innocent people?  The simple accusation of terrorism takes away all legal rights of citizenship.

What I’d like to know is how did they know who to go after?
[PressDemocrat’s October report]

[UPDATE :: Saturday, January 1, 2011]

Here is a copy of a rather interesting comment posted on the Kym’s article above:

Thanks for bringing this up Kym. The ugly face of racism shows it face again in Covelo.
From what I heard, this was more of a military raid on the Indians than a law enforcement action. Whilst those thousand pound crops in the hills go “unnoticed”, the tribes got pounded. Again from hearsay, it was my understanding that the helicopters were flying very low, with manned machine guns in the open sidedoors. They would never get away with doing that around SoHum.
Shortly thereafter the Laytonville Rancheria was subjected to the same low flying helicopters surveillance, but no raids.
I sincerely hope this gets some national press.

I don’t know what makes him think “they” would never get away with a military-style operation in SoHum. Maybe he should take a second look at how the Sheriff’s Department and local police departments are enforcing the law these days. Might start by asking someone that’s on parole how it is.

–Joe

Just vote “NO” on “8” – Really?

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For the past eight (28) years we’ve watched this country and it’s negative impact upon the world as the American people enforce their Imperial Dynasty. Most recently enforcing their religious righteousness through their so-called right to self-defense by preemptive war based upon lies and false accusations against peoples and their countries sovereign right to exist equal to all other countries. We watch as the One World Government insidiously takes control of the Banking and Monetary Systems and silently develops its tenacious military hold on the world.  We watch the flawed meaningless selection of government leaders from City Counsel to US President.  We watch the Republicans well enabled by the gutless Democrats bleed the poor and the middle-class American by the millions as they create a new homeless class, starve the world as they violate the sovereignty of other countries at will threatening the world with nuclear annihilation should anyone object.  Across this nation the Republicans assault the voter and his or her right to vote and to vote for a meaningful representative.  They, the preachers Obama and Palin spout worthless words of born-again hope and pie in the sky crap everyone buys into on the one side and old white men preach the need to kiss the Jew to survive through their constant diatribe of hate and fear mongering on the the other side. While all the time the masses of people in this country votes with their feet and their money daily with its enforced anarchy and chaos as it slides further and further into the pits of debt and corruption.

But, HEY! God’s in control, right? If He isn’t, then it’s the other guy’s fault. Our mandate is to spread American style “Freedom” to the World even when they don’t want it. Believe me, that freedom starts right here at home. So, don’t impose upon me your stupid laws that just might put a crimp in my freedoms. Thats all our elected representatives do, make more and more stupid laws. So many laws you can’t breath anymore without breaking one of their do-gooder laws. I’m talking about the kind of do-gooder law that raises our taxes like the recent imposition called mandated recycling for all Eureka property owners. No freedom here, just pay. So, what happens when someone can’t pay. The city going to come in and take their home for nonpayment?

What’s any of this got to do with Proposition 8. Joe doesn’t talk about political stuff, you know. Well, one of his semi-daily excursions into the blogger world includes checking to see what the latest pictures are at the Blackbelt. This time he was introduced to this aberration she wrote on October 28: “Whether you’re for or against 8, Just say No to H8.” Joe had to find out if she was for or against; shows you how much Joe cares. He cares about the issue, but could care less about the political solution people are trying to conjure up. Anyway he read what she said and all 16 comments. You’ll notice most everyone is a bit confused about the whole issue of good law versus bad law by what she said and they wrote. Our “Redhead” defines bad law when everyone breaks that law. The people spoke, the 55 MPH was a joke. It did one thing positive, though. It made most drivers callused lawbreakers. Of course, this is the real definition of anarchy. But, what can any of us do? Right now, everyone has an opportunity to vote in someone different than the lawless and corrupt Democrats and Republicans. They won’t because while they want to enforce anarchy, they want to blame someone else for what they are.

According to these folks in Southern Humboldt imposing a stop sign to interfere with our driving freedoms was a bad law too. That’s what better than 50% of the drivers that pass by daily where I live tell me and everyone else. What makes their “in your face” assault even worse is that one regulated street with the through traffic from the right is a seriously blind corner where you are forced to drive into the intersection to see if its safe and at certain times during the day the streets and intersection is full of school children. Most of these drivers don’t even slow down, let alone stop. Park sometime near an intersection with a four-way stop and watch the zoo. Joe wonders when the last time a Eureka City police officer or one of the CA Highway Patrol actually cited someone for failure to stop at a stop sign. When the country decided that the punishment did not fit the crime the US Constitution became worthless words of old antiquated, impractical law. Democratic Anarchy neutralized legitimacy and we were blessed with eight years of pseudo government. Tell me one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole barrel.

So, to all you Republicans proudly displaying your McCain/Palin bumper stickers running these stop signs, speeding and generally threatening everyone and everything precious, Joe knows who you are. You Democrat neighbors with your Obama/Biden signs in your yards, he knows who you are too. When you deliberately run a stop sign, assault another innocent, and cause injury or death you do so deliberately, with premeditated malice. What you do is NO accident.

So, Miss Redhead, you might want to ask yourself, do I have the moral and ethical right, in all God-given conscience to judge law and impose that judgment by voting “NO”? Answer that question and you might just find you have a lot more in common with Joe Blow than you know.

–Joe
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