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TRIBES: No proof that prosecutorial power against non-Indians is necessary

Letter by William Hoffecker, Gig Harbor on Aug. 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 12 Comments »
August 15, 2012 1:44 pm

The article (TNT, 8-13) about tribes seeking prosecution power against non-Indians was interesting, but I saw no real credible evidence the tribes even need this measure.

Where’s the data from reliable sources (not the Democrats’ less-than-reliable think tanks) that this law is even needed? Who’s against violence against women? Everyone, of course. There are now plenty of local, state and federal laws now in force to deal with the non-Indians committing crimes both on and off the reservation. We don’t need more to gum up the prosecution’s chances.

What we do have is Sen. Patty Murray trying to drum up some hay (translation: donations) for the Democrats. She can please numerous groups (NARAL, tribes, etc.) with this bill and therefore get more political donations from them.

Her attempt to pander and secure party donations is just too obvious.

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