Burglars hit eastern area of Navajo N...

Burglars hit eastern area of Navajo Nation

There are 45 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jun 14, 2008, titled Burglars hit eastern area of Navajo Nation. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

JoAnn Chiquito returned home earlier this year after 10 hours at work to find her home burglarized.

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Grit

Tuba City, AZ

#1 Jun 15, 2008
The shorthanded Navajo Police on the Rez is the result of Navajo Tribal Council ignorance and dipping into Police Budget to fuel their pleasure rides and exhorbitant spending. Is it time for victims to resort to arming themselves against the criminals? because Police cannot really do anything about it?
Harvey

Tujunga, CA

#2 Jun 15, 2008
All because of the meth problem. Tweekers should be shot on site.
I dont understand

Norcross, GA

#3 Jun 15, 2008
I dont understand why the Navajo cops cant investigate these things correctly. Fingerprints? pawn shop tickets? Lots of things can be done. Maybe the poor Navajo cops are just too lazy?
Da Police

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Jun 15, 2008
Notice how the Lt. said they (people)should start neighbor hood watch programs. Shouldn't the police be organizing these programs as part of their community responsibility.
Nick

Andover, MN

#5 Jun 15, 2008
I dont understand wrote:
I dont understand why the Navajo cops cant investigate these things correctly. Fingerprints? pawn shop tickets? Lots of things can be done. Maybe the poor Navajo cops are just too lazy?
Yep, Navajo cops too poor but fat. Maybe cops are behind this....just a thought.

$6000 worth of DVDs...with that kinda supplies, she should have stayed home and rent DVDs to make a living. Don't get me wrong, I feel bad that it happened to a decent hard working lady.
unforgiven

Elgin, AZ

#6 Jun 15, 2008
can't take the law into yer own hands because then the police will take you into custody just because you used a firearm. The crooks get away and get treated like they're the victims, its really screwed up and I seen this happen. The bad part too is that the stupid FBI gets involved and they just walk in lock step and go after whoever's left standing. It makes it just as bad when the police know their own kin are involved but get off. Then you have the problem where police try to make arrests but no prosecution especially when delegates are accused.
justataxpayer

Grand Junction, CO

#7 Jun 15, 2008
Doomed culture. Time to move.
Vanilla Ice

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jun 15, 2008
unforgiven wrote:
can't take the law into yer own hands because then the police will take you into custody just because you used a firearm. The crooks get away and get treated like they're the victims, its really screwed up and I seen this happen. The bad part too is that the stupid FBI gets involved and they just walk in lock step and go after whoever's left standing. It makes it just as bad when the police know their own kin are involved but get off. Then you have the problem where police try to make arrests but no prosecution especially when delegates are accused.
Fencing and large, loved, protective, well taken care of dogs. They are a huge deterent if they love their surroundings and their people.
Frustrated w the NavajoPD

United States

#9 Jun 15, 2008
In Shiprock, in the past two years, there have been numerous vehicle break ins. Whole neighborhoods have been hit in one night. The police don't seem to be trying to find out who is doing this by taking fingerprints. Some businesses have been broken into also. Something needs to be done.
Nick

Andover, MN

#11 Jun 15, 2008
justataxpayer wrote:
Doomed culture. Time to move.
Say, your prejudice against Navajo people is showing...I tell you, you are so badly informed about how your taxes work. You're under impression we don't pay a single tax. I am looking at my quarterly tax I send to the government, it is 42% of my income. This means on average basis, I am paying around 12% more than what you pay. That is if you are an employee of a company. If you're self-employed, then you're paying nearly what I pay. Bull crap to you, you consistently coming here telling the world we don't pay tax.
Nick

Andover, MN

#12 Jun 15, 2008
Frustrated w the NavajoPD wrote:
In Shiprock, in the past two years, there have been numerous vehicle break ins. Whole neighborhoods have been hit in one night. The police don't seem to be trying to find out who is doing this by taking fingerprints. Some businesses have been broken into also. Something needs to be done.
That is happening everywhere on the rez. The problem isn't all on the police departments, it is on the whole judicial system we have. All the way from cops to the judges. To prosecute a criminal, it takes a prosecuting attorney. Right we don't have one is worth his salt to bring a case in front of a judge.
justataxpayer

Grand Junction, CO

#13 Jun 15, 2008
Nick wrote:
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Say, your prejudice against Navajo people is showing...I tell you, you are so badly informed about how your taxes work. You're under impression we don't pay a single tax. I am looking at my quarterly tax I send to the government, it is 42% of my income. This means on average basis, I am paying around 12% more than what you pay. That is if you are an employee of a company. If you're self-employed, then you're paying nearly what I pay. Bull crap to you, you consistently coming here telling the world we don't pay tax.
Doomed culture, taxes or not.
SSG in Iraq

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Jun 15, 2008
It's a shame when the law enforcement tells you they cannot do anything about it. Why don't you do your job and patrol that area. Yes it is a wide spread area but encourage a community watch program and include yourselves in this community watch!!!!
lee bighorse

Phoenix, AZ

#15 Jun 15, 2008
YOUR problems are wide spead , To the west ,East,south, North, of the Navajo Nation. Wastern side we have more breakin , my house was breakin more times than that I could count, Police don"t do a thing about it the live there they see all bootlegger around a small town Were I live TUba city, police knows how there are ,all the police s what are too keep there jobs ,we all know how work s at night because of radio sanner everbody hads ,thats what goes on in a small town LIKE TUBA CITY<>
shiprock resident

United States

#17 Jun 15, 2008
I remember our house burglerized. Then we got ADT it really works. The second attempt it was burglerized the cops showed up quickly. people can invest in a lot of assets but cant invest in a alarm system to protect them. So if have expensive items and want to protect your family when your not home get an alarm system.
Nicks not so slick

Carson, NM

#18 Jun 15, 2008
Nick wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, Navajo cops too poor but fat. Maybe cops are behind this....just a thought.
$6000 worth of DVDs...with that kinda supplies, she should have stayed home and rent DVDs to make a living. Don't get me wrong, I feel bad that it happened to a decent hard working lady.
You are misinformed Nick living in the midwestwho. And assuming that she had $6000 worth of DVDs. Perhaps that 6000 was more the worth of the instruments than dvds...Maybe, you're too F8 and spend endless hrs. writing worthless comments on enews stories when it doesn't concern you.
jimmy jamm

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jun 15, 2008
yes i understand, it's criminal navajos preying on hard working citizens trying to make a living. these criminals think they are owed something from the ones who have and are just too stupid, drugged out, lazy, ignorant, smelly, drunk, wallow in self-pity and don't want to work. yes it is hard to find a job, but i guess they are weak and give up easy....what a excuse to steal from your neighbors...i know...the criminal navajos have trashed a summer home of mine in sanostee...and the relatives don't give a *hit! Pathetic, sounds like the relationships navajos beauty is just rhetoric and meaningless....the navajos are their own worst ememy! look at the womens dances...a good number of navajos attend sacred ceremonies drunk and bootleg at them....a sorry bunch of $*#(#*#. I wish jail upon the criminals in navajo land.
Linda B

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Jun 16, 2008
Holy Cow, what going on? The Navajo Nation is really getting a bad reputation these past years. There needs to be a way more educated President that will truly take care of the Navajo Nation. With crimes, murder, accidents, money problems, drugs, etc. getting out of hand there needs to be someone out there who is willing to step up their game. Bottom line who can you really trust to watch over your home? Friends, relatives, etc are willing to do anything to get that money for gas, food, etc. There is nobody you can trust. As stated above we need a real person that we can call President of the Navajo Nation who is willing to do the job. Small communities like Pueblo Pintado need to have their own police department where it will be much easier. With that in mind we also need real police officers that are willing to do the job. Instead of sitting on their behinds doing nothing. We been having so much problems with them getting out their quick. And that is why small communites need their own police department and hire more real police officers that are willing to do the job.
been there

Katy, TX

#21 Jun 16, 2008
Linda B wrote:
Holy Cow, what going on? The Navajo Nation is really getting a bad reputation these past years.
"These past years???" 34 years ago I moved to the rez from the Midwest to teach there. One Christmas someone broke into our home while we were gone. They apparently stayed there for several days - ransacked the place, ate food, stole items, etc. The Navajo Police did nothing. When our principal did some investigating of his own, we found the stolen items at the home of one of our former students. While gathering our things at his house, with the permission of the parents who claimed they hadn't seen any of the items we said were missing (including numerous unused sets of personalized checks with our names on them, and items stolen from the school with the school's I.D. on them) the Navajo Police showed up at their door. Guess who got in trouble! We did - they told us we had no right to be there. The took the BOXES of items, including our checks, quilts, etc., back to the "station" in Tohatchi as evidence. After several months of absolutely no action, we insisted they return the boxes. We had to drive to Tohatchi to retrieve them - with no explanation of why charges were never filed against the 16 year old drop-out or his parents, other than that they had moved to Crownpoint which was out of their jurisdiction.

The Navajo Reservation isn't getting a bad reputation "these past years" - it has been bad and will continue to be bad until children and adults are held responsible for their actions. Children need to be supervised and parents need to set standards high. Race has nothing to do with it - it's all about responsibility.
Shiprock

United States

#23 Jun 16, 2008
Let's reduce the Council.

That will fix everything.

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