Navajo Nation looking at police help

Navajo Nation looking at police help

There are 43 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Mar 23, 2011, titled Navajo Nation looking at police help. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

When it comes to law enforcement, every second counts. In the Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation, however, it can take as long as three hours for emergency personnel to arrive.

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Pay for cops

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Mar 24, 2011
Instead of plundering the the NN treasury for personal gain, the elected officials in WR, all the way up to the Prez, need to spend money on necessary services that "The People" need. Its a shame to see headlines about another theft, while remote, needy areas are forsaken. By doing these brazen acts of stealing, they are keeping their own people down. The result is poverty, no education, using survival skills to get through the day, including crime.
Ready

Vanderwagen, NM

#2 Mar 24, 2011
Out here, we have to solve the crimes ourselves. During a break in, the suspects ate bags of chips and drank 2 2liter bottles of soda. I told the NN cop that fingerprints were present on the bottles. What does he do? He grabs the bottle with his bare hands, fumbles the bottle and says they are smudged. I couldn't believe how they handled their investigation.
Gank Banker

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Mar 24, 2011
Ready wrote:
Out here, we have to solve the crimes ourselves. During a break in, the suspects ate bags of chips and drank 2 2liter bottles of soda. I told the NN cop that fingerprints were present on the bottles. What does he do? He grabs the bottle with his bare hands, fumbles the bottle and says they are smudged. I couldn't believe how they handled their investigation.
OH MY GOD!!! A bag of chips and some soda??? NO FREAKIN' WAY!!! You are absolutely right. Lifting prints would have been an outstanding use of resources to find out who ate about 5 dollars worth of junk food. What really needs to happen here is the NN needs to just join the rest of the world in this 21st century and stop living in the stone age with the antiquated idea of soveriegnity. We will all benifit in the long run. Until then, hope you find out who ate your Doritos.
The Best

Farmington, NM

#4 Mar 24, 2011
Well if the Shiprock fair is any indication of how the NN police operate it's no wonder why they have so many problems. They are seriously either blind or just stupid. Cars driving on the shoulders, blocking traffic, motorcycles driving down the center...all in front of NNP. Did they once flash their lights or do anything about it? Absolutely not! Bunch of lazy worthless cops! If they want their own nation they can pay for it.
concerned citizen

Cortez, CO

#5 Mar 24, 2011
Sounds like more of my tax dollars going to support the nation. Why is it that they are only soverign when it comes to things like jobs, but when it comes to our tax dollars, we should be able to claim them as dependants we support them so much.
The Best

Farmington, NM

#6 Mar 24, 2011
Gank Banker wrote:
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OH MY GOD!!! A bag of chips and some soda??? NO FREAKIN' WAY!!! You are absolutely right. Lifting prints would have been an outstanding use of resources to find out who ate about 5 dollars worth of junk food. What really needs to happen here is the NN needs to just join the rest of the world in this 21st century and stop living in the stone age with the antiquated idea of soveriegnity. We will all benifit in the long run. Until then, hope you find out who ate your Doritos.
It seems you missed the part of "during a break in."

Since: Oct 10

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 24, 2011
Stop building useless casino's. Start building more hospitals, clinics and shelters for your people. More police stations with better trained officers wouldn't be a bad idea either...
The Best

Farmington, NM

#8 Mar 24, 2011
alllrighty then wrote:
Stop building useless casino's. Start building more hospitals, clinics and shelters for your people. More police stations with better trained officers wouldn't be a bad idea either...
Just one problem though, these services don't line the pockets of tribal gov't officials. They might actually have to work on a budget and start *gasp* paying for things.
Jonny

United States

#9 Mar 24, 2011
Police can spend more than six hours to arrest, detain and book one person, leaving other calls unanswered, Regina Roanhorse, Alamo Court administrator, said in a prepared statement

Its a good thing most Navajo still follow their traditional teachings of k'e and follow the higher laws of Hozho otherwise many remote parts of the rez would be akin to the "Wild Wild West"!
adam-12

Shiprock, NM

#10 Mar 24, 2011
alllrighty then wrote:
Stop building useless casino's. Start building more hospitals, clinics and shelters for your people. More police stations with better trained officers wouldn't be a bad idea either...
maybe a ROBO COP can do all the SR police district's job and let go of the lazy and overweight wannabees p.o.'s,instead of drinking coffee at GIANTS gas station.
GotToBeKidding

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Mar 24, 2011
The Sheriffs office and the DT need to get updated on what they are talking about - the checkerboard is not Part of the Navajo Nation - this are allotted lands where property taxes are charged and collected by San Juan County.

The Sherriff is responsible for patrolling these lands.
Answer

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Mar 24, 2011
San Juan County is San Juan County, if the Sheriff cannot patrol it - then hire more people.
The Best

Farmington, NM

#13 Mar 24, 2011
Answer wrote:
San Juan County is San Juan County, if the Sheriff cannot patrol it - then hire more people.
Navajo Nation is Navajo Nation, if their own can't patrol it then hire more officers. See how simple that is? They want their own country but don't want to spend a dime to run it.
Richard

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Mar 24, 2011
The Best wrote:
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Navajo Nation is Navajo Nation, if their own can't patrol it then hire more officers. See how simple that is? They want their own country but don't want to spend a dime to run it.
Why Do Rednecks come out when there is a problem
The Best

Farmington, NM

#15 Mar 24, 2011
Richard wrote:
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Why Do Rednecks come out when there is a problem
Why does simple logic defy your comprehension?
Ready

Vanderwagen, NM

#16 Mar 24, 2011
Gank Banker wrote:
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OH MY GOD!!! A bag of chips and some soda??? NO FREAKIN' WAY!!! You are absolutely right. Lifting prints would have been an outstanding use of resources to find out who ate about 5 dollars worth of junk food. What really needs to happen here is the NN needs to just join the rest of the world in this 21st century and stop living in the stone age with the antiquated idea of soveriegnity. We will all benifit in the long run. Until then, hope you find out who ate your Doritos.
They ate the junk food while stealing 3 42" flat screen LCD TVs, laptops and projectors. This was stolen from a mid school.
Ponto

Goodyear, AZ

#17 Mar 24, 2011
Ready wrote:
Out here, we have to solve the crimes ourselves. During a break in, the suspects ate bags of chips and drank 2 2liter bottles of soda. I told the NN cop that fingerprints were present on the bottles. What does he do? He grabs the bottle with his bare hands, fumbles the bottle and says they are smudged. I couldn't believe how they handled their investigation.
I had a break in, to my home when I was at work. This happen twice in the Shiprock district the last one I caught the person. They stole 9 guns and other valuable item. I ask the office if he is going to take prints. He said he did not need to do that since I have home insurance, stupid. He haul the person off with the registion (I gave him) of the guns and said he was going to do a national report. After that I never heard nothing the suspect was let free, probably after he jump her bones. It has been 4 years since I have not heard of the guns nor I heard from the NN police. Now if I kill that person I caught I would have been in prison. The NN need to get there act together.
Again

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Mar 24, 2011
It's a doomed culture.
Black Label Society

Tuba City, AZ

#19 Mar 24, 2011
Richard wrote:
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Why Do Rednecks come out when there is a problem
They got nothing better to do but complain.
Black Label Society

Tuba City, AZ

#20 Mar 24, 2011
Ponto wrote:
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I had a break in, to my home when I was at work. This happen twice in the Shiprock district the last one I caught the person. They stole 9 guns and other valuable item. I ask the office if he is going to take prints. He said he did not need to do that since I have home insurance, stupid. He haul the person off with the registion (I gave him) of the guns and said he was going to do a national report. After that I never heard nothing the
suspect was let free, probably after he jump her bones. It has been 4 years since I have
not heard of the guns nor I heard from the NN police. Now if I kill that person I caught I would have been in prison. The NN need to
get there act together.
Wow you have 9 guns and no gun safe? Might have prevented the guns from being stolen. That's the thing with da NN police. You need to follow up on things especially with what was stolen. Next time shoot the guy.

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