Tribal police force breaking new ground

Tribal police force breaking new ground

There are 9 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Tribal police force breaking new ground. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

Martin McCarthy, the chief of the Hopland Tribal Police Department, probably never guessed where his career would take him.

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What a joke

Oakland, CA

#1 Mar 28, 2009
This is a bunch of B.S. They selectively arrest only those people agreed upon by tribal council. Get a life, get a job, and make these people on the reservation get a job.
Questionable

Hayward, CA

#2 Mar 28, 2009
Sounds like El Hefe can't keep a job anywhere.
Harley G Freeman

Jackson St Forest, CA

#3 Mar 29, 2009
What a joke wrote:
This is a bunch of B.S. They selectively arrest only those people agreed upon by tribal council. Get a life, get a job, and make these people on the reservation get a job.
"What a Joke" You definately have your head up your rectum and sound like a racist. I retired from Government Service and lived on a government reservation since 1979. And I must disagree that cannabis use by tribal members is illegal on federal lands. whereas the American Indian Religious Freedom Act protects the rights of any tribal members of a Federally recognized Indian tribe to possess and use articles of their religion. This includes pot, shrooms, and peyote. Sounds like this new Rambo tribal cop needs to study federal laws more?
the last third of my life. Just because Indians live on a reservation doesn't mean they don't work or pay big taxes.
RMM65

AOL

#4 Mar 29, 2009
JUST ANOTHER INJUN GETTING WHAT THEY DON'T DESERVE!!THE GAMBELING IS A CROCK OF BULL. JUST BECAUSE THEY BLEED US OF ALL THEY CAN BECAUSE THEY SAID WE TOOK THEY LAND THAT THEY MIGRATED TO ANYWAY, THEY CAN DO, SAY, AND BE ANYTHING THEY WANT. IT'S TIME TO PUT A STOP OF THIS RAPE. STOP PAYING THE EXTORTIONES
AND TELL THEM TO GET A JOB, WORK AND PUT INTO THE SYSTEM, INTEAD OF LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG ON THE RESERVATIONS, GETTING FREE MEDICAL, FREE INJUN FOOD SSTAMPS, FIRE WATER, AND SITTING ON YOU ASSES AND EXPECTING FOR US TO PAY YOU FOR NOTHING. STOP THE INSANITY, "HOW" AND NOW!!
Not cops

Hayward, CA

#5 Mar 30, 2009
What a joke! Chief I. CantKeepAjob wants to build an empire of "federal tribal cops" who can't enforce state law like all the other federal cops. I bet you couldn't find one tribal cop that wouldn't give his left nut to be a real cop, but most can't and that's why they are tribal cops. Not to take anything away from the tribal cops, they have a job to do, but their boss is on a pipe dream.

By the way, keep turning on your lights and I'll keep driving until I'm off the rez where you can't touch me!
The Boogeyman

Ukiah, CA

#6 Mar 30, 2009
when did this mccarty graduate from the tribal police acadamy.because thats the most important credintial to run a tribal police force other than that he is just another outsider trying to draw other outsiders in. and i dont think the native commumnity in hopland would like that.maybe we should select another cheif of police.this time get someone that has graduated from the TRIBAL POLICE ACADAMY........
mccowen

Hayward, CA

#7 Mar 30, 2009
blah blah blah... inset hate of local brown person here...did i do that right?

just my opinion
Concerned

Oakland, CA

#8 Mar 30, 2009
Hoopa not Hopland is the first to have a excellent tribal police force, jail, court and a remedial system in place. Mr. McCarty should give them a call for information.
In a Public Law 280 state. A tribe would need to petition the state to reassume jurisdiction on tribal land. Each tribe must have all necessary laws, police force, court, and remedial services in place to prove their reassumption to the state. Then its up to the state.
So all the strategy Mr. McCarty uses to bond with the local sheriff is exactly that just a bond. Your MOU is an in house agreement. Does not change laws. Regulations are not law. BIA has no authority to deputize officers that authority rest with the Secratety of the Interior us goverment. Any one can receive a certifacate. Did the requirements for a SLEC include training, workshops, necessary to enforce the law on tribal land. If so then from what little i know of the law. The tribal police has the autority with that tribes people and no one else. Far as i see the reason these tribal councils have hired the police is for their protection as they continue to rip their people off. An easy buck, van, cars, new at that, for the sheriffs as they laugh at us. They recieve a bigger piece of the pie then any member gets. Sad sad sad. Infact Hopland members have to continue to live in poverty as the councils and white man get rich. This isnt what our fore fathers dreamed for their people. All you tribal members with casinos need to learn you rights and laws and put a stop to this madness. Closing casinos wouldnt hurt you. You recieve nothing anyway! Just a thought
IPA GRAD

United States

#9 Oct 4, 2010
Not cops wrote:
What a joke! Chief I. CantKeepAjob wants to build an empire of "federal tribal cops" who can't enforce state law like all the other federal cops. I bet you couldn't find one tribal cop that wouldn't give his left nut to be a real cop, but most can't and that's why they are tribal cops. Not to take anything away from the tribal cops, they have a job to do, but their boss is on a pipe dream.
By the way, keep turning on your lights and I'll keep driving until I'm off the rez where you can't touch me!
you are one stupid white piece of shit. Public safety is the ultimate concern for police officers, be state local or federal law enforcement. Also tribal and federal bia are two different entities. Read and educate yourself on a topic before you make a statement about something you know nothing about. Dumb white piece of shit.

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