NM tribes get grants for police equip...

NM tribes get grants for police equipment

There are 7 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Aug 27, 2009, titled NM tribes get grants for police equipment. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Four tribal police departments in New Mexico have been awarded $1.25 million in grants from the federal government's Office of Community Policing Services.

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Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Aug 27, 2009
WHAT??? Don't the tribes have enough money to support their own needs. Seems to me they should by now with the casinos

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Sep 18, 2009
what the hell does the casinos have to do w/ this?

O Fallon, MO

#3 Sep 19, 2009
maybe you need to put another penny or dollar at the casino,i tell you people think the native have all the money because of the casino,no, most of it goes back to tax, and the people from las vagas who help built the casinos around here. they all get paid. i suggest to go hel with another dollar.
just asking

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 20, 2009
What I would like to know is what the State of NM does with the 16% or 17% of what the Tribes have to give? The Tribes give just as much as they get.

Since: Dec 08

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#5 Sep 20, 2009
Time for them to stop all this double standard, they are American Citizens and should obey all are laws without hiding behind their reservation.

Either they give up all the money the casino's make or they start using it to pay for their own police force and those of poorer tribes.

Is there no end to their demands we give them millions when they make millions off us?

Since: Apr 09

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Sep 21, 2009
When the Santa Ana casino was starting the renovation I overheard the tribal leaders whining about losing $250.000.00 an hour when the power had to be shut off for two hours and that was in the middle of the night. The income from just that casino on a weekend is incredible but the tribe still balks at having to pay state taxes!

As for the grant for the police departments, well, obama is trying to get all aspects of the government in his debt so he can get the legislation HE wants passed, i.e.: health care non-reform. The money for these grants was put out for use around March and is just now getting down to the end users. To think the distribution of that money is not political is naive.
Martin McAnallen

Helston, UK

#7 Nov 9, 2009
I believe that the native peoples of Jemez have a right to push for same resources that everyone else demands and also deserves; whether its a Police Service or any other service.

Someone please tell me why that right should not be theirs also

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