Eagle Butte denies assaulting officer

Eagle Butte denies assaulting officer

There are 42 comments on the Rapid City Journal story from Apr 14, 2007, titled Eagle Butte denies assaulting officer. In it, Rapid City Journal reports that:

An Eagle Butte man has pleaded not guilty in the assault of a state trooper last month near Mobridge. via Rapid City Journal

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Californian

Fresno, CA

#1 May 3, 2007
As an ex-South Dakotaian I feel like most the lil hoodlums thinking they are lil gangsters, lock him up!! If this guy has no respect for the law, then you know he has no respect for anyone/thing else!! Make an example out of this one!!!!
texan

Mounds, OK

#2 Jun 12, 2007
I know both of these people and they truly deserve everything thats coming to them. maybe eagle butte will be a better plac3e to live without them around anymore.....
Private Citizen

Spearfish, SD

#3 Jul 9, 2007
Whatever happened to a fair trial before we hang the guilty and release the innocent?
If found guilty, then be all means, exercise the law to all fair extent. Otherwise, let the innocent return to society with all privileges intact.
Reservation Resident

Bismarck, ND

#4 Jul 19, 2007
Yes, what did happen to a fair trial. Let's hear all the facts before we make any judgement. He is innocent until PROVEN guilty. And Texan in OK, you wouldn't know if Eagle Butte would be a better place to live since you obviously DON'T live there so you wouldn't know. I for one will wait for all the facts to come out before trying to make any comments.
iron butterfly

Kotzebue, AK

#5 Aug 26, 2007
i do know both of these persons and they are guilty of assaulting people with nothing being done about it. Yes, eagle butte is a bit better now that they are where they belong, but there are many more here, who may now realize, that if you do the crime then you WILL do the time
Stoneboy4107

Kotzebue, AK

#6 Aug 31, 2007
"There are many nore here, who maynow realize that if you do the crime then you WILL do the time"?!?

Now that's the funniest thing I've herad all year. Crap, 1 of these guys wondered around the Reservation for a couple of weeks and then didn't get caught until he left the Reseration.
When the State and/or Federal Govs. actually do something about the Tribal Entities(its good to have family in HIGH places) that protect and harbor these Criminals then these Criminals can/will continue to get awy with the Crimes they commit.
truth

Pierre, SD

#7 Jan 30, 2008
i know sid, and believe me, eagle butte was bad before he got to eagle butte, just becuz he's in jail doesn't mean shit. If any of you know eagle butte, then you know that he didn't run shit in town, hell he hardly ever came outside, and when he did, it's not the whole world came falling down. there was no panic, not even when he was on the run. if you do the crime you'll do the time, and then when you get out and see all the shit talking on the internet about you, you'll do another crime against the shit talker's... by then, who gives a fuck, you can do time again. Might as well, cuz in eagle butte, you ain't got shit but time anyway.
say say

Pierre, SD

#8 Feb 12, 2008
believe me sid did'nt run eagle butte i am from there and its there own fault if they can't get out and get a life rez rats
ANKN

Allen, TX

#9 Feb 12, 2008
was that a racist slur u juss sed...
injun dude

United States

#10 Feb 13, 2008
the federal penal system is detaining alot of skins, throughout the nation. alot of them are put in jail for petty crimes, that people off the rez, only get probation or fines. every jail in the nation has alot of our brothers and sisters in locked up. some are guilty and deserve punishment, and some don't deserve to be there. but they are. thanks to our so called indian sovereignty and jurisdiction. i applaude say say, and believe we do have to get out and experience what life has to offer. the rez will always be there. it's a big world out there, and believe it or not the social programs are alot better out there, then on the rez. we take what crumbs the government gives the indians, and what left overs the state allows the tribes to have (after they take there cut off it).
racism on the rez is worse than on the outside. east side vs west side, ieska"s, cowboys, skins, darkskined indians, lightskined indians, urban indians, rez indians, etc see what i mean.
indian wiyan

Pierre, SD

#11 Feb 13, 2008
to: ANKN
WHAT DO YOU MEAN A RACIST SLUR
HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN EAGLE BUTTE BECAUSE IF NOT THEN YOU WOULD'NT KNOW WHAT THE REST OF US ARE WRITING, RACISM AND GANGS CONTROL EB SO THATS WHY THE REST OF US ARE ENJOYING LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE REZ
ANKN

Allen, TX

#12 Feb 13, 2008
yeah im from the SD, its juss this thing sez im from allen, tx.
im in the job corps up in nemo.

i've been thru eagle butt. it ain't nuttin copared to what i've seen.
mee2

Sioux Falls, SD

#13 Feb 13, 2008
I'm just glad they caught the guys. With a father in law enforcement, I know I was sweating a little. I feel horrible for the trooper, he still has to go to work after all of this. It's a tough enough job without getting assaulted and left for dead on the side of the road. I'm just glad the bad dudes didn't decide to off a couple of rounds before leaving. eesh
injun dude

United States

#14 Feb 15, 2008
south dakota, is known accross the nation as the mississipi of the midwest. racism is felt by people of color throughout the state. which is probly why when a indian gets into trouble the media jumps on it with both feet, so to speak. you rarely hear about the native people who are doing good, but when one gets into trouble, check the news. when sid was on the run, the media played it up so much, i thought it was going to be southern justice(shoot first and ask questions later). theres alot of trigger happy crackers out there, who would like nothing better than to blow some skin away. we know this on the rez. but sometimes our own tribal police, also have this same mentality.
Oppress Warrior

United States

#15 Feb 21, 2008
We Natives have it bad, "Sid" is a victum of Historical Oppression and other Historical Issues we Natives have to endure living in this White Man's World. How many Native Men, Women, and Children have been Raped/Murdered/stole from/lied to/and inprisoned for just being Native over the past 500+ years. I have an attitude toward everything (White) because there has been NO JUSTICE for the crimes committed on us. Maybe if some JUSTICE was given to us, we Natives may have a better attitude toward White Society-many of us just don't give a F___! and then there are the Assimilated F___kers who have there head so far up the White Man ass...."Oh man-I think I need a hung"
anarchy13

Sioux Falls, SD

#16 Mar 2, 2008
so that makes it OK to kick the crap out of an officer for making a traffic stop? damn, maybe i can get away with more than i thought. come on, who has the right to beat a cop to the point of unconsciousness for performing a trafic stop? then why stop there? lets shoot all teachers, lawyers, parents, and kids... god knows we're opressed by all of them.

pffft
person of color

United States

#18 Mar 3, 2008
to oppress warrior,
some people just don't get it, i see where you're coming from. you asked "where is the justice" your people were just fine until this (cancer/white man) came into your peoples life.
ANKN

Allen, TX

#19 Mar 3, 2008
amen
anarchy13

Sioux Falls, SD

#20 Mar 6, 2008
i can see where you're coming from. my people were opressed as well. forced to pay taxes to a foreign land we held no allegance to, seen as less than human (called barbaric and believed to be a cancer on society), they even tried to breed us out by taking new wives and having sex with them before the husband was allowed to. our children were forced to take arms and fight our enemy as soon as they could carry a weapon and hundreds upon hundreds of young lives were lost. you know what we did? we took the high road. we fought, but also taught our children to fight smart. now we are a strong people with rights in america that we never thought we could have. just because a certain group of people opressed us, hated us, and screwed us over doesn't mean we get anything in return. we fight, we continue to fight, and we became victorious in our battles. can you guess who i am?
lakotawinyan1955

Kotzebue, AK

#21 Mar 9, 2008
no matter what we do as natives, when we get to a whitemans court, we're the ones are the bad ones i for one experienced my daughter was in jail in rapid city penn.co. jail and they treated her like she was a murderer and i believe that if she was a white bitch the lawyer and the so-called honorable judge would of let her go alongtime ago.

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