Native Americans frustrated by verdict

Mar 25, 2009 Full story: KNDU.com 12

Some Native Americans are expressing frustration to city officials over the acquittal of an off-duty Spokane police officer who shot a young Indian man.

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Tim John

Spokane, WA

#1 Mar 25, 2009
They (the Native Americans)should file a formal compliant with the Department of Justice, and the FBI. If they don't get any action from these two, they should contact Amnesty International. Also a call to the United Nations Human Rights division in New York is another resource,

They also should contact INTERPOL - the International Police division on institutions corruption, this would be a way to see how the bogus 911 dispatcher's hearsay evidence was allowed out of the clear blue, some random man who could of been anyone, making up what he 'heard' years after the event with 'no' tape or video - what kind of crap is that...what a joke.

Also they need national attention to this matter, a call to 20/20 or 60 minutes is a good idea or another special news outlet, Spokane news stations do not count.

A call to Governor Gregoire's Office is also an option that should be considered, and State Reps Offices.

They should also contact the United States Attorney Generals Office, and file a compliant and ask what is being done nationally to combat police brutality.

This type of crap is going on across America, as if wearing a badge makes a person GOD... Something MUST get down, the more cases pushed across these people desk, the more these people will be obliged help.
Kate

Spokane, WA

#2 Mar 25, 2009
Youre frustrated because you have made it a Native American issue. This incident was never about that. You have such a group complex that it has completely overrun you. You think everyone is out to get the Indian, like this is Cowboys and Indians wild west. I get that this area has its roots in Native American going back over 100 years, way before cheif Gary and his family. You cant hang that noose here. Get over it. We have blacks, asians, russian immigrants ukranians, latinos, and you think you are the ones that get to run things around here. There is vast array of people in this town and still it 90% white. You are barking up the wrong tree. Go live in New York or chicago or New Jersey, How bout in the South, you are going to find unfairness every where but to single out that American Indians are being picked on is what is nuts.
Justice

Tacoma, WA

#3 Mar 26, 2009
To you in Pasco, Wa--Excellent suggestions, and very brilliant. This is true that it is happening across America like a bad disease. I think everyone should get together an start a campaign to right this atrocity that is scarring our country.
Spokane Native

Tacoma, WA

#4 Mar 26, 2009
Fruit Fly what else could it be when a drunk white cop shoots an unarmed Native American in the back of the head and gets rewarded for it. When the evidence is overwhelming against the cop and he and his lawyer gets a payday. Kate Native Americans been here longer then you think hence Native American. I know you admit to being ignorant but you can't deny that we were here first. I know that fact hurts and you are guilty of what your ancestors did but let it go and remember this, we are taking back the land one casino at a time..........
Kate

Spokane, WA

#5 Mar 26, 2009
Im happy that you are taking the white mans money, more power to you but at least it is up front. They know they are choosing to give their money up.
Pete trying to take things that dont belong to him in the first place is what is wrong.

Being drunk off his azz is what caused him to make the initial first stupid move of the evening.
Him having pink,yellow, brown, rainbow, skin cant be his excuse.

If he wants to continue brow beating people in this world because he is not white and he holds grudges bitterly go right ahead. No one can help him. He will continue making these stupid decisions. Pete thinks the world owes him because he continues thinking about the past. Get on with your life. You and Pete have race issues, they just happen to be that you and Pete hate the white man.
Hello

Polson, MT

#6 Mar 26, 2009
Yeah his first stupid move was asking a drunk off-duty cop w/anger issues for living his life as a lie until it became convenient for him to "come" out for a ride home. Kate in self-defense you can only defend yourself with reasonable force or if the threat has ended. Two wrongs don't make it right. So what if he was out having drinks, nothing wrong with that, like Olsen and he was walking to avoid conflict w/his wife. WHo knows but the minute he ran away the threat is over and so shots should have stopped also. Why chase a guy you are scared of? Let's just hope everyone can grow and move on from this unfortunate tragedy.
Kate

Spokane, WA

#7 Mar 26, 2009
Hello wrote:
Yeah his first stupid move was asking a drunk off-duty cop w/anger issues for living his life as a lie until it became convenient for him to "come" out for a ride home. Kate in self-defense you can only defend yourself with reasonable force or if the threat has ended. Two wrongs don't make it right. So what if he was out having drinks, nothing wrong with that, like Olsen and he was walking to avoid conflict w/his wife. WHo knows but the minute he ran away the threat is over and so shots should have stopped also. Why chase a guy you are scared of? Let's just hope everyone can grow and move on from this unfortunate tragedy.
Your story doesnt hold water, because it did end when the threat was over. With just 5 bullets (11 to spare) rather than the story out there he reloaded and kept shooting out of anger.
Spokane Native

Tacoma, WA

#8 Mar 29, 2009
Kate wrote:
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Your story doesnt hold water, because it did end when the threat was over. With just 5 bullets (11 to spare) rather than the story out there he reloaded and kept shooting out of anger.
Your story doesn't hold water. All of your comments don't make sense. There was no threat. Didn't you read the headlines when this all happend. Drunk cop shoots UNARMED man in the back of the head. I know what your going to say he had a knife that could gut a cow. Well even Olsen said that he never saw anything not even a gun or knife. He stopped shooting when he couldn't see Pete anymore. Remember he shot a house? Remember he didn't call for backup? remember those things? Attemped murder charges are still out there. He won't sleep easy for what he did.
Kate

Spokane, WA

#9 Mar 29, 2009
Now seriously youve got to get some mental help.

I guess youll just have to keep telling yourself that cops dont have the right to shoot in times of feeling threatened. Pete is guilty of the things that caused the evening to unfold the way it did. Nothing will change that. Pete wants to play the innocent bystander game. Hes not innocent and you cant say otherwise,. He had a record and nothin you say will change that.

Pete and you and satish and the lot of you dont sleep because it is hate towards the white man that keeps you burning. Always Looking for the next thing that might bring you some kind of peace. You dont have it and you wont. Say what you want but all your anger that you hold tells us otherwise.
Spokane Native

Tacoma, WA

#10 Mar 29, 2009
Keep on trying to believe yourself. There was no threat. Hello! It was all Olsen and his big lies. He is a sick so called man. Did you know he was gay? Get some help for yoursevles and that Olsen needs that most help. Your living in guilt let it go and you'll sleep better.
Kate

Spokane, WA

#11 Mar 29, 2009
I think your Indian complex has taken its toll on you. Go smoke your pipe and have another drink.
Spokane Native

Tacoma, WA

#12 Mar 30, 2009
Your white supremacy is dying everyday because of people like you and Jay. You people only make us stronger. By the way I'm not indian so go smoke your meth and keep on with you dillusions. Natives were here first Fruit Fly and I know you agree with that.

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