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Native American tribe invests in sustainable plastic company -Corporate Sustainability - Waste & Recycling News

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Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly | #IdleNoMore #VAWA

Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly | #IdleNoMore #VAWA | current topics brah | Scoop.it
INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republicans have offered a number of reasons why they oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Some think it’s unconstitutional. Others argue that it’s just a meaningless bill with a patriotic title.

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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:09 AM

Dipstick ... there would be a jury in place to coordinate with the new tribal court provisions. SO, the white man can continue to rape, murder and abuse tribal women because you are worried about constitutional rights of the murderer or abuser. Um, last time I check tribal courts can be fair and just in accordance to the laws of the land. They would have the resource thereafter to have a trial and jury. Note to self, I suggest you worry about the mothers and daughters being violated as a key factor first as if that were a white woman' Grassley would be ALL OVER IT to help. - racist!

 

 

GRASSLEY: One provision that non-Native Americans can be tried in tribal court. And why is that a big thing? Because of the constitutionality of it, for two reasons. One, you know how the law is, that if you have a jury, the jury is supposed to be a reflection of society. [...] So you get non-Indians, let me say to make it easy, you get non-Indians going into a reservation and violating a woman. They need to be prosecuted. They aren’t prosecuted. So the idea behind [VAWA] is we’ll try them in tribal court. But under the laws of our land, you got to have a jury that is a reflection of society as a whole, and on an Indian reservation, it’s going to be made up of Indians, right? So the non-Indian doesn’t get a fair trial.

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Houston Group Giving Away Shotguns In High-Crime Neighborhoods To Test If Crime Is Reduced

Houston Group Giving Away Shotguns In High-Crime Neighborhoods To Test If Crime Is Reduced | current topics brah | Scoop.it

A University of Houston graduate student says he’s conducting a study to hopefully answer the question being asked across the country, “Do more guns reduce crime or not?”

Kyle Coplen, who founded the Armed Citizens Project, is giving away 20-gauge single-shot shotguns to residents in mid- and high-crime neighborhoods to test whether or not the weapon will help reduce crime in the area, according to the group’s website. Coplen says the weapons are not of much value to criminals, but are especially useful for citizens looking to protect themselves from criminals.

“Gun-control advocates often argue that an increase in guns in an area will lead to an increase in crime, while gun-rights advocates often believe that fewer guns result in more crime. While both sides often argue that their opponents policies will result in more crime, gun-control proponents have largely been the victors when it comes to policy implementation,” the website explains. “Pro-gun activists have largely been content to simply fend off new potential gun control laws. It is my opinion that gun-rights activists must take the offensive, and actively encourage the increased presence of defensive weapons in society. Both sides believe that their policies will result in less crime, and it is about time that our side begins to act with the conviction and courage that it will take to win the debate.”

However, the unique experiment has specific criteria for determining who can receive the weapons from the Armed Citizens Project.


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:30 PM

So I wonder what kind of specific criteria those who receive a weapon must have? What if they end up in the hands of a mentally ill person or someone steals one and commits a crime? What kind of liability will this group have for providing the weapons, if any? What if one of the participants ends up being an anti-gun person and uses the gun in a shooting spree or other crime just to make the experiement fail??

 

I think those who own guns should buy them on their own, pass the required background checks currently in place and prove mental stability, ie: they haven't been committed to any mental facitilies recently or been diagnosed with any type of psychosis like schizophrenia or other mental illness that can lead to violence.

 

While the background checks currently in place don't require a full mental health evaluation or history, I think this is something that most would be willing to take if required by law in addition to banning felons from legally purchasing weapons...however, they will likely buy them on their own on the black market so background checks are only a small deterrent and most likely delay law abiding citizens more than criminals from obtaining weapons.

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Tribe supports Native American mascots

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Last week I wrote about the recent symposium about Native American imagery in sports that took place at the National Museum of the American Indian in

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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's curator insight, February 21, 2013 9:48 AM

Thoughts? "Saginaw Chippewas public relations director Frank Cloutier says some Native American mascots are not derogatory and can be educational."

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Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Buy Now! smarturl.it Music video by Carly Rae Jepsen performing Call Me Maybe. (C) 2011 604 Records Inc. #VEVOCertified on June 8, 2012. www.youtube.com
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Fuel Prices 'Head For Highest Level Ever'

Fuel Prices 'Head For Highest Level Ever' | current topics brah | Scoop.it
As tanker drivers at a key refinery begin a strike Britons are warned that by Easter fuel prices may smash the high-price record.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 22, 2013 2:57 AM

No thanks to Obama in the US and letting the Keystone Pipeline slide by with job opportunities and an opportunity for greater engery independence...but then I heard Soros owns the trains they ship it from Canada so that is one reason Obama doesn't want to approve it??

Chandler's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:42 AM

very good information