Pine Ridge, South Dakota: The crushing crowds and vehicle convoys overwhelmed the logistical support provided by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Police. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety dispatched nearly ninety percent of statewide highway patrol units to assist with crowd control, coordinating road closures and alternate routes. Portions of Highway 18 were shut down for hours. Units of the South Dakota National Guard were brought in as well. In an unprecedented move the Mount Rushmore Memorial National Monument and park was closed in recognition of this historic day and recognizing the contribution to Native American rights of political prisoner Leonard Peltier.
Satire and sarcasm obviously. It was a pathetic showing for a convicted murderer who at once claims to be a brave warrior and a victim. Peltier’s support has been reduced to a trickle for those who fail to understand the gravity of his crimes nor the many times his own statements have reinforced his unquestioned guilt.
Peltier has been reduced to a caricature, a T-Shirt of the month. This latest cartoon underscores the long kept dirty-little-secret of Peltier’s and the LPDOC’s finances. They’ll never show any transparency because to do so would only reinforce the myth and folklore and how Peltier has been using his criminal acts to scam the unsuspecting for years.
“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”