Oglala Sioux Officer Killed

An Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Officer was killed Saturday.

Kyle, SD - An Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Officer was killed on Saturday during a domestic dispute incident.

According to the FBI, at around 4:30 a.m. the officer was fatally shot during a domestic dispute. It hasn't been released if the officer was on a call or otherwise involved in the dispute.

The FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Oglala Sioux Tribal Police are investigating.

Tribal police departments and federal authorities are notoriously slow to release information on officers killed, and no further information has been released at this time.

Westerville Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli were also fatally shot on Saturday.

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bronx163
bronx163

What the hell is going on in America!!!!!
Our cops are being knocked off like national past time. ENOUGH!!!!
Automatic death penalty for attemped murdering or murdering a cop!!!! MAKE IT A FEDERAL CRIME TAKE IT OUT OF STATES HAND.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 I know you think I pick on you, but you're so contradictory. You should be 100% behind states' rights.

bronx163
bronx163

Some states are anti cop.
Ny illinios calf baltimore
And so on. State Attorney Generals and local da’s can not be trusted to put cop killers to death. Thats a fact. Just look at the DA in florida who had to be removed from cop killer case and was still able to get cop killer off capital crime charge.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 so, states' rights, unless it disagrees with your argument?

Alright.

bronx163
bronx163

Making cop killing a federal crime is not invading sttes rights. Terrorism is a federal crime so should killing a cop.

bronx163
bronx163

Ohh u are for states rights but you are ok what obama did forcing all into national healthcare. You dont hear your self think.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 what party do you believe I'm affiliated with? I'm a "calf liberal commie," right?

By your belief, why would I be for states' rights?

bronx163
bronx163

Yes and anti cop.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 got it. So what in all your definitions of me tells you I'd support state over federal?

bronx163
bronx163

Cop killing is a terrorist act and murderes should be hanged in public square.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 word. Now, tell me why I would be for states rights, like you said earlier, based on your beliefs of my political affiliation.

bronx163
bronx163

Well you are not exactly thomas jefferson on your ideology.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 which means?

bronx163
bronx163

You dont have rightwing ideology.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 correct. So by your description of me, why would I be for states rights, as you said earlier?

bronx163
bronx163

Im fore sttes rights when it doesnt interfere with my rights.
Plus u back BLM all the time.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 so you're agreeing with my earlier argument then?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I mean, you repeated what I said almost verbatim.

bronx163
bronx163

States rights when they dont interfere with rights of all. Calf guncontrol is bs.
And if it wasnt for HR218cops couldnt carry their firearms into another state.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 I agree, California gun control is bullshit, and based solely on racism.

Any other contradictory claims you'd like to make?

bronx163
bronx163

Racism? How so?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Ronald Reagan and J Edgar Hoover drafted the CA anti-gun law (the Mulford Act) specifically to disarm black folk trying to police their own communities.

I'm sure we've talked about this before.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163

bronx163
bronx163

Have to put this in full context. When Reagan was Gov. It was height of the black liberation front and far left radicals blowing shit up all over the country. And ambushing cops.
Knee jerk move to counter it. But that was crazy time in America.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 understandable. But the bill was passed specifically for a group who, up to that time, was not at all blowing shit up and gunning down cops. It was passed purely to prevent "the rise of another Black Messiah."

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

It showed that the government really did not want blacks to police and be responsible for themselves, and keep them dependent on the government for subsistence.

Most of the things you and many others complain about concerning black society were caused deliberately by the government. Most areas you consider dangerous black areas were areas where people of color were trying to police themselves, only to be hamstrung by the government, repeatedly. Oakland, LA, Chicago, new York to be specific.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

LA - what we now know as the Bloods and Crips were groups of teenage boys sticking together for safety after being harrassed by their white neighbors and the cops according them for no reason. It resembled the Boys And Girls Club More than the gangs we know today.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Chicago - welfare laws were passed to not allow the collection of welfare for black mothers and children if the father also lived at home, because he was supposed to be the bread winner. However, no one in Chicago was hiring black men, and any blacks that wanted to open businesses were stopped by an impossible wall of red tape. Therefore, families had no choice but to have the father move out of the house, leading to thousands of destitute families. These families were then shuttles into projects like Cabrini Green, and the men were left to illegal activities to provide for their family. All while not being able to live with their family if the mother and children wanted government assistance.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

You might ask, "if they couldn't find work in the city, why didn't they just go back to where they came from?" well, the major black populations in LA, Oakland, and Chicago were from the South. They figured they would rather be persecuted and alive, than persecuted and lynched.

Poileas
Poileas

What is it that chük do to each other that has anything to do with an NDN Brother being murdered.

rwingjr
rwingjr

The Bloods and Crips were both primarily black gangs. The Bloods were formed to compete against the influence of the Crips. Neither group was formed to fight against white neighbors or the police. The Crips went after other smaller gangs. I can't believe you would compare them to the Boy's and Girl's Club. That's just asinine, and I hope you don't really believe it. If you do, you need to do some more research. I'm going to guess you're black, just from the comments you are making. I'd suggest you read a book called "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" by Thomas Sowell, who also happens to be a black author. The fact is, black families, prior to the 1960's, were tight-knit families with strong family values. Blacks had some of the best schools in the country, with some of the best educators. Desegregation, while a good thing, actually hurt black education, and basically eliminated black schools. Black schools prior to that actually had higher academic standards than many white schools. I agree that welfare laws helped lead to the breakup of the black family, BUT to imply it led to the black males turning to crime is also nonsensical. They turned to crime because it was easier and paid better than a real job. The Real Black Men of the community actually maintained regular jobs and provided for their families. Read the Sowell book.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@rwingjr I know full well who Thomas Sowell is, and have read a few of his books and articles. Now I'll give you an assignment - read some articles from Ta-Nehisi Coates.

As far as the Bloods and Crips, it sounds like you're referring to one (of admittedly many) origin stories of how the gangs formed. I'll give you that a comparison to the Boys and Girls Club is not too accurate, but the prevailing story of how the Crips got their name is from the acronym "continuous revolution in progress." they were indeed a militant black group of teens sticking together for safety in numbers. This, coupled with the white neighbors displeased with them for moving into white areas of South Central LA, made them a very frequent target of the cops.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Again, we could both be wrong, or we could both be right on certain facts. The gangs weren't too worried about historical preservation when they were forming.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@rwingjr I also believe you're slightly mislead on black men turning to crime was inevitable. If you lived in an urban area, and not being able to find a job, how else were some supposed to provide for their family?

I'm not asking that to be derisive, I'm genuinely curious what you think the correct move would have been. We're currently seeing drugs ravage white communities in the Midwest for the exact reason; lack of jobs and a need to provide for one's family.

By the way, thank you for countering with facts. I'll do further research about desegregation being bad for black schools. I've never looked at that angle and I find it interesting.

rwingjr
rwingjr

Thank you for a civil reply. I won't get into a discussion about the Bloods and the Crips any further. I just felt your original comment was misleading and different than my understanding.
I don't believe I implied that black men turning to crime was inevitable. That wasn't my intention. In fact, I don't believe that at all. I think black men who were raised with moral values would find other ways to support their families, just as white men with moral values do. However, anyone raised without those values may very well turn to crime. Blacks did have strong nuclear family values prior to the 60's, and I really have a hard time putting a date on when that changed. I do believe the civil rights movement along with the social welfare movement of the Johnson era combined to break the black family up. I believe we agree on that. As for why so many turned to crime, I'm not an expert, but I suspect a rather liberal drug use culture may have contributed. I agree that poverty can cause people to turn to crime, regardless of color. Whether it's whites in the Appalachians making moonshine and poaching to feed their families, or blacks in the inner city turning to other crimes. But again, I think family values can prevent much of that crime from happening also.
The opioid crisis in this country is something unique and different than the drug issues of the past. Many of the people suffering from opioid addiction were actually prescribed opioids for a legitimate illness or condition. Most doctors weren't aware of the addictive properties when they first started prescribing it. Slowly, we had a large population addicted to the opioids. Doctors started learning about the addictive properties, and they started to cut back on the prescriptions they wrote. Unfortunately, opioids are not like typical drugs. You can't just stop taking them and go through a short withdrawal. Once addicted, you actually have to seek treatment for that addiction. But instead, many started turning to street drugs such as heroin or fentanyl. This is what is leading to the overdoses and the deaths. Unfortunately, about the only way you can break your addiction is through some long-term treatment and the use of other drugs to wean you off. It can require long-term treatment and is expensive. I have a former foster son who works with these people in a treatment center, and the horror stories he tells are truly heartbreaking and see no color. I'm afraid our government is going to throw money at it, but it's still not going to be successful. For mental health issues, I've said for a long time that mental health care should be affordable or even free, and readily available. I'd like to see free mental health clinics on every corner, just as drugs stores are now. I think drug addiction could use the same thing, but it won't happen.
BTW, an afterthought. I don't believe a lack of jobs is now the reason for the issues affecting many. I think it's more an unwillingness of people to take certain jobs. I have a friend who manages a large golf course on Long Island. Every year he brings in foreigners on visas to work for him. We've had some disagreements on that issue. I believe there are plenty of people in that part of the country that could use work. Unfortunately, it's an affluent area so the local people aren't interested in working there. He provides housing for his workers, as well as a decent wage. I have suggested that the government should actually work to provide inner-city people the opportunity to get those jobs. He could still provide housing, as he does now, pay a decent wage, and eliminate some of the immigrants on visas, while providing jobs to those who could really use them. It would serve the people of the inner city and provide them an opportunity for a future they might not otherwise have. That's only one situation I'm thinking of. Even Trump brings in immigrants on work visas for his resorts. I think employers could try harder to provide for our own.

Pawneebill47
Pawneebill47

What I know is 90% of YOU PEOPLE swim upstream in a downstream world. Whereas many of us, red, white, brown and yes black, just get up, go to work and worry about mortgages, kids in school, health care, credit cards and keeping family together YOU PEOPLE are failures and blame it on everyone but the guy in the mirror. Thomas Sowell is an educated, genius, factual, truth telling man. Your reference is a reflection of your self victim hood. Find another site to sound stupid on, like BLM.

Heezels
Heezels

Okay. Let’s comcede that racism in its time and era was bad. That doesn’t change the fact that things have changed dramatically for the better. The numbers of all negative criminal activity have decreased significantly over the past decade. This include instances of police misconduct and police shot and killed in the line of duty.

But things still, by and large in the black community aren’t statistically satisfying.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels it will take generations to fully recover. It's not like the problems I mentioned were 200 years ago. These things happened 40-50 years ago. People are still very much alive that lived through it, and it will take longer for the most destitute to recover. Overall, black folk are in a much better place than before our last "Renaissance."

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Pawneebill47 why are you interfering with a fruitful, educated discussion with "I know you are but what am i?"

I'm not speaking from my experience; I grew up comfortably middle class with 2 military parents, and now I earn an upper middle class living. But I have family members that aren't as fortunate as me that actively have hurdles placed in their way. I'm not 100 percent blaming the hurdles, and I'm also not saying there aren't things my family members could do better.

I suppose I could find another site to sound stupid on, but you're doing a fine job of sounding stupid on this site.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@rwingjr yeah, I see that unwillingness to do certain work in all races. It's not even a race thing most times, but a class thing. One issue plenty (not all) poor people have in America is the notion of being a potential millionaire. A lack of wanting to start from scratch, work hard, and make a solid living for themselves. The other side of that is a lack of support from our first-world government, but that's a whole other argument for another time.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Pawneebill47 ah, so you're native? If anything, you should understand more than anyone here about the government deliberately making people subservient.

Is your argument that I'm making excuses for the whole of my people? If that is your argument, please enlighten me on how you, a representative of ALL natives apparently, have been so successful with government interference?

Heezels
Heezels

The rates of literacy in Black communities skyrocketed in the decades after slavery. It lead to a wealth of fantastic art and literature in the early 20th century, as well as to a rise in one of America's truest art forms, Jazz. All of this while facing incredible discrimination in a country that, at the time, would rather see them lynched than to read a book written by them.

So what the fuck is the problem now? Black communities are opened up to various social and economic advantages despite still living in ghettos. I've met more than enough intelligent and hardworking black men and women to disprove the notion that it's completely genetic and/or an effect of past racism.

I'm not making this comment to hate on black people. Fuck no to that, I highly respect their circumstance. I just want to know what's the god damn problem? It seems some black people are picking up the slick for a mess of others that almost certainly refuse to try and engage in the contemporary dominance hierarchy. So it seems that they've formed their own very violent and savage dominance hierarchies. And for what? I see white America constantly begging for black participation. It's been nearly a hundred years since the start of the Harlem renaissance. Black people persevered then, so what the hell happened?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels what happened was a massive reset of progress. Between the end of the civil war and the first era of real black prosperity (40s-50s?) was nearly 100 years. It wasn't so much of a boom as it was a gradual upward slope. We are currently in the middle of that upward slope, after the death of the last civil rights movement in the 60s and the introduction of blatantly racist laws. I'll mention these are mostly my thoughts, but not uneducated thoughts.

There are plenty of pockets of black prosperity, and I don't want to characterize you, but how many black people are you intimately familiar with outside of work, church, children's parents, etc?

I ask that because the media has done a FABULOUS job of highlighting the most irresponsible of black folk, and putting them on display as if that's represents the majority of us.

I have family members that struggle, but my experience growing up has largely been around middle and upper middle class families that look like me. (Potomac/Silver Spring, MD for the most part). There are many middle class black families in cities like Atlanta, chicago, new York, miami, Dallas, etc. I currently live in Ladera Heights, an area in Los Angeles that's 70-something percent Black with an almost 6 figure family income average.

I digress, but my bottom line is this. There are some do-nothing black people, just like there are in EVERY race. But our trash is put on display much, much more prominently than white trash. The term "white trash" is considered a comical jab at the worst that white people have to offer, while the worst of black people are held up to be what black people are.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

A modern comparison would be the crack epidemic that hit black communities in the 80s. The War on Drugs was supposed to curtail the use of crack and heroin in the black community, largely by locking up small time dealers and users while somehow not trying to stop the flow of drugs into the city. We all know the coke dealers have massive shipping companies bringing cocaine from Columbia to New York, right? (sarcasm).

But now the meth epidemic is treated as a disease, and these people need help. The president is funneling hundreds of millions for treatment, instead of throwing the "victims" of drug abuse in jail.

In a rough comparison, blacks on crack was a public issue that had to be squashed by massive prosecution; whites on meth need treatment and the cops need new procedures to make sure the druggies are handled with care.

Heezels
Heezels
Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn said (edited): @Heezels what happened was a massive reset of progress. Between the end of the civil war and the first era of real black prosperity (40s-50s?) was nearly 100 years. It wasn't so much of a boom as it was a gradual upward slope. We are currently in the middle of that upward slope, after the death of the last civil rights movement in the 60s and the introduction of blatantly racist laws. I'll mention these are mostly my thoughts, but not uneducated thoughts. There are plenty of pockets of black prosperity, and I don't want to characterize you, but how many black people are you intimately familiar with outside of work, church, children's parents, etc? I ask that because the media has done a FABULOUS job of highlighting the most irresponsible of black folk, and putting them on display as if that's represents the majority of us. I have family members that struggle, but my experience growing up has largely been around middle and upper middle class families that look like me. (Potomac/Silver Spring, MD for the most part). There are many middle class black families in cities like Atlanta, chicago, new York, miami, Dallas, etc. I currently live in Ladera Heights, an area in Los Angeles that's 70-something percent Black with an almost 6 figure family income average. I digress, but my bottom line is this. There are some do-nothing black people, just like there are in EVERY race. But our trash is put on display much, much more prominently than white trash. The term "white trash" is considered a comical jab at the worst that white people have to offer, while the worst of black people are held up to be what black people are.

"There are plenty of pockets of black prosperity, and I don't want to characterize you, but how many black people are you intimately familiar with outside of work, church, children's parents, etc?"

I've known probably 10-12 over my lifetime. I haven't been alive for that long either. i currently work with this black guy, and he's roughly 6 years younger than I am. Good kid. hard worker, smart, likes MMA, Sam Harris, and Thicc white chics.

I don't take it as you characterizing me as someone who doesn't know anything about black people, but i've met my share of different black people. Most of them working class. And like in my comment, I agree that they are good hardworking people. Roast masters, and from time to time will play the race card to get over on a situation (if you've got it, why not?).

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels "thicc white chics" haha, that made me laugh for real. Thicc is good no matter the skin tone.

Heezels
Heezels

Oh yeah, no doubt about it. But, I think his deal is the mental disposition of a white chick. When they're mean, they're words are like daggers. They're also very conscientious.

Me on the other hand, a butt's a butt.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels I've played the race card. just like my asian and hispanic friends have played the 'no speaka english' card and white friends have played the "sorry officer, i'll watch my speed next time' card. We all have our advantages.