Old Boots – now there’s a story that’s been around for a while, a proven lie much the same as the now infamous Mr. X tale.
There’s is an ongoing effort to keep this lie as well as others alive – even those
“celebrities” appearing in various venues like Democracy Now continue to recite this tired old fable and leads me to wonder how much fact checking such sites conduct.
Old boots is about the arrest warrant for Jimmy Eagle that brought agents Williams and Coler to Jumping Bull, and ultimately to their deaths as Peltier believed they were coming after him for a Wisconsin fugitive warrant.
The warrant in point of fact was about much more than a pair of old boots, old boots that had cost two hundred dollars and would have cost an equal amount to replace – it was about a variety of charges from robbery to assault with a deadly weapon.
Old or new is secondary in my opinion as I can think of several “old” things I own of equal or greater value, not to mention the associated cost of replacement.
A couple of years or so ago there were a few news articles about some pots or urns from Dennis Banks syrup production business being stolen – I assume they were old as in used and yet Banks offered a thousand dollar reward – I assume as well the theft of them qualified as a felony probably as did the boots.
I wonder if Banks thought of them simply as old pots?
But the rest of the story is the illegal detention and assault with a knife that occurred on Jerry Schwarting, the owner of said boots – that for sure would be a felony.
The point being if “celebrities” want to cast their furtherance of lies as part of a “humanitarian” effort related to Peltier people should be skeptical of whatever else they have say…… because in addition they at one point or another also bought into and promoted Mr.X.
A “humanitarian” effort predicated on lies becomes little more than a lie itself, if the truth exists in a such an effort it should be able to stand on it’s own merits.
Somewhere out there a copy of this arrest warrant must be in existence and obtainable, as I believe such things are in the public domain – if so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to post it on the net, even send a copy to a few media outlets and LPDOC.