Much ado has been made about the release of documents related to the murder of Perry Ray Robinson Jr, by AIM and Wounded Knee 2, the truth is the information was already known.
A known truth including the active participation of Dennis Banks, a participation verified by witnesses and his own recorded words via a wiretap.
More than enough to indict and prosecute – the fact that he and others haven’t been should be the topic of conversation and lead one to pursue an FOI for the full disclosure of all recorded wiretaps involving Banks, as no one is foolish enough to believe there was only one.
On the basis of a recorded conversation where Banks is heard discussing the murder of Robinson and how best to dispose of the body that alone makes him a prime candidate for a variety of charges…. and yet he hasn’t been. Coincidence or some thing more?
Dennis Banks has enjoyed a kid glove access and treatment to such media outlets as Democracy Now, softball questions and the ability to ramble on at will as though he were a visiting dignitary instead of what he is.
Being the “of the people and for the people” champions of truth and justice such outlets fashion themselves as I wonder if they have the desire or sense or responsibility to invite Banks back on, take off the gloves, and discuss this wiretap?
No need to do the full blown investigative reporting they’ve failed to do previously related to such notables as Banks and Peltier if they aren’t so inclined, merely focus on this single question as uncomfortable as it may be for guest and host.
As a follow up they should invite a DOJ representative to discuss the egregious lack of prosecution, maybe allude to the “coincidence” of USAG Holder’s announcement that they aren’t interested in pursuing cases forty years or more older and the release of the related Robinson documents.
I’m somewhat inclined to believe this ball started rolling with the admission of former Peltier attorney Kuzma that the Mr. X story/alibi was bs from the beginning, and his interest in the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash – which “coincidentally” led to an overhaul of the LPDOC personnel infrastructure.
Odd isn’t it, or coincidental, that former Peltier attorneys like Kuzma and Bachrach are engaged in a such a pursuit?
The feeble defense mounted by AIM drones has been that CW’s are “snitches” bought and paid for, entirely without credibility – that works for the equally feeble minded desperate to believe and willing to ignore that Russell Means publicly “snitched” on Vernon Bellecourt – but it’s a whole different ball game when you have the man’s own words and voice on tape, I’d like to hear a defense for that.
Much has been made of Kamook’s statements, of the fact that she wore a wire, unthinkable that a “wife” would do such a thing. As though to say a woman is to divest herself of any sense of right or wrong when it comes to her man. That regardless of what he does or has done she is to aid and abet.
I wonder how far such a position should be taken – would they have it include murderers or rapists? How about pedophiles or the sexual abuse of children they might have? Or what about just plain old physical abuse? Kind of a slippery slope isn’t it?
Yet in essence this is what those who want to cry foul are saying.
Injustice abounds, it has become a fact of life, for a media outlet to avoid addressing any part of it is shoddy journalism at best, contrived at it’s worst.
And speaking of that I’ll have to go against the grain and take a look at LRI to see what if anything they have to say about all this.