Where are the documents containing Thelma Rios’ confession and plea bargain related to the abduction/murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash?
Are they available and if so how heavily redacted are they?
Or do they remain sealed, and if so for what reason?
One can reasonably assume Thelma would have named a few names and provided information into actual events.
Among those names it’s also reasonable to assume in light of her past relationship with and public accusations/statements related to Dave Hill she would have mentioned him – after all Thelma is on record as saying that not only was Hill a cop and always had been one, also that he was the who came to collect Annie and take her to the wkldc office to be interrogated.
Surely Thelma would have been grilled, she would have had to of offered something to strike a bargain, and whatever that was it would of have had to be substantial – she would have had to of been a “cooperating witness”.
I don’t know about anyone else but this sealing arouses suspicions.
Suspicions that are enhanced by my belief that Hill is or was an informant, his relationship to Thelma, her statement regarding his role of at least being AIM’s strong arm in delivering Annie for interrogation, and the statements of others that Hill was in the area and had in fact been seen in the proximity of wkldc.
It wouldn’t do to expose Hill if Thelma did indeed testify to any role Hill might have played – that alone would be sufficient reason to seal Thelma’s testimony and particulars of the plea agreement.
It’s counter intuitive to consider the extent AIM has gone to over the years to make a case for what they consider to be their exonerating “paranoia”, and yet find it acceptable that they have nothing to say about Hill or that great “statesman” Russell Means following S.D Attorney General Jackley’s revelation that Means could roll over with the best of them.
But that’s AIM, everything upside down, everything ass backwards from top to bottom and start to finish.
So can we talk? I mean let’s think about this – people who have been cleared remain in Gitmo.
They’re not guilty of a single crime yet they languish behind bars – eighty some of them by last count if I recall the numbers correctly.
They’ve been cleared as terrorists and can’t get out-yet a home grown domestic terrorist by the name of Harry David Hill apparently has a gold plated get of jail pass, a government issued one.
I suppose the difference being those eighty odd Gitmo prisoners haven’t rolled over on anyone – they truly had “nothing to offer” unlike Hill.
The government has said they’ve been cleared, yet this same government never made a comparable statement related to Hill, they just turned him loose, and the state of South Dakota did likewise on a weapons charge at the behest of guess who? The government.
Hill wasn’t waterboarded, beaten, blindfolded, isolated, held incommunicado, detained for years, or any of that, he just rolled and walked
I mean what’s going on here, is Hill the equivalent of E. Howard Hunt spymaster extraordinaire? A real G man? Is he a contract player for the CIA, one of those black ops specialists, or just the feds boy?
Hunt masterminds the Watergate break in during the Nixon administration and does three years for being complicit in what amounts to breaking and entering, attempted burglary, and Nixon is driven from office.
Hunt didn’t physically participate in the actual break in, he was across the street with a set of binoculars and a walkie talkie directing his crew of misfits.
Hill bombs Mt. Rushmore and walks, active physical participation in the bombing itself, no sitting off at a distance directing cohorts – which to your way of thinking from a legal viewpoint is the more serious?
The government makes a statement that Perry Ray Robinson Jr, was murdered by AIM – that’s murder, unlike those eighty odd who sit in Gitmo who haven’t murdered anyone – yet they sit in a cage and the AIM leadership boasts of flying first class and continue romping around making appearances for a fee and running scams.
Not a one of the leadership has ever been charged related to a single murder.
They may have been summoned before a grand jury where they took the Fifth but that’s the extent of it. They also could have “assisted” behind the scenes as Means did.
As I’ve said previously, if you testify or provide information in a murder case that’s a good thing, but consideration also has to be given to the motivation.
Was it a sincere desire for justice….or self serving?
What’s wrong with all of this? What does it take for people to admit something is definitely askew?
More to the point what does it take for a shaimster or equally myopic Peltierite to say Duh, maybe something is wrong.
This confederation of mindless hive members will literally foam at the mouth when labeling anyone who offers any information related to the crimes AIM and Peltier committed – calling those who do snitches, sellouts, and rats.
Yet they all go deaf, dumb, and blind when it comes to a scam running, lying, thieving “statesman” like Means or anyone who was a part of Banks personal entourage like Hill and Dumb as Dirt, more commonly known as Leonard Peltier- and that leads me to ask who are the real sellouts?
The feds aren’t going to admit to it because they don’t give up informants – AIM won’t because it raises a slew of questions and at the very least makes them look like the fools they are, and Hill sure as hell never will.
These illegally detained Gitmo prisoners are there as a result of legislation such as “the Patriot Act”, does this imply in Hill’s case if you commit crimes and then turn informant for personal reasons you become a patriot?
Was there a hidden message in Means draping himself in the flag whether it was upside down or not?
In what context did Means referring to himself as a “patriot” apply? Has there ever been a greater poseur among the nations?
Not that I’m aware of, though Banks is second only by the width of hair.
Rewards being offered aren’t uncommon – Banks even offered a reward for the return of his purloined pots – a $1,000 I believe it was.
Anyone know of a reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of single individual related to the murders AIM committed?