Increasingly as you look around the net you see references made to Dave Hill AIM’s resident bomber, one time security thug along with Leonard Peltier for Dennis Banks, and interrogation participant of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash prior to her murder as being a “plant”, which translates to informant or possibly one of those provocateurs AIM goes on about.
Even if you’re a devotee of all things AIM for the sake of discussion assume Hill was, does this raise the question did he, has he, operated in that capacity during his various times at LPDOC/ILPDC?
Think about that for a moment, the implications, a direct conduit, eyes and ears, a coup by any measure.
Another question to ponder is what genius in light of Hill’s history – that get me out of jail or I’ll start talking thing, and the questions that surround him made the decision to bring him onboard?
Was the hoped for public reaction to be one of viewing it as a reunion of sorts, a gathering of the alumni demonstrating solidarity? The over the hill gang rides again?
What a long strange trip it’s been, and getting stranger by the minute.
From the Rapid City Journal
MAN NOW FACING STATE CHARGES
Released from federal custody Wednesday afternoon on a personal
recognizance bond, David Hill, 32, a Choctaw Indian, was immediately
arrested by state officials on a charge of obliterating the serial
number on a pistol. He was to be arraigned Thursday morning in magistrate
court on the misdemeanor charge. U.S. Magistrate James Wilson had
followed the recommendation of the federal government in releasing Hill
who had been held on two federal charges – possession of a firearm while
under indictment on charges stemming from the Custer courthouse takeover
incident in 1973 and obliterating a serial number on a firearm. He had
been held on $15,000 bond on the possession charge and $20,000 on the
other charge and would have had to post 10 per cent or a total of $3,500
to secure his release.
So, U.S Magistrate James Wilson releases Hill upon the “recommendation”of “the federal government” with the charges later dropped, and that raises an additional question……why such intervention, why such a recommendation?
The State charges are also never pursued and in fact dropped in what is referred to as being in the public interest. Another recommendation/intervention by the “federal government”.
Quite an accomplishment, sounds like something Batman’s nemesis the Joker would pull out of his bag of tricks.
If there is a comparable instance where an individual has been released for an act of domestic terrorism I’d appreciate being made aware of such. Likewise if such an incident occurred and all charges were dismissed.
It’s a difficult thing to have invested oneself heavily into a cause or belief and learn your loyalty was not only misplaced but abused.
I think that’s the situation a lot of Peltierites and AIM supporters find themselves in, that and concern about what will people say, how will they respond if they begin to ask questions or change positions?
Will they lose standing, friends, the “respect” of their peers?
None of which are valid reasons to continue what may have become a personal doubt riddled charade.
I speak from the experience of once having been a Peltier supporter – but I’m in a better place now than I was before when believing a lie.
Quite truthfully I’ve never considered life to be a popularity contest, to surrender who you are to please or appease others, so the flack I received and continue to at times primarily on the blog as the result of asking the hard questions hasn’t ever really bothered me.
It was in fact expected – an expectation based on the understanding that there are those who live in a perpetual state of denial and rather than confront that will go to any extreme to avoid doing so.
It’s been said that sovereignty begins with feeding oneself, I believe it can also be said sovereignty begins when we exercise control over our own thoughts and being our own person.
Life comes with compromises, but nowhere is it written that personal integrity or the truth need be compromised.