Another move to silence , Chase Iron Eyes, he of the endless selfies lauding himself announced not long ago he was going to represent John Graham – that would be John Graham “the land warrior” who can’t keep his story straight and presently is serving time following a conviction for his participation in the abduction murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash.
It seems the first order of business is one taken from the AIM manifesto, that is to seek a gag order.
A gag order? Really Chase, isn’t that basically the same as one of those denied or redacted FOIs everyone complains about?
If representing Graham is about gaining attention seems as though CIE could garner more of that lending his expertise to Peltier.
But it’s abundantly clear the Peltier defense is winding down and a generally recognized lost cause so why run the risk.
Graham on the other hand is something relatively new, and although the Free Graham site languishes in comparison to Peltier’s when it comes to raising money and support there’s still time to retool the approach.
With the right adman Graham too can become a “leader” of AIM, one of those high ranking members as the fable goes kind of like Peltier. Maybe even write a book or do the art thing.
My Life Is A Sundance has already been taken, in view of Graham’s age when he signed on to the abduction and murder of Annie and his inability to keep his alibi straight, not to mention coherent, he might want to consider going with My Life Is A Duncedance.
When Peltier passes on Graham could become the only show in town as an honest to goodness cross my heart and hope to die “political prisoner”.
Former Peltier attorney Kuzma had the integrity to call the Mr. X story what it was, a lie – which in turn led to yet another LPDOC party purge….exit Kuzma, too much of that “bravado” Claypoole memorialized, too much integrity.
I’m wondering if Chase will exhibit the same integrity when it comes to Graham’s invention of DNA samples being taken from a park bench or table and announce that it too is bullshit, or those oft changing and convoluted tales of “safe houses” and the where and when of things so specific to Graham’s guilt amount to the same?……I’m kind of doubting it but I guess we’ll see.
I don’t know if Chase is a defense attorney or if this is merely an opportunity that has arisen – one of those things a “last real Indian” would feel compelled to do, but I suspect there is an undercurrent of understanding that Graham is indeed guilty and as a result of that yet another lost cause irregardless of the ebb and flow of the attentionometer or number of selfies posted. Little more than an attention seeking device?
In blowing off Annie Mae Pictou Aquash’s daughter Denise during a phone conversation when Denise was chapter and versing CIE about the realities of her mother’s murder Chase apparently couldn’t be bothered and announced his focus was on the youth of our nations, then withdrew from the conversation.
I’m a little curious about that as I would think it’s important for our youth to understand no one should turn their back when it comes to the murder or abuse of any of our women. No one should remain silent.
Being an attorney and an individual with their selfless unwavering finger on the pulse of the nations Chase should be well aware of the results from a statistical viewpoint if nothing else when that is the approach.
An approach I might add that led to an almost complete lack of prosecution by the feds for the crime of rape perpetrated against indigenous women, among many who would qualify as being of our youth, but more than that created a situation where our women became the statistical demographic leader for victims of rape and physical abuse.
Chase has said he doesn’t belong to AIM, but has family members who do – whether he does or not or merely acts in the capacity of a proxy is secondary to whether the AIM manifesto is to be the game book .
Whether it’s about AIM politics or justice and equity.