I’m given to wonder about things at times, to look for motivations, or an existing logic if one exists.
Here’s a few things to ponder – in view of America’s long running “war on drugs” and the approach that’s been taken even to extraditing Foreign Nationals to be tried in this country as major drug dealers how is it an individual with the same classification could be arrested, convicted, and serve only a couple of years?
Does a different standard apply to home grown major drug dealers? I don’t believe court records would show they do unless there were mitigating circumstances like the detainee “co operating”, which is a euphemism for rolling over, commonly referred to as snitching.
I think there exists little doubt that among the AIM leadership and associates at least Russell Means and Dave Hill snitched – I’d also say it isn’t doubtful to take a look at Clyde Bellecourt – that’s right, Clyde Bellecourt, the self styled oracle of the 7th generation.
How so you might ask?
Well to begin with Clyde was busted for dealing drugs and classified a major drug dealer. Even more heinous under state and federal guidelines he dealt out of a school in addition to the Little Earth housing project, doesn’t matter that he said he did for it AIM…that “spiritually” based organization.
So you’ve got a major drug dealer dealing out of a school and he only does less than two years.
Now with the alleged animosity that existed between state and federal law enforcement and AIM plus the fact Clyde was already an ex con two years seems suspiciously lenient doesn’t it?
On the other hand if Clyde did roll over and saved himself from a much stiffer sentence it wouldn’t hardly do to grant probation and turn him loose would it?
if that had of been the case red flags would have gone up all over the place, after all in view of the classification, location, and conviction appearances had to be maintained.
Clyde was able to “plea bargain” his way down to lesser charges, the question in my mind is what was the nature of the “bargain” considering Clyde got busted selling to an undercover cop and was found to be in possession of something like a $125,000 worth of drugs.
Another question is where did the seed money come from for Clyde to begin his drug business?
Did various AIM chapter/fiefdoms and petty warlords kick in? Did it come from donation scams or redirected grant money? From the CPUSA or foreign despots they cozied up to? After all it wasn’t like any of these guys actually worked for a living, they were “compensating” themselves with organizational money in their appointed positions as CEOs.
I don’t know what the exact figure would be but I imagine $125,000 in mid eighties money would probably be the equivalent of four or five hundred thousand dollars today.
I understand these are difficult and possibly embarrassing questions for the Oracle and his followers , and I don’t expect any sort of rebuttal to be forthcoming – and really, there’ s no need to go to through the drama and extravagance of one of those Mall floor flops.
I mean what’s going on here? Dave Hill commits an act of domestic terrorism in bombing Mt. Rushmore and walks from the charges – Russell Means most certainly must have been involved in the decision making process to abduct Annie and transport her to PR where she was murdered based upon his own words that PR was his personal fiefdom where nothing AIM related took place without his knowledge and consent and the known involvement of his family members at various stages, yet the prosecutor who handled the trial of Annie’s shooter says Russell was clean and in fact assisted the investigation.
Dennis Banks was recorded on a wiretap instructing Chris Westerman to bury AIM murder victim Perry Ray Robinson jr. and is able to identify Annie’s body to his cohorts before anyone else can and he’s never charged with anything related to either murder.
Then you have Clyde Bellecourt the major drug dealer, an ex con who gets a pittance of a five year sentence and does less than two years of it.
The Cosa Nostra and the Mafia wish they could lead such a charmed life, receive a comparable preferential treatment.
So, we’ve got Dave Hill offering to roll over, an official denial that he did inspite of walking away scot free, Russell Means boasting to Annie’s daughter that he knew who had murdered her mother but gave his “word” not to reveal the name and Dennis Banks who should have been arrested and charged on the basis of more evidence than others have historically been charged and convicted upon, and a major drug dealer receiving what amounted to a slap on the wrist.
Anyone care to offer an explanation or opinion how all this could be?