The AIM/Peltier brigade have for years attempted to portray Kamook as a “paid” government informant – this excerpt from her testimony addresses the reality though I doubt the brigade will anymore accept the relevance of these facts than they do any other.
They don’t need to take Kamook’s word for anything related to AIM and Peltier if they don’t want to – they can select or ignore a variety of others who’ve either testified or exposed the myth through investigating journalism over a period of years. A little difficult to call everyone a paid informant though they’re probably up to it – if not they can always rely on their old fallbacks of sellouts etc.
This was a woman with four children who had every right to be concerned about their and her security – now would anyone like to make a case that the sum she received to cover housing, relocating, utilities, food, and the expenses incurred raising four children when spread out over a period of time was extravagant?
If so maybe they would care to begin with the loss of job related income.
Here you have a woman with every reason to have shunned Annie Mae, and in shunning her remain silent when it came to the involvement of Dennis Bank$, her husband, in Annie’s murder – a woman who having realized the true nature of AIM, Peltier, and the father of her children she had maintained a relationship with for seventeen years had the integrity to step forward.
A move that effectively ended her career in the movie industry – anyone one want to make some sort of determination how much that amounted to in lost wages and career opportunities?
Truth serum for Annie? How about Peltier volunteering for a dose himself since he’s an “innocent political prisoner” with nothing hide?
How about some kind of stimulant to wake up his supporters?
Especially women in this case with children who might be supporters should be asking themselves if they would stay with a man like Bank$ knowing he was complicit in the murder of another woman with children?
BY MR. McMAHON:
Q. What did Mr. Peltier say?
A. He said that he believed she was a fed, and that he was
going to get some truth serum and give it to her so that she
would tell the truth.
REDIRECT EXAMINATION BY MR. McMAHON:
Q. Ms. Nichols, since it was brought up, would you tell the
jury exactly how much you have received in financial
assistance from the federal government total?
Q. Was part of that for your expenses for traveling?
A. Well, when I found this information out in 2000 and I
would travel around, like when I went to visit Troy Lynn in
Denver, I paid all my own expenses, and there was actually
several months before I asked could I get reimbursed, and I
would send them my receipts and for that I got reimbursed, but
I initially put up my own money.
Q. In addition to that have there been two lump sum
payments made to you?
Q. What were they for?
A. A year ago I was contacted about my security and my
safety, and we discussed where I lived, and that I maybe
needed to move to a more secure location in New Mexico, so it
was for that.
Q. So the first payment was to move you to the secured location?
Q. Because of your involvement in this case?
Q. What was the second lump sum payment for?
A. Well, Dennis Banks learned where I lived the first time,
so it was to move to a different location.
Q. So that was for the same reason?