The passage of a few short years since this blog was posted hasn’t served to dampen down suspicions that the AIM leadership “snitched” as they like to say about the shooter of agents Williams and Coler, and no doubt other things as well.
Currently this belief can only be ascribed to suspicions, but if you walk around it a little examining events as they’ve played out the word strong should be add to suspicions for a number of reasons.
The heat was on and there were plenty of reasons to go after the AIM leadership – any number of reasons from wiretaps to co operating witnesses and assuredly under the federal RICO statutes routinely employed against criminal enterprises.
And yet nothing save for the low hanging and obvious fruit, and even that took years, decades. Nothing as in an “official” announcement by then soon to be outgoing USAG Holder that yes in fact AIM did kill Annie and Ray but the DOJ wasn’t really interested in “old cases”.
Vernon Bellecourt rushing to the feds with what he construed to be death threat shouldn’t surprise anyone, any more than the fact that Dave Hill was willing to make a deal and in fact got both federal and state charges dropped pertaining to an act of domestic terrorism in the bombing of Mt. Rushmore and a state weapons charge.
Are these guys just lucky or what? I think the or what is what it has really been about.
Then we also have Vernon’s younger brother Clyde getting busted as a major drug dealer, gets a light sentence and walks after a couple of years.
Clyde’s defense such as it was is that he did it for AIM – maybe that mollified the prosecutor and court ……. I mean after all it was for AIM and apparently didn’t matter how many lives were destroyed or how many addiction related crimes were committed.
It sure as hell didn’t matter to Clyde or AIM.
Now think about that for a moment – if you or I got busted for the same charge we’d have wound up busting rocks for years if not decades.
If you or I were complicit in the multiple murders AIM committed we would be pursued to the ends of the earth and it wouldn’t matter how long it took.
But not those fearless last real ndn “liberators” and “patriots.”
As crude as it may sound I had a friend who would say it isn’t know who but who you blow when an inequity defied explanation – in this instance it seems to have been who any in the leadership were willing to blow off, as in give up.
The AIM leadership has always been long on talk when it came to “colonization” and “colonial law” even while embracing every aspect of both from the drugs and alcohol, the scams and thefts, and of course “taking the fifth”.
I’ve offered the opinion on more than one occasion that I believe the strategy has been to allow the attrition of time to catch up with the leadership – that in their passing there won’t be anything left to do, no one to prosecute, case emphatically closed – looks to me like that’s the way it’s playing out.
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Hell of a note for a man to have his pots stolen as has been reported on the net regarding Banks and his syrup venture. Don’t know what the world’s coming to.
I thought for sure justice would be pursued in the “traditional way”as the call was floated to do so in the case of Annie Mae-but I must have been delusional to think so.
Bank’s has offered a thousand dollar reward and demanded a full investigation-I guess maybe it can be spun as progress that an indigenous person has the where with all to be able to offer a reward in the first place, but since a similar offer has never been made regarding information concerning the murder of the woman he loved so much, Annie Mae, it doesn’t strike me as being sweet. A couple of pots are replaceable-the same can’t be said for Annie.