Taking into consideration the precursor to the Native Mob-AIM, the original gangbangers, it was inevitable that youth of this time period would follow in their footsteps.
AIM gang members murdered, raped, sold drugs, intimidated, ravaged communities, and generally wreaked havoc, setting the example for the current wave of thugs who refer to themselves as warriors instilled with native pride, exactly as AIM did.
The Native Mob- AIM’s bastard child, the spawn of their prolonged raping of a people, are part of AIM’s legacy, which they will deny while pointing fingers in every other conceivable direction.
Interesting that on their sites such as the RoL, Nowa Cumig, and Swnkacangi they have nothing to say thus far about the crackdown and arrests, much less any reference
AIM in the 60’s and 70’s under the leadership of Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt, was a genocidal event that infected the spirit and mind of nations, and the children of those nations that reverberates to this day.
RICO statutes were employed in this roundup, and I continue to fail to see the reason for not applying them to the original mob-cutting off the head of the snake would go a long way towards putting an end to all this rather than relying on the passage of time and their passing.
Events such as these cannot help but raise the question anew- is there a hands off policy in effect against the upper echelon of AIM? If so, why, and who does it serve?
No argument can be made that it serves any indigenous community.