Work not for a reward; but never cease to do thy work. The Bhagavad Gita2:
All hell could be breaking loose before noon and things could be stock-still after midnight. The young toughs are often on horseback and they prefer baseball bats and knives to pistols. The fight to keep the tribe sober may soon be getting tougher.
Drunk and dead essay we are still running and trying our best. Almost everyone in the small housing clusters spread across the reservation knows who is selling what and where to get it.
There are other, easier ways to acquire alcohol. A short walk or drive across the border to Whiteclay, Nebraska, which each year legally sells millions of cans of beer to folks from the reservation, is as convenient as it is lucrative.
Activists have been fighting to get the handful of liquor stores in Whiteclay shuttered for years, to no avail.
Bryan Brewer, president of the cash-strapped Oglala Sioux Tribe, says profiteers from Whiteclay have been sucking dollars from the reservation but have not stepped up in any way to clean up the mess their products have created. Officer Becky Sotherland at a home after a call reported an adult was intoxicated.
No one was found and Sotherland suspected it was a prank call. She became an officer in and joined the tribal police department last year.
Because of budget and staffing issues, Sotherland usually patrols her vast district alone. These are young boys, like 11 and She steps lightly and always carries a stash of doggy treats for the guard dogs and ferals that are common in the more populated areas of town.
It was dead-silent and dark, all but for the muted haze of artificial light peeking from the otherwise darkened homes.
Last summer, on another quiet night, a man was bludgeoned to death about yards from where she sat in her car.
Many of those same young people are master horsemen, having grown up riding and raising them. The department relies heavily on federal funding and grants for its yearly budget.
Year by year, as Congress cuts various funding streams, so goes grants and allocations to tribal agencies. Some units log as many asmiles a year.
Typically probation would mean monthly check-ins and drug tests. It has even had to lay off its officer support counselor, a prize for a department working the front lines of one of the most forsaken communities in the country.INT.
WELTON ACADEMY HALLWAY - DAY A young boy, dressed in a school uniform and cap, fidgets as his mother adjusts his tie.
MOTHER Now remember, keep your shoulders back. Deputy Chief of Police John Mousseau called the repeal “a double-sided sword.” “Once we get it legalized we can stop dealing with the drunks and drunk calls and we can do more follow up on.
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This is the first copy of my first book, held by the woman who loved me first, lying in the last place she wanted to be. This shot was taken in mid-October , while my mom was battling an E.
coli infection that nearly took her life. Robert Grossman, the prolific and talented illustrator and caricaturist, died on March 18, , at the age of He did several covers and other pieces for the National Lampoon over the years, most famously the fold-out cover depicting Richard Nixon as Pinocchio for the August (The Miracle of Democracy) issue..
I actually met Grossman once. Anatomy of a Tragedy Dr. Christopher Duntsch’s patients ended up maimed and dead, but the real tragedy is that the Texas Medical Board couldn’t stop him.