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Tribal Lawenforcement denied access to Police database

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posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 12:49 PM
The Cabazon Tribe has filed suit to gain access. California is one of a few states that deny Tribal police access to state databases.
CABAZON INDIAN RESERVATION ---- Cabazon police Sgt. Ronald Karr has nearly all the privileges bestowed upon most other police officers in California ---- except one.

He can arrest people, write tickets, carry weapons, and respond to emergencies in a patrol car that comes equipped with wailing siren and flashing lights.

But what Karr ---- and every other tribal police officer in California ---- can't do is tap into state and federal law enforcement databases allowing them to check for criminal records and outstanding warrants on the people they stop.

Without that access, routinely made available to nontribal police, Karr and other tribal officers say they can run into trouble gathering even such basic information as a person's home address.

"You just don't know what's going on. You don't know whether someone has just robbed a bank or escaped from jail," said Karr, 52, bouncing in the driver's seat of his sport-utility vehicle as he patrols the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reservation in Riverside County, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. "Without that kind of information, you're really in the dark. It's a scary feeling."

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as more and more non-native people converge on reservations
to partake of the casinos this information or lack thereof is critical to the officers on the reservations. of course if officers on the Rez get killed for lack of this information they are only "Indian Police" . Yet Gov. Arnie says these same tribes need to pay more from their casino revenues because they are "part "of the state.

Once again Arnie and his army use their double standard, the Tribes MUST submit to the will of the state and there programmed extortion or face State Police invasion with the intent to deprive a soverign nation of its property.

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[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]

[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]


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