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Why are Native American veterans being harassed by law enforcement?

Why are Native American veterans being harassed by law enforcement?

 

There is a rogue element in government, which is very afraid of Native American veterans.  What is going on? 

A common thread that all the Native American male and female warriors have complained to me yesterday and this morning, was being accused of crimes they didn’t commit.  Most also said that anonymous persons with US Government phone numbers tried to break up their marriages or their dating relationships  We told you yesterday about Brother Ghost Dancer being imprisoned for robberies that he couldn’t have possibly committed. The persecution seemed connected with his involvement with the Lakota leaders at the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Several of the veterans I talked to had similar stories, even though they were not involved with AIM or political demonstrations.  They were actually arrested, but either the charges were dropped or they were found innocent in a trial. All of us have been repeatedly labeled “suspects” however . . . probably as an excuse to get an electronic surveillance warrant.

Last night I watched a movie based on the true story of a journalist in California, who discovered that a cartel  was secretly set up by the CIA, which mass-distributed crystal meth to the United States. The scheme was a means of financing clandestine operations overseas, which had been specifically forbidden by Congress.  You will not believe what was done to him.

I am not a veteran and also was never in a political demonstration.  I never wore a Navy officer’s uniform, after graduating from Georgia Tech.  However, I did have to sign a 20 year non-disclosure agreement for covert activities overseas after graduation.  After the appearance in 1997 of the black helicopter over my house in Pine Log, GA I increasingly seemed to be in the “bullseyes” of law enforcement for unknown crimes.  This was really strange because I had a high profile in Cartersville, GA.   I was on the county planning commission and the city Board of Zoning Appeals.  I was then the architect for the restoration of some of the region’s most important historic landmarks. Well . . .  years ago,  Jimmy Carter introduced me to Senator Joe Biden as a future governor of Georgia.  That’s not the type of person, who police should suspect being the culprit for any horrendous crime that happens.

In 1997, I was in a serious relationship with a gal I met in Sunday School, who was a professional musician and a graduate student at Georgia State University.  The next month,  three water scooters with the CIA emblems on them, tried to ram the canoe that Julie and I were paddling on Lake Allatoona.  A little later, an unmarked white truck, driven by men in white “space suits” stole her garbage cart from the street then brought it back the next day, empty. At that time,  volunteer firemen in North Fulton County were amassing vast sums of money by running marijuana with their motor boats on Lake Allatoona.  Was this crime ring also orchestrated by rogue CIA operatives?  We will probably never know. 

When I bought a house in Cartersville a few months after the helicopter incident,  officers in the Cartersville Police Department called the elderly women in the neighborhood and told them I was a suspected “Peeping Tom.”  They called KKK members in the neighborhood and told them that I was an undercover FBI agent.  They called up members of nearby Tabernacle Baptist Church and told them that I was an atheist and child molester.   Actually,  I was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and certainly not a sexual predator.   EXACTLY, the same type things happened to the Native American veterans.

Then a few years later, a cousin in law enforcement tipped me off that the Georgia Crime Information System had a bogus profile on me.  It stated that I had served two prison terms, was a bisexual, sexual predator, probably schizophrenic and dangerously violent.  There was no mention of my education or profession.  Any cop, who read the bio, would have probably shot first and asked questions later, if stopping me for a traffic violation.  Fortunately,  that never happened. 

I confronted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation about this CIS profile.  They initially denied it then claimed that the profile had been sent to them by the FBI.  The fictional account was eventually removed, but the Assistant Director, who deleted the fictional text paid a dear price. Two weeks later, his parents in Gainesville, GA were murdered in their sleep.  The Assistant Director, at age 38, soon retired from the agency.

Throughout the decade that followed,  law enforcement officers repeatedly interfered with my search for a soulmate.  Two women, with herpes, were promised huge sums of money by law enforcement officers and the dropping of drug charges against them, if they infected me with herpes.  I was immediately suspicious of these women, who were total strangers, because they drove hundreds of miles to my house then instantly wanted to become intimate.  Guess they figured that most men are that stupid.

Women, whom I had dates with or even talked to on the phone, constantly complained about receiving phone calls from local or state law enforcement officers, who told them that I was either a “suspected” serial killer or a “known child molester.”  On more occasions than I can count,  state or federal law enforcement agents sat at a table next to the table where a new female contact and I were dining.  One time, two bleached-blonde, uniformed Georgia State Highway Patrolman literally stood at the table of a Buckhead-Atlanta restaurant, where I was courting a female doctor for the entire length of our meal.  Such shenanigans are exactly the reason that I am single today. Once the Great Recession eliminated the discretionary income required for courting, the very same parasites tried incessantly to prove I was a gay sexual predator.  Well, I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.  Several of the Native American veterans I have talked to spent time in jail after being arrested on trumped up charges.  All were cleared, but were in deep debt because of legal fees.

Back to the investigative journalist.  After he won a national journalism award for his discovery of the government-orchestrated drug ring,  his life became living hell.  “They” tried to break up his marriage then spread rumors that he was a child molester and violent schizophrenic.   Any attempts to apply for a job by phone resulted in calls from local law enforcement to his potential employers, stating that he was being investigated for some horrendous crime.  The man never was able to get a job as a journalist, even though he had been named “National Journalist of the Year.”  The director of the CIA resigned as a result of his articles, but other major newspapers tried to undermine his story. In 1997,  a special congressional committee determined that everything he said was true, but he still couldn’t get a job in his profession.  He supposedly committed suicide in 2004 with TWO bullets in his head. This seems to be the modus operanda of predatory criminals on the taxpayers’ payroll.

If you are a Native American, you are twice as likely to be killed, while unarmed, by a law enforcement officer than any other ethnic group. There are no statistics for falsely arrested Native Americans, but it is clearly a problem, especially west of the Mississippi.    Obviously,  some covert organization on the taxpayer’s dole greatly fears the Native American warriors of certain tribes.  When honesty, bravery and patriotism become undesirable character traits, we can be certain that something really bad is coming down the pike.  I could find one thing that the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creeks, Seminoles, Lakota and Apache have in common.   Their warriors have won the vast majority of Congressional Medals of Honor, awarded to Native Americans.   Hm-m-m-m

 

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

11 Comments

  1. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, can’t help but agree with the Native elders that this is a dark time for this country…I went out after reading your yesterday’s article and saw very few Christmas lights. We hear statements of “fake news”, “shadow government”, corruption more and more everyday. Top Political leaders now admitting they have stored monies overseas while a open border with lots of monies, drugs, crimes associated with it goes on and on.
    The American people better wake up to the times we live in when “political/economy leaders” speak of a better world when 1 million Christians just got exterminated in the middle East, 5 million people lost their lives in the Congo. It’s a very dangerous world with all these ships bringing in GOD only knows. The last river mentioned in the Bible is “Euphrates”… EU? It is written. Prepare yourself. AMEN

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    • I agree with you. Real Christians are being persecuted and killed throughout the globe. I must confess though, that I didn’t put up Christmas decorations. I lost all I had on and in my house, while be evicted 9 years ago on Christmas Eve. This year, I decided to spend the money on concrete blocks for agricultural terrace walls. LOL

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  2. panthergaptx@gmail.com'

    Howdy, Over the years my phone has been tapped, undercover cops set on me, sting operations my inlaws can vouch for this. Severval really funny
    stories… Just one…buddy of mine ran a comic book store…one day he introduced a SAPD Sgt…before shaking hands I stated he looked like a
    headhunter…my friend froze, the sgt damn near fell off his stool. Another time I was nearly refused TS Clearance because I do not drink.

    An aside…read today that Seminole is Creek for Wildman is this correct?

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    • Not exactly. There was a similar Spanish word used in Florida for herds of cattle that wandered off from haciendas and became semi-feral. The Seminoles were originally composed of Itsate-Creek provinces from the Western North Carolina Mountains and North Georgia, who did not want to use Muskogee as their trade and diplomatic language.

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  3. jamesrhodes666@msn.com'

    Richard T: Let me tell you just a few stories. When I worked at the AZ state prison I met a Vietnam veteran by the name of Richard Wirta-not a tribal member but a descendant of Natives from WI. He told me an incredible story that I did not believe but was in fact true. Upon returning from his tour of combat, Wirta was highly stressed out and returned to his biker “club” to address his stress levels. One night while in a seedy bar: dim lighting with the smell of cooking rice and fish (triggers for many of us) some male began abusing a female resulting in Richard and a friend killing the abuser. Richard’s comrade in crime, not a veteran, got 5 years probation-Richard got life without parole. When I met Richard he had been down over 20 years and I did something so not popular-I assisted with individuals whose mission was to free Wirta. Richard was also unique in the fact he was suffering seriously from effects of Agent Orange and has been the only veteran I have ever known to receive 100% Veterans Administration disability from combat AND Agent Orange; but, as you know although Richard was on the books for 100%, as an inmate he was only entitled to 10% of those funds! Richard became very ill and his WI high school sweetheart (Laura) flew to AZ to marry and look after him provided we were successful in securing his release. I became known as an “inmate lover” and a smear campaign was launched against me but we continued in our efforts as Richard became deathly ill. I then made a prediction that would come true: as Richard began to need more medical assistance, the prison system would release him and make him the ‘problem’ of the Veterans Administration. I also correctly predicted that once Richard was released he would be re-evaluated by the V.A. and his 100% disability would be stripped from him. I helped Richard file an appeal to get his benefits back this time as a free man. He wanted to go back to Vietnam for medical treatment, as I had, but he was too ill and died soon thereafter. We support our vets?

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  4. theoldlibrary19@yahoo.co.uk'

    Hi Richard, Although I read all your interesting posts I don’t always comment. However, this post absolutely stunned me. Not only for what you have been through yourself but for all others you mention. I especially read the comment about the Veteran who suffered while in prison. My sister in laws son was killed in Vietnam and is listed on the Website of the Veterans. I wonder if he and some of his mates were ill treated while serving their country even though he was not a Native American. Strikes me that the corruption is rife whatever nationality they are.

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    • Most of the Native American veterans, who contacted me this week, did not want their name published for fear of repercussions. They have moved to other communities and states and don’t want anybody to know that they have been arrested in the past. One said that even her husband and children didn’t know that she had been falsely arrested for shoplifting, spent three nights in jail and then was released for lack of evidence. Apparently, the store in Mississippi saw something missing, but even though she had nothing on her that she did not pay for, had her arrested anyway.

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    • Thank you! I didn’t know about this organization. I first became aware of the problem in 2010, when I was living in a tent and stumbled upon a camping community of veterans. Most had become “outlaws” after being laid off in the Great Recession. They couldn’t make their child support payments and so were sent to jail and their driver’s licenses were seized. I wrote a series of article in the Examiner on homeless veterans, which eventually had millions of readers and apparently pricked the Obama Administration to do at least token something.

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  5. Kmlmsn@gmail.com'

    I believe your accounts. There are many things coming to light about our government. What is the reason for the harassment? Why are government agencies making this effort?

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    • I don’t know. Jim Rhodes and I have discussed this. We wonder if a bunch of Native Americans have been put on some sort of list by the bad guys. I certainly was never a political activist. Jim was.

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