I heard on our local news about a 15 yr boy getting raped in a bathroom at a casino that is on a Indian Reservation. The guy was caught, but only received 1 1/2 yrs in prison, but got about after 6 months. According to the Tribal Chief, he got ahold of the Federal Government asking them to put the suspect on trial in Fed court. Our government said no. I understand that they do have bigger fish to fry like terrorists, mad bombers and what not, but in the mean time they could of held the suspect in prison since the suspect's family would not be able to post bail. I think by the laws on the tribal lands so different from our laws is now an invite to anyone who wanted to do a crime on tribal land. If someone gets murdered the person only can receive up to 3 yr or so. I never even thought of this before until the news cast, anyone else know this??
And PLEASE do not shoot the messenger!!! :)
Answer by WAganma56 at 3:01 AM on Feb. 26, 2011
It is because they are considered soveriegn. [The U.S. Constitution recognizes Indian tribes as distinct governments.] The feds can't step in.
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:02 AM on Feb. 26, 2011
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