Monday, February 25, 2013

Kevin Killer new face of SD Dems

Now that Kevin Killer has won third term in the South Dakota Legislature, the Pine Ridge representative hopes to repeal a statute passed in 2011 that limits the amount of time victims of horrific crimes committed at the hands of clergy can sue their attackers.

Brandon Ecoffey of Native Sun News reported from indianz:
To many South Dakota constituents, the bill seemed to directly target Native Americans, who were victims of abuse during their time in church- and state-run boarding schools. Killer — who voted against the bill — told Native Sun News: “I am definitely in favor of repealing the bill. Here is a bill that doesn’t really explore the history of the abuse that was going on. If you are going to think about any type of bill that pertains to any type of tragedy you would think that there would be a conversation with the aggrieved party — and that conversation never happened at all with this.”
Tim Giago wrote from indianz in February of last year:
The U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, is monitoring the actions of the South Dakota legislative body and if violations of the civil rights of Native Americans are perceived, the state may be open to injunctory relief and monetary damages.
The Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers who routinely buys influence in that South Dakota body, lobbied by longtime legislator and Catholic kingpin, Lee Schoenbeck of Watertown, coerces the law-giving arm of a brutally repressive occupying force to incarcerate American Indians at alarming levels.

The Republican Party in the state is splintering so it comes as no surprise that it is taking note of Rep. Killer. House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City told Kevin Woster of the Journal:
"He's a good man. Kevin Killer has performed very well in the Legislature and on the committees he's served on, including Judiciary, where I served with him," Gosch said. "I've had a chance to watch him and the way he operates. He puts a lot of careful thought into the bills he brings, the bills he supports and the bills he doesn't support. He has a lot of respect among other House members."
Leaders like Kevin Killer are critical to reminding Native people that the class warfare waged by the Republican Party against their nations can be reversed and remediated.

The pools of talent hidden on the rez are just being discovered.

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