Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Questions The Riverside Press Enterprise SHOULD ASK PECHANGA CHAIRMAN MARK MACARRO part ONE

I've been sitting around today, chatting online with my family members and we laughed about how lackluster the efforts of RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE newspaper are in bringing about, you know, news.   So we started asking questions we thought the PE should be asking and here are some of them. We are nearing 30 of them, but then, it was only a few hours, and we didn't go to journalism school, or, you know work for a newspaper.

Are Press Enterprise Reporters Afraid to ask Pechanga
Tough Questions?  Or do their stories get SPIKED?

QUESTIONS a GOOD NEWSPAPER Reporter should ask Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro

On the Benedict Cosentino Matter:
Was the Benedict Cosentino Firing "retaliatory" for exposing Pechanga members?
Why didn't you rehire Cosentino after apologizing for his termination?
Is the dealer school that supplies your employees run by a convicted felon or his spouse?
Do you feel responsible for weakening sovereignty with your corrupt actions?

On General Tribal Issues :
What did you do with the over $500 million you stole from disenrolled members?
Are any tribal members NOT descended from Original Pechanga people as required? FOLLOW UPS
IF SO, why are ACTUAL members descended from original Pechanga people EXCLUDED in a moratorium? How can only PART of the family be in?  Why are YOUR cousins still excluded when other adults are let in? 
Why would you exclude reservation allottees from water rights? Wasn't the reservation created for all Temecula Indians?  Would allottees receive their fair share of any water and funds from a water rights bill?
How do you spend $829,000 in TANF funds?  Are disenrolled Native Americans from your tribe allowed benefits?

On Criminal Activity at Pechanga :
Why did the Riverside SWAT team enter tribal lands in April? To arrest a tribal member?
Do you have convicted felons on your tribal committees?
Was your former chairwoman Jennie Miranda terminated from the tribe?
What is Pechanga's definition  of disenfranchisement?
Has your tribal attorney and brother, John Macarro passed the California State Bar Exam?
Is it true that your brother John Macarro was stealing from the tribe, and his actions will be brought up in this month's tribal meeting?

ALL questions an enterprising news reporter should ask.  If Pechanga gets federal money, should taxpayers know how those dollars are spent?   If tribal members were disenrolled and some of their benefits absorbed by the state, shouldn't taxpayers know?  If Pechanga has different sets of rules for different groups, isn't that newsworthy?
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