Monday, December 7, 2015

Former San Manuel Chairman James Ramos Stands in STARK Contrast to Tribal Leaders Like Macarro of Pechanga and Smith of Pala

Watching this morning's news conference led by San Bernardino County Supervisors' chairman James Ramos, who was the former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Indians, showed marked contrasts in leadership.

While we get a view of corruption, cronyism and abuse from Mark Macarro and Robert Smith, Chairman Ramos showed compassion, leadership and competency in guiding this news conference as San Bernardino County reopens its facilities after last week's shootings by Islamic extremist terrorists.

Today, as we open back up, I think we all know the challenges,” Ramos said. “We’re here for our employees. We’re here for our directors. We’re here for our safety.”

Under the tightened security protocols at county buildings, some security guards who had previously been allowed only to observe and report incidents are now authorized to carry firearms and "engage and detain" assailants, James Ramos, chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, said.

Thank you Mr. Chairman, for your leadership, and your focus.  May the corrupt leaders in California's Indian Country learn from your example.
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