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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Killing at Soboba Reservation. Is it Safe For Customers?

It might be better to head to Las Vegas than to tribal casinos in Riverside County.

A 21-year-old Soboba tribal member was the victim of a fatal shooting on the Soboba Indian Reservation Saturday night.

William Dusty Rhodes, of San Jacinto, was the man with several gunshot wounds found in a car pulled to the side of the road in the 43000 block of Castile Canyon Road, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said.

The victim was a tribal member, sheriff's Tribal Liaison Lt. Ray Wood said.

The shooting brought dozens of law enforcement officers to the reservation late Saturday. Authorities said the extra manpower was needed for crowd control and to secure the crime scene. Sheriff's deputies said the crowd was large but not combative, followed directions and quickly dispersed.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it would be more prudent to stay away from Soboba. Didn't somebody just die at Pechanga too?

Anonymous said...

like I said, pass out a list of tribal casinos to avoid due to disaster, civil right violations, etc.

Anonymous said...

you need to stop posting what happens on other reservations, also no one tells you where to gamble so dont tell others where it might be better to go. why dont you worry about your own reservation! oh wait i forgot you dont have one!!

Anonymous said...

Well Ed. the funny thing is it caught your attention. You must be curious, cause you still visit this site. When are you going to post your thoughts on Dr. Johnson letter? Or do you have nothing to say for once :).

Anonymous said...

OP, keep posting what happens on ALL reservations, not just Pechanga. Soboba is a violent place.

Anonymous said...

You are all proving that you are in it for the $$$. Soboba has nothing to do with your disenrollments or moratoriums. The attitude of let's just hurt everybody since we are not recognized is just plain mean spirited and not an ndn way. You've gone beyond and are reaching to kill the spirit of the Indian Nation as a whole because your Tribe has denied you, and that is wrong on all levels. Don't you know that their is a family grieving the loss of their loved one, don't you realize that the family doesn't give a dam about your politics right now, they're just trying to get their loved one to the other side. What kind of Indians are you guys anyway, where's your spirituality a Indian man has died!

Anonymous said...

Thats funny..first they tell you that you arent Indians and kick you out...and now they say ...you are an Indian and you shouldnt be bashing the tribe....which is it??..

Anonymous said...

Nobody is saying that you are or aren't Indian, it's only saying that you aren't enrolled for whatever reason! Only creator knows if you are or aren't ndn, according to some of the posts, some of you don't even know if you are are aren't ndn! what is known from these posts is that some of you are not spiritually connected to the Indian Ways. Go find yourselvs and do some praying, ok.

p.s now tear it up coz you know you are.

Outlander said...

To Anoymous:

Anonymous said...
You are all proving that you are in it for the $$$. Soboba has nothing to do with your disenrollments or moratoriums. The attitude of let's just hurt everybody since we are not recognized is just plain mean spirited and not an ndn way. You've gone beyond and are reaching to kill the spirit of the Indian Nation as a whole because your Tribe has denied you, and that is wrong on all levels. Don't you know that their is a family grieving the loss of their loved one, don't you realize that the family doesn't give a dam about your politics right now, they're just trying to get their loved one to the other side. What kind of Indians are you guys anyway, where's your spirituality a Indian man has died!
_________________________

Yes, there are family and friends grieving, but for you to shout the IND way is beyond me... if IND way is a value you hold dear, why wouldn't you grieve when your brothers and sisters have been treated so badly by corrupt Tribal leaders? Where is your IND way support on that level?

Very clearly, the corrupt Tribal leaders are the one that make Indians look bad, not the people themselves. The mass disenrollments in CA Indian Country among the gaming Tribes is the new genocide, that is what is making the IND way look bad!!

You need to look at the root cause, which is corrupt leadership. That is the group possessed with $$$.

Outlander

Anonymous said...

Are you seriously comparing death to disenrollment. You are all still alive, duh. Celebrate your life.

Anonymous said...

Soboba is synonymous with death.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what is the Indian Way?
Jewish and Mexican Cabals hijacking tribes? Pechanga is under seige. Masiel, et al controlling all aspects of Pechanga. Ruth Masiel, et al...all enrolled illegally and looting Pechanga.

Are the illegally enrolled controlling Pechanga Development representative of the Indian Way?

OOOPs...not Indian....MEXICANS!!!

Indian way is golf course on sacred grounds? In the middle of the desert?

Soboba was training grounds for many of these theives illegally enrolled at Pechanga...

Indian way is sending your swine to Pechanga to practice culture and tradition of VULTURES?

Anonymous said...

My guess is this poster is from Soboba and is upset that his casino might be affected. I feel bad for the friends and family of the victim, but to avoid this in the future people need to know that Soboba is a dangerous place. In the last year or two there has been a bunch of killings. The general public should avoid Soboba and the tribal members who live in the area should be careful. You can’t actually think ignorance of the killings will help avoid them in the future, can you?

Anonymous said...

You people are going after another reservation, as if they're your problem. They are not! Your problem is your own Tribe. Look, all reservations are sovereign nations, meaning they have their own government. Soboba does not run Pechange,it has its own government to run. Stop busy-bodying into other reservations and point the finger at yourselves. Look, you all did nothing to stop your demise when you were enrolled in your tribe. You did not support each other, you let your government divide and conquer you. Now you are trying to divide and conquer all Tribes because they won't stand up for you. All Tribes enjoy their sovereignty and with all your blah, blah, blah about other Tribes business, all other Tribes will say, Hell No, to you too.

Anonymous said...

OP's blog has always been about what is going on in Indian Country, not just Pechanga. It's no surprise that another murder at Soboba is news.

Anonymous said...

Look at the second chance your people have been given to start a new life. And they do this with it.