Thursday, November 10, 2011

FBI Did Not Notify Pechanga Tribe of Child Porn Investigation; Should Pechanga have informed ALL Reservation residents?

In the wake of the Penn State child rape scandal, which has engulfed top levels of that schools administration, we've come to understand that NOT INFORMING the populace of an investigation may be commonplace.

Sources tell us the the FBI DID NOT notify the Pechanga Tribal Rangers of the search of former Pechanga Tribal Ranger Hector Zamora's home and computer. They didn't even let them know of an investigation.

Does that not make the FBI culpable if there comes to light any issues of child molestation, or possibly photos of tribal children appearing or child porn websites in the future?

As we discussed earlier, does that not put the children at risk, by allowing a suspected child porn advocate to patrol at the Pechanga school?

Now, though, after this case has become public, and Zamora arrested for having pictures of children, NOW, isn't it the duty of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal Council to inform the reservation residents of what has happened? Shouldn't their be an investigation into the Rangers patrol patterns of Zamora? Has he made calls to homes where children were alone?

We have taken Joe Paterno to task at Penn State for not telling what he knew to police, rightfully so. Don't the FBI and The Pechanga Council owe the same to reservation families?  To this date, the families of the rez haven't been contacted by tribal authorities.   Guess when you don't live on the rez, you don't care what goes on there, as long as the casino makes money?


smokeybear said...

I, myself, have done two(2) tours of duty in "Vietnam." The years were '65 to'67. It was a troublesome time: Young Americans were practicing free love and protesting the war in the '60's and this was a movement of disillusioned young people that couldn't grasp the concept of why we stepped into a war half way around the world. Activists, and the Media, fueled the fires to such a frenzie that there was no rhyme or reason left to explore. The rights of a people to resist oppression and to try to hold on to the values of "Freedom" was the reason we aligned ourselves with the "Vietnamese People" and their right to exist as a "Sovereign Nation." It was a time of turmoil and political reteric, and it became: "The Nature of the Beast!" And with this social unrest our proud nation no longer stood for Truth, Justice, and the "American Way."...."Truth:" I, for one, was "Spit On" and called "Baby Killer" upon on my returning home to an America that had no use for returning "Vietnam Veterens!"...."Justice:" There was no justice for the American serviceman for all the good we accomplished was never put out there for all to see. All that was ever show'n was the casualties of war to which America "Shuttered!" This uneven account of what was, became a "Festering Wound" to which America never recovered. This was a war we could have won, but was not allowed too. I saw it, and so did the other sevicemen that were part of this exercise in "Fruitilty." We lost upwards of "58,000 plus" American lives for: "What?"...."The American way:" When World War II ended, our sevicemen returned home with dignity and pride for a job well done, and the pride of our nation... With Korea, not so much. But our sevicemen still had the respect and dignity for a job that they tried to accomplish....Vietnam servicemen were never treated with respect and dignity for the job that we tried to accomplish, and it has changed little in the passage of time....With respect to wars since "Vietnam" the "American Way" now shines "Brightly" again, with respect and dignity for the servicemen that have giving their all for "Freedom." For by forsaking the "Vietnam Veteren" in his time of need is "Unexcusable!" We also gave our all, and the "American Way" wasn't for us back then, and we have been "All But Forgotten!".....For to all my "Vietnam Brothers"..."WELCOME HOME!...."For We Will Never Forget!"...."We Are, And Always Will Be, True Americans in the quest for "Freedom!"....For again I say to my "Vietnam Brothers"..... "WELCOME HOME!"

'aamokat said...

SmokeyBear, with all my heart, I say, "Welcome Home Cousin!"

Anonymous said...

While I thank you for your sevice, what does this have to do with Pechanga not informing the people of the reservation about a potential child molester?

Anonymous said...

why would you bother to tell pechanga anything like that---they have elders they drag around to the general public and they are jail bird sex offenders so why would anyone tell pechanga anything. one guy was in jail and the pechanga people needed an elder ha ha to tell them who was tribal and who wasn't. disgusting tribe.