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Monday, August 17, 2015

Pala Leadership: Taking Advantage of Drug Addiction

The Britten Family continues to fight back against their unjust disenrollment, with an explanation on how some votes get...skewed.    We've heard similar from Chukchansi, whose leaders have had to PAY members just to show up and vote the way they want.

I have declarations that attest the the following


There is one more critical element to the Britten disenrollments. It doesn’t have a name but it is known by everyone. It doesn’t have a face but is recognized by everyone. It gives corrupt Tribal Councils unwritten control over many tribal members. It is called drug addiction.

There isn’t anything a drug addict won't do. They will steal from family. They will sell anything including their bodies. They are the most creative liars you will ever meet. Worst of all they will sell their vote.

For Robert Smith it is simply called get out the vote. So many people are coerced into voting and voting how Robert Smith wants them to vote in exchange for drugs. It is how he controls events at Pala. It is how he has been able to hold office for 25 years. The drug addicted tribal members are at his beck and call to do whatever and whenever he wants. This includes all forms of harassment.

It is truly sad because there is so much talk about per capita and how it benefits tribal members. The true benefactors of per capita on many reservations are the drug dealers. So who controls the flow of drugs on Pala? If you have to guess then you are really living in the dark. Distribution occurs at the casino at the moment per capita is disbursed. They don’t even try to hide it.

It is even most sad because the drug addicts are acting in total disregard for the sufferings of our ancestors. Do you really think our elders and ancestors fought for the day when their heirs could surrender everything for a “high”! I don’t think so. If you think so then you surrendered your Indian to drugs a long time ago.

It is a tragedy beyond description. It is a tragedy that has allowed Robert Smith to bring his necessary elements together to gain total political power over Pala. Did I hear “The Honorable Robert Smith”? How na├»ve the politicians and BIA officials are. If only they knew the truth.

The drug addict’s rights are protected due to the sanctity of per capita. There is no effort to curb drug abuse on many of the Reservations. Per capita distribution requires that each and every individual receive equal and equitable sharing in the casino revenues of the tribe. If you bar an individual from receiving their per capita it is no longer per capita.

I do believe that it would be possible to amend Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans to include drug testing. If a tribal member tests positive for illegal drugs then their per capita should go into a special management account to make sure that their needs and/or the needs of their respective families are met. The residual moneys would then be transferred to a special account to pay the expense of drug rehabilitation. After a drug addict test negative for six consecutive months then they would be eligible to receive their per capita directly again.

The sad thing is that so many of the drug addicts are already suffering ill effects to their brains and could be considered or declared incompetent. The Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan should include a plan for immediate family members to seek special relief for the benefit of a drug addict. This could include a determination by a Court that the individual is no longer competent and unable to manage their affairs.

These people who have chosen to degrade their bodies and their minds will truly be a future problem for many tribes. The medical expenses will weigh heavy on the Tribe’s Health Insurance programs. There will be a greater burden placed on Indian Health Service. It is no longer just a concern about diabetes but diabetics may have to take a back seat to the drug addicts because the drug addicts will be using up all of the health benefits. Drug addicts can suffer long term consequences from heart disease, stroke, mental illness and other conditions.

The unfortunate side is that the drug addicts vote has been cast and the power of the tribe has been transferred and consolidated in one person. That one person acts upon his hatred for individuals and families. That person, Robert Smith, is the illegitimate chair of Pala. There has not been an honest election since Robert Smith has taken the helm at Pala, yet he is still sanctioned by the BIA.

One person reported that he voted for Robert in exchange for drugs. After the election was over that same person went to Robert’s house seeking more drugs. When Robert answered the door he laughed and said, “I don’t need you anymore,” and slammed the door in the person’s face. Other addicts who threaten to expose Robert Smith often meet a tragic end through drug overdose.

It won’t be long before Robert Smith won’t even need a tribe. He is preparing to slam the door in the face of the tribe. He has been laughing in the tribe’s face for a long time now. He will truly be the first tribal chairman without a tribe and sanctioned by the BIA.

Members of the Britten family have to suffer some of the guilt here as well. As with all families, there are drug addicts within our midst. It is almost unavoidable but truly the problems are magnified due to illegal drugs. Control of the tribe has always been by slim margins but those margins evaporated in exchange for drugs. Even members of the Britten family were voting against their best interests in exchange for drugs. Their votes have to be counted in the votes surrendering control of the Reservation to Robert Smith. It is by their vote that Robert Smith acquired the (illegal) power to disenroll.

I have known families that have tried in desperation to force a family member into drug rehab. One family experiencing success finally had to yield to the power of Robert Smith. Smith would just send his cronies over to the home of the rehabilitated drug addict with free drugs. The complete work and tremendous effort of a loving and caring family becomes for naught in a few snorts.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing honorable about Robert Smith. If people think he is honorable because he donates money to certain causes those people need to wake up and realize that it is our money and not Robert Smith’s money. We, the tribe, are the honorable ones, not Robert Smith. If the politicians think Robert Smith is honorable then they too need to open their eyes and do some real vetting. It is our money. It is the tribe’s money. It is our honor.

Robert Smith is not done yet. He is not satisfied. He has not stolen enough money from the tribe. He does not own enough vehicles. He does not have enough houses. He does not have enough power. He does not have enough control over the tribe. He does not have enough jets. He does not have enough toys.

Disenrolling the Brittens has accelerated Robert Smith’s ascent to complete and total power. What he failed to recognize is that we will not sit quiet and we will not go quietly into the night. If the nation needs to learn the truth about Robert Smith, then so be it. The truth it will be.


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Anonymous said...

True That!

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Anonymous said...

I have seen him at the cafe with a long table of that the distribution table?

Anonymous said...

Robert and his brother Andrew spent years eliminating the competition for control of the drug market on Pala. They succeeded. If anyone tries to take a little bit of their market it is soon over for them. Every last penny, every last dime, every last dollar they can steal from the people. Amazing how they can funnel other peoples per cap into their pockets.

Anonymous said...

It's truly shameful too that the local sheriff department has allowed the main drug dealing family in Pala to exist untouched, unharmed and unbridled in our community. EVERYONE, I mean everyone, in Pala knows that Robert has allowed drugs to be trafficked, sold and controlled by his own brother & his inner circle of cronies.

Yes, we know that is how he has maintained control over so many. People who are addicts put their drugs before family and before right or wrong. People who are addicts have sold their souls to the devil and can't even see what they've become.

EVERYONE has seen with their own eyes the COUNTLESS lives that have been destroyed because RS is not equipped as a man, no, not even equipped as a human being, to know how to do the right thing. He's too busy protecting the drug addicts so that he can control the village.

Anonymous said...

Drug addiction is a personal problem, the EC knows who uses and who does not, just like everybody who lives in the village knows. If you are a part of the community and lived here and have been part of that or exposed to that lifestyle on the reservation you know that this post is not totally true is is sensationalizing and exaggerating the truth. The truth is the EC knows who the drug addicts are and some people/families are scrutinized more than others, the EC and RS know when the Sheriff's are coming to Pala and what they are foing/who they are going after before they get here, and the EC has done nothing to stop drugs from entering the reservation. The part about controlling the drugs on thd rez like a drug kingpin is far from the truth and exsggerated, but I can see how that could be implied especially if EVERYBODY KNOWS and the EC continues to let it hsppen. Using drugs to buy votes, I don't know about that, but anything is possible. Anybody CAN Say Anything About snybody, PROOF Is What SEPERATES talk.

Anonymous said...

Proof. You mean like the proof Robert Smith doesn't have to destroy the lives of 160 Britten family members? Why is that when Robert says it it is gospel? Everyone sits through meetings terrified to challenge him when he tells lie after lie after lie. You are right. Robert Smith is just talk but the BIA continues to sanction him and his lies. Robert Smith is so smooth he convinced the tribe to rent the tribe's pasture land to Dennis Turner for .04 cents per head of cattle per month. So Dennis pays the tribe .48 cents per year for each cow. Even if he ran 100 head that would only be $48 per year to the tribe. I will wager that it costs at least $400 per month just to run the wells to maintain the green pasture. And this is the genius you let run the casino? If he ran the casino the way he runs his drug business we would all be filthy rich.

Anonymous said...

Let's see.

Misappropriation of funds - Using tribal funds for personal expenses
Theft - Stealing money from the tribe for homes, cars, travel, real estate
Conversion of Assets - Taking items the Band purchased and converting them to personal ownership
Fraud - Using the name of the Pala Band of Luiseno Indians
Forgery - Submitting documents to the NIGC and the California Gambling Control Commission to obtain gaming approval for PBMI using the name of another Indian agency
Corruption - Enticing other Band members to participate in crimes
Extortion - Using the threat of disenrollment to force others to act in accordance with his wishes
Blackmail - Using the threat of disclosure of criminal action as leverage to force others to act in accordance with his wishes

Now we can add pandering, and drug trafficking.

It was bad enough when he was just fat, ugly, mean, and stupid. Now we can add homosexual predator and drug dealer to the list. Pala has one powerful chairman all right. Do the people really want to be represented by this sham of a man?

Anonymous said...

PALAREZ does, in his mind none of that is wrong, oh that's right, drug addiction fogs reality

Anonymous said...

Its a pretty impressive list when stuff like gang rapes and covering up a murder by removing the murder suspect and murder weapon (mag flash light) from the scene of the crime doesn't make the list.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Do you have evidence of those crimes? As fat as I know it is conjecture.

Anonymous said...

There are eye witnesses to the camp ground crime concerning the mag light being shoved down the mans throat and killing him. They have been interviewed by the Feds just a couple of week ago.

Anonymous said...

Pay attention Robert and Andrew, there's no statute of limitation on 187, what did that kid do to you? muscle in on your drug turf?

Anonymous said...

I think he said that Andrew was cute or something like that. Now what GAYBOY.

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Anonymous said...

What about Joe Scott, didn't he disappear? Who was it that said they saw him put his bike in the back of a truck and leave? Has he come back, or was he killed by Andrew and buried underneath his foundation of his house that was coincidentally laid the next day? Where is he, has he called? It is scary to think that these guys could get away with this kind of thing with no one saying anything, if that is what happened. People do not realize that Robert has a man from New York that can eliminate info that should be available publicly on the internet. Wish he could eliminate Robert.

Anonymous said...

Rumor are starting to get around about Joe Scott being buried on the old Ashley property off of Magee road. That's why no one is allowed to enter the property. And the Tribes backhoe was on the property about the same time that Joe Scott went missing. Supposedly J.S. exposed himself to one of Andrews Daughters and that's the reason that is has come up missing. Also security would not allow the dogs to search that area, the said something about some kind of plants that are endangered and did not want them dissturbed or something to that effect.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the campground murder. Do you remember it now D.L. Do you remember hiding in the bushes and watching as they held the man while Andrew Smith shoved the flash light down his throat. Remember when Andrew Smith removed the flash light from the man's throat and handed it to Robert Smith so he could dispose of it. By the way how is that Christian thing going for you. Do you really think your Jesus will forgive you for allowing these criminals to go forward and destroy the lives of so many people when all you had to do was tell the truth. It is not too late. There is no statute of limitations on murder. The Sherriff's Department has been waiting a long time for your call. That's right, just pick up the phone and make that call. IT IS THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO. You have the power to end the strife in Pala D.L. Your failure to act and be the Christian woman you proclaim to be has cost the tribe lives, money and possibly even its future. Are you really that selfish?

Anonymous said...

DL was not the only one to witness the mag light crime. There were at least 3 others. And at least one of them did the right thing,finally.
this person was willing to take the risk and gave testimony to the Feds as to what he/she witnessed at the camp ground between RS and his brother Andrew and the man that they killed with the mag light.
Including the facts that Rs shoving his Uncle Booty, and telling him to leave.

Anonymous said...

If anyone knows of the crimes involving Robert Smith and his brother Andrew, are urged to call the FBI office in Carlsbad calif. and ask to speak to the agent that is working the Pala cases.Any info will help speed up the investigation. The phone number is (760)729-0811.

Anonymous said...

Robert has always treated his uncle Booty like a dog. Why doesn't Booty come out and tell the truth. He has nothing to lose. Robert is going to make him sit in that security vehicle until the day he dies. Go ahead Booty, take the weight off your shoulders. Call the FBI. Call them now. (760)729-0811. You owe it to yourself to put that thieving worthless nephew of yours where he belongs. Do it for the tribe.

Anonymous said...

I remember a couple of years ago when the FBI raided Andrew Smiths house and Robert went down there and told a bunch of bullshit lies to the Feds and Stopped the feds from raiding his Brothers house.

Anonymous said...

You have to be real careful if you deal drugs in Pala, because if you piss off Robert or threaten his Brother in any way Robert will turn you in to the DEA. But if we call the DEA they always call Robert to verify if said person is dealing drugs, and that where it stops. But that's ok with all the new cameras that were install in the park area, someone will get caught sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

How about the murdered man that the post office employee found on Pala Temecula rd. a couple of years ago, and was last seen at Andrew Smiths house a couple of days earlier. People better star paying attention when it comes to the smith brothers actions. After all they seem to get away with MURDER if things don't go their way.

Anonymous said...

Plus didn't this dead guy have Andrews phone number on him or his pager number or something to that effect.