Turtle Talk Indian Law News: Criminal Justice

Criminal injustice. Police officers who flocked to Standing Rock to crush Indian protesters are giving each other awards. An all-white jury acquitted of murder a white farmer in Saskatchewan who shot and killed a young aboriginal man with car trouble who was asking for help. Oklahoma appeals Tenth Circuit decision affirming reservation boundaries because it wants to execute a tribal member. Muscogee (Creek) Nation police chief estimates tribe will need at least 200 more police officers as a result of the decision. A new short article for practitioners on practicing criminal law in tribal courts.

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