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MNN. Apr. 24, 2016. Jones v. Parmley #98CV374 [FJS][GHL]: The rotino’shonni [Iroquois Confedracy] pro-se plaintiffs of the incident that happened on Onondaga Territory on May 18, 1997 are ready to go to trial. Attached will be the “Orders on Motions” we are expected to prepare without lawyers.
Our civil, human and sovereign rights were violated. Over 100 people, mostly women and children, met on private property to get an update on the taxing issue that NYS was trying to impose on all onkwe’hon:weh in New York State. Also a spiritual tobacco burning ceremony was going to be conducted. Following that we were to have a picnic for all the families. Without explanation or warning, at 3.00 pm the NYS Police marched in force and physically assaulted and arrested many of us.
Subsequently, a judge advised NYS that they would lose the trial and that they should offer us a financial settlement. Everyone has to agree on the settlement. 20 of us rejected their financial/non-disclosure settlement offer. Now the trial must proceed.
The jury trial is set in Syracuse NY. So far we are doing it ourselves. It looks like we could be victimized again through procedural wrangling.
The court has asked us to provide a list of witnesses. We are expecting to call: Robert Batson, Albany Law School 518-445-2311;
Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 202-208-7163;
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of Interior,
Ward Churchill, author, “Agents of Repression”;
Former US President Bill Clinton, 212-348-8882;
Ollie Gibson, %Onondaga Chiefs, 315-492-1922;
Doug George, NYS informant;
Lou Grummet, NYS;
Oren Lyons, 3951 Route 11, Onondaga Nation Inc. Nedrow NY 13120 315-492-1922;
Brig. General William C. Martin % President Barack Obama;
Steve Newcomb, Author, “Doctrine of Discovery, Unmaking the Domination Code”;
Irvin Powless Jr. %Onondaga Chiefs, 315-492-1922;
Bill Starna, Oneonta University, 607-436-3389;
Former NYS Governor George Pataki, 914-348-1764;
Elliott Spitzer former Attorney General NYS;
Justice Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court on the Lara decision;
All pre-trial submissions are due August 16, 2016. A final pre-trial conference is set for September 8, 2016. The judge is Frederick J. Scullin Jr., Sr. US District Judge.
Our men, women and children were physically assaulted. It was not just a lack of cultural sensitivity among the rank and file of the NYS Police. It showed deep seated systemic hatred.
Court disclosures show this was premeditated and abuse of power by State officials.
The existence of an “Indian detail”, using deadly force and Special Weapons and Tactics [SWAT] training and equipment violated State Police standards. It appeared to be racial profiling, discrimination and failed [and unlawful] State “Indian” policy.
Coercion, undisclosed offers and covert dealings what seems like improper conduct by attorneys and others have been part of this case.
We don’t want our children, grandchildren and generations beyond to be subjected to this kind of treatment ever again. Our people had a right to be there. As a Tribe Called Red reminds us, “They have to kill us because they can’t break our spirit”.
[Burn Your Village to the Ground].
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