[R-G] John recharged, Re: John Graham charges dropped...
mstainsby at resist.ca
Fri Oct 3 14:26:22 MDT 2008
Word from his family is that they have already recharged him, even
before he saw the sun again. I hate bad news. Send your strongest wishes
for strength to the family and John, of course.
in sadness and strength,
Macdonald Stainsby wrote:
> U.S. indictment against man charged in 1975 slaying of Canadian woman
> 1 hour ago
> SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A judge in South Dakota has dismissed the indictment
> against a Canadian man in the decades-old slaying of Annie Mae Aquash, a
> fellow Canadian aboriginal activist.
> John Graham was charged with the shooting death of Aquash on the Pine
> Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. Both Graham and
> Aquash,, a Mi'kmaq from Pictou, N.S., were affiliated with the American
> Indian Movement.
> Graham's lawyer asked federal Judge Lawrence Piersol to dismiss the
> indictment against his client on technical grounds.
> The lawyer argued that the U.S. government didn't have jurisdiction
> because the accused and victim were both members of Canadian tribes.
> Prosecutors argued that the indictment was sound because the other man
> indicted and already convicted, Arlo Looking Cloud, fits the U.S.
> definition of Indian.
> Although Monday's scheduled trial in Rapid City, S.D., is now off,
> officials say prosecutors can seek another indictment against Graham.
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