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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:12 PM

Indian Country Today:Was Lakota Man Victim of a Hate Crime in South Dakota Hospital?

(X-posted from GD: www.democraticunderground.com/1002618497)

Was Lakota Man Victim of a Hate Crime in South Dakota Hospital? The Troubling Story of Vern Traversie
By Heather Steinberger April 26, 2012

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“I told her what the lady said to me,” Traversie said. “She had a camera, and when she went to take pictures of my abdomen, she said, “Oh my God. I don’t know what they did to you.”

Photos of Traversie’s body show scars from the 2011 surgery and prior procedures. They also show deep, scattered wounds — including what look like three Ks across his abdomen.

“You can see the surgery sutures, and they’re clean,” Traversie said. “But those three letters, two good-sized Ks and one smaller one off to the side, had to be made with some sharp knife or heated instrument. It’s like they branded me.”


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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:29 PM

1. Awful. Another story a few years ago was of a woman who a doctor carved his initials like this.

I followed the links and here is that video:



There are some really ugly comments on the video page.

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