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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:28 AM

New Mexico: several arrested after SUV drives into Native American parade

Vehicle drove against direction of parade in Gallup, to celebrate the town’s 100th annual inter-tribal ceremony

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Fri 5 Aug 2022 09.40 EDT



Police have arrested several people who were in a large SUV that drove through a Native American celebration in New Mexico, causing multiple injuries along a parade route crowded with families. Two local police officers were among those hurt.

Videos show the large brown vehicle speeding down a main street in Gallup, close to the border with Arizona, against the direction of the parade.

Children performing traditional dances at the parade, to celebrate the town’s 100th annual inter-tribal ceremony, appear to have been among the first to see the vehicle rushing toward them.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/05/new-mexico-native-american-parade


Throw away the key....and let them rot in prison....

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:30 AM

1. They hit a cop so you know they'll be prosecuted as

harshly as possible. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it called a hate crime.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:31 AM

2. Terrorism - attemptoed murder

Lock them up!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:41 AM

3. Another pack of assholes

Targeting a minority, that has done nothing to them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:49 AM

4. Drop them in the middle of the desert with no water, food or protection.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:18 AM

5. "I feel a man like you could make it"

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:01 PM

10. Or pull a 'Quantum Of Solace' move on them, and just give them motor oil.

"It's that or death by dehydration."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:23 PM

6. Gallup is in the heart of Navajo country

If the driver has a problem with POC they are in the wrong place. Will be interesting to hear the details. It was going really fast so looks to be deliberate.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:17 PM

15. No, it's some miles south of the Rez

It's one of the towns they party in since the rez is (theoretically) dry. Gallup is also close to the Zuni rez. This was an intertribal event.

It's a weird town, bars and pawn shops outnumber most of everything else. Fortunately, they've got a decent medical center in town.

It is also the town the governor blockaded for a couple of weeks in 2020 since it was spreading Covid all through the local tribes.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:44 PM

16. Never said it was on the rez

I said "Navajo country" - which it is in the middle of even though the much smaller Zuni rez is nearby. I know exactly where Gallup is, been there many times and know people there. I lived in the Four Corner for years, and wrote many stories about Navajo people.

It's always good to read a post correctly before responding to it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:55 PM

7. Horrendous

I just can't imagine how anyone could do such a thing. I am the kind of person who stops when hitting an animal that darts out and runs up and down the street to find their owner. Then I am miserable for days because I feel so responsible for the terrible accident. Actually, still miserable much later every time I remember--like now.

The fact that people like this (the driver of the suv) exist ruins my faith in humanity.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:58 PM

8. Shit. I am so used to NA coworkers, neighbors and friends

that I forget there is a small but rabid white nationalist presence here, non Hispanic white folks being 38% or so of the population. Then again, it could have been a garden variety drunk of random ethnicity, too fucked up to care.

These bastards need to face attempted murder charges and then the Feds can have a go at them.

Part of me hopes those jackasses are from AZ, but it doesn't matter, jackasses gonna ass Looks like this jackass was shitfaced.

Story and videos: https://www.koat.com/article/wrong-way-driver-parade-crowd-gallup/40813191 15 people injured, two of them Gallup cops. That driver is not going to get out of jail for a long time.

More info: the guy is Navajo. https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/driver-charged-with-dwi-after-going-through-gallup-parade/ I hope this nets him a long enough sentence that he gets bored and joins AA in prison for something to do.

BTW, NA people don't produce any more drunks per capita than we do, about 15%. Alcohol just hits them younger and harder.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:59 PM

9. I gotta' wonder if the assholes who did this were shouting "Go back to your own country"


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:06 PM

11. The people in the SUV more than likely felt endangered as all those dark people were coming right

towards them.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:15 PM

13. this is their country fools . back at them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:11 PM

12. FUCK!!!

Republicans WANT this type of stochastic terrorism against non-whites and liberals! We have to make far right domestic terrorism an election issue.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:16 PM

14. time for another bit [email protected]#$%&*()#$%&*(%&*

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