Law enforcement officials are turning a blind eye to Native American victims of hate crimes in Fernley, NV by jailing the victims and failing to offer them adequate medical care while incarcerated. The same officials allowed the perpetrators to go after taking only their statements and ignored victims questions or statements of the incident. After this incident other famliies have come forward reporting similiar assaults.
Attorney General Cortez-Masto
- Assistant Attorney General, US Dept. of Justice
Thomas E. Perez
I was repulsed and terrified after reading the news article in Indian Country Today Media Network regarding the attack on Native American families by skinheads in Fernely, NV. Law enforcement, when they arrived on the scene, arrested the victim and let the perpetrators go after taking only their statements!
Below is the link to the Indian Country Today Media Network link to the article.
The perpetrators are assaulting Native American families with impunity: "Lisa said Jacob Cassell taunted the family as the sirens approached, telling them, 'You hear those cops coming? They’re not going to help you. My daddy is a cop in this town, and nothing is going to happen to me. You fucking niggers are going to jail.' ICTMN
We urge you to let Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada, to pressure the FBI to follow through with their investigation of these assaults which the FBI has identified as hate crimes. Below is the link to the office of the Governor.
We also urge you to contact Attorney General Cortez-Masto at:
Finally, we urge you to contact Thomas E Perez, Assistant Attorney General, US Dept. of Justice, he's the head of the civil rights division.
Native American families deserve justice and the same rights to the service and protection from law enforcement in their towns, counties, and states!!!
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