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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Narragansetts Plan to Press 'Race Hatred' Charges

Posted: July 16, 2007

by: Gale Courey Toensing / Indian Country Today

 

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. - The Narragansett Tribe plans to pursue charges against Charlestown's top-elected official for expressing ''race hatred'' against the tribe, Tribal Council member John Brown said
 

On July 9, Brown received a copy of an e-mail written by Town Council President Katharine Waterman, and distributed it to Indian Country Today and other media. He declined to say who sent it, but said he was ''astounded'' by its contents.

''We will pursue a charge of race hatred. We have to go to the state and to the feds, and we will consult with our attorney today. This document is construed as race hatred of the Narragansetts. These people are actively working against us on the political level, and that's what we want to put in the face of the legislators who allow this sort of stuff to go on against the Narragansetts and have done nothing about it,'' Brown said.

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