President Obama/U. S. Congress Sear 1885 Major Crimes Act

The following is an example of how far behind
America is with respect to the native people of
America. No human being should be treated
like Native Americans have been and are
treated. America’s founders based the
United States Constitution on equality.

We must, as a people, show our respect
to native people. They eat as we eat. They
breath as we breath. They die as we die.
No human being transcends this. Give me
one reason why anyone is better than anyone
else and I will ask you, what do you mean
by better?

President Barack Obama signed legislation into law
on July 29, 2010 written to help America’s indigenous
women. The Tribal Law and Order Act passed
despite House Republicans efforts to kill the bill.
More than 90 House Republicans voted against
the bill, despite strong bipartisan support in the
Senate.

“When 1 in 3 Native American women will be raped
in their lifetimes, that is an assault on our national
conscience; it is an an affront to our shared humanity;
it is something we cannot allow to continue,” Obama
said.

A Lakota Sioux woman, Lisa Marie Iyotte,
and a rape victim which occurred in front of her 2
daughters, and whose case was never prosecuted
by overworked federal officials because the
perpetrator didn’t use a weapon, said, “If the Tribal
and Order Law had existed 16 years ago, my story
would be very different.” Ms. Iyotte stood at the
podium for several minutes, struggling through
tears to speak, before Obama appeared at her side.

The 1885 Major Crimes Act states that American
Indians cannot prosecute felony crime that occurs
on their reservations, which is the U. S. attorneys’
responsibility, and is based in cities hundreds of
miles away.

“Unquestionably, the issue of violence and crime
against Indians warrants the attention of Congress,
and it deserves better than to be considered under
the process that is most commonly used to name post
offices,” said Nathaniel Sillin, Colorado Rep. Mike
Coffman’s (R) spokesman.
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Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
http://www.donvasicek.com
dvasicek@earthlink.net
303-903-2103

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Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek studied producing, directing and line producing at the Hollywood Film Institute under the acclaimed Dov Simen’s and at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He studied screenwriting at The Complete Screenplay, Inc., with Sally Merlin (”White Squall”), daughter of the famed Hollywood Merlin family of screenwriters and writers, as his mentor. Don has taught, mentored, and is a script consultant for over 400 writers, directors, producers, actors and production companies. Don has also acted in 20th Century Fox’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance”, NBC’s Mystery of “Flight 1501″, ABC’s “Father Dowling” starring Thomas Bosley, and Red-Handed Production’s “Summer Reunion”. These activities have resulted in Don’s involvement in over 100 movies during the past 23 years, from major studios to independent films including, MGM’s $56 million “Warriors of Virtue”, Paramount Classics “Racing Lucifer”, American Pictures “The Lost Heart” and “Born To Kill” starring the Charles Bronson of Korea, Bobby Kim, and his internationally-known director/brother, Richard, Incline Productions, Inc.’s “Born To Win”, Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Haunted World” with Emmy-nominated PBS Producer Alison Hill, and Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Faces,” “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and the award-winning “The Sand Creek Massacre” documentary film short. Don also has written and published over 500 books, short stories and articles. His books include “How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced” and “The Write Focus.” Don has been a guest screenwriting and filmmaking columnist for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance International Film Festivals e-zine, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplace, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish), “Inkwell Watch”, and “Ink On the Brain.”Writing recognition includes Houston’s WorldFest International Film Festival, Chesterfield’s Writers Film Project, Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The Writer’s Network, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc. Don is presently is raising money for “Ghost of Sand Creek,” a mini-series/documentary and raising $200 million for five feature film projects. Contact Don at dvasicek@earthlink.net to see the Private Placement Memorandum/Business Plan. Don is on the board of directors of the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston. Don is the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing, filmmaking and consulting company, in 1994.

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