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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article MGM Faces Questions Over Speed of Response in Vegas Shooting (10/11/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A revised timeline of events is raising questions about how MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas police responded to the mass shooting on Oct. 1 that...
article Officials acted quickly to close Strip after Las Vegas shooting (10/9/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Transportation in Las Vegas came to a halt shortly after a gunman took aim at country music concertgoers along the Strip. Long stretches of Interstate 15...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Downstream Resort and Casino Explains Security Plans to Ensure Safety to Guests (10/9/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Bill Goodwin, Downstream Casino Director of Security says, "We start weeks sometimes months in advance of a particular event." John Berrey,...
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Seneca Niagara

article Falls officials air casino law enforcement concerns (10/7/2017)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s payments to the state for the operation of three Western New York casinos, money that is now in question amid a contract dispute...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

article 3 NY state agencies targeting sale of contraband cigarettes (sub req) (10/7/2017)
(New York) -- The New York tax department has joined forces with two other state agencies in an effort to reduce sales of contraband cigarettes.The partnership is with...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Peck

article BIA investigation into 'Wino Round Up' finds fault, fails to deliver justice (10/6/2017)
(Nebraska) -- On July 12, 2013, a few hours before the parade that marks the beginning of Fort Peck’s largest annual event, the Wild Horse Stampede and Rodeo,...
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Navajo Casino

article Navajo Nation opens new police substation at Arizona casino (9/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has opened a new police substation at the tribe's Twin Arrows casino and resort in northern Arizona. The 15,000-square-foot (1,394-sq...
1 Article on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal PD issues all-clear following lockdown (9/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Administration received an all-clear confirmation from the Tribal Police Department. A shooting incident in the area of...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo policeman arrested in DUI fatal crash to be fired (9/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation spokesman says a tribal officer who is suspected of hitting and killing a bicyclist while driving drunk in Glendale will be fired.
article Fruitland-based security company provides service at Navajo Mine (9/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- When visiting Navajo Mine, an individual's first point of contact are security guards from Dinéland Protection Services Inc. Verda Blackgoat is...
article Police: Navajo Nation police officer kills a bicyclist while drunk (9/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Glendale Police have arrested Navajo Nation police officer Kevin Hevel, 30, of Jeddito, Arizona, on suspicion of manslaughter, felony endangerment, driving...
article Police: Navajo Nation officer drunk, fatally strikes cyclist (9/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Authorities say a Navajo Nation police officer who was in the Phoenix area for training struck and killed a 60-year-old bicyclist shortly after midnight on...
article Navajo Nation Police Officer Involved in Fatal Accident (9/22/2017)
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation Police Officer has been taken into custody by the Glendale Police Department and booked on charges of manslaughter, felony endangerment,...
article Diné leaders become lawmen, leading to today’s police force (9/3/2017)
(Arizona) -- The theme for the 71st Navajo Nation Fair is “Respect, honor, remember our public safety officers,” and the history behind these words reflects...
article Navajo Nation mourns loss of senior police officer (8/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- There was apparently alcohol involved in the crash earlier this week that claimed the life of a Navajo Police Officer. Kayenta Police officer Nelson Martin...
article Long Distances, No Backup are Realities for To’hajiilee/Alamo Police Officer (8/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The first thing Navajo Nation Police Officer Pam Hurley-Vandever, 38, does before she begins her patrol is fill up the gas tank in her 2012 Chevy Tahoe.
article Navajo Leaders Sign Human Trafficking Law (8/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Aug. 7 President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed Resolution No. CJY-48-17 that enacts Navajo law against Human Trafficking to...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Flandreau Santee Sioux

article Brutality case in South Dakota handed off due to conflict (9/23/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A county prosecutor won't handle the case of a South Dakota man whose family and tribe have accused police of excessive force after a weekend...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Schenectady Police: More than 400 calls at casino, no additional officers (9/23/2017)
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino has added more work for Schenectady Police since it opened about 8 months ago, but tonight CBS 6 has learned the city is still working...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Senate Committee to Crackdown on Illegal Gambling, as Legislature Considers Gaming Expansion (9/21/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-District 10) says business owners allowing illegal gambling operations to...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble (9/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan woman who was arrested at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is facing child endangerment charges, The Battle...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Nevada’s Governor Thinks Smoking Weed Will Trigger Federal Crackdown (9/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- Brian Sandoval may not love Donald Trump, and he may not love marijuana. But the Nevada governor is a pragmatist, and so he’s willing to embrace both—to a...
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Pine Ridge

article Police to test suspected illegal substance found at Pine Ridge elementary school (9/5/2017)
(South Dakota) -- An elementary school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has turned over to law enforcement what it suspects is an illegal drug found at the school,...
article Pine Ridge woman accused of trying to fire at police (9/4/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Authorities in Pine Ridge say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle faces charges of assaulting officers after she allegedly tried to shoot them...
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Charity Gaming

article More donations from raided casino (8/31/2017)
(Indiana) -- A list of additional donations made by a charitable casino raided by state officials last week was released Wednesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The...
article Booster Club’s gaming license unfilled (8/25/2017)
(Indiana) -- According to the records obtained from the Indiana Gaming Commission, it appears the Booster Club of Kokomo attempted to essentially pay itself to fulfill...
article Eagles charity casino raided by police, gaming officials (8/25/2017)
(Indiana) -- Poker nights at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3512 Charity Gaming Nights on Fort Wayne's northwest side are a thing of the past after the Indiana Gaming...
article Police, gaming officials raid Fort Wayne charity casino (8/25/2017)
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Police and Indiana Gaming Commission officials raided a charity casino Friday on Fort Wayne’s northwest side. The raid took place around...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Police swarm Las Vegas Strip casino for 2nd time in 2 nights (8/28/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities swarmed a Las Vegas Strip casino for the second time in two nights, after a police spokesman says a person threw money in the air in a crowded...
article 'GET OUT NOW': Dramatic moment armed cops stormed Las Vegas casino (8/27/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- THIS dramatic footage captured by Brit boxer Chris Eubank Jr shows armed police storming a casino in Las Vegas after "gunshots were reported"...
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Trump Adminstration

article Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona (8/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Wednesday the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police...
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Card Clubs

article California’s 500 Club Cardroom reportedly shut down due to insufficient funds (8/18/2017)
(California) -- The Bureau of Gambling Control in California has shut down a Clovis card room after reportedly finding that the facility had insufficient funds when it...
article 500 Club Casino temporarily closed (8/16/2017)
(California) -- The 500 Club Casino has been temporarily closed by the California Department of Justice. This is a statement sent to us from the General Manager of the...
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Broken Arrow

article Broken Arrow casino raided, Bruner arrested (8/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The property of Muscogee (Creek) citizen Bim Stephen ‘Steve’ Bruner was raided Aug. 16 following warnings by Musocgee (Creek) Nation and the...
article Broken Arrow's Embers Grill Raided By Police (8/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Police raided the Embers Grill property in Broken Arrow Wednesday night related to the possession of unlicensed gambling devices and for maintaining an...
article Creek Nation police raid potential casino site on tribal land in Broken Arrow, arrest property owner (8/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation law enforcement officers raided the Red Creek facility in Broken Arrow — the future site of a dance hall, bar and potential...
article Gaming devices found at BA restaurant on tribal land that was denied illegal gaming (8/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene Wednesday night at a Broken Arrow restaurant on tribal land that was denied illegal gaming earlier this...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article North Dakota awarded $10 million from feds for DAPL protest costs (8/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Justice awarded North Dakota $10 million to help cover the costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the state...
article As more pipeline activists arraigned, Standing Rock connection grows (8/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- They are two different pipelines of vastly different size. But a recent influx of Native American activists from the Standing Rock Dakota Access...
article South Dakota Patrol reimbursed for pipeline protest duty (8/3/2017)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota has been paid for its help policing protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers...
article SD Highway Patrol collects $518,000 for Dakota Access protest enforcement (8/2/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s struggling to pay millions in bills associated with policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests, but its southern neighbor has...
article DAPL threat assessment paints nonviolent Standing Rock protestors as unruly mob, defends use of attack dogs as “protection” (7/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- MuckRock has uncovered a joint Morton County Sheriff’s Department and North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center (NDSLIC, a fusion center)...
article US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters (7/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- For the past year or so, protesters in North Dakota, America, have been trying to prevent an oil pipeline from being built through Native Americans...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Poker clubs operating in Texas despite state’s stance against gambling (8/15/2017)
(Texas) -- Poker players have a message for the Texas Legislature: Let the people play. Houston poker player Michael Eakman is one of several Texas entrepreneurs who...
article Naked Man Who Went Deep In WSOP Main Event Shot By Las Vegas Police In Bizarre Incident (8/14/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The man shot by Las Vegas police on Aug. 5 in a bizarre incident outside a church has been identified as Jason Funke, the 490th place finisher in the 2017...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article City Council in Broken Arrow votes unanimously to block illegal gaming (8/3/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- As expected, the mayor and city council of Broken Arrow voted unanimously Wednesday evening to pass a resolution confirming their opposition to the...
1 Article on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers (7/29/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Police conduct will now be reviewed as part of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. After the inquiry was pressured...
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Gun Lake

article Donation to help Allegan Co. Sheriff's Department bring on new K-9 officers (7/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Allegan County Sheriff's Department is retiring two K-9's this year, but with the help of a local casino, the positions won't be open for...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police can continue patrols of so-called 'Bombay Triangle' (7/25/2017)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police will be able to continue to patrol northern Bombay, sometimes called the Bombay Triangle or the Akwesasne Triangle, an...
press release Governor Cuomo Permanently Expands Tribal Police Jurisdiction (7/25/2017)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and Police Commission has learned that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation yesterday that...
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Other News

article Suspected cockfighting operation in Hendricks County raide (10/12/2017)
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has removed more than 100 birds from a suspected cockfighting operation in suburban Indianapolis.
article 2 Arizona Native American Tribes Added To Tribal Access Program (10/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- Two Native American tribes in Arizona — the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Yavapai-Apache Nation — were recently added to something called...
article Lewis County to Investigate Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting at Lucky Eagle (10/11/2017)
(Washington) -- The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office will lead a regional team of law enforcement agencies in the investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting...
article Man with gun shot and killed by sheriff’s deputy in casino parking lot (10/11/2017)
(Washington) -- A man was shot and killed by a Thurston County Sheriff’s deputy Tuesday night at the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, according to statement...
article Lack of agreement between Mille Lacs Band, county leaves tribal officers without policing power (10/10/2017)
(Minnesota) -- When Pete Nayquonabe was growing up on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation, he knew everyone in the community. These days, things are different....
article Man shot by Thurston County deputy outside casino (10/10/2017)
(Washington) -- Thurston County deputies are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in Rochester. The shooting happened at the parking lot of the Lucky...
article Calling it 'public safety crisis,' Gov. Dayton orders end to county-tribal dispute (10/8/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A 15-month dispute between county and tribal leaders over policing of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation has drawn the ire of Gov. Mark Dayton, who is...
article Person of interest in tribal land shooting found in meth home, police say (10/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- A person of interest in last week's shooting in a residential area on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation has been found following a tip sent to...
article Federal investigation reveals Fort Peck tribal police violated civil rights with "wino roundup" (9/29/2017)
(Montana) -- Four members of the Fort Peck tribal police violated people’s civil rights when they carried out a mass arrest of transients to prevent panhandling...
article Arrests by Fort Peck tribal law enforcement violated civil rights, investigation finds (9/29/2017)
(Montana) -- An investigation by the Internal Affairs Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs found four members of Fort Peck tribal law enforcement violated the civil...
article Hawaii Cracks Down on Illegal Gambling Dens (9/28/2017)
(Hawaii) -- Utah and Hawaii are the only two US states in which any form of gambling is strictly forbidden, with the latter currently in the middle of an anti-gambling...
article Racial profiling or bylaw infraction? Police carding case debated in Alberta court (9/27/2017)
(Edmonton) -- An Alberta judge is being asked to rule on the controversial practice of police carding in a case involving an Edmonton police officer and an Indigenous...
article Ontario police watchdog says review of Thunder Bay force to be complete by spring (9/26/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- The head of Ontario's civilian police oversight body says he still expects to have the findings of his probe into allegations of systemic racism in...
article Sisters Sentenced for Embezzlement from Indian Tribal Government (9/21/2017)
(Alaska) -- Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Sylvia Toolie, 60, and her sister, Peggy Akeya, 57, of Savoonga, Alaska, were sentenced by Chief U.S....
article Yankton Sioux Tribe Wants Answers for Tasing of Tribal Elder by South Dakota Police (9/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe, based in Wagner, South Dakota, is seeking answers as to why one its elders was beaten and tased by South Dakota law...
article New Athens firefighter shot in casino robbery has ‘painful road to recovery,’ friends say (9/20/2017)
(Illinois) -- Friends have created a GoFundMe page for a New Athens firefighter who was shot and critically injured during an armed robbery at Casino Queens early Sunday...
article 'National shame': Push for courts to consider Aboriginal background in sentencing (9/19/2017)
(Australia) -- Judges and magistrates would be required to take into account an offender's Aboriginal background and consider ways to reduce the Indigenous prisoner...
article 19 arrested in Phuket Town gambling den raid (9/18/2017)
(Thailand) -- Soldiers and police arrested 19 people yesterday during a raid on a restaurant in Phuket Town, which was also being used as a football gambling den.
article Two gambling centres shut down in Koforidua for allowing adolescents access (9/18/2017)
(Ghana) -- Two gaming facilities in Koforidua have been shut down by the Gaming Commission for allowing adolescents to patronise their facilities. The premises of...
article SC men plead guilty to operating video gambling ring (9/18/2017)
(South Carolina) -- Three South Carolina men pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to Conducting an Illegal Gambling Business, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake....

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