Sunday, May 4, 2014

Two AK Troopers killed in Tanana shooting: Preventable?

VIOLENCE THAT IS PREVENTABLE     Some questions about the Tanana Village incident on May Day 2014.

Two Alaska State Troopers killed in Tanana shooting

Alaska Dispatch,Anchorage Daily News

While I do not condone the violence that ensued here and my heart goes out to all the victims, including the shooter and the families of those who lost love ones; I think this all could have been avoided with proper training of the Village Public Safety Officers and Alaska State Troopers and a strong State Administration that puts public safety before profits.    

The biggest question from a public perspective is:

Was the reality TV show "Alaska State Troopers" and the State Government in collusion to put on a "show" in the name of profit over public safety that led to people getting killed?

So even if the producers or TV stars were not impelled to fly in to Tanana and make a big scene for inciting a "good show", what was the urgency that the Troopers had to make such efforts to go inside a private residence to retrieve someone that may/could have been treated in due process of the Law?
-carl wassilie

Violence in society generally follows social exclusion of whole peoples, particularly, ethnic policy that deprives people of housing, food, water and culture;  like ANCSA (extinguishing of inherent hunting and fishing rights) .   Alaska's current policy needs to be closely examined in terms of their Laws that leave indigenous peoples into relative deprivation.   Be in awareness of apartheid policies.  In all societies in which certain "classes" of people are put into extreme circumstances, social dissension is prevalent in individuals and society which lead to movements centered on specific "deprivations" from the "affluent" society.

Think about a few social terms that prove my point with SCIENCE when I portray my views on ANCSA as the "extermination act".    I really don't like the victimization excuse of "that's all we (whoever we is) were given".  So I like to describe it scientifically,  which is politically incorrect for every "Alaska Native" institution in existence.

The current western models of 'reducing poverty in rural Alaska and Alaska Native villages' with Community Development Quotas (CDQs) and ANCSA Corporations have not had much of a dent in solving Absolute Poverty, despite having almost a half century of ANCSA and few decades of CDQ's.

Relative Deprivation and Absolute Poverty

Absolute poverty is the level of poverty as defined in terms of the minimal requirements necessary to afford minimal standards of food, clothing, health care and shelter.[10] For the measure to be absolute, the line must be the same in different countries, cultures, and technological levels. Such an absolute measure should look only at the individual's power to consume and it should be independent of any changes in income distribution. The intuition behind an absolute measure is that mere survival takes essentially the same amount of resources across the world and that everybody should be subject to the same standards if meaningful comparisons of policies and progress are to be made. Notice that if everyone's real income in an economy increases, and the income distribution does not change, absolute poverty will decline.

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