Meet "Wild Bill", a name given to William Janklow in 1974 when he told reporters "The only way to deal with these AIM leaders is to put a bullet in their heads." By portraying AIM and Indian activists who were fighting for the civil liberties of Indians in the State of South Dakota as criminals and communists he scored a landside victory over his opponent in the election for the Governers Office.
During the Occupation of Wounded Knee, Janklow wore army fatiques and was seen in the company of "vigilante's" (Most of them Dickie Wilsons GOON Squad", who were firing on both, government positions and into Wounded Knee. Only explanation can be is that they were trying to force a full-scale armed assault on Wounded Knee. He was twice accused of rape of young Indian girls, one of them his baby sitter. On both occasssion the FBI refused to turn over the results of their investigation of the charges over to courts and refused to prosecute Janklow. Jnaklow was assisted through "COINTELPRO" (The secret campaign of the FBI to subvert the American Indian Movement as well as other groups) to win the governorship of South Dakota. He was the FBI's preferred candidate since it was clear that he would look the other way in any cases of civil rights violations and other illegal activities by the FBI and the Oglala Tribal Police under the command of Dickie Wilson, the poorest excuse in the world of a human being. In recent history, Janklow refused to put up signs for an Indian Lesbian Group that were maintaining a section of highway in South Dakota. When challenged in the courts, he threatened to remove ALL signs of all groups if he lost. He undraped a picture that had been covered for years in the Governor's Mansion that depicted A white man with his boot on the throat of an Indian laying on the ground. When asked to recover it because it was offensive and racist he refused. When a case was filed against him, he finally covered it. Now as a Congressman he is on record at a meeting of Governors stating that Terrorists should be treated as Prisoners of War and shot. That if anyone in "His" state shot a terrorist he would pardon them. My personal opinion is that if he wishes to shoot a terrorist, he does not have to look far. He has perpetuated, endorsed and covered up acts of terrorism against Indians for years. Janklow's definition of a terrorist is anyone who does not think as he does. Coincidently he is a "long time friend" of President Bush, Scary eh.
The links below are to reports and documents that prove many of the charges listed above. Do a search on Google on William Janklow and you will find many sources validating all charges and revealing the complete lack of ethics and disregard for most minorities of this man.
Rapist Gov's Vendetta Against AIM Founder
South Dakota Governor Declares War on Indians
Rebuttal to the FBI Report on the Reservation Murders
Civil Rights Abuses in Bennett County, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - December 2001 Report
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