Dorece Sam, Jimmy's mother, "It was a quarterly meeting, the community was never advised of this meeting."
Jimmy set up his tripod and was videotaping the meeting.
Sam said, "I saw Arlo get up, and I thought he was grabbing a cup of coffee, but instead I saw him rushing over to my son, grabbing his phone off of the tripod, and the next thing I saw him push Jimmy up against the wall by the throat."
Crutcher can be seen on Jimmy's video approaching, as shown in the photo above, and telling Jimmy that the youth can not videotape the meeting.
Sam, however, points out that they have never had a problem recording public meetings.
Crutcher attempted to pressure Jimmy into deleting portions of the meeting. Dorece Sam said that was not going to happen because it was a live broadcast.
Then, suddenly, several men, tribal members, gathered around the youth and began swinging at Jimmy and his mother and attempted to hit them.
After leaving, while at her home and preparing to take Jimmy to the hospital, three BIA officers blocked Sam's vehicle and began questioning her.
"One of the officers told me that he was going to take a statement," Sam said.
However, the officer never showed up at the hospital emergency room.
Although the officer questioned the family, no police report has been filed as of today, Jan. 17, 2024.
|The family was stopped by
this officer and questioned,
while en route to the hospital.
"They haven't filed anything and never came to our home. Although our complaints are complete. The same on my aunt and uncle's case, they never completed a thorough investigation," Jimmy's mother told Censored News today.
Sam said Arlo Crutcher was voted out of office as the chairman in November, but will not leave the office.
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Lithium Americas said in October of 2022 that it "agreed to build an 8,000 square feet community center for the Tribe that includes a daycare, preschool, playground, cultural facility and communal greenhouse to support reclamation efforts and provide income for the Tribe."
|Drone video captured the destruction of the Paiute Massacre Site, Peehee Mu'huh, Thacker Pass, in March of 2023. Drone video screenshot by Censored News.
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