Written by: Bryan Newland
Primary Source : Turtle Talk, April 15, 2016.
Senators Tester and Franken have introduced legislation to expand tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children, and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers. The proposed bill comes on the heels of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which allows Indian tribes to prosecute non-Indians in certain instances.
The bill is titled the “Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act of 2016.” You can read it here.
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