NOTE- As of 2/5/2012 Oso Blanco's supporters are asking that calls me directed to
SMU Louisiana rather than Louisburg. Please note the updated contact info below.
In October, Cherokee political prisoner Byron Shane of Chubbuck (also known as Oso
Blanco and Yona Unega) was preparing for a federal transfer from USP Lewisburg to
FCI Oakdale, Louisiana, Special Management Unit (SMU). Lewisburg staff were well
aware of the vital tribal documents included in his property which were packed out
intact by Mr. Vey on October 4, 2011.
This transfer was canceled.There was a lot of delay and confusion in getting Oso
Blanco's property returned to him. Property came back from Oakdale, Louisiana and
was unpacked on January 13, 2012. Oso Blanco's address book was torn in two. Vital
documents that had been inserted inside and held with a rubber band were missing.
Other items were missing. Generally the property was ransacked in a manner well
beyond simple negligence or sloppiness but rather, showing clear signs deliberate
*Missing documents include the following:
*Copy of old original blue card
(Cherokee citizenship enrollment official document)
*New original blue card
(us federal fish and wildlife recognition of a member of a federally recognized
tribe allowed to possess eagle feathers for traditional spiritual purposes)
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
This latest example of vindictive abuse from the Bureau of Prisons is part of a
long-term pattern of targeted harassment Oso Blanco his refusal to cooperate with
political incarceration by the United States as he does not recognize the us as
having any legitimate power over him as a sovereign Cherokee.
This latest round of harassment in the form of ransacked and stolen property comes
as retribution for his filing on the basis of the US having no plenary powers over
indigenous nations as articulated by Steven T Newcomb in his article, "No Plenary
Power Over Indian Nations".
Oso Blanco has asserted his sovereignty as a Cherokee not subject to bogus
criminalization so his captors have responded by trying to erase the documentation
that proves his Cherokee citizenship.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
On Monday, February 6th, starting at 9am Eastern time, call Oakdale
and demand that inmate Byron Shane Chubbuck (#07909-051)'s missing property be
recovered and returned to him intact.
Call FCI Oakdale at 318-335-4070 and ask for Warden Joseph P Young's office.
Alternately ask for the Receiving and Discharge (R&D) Department or the Security
Investigative Section (SIS) of the Special Management Unit (SMU).
Email sbrooklynabcf [at] riseup [dot] net to let us know how calls are going and/or
comment on posts.
After calling or making a commitment to call yourself, forward, repaste,repost,
facebook, tweet, text, talk, and/or make flyers to hand out.
Oso Blanco also asks that you take a moment to read Steve Newcomb's "No Plenary
Powers Over Indian Nations"
Read more about Oso Blanco here:
Sunday, February 05, 2012