Resolution 2018-26: Equity for the Criminal Justice System and Alaska Natives

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference has long held the position that there are racially based inequities and systematic bias within all levels of the Alaska justice system which greatly impact the people of our region; and WHEREAS, these issues are well established through the experiences of our people within the criminal justice system and have been repeatedly exposed through significant cases such as …

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Resolution 2018-22: Urging Support for Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, George Frese and Kevin Pease in Seeking Just Compensation for Their Wrongful Convictions

WHEREAS, on a dark night on October 17, 1997, a young John Hartman was brutally beaten and left on a snow-covered street in Fairbanks, Alaska, and died soon afterward; and WHEREAS, investigators quickly zeroed in on Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, George Frese and Kevin Pease as suspects; and WHEREAS, although the young Native men protested their innocence, and were interrogated by faulty and …

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