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Checkpoint Legislation Legacy A very important issue that remains today between Native Americans, and the government is “Public Safety Crisis” that plagues several reservations. Reservations have very high homicide rates, juvenile crime, gang activity, child abuse, substance abuse, and alcohol abuse. Law enforcement problems in the state of California regarding Indian reservations stem from limited resources and jurisdiction boundaries. Local law enforcement agencies have restrictions when patrolling reservations or responding to emergencies because of road conditions or terrain. Local tribes that have their own law enforcement agencies are also limited to the number of resources available to
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Unformatted text preview: them and jurisdiction rights. A tribal law enforcement officer can only detain, not arrest a non-Indian on a reservation. Tribal law enforcement is not allowed access to the criminal background check database, making traffic stops very dangerous situation. California is working with federal agencies and tribal law enforcement agencies to help improve the public safety crisis on reservations. For instance, deputizing tribal officers so they have the authority to enforce state law on reservations. Agreements such as cross deputizing allows county officers to enforce tribal laws and tribal officers to enforce state laws, increase of funding for law enforcement agencies....
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