Justice for Native American Man Killed in Alleged Hate Crime

Target: Rick Scott, Grays Harbor, Washington Sheriff

Goal: Find the suspect responsible for running over two young Native American men while screaming racial slurs.

According to reports from the Quinault Indian Nation in Washington state, two young men who were camping were run over by a “monster” pickup truck whose driver was a Caucasian man who was screaming racial slurs and making “war whoops” at the time. The men had reportedly told the driver of the truck to stop driving aggressively near their campground, where they were celebrating the birthday of Quinault tribal member Jimmy Smith-Kramer. In response, the driver backed over Smith-Kramer and another Quinault man, Harvey Anderson, at a high speed and then drove away.

Smith-Kramer had pushed Anderson out of the way of the oncoming truck, taking the brunt of the impact himself. He was later died at the hospital, while Anderson was soon released.

Local authorities investigating the incident, including the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, are not currently looking into the hit-and-run as being racially motivated. However, the Quinault Indian Nation is standing by their reports and are urging law enforcement to consider this matter as a hate crime as they search for the unnamed suspect.

Crimes against Native Americans are far too often dismissed and overlooked in the United States. Sign this petition to urge the local sheriff’s office to take the Quinault Indian Nation’s accounts seriously and to find this man and bring him to justice for this alleged hate crime.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sheriff Scott,

The press release from the Quinault Indian Nation alleges that racial slurs and “war whoops” were screamed as a man backed his truck over two tribal members as part of a senseless attack. The driver was apparently upset that the young men had told him to stop doing doughnuts near their campground. After the driver struck and injured the two young men, he left the scene of the crime and has not yet been found.

Unfortunately, one of the young men has now died of his injuries, while his companions remain shaken. The entire Quinault tribal community is grieving this tragic loss, and are seeking justice.

I urge you to take the eyewitness reports seriously and investigate this matter as a possible hate crime. The driver of this vehicle must be found, and severely punished if found guilty of this potentially racially motivated attack.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Hunt Down and Severely Punish the Trash who ran down two Native American Indians, KILLING ONE OF THEM–NOW!!!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    justice for indigenous americans!

  3. Selena Brooks says:

    DEATH PENALTY FOR THEM NO PLEA DEALS!!! These stupid Idiots endangered the lives of others and no doubt drunk on cases of beer. Now a young man has been killed and his friend injured and he will forever be traumatized by this horrific hate crime. Justice for my Indigenous brothers and Rip to the young man who’s life was taken from him 🙏🏽

  4. Christopher Burckhard says:

    This wonderful man was my cousin. My family. Nothing will bring him back. But there is one thing that needs to stop. That’s all of the false information that his death was racially motivated! His death was NOT race related! The ghcso has interviewed ALL of the witnesses and NONE of them confirmed any racial slurs, “war whoops”, nothing! So please, out of respect for our family, and my cousin, do not spread anymore false information about the circumstances of his death. All this is doing is just making things worse for our family and the people that loved him!

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