Standing Rock to get new prosecutor
Published 07/15/2012, INFORUM
FARGO – While Congress continues debating a law that could give American Indian tribes more authority to prosecute domestic violence cases, a reservation that straddles the Dakotas is getting a boost in public safety. Standing Rock is one of four reservations in the United States awarded grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire a special federal prosecutor for cases involving violence against women, which government authorities say has reached epidemic proportions in Indian country.Word count: 596
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