Editorial: Standing Rock crime deserves attention
"Sometime soon, an unknown number of Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers will arrive at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. They will be very welcome.

Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, championed by Sen. John Thune, will seek to end the lawlessness that apparently has overtaken the reservation.

By securing help for Standing Rock, Thune has brought real results to a cause he has championed. And his help is desperately needed.

Violent crime is six times the national average there. Nine officers cover 12 communities. People simply don't feel safe. Frankly, they shouldn't.

The current situation is nothing less than a crisis. The surge of reinforcements Thune helped deliver should serve to restore order."

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