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July 15, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crime: Another violent, small-change urban robbery. The criminals: Two rural teen-age Alaska Indians. The punishment: Banishment for one year on uninhabited islands with only hand tools and a little food. And for the victim: A new house. This experiment in cross-cultural jurisprudence was set in motion in a Washington state courtroom this week when a judge agreed to give old-fashioned tribal justice a chance to make right for all those involved.
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October 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
The judge who had turned two Native American robbers over to a tribal court for banishment revoked the experiment Tuesday and sentenced them to prison. Superior Court Judge James Allendoerfer said he had seen improvements in teen-agers Simon Roberts and Adrian Guthrie since they were banished a year ago to remote Alaska islands. But "I find that this experiment has some flaws which, unfortunately, threaten its credibility and integrity," Allendoerfer said.
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SPORTS
February 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seattle guard Gary Payton was robbed of $60,000 in cash and jewelry last weekend but escaped injury when the robber's gun went off during a struggle in the garage of a San Leandro apartment building.
NEWS
September 6, 1994 | Associated Press
Two teen-agers banished by a tribal court for beating and robbing a pizza deliveryman left aboard a fishing boat Monday for separate, uninhabited islands where they will spend at least a year alone. As relatives watched, waved and quietly cried, Adrian Guthrie and Simon Roberts left the Klawock cannery dock aboard Wolf Chief, the boat that had served as their jail for the last week.
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September 4, 1994 | from Times Wire Services
Two Native American teen-agers who pleaded guilty to a brutal robbery were held aboard a fishing boat Saturday pending their move to remote islands for a year or more of banishment. The two 17-year-old Tlingit boys, Adrian Guthrie and Simon Roberts, were banished by tribal elders for the beating and robbery of a pizza deliveryman. It is the first case of a state court referring a criminal case to a tribal panel for punishment. On Saturday, the teen-agers were lounging in the sun.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So how is "three strikes and you're out" faring in the state that pioneered the idea? One way to judge is the case of Larry Fisher, a meat cutter, construction worker and small-time thug. A few days after the sentencing law--which was approved by 75% of the voters--took effect in January, Fisher was arrested in the town of Everett, Wash. Police said he stole $151 from a sandwich store by pointing his finger inside his coat pocket and pretending he had a gun.
NEWS
October 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
The judge who had turned two Native American robbers over to a tribal court for banishment revoked the experiment Tuesday and sentenced them to prison. Superior Court Judge James Allendoerfer said he had seen improvements in teen-agers Simon Roberts and Adrian Guthrie since they were banished a year ago to remote Alaska islands. But "I find that this experiment has some flaws which, unfortunately, threaten its credibility and integrity," Allendoerfer said.
NEWS
September 4, 1994 | from Times Wire Services
Two Native American teen-agers who pleaded guilty to a brutal robbery were held aboard a fishing boat Saturday pending their move to remote islands for a year or more of banishment. The two 17-year-old Tlingit boys, Adrian Guthrie and Simon Roberts, were banished by tribal elders for the beating and robbery of a pizza deliveryman. It is the first case of a state court referring a criminal case to a tribal panel for punishment. On Saturday, the teen-agers were lounging in the sun.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So how is "three strikes and you're out" faring in the state that pioneered the idea? One way to judge is the case of Larry Fisher, a meat cutter, construction worker and small-time thug. A few days after the sentencing law--which was approved by 75% of the voters--took effect in January, Fisher was arrested in the town of Everett, Wash. Police said he stole $151 from a sandwich store by pointing his finger inside his coat pocket and pretending he had a gun.
SPORTS
February 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seattle guard Gary Payton was robbed of $60,000 in cash and jewelry last weekend but escaped injury when the robber's gun went off during a struggle in the garage of a San Leandro apartment building.
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