October 21, 2014

Protesters threaten truck drivers hauling beer into Whiteclay

An increase in law enforcement is needed in the tiny town of White clay, Nebraska. Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Colonel David Sankey says a couple of truck drivers hauling beer into Whiteclay have been threatened.

Colonel Sankey says they will be working with several agencies to patrol the area. Whiteclay has been in the news for years. It sits on the Nebraska side and borders the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where alcohol is banned. Nebraska does not have enforcement authority on the reservation so the protesters cross the border to avoid arrest.

Governor Heineman hopes to talk to South Dakota’s governor later this year during a tri-state governor’s meeting.