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Living in The “Last Frontier,” even harder than a lot of Americans are aware of this.
Attorney General William Barr on Friday named a public safety and security in the Alaska, thus, the Justice Department was able to allocate more than $10 million towards the fight against violent crime in some of the state’s rural communities.
In many areas, and in a timely manner in the enforcement of the law, responses to gender-based violence, child abuse and other violent crimes can be very difficult.
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A 2013 federal report said that at least 75 of Alaska’s Native communities, had not the officers of the law. The tribes have complete authority to the police department since 1971, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of power, Reuters reported.
Because of Alaska’s vast size (663,268 sq mi), it can take hours for the state troopers to reach a small village that is a crime that is being reported.
Tribal leaders have said the bodies of victims of gender-based violence, it may be necessary to have boats or planes to reach the health facilities in the more densely populated areas, the Associated Press reported.
Barr had visited Alaska at the end of May in order to get an idea of the problems of the people of Alaska are dealing with.
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“In May, when I visited Alaska, I witnessed first-hand account of the complex, which is unique, and that they enforce the law to challenge the state of Alaska, and remote Alaska Native communities are faced with,” Barr said in his Judiciary statement. “With this emergency declaration, I’m directing resources to where they are most needed, and needed immediately in support of the local police’s response to Alaska Native communities, where the people have to deal with extremely high rates of violence.”
Barr and other officials visited the communities of Galena, Bethel and Napaskiak on the 31st of May, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Alaskan members of Congress said they were pleased with the attention, Barr headed in the direction of the state.
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United states. Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican, who lives in Fort Yukon, a small community above the arctic circle, he said that he was glad to hear that Barr had been released for it.
“I will warn people, though, because money doesn’t solve the problem,” the 86-year-old said Friday. “It has to be acknowledged that this is a problem that must be addressed by the support provided by the communities themselves.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.