Saturday, February 11, 2012

Social Sin and Social Grace

Social sin can be countered and struggled against in millions of ways and in a myriad of manners. May Social Grace have its sway. Here the Olgala Sioux Tribe struggles to free their people from those who would enslave them by selling products inimical to their health. Although the damage done by alcohol to college students isn't as bad as the destruction ravaged on reservations, maybe colleges and universities should sue the alcohol companies for all it costs to deal with intoxicated and out of control students. - Fr. Rick.

South Dakota: Oglala Sioux Tribe Sues Beer Makers

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota sued some of the world’s largest beer makers on Thursday, saying they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The tribe said it wanted $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation. The suit filed in United States District Court of Nebraska also names four beer stores in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town near the reservation that, despite having only about a dozen residents, sold nearly five million cans of beer in 2010. The suit names Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide, SABMiller, Molson Coors Brewing Company, MillerCoors LLC and Pabst Brewing Company.

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