Politics Cited as Backstory to R.I. Indian Smoke Shop Raid

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http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo_20030716_raid16.c2a8f.html Political brinksmanship was at the root of a wild melee that broke out between Narragansett Indians and law enforcers at an Indian-operated smoke shop Monday in Rhode Island, according to the Providence Journal. Matthew Thomas, leader of the Narragansett Indians, sent an e-mail on Saturday to Governor Carcieri informing him that the smoke shop was going . . .

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