Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Morton Co. Police Strip Search Lakota Woman, Leave in Jail Cell Naked

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LaDonna Brave Bull Allard describes how Morton County police arrested her daughter, without any cause. She was strip searched by male officers and left naked in a jail cell all night.

Article by Brenda Norrell
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English, Spanish translation by Dr. Villanueva
Video by TYT Politics

STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- Morton County police and jail guards are violating human rights and engaged in militarized sexual violence, as they illegally strip search Lakotas who are defending the Missouri River, and ancestral burial places, from Dakota Access Pipeline.
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, who owns the land where Sacred Stone Camp is located, said her daughter was strip searched, and left naked in a jail cell all night.
"They are targeting our families," Allard said.
Allard describes how Morton County police followed a car that her daughter, an adult, was riding in. Her daughter was a passenger in the back seat.
She was arrested with no cause given and taken to Morton County Jail.
"Three male officers, and one female officer stripped her naked. Then they took her naked and put her in a jail cell and left her there all night."
Then, in the morning, they came in and gave her a jump suit.
When Allard questioned what the charge was, Morton Co. continually changed their response
as to what the charge is. Morton Co. made various claims about charges, including speeding, but her daughter wasn't driving, and attempted to charge $500 for "living at the camp," and then Morton Co. basically said they didn't like her attitude.
Allard said, "They are targeting our families."
"They are using every means necessary," said Allard, pointing out how everyone is monitored by helicopters and planes overhead, and at the checkpoints.
"We have to stop them."
Allard said the pipeline has to be stopped. It can not be allowed to destroy these sacred places.
"If we don't stand up now, there will be nothing left of our people."
"Once that water is gone, there's no one who is going to come and help us," said Allard of the Missouri River and Cannon Ball River, which converge here.
"We exist, we live with the land," she said, adding that her people live on the land, and hunt and fish.
"We have to face the storm. We are not backing down."
Allard describes the escalation of events, which now includes police in riot gear and tanks present while those camped at Standing Rock camp are praying for the water.
"Not anybody, anybody, in these camps are violent."
As Dakota Access Pipeline rushes now to meet its deadline with construction, Allard said the pipeline must be stopped.
Allard describes the water and the right to live.
Asked about the burial places here, Allard said her son, father and cousin are buried here, up on the hill. She describes who is buried here in these grounds.
Describing this area, she said that this was a Sundance ground and a major trade area. The entire area is a cultural property.
Allard describes how the fight is for survival, and this survival depends on the water and the river.
"We have a right to live."

Also see: 
Democracy Now! Actress Shailene Woodley strip searched. Arrested while live streaming water protectors.
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/20/actress_shailene_woodley_reveals_she_was

Militarized sexual violence:
1) See this link from Rutgers University (Center for Women's Global Leadership) too where they talk about the "Intersection of violence against women and militarism" there is a chapter about violence exercised by the state. http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/docman/violence-against-women-publications/387-intersectionsvaw-militarism-pdf-1/file
There is a phrase I like from this report: "States employ militaristic ideologies that attempt to pass off violence as security measures" on page 6.  Another quote I liked was: "Political violence against women is also used as a tactic to frighten women from joining political movements." (page 6). Another is: "Sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations is used to reinforce gendered hierarchies. It is also used as a tactic of war to drive fear, humiliate and punish women, their families and communities"(page 7). This seems to be obviously the case here, targeting women that are family members of the woman owner of the land, is a militaristic tactic to frighten women from joining the current political movement at Standing Rock. Its a type of psychological terrorism on US land perpetrated by state police who are serving a private oil company instead of the public.
2) It is quite a paradox that the UN is having a campaign to end gender violence this year, starting Nov 25th, and the USA is showing such an embarrassing example of the opposite. http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism  It would be quite shocking if the UN was invited to Morton to organize an orange campaign against violence against women by state actors, especially if perpetrated by agents of Morton county police: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/end-violence-against-women
3) The specific case described in this article falls under the "violence against women in custody" of this link: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights/violence-against-women/violence-against-women-information
4) This situation resembles the horror stories told by native american woman, Rigoberta Menchu, from Guatemala, and the horrors lived by indigenous women in Mexico today. There is no doubt that this was an "arbitrary detention" and a case of "gender-based violence" as described in this article narrating violence against women human right defenders protecting land and resources. http://www.lawg.org/action-center/lawg-blog/69-general/1057-from-survivors-to-defenders-violence-against-women-on-the-rise-in-mexico-honduras-guatemala. This is scary similar to the arbitrary detention of 11 native american women in Atenco Mexico ( 2016) defending their lands against the construction of a new airport for Mexico City , who were raped by police as a punishment for participating in political activism. This is a famous case that has reached the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) because there was no investigation by Mexican police (obviously):http://www.ipsnews.net/2010/10/mexico-four-years-on-no-justice-for-atenco-women/


Artículo de Brenda Norrell
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Traducción de Villanueva, S.
Vídeo de TYT Política

Standing Rock, Dakota del Norte, Estados Unidos - LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, quien es dueña de la tierra donde se encuentra el campamento Standing Rock, donde varias naciones indígenas protestan contra los oleoductos petroleros, dijo que su hija fue desnudada, y que la dejaron así en una celda de la cárcel toda la noche.
"Ellos están dirigiendo ataques directos contra nuestras familias," dijo Allard.
Allard describió cómo la policía del condado de Morton en el estado norteamericano de Dakota del Norte, siguió a un coche en el cual su hija, una mujer adulta, iba como pasajera en el asiento trasero.
Su hija fue detenida sin causa específica y llevada a la cárcel del condado de Morton en Estados Unidos.
"Tres agentes del sexo masculino y una mujer policía la desnudaron. Luego se la llevaron desnuda y la pusieron en una celda de la cárcel donde la dejaron toda la noche."
Luego, en la mañana, vinieron y le dieron un traje de presidiaria.
Cuando Allard cuestionó cuales eran los cargos, el Condado de Morton cambió continuamente su respuesta con respecto a cuáles eran los cargos por las que su hija estaba encarcelada. El condado de Morton hizo varias afirmaciones sobre varios cargos, incluyendo exceso de velocidad, pero su hija no estaba conduciendo, también trató de cobrarle una multa de $ 500 por "vivir en el campamento," y luego, finalmente, el condado de Morton, básicamente dijo que no les gustaba su actitud.
Allard dijo: "Ellos están atacando directamente a nuestras familias."
"Están utilizando todos los medios que tienen a su disposición, " dijo Allard, señalando cómo todo el mundo está controlado por helicópteros y por aviones que sobrevuelan la zona, además de los retenes policiacos y militares en las carreteras."
"Tenemos que detenerlos."
Allard dijo que el oleoducto tiene que ser detenido. No se puede permitir que destruya estos lugares sagrados.
"Si no estamos unidos para detener esto ahora, no quedara nada de nuestro pueblo."
"Una vez que el agua se haya ido, no habrá nadie que venga a ayudarnos", dijo Allard del río Missouri y el río Cannon Ball, que convergen aquí.
"Existimos, vivimos con la tierra", dijo, añadiendo que su población vive de la tierra,  la caza y la pesca.
"Tenemos que hacer frente a la tormenta. No nos vamos a echar para atrás."
Allard describió la escalada de acontecimientos, que ahora incluyen a la policía antidisturbios y tanques, presentes mientras que las personas que protestan, quienes se hacen llamar "los protectores del agua" en el campamento de Standing Rock, rezan por el agua.
"No hay nadie, nadie, en estos campamentos que sea violento."
Como los oleoductos del Acceso Dakota se apresuran ahora por cumplir con el plazo de construcción, Allard dijo que el oleoducto debe ser detenido.
Allard describió el agua y el derecho a vivir.
Se le preguntó sobre los lugares de sepulturas sagradas aquí, Allard dijo que su hijo, su padre y su primo están enterrados ahí, en la colina. Ella describió quienes están enterrados aquí en estos terrenos.
Al describir esta área, dijo que estos eran terrenos de ceremonias y bailes sagrados dedicados al festival del sol llamados en inglés "Sundance" así como una zona comercial. Toda la zona es un bien cultural importante.
Allard describió cómo es la lucha por la supervivencia, y esto depende de la supervivencia del agua y del río.
"Tenemos derecho a vivir."
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23 comments:

Tom Ward said...

Sue this should provide a few million dollars for pain and suffering. Hit them in the pocketbook North Dakota needs to be forced into bankruptcy.

Tom Ward said...

Sue this should provide a few million dollars for pain and suffering. Hit them in the pocketbook North Dakota needs to be forced into bankruptcy.

Terry Long@WTF said...

Sue those bastards. That is so wrong of them.

POTUS_Breath said...

Can sheriffs be arrested for sexual assault?

Liz said...

I'm so very sorry this is happening to you, your family, your land, and our extended family!! I ask the mother and the father daily to help us fight this injustice. I can only send my love and positive vibes for strength and peace.

Anonymous said...

You need to do something before too long, charges must be pushed. Or they'll continue on others. I'm sorry this happened but Our Father in Heaven is there for us.Pray for good and pray for these officers who did this injustice.

Sherry DeSersa said...

Totally not right and they are getting away with this injustice!!

Anonymous said...

This is apparently common police practice. One of our Airmen at Las Vegas was arrested, stripped, beaten with a rubber hose, and put into a refrigerator overnight naked.

Venus Birdshead said...

PREA prison rape elimination act read it and someone needs to obtain a copy of jail standards or there corrections hand book. This is not right its awful... Look into law and order codes....

Emily said...

Everything you describe is a violation of basic civil rights. This needs to be brought to the courts.

Anonymous said...

Power unchecked turns into sadism

Unknown said...

Prayers for you and your family

Alecia Shepherd said...

I can't retweet this site!!! WTF?!

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Anonymous said...

🙏 prayers for ALL the water protectors 🙏

Anonymous said...

This situation resembles the horror stories told by native american woman, Rigoberta Menchu, from Guatemala, and the horrors lived by indigenous women in Mexico today.

There is no doubt that this was an "arbitrary detention" and a case of "gender-based violence" as described in this article narrating violence against women human right defenders protecting land and resources. http://www.lawg.org/action-center/lawg-blog/69-general/1057-from-survivors-to-defenders-violence-against-women-on-the-rise-in-mexico-honduras-guatemala.

This is scary similar to the arbitrary detention of 11 native american women in Atenco Mexico ( 2016) defending their lands against the construction of a new airport for Mexico City , who were raped by police as a punishment for participating in political activism. This is a famous case that has reached the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) because there was no investigation by Mexican police (obviously):http://www.ipsnews.net/2010/10/mexico-four-years-on-no-justice-for-atenco-women/

According to Rutgers University (Center for Women's Global Leadership)in their report "Intersection of violence against women and militarism" http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/docman/violence-against-women-publications/387-intersectionsvaw-militarism-pdf-1/file
"States employ militaristic ideologies that attempt to pass off violence as security measures" (on page 6). "Political violence against women is also used as a tactic to frighten women from joining political movements." (page 6). "Sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations is used to reinforce gendered hierarchies. It is also used as a tactic of war to drive fear, humiliate and punish women, their families and communities"(page 7).
As the quotes show, this seems to be obviously the case here, targeting women that are family members of the woman owner of the land, is a militaristic tactic to frighten women from joining the current political movement at Standing Rock. Its a type of psychological war against us citizens on US land perpetrated by corrupt state police who are serving a private oil company instead of the public.

Lawyers needed ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Poor people, people of color women, people of color who are political activists, mentally disabled, get the worst treatment in jails in USA. Mentally ill get stripped naked, no clothes just paper gown, sleep on cold hard floor, Isolated, Not given Medicine, Not allowed commissary, No visitors, No shower, no soap, no toothbrush, Just Torture. Brutality.
Bright Lights 24 hours a day and Noise. Its Horrible, & private companies who make $$ off of prisons have the worst offenses.
That's why there must be change.
A woman can be in jail for a minor offense and be raped by a guard and the guard gets away with it!

Anonymous said...

Why do privileged people act so shocked that colored people get treated bad? If you're an Indian in ND then the white people treat Indians like nigg_rs.
YES, THERE IS STRAIGHT UP RACISM AGAINST AMERICAN INDIGENOUS, TIME FOR A CHANGE!!

Joanna MaGrath said...

Please rip, flip over to your youtube channel and share EVERYWHERE.... Pleaset: Robert Redford Urges Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux #NODAPL #StandWithStandingRock https://youtu.be/3JSxNJa5ixU

Water Protetors http://www.WaterProtectors.com

Malana Ganz said...

My heart hurts.

Anonymous said...

No Sheriff is going to be arrested, or charged.
The American justice system is an economic venture system, its all about the money, the money, the money. Just saying what everybody says,
the system is crooked.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers don't take poor people's cases, maybe if somebody dies, but even then it has to be really bad. Even murder is not enough it has to be gross murder.

Colleen Williams said...

Kites. MY brother is up on this and he says helicopter cannot be within 1000 ft of a kite.
Also, face shields, goggles and the kind of respiratory equipment I use to fiberglass for pepper spray attacks. This unconstitutional and inhumane treatmentis not going to stop.

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