Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 14, 2016

Natives Locked Down to Halt Pipeline Being Charged with Felonies


Morton County announced it is filing felony charges on those who locked down today to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"The Morton County States Attorney's office will pursue felony charges against the protesters who attached themselves to equipment due to the seriousness of the crime. Law enforcement officers are put in a dangerous situation when freeing these individuals, there is also a danger posed to DAPL, their workers and equipment along with the protester putting themselves also in a dangerous circumstance. We continue to encourage people to protest in peaceful and lawful manners," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

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Anonymous said...

Where's the charges against the companies for the massive, diasterous oil spills?
Yellowstone River 2011 Spill 63,000 gallons, EXXON SILVERTIP PIPELINE,
40,000 gallon spill contaminated the water of the town of Glendive,Montana
WAKE UP! PEOPLE DYING Slowly from POISON & Now water defenders trying to help are going to jail ?
Time to ask yourself: Which road are you on?

Anonymous said...

Criminalizing the Peace keepers but what about the abduction of women in North Dakota,sexual assault, sex trafficking, taken, BAKKEN OIL mancamps,drugs ? What do the ND police do ?
Read what happened to Edith Chavez when she went into Williston, ND Police Dept. after being knocked in the head and abducted.
"I kept trying to tell them (police) that I'd been taken,but they wouldn't listen. One officer told me I was full of shit.."
Instead Edith was arrested for an old traffic violation and put in jail. When she got outta jail she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a concussion and severe dehydration. How many extra police officers were called in to find the person or persons who abducted her or all the others ? What has the North Dakota governor done about the increase in violence because of the BAKKEN Oil fields ?
IDLE NO MORE DULUTH Protector who was peppersprayed, Thank God for you and people like you!

Anonymous said...

Everything you just said. Perfect. Thank you.