Unicorn Riot Media Pointed Out For Arrest
Riot Police Mass Arrest Water Protectors
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This is what happens with the U.S. government, courts, law enforcement and mainstream media go to bed with Big Oil.
By Brenda Norrell
The arrest of the 23 water defenders on Tuesday was obviously a hit job by militarized police. The strong voices in the water protection movement, and livestream media, had been identified ahead of time and were pointed out at the scene for arrest.
Once in jail, they were initially denied their right to an attorney of their choice.
The following day, Wednesday, the three warriors who locked down were charged with felonies. A second mass arrest took place at this construction site.
Last Friday, President Obama released a carefully worded statement that fooled many people into believing the pipeline construction had been stopped.
However, Obama's statement only applied to 20 miles on each side of the river, and the President made stopping work voluntary for the pipeline.
Water protectors locked down two days in a row at construction sites this week where DAPL has already completed destruction, moving at excessive speed to lay pipe.
In violation of federal law, DAPL bulldozed Native American graves on Sept. 3, 2016 near Standing Rock Camp.
The State of North Dakota issued arrest warrants for the media. Amy Goodman, executive producer of Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass for being present when the graves were bulldozed.
Cody Hall, spokesman for Red Warrior Camp, was charged for criminal trespass, for being present on Sept. 3 and 6. Hall spent four days in jail. During that time, Hall said police attempted to break him down.
As Native Americans and supporters ran to defend the ancestral graves on Sept. 3, women and children were attacked by vicious attack dogs and pepper sprayed. The attack dogs were brought to the scene by Frost Kennels of Ohio. This was exposed by the vehicle license plate, and confirmed by Frost Kennels in posts on Facebook.
However, the State of North Dakota has refused to prosecute the attackers who sicced dogs on the water defenders defending the burial place.
A federal judge in Washington, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, has consistently ruled in favor of Dakota Access Pipeline, and ignored federal laws protecting Native American burial places.
Thousands are camped at Standing Rock Camp to protect the Missouri River, drinking water source of millions, from an underground pipeline of DAPL.
They will not back down.