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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

RENO: Native Americans run over in hate crime at Abolish KKKolumbus Day March





Hate Crime Videotaped as Pickup Plows into 
Native American Marchers

Reno police refused to arrest the driver in this hate crime, as grandmother hospitalized with fractured pelvis

Update: Reno Police charge victims of this hate crime, and file only minor charge against driver. AIM press conference on Saturday.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

English and Spanish

Update Friday, Oct. 14: Reno, Nevada, police, continuing their policy of protecting the 'good ole boys' who are white in this city, have charged the driver who intentionally drove into a Native American rights march only with a misdemeanor charge of provoking an assault. One grandmother is hospitalized with a fractured pelvis after being run over when the truck plowed through the Indigenous Peoples gathering on Monday.
Videos show the driver insulted and threatened the marchers before intentionally driving into them.
This was attempted vehicular homicide and a hate crime. The driver did not stop immediately after driving into the marchers, as the wounded lay on the pavement. There should also be a charge of felony hit and run.
In the news, three warrants issued
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/13/3-warrants-issued-arch-protest-incident/92032980/
USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/10/14/columbus-day-protest-assault/92051228/

RENO (Monday) -- Five people were injured when a white pickup truck plowed into Native American rights activists, protesting Columbus Day and speaking out for the defense of the water at Standing Rock.
During the Abolish KKKolumbus Day March on Monday, at about 6:40 p.m. the driver of the pickup stalked the marchers and yelled insults at them, before slamming into Native Americans and supporters, including a grandmother who is hospitalized.
With multiple fractures to her pelvis, and in the hospital, the grandmother said, 'I feel this was attempted vehicular homicide. He could have killed us, and he didn't care."
Police have not arrested the driver.
The hate crime was caught on video and the license plate is in clear view below.
Quanah Parker Brightman of United Native Americans interviewed the victim today in the hospital. She spoke out and said the driver should be arrested.
"I feel pretty strongly about it. This guy was belligerent, he had been following us around making comments."
"He had the choice to go around, either direction on the streets, and he plowed right through us."
"I want them to arrest this guy," said the grandmother from her hospital bed.
Raquel Arthur, president of the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada, told Censored News that the two men in the pickup were seated there during the prayer circle.
"They were seated in the back smoking weed, making disruptive comments," Arthur said.
As the group marched to the Arch in Reno, the two men continued to yell insults at the marchers, she said.
When they reached the Arch, she said, "They were really threatening us." Arthur said the grandmother who is hospitalized had planned to leave today for Standing Rock, North Dakota, to support the water protection of the Missouri River, and protection of the ancestral burial places.
"We were there peacefully. We see this as pre-meditated. We see this as a hate crime."
The recorded audio from the scene reveals a marcher saying, "You gotta go around."
The driver responds, "I'll f-ck you up, I'll f-ck you up."
The driver again yells, "Get the f-ck out of my way."
The driver then guns the engine and drives into the marchers.
After hitting marchers, and when they are on the pavement, the driver flees the scene.
Arthur said, “As President of American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada, we are all deeply sadden by the events that unfolded with last nights protest. Our intent was to bring light and Truth to the injustices against us Indigenous People throughout history from 1492 to this present day.
“The fight is never-ending in this ‘civilized' world. Truth be told, there is a lot of hate to people of color. As we witnessed the acts of hate last night however we can not fight hate with more hate. So we ask all to continue the good fight out of love and prayer. We are nothing without prayers. Believe in prayer, carry your Faith to insure a better world for the children and those who have yet to be born. We will all stand before The Creator when that time comes. Meanwhile live with Love, Faith, Hope and Charity for All People. Pesha u, Moogwa Kwena Wahebeho.”

Nevada law: Felony Hit and Run -- Involving death or bodily injury (NRS 484E.010)
Fleeing after a car accident that results in bodily injury or death is a category B felony. The abridged legal definition of felony "hit and run" in Nevada states that, "The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or the death of a person shall immediately stop his or her vehicle at the scene of the accident and exchange information and render aid."
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Crimen de odio grabado en video cuando una camioneta atropella
 a un grupo manifestantes indígenas norteamericanos


Por Brenda Norrell
Villanueva, S. (Traducción)
Censored News

RENO, NEVADA, ESTADOS UNIDOS - Cinco personas resultaron heridas cuando una camioneta blanca chocó contra activistas que defienden los derechos de los indígenas de Norteamérica cuando protestaban contra el Día de Cristóbal Colón y hablaban a favor de la defensa del agua en la reservación Standing Rock en el estado Dakota del Norte en Estados Unidos.

Durante la marcha, que se llamó "Abolición de KKKolumbus," este lunes 10 de octubre, aproximadamente a 18:40pm, el conductor de la camioneta acosó a los manifestantes y les gritó insultos, antes de usar su vehículo para embestir a los indígenas norteamericanos, incluyendo a una abuela que está hospitalizada.
Con múltiples fracturas en la pelvis, y en el hospital, la abuela dijo: "siento que esto fue un intento de homicidio usando un transporte vehicular. Él nos podría haber matado, y no le importo."
La policía no arrestó al conductor. El crimen de odio fue capturado en video y la placa de matrícula se ve claramente. Quanah Parker Brightman, de la organización Indígenas Americanos Unidos, entrevistó a la víctima, hoy en el hospital. Ella habló y dijo que el conductor debe ser detenido.
"Me siento muy convencida de que debería ser detenido. Este tipo era agresivo, nos había estado siguiendo por los alrededores y había estado haciendo comentarios groseros."
"El conductor tenía la opción de dar la vuelta y continuar su camino en ambas direcciones de la calla, pero decidió embestirnos con su camioneta."
"Quiero que arresten a este tipo", dijo la abuela desde su cama de hospital.
El audio grabado durante la escena revela a un manifestante diciendo: "Tienes dar la vuelta."
El conductor responde (usando insultos): "¡Voy a joderlo a usted, voy a lastimarlo!"
El conductor grita de nuevo, “¡Sal de mi camino!"
El conductor, en ese momento, enciende el motor de su vehículo y decide atropellar a los manifestantes.
Después de golpearlos, cuando ya están tirados en la acera, el conductor huye de la escena del crimen.
Raquel Arthur dijo: "Como Presidenta del Movimiento Indios Americanos del Norte de Nevada, todos estamos profundamente entristecidos por los acontecimientos que ocurrieron durante las protestas anoche. Nuestra intención era llevar la luz y la verdad sobre las injusticias que existen contra nosotros, los pueblos originarios, a lo largo de la historia, desde 1492 hasta el día de hoy.
La lucha es interminable en este "mundo civilizado". A decir verdad, “hay mucho odio contra la gente de color.” Aunque fuimos testigos de actos de odio anoche, no podemos combatir el odio con más odio. Así que les pedimos a todos seguir la buena batalla de amor y oración. No somos nada sin oraciones. Creer en la oración, llevar su fe para asegurar un mundo mejor para los niños y los que aún tienen que nacer es importante. Todos estaremos ante el Creador cuando llegue el momento. Mientras tanto debemos vivir con amor, fe, esperanza y caridad para todas las personas. "Pesha u, Moogwa Kwena Wahebeho."
Watch videos below.

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                                                                       Driver's Plate Nevada 218-PWS



Breaking News at Censored News Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 -- 11, 2016:
--Twenty-seven water protectors were arrested on Monday, including
Lakota activist Vic Camp and actress Shailene Woodley, costar in the new Snowden film, who joined the Native youth runners to DC this summer. Two supporters locked down to machinery and were charged with felonies.
Red Warrior Camp statement:
--In a hate crime, Native Americans were run down as they marched in the anti-Columbus Day parade in Reno on Monday. A grandmother with a fractured pelvis speaks out after police refuse to arrest the driver.
--Michael Lane writes of Standing Rock efforts: Time to file civil charges against Morton Co. Sheriff
--US Appeals Court denies injunction
--The Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues is going on now. Please see yesterday's report, as Western Shoshone, Acoma Pueblo, Dineh, and more gather.
--In Sonora, a gathering was held to protect the Pascolas and Deer Dancers. We were invited and reported live.
--All this and more at Censored News.
Best, Brenda
Censored News

Time to file a civil rights complaint against Morton County Sheriff

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The overwhelming video evidence clearly shows that the core element of 'tumultuous and violent' is not occurring yet people are being charged with Engaging in a riot

By Michael Lane
Censored News
The Morton County Sheriff's Department has gathered a large number of law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions, and used militarized weapons and vehicles under the pretense that the water defenders are engaging in riotous behavior. The North Dakota Century Code defines riotous behavior as (see section 2):
12.1-25-01. Inciting riot.
1. A person is guilty of an offense if he:
a. Incites or urges five or more persons to create or engage in a riot; or
b. Gives commands, instructions, or directions to five or more persons in
furtherance of a riot.
2. "Riot" means a public disturbance involving an assemblage of five or more persons
which by tumultuous and violent conduct creates grave danger of damage or injury to
property or persons or substantially obstructs law enforcement or other government
function
The overwhelming video evidence clearly shows that the core element of "tumultuous and violent" is not occurring yet people are being charged with Engaging in a riot:

12.1-25-03. Engaging in a riot.
1. A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if he engages in a riot, as defined in
section 12.1-25-01.
2. The provisions of subsection 3 of section 12.1-25-01 are applicable to attempt,
solicitation, and conspiracy to commit an offense under this section. Mere presence at
a riot is not an offense under this section.
Perhaps it is time to reverse the table and file a civil rights complaint against the Morton County Sheriff Department for knowingly making false criminal charges to violate the civil rights of the water defenders.

Breaking News at Censored News Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 -- 11, 2016:
--Twenty-seven water protectors were arrested on Monday, including
Lakota activist Vic Camp and actress Shailene Woodley, costar in the new Snowden film, who joined the Native youth runners to DC this summer. Two supporters locked down to machinery and were charged with felonies.
Red Warrior Camp statement:
--In a hate crime, Native Americans were run down as they marched in the anti-Columbus Day parade in Reno on Monday. A grandmother with a fractured pelvis speaks out after police refuse to arrest the driver.
--Michael Lane writes of Standing Rock efforts: Time to file civil charges against Morton Co. Sheriff
--US Appeals Court denies injunction
--The Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues is going on now. Please see yesterday's report, as Western Shoshone, Acoma Pueblo, Dineh, and more gather.
--In Sonora, a gathering was held to protect the Pascolas and Deer Dancers. We were invited and reported live.
--All this and more at Censored News.
Best, Brenda
Censored News

Standing Rock -- Police Standoff Oct. 10 'We won't back down'

Actress Shailene Woodley and activist Vic Camp just arrested by riot police, among 27 arrested. Two charged with felonies who were locked down to DAPL machinery.

Oglala Lakota Vic Camp of Pine Ridge arrested today. Photo by Sacheen Seitcham.

Photo by Joye Braun, Lakota, on the frontline now. Scroll down for more photos.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Near North Dakota Highway 6, DAPL pipeline worksite. #NoDAPL
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(Photo above) Shailene Woodley was just arrested for filming. Shailene joined the Native runners to D.C. and recently co-starred in the film 'Snowden.'

Water protectors in tipi arrested, slammed face down into the ground. 

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
English, Spanish and French

ST. ANTHONY, North Dakota -- Twenty-seven water protectors were arrested today, including two charged with felonies who were locked down to Dakota Access Pipeline machinery.
Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested by riot police, as police continue to target livestreamers and members of the media. 
Activist Vic Camp was also just arrested. Twenty-five water protectors were arrested by riot police, and two others were arrested and charged with felonies who locked down to Dakota Access Pipeline construction machinery.
Shailene had just finished livestreaming, as riot police arrived with armored vehicles in riot gear.
Water protectors seated in a tipi were arrested and slammed to the ground by police.
Water protectors said at 11 a.m. today that they woke at sunrise for prayer. Water protectors then raveled by way of caravan to a pipeline construction site and erected tipi poles.
Two miles away, allies were locked down to machinery since 5:30 a.m. 
Police began targeting the media and livestreamers with criminal trespass charges that were dated Sept. 3. On this day, bulldozers tore across ancestral burial places and water protectors were attacked with vicious dogs and pepper spray.
Democracy Now! producer Amy Goodman is charged with criminal trespass for her coverage. Cody Hall, media spokesman for Red Warrior Camp, spent four days in jail on criminal trespass charges. Unicorn Riot was arrested and jailed while livestreaming.

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(Foto arriba) Shailene Woodley, protagonista de la película “Divergente,” fue
detenida por transmitir en vivo. Shailene se unió a los corredores indígenas en Washington D.C.
y recientemente co-protagonizó la película 'Snowden."

Protectores del agua en un tipi detenidos, golpeados boca abajo contra el suelo.

Por Brenda Norrell
Villanueva, S. (traducción)
Censored News

ST. ANTHONY, Dakota del Norte, Estados Unidos - Veintisiete protectores del agua fueron detenidos, incluyendo dos, a quienes se les acusó de delitos por encadenarse a la maquinaria del Oleoducto Petrolero Acceso a Dakota (DAPL, por sus siglas en inglés).
La actriz Shailene Woodley fue detenida por la policía antimotines, como parte de las acciones continuas de la policía que sigue arrestando a quienes están transmitiendo en vivo por las redes sociales y a los miembros de los medios de comunicación.
El activista Vic Camp también fue detenido. Veinticinco protectores del agua (como se hacen llamar los activistas) fueron detenidos por la policía antimotines. Otros dos fueron detenidos y acusados de delitos relacionados con encadenarse a la maquinaria de construcción del oleoducto acceso de Dakota.
Shailene acababa de terminar su transmisión en vivo por las redes sociales, cuando la policía antidisturbios llegó con vehículos blindados.
Los protectores del agua, que estaban sentados en una estructura con la forma de un tipi con palos largos, fueron detenidos y los azotaron boca abajo contra el suelo.
Los protectores del agua dijeron a las 11 a.m. de hoy que despertaron al amanecer para la oración y después, se fueron en caravana a un sitio de la construcción de oleoductos y erigieron un tipi.
A dos millas de distancia, algunos aliados se encadenaron a la maquinaria de construcción desde las 5:30 de la mañana.
La policía comenzó a atacar a los medios de comunicación y a quienes transmitían en vivo por las redes sociales. Se les presentaron cargos de allanamiento ilegal de propiedad ajena fechados el "3 de septiembre." En ese día, las excavadoras destruyeron tierras ancestrales donde había sepulturas indígenas históricas y los protectores del agua fueron atacados con perros de ataque y gas pimienta.
La productora del noticiero en inglés, ”Democracy Now!", Amy Goodman, fue acusada de allanamiento de propiedad ajena por su cobertura. Cody Hall, portavoz de los medios de comunicación para Red Warrior Camp, pasó cuatro días en la cárcel por los mismos cargos. Unicornio Riot fue detenido y encarcelado mientras transmitía en vivo por redes sociales.

Photo Satcheen Seitcham

Depuis le 28 septembre, les camps de résistants pacifiques de Standing Rock sont encerclés par les forces de l’ordre. Entretemps, des unités de combat armées de fusils mitrailleurs ont été dépêchées sur place. Une force disproportionnée est utilisée contre des résistants déterminés mais pacifiques, parmi lesquels se trouvent des femmes, des enfants et des personnes âgées ou handicapées.

L’actrice Shailene Woodley et l’activiste Vic Camp viennent d’être arrêtés par la police anti-émeute, parmi 27 personnes arrêtées. Encore deux personnes inculpées pour s’être enchaînées à des machines de DAPL.

French

Des protecteurs de l’eau arrêtés dans un tipi et jetés face contre terre.
http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3679Par Brenda Norrell
Censored News
10 octobre 2016
Traduction Christine Prat

ST.ANTHONY, Dakota du Nord – Vingt-sept personnes ont été arrêtées ce lundi 10 octobre, dont deux ont été mises en accusation pour s’être enchaînées à des machines de Dakota Access Pipeline.
L’actrice Shailene Woodley a été arrêtée par la police anti-émeute, étant donné que la police continue à s’en prendre à ceux qui filment ou envoient des nouvelles en direct et aux représentants des médias.
L’activiste Vic Camp vient aussi d’être arrêté. Vingt-cinq protecteurs de l’eau ont été également arrêtés par la police anti-émeute, et deux autres ont été inculpés pour s’être enchaînés à des machines de construction.
Shailene venait juste de finir de filmer à l’arrivée de la police dans des blindés et en tenue de combat.
Des protecteurs de l’eau assis dans un tipi ont été arrêtés et jetés à terre par la police.
Des protecteurs de l’eau dirent à 11h ce matin qu’ils s’étaient levés à l’aube pour prier. Puis ils sont partis en caravane vers un site de construction du pipeline et ont érigé des poteaux pour monter un tipi.
3,6 km plus loin, des alliés s’enchaînaient à des machines depuis 5h30 du matin.
La police a commencé par s’en prendre aux médias et aux gens qui filmaient en direct sur la base d’accusations d’effractions datant du 3 septembre. Ce jour-là, des bulldozers avaient éventré des sites funéraires ancestraux et les protecteurs de l’eau avaient été attaqués avec des chiens méchants et arrosés de poivre.
La productrice de Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, est toujours poursuivie pour ‘effraction’ à cause de son reportage. Cody Hall, le porte-parole du Red Warrior Camp pour les médias, a passé quatre jours en prison et est également accusé d’effraction. Le caméraman de Unicorn Riot a été arrêté et emprisonné alors qu’il était en train de filmer.
Voir plusieurs vidéos de lundi sur Censored News
Photos prises par Joye Braun, Lakota, sur la ligne de front, lundi 10 octobre 2016


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Riot police with police dog today.

Watch below!
Liz McKenzie, Dineh, live on the frontline! 


Shailene Woodley, who joined the Native youth runners to D.C., and actress
in the new 'Snowden' film, is live at Standing Rock now!



                         Photos by Joye Braun, Lakota, on the frontline now! Monday, Oct. 10, 2016




Breaking News at Censored News Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 -- 11, 2016:
--Twenty-seven water protectors were arrested on Monday, including
Lakota activist Vic Camp and actress Shailene Woodley, costar in the new Snowden film, who joined the Native youth runners to DC this summer. Two supporters locked down to machinery and were charged with felonies.
Red Warrior Camp statement:
--In a hate crime, Native Americans were run down as they marched in the anti-Columbus Day parade in Reno on Monday. A grandmother with a fractured pelvis speaks out after police refuse to arrest the driver.
--Michael Lane writes of Standing Rock efforts: Time to file civil charges against Morton Co. Sheriff
--US Appeals Court denies injunction
--The Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues is going on now. Please see yesterday's report, as Western Shoshone, Acoma Pueblo, Dineh, and more gather.
--In Sonora, a gathering was held to protect the Pascolas and Deer Dancers. We were invited and reported live.
--All this and more at Censored News.
Best, Brenda
Censored News