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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shadowproof 'The U.S. government is trying to imprison these six water protectors'

Photo by Oceti Sakowin Camp
Shadowproof exposes how police and prosecutors are targeting Standing Rock water protectors with felonies, as a Grand Jury goes on a fishing expedition, and the FBI engages in gross misconduct

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Will Parish writes in Shadowproof of the Standing Rock water protectors, heroes facing Grand Jury probes which are no more than fishing expeditions, FBI misconduct as agents probed Sophia Wilansky as she underwent surgery to save her arm after being struck with a police concussion grenade, and the law being used against peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock in order to charge them with felonies. 
Censored News looks forward to more in this series, and more on the Fusion Centers, a collaboration of law enforcement targeting people of color.
In today's article, Will Parish writes:
"A police officer struck 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky with a concussion grenade that nearly severed her forearm. A fellow water protector named Steve Martinez drove her to the hospital, where she underwent emergency surgeries in an effort to save her arm.
On the day after Wilansky nearly lost her arm, seven FBI agents—including two clad in Joint Terrorism Task Force jackets—came to her hospital room and collected articles of clothing and shrapnel freshly dislodged from her arm. They also subpoenaed hospital visitor logs and videos of her room."
Please read the article at Shadowproof

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