Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

January 15, 2018

Paid FBI informant to testify at Red Fawn's trial

FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon of Fort Berthold, North Dakota
Paid FBI Infiltrator Heath Harmon, brother of Standing Rock BIA Police Officer Chad Harmon, will $40 a day to  testify at the trial of Red Fawn, after posing as her lover

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News
Update Jan. 16, 2018
Red Fawn reaches non-cooperating plea agreement

Heath Harmon, paid FBI informant at Standing Rock water protector camp, owned the revolver Red Fawn Fallis is charged with firing. Harmon, from Fort Berthold, North Dakota, posed as Red Fawn's lover, and continued to deceive her after she was jailed, sharing his notes with prosecutors.

A new article by C.S. Hagen, at High Plains Reader, reveals Harmon was not the only infiltrator. Further, TigerSwan mercenaries worked without a license in North Dakota, and in conjunction with local and joint law enforcement task forces. TigerSwan was involved in promoting dissension within the camps, and entrapping the water protectors who were targeted by law enforcement, according to court documents.
Hagen, in the article, NO DAPL activists hoodwinked by Paid FBI Informant, Defense says, writes that Harmon will receive.$40 a day as pay as an FBI informant, when Red Fawn goes on trial on Jan. 29, 2018, at the federal courthouse in Fargo, North Dakota.
Hagen reports, "Harmon, however, may not have been the only infiltrator; he’s simply the only person known by name, so far. Others were embedded in the camps, according to the testimony. Informants gave briefings to law enforcement about what they had witnessed."

Read article at High Plains Reader

(Above) Paid FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted 
his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, 
to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016. 
The above article and photo is from 2010.

Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016.

Officer Chad Harmon was on the BIA Police Force at Standing Rock at the time, and continues to be.

Pine Ridge GOONs, COINTELPRO and Standing Rock FBI infiltrator: Heath Harmon and Gerald Fox 

The Intercept reports that Heath Harmon's uncle Gerald Fox was a BIA officer at the standoff at Wounded Knee and then at all major Native struggles, in a BIA special operations unit. 

During those years, Red Fawn's mother, Troy Lynn Yellow Wood, was among the members of the American Indian Movement targeted by law enforcement. Before her death, Denver Intelligence Police files exposed in court showed the targeting of the American Indian Movement.
Earlier, COINTELPRO was exposed, showing the widespread targeting of AIM, the Black Panthers and others.

The Intercept reports: 

Harmon is part of a different lineage. In his interview with law enforcement, he noted that his uncle Gerald Fox had been on the “other side” of the AIM struggle at Pine Ridge. Fox was a BIA officer who stood off against AIM during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, alongside members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. According to a 2010 obituary in the Bismarck Tribune, Fox went on to join a BIA special operations unit, and between 1976 and 1984 “was detailed to every major Native conflict that happened in the United States.”
The Reality of Oil and Gas Industry: Crime and Destruction

The resistance to Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock is a continuation of the struggle against the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, which is driven by politicians, and fueled by the co-opted media and the police, for the benefit of private corporations.

Three Affiliated Tribes, where Heath Harmon is from, has been a nucleus of violent crime due to the oil and gas industry.
Former Chairman Tex Hall gained popularity at the National Congress of American Indians, before Hall inundated the land with oil and gas drilling, poisoning the land, water and air, and man camps brought in violent crime.
Then, Hall's oil and gas business partner was convicted of the murder-for-hire of two of their business partners, including a young man who was bludgeoned to death.
The man camps of oil and gas workers have brought violent crimes, sex crimes and the exploitation of women and children.
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