Despite calls from the lame duck Obama administration for “review” and “discussion” the construction of the oil pipeline by Energy Transfer Partners continues at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. The brutality against protestor including rubber bullets, fire hoses in sub freezing weather and torture of prisoners also continues.
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Ohio State Patrol and Indiana Police to join North Dakota police in beating protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline at Federal Expense
This morning. October 30 the Ohio State Patrol announced that it was sending 37 officers to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to assist law enforcement personnel there in quelling the protests against the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline. They will be joining dozens of officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Brookville Police Department, Griffith Police Department, Hammond Police Department, Michigan City Police Department, Munster Police Department and Schererville Police Department.
Clinton Campaign Issues Statement in Support of the Continued Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as Torture of Protestors Escalates
The Clinton campaign issued a terse but seemingly evenly w orded statement ordering Native People and their allies to cease effective resistance as the human rights abuses carried out by the Morton County Sheriffs Department in North Dakota Escalate. The Morton County Sheriff's department is currently supported by the Hennepin County Sherrif's Department of Minneapolis and 19 other agencies under the overall command of the North Dakota Tactical Operations Center.
Breaking Attack has begun on Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors North Dakota State Police and Hennepin County Sheriffs
It is just after noon in North Dakota on October 27 and the planned attack has begun on the protest encampment against the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Bakken Oil Fields. Police have shutdown most cellular internet access. Multiple sources report that live streaming video was interupted and could no longer be uploaded just as the assault began.
On October 25 I was giving my Google News Feed a quick check when I stumbled upon the a story at the top of the US section. Business Insider reported “A poll found respect for police is nearing a record high nationwide.” The article was headed by a picture of a policeman casting a shadow over a huge American flag. It reported that 76% of Americans had “great respect” for Police, a number which is up by 12% from when it was taken a year ago and at the greatest high since 1967.
Video - Native Protestors attacked with gas guns and armored vehicles from land and air at Datoka Access Pipeline Site
Photos and video courtesy www.Unicornriot.ninja - Despite the Obama administration's half-hearted pledge to review and/or suspend construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline the Oil war against the Lakota Nation continues.
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners of Texas and Marathon Petroleum of Findlay Ohio, has continued. Another Prayer camp near the construction pathway was begun yesterday, September 27, and was attacked by a highly militarized police operation today.
While the rebellious streets in Charlotte seem to have quieted by a curfew and threats of National Guard deployment, and extra security at today's Panther's game against the Vikings hindered a planned protest, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is no closer to telling the truth.
On August 16th former Miami Chief of Police John Timoney passed away after a brief bout with lung cancer. Prior to serving as Chief of the Miami Police Department he served as Superintendent of Police in Philadelphia. His obituaries in the Miami Herald and other news outlets, despite being laden with praise from his friends and former colleagues, failed to give his record of brutality and repression the spotlight it truly deserves in these trying times. It is rare when the liberal media gives American heroes the respect they have earned from a life time of service.
It seemed like “just” another police shooting of a black person. By the incomplete statistics available, #SylvilleSmith in Milwaukee is number 183 this year. At the time of this writing that number has grown to 185 in 229 days or one every 29 hours. The total number of deaths by police violence will go up from 730 before this article is prosted. A 23 year old man's life would have been condensed to a blip on the late news as a local story.
Calling something a war is often an exercise in hyperbole. The Greek philosopher Aeschylus once said “In war, truth is the first casualty.” This has extended to the naming of wars “police actions” or calling them “operations” with names like “Restore Freedom” and “Inherent Resolve.” To cut through the Public Relations fog, one could define war as the late Jesse Helms defined pornography, “I know it when I see it.” One sees war in terms of casualties, and when using casualties for a lens to describe what American policing is doing the American public, one clearly sees a war.