WHO ARE THE STATE POLICE IN FULL RIOT GEAR SURROUNDING?
WHAT "TERRORIST THREAT" HAS THEM ALL ON EDGE?
IT WAS FEWER THAN 100 MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL CLERGY AND CHURCH MEMBERS, LIKE THOSE SHOWN BELOW IN PHOTOS FROM THE PROTEST THAT SHUT DOWN THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE CAPITOL TODAY AND MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE TO BE FOUND THERE.
ISN'T THAT HORRIFYING?
WHAT A MONSTER THAT ONE ABOVE IS, RIGHT?
YES, THOSE ARE A FEW OF THE PEOPLE CONSIDERED THREATS AND CRIMINALS BY THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TODAY.
LOOK AT THOSE "RIOTERS", THOSE "TRESPASSERS" ON PUBLIC PROPERTY!
HOW DARE THEY WALK DOWN A PUBLIC STREET?
HOW DARE THEY SING, PRAY, PROTEST?
HOW DARE THEY BE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR DRINKING WATER, ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT ALABAMA PIPELINE BLEW SKY-HIGH THE OTHER DAY, HMM?
YES, PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH, THIS IS WHAT LIFE IS LIKE IN AMERICA TODAY.
THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DESIGNATED 'RIOTERS' AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA TODAY.
AREN'T THEY SCARY?
Dakota Access: North Dakota Capitol Shut Down After Day of Clergy-Led ProtestNBCNews.com
TWO HOURS AGO, NOV. 3, 2016.
Police in riot gear shot rubber bullets and used pepper spray on demonstrators
5 HOURS AGO...
FROM ABC NEWS, 7:48 PM...
"Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson says the people refused orders to leave the governor's residence on the Capitol grounds. The arrests follow those earlier Thursday of 14 protesters who were sitting, chanting and singing in a wing of the Capitol and refused orders to leave.
[THEY WERE PRAYING ALOUD...NOT "CHANTING".]
Iverson says the 17 individuals face criminal trespass charges in Burleigh County. He says at one point about 100 demonstrators were massed on a residential street near the Capitol.
Their protest followed an interfaith day of prayer in the southern part of the state near the small town of Cannon Ball. Hundreds of clergy sang hymns and marched near the route of the pipeline.
OHHH, NOOO, NOT THAT!
NOT SINGING AND PRAYING!
OH, THE HORROR!
Authorities in North Dakota have arrested 14 protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline whom they said refused to leave a wing of the Capitol in Bismarck.
The demonstrators were singing hymns Thursday afternoon in the judicial wing of the Capitol."
YOU MAY ASK...CAN'T CITIZENS AND EVEN OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS ACTUALLY VISIT THE CAPITOL BUILDING?
WHY, YES, AND THEY DO EVERY DAY, BUT THESE PEOPLE WERE SEEN AS EVIL PROTESTORS, DEFIANT , DANGEROUS, ETC.
TAKE HEED, AMERICANS...
THOU SHALT NOT PEACEFULLY PROTEST IN AMERICA.
THOU SHALT NOT SING HYMNS, PRAY ALOUD, GATHER ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET OR IN A PUBLIC STATE BUILDING, OR ANYWHERE ELSE...NOT ANYMORE!
IT IS NOT ALLOWED.
ASK THOSE WHO WATCHED STUDENT PROTESTERS DIE AT KENT STATE.
ASK THE "OCCUPY WALL STREET" PROTESTERS.
AS BILL MOYERS' WEBSITE REPORTED ON OCTOBER 17, JOURNALISTS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO REPORT FROM PROTEST SITES IF THEY APPEAR TO BE PART OF THE PROTEST.
THE JOURNALISTS ARRESTED WERE FACING A POSSIBLE 45 YEARS IN PRISON...JUST FOR FILMING AND REPORTING.
THEY FACE CHARGES FOR PROTESTING, NOW CALLED "RIOTING"?
Journalists Face Charges for Dakota Pipeline Protest Coverage
The Democracy Now! host is free but a documentary maker who was also arrested for committing journalism faces a potential 45 years in prison.
Update, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m.: Judge John Grinsteiner refused to authorize the charges against Amy Goodman. “This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline,” she said in a statement. The charges against Deia Schlosberg still stand, and authorities have not ruled out future charges against Goodman.
“I came back to North Dakota to fight a trespass charge. They saw that they could never make that charge stick, so now they want to charge me with rioting,” Goodman said in a statement posted to Democracy Now!’s website on Saturday. “I wasn’t trespassing, I wasn’t engaging in a riot, I was doing my job as a journalist by covering a violent attack on Native American protesters.”
The charges against Goodman have been denounced by press freedom advocates. “How North Dakota did not immediately realize this was all a horrible mistake on their part is beyond reason. The only explanation seems to be that they want to silence First Amendment-protected speech and intimidate other journalists into not covering the protests,
…A prosecutor who arrests a reporter because he doesn’t think she’s “balanced” enough is basically telling future reporters what needs to be in their stories to avoid arrest. This is totally improper and un-American. We have enough meddling editors in this country without also recruiting government officials to the job."
AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF ARRESTING, BEATING, TASING, MACING, GASSING, ETC, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, THE STORM TROOPERS OF NORTH DAKOTA DECIDED TO TEACH A LESSON TO 50 OR SO PROTESTERS FROM THE LOCAL CLERGY WHO SHOWED UP IN A SIT-IN AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN BISMARK...THE SAME BISMARK THAT HALTED THE PIPELINE AS IT APPROACHED THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY AND HAD IT REROUTED ACROSS ANCIENT TRIBAL LAND.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the demonstrators were participating in a sit-in inside the Judicial Wing, and were arrested for disorderly conduct, KFYR-TV reports.
The Capitol was put under lockdown at around 4:15 p.m., due to the protest activity.
JUST LIKE THAT, MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WHAT AMOUNTS TO MARTIAL LAW...LOCK-DOWN, STAY AWAY, KEEP OUT, DO AS YOU'RE TOLD.
About 50 people, primarily clergy members showing their support for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, left the protest site near the tribe's reservation to sing and pray at the Capitol on Thursday.
DO NOT SIT AND SING OR PRAY OR PROTEST ANYTHING IN ANY WAY IN AMERICA!
THOSE ARE CRIMES NOW!
DON'T YOU DARE SPEAK OUT AGAINST BEING ROBBED, HAVING YOUR PROPERTY TAKEN BY THE STATE, HAVING YOUR WATER SUPPLY SHINY WITH LEAKING OIL, HAVING THE LAND AROUND THE FILTHY PIPELINES RUINED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
DON'T YOU PROTEST WHEN A MAJOR COMPANY WANTS TO DIG UP YOUR RELATIVES' BODIES, DESTROY YOUR 'CHURCHES', YOUR PLACES OF WORSHIP.
SUCH IS NO LONGER ALLOWED IN AMERICA, INC, MY FRIENDS.
GO TRY IT FOR YOURSELVES, BUT WEAR A HELMET AND PREPARE FOR BROKEN BONES AND CUTS AND CONTUSIONS AND A FEW NIGHTS TO MONTHS IN JAIL.
IN AMERICA TODAY, YOU JUST MIGHT DIE FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST.
The protesters also asked to speak with Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R), but were told he was unavailable, the highway patrol said.
I BET HE WAS AVAILABLE PLENTY WHEN BIG OIL SNAPPED THEIR FINGERS, EH?
AND THAT BRITISH COMPANY, THE ONE WHO EMPLOYS MERCENARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WHO LIKELY HIRED (FOR THE PIPELINE COMPANY) THE ONES WE'VE SEEN DRAGGING ELDERS OUT OF PRAYER CIRCLES, ARE YOU AWARE OF THE COMPANY BEING LISTED AS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS BY EVEN THE CURSED U.N.?
Security Firm Guarding Dakota Pipeline Used Psychological Warfare Tactics for BP
"G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil and gas industry assets in war-torn Iraq, and has come under fire by the United Nations for human rights abuses allegedly committed while overseeing a BP pipeline in Colombia and elsewhere while on other assignments.
[G4S HAS DENIED THAT ITS HIRELINGS WERE THE ONES WHO UNLEASHED THE ATTACK DOGS AND PEPPER SPRAY AGAINST THE PROTESTERS THAT FIRST TIME.HOWEVER THEY HAD ADS IN BISMARK AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS HIRING FOR THE AREA.]
Dubbed the “Chaos Company” in an April 2014 Vanity Fair article, G4S is often brought into the stickiest situations, such as overseeing security for the Basrah Gas Company, an Iraqi natural gas company which Shell, Mitsubishi, and South Oil Company jointly own.
G4S also has security contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense at both Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and the controversial U.S. military base in Diego Garcia.
The British human rights group Reprieve called for an investigation of G4S as it pertains to human rights abuses which took place at Guantanamo.
In 2008, G4S acquired the company ArmorGroup International PLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
This company has been on the public radar in recent years for being mired in a human trafficking scandal in Afghanistan while guarding the U.S.Embassy in Kabul on a U.S. State Department contract.
The U.S. Department of Justice had sued ArmorGroup for allegedly violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, settling the lawsuit in 2011 for $7.5 million.
OTHER MERCENARIES HIRED TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BEAT BACK THE PROTESTORS.
G4S is not the only private contractor identified on the ground in or around the Sacred Stone Camp related to the Dakota Access pipeline protests.
The show “Democracy Now!” revealed that a man who is employed by the firm Torchlight USA, LLC, but is appearing as a freelancer, also showed up in North Dakota. And court documents from the ongoing case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia pitting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reveal that another firm, 10-Code LLC — founded and run by a former Bismarck Police Department detective named Paul Olson — also has entered the fold.
In that vein, the North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board announced that it has opened up an investigation into the private security firms deployed to patrol the pipeline protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux and whether those firms were even licensed to work in the state. In addition, a local county sheriff’s office has begun a similar investigation with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, exploring the Labor Day weekend clash between security firms and protesters at a DAPL site.
The North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board said it could not comment on which companies have fallen under the purview of its ongoing investigation."
HAS IT COME TO THIS, THAT CORPORATIONS HIRE PARAMILITARY MERCENARIES TO PROTECT THEIR DIRTY-DEALINGS, THEIR ASSAULTS ON US HERE IN AMERICA?
IS IT GOING TO BE STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR THE GOVERNORS OF EACH STATE TO CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD IF AMERICANS GATHER TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST ANYTHING?
THE HIGHWAY PATROL OF NORTH DAKOTA JUST ARRESTED MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY, FOLKS!
NOT "ACTIVISTS", NOT "MILITANTS", NOT 'RABBLE-ROUSERS', NOT "TERRORISTS" BUT PASTORS, LEADERS OF LOCAL CHURCHES!
DID YOU KNOW, AMERICA, THAT IT IS A CANADIAN COMPANY BUILDING THAT PIPELINE WHO ONLY WANT TO USE IT TO SEND OIL TO OUR REFINERIES SO THEY CAN SHIP IT OVERSEAS?
BLOOMBERG REPORTED THIS FACT BACK ON MAY 23, 2013.
"Analysts say that, in this era of plenty, the Keystone's main function isn't meeting U.S. needs, but getting oil from the land-locked province of Alberta to overseas markets via U.S. refineries on the Texas coast.
Two pipeline projects from Alberta to the Canadian coast face such stiff opposition that some analysts say they're unlikely to be built.
Meanwhile, the project's opponents argue that the nation can now afford to put environmental priorities before the oft-cited need to bolster U.S. oil supplies. If oil must be burned--a necessary evil, perhaps--they say it would be best to avoid the tar sands oil, which is significantly dirtier to produce and refine.
"One of the most compelling arguments for building the Keystone XL pipeline is that it will increase the profits of oil producers," Christopher Knittel, a professor of energy economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told a House committee last week , dismissing the proposed project's effects on consumer prices as trivial."
DO YOU SEE THAT, FOLKS?
IT'S TO INCREASE PROFITS FOR CANADIAN OIL COMPANIES AND OUR OWN AND SCREW THE AMERICAN CONSUMERS!
AND DON'T YOU DARE PROTEST SUCH A THING!
IN CASE YOU WEREN'T AWARE, THE GOOD GOVERNOR ACTIVATED THE NATIONAL GUARD IN SEPTEMBER
HE CALLED OUT THE GUARD TO STAND AGAINST CITIZENS OF NORTH DAKOTA!
HE PUT THEM TO WORK SETTING UP "CHECKPOINTS" NEAR THE STANDING ROCK CAMP AND THERE ARE DOCUMENTED PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO PROVE THAT THE GUARD WAS THERE BEFORE THE PROTESTS WERE CLASSIFIED AS "VIOLENT", AS EARLY, IN FACT AS SEPTEMBER 9, 2016.
AND WHEN DID THOSE PEACEFUL PROTESTS "TURN VIOLENT"?
AFTER THE BRITISH 'SECURITY TEAM' CALLED "G4S" THAT THE PIPELINE COMPANY HIRED AND/OR OTHER HIRELINGS UNLEASHED ATTACK DOGS ON THE TRIBES, AFTER THEY WERE SHOVED TO THE GROUND, DRAGGED, SAT ON, HAD THEIR FACES SPRAYED WITH MACE WHILE THEY DID NOTHING BUT STAND THERE BEHIND THE BARRICADES,
AFTER THEIR ELDERS AND CHILDREN HAD BEEN ATTACKED AND HURT, AFTER THEY HAD WATCHED THEIR SACRED SITES BEING DUG UP, AFTER SOME OF THE GRAVES OF THEIR DEAD HAD BEEN OPENED AND THE REMAINS MOVED ELSEWHERE, AFTER THEIR PRAYER CIRCLES WERE VIOLATED AND THOSE PRAYING WERE HANDCUFFED AND ROUGHED-UP, AFTER HORSES WERE SHOT AND KILLED AND A TEEN'S WRIST WAS BROKEN, AFTER SEVERAL OF THE TRIBAL MEMBERS WERE SHOT WITH RUBBER BULLETS AND INJURED SERIOUSLY...YEAH, AFTER ALL THAT, AND NBC, AMONG OTHERS, CAUGHT MUCH OF THE ABUSE ON FILM.
WATCH THE VIDEOS ON THAT NBC SITE CLOSELY.
MAYBE NBC DIDN'T INTEND FOR VIEWERS TOP SEE PEOPLE BEING BASHED IN THE MOUTH WITH RIOT STICKS, BEING SLUNG TO THE GROUND AND SAT ON BY AS MANY AS FIVE POLICEMEN, BEING PEPPER-SPRAYED FOR JUST STANDING THERE?
"Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II told NBC News on Sunday the tribe had asked the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in the escalating situation with law enforcement.
"The DOJ should be enlisted and expected to investigate the overwhelming reports and videos demonstrating clear strong-arm tactics, abuses and unlawful arrests by law enforcement," Archambault said."
WILL THE DOJ SEE WHEN OR WHY THINGS "ESCALATED"?
WILL IT USE VIDEOS AND THE WORD OF JOURNALISTS ON SCENE WHO SAW THESE THINGS DONE TO THE PEOPLE WHO CAME WITH PRAYER AND IN PEACE, INITIALLY?
WILL THE DOJ GIVE A SMALL DAMN ABOUT WHAT WAS DONE TO THE ELDERLY, CHILDREN OR ANIMALS THERE?
WHEN THE PIPELINE COMPANY IGNORED OBAMA'S REQUEST TO HALT THE DIGGING, AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWED CONSTRUCTION TO CONTINUE DESPITE THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS PUBLIC STATEMENT THAT THE PIPELINE COMPANY DID NOT HAVE LEGAL "EASEMENT" ACROSS TRIBAL LAND, WHEN ANALYSTS HAVE SAID THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND THE HAZARDS TO THE ENVIRONMENT DON'T .WARRANT LAYING THE DAMNED PIPELINE, THAT COMPANY JUST SPITS IN EVERYBODY'S FACES AND KEEPS DOING AS IT PLEASES.
JOURNALISTS, THE ELDERLY, TEENAGERS, AND NOW CLERGY ALL ARRESTED, ALL CHARGED... ALL CONSIDERED 'CRIMINALS' BECAUSE THEY STOOD UP TO PROTEST A CANADIAN PIPELINE BEING LAID ACROSS LAND WHICH THE DAMNABLE PIPELINE COMPANY HAS NO EASEMENT FOR, AND WHICH ISN'T WORTH LAYING.
IT'S SIMPLY A PREVIEW OF THINGS TO COME.
EVER SINCE 9/11 WE HAVE SEEN OUR RIGHTS ERASED, OUR CONSTITUTION AND ITS AMENDMENTS SHREDDED, ONE-BY-ONE, AND WE'VE SAT QUIETLY DOING NOTHING TO STOP IT.
IT REMINDS ME OF THAT CHILDREN'S BOOK, 'TERRIBLE THINGS', A STORY FOR KIDS TO SHOW HOW THE NAZI HOLOCAUST HAPPENED.
I WROTE ABOUT THAT BEFORE, BUT MAYBE WE NEED A REFRESHER ON HOW EASY IT IS FOR ANY GOVERNMENT TO ELIMINATE THOSE IT SEES AS 'ENEMIES OF THE STATE', WHICH IS WHAT ALL WHO PROTEST ANYTHING ARE BECOMING.
SURE, SURE, WE CAN IGNORE THE CLERGY, THE JOURNALISTS, THE TRIBES, THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS BEING ARRESTED AND REMOVED.... BUT WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN IT'S US WHO ARE ELIMINATED?
WHO WILL BE LEFT TO SPEAK UP TO SAVE US FROM BEING NEXT?