North Dakota riot police arrest more media, as Native Americans defend water

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Obama's claim of stopping the pipeline was a smokescreen

 

UPDATE WED: Three Warriors Locked Down West of Bismarck on Wed., Sept. 14, stopping DAPL construction:

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/09/lockdown-stops-construction-west-of.html

 

Red Warrior Camp said on Tuesday night, concerning more than 20 arrested, "The Morton County Jail booking process of the water protectors continued on into the evening hours.  Jail officials informed the Camp's legal team that the North Dakota States Attorney, Al Koppy, had ordered that only a North Dakota licensed attorney could visit the jailed water protectors, which is a violation of their constitutional right to counsel of their choosing for initial consultation." Read more: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/09/jailed-water-protectors-denied.html

 

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by Brenda Norrell

 

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Heavily-armed police in riot gear arrested 22 water protectors from the Standing Rock Camp today, after two supporters locked themselves to Dakota Access Pipeline construction equipment.

President Obama’s claim of stopping the pipeline on Friday appears to have been a smokescreen. DAPL was laying pipe today near Mandan.

The riot police squad on the scene pointed to the media and told police to arrest them. Two reporters livestreaming for Unicorn Riot were arrested as they livestreamed. Medics were also arrested.

Already, North Dakota issued arrest warrants for Amy Goodman, executive producer of Democracy Now!, and Cody Hall, Lakota spokesman for the Red Warrior Camp.

Hall spent four days in jail on misdemeanor charges for simply being present as the spokesperson. Hall describes his four days in jail in a video as he was released.

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North Dakota is arresting Native Americans defending their water source, the Missouri River, but refuses to arrest the Dakota Access Pipeline security guards who sicced vicious dogs on women and children on Sept. 3.  North Dakota investigators told the media they can not locate the dog handlers. However, the onilne community found it easy to locate the dog handlers at Frost Kennels in Ohio by the license plate on the red truck at the scene. Frost Kennels confirmed its presence in Facebook posts.

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About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.