Morton County Illegally Strip Searching Lakotas Opposing Pipeline


 

Morton County is illegally strip searching Lakotas opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline

 

By Brenda Norrell

 

STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Lakota/Dakota, who owns the land where Sacred Stone Camp is located, said her daughter was strip searched, and left naked in a jail cell all night.
Allard describes how Morton County police followed a car that her daughter, an adult, was riding in. Her daughter, a passenger in the back seat, was arrested with no cause given and taken to Morton County Jail.
"Three male officers, and one female officer stripped her naked. Then they took her naked and put her in a jail cell and left her there all night,” Allard told TYT Politics in a video interview.

The Morton County Sheriff continues to violate human rigthts, civil rights and human decency as it defends the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Morton County police and jail guards are now inflicting militarized sexual violence with illegal strip searches and imprisonment without cause.

DAPL is primarily owned by Kelcy Warren and Energy Transfer Partners in Dallas.

Kelcy Warren has become the face of genocide for Native Americans.

Thousands of Native Americans and supporters have camped at the Standing Rock Camp, and nearly 200 have been arrested. For Native Americans, Kelcy Warren’s greed has meant risking their futures and freedom, and being victims of illegal strip searches.

One young Lakota man -- who was not at the camp on the day that he was charged with a misdemeanor -- was still forced to spend the night in jail. He was strip searched and humiliated before the charge was dismissed the next morning.

The livestreamers, Unicorn Riot, have had four livestreamers arrested while being present for coverage as media. Cody Hall, Red Warrior Camp media spokesman, spent four days in jail after being charged for being present.

The riot charge against Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman was dismissed this week. Actress Shailene Woodley, arrested while live streaming, is also charged.

Unicorn Riot’s public records request reveals that for Morton County, it is all about the money and cashing in on over-policing and oppression with the National Guard and police forces from other regions.

Morton County has blocked peaceful water protectors engaged in prayer, with armored vehicles, riot police, and pointed loaded assault weapons at women, children and elderly.

Dakota Access Pipeline security guards have attacked water protectors with vicious dogs and pepper spray, while they were defending the burial places from DAPL bulldozers ripping through the earth.

Native Americans are protecting the Missouri River and burial places from Dakota Access Pipeline. Dakota Access Pipeline is now threatening the Missouri River with an underwater crude oil pipeline. The river is the water source of millions.

Read article: Morton County Strip Searches Lakota Woman, Leaves in Jail Cell Naked all Night

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/10/morton-co-police-strip-search-lakota.html

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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.