Standing Rock Stories from the Frontline Jan 9, 2017

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Reminding people not everything is bad; stories of truth, of connecting with old friends and making new ones, learning new skills, showing respect and integrity, love, laughter, fun and working together as a community. PLEASE share these stories with you friends and acquaintances; the world needs to know, not only about the atrocities being committed but of the good which has come from the enormity of this stance against evil. Sincerely, Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez

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1-8-17 Standing Rock Update With #NoDAPL Warrior Michael Markus (1/8/2017) Fun Time- Mystic Dave

1-8-17 ~ From Serra to Syrah: The Bloody Roots of California’s Vineyards
When Pope Francis made Father Junipero Serra a saint at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. on September 23, 2015, it cast light on the brutal history and treatment of Native Americans during the Mission period. But Californians shouldn’t sit back smugly and think that violence against Indians was just a problem of the Franciscans. Serra, a citizen of Spain, may have started the trend of forcing Indians to work against their will, but the Mexicans and Americans who assumed control over California at different points in the 19th Century were worse in many ways.
Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j7wqn2q

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1-8-17 ~ Wicapi Otto‎… So apparently, they surveyed a 400 ft wide segment but expanded their study area corridor (the normal 400 ft) a mile on either side of centerline.

What that means is that out one mile on each side of the middle of the pipeline they surveyed.

However they are within .55 miles of the reservation. If this is true, then they would have had to go to the tribe to assure passage (as this would have crossed into LaDonna’s property as the Cannonball River is located just shy of .75 miles from the drill site). With the location of Sacred Stone, they would have been up on the Rez.

I believe we all know DAPL is lying. They didn’t and are holding onto the fact that they did and want to deny that they affect any cultural sites for the tribe, but in a prior section admit there is high probability that there is cultural considerations.

So which is it? They did or didn’t? This would be a good reason to contact Army Corp again and demand the EIS knowing this. Conflict deems a requirement for EIS.

Taken from Environmental Assessment, Dakota Access Pipeline Project, Page 76, July 2016.


1-8-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock (1/8/2017) Updates With #NoDAPL Warrior Brandon Green – Mystic Dave

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1-7-17 ~ Olowaan Plain… THE WATER WARRIORS WILL STILL BE STANDING FOR THE WATER ACROSS THE WORLD AND ON THE CANNON BALL AND MISSOURI RIVER! WE WILL BE THERE WATCHING AND STANDING UP IN PRAYER FOR THE WATER. WE UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE SPRING THE OECTI CAMP WILL FLOOD BUT WE ARE PLANNING TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE AND TO MAKE SURE THE AREA IS CLEANED UP AND PUT BACK IN THE NATURAL STATE. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE VETERANS WHO WILL COME TO HELP. WE WILL FIND PLACES FOR THE PEOPLE TO MOVE SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO STAND FOR THE WATER. WE ARE THE WATER WE WILL STAND FOR THE WATER.

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1-7-17 ~ Isaac Ames… This is Brenda White Bull… Today, just after this recording that I MADE MYSELF, a black truck slowed down and the gentleman sitting shotgun yelled out of the window for her to ‘Go home!’

I can only note the conundrum in this statement because she’s a retired Marine and was a drill instructor at Paris Island from 98′-00′. An honorably discharged MARINE on a walk through America was told to ‘Go home’.

I want everyone to let this sink in for a moment, just mull it over and let it marinate in your head.

Not to put to fine a point on it but I’ve got some questions:

Where are the other Marines that would walk with her? Where are the Marines that have her back? Where are the Marines that would stand beside her? Where are all the other Marines?

Lastly, where exactly is the home she is to go to as an honorably discharged MARINE?!

I thought it was this country but it seems others believe otherwise.

Would any Marines I know care to answer any of these questions?

Perhaps share this post so I can get some answers?

I’ll wait.

Supplemental edit: I spoke with the other walkers and they were all harassed in one form or another by this same vehicle as it traveled down the road. However for the one or two individuals behaving in such a manner there were dozens that showed us a great deal of generosity and support.

I want everyone to know that the McLean County Sheriffs have been very courteous, considerate, and supportive of the Youth Unity Journey for Sacred Waters. If anyone would like to contact them and express their appreciation or gratitude they can be reached day or night at 701-462-8103.

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1-7-17 ~ Idle No More Washington… “Hoeven — a former North Dakota governor and vocal supporter of both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines — was elected to lead the committee on Tuesday… The Indian Affairs committee is tasked with proposing legislation that addresses the concerns of “American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native peoples,” including land management and economic development… Sen. Hoeven’s new job is ironic because he has repeatedly opposed causes that Native Americans support. The Dakota Access Pipeline is the most recent example. As thousands of (peaceful protectors) from across Indian Country converged on Cannon Ball, North Dakota, over the latter half of 2016 to block the (destructive) pipeline’s completion, Hoeven (erroneously) called the (protection actions) ‘violent’ and asked President Barack Obama to deploy federal law enforcement to quell them…”

Guess it just didn’t occur to them to get an actual American Indian to head the committee on Indian Affairs. Hello? How long are we going to remain the most backward industrialized country on earth? Forever? Is that the plan?

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1-6-17 ~ “Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry her tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you will die too.”
John Hollow Horn

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1-6-17 ~ Just a few of the happy dogs here at Standing Rock. They have become great friends.
-Heather

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1-5-17~ Jay Caspian Kang… A cheery spirit of industry runs through the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. You can hardly walk 50 feet without coming across someone sawing wood or pounding in tent stakes or lugging a crate of canned tomatoes to the kitchen. A small army of independent documentarians-turned-butlers scurry from tent to tipi carrying thermoses of coffee and bowls of powdered soup to tribal leaders. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j9ezaje

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1-5-17 ~ Wiyaka Zi Wicasa‎… Yes, there’s a lot of social media misrepresentation. I know there is. From being in the camp and coming back out. For example, the way Dallas and Chase are always on Facebook, acting like they have the authority to speak on or represent us. We are the Traditional Leadership and the Legitimate 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty Representatives. We never gave them permission to speak on our Treaties or on our behalf at Oceti Sakowin. They also talk about donations that we’ve never seen. I’m speaking about the Cheyenne River North Encampment. You might want to know that when you send money to a personal PayPal or Gofundme account then it’s their money to do with as they please. They have done what they please with it and continue to do so. Dallas dipped out with his accounts months ago. It’s my understanding that he had solicited a very sizable sum too. Chase doesn’t even live in the camp. I’m sure he has a Gofundme or PayPal account as well. He had a room as of the 30th, at the casino, and didn’t even invite people from the camps to take showers in his room. No, definitely not Lakota leadership. Our Traditional Leadership is in our camps with us.

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1-5-17 ~ Mitra Singh… I understand the problems are far greater than even I can fathom! My hands are tied, I am powerless to do anything as a non-native everything must be native led and solved or it will never work. I do not even deserve to be in any of the camps period!! Back in 1988 I went home with my BFF to the Rez near Riodoso for Thanksgiving and it took my friend’s father an act of congress to even let me come for that weekend. Picked up the axe and started chopping wood… I was not allowed to be there end of story but they let me come, so humbling for me- opposite of humiliation- humility is something totally different!! I come with my own skills, funding and resources willing to share and leave… show me where the axe is and I will start chopping YOU show me where the axe is laid and I will serve. My best friend was afraid I would not appreciate her people but that adobe home with dirt floors would change my life forever. (her later heroin addiction would separate our affections for one another but I still love her and pray she can get clean)

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1-4-16 ~ Aho kolas… To live is to survive. Don’t put up a fence if you have more than what your family needs to survive. Make your table bigger. And invite those that have less to nothing. To survive in this world, is to live amongst others in peace and sharing. Not to be humble, but for the race of human beings. Aho kolas


1-2-17 ~ Denying food to people is deplorable even the threat is intimidation and wrong – Paul Schmidtlein


1-2-17 ~ Water Is Life – Vern DeLaronde

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1-2-17 Mitra Singh… The story about when the HQ Vet Tent was coming down at Standing Rock December 6th 2016.

Almost all my facebook friends know I have issues around fire. I even have a fire evacuation plan at home the dogs and I drill for. Almost all my devotee friends from the temple also know I had huge issues during my harinama initiation cause of the fire sacrifice that went along with it. Almost all my cannabis buds know because of extra electrical requirements in growing plants I am crazy about the location of the balasts. 2004 I was in an apartment fire so I know everything there is to know about fire dangers and fire safety.

Another veteran, an older officer Vietnam/Korean era stately gentleman voiced his concern to me as I was passing out cold medicine. The large Army tent was not doing well in the wind, 75 mph winds against the canvas was nerve wracking. I know. Puma was panting even though it was cold, the wind was causing Puma distress/fear.

I survey our tent… all I can see are the 3 wood burning stoves keeping everybody warm. I see that canvas coming down onto the stoves, I see these poles coming down and trapping people. I memorize every seem of this structure. Only one way out thru the front door. How long would it take for a fire to spread if only one pole comes down? We are over crowded to begin with well over 40 people in a tent that should only have 20.

I don’t care what President Elect Trump says about “Max occupany limits” there is a reason for this and it has nothing to do with Trumps happiness or distress. There are 3 of these such tents all pitched within a few feet of each other, the speed of the wind should one tent come down in less than 60 seconds seconds a fire would break out and in less than 30 seconds a fire would jump to the next tent (another 40 veterans packed in staying warm on wood or propane stoves). This is a death trap.

I reach into my pocket and feel for my gerber, check. I take full authority to control this situation. Believe me I got a lot of eye rolls… Singh go to sleep…. Hell no! I drill every vet in my tent, where is the closest seem to where they were? do they have a gerber or knife to cut themselves out of the canvas? Count off… how many are in this tent? (the numbers kept changing cause visitors would come in since we were the Headquarters to get warm and leave) We had to have a count.

I drilled into every eye rolling veteran where is our rally point? The old chow hall converted to an aide station about 25 feet away. The tents are fine they say…. they are strong Army tents, state of the art technology we are fine… NO… listen to me. I raise my voice as I have never done before.

I go to the vet tent next door and the tent master stopped me… Oh Singh STHU… these are strong Army tents state of the art technology. At parade rest I stood, “With all due respect Sir”… I tell their tent captain “We have 75 mph winds, the chances of these tents coming down is extremely high, if the tents come down we are over occupied, we will all die. One veteran in the tent next door asked me under what authority was I speaking? my answer to him was very simple. I lived thru an apartment fire where I was the first first responder on the scene, all the jumpers lived. now I am saying…. where is our rally point? know your seems, know now to cut yourselves out if needed. I got frustrated and left that tent, the tent captain said he was in charge and would make sure his tent was safe. FINE.

I go to the next vet tent with the same song and dance. Puma by my side we cut thru the blizzard, complete white out with the snow and not enough light to find my way to the last tent.

My neighborhood is all aware. They know where the seems are like it or not….. and the rally point was the old chow how.

Finally snuggled Puma in my aratic sleeping bag for the night.
about 4 hours later…….
Down comes our HQ Tent.

Everybody, I mean everybody jump to action. As men were holding up the poles the first most important thing we were all doing was putting out the stoves. The men would hold up the tent until ALL fire was out. I saw the next day our stoves were thrown outside the tent! to prevent the whole camp from going up in flames.
Two by two vets were evacuating in a calm and precise manner reporting to the rally point we planned ahead.

So eye roll at me again…… That’s okay, I take no offense cause you do know…. these were the best Army tents around, state of the art technology.

ALL Veterans in our corner of the camp were safe, frozen it seemed but safe.

As a result of everybody’s cooperation and quick thinking this could have turned into a living nightmare putting 120 Veterans lives in danger. I don’t even want to know what could have happend if that canvas came down on our stoves in 75 mph winds.


1-1-17 ~ New Years Update at Standing Rock (1/1/2017) Chase Iron Eyes-Wounded Knee Survivor Runners – Mystic Dave

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1-1-17 ~ Mitra Singh… You know what? just give the people back their damn canoes. Okay… a canoe is in no way a threat to National Security, and nobody has ever harmed you from a canoe. Canoes are a very slow means of water transportation, they do not even have a motor. Unless your worried about people paddling upstream in the middle of the winter which is not illegal by the way…. Why, what is the whole point in the confiscation of the canoes? They do not belong to you now GIVE THEM BACK. Are you using these canoes as your trophy? You don’t need any trophy’s for a job not done so well in the first place.


1-1-17 ~ PNN-TV-Decolonized Medicine at Standing Rock


1-1-17 ~ Standing Rock Update (1/3/2017) Couple Arrested During New Years Eve Prayer Walk – 411 TRUTH

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1-1-17 ~ ‎Robert Ferguson… The outlook for Standing Rock 2017. Right now Dapl is poised to drill under the river and complete the pipeline. The only thing holding Dapl up is the Army Corps of Engineers refusal to issue Dapl a permit to drill through the Federally owned Land under Lake Oahe. The President has the final say on the permit. Right now the president is a friend of Standing Rock, the next one doesn’t appear to be so friendly……. According to law, the Corps can call for an EIS – Environmental Impact Statement, and it has promised to do so very soon. An EIS would entail a thorough study of the impacts of the pipeline under the lake, from the first drilling, all the way thru to the expected end of the lifespan of the pipe, and what may happen were the pipe to break spilling crude oil into the lake’s waters….. So what can we expect? We can expect that any day now the Corps will officially begin the EIS process. An EIS could take as long as or more than a year. Only after the EIS is complete and signed off on could the Corps issue said permit. So, we can expect to have the camps in place for another year, at least.

What if there is no EIS and the next president tells the Corps to issue the permit? We can expect to see the water protectors raise hell. We can expect to see thousands more arrests. We can expect to see hundreds of protests in US cities which could become problematic for the PTB – Powers That Be. …. If you agree, now is the time to make your voice heard and maybe we can make the government aware that we will settle for only an EIS, and not given an EIS there will be problems galore for the president, the corps, the state and the county for who knows how long. If we are given the EIS peace will reign for at least a year. The choice is yours government: give the people what they want or the people are going to give you something you don’t want – TROUBLE.

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Kenny Frost ~ Stockpiles Supplies and the Chairman’s Deal at Standing Rock

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Printed with permission by Kenny Frost

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Kenny Frost
letourvoicesecho-nodapl-standingrock-ocetioyate-warehouse-kennyfrostWell, bright and early this morning we were allowed to get our packages which never came to our shipping address of Sacred Stone Camp.

Where is this you might ask?

I’ve been called a liar by a few. As, I stated yesterday. These packages of heaters, cots, generators, hand warmers, space blankets and the list goes on for Sacred Stone Camp, the Big Camp, Red Warrior, and others are housed here.

If many of you know me. I believe everyone, including tribal government, leaders must be held to a high standard. People lookup on them for leadership.

Why was our people of water protectors ~Defenders and Vets asked to leave immediately.

You might have guess why?

A certain meeting was held very quietly with those of pipeline. I did receive confirmation as we had guessed this might have happened.

One of the individual who was at this meeting advice me of those in attendance including the Colonel including the oppositions.

Part of agreement was to have water protectors ~defenders and vets vacate the big camp.

This is why the announcement was abruptly for everyone to leave!.

If, I was the chairman and people came to support me. I would have a traditional meal. Thanking everyone for coming supporting and perhaps gave gifts to all who came with a closing prayers for all who came with a safe journey. But at the end I would have told everyone in a year, we have a big celebration for everyone to come back. This is me however as I was raised traditionally.

I am happy. We got our packages back. People depend on these supplies. We must take care of our people no matter what tribal nations is standing with us to kill the Black Snake. This snake is not dead.

Now, we need a call out for trucks to help get these supplies to camp.

Thank you everyone who has sent supplies to help us. I’m sadden Red Warriors camp is gone. They were very important in our cause.

We must put egos, and difference aside. I’m glad the other camp name is All Nations Camp. It’s going to going to all of us as one nation together to come together as one.

If we can do this correctly we can bring all minority groups United as one nation. We must continue to protect Mother Earth

We can do this.
We must do this.
We are Unarmed.

Water is Life.
Water Is Sacred
=->>>—- Kenny —->
Stack upon stacks are here.

This is just one corner of the many warehouse rooms where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stockpiles donations. That were received in recent months. The boxes, marked by the senders of specific camps of water protectors, are in the process of being distributed. Tribal workers said the packages had been there since October. Kenny Frost, Ute Elder and Water Protector who made this public today said “It is important to note the tribe has more supplies they have not given out under the name of Standing Rock.”

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault has been criticized for storing 80,000 packages intended for the protest encampments in a warehouse belonging to one of the tribe’s enterprises in Fort Yates.

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Video’s #NoDAPL – Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2016

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

12-4-16 ~ Bismarck Ramada Inn Kicks Out Veteran & Family For Being Water Protectors! – Mystic Dave

12-4-16 ~ Digital Smoke Signals: Myron Dewey Speaks Up About DAPL Permit Denial at Standing Rock (12/4/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-4-16 ~ Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video) – Taboo

12-4-16 ~ Police to leave bridge at Standing rock – Rob Webber

12-4-16 ~ Obama Denies Permit to Drill at DAPL! Victory at Standing Rock Within Reach! – The Young Turks

12-4-16 ~ Jordan UNDERCOVER: Racism Alive & Well In North Dakota – TYT Politics

12-4-16 ~ Battles everywhere. Wars upon our water everywhere – Native American Life

12-4-16 ~ Veterans At Standing Rock – Uprising TV

12-4-16 ~ WOW! 500 PLUS VEHICLES OF VETS AND SUPPORT ARRIVING AT STANDING ROCK! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

12-4-16 ~ Standing Rock – Water Protectors stand along side War Veterans, “Water Is Life” – Katherine Duke

12-4-16 ~ Standing Rock Protests #NoDAPL | State Authoritarianism Out of Control – Michael Black

12-4-16 ~ We’re talking to Tara Houska, an attorney and director of Honor the Earth – Native American Life

12-4-16 ~ VICTORY FOR SIOUX TRIBE STANDING ROCK PIPELINE HALTED EASEMENT DENIED #NoDAPL – Pamela Sue

12-4-16 ~ Veterans at Standing Rock: Now is the time! – Rod Webber

12-4-16 ~ History has been made at Standing Rock! – Uprising TV

12-4-16 ~ DAPL Permits Have Been DENIED! – Uprising TV

12-4-16 ~ Thank you 350.org Japan! The world is watching! – Native American Life

12-4-16 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp Update With Chris Turley #NoDAPL – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ We need every person to call Obama this week before Dec. 5th .Please share – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ Taxi tells their drivers that They Can no longer drive water protectors to Oceti Sakowin Camp! – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ Digital Smoke Signals Myron Dewey Meet The Drone Operators Of #NoDAPL Standing Rock 12 02 16 – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ LAKOTA State of Mind – Standing Rock – Zeda Films

12-4-16 ~ Activists from Hawaii Are holding their ground at Standing Rock! – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ Governor DAPL CAUGHT Lying About ATTACK On Standing Rock Water Protectors – NoDAPL Highway 1806

12-4-16 ~ Important Update! Sunday December 4, 2016 #NoDAPL – J Grady

12-4-16 ~ New Legal Key to Ending Standing Rock-DAPL Dispute – bruce bagnoli

12-4-16 ~ Stand With Standing Rock #NODAPL Water Warriors Video by The Lor Brothers – Grassroots Booster Club

12-4-16 ~ False information reported by Morton County – J Grady

12-4-16 ~ Update From #NoDAPL Attorneys Daniel Sheehan & Chase Iron Eyes on DAPL Permit Denial (12/4/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-4-16 ~ Veterans for Standing Rock Respond to Army Corps of Engineers Denial of DAPL Permit (12/4/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-4-16 ~ A Victory Celebration! Army Corps has Denied Permit To Drill! – Uprising Media

12-4-16 ~ History has been made at Standing Rock! – J Grady

12-4-16 ~ Marine veteran speaks about Standing Rock – Rod Webber

12-4-16 ~ BREAKING: Obama Denies Final Permit For Dakota Access Pipeline – TYT Politics

12-4-16 ~ Proof that law enforcement involved in Dakota Access Pipeline have been lying – Prolific The Rapper

12-4-16 ~ Jordan UNDERCOVER: Racism Alive & Well In North Dakota – TYT Politics

12-4-16 ~ HUGE DAY AT STANDING ROCK! Army Corps denies DAPL drilling permit – Prolific The Rapper

12-4-16 ~ Standing Rock Celebrates Pres. Obama Denying DAPL Permit – TYT Politics

12-4-16 ~ DAPL permit denied – Rod Webber

12-4-16 ~ The Fight for Clean Water (#NoDAPL) – Matt Orfalea

12-4-16 ~ VLOGMAS IN A VAN 2016 Day 1 #VeteransForStandingRock #NoDAPL #VANLIFE – CoolCat Carolena

12-4-16 ~ Veterans at Standing rock barricade – Rob Webber

12-4-16 ~ DON’T TRUST THIS! MORTON COUNTY IS PROVEN LIERS.. BET THEY ARE STILL DRILLING! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

12-4-16 ~ WATCH & SHARE! PROOF MORTON COUNTY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE LYING ABOUT THE PROTECTORS – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

12-4-16 ~ #NoDAPL Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh Tears Up Explaining Standing Rock’s Importance – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

12-3-16 ~ #NoDAPL: A Just Cause or Just Because? – KnowingBetter

12-3-16 ~ #NoDAPL – Political & media silence. Dec 3 – Tino Barragan

12-3-16 ~ #NoDAPL – Political & media silence. Dec 3 – Tino Barragan

12-1-16 ~ Josh Fox Update on #NoDAPL: Interview With The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian – TYT Interviews

12-1-16 ~ Uodate dec 1 – Lolly Be Healing

12-3-16 ~ N Dakota cab driver says not allowed to pick up Water Protectors – The Truth Denied

12-3-16 ~ Standing Rock Political Prisoner Red Fawn Needs Your Help – TYT Politics

12-3-16 ~ Midnight update – J Grady

12-3-16 ~ Veterans standing up for Standing Rock – CBC News

12-3-16 ~ UPDATE FROM CAMP: Lakota People’s Law Project at Standing Rock #NoDAPL (12/3/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-3-16 ~ UPDATE FROM CAMP – Uprising TV

12-3-16 ~ Dan Rolle Delivering Human Rights Violations Notice To Morton County Sheriff’s Department – Uprising TV

12-3-16 ~ False information reported by Morton County – Uprising TV

12-3-16 ~ Nodapl Worldwide Live Chat Discussion – Uprising TV

12-3-16 ~ ***LIVE***STANDING ROCK**THEY ARE IN TROUBLE! #NODAPL – Ksmallz

12-3-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Update – We Stand With Standing Rock – Anonymous

12-3-16 ~ Standing Rock Music Video – Indigenous People Of America #NODAPL – Anonymous

12-2-16 ~ STANDING ROCK: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Will Join Veterans Against Dakota Access Pipeline – H. A. Goodman

12-2-16 ~ Water Protector Travis on day 10 of his fast is being arrested – Native American Life

12-2-16 ~ Rep Tulsi Gabbard Urges President to Immediately Halt Dakota – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Governor DAPL LIES Through His Greedy Teeth – TYT Politics

12-2-16 ~ Statement by Attorney General Lynch on the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests – The Justice Department

12-2-16 ~ It’s a good day to do a live feed! These our the topics 12%2F2%2F16 – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Myron Dewey ~ unlawful stop and seized property without a warrant 10/8/16 – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ UPDATE: Veterans For Standing Rock Are Here! Vets Shut Down Bridge At Standing Rock! (12/2/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-2-16 ~ A moment of silence ~ The drone is gone, it just flew away – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Seeing the Veterans off Prayers for your safe return Aho 12/2/16 – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Governor DAPL LIES Through His Greedy Teeth – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Live from Standing Rock 12/2/16 – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Veterans For Standing Rock Are Here! Vets Shut Down Bridge At Standing Rock! (12/2/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-2-16 ~ Vets gather on bridge north of Oceti Sakowin – J Grady

12-2-16 ~ Veterans gather on bridge north of Oceti Sakowin | Indigenous Rising Media – Uprising TV

12-2-16 ~ 6,000 plus, hundreds of veterans arrive to support Dakota Access protests – Mary Greeley

12-2-16 ~ What If The Cops Attack? – ‘They’ll Have To Kill Me’ | Veterans To Stand With DAPL Protesters – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-2-16 ~ Legendary Native Leader: From Genocide to Standing Rock – Empire Files

12-2-16 ~ Veterans Heading To North Dakota To Protect Citizens From Criminal Cops – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-2-16 ~ Water Protector Travis on day 10 of his fast is being arrested – Native American Life

12-1-16 ~ Veterans for Standing Rock Organizer Michael A Wood Jr. Interview On The Young Turks – TYT Interviews

12-1-16 ~ Standing Rock: A Great Sioux Nation Perspective – The Alex Jones Channel

12-1-16 ~ Update From #NoDAPL Civil Rights Attorney Daniel Sheehan: Sign Our Petition to OBAMA! – Mystic Dave

12-1-26 ~ Women Lead Healing On The Front Lines At Standing Rock-Indigenous Rising Media – Mystic Dave

12-1-16 ~ Going to Standing Rock/DAPL pipeline protest? Watch this first – Adventure Photo

12-1-16 ~ cultural challenges – Lolly Be Healing

12-1-16 ~ Native Veteran Defends Against TERRORIST Oil Police – TYT Politics

12-1-16 ~ Why Peaceful Resistance Can Be The Most Powerful Force | APTN InFocus – APTN National News

12-1-16 ~ Indigenous tribe canoed from Washington state! | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ Wells Fargo Shut down In Minneapolis | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ Water Protectors at Wells Fargo Offices in Solidarity w Standing Rock | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ Jordan Takes On New York Times/Big Oil Love Affair – TYT Politics

12-1-16 ~ Veteran’s at Standing Rock | NoDAPL – 411 TRUTH

12-1-16 ~ General update from Oceti Sakowin | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ PULL BACK OF DES MOINES RIVER | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ “Know The Truth” Morton County Video Series | Keeping you safe with explosives, from armed workers – 411 TRUTH

12-1-16 ~ #Nodapl Live Chat Discussion – Uprising TV

12-2-16 ~ DEFUND DAPL! – Uprising TV

12-1-16 ~ James Uqualla Speaks To All – 12/01/2016 – The Real World

12-1-16 ~ Why We Must Stand With Standing Rock PLUS ‘Viper’s View’ Joins Us [39] – Redacted Tonight

12-1-16 ~ Standing Rock – 11/30/16 – Chris Turley walked over 200 miles to show support – #NoDAPL – Valley Forge Network

12-1-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt Update on ACE Hardware – 12/01/2016 – The Real World

12-1-16 ~ Standing Rock Protesters Are Being Starved Out! (w/Guest: Maimouna Youssef) – thomhartmann

12-1-16 ~ Vic Mensa Protests Pipeline At Standing Rock! (WTS) – SHOT97 MEDIA

12-1-16 ~ Update from the militarized zone 12/1/16 – J Grady

12-1-16 ~ #NoDAPL Standing Rock Protesters Respond to Eviction Letter by Army Corps of Engineers – NoDAPL Highway 1806

11-30-16 ~ Local vets will be human shields at standing rock – ABC 10 News

11-30-16 ~ Veterans Stand with Standing Rock! Will Serve as ‘Human Shield’ for Protestors – Protect Mother Earth

11-30-16 ~ Todays Update From Myron Dewey | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ DAPL blocking Red Cross, and supplies from others | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ CNN Finally At Standing Rock | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ Legendary Native Activist Exposes DAPL Is a SHAM – TYT Politics

11-30-16 ~ African Americans, Native Americans Connect at Standing Rock – TYT Politics

11-30-16 ~ Drone guy address the FAA statement about banning drones at oceti sakowin camp | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ BREAKING! Four people have locked down and shut down TD Bank | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ CBSThisMorning reporting on Nodapl | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ 99.7 KFYR radio in Bismarck Propaganda | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ Full-time RV: #Veteransforstandingrock #NoDAPL Q&A – Luke Capasso

11-30-16 ~ fighting for their rights of Indigenous Peoples | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ update nov 30 – Lolly Be Healing

11-30-16 ~ The Whole World Is Watching – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ Water Protectors locked down to an excavator – Uprising TV

11-30-16 ~ STANDING ROCK PROTECTORS Veterans VS Morton County Police aka DAPL Do They Know It’s Christmas SNOW – Sun-Daze

11-30-16 ~ STANDING ROCK: Latest Update, Veterans, Water Rights, Police Tactics – carpo719

11-30-16 ~ Veteran Greg Quinn stands with Standing Rock – HousePortraits

11-30-16 ~ Message to Order Followers/Police at Standing Rock – UFORIA Chronicles

11-30-16 Legendary Native Activist Exposes DAPL Is a SHAM – J Grady

11-30-16 ~ Joshua Hayes – Standing Rock – Vets Arriving – 11/30/2016 – The Real World

11-30-16 ~ [90] – Standing Rock Escalates: Latest Updates & Interview – Occupy.com

11-30-16 ~ Standing Rock & Drill Site Drone Footage – 11/30/2016 – The Real World

11-29-16 ~ Standing Rock Stories – AronRa

11-29-16 ~ Joshua Hayes at Standing Rock – 11/29/2016 – The Real World

11-29-16 ~ Standing Rock Update – 411 Truth

11-29-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt at Standing Rock – Update From Casino – 11/29/2016 – The Real World

11-29-16 ~ Response to Governor Darymple’s order to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin camp – Native American Life

11-29-16 ~ At blockade to stop Dakota Access Pipeline – NoDAPL Highway 1806

11-29-16 ~ Message to the World From Standing Rock – Buffalohair

11-29-16 ~ Big Oil Not Only Storm Assaulting Standing Rock – TYT Politics

11-29-16 ~ #Nodapl Live Chat Discussion – Uprising TV

11-29-16 ~ A message from Native American elder, Saginaw Grant | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-29-16 ~ Former oil worker Payu Harris explains dangers of oil at Standing Rock – Rod Webber

11-29-16 ~ Kevin Gilbert Has A Message For Those Sending Him Death Threats – Collective Evolution

11-29-16 ~ Breaking News: North Dakota law enforcement to Block Water Protectors Supplies | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-29-16 ~ update nov 29 – Lolly Be Healing

11-29-16 ~ “Cyanide Pipelines” says oil whistleblower John Bolenbaugh at Standing Rock – Rod Webber

11-29-16 ~ Water Protector Wants To EDUCATE Oil Police – TYT Politics

11-29-16 ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdAr-py_1CM – Democracy Now!

11-29-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Update Natives Met With Violence – Infowars The Alex Johen show

11-29-16 ~ Bernie Sanders on the Dakota Access Pipeline & Treaty Rights Violations by U.S. Government – Democracy Now!

11-29-16 ~ Father of Activist Injured at Standing Rock Calls on Obama to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Drilling – Democracy Now!

11-29-16 ~ Standing Rock Drone Footage Looks Bad, So Government Bans It – The Young Turks

11-29-16 ~ Standing Rock Resistance On Contact travels to North Dakota – J Grady

11-29-16 ~ Accountability ~ Kash Jackson – J Grady

11-28-16 ~ Sheriffs Refuse To Reinforce Cops At Standing Rock – The Young Turks

11-28-16 ~ Facebook is blocking my live streams for DAPL – J Grady

11-28-16 ~ Do You Even Know Who Owns the Standing Rock Pipeline? Donald Trump? – pocketsofthefuture

11-28-16 ~ Press Conference About Governor Darymple’s orders for forced Eviction | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-28-16 ~ Standing Rock Response to North Dakota Governor’s Evacuation Order (11/28/2016) – Mystic Dave

11-28-16 ~ Senator Reid, Standing Rock – J Grady

11-28-16 ~ Jordan TAKES ON Army Corps & Oil Police – TYT Politics

11-28-16 ~ Standing Rock Live update 28 nove 2016 – studio9jam

11-28-16 ~ Local group to join veterans at Standing Rock – KXLY

11-28-16 ~ Jordan’s IMPASSIONED Standing Rock Rant – Enterteinment

11-28-16 ~ Strength In Unity BREAKING! Four people have locked down and shut down TD Bank | #NoDapl Archives- Uprising TV

11-28-16 ~ EXPLAINED: Standing Rock Shows Solar Is Superior To Fracking – TYT Politics

11-28-16 ~ Frances Fisher Slams Obama On Broken Promises To Natives – TYT Politics

11-28-16 ~ Winter Is Here At Standing Rock! | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-28-16 ~ Founder of Black Eyed Peas Taboo Standing with Standing Rock!!! #NoDAPL – Native American Life

11-28-16 ~ Jason Mraz at Standing Rock – 11/28/2016 – The Real World

11-28-16 ~ ‘Alarming attack on journalism & the truth at Standing Rock’ – Josh Fox – RT America

11-28-16 ~ The Turtle Island incident at Standing Rock – waylon pahona

Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies ~ Rob Reiken

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Authored by Rob Reiken
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Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies who do NOT understand what this is about. Six or so years ago when the BP Gulf Oil Spill happened, the native Indians put Barges in place to stop the oil flowing up their river but instead the Feds being the parasites they are didn’t allow this so “they” removed them. About 2 years after that there was a documentary exposing how many of those Indians are dying because of the contamination with no alternative but to use that water from the contaminated river to live.

Do realize that this is modern day Genocide? So once the government poisons the water, its then game over. The Government does this all the time through their LUV Child Corporations especially with a thing called Fracking contaminating all artesian based, Bore Ground Water.

So with this Dakota Pipeline they want to run it in through and across the river. American Government has proven itself time and again it doesn’t care to upgrade or repair its infrastructure; this has been proven with just about everything. Such as pipelines for the Nuclear Reactors which are leaking. The last recent bridge that fell down killing 16 and over 50,000 other bridges in need of repair. But “they” say they don’t have the money to fix them. They even intentionally put Pesticide in the water called Sodium Fluoride and Chemtrail the whole planet spraying from planes terraforming the earth. “They” always have plenty of money for military, and weapons of war but never enough to feed the poor. The government has traitor’s hidden within, and behind closed doors, in the shadows running it called Globalist, hijacking the whole system through, right down to mainstream media.

The 1st Nation realize if this pipeline is laid then it is a ticking time bomb before it fails just as has many before it have failed, doing irreversible environmental disaster.

Do realize there is no Circle Of Life without The Water Of Life. American Imperialism has resulted in the bloodiest Massacre in world’s history ever known, which is never taught in schools. Just ask yourselves why is that? Do the ones in power have something to hide? Like one word >Truth <. Around 100 million Natives slaughtered along with 60 million buffalo wiping out an entire species of Buffalo and all to kill the Indians food source. They are the wise ones who respect the land and killed for food, using it all and wasting none of it. The ones in power speak often with fork tongue who are Corrupt to The Core only working for the demise of humanity for a Plan called Agenda 21 Depopulation towards a Trans-humanist world.

Personally I will always stand with the Indians, Natives and Aboriginals opposing the greedy sold out vermin who rape the land for the all mighty dollar with destruction following resulting in wastelands. People need to wake up and realize the government cares nothing about human rights, only to enslave and loot our money by whatever means.

All I ask is for you all to OPEN YOUR EYES; Research, Educate yourself and Open your mind, because all around us the truth is mixed up in the lies to deceive so many of you. Give up your arms, then you’re as good as dead cause the power will do as it pleases when you can no longer can defend yourself.

Here’s a song I wrote some years back in regards to this matter…

DOMAINS OF US ALL
(2nd Frett)
Verse 1.
In the time this land was few & there was peace
Then the white man came & changed all that
Outnumbered by so many men & guns, Where the Indians had no chance
Only to be driven so far away from their homeland.
———————-
To be given rugs as gifts to seal their fate
Spread the disease that will hit like wildfire to wipe them out
Didn’t take long to catch on n learn of white mans fork tongue
Only to feel the brunt of the dark side of man.

Chorus.
Do we not share the same laughter, Underneath these blue skies
Can we not learn to coexist as neighbors
Living side by side by side

Let the freedom bells of prosperity, Ring out for all of mankind
May we never forget the wrongs. History in past, it has done
For the history now written in the domains, of us all.

Verse 2.
Now they just wanted an existance, Of living of the land
To be denied to live among, A settlers land
Now once where forefathers lived, In prairies among wild buffalo
For all that may be left now, Is their spirits in the wind.
———————-
Now curse the darkness, & strike the light
For the wholly ghost, as this can never be right
Be done with all injustice, That be so wrong
Until all the toriture in these lands, Now let it end.

(To Chorus)……………………..

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(7-8/01/06)
https://www.youtube.com/user/robreiken
 
   
   
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News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 Video’s
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 Video Archive
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

HIGHLIGHTED LINKS UNDERLINED IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.

TV Programing, Movies, News Delivery Services, Commercials etc. frame corporate media agenda’s, manipulating any given circumstance, factual or implied into pre-formed perspectives with the intent to influence by indoctrinating the public to their way of thinking. Broadcasters often fail, don’t care to check the authenticity of stories, or flat out lie. And lest we forget the wonderful world of technology Photoshop affords. Without checking multiple sources it’s easy to get lost in the deceptions legitimized “when sensational headlines scream for attention, nothing succeeds like excess”.

If you’re not familiar with your news source triple check before you share, especially if something seems too good to be true. Epidemic counterfeit news is getting worse.

TRUSTED NEWS SOURCES

AJ+
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg

DALLAS GOLDTOOTH
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dallas%20goldtooth%20posts

DEMOCRACY NOW!
https://www.facebook.com/democracynow/

DERRICK BROZE
https://www.facebook.com/derrick.broze

DIGITAL SMOKE SIGNALS
http://www.digitalsmokesignals.com/

ECOWATCH
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=EcoWatch

FUSION
https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/?fref=ts

GREENPEACE USA
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Greenpeace%20USA

HONOR THE EARTH
https://www.facebook.com/WinonaLaDukeHonorTheEarth/

INDIANZ.COM
http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/08/15/harold-frazier-obama-must-put-a-stop-to.asp

INDIGENOUS AMERICANS
https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousAmericans/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

INDIGENOUS LIFE MOVEMENT
https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousLifeMovement/

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF AMERICA
https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousPeopleOfAmerica/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

INDIGENOUS RISING MEDIA
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Indigenous%20Rising%20Media

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH COUNCIL
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=international%20indigenous%20youth%20council

J GRADY
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLOJt3hLfv3vOu9msSKvBw

JORDAN CHARITON ~ TTY Politics ~ Democracy Now!
http://tinyurl.com/zlyvcb9

JOSH FOX
https://www.facebook.com/joshfoxintlwow

KEVIN GILBERT
https://www.facebook.com/KevinHappyChappyGilbert

LADONNA TAMAKAWASTEWIN ALLARD
https://www.facebook.com/earthw7?fref=ts

LOLLY BE HEALING
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG_qjt4jxn7By8THnfxC_hA

MYRON DEWEY
https://www.facebook.com/myron.dewey1?fref=ts

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE. NET
http://nativenewsonline.net/

OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP
https://www.facebook.com/OcetiSakowinCamp/?fref=ts

RED LIGHTENING AT STANDING ROCK / FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RedLightningTribe/posts/?ref=page_internal

RED WARRIOR CAMP
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Warrior-camp/320809108255906?fref=ts

ROB WEBBER
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZU38zTfIYm4tPJRYKdbnQw

SACRED STONE CAMP
https://www.facebook.com/CampOfTheSacredStone/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

SHIYE BIDZILL
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008607349356&hc_ref=SEARCH

STANDING ROCK RISING
https://www.facebook.com/Standing-Rock-Rising-1131347910264898/

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE
https://www.facebook.com/Standing-Rock-Sioux-Tribe-402298239798452/

TARA ZHAABOWEKWE HOUSKA
https://www.facebook.com/zhaabowekwe

TTY POLITICS – YOUNG TURKS
https://www.facebook.com/TYTpolitics/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

UNICORN RIOT
http://www.unicornriot.ninja/

WILLIAM HAWK BIRDSHEAD
https://www.facebook.com/WilliamWHawk?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

WINONA LADUKE
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Winona%20LaDuke%20
https://www.facebook.com/winona.laduke.5?fref=ts

XBLACKXOPSXSECRETSX
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=XBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

350.ORG
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=350.org
 
 
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News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 Video’s
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 Video Archive
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontline Nov. 2, 2016

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Reminding people not everything is bad; stories of truth, of connecting with old friends and making new ones, learning new skills, showing respect and integrity, love, laughter, fun and working together as a community. PLEASE share these stories with you friends and acquaintances; the world needs to know, not only about the atrocities being committed but of the good which has come from the enormity of this stance against evil. Sincerely, Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez

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11-27-16 ~ Charmian Wright… The last day I was at Standing Rock, we noticed that someone had anonymously left a bundle at the edge of the Crow Creek Spirit Riders’ camp. It was a green horse blanket, worn but in good shape. It had been meticulously mended and was still decorated with some chestnut horsehairs. A typed note with a photo had been carefully tucked into a ziplock bag and bundled with the blanket.

“…this blanket kept my beloved Appaloosa warm through the winters,” the note stated. “I lost her 5 years ago at the age of nine…it’s all I have left of her.”

“She was the bravest, kindest, most loyal mare I’ve ever known…I’ve never seen an animal with such a will to live. I feel that her blanket is infused with her spirit and that maybe some of her fight and determination can help one of your horses during your fight for our water and future.”

“…Parting with this blanket is difficult for me, as I feel I’m giving away the last bit of her I have. But your fight is more important…I’m giving you a piece of my heart.”
 
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I handed the lovingly folded blanket to one of the Spirit Riders. He held the bundle close to his chest and stood quietly for a moment in the November North Dakota sunlight.

 
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11-27-16 … Mike Davis
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
I think now is the time when each of us needs to stop and get ready for what may be our finest hour. There are many, many in camp now, with many more on the way. It has been estimated that over 3000 of my fellow veterans are enroute to offer aid, protection, food, supplies and anything in the way of support they can give. Some will be old, like myself, others young and carry the training of Iraq and Afghanistan warriors. All coming in peace and solidarity.

This will be my second trip to Standing Rock and many of the things I learned from the first trip will be invaluable to me now. I hope to return with a few of my Vietnam Veterans of America local Chapter members from Dallas, either way I am returning. I don’t know quite what to expect regarding the December 5th eviction notice placed on the camp by the Army Corp. of Engineers. To my knowledge, the Corp. doesn’t have an army. With the amount of police agencies pulling the plug on their officers participating at Standing Rock, I can’t fathom the thought of actual military troops being called in. That would definitely be the straw that broke the camel’s back. The entire country would be outraged to the extent it would be a true victory for Standing Rock.

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I still can’t believe there is still a media blackout after all this time. What’s wrong with these organizations, are they that afraid of going against the tide of their owners, I would be finding me a new line of work. When Dec. 5th gets here, it will be very interesting to see what happenstances take place. I know our protectors will do the right thing, to stay in prayer and solidarity and peace . With winter coming on with it’s full force I have seen many new structures going up, I can’t imagine leaving on the 5th nor can anyone else. If you can’t make it to Standing Rock, there are many ways to help. Check out all of the agencies that are aiding the people of Standing Rock. There are a list of them on Facebook that are legitimate or you can find them on the internet. Seek out the ones that are legitimate that can provide you with factual information. They need any financial support you can offer, but don’t forget our Native American representatives that could also use our financial support too.

Don’t forget to keep calling police agencies that are giving support to the “black snake.” These are also listed on Facebook pages that are being posted. Keep calling the White House, your Congressmen and Senators and it couldn’t hurt to call Kelcy Warren’s office in Dallas, Energy Transfer Partners, Ltd. and express your displeasure forcefully, but please don’t make threats. That goes against the peaceful movement of this struggle. So brothers and sisters, keep praying and maintain good thoughts and plenty of love for ALL of our protectors and my prayers are with Sophia Wilanski and her severely injured arm and I hope I spelled her last name correctly. Once again, bless you all and keep the spirit of our “Mother Earth” alive !!!! With Peace and Love We CAN WIN this !!!!

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11-27-16 Bill Portman…I wake up to my last full day at camp to my phone vibrating crazily by my side. My last post was approved and notification after notification come in with such positive energy. I read each and every one of them under my sleeping bag as not to wake my tent mates. It fuels and energizes me to start my day. The sun is shining though an opening in the tent. It’s a gorgeous sunny day here at Standing Rock. Many feel our ancestors are sending good weather as appreciation for the work being done. They are with us forever.

I didn’t witness any major protests today, it was quiet. The only sounds today were hammers, generators, drills and many people working as one to build shelters. We helped unload two trucks of materials today with others on the way. I heard one of the drivers tell a story that a hotel would not rent him a room because they were coming to Standing Rock. It saddens me that our fellow “Americans” do not support free speech and protecting water. I refuse to let that get me down. I have work to do. To the wood pile I go. It calls me.

We finished cutting and stacking the wood under sunny warm skies. When I arrive, I’m greeted with familiar and a few fresh faces. Our little lumberjack is present again sporting his axe. This boy sure loves to split wood. He stayed all day and loved to talk with everyone. He made me hopeful for today’s youth. Three young petite Midwestern women are chopping away as well. These were not burly girls but they knew how to swing a log splitter. I joke that they make me look like a whimp. They chuckle until I tell them to get back to chopping because I need more logs to pick up. I am told another truckload comes Saturday morning and I’m saddened because I can’t be here to help.

Later in the day, I hear that law enforcement surrounded Turtle Island with barbed wire, stole our bridge, and damaged our canoes throughout the night. This was in retaliation to a peaceful protest the day before. To this day I have no idea why they want to seize ancestral burial grounds. They stand with their weapons on top of our ancestors grave as we stand united and praying. Get off of our ancestors! This report makes me angry. I’m venting, I’m mad, I’m pissed, I’m everything but calm. I need to peace myself. I don’t want to show disrespect to my elders so I take a walk and try to reflect. I learn later that one of my native brothers snagged the barb wire from the other side of the river and pulled it into the water. I didn’t last long, the enemy fixed it but it gave me hope. I want to thank the warrior brother who I do not know for his bravery. Thank you brother, you have my respect.

During dinner I made it back to the Michigan kitchen. There, we shared soup, rice, and hotdogs. A young blond boy of about the age of four started playing a makeshift drum made from a pickled baloney jar and a milk crate for his seat. He is our young warrior and a future drummer. I tried to get video to share but I wanted to relish the moment while I could. His younger brother came to me as I sat and reached out his hands for me to pick him up. I don’t know this boy, never seen him before. It’s obvious he trusts me. I pick him up and put him on my knee. He says nothing and doesn’t answer my questions but I know what he is saying. We share a moment and then both boys ask me to peel them an orange and I do so happily and proud. My kids are older now and those few moments I had with them made me realize what we are here for. We are here for them. They are our future. We are here to fight for them! I’m filled with such retrospective thoughts on why I came. Thank you boys for reminding me of those reasons.

I hear there is an eviction notice and it terrifies me. I know we will not stand down. My tent mates have told me so and I know our determination. I fear for them. We are on public land held in trust for us but controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. I still not sure how that works but I’m researching to get the truth. I worry people will be hurt and I am in pain knowing that I cannot be there to help on December 5. I hold onto hope knowing that 1,500 veterans are prepared to stand with us on December 4th. Thank you veterans. You’ve been sworn in to defend against the enemy and we are up against our own country and corporate greed. I know how difficult it is for you.

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(Eviction Notice was a hoax)

To help me get through my fears I walk to the sacred fire this evening. It’s late, about 11:30pm. I am greeted by about a hundred or so of my sister’s and brothers listening to native prayer and songs. I’m going to admit something here that embarrasses me. I don’t pray. I don’t know how to. I was not raised in a religious family. I also was not raised in native tradition even though I am one. I need to say a prayer for my family who I will leave behind come tomorrow. A few younger friends I met on this journey come to me and I ask them what to do. They guide thier elder to take cedar, kneel, say my prayer and sprinkle it on the fire, so I do.

I find my place among the fire and I am nervous, my heart pounds faster. It’s a foreign feeling to me but I endure. I pray that we can come to a peaceful resolution. I pray for the safety of my brothers and sisters. I pray for a mild winter, I pray for our youth, I pray for clean water, and I pray that the younger generation of Native Americans can carry on with our beliefs. Finally, I pray for my direct family and to my mother and father who have walked on. I sprinkle the cedar into the fire and I now feel complete. I feel better, I am in peace once again. I have never realized the power of prayer until that moment. I can now rest for the evening. I wipe away a tear and head back to my slumber. Tomorrow I must leave, I must rest now. Goodnight all for tomorrow is another day. My journey home begins.

11-27-16 ~ Cheyenne Tiera …. UPDATE ON OUR VETERANS: now estimated to be over 3,000.
Unarmed and committed to non-violent resistance, they are extremely well organized, will be housed in a gymnasium, and are UNIFIED on behalf of Mother Earth and Water Protectors.
I’m so proud of them, especially my friend Linda who is going up with a group of New Mexico Veterans in just a few days.
Pls send them your prayers. They are expecting to be arrested, shot at, etc.

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11-27-16 ~ Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Trib…The way of the Peacemaker, take heed of this critical message: “It’s easy for different environmentalists, different people to come, and they have their own agendas. There’s no way that we can keep everybody focused on the same thing. It’s all about being prayerful and peaceful. It’s not about a confrontation. We started this to protect our water. We were told by our youth, by our elders, and by the spirits that if you fight this with prayer and peace you will defeat it. But if you use violence, natural law’s going to take over and it’s going to go underneath this river, and it’s going to threaten the water.”

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11-26-16 ~ Sam Deering… Three years ago I took off my Navy uniform and told myself that I would never put it back on. I decided I wanted to live peacefully, and do what I could to allow the same for those around me. But now the day has come to put that kit back on, and head to Cannonball, North Dakota, and stand between the water protectors and the police, working illegally to protect the Energy Transfer Partners drilling of the Missouri River. Watching events unfold around the Dakota Access Pipeline has been mortifying and humiliating, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared.

If it sounds like I’m looking for public approval, or an ego boost, or just a bunch of likes and comments; I am. The notion of putting my uniform back on, just to face off with other uniformed Americans looking to do me harm is honestly terrifying. The actions of the police from around the country who have answered the call of ETP, and other private interests like them, to stop the people from demonstrating or disturbing progress is terrible. But the media and public silence on the gross violation of human rights, treaty rights, and our environment is what truly disturbs me.

I’m going to Cannonball with the group, Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, from December 4-7, and expect to be one of hundreds if not over a thousand veterans coming from all over the country to stand up to these storm trooper cowards. If you’re a veteran, please join us, I don’t have to remind you of the oath we took, and what it means to face a foreign and a domestic enemy. If you’re not a vet, you’re still welcome. Either way, our communities need to be sending more people to North Dakota to resist this blatant insult to a modern world.

If you can’t make it, donate! Veterans Stand for Standing Rock has a gofundme link for those of us vets who are broke but want to help. Also, http://sacredstonecamp.org the camp itself housing a huge group of Native American tribes and other humans from the US and abroad, is in serious need of financial and material assets. You can help. Please help.

“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Dr. King

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11-26-16 ~ Guess Whoo Courtright‎… Step by step walking to get there — at Highway 385.

 
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11-26-16 ~ Flower Nicole Child‎ ….Hi I’m Flower, I am 18 years old and I am Cherokee Indian on my grandmothers side. I am going to Standing Rock on the 2nd for the first time. I feel like I should be standing for Standing Rock instead of sitting and just hoping it will get better. It’s time to make a difference. I’m glad we are not alone to fight this battle. We will win!
 

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11-26-16 ~ Marcus Matawhero Lloyd… You don’t stand a chance, against our prayers.
We crossed our hastily made bridge with power, righteous indignation, hurt and retaliation (because of last sundays atrocities) in our hearts and heads….but something happened there. On that island. The Creator tore out our vengence and drowned us with love, united us in prayer and gave us a new sacred native ceremony. A miracle happened on Turtle Island today…the Creator joined our side. The Creator is building a new world and he is visiting at Standing Rock!

11-26-16 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi‎ to Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protest
A few people think they can create their own rules. We are about the group, not any one person in it. This way we respect each other. Thanks, friends.

City of Standing Rock Protectors Support Group

We are now a circle of 98,000 people that grows rapidly each day. This is amazing and powerful with so many caring about Standing Rock and similar efforts everywhere. We are the global support group of Standing Rock – a big responsibility as I see it. Our prayers and support are what the people – and leaders – of the camps asked of us when I was there. This is a peaceful protest and this group must also stay peaceful. And respectful of each other. In fact, we require that.

This huge growth is beautiful but it also means we have much to do as a circle and we, who are admins of the page, also have much to do. None of us has ever seen this sort of growth and interaction by so many. We are 13 people and still it takes a great deal of time and effort each day to bring you the best we can. We make mistakes – allowing some things better not here and deleting others in error. We deal with thousands of submitted posts each day and are human.

We ask your help and share some things we must do. First, follow the posting rules. We share in three areas:
1. Standing Rock Protectors
2. Other similar efforts anywhere in the world
3. Fossil fuel issues

Please help this way:
1. Take a look and if what you want to post is already there, don’t submit it
2. Only post new material – nothing days or weeks old. With so many of us you can bet it was already posted.
3. Don’t post links with no description of what it is. We don’t have the time to check them.
4. If you send personal messages about why something you submitted was not put up, etc., chances are we will not respond. Time again. ☺
5. Remember this is not about any one of us, but rather all of us.

And some things we won’t do:
1. Other posts, no matter how much we may like or support them, we do not post.
2. People selling items, we delete.
3. We post no Anonymous items as requested by camp leadership
4. Post no fundraisers. We have a list of 12-14 in files that we know are valid. If we allowed personal funding posts we would have 5000 wanting to do so.
5. We post no hateful or non-peaceful items – again, as asked by the camps
6. We try to only post the first time something appears – sometimes the same post is put up 10-12 times
7. No politics. Only if a politician does or says something pertinent to the cause.
8. Adding posts to other posts in comments, which are not about the topic, will cause a warning. This is not baseball, so 2 strikes and you are out.
9. Porno, hate messages, and foul, dark rants are a ticket out with no warning.

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11-26-16 ~ Redhawk… I spoke to you today at Turtle Hill. I could see you felt uncomfortable standing up there. I could feel you did not want to be on that hill. I spoke to you about Selma, and the civil and human right violation that have stretched from that era to the day upon us now. I spoke to you about my hometown, of Atlanta, GA. I spoke about how those men do not care about you, and about how you were the only minority on that hill. I spoke to you about how Chief Turner in Atlanta is always looking for good officers, and how I assume he would be very proud to have you in the birthplace of civil rights. I told you I would personally fly with you to Atlanta if you contacted the camp and stepped away from Morton County Sheriffs. I watched you sit down, and think. I could see you felt the words I was speaking, and before you stood up and stepped back from the line, I saw you look me directly in the eyes. I saw you, and not a badge.

I keep my promises. Feel free to contact our camp. We love you for who you are. Thank you for listening.

11-25-16 ~ Bill Portman…Last night was cozy warm borougghed in my sleeping bag. My alarm clock was the sound of Native American calls from a nearby camp. What an awesome way to wake up. Kitchen tent was hard at work making us oatmeal to start our day.

At 9:30, all male warriors were called to the bridge. Every male was seen racing to the road. Elders being pushed in wheelchairs and many rode by horse. I didn’t know what to expect. I grabbed my stuff and joined the pursuit. Hundreds of us arrived.

We were met by barricades the government put in to close entry to the other side. Thick concrete walls with spiraled barb wire. Burned vehicles on our barricade side littered the road. I heard they were placed there my law enforcement. Armored vehicles lined the other side. The enemy was dressed in riot gear and cowardly behind shields. We dressed in jeans and coats. It felt eerie, like war, but peaceful and secure as we far outnumbered the enemy. I was with family.

A large circle of people began to take shape as the intent to race there was to start our day in prayer. We held hands and listened to native prayer. We prayed for safety, for mother earth, and peace. Little did I know that there is a special way to hold hands so the energy flows from one to the next. I’ll do better tomorrow, I promise. After prayer a small group of water protectors walked up to the barricades and exchanged words with the enemy. I was nervous but thankfully it was a peaceful exchange.

It was my first daylight trip to check the campground out so I hiked. As I expected, there are thousands of tents and teepees. Wood campfire, sage, and other smells filled the air. I witnessed family’s and friends helping one a other, becoming one. We helped unload a huge truck filled with firewood and another filled with building supplies. I saw a far way protest with security forces at top a hill about 3/4 mile away. That must be turtle island I said to myself. I have to witness it myself.

On my walk to the island, I saw people with gas masks, respirators, cars, medics, protests signs. It’s something I’ve never experienced so close. Hundreds of people aligning the river shore. Police with riot gear and water hoses atop the hill. The police warn us not to cross the river or go up the hill. I’m nervous because I see people being towed across the river in canoes and a walking across a makeshift bridge. At least one hundred of us were on the other side. Our side. Our sacred side where ancestors lie in peace for many years. To keep the water rescuers warm, firewood is being floated to the other side tied together with rope. A fire takes shape and warms the warriors on the other side.

I walk amongst the crowd and see people from all races and all religions come together in ad hoc prayer sessions and chanting of prayers like “You have guns, we have prayer”. Native drum sessions break out in harmony together. I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life. I get overwhelmed with emotions and my eyes swell with tears. I see elders guiding the young. Some elders don’t need to say anything. Their presence is felt. One of my proudest attributes being Native American is how we treat our elders. They are the wisdom that guides us. I saw one elder by a fire in the back of the protest line and I teared up once again.

Thankfully nobody was hurt in this stand off. We stayed at the bottom of the hill and police kept their line. Peaceful, as it should be. On my way back to camp, I took notice of all the license plates. I saw plates from every state and even Canada. Texas, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Washington, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Mississippi, Missouri, you name it, a car was there from every state.

In the afternoon we cut firewood. Five people on chain saws and log splitters and five of us stackers. For being voluntary and unorganized, we worked together like a well oiled machine. I think we stacked eight cords of wood. Even a boy about the age of eight helped. His name I forgot but his endurance I’ll never. We even gave him his turn at the axe. I put a red oak on the stump for him and coached him along. He nailed it, he split it. I did my assigned job and picked up his two pieces and told him good job. I told his grandmother how proud I was of him. She was a wood stacker herself.

Afterwards I retreated back to the kitchen and I was met with a suprise turkey dinner with all the fixings. It was a great day, a happy day, a spiritual day. A day to reflect on friends and family and for the rights to clean water. I’m blessed to be able to come and I’m blessed even more to report back to those who could not attend. Spread the word please. Share this post with all your friends. #standingrock #NODAPL.

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11-25-16 ~ Livia Grace‎…Thanksgiving was cancelled this year… Instead my family and I dedicated this day to Standing Rock. Our guests were very receptive towards the cause and we felt proud to celebrate both our heritage and show support for the water protectors. A few hours into the evening a neighbor stopped by in his “Stand with Standing Rock” T-shirt. He said he saw our banner and had to stop over to chat. Today I am full of hope and light knowing this fight is shared by so many. MNI WICONI- Stand tall brothers and sisters, we are behind you every step of the way!

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11-25-16 ~ Lee Sprague… A Beautiful Day! Our family Canoes died great warriors death today.
In an early morning raid. DAPL police forces, raided our forward staging area for the Michigan Canoe, Cold Water Rescue Team.

The fact that DAPL launched a raid against our rescue equipment, speaks to their effectiveness at Ocheti Sakowin Standing Rock.

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Our team, comprised of members from Michigan, Pueblo Camp and many Allies have used these canoes to protect the water, and the Water Protector

These Canoes have harvested wild rice, the food that grows on the water. Many of our peoples have harvested mahnoomin in these canoes.

Many hundreds of people have taken these canoes to and from Turtle Island. We lost some first aid supplies we use to help Water Protectors at the front lines.

Many offers for canoes have come in from the peoples of Standing Rock. We are back in full operation to help rescue those in cold water, or being attacked by DAPL Forces.

It is a great day, to remember all of the love, and heart of all the peoples, who we shared our good lives in our jiimans. Each one of you have brought strength and good thoughts to these canoes.
They have served the people well on Turtle Island.

Yes, today is a beautiful day!

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11-23-16 ~ Matt Musselwhite… From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.

Eleven days ago, when Matt Musselwhite pulled into an encampment at Cannon Ball, North Dakota, in a 5-ton flatbed truck, he had no idea how he would unload the three tiny houses he had just hauled 1,500 miles from southwestern Oregon. Almost immediately volunteers emerged from the throngs of mostly Native Americans. Within hours, teams of 10 people were starting to assemble the first of the 144-square-foot wood structures while circulating free food and coffee.

“This feels like a new America I want to be a part of,” said Musselwhite, 41, a carpenter and woodworker based in a rural community tucked into the mountains that cross the Oregon-California border.http://tinyurl.com/zmjhmne

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11-23-16 ~ Veterinarian Drives 900 Miles To Help Horses Injured At Standing Rock ~ by Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor Huffington Post
When Wright, a veterinarian with 30 years of experience, heard reports of horses getting hurt during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, heading out to help was the obvious choice for her. The Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are fighting the construction of the pipeline, saying that it would intrude on Native American land and that a leak would contaminate local sources of fresh water.

“I am passionate about the issues that are being addressed at Standing Rock,” Wright told The Huffington Post. “But when I saw videos of horses being injured, I knew I had to go there.”
Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/gkstedf
To make a donation to Helping the Horse Nation gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-22-16 Liz George with Kana Newell )~ I am shaking as I post this. We were eating dinner and on our way out of Mandan when two police officers, the sheriff and one other called us over to talk. We tried to have a polite conversation with them listening to their side and when they didn’t like what we were saying they ordered us to leave the restaurant saying that we had two seconds to leave before we would be arrested. PLEASE WATCH THIS. (Sorry I cannot post the video as it isn’t on You Tube) these are intimidation tactics.

UPDATEny Kana: to what happened tonight: Just so everyone knows, this is what happened previous to this video because we only pulled out a phone when things escalated.

Liz was wearing her WATER IS LIFE badge on her back, clearly visible to everyone. After dinner on our way out the police called us over to talk to us. His first question was ‘how long are you going to be here for?’ to which we replied ‘as long as the pipeline is proceeding’. He immediately replied with ‘well that’s just not going to happen.’ We asked why he thought that, we were genuinely curious to the police perspective and want to bridge the gap between the two sides. Today’s action was brought up as well as last night’s conflict. Things got heated and we asked them to hold space for us to speak, as the conversation was basically his voice speaking over ours. We tried to tell him our perspective but he wasn’t open to listen and ordered us to leave as soon as the conversation wasn’t going his way, threatening to arrest us both for disorderly conduct.

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11-22-16 ~ Amanda Kimimila
There’s an army of us.
We come from another place to make waves in this world.
We’ve come to break the mold and the archaic patterns that have so deeply set in and trapped the very men who’ve dug these grooves.
We feel everything.
Every birth.
Every death.
Every laugh.
And every tear.
Every sea creature drowning in oil.
Every tree being poisoned by the rain they’ve manipulated with chemicals and nanotechnology.
The air is full of particulates.
The clouds were once so perfect,
But now they infiltrate us from the inside…
From the outside.
This is a foreign place now.
A once pristine paradise has been violated by resource extraction, careless and wasteful mass production of unnatural pollutants, and geoengineering.
Is it too late to change the tides?
Is it too late to reverse the damage?
If there is any chance at all
The broken system must fall.
There are two cyclical opposing forces that create this realty.
There is the creative force and the destructive.
For change to occur, we have to collectively shift to functioning on a more creative level.
To achieve this we must conquer inertia, apathy and conditioning.
Turn off the TV
Stop participating in the broken system.
Start growing communities based on barter.
Start a community garden and community farm for food.
Food brings people together.
Develop sustainable trade skills.
Share your skills and resources with your barter based community.
Change is possible.
Writer: A. Smith
Brave woman photographed: Amanda Polchies
Artist: Greg Deel
Ossie Michelin took the original photo.

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Oldest Native American drumming video ever
Rare and old footage of Native American drumming from 1894 in a tribute to our Native American brothers and sisters.

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11-21-16 ~ Artist creates mirrored shields for Standing Rock protesters
Luger, who is of mixed Native American and European descent, was born on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and was raised in the Fort Berthold reservation, where Energy Transfer Partners has installed pipelines and drilled for oil using fracking, or hydraulic fracturing techniques. “I’ve already watched this company tear through sacred sites and geological landforms, some that are bound to our creation stories,” Luger says. “It happened so quickly and completely devastated the landscape. The well at my grandparents’ house contained water that turned a silver and orange colour—you can’t drink it.” Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/jzwx9ur

11-14-16 ~ JOSH FOX … A young woman named Suzi walks up to the police barricade at the bridge on State Route 1806. She’s got lollipops and gum in her pocket. The police step out of their jeeps with their M-4 rifles, their body armor, in front of a row of LRADs—the noise cannons they use to disperse the crowd. She says, “I’m here to give you this candy.” She told me that she was going to kill them with love and hugs and sweetness. A little bit bemused, two soldiers hold out their hands. She says, “Give these to the cops that have good hearts. Don’t give them to the Dakota Access Pipeline workers. We’re praying for you. Even though you are not on our side, you’re human beings and we love you.” The police take the lollipops and bubble gum and say thank you.

Fearlessly, she walks back across the barricades, beyond the burned up trucks and cars. I say, “Aren’t you scared?” She says, “No.” I say, “Really?” She says, “What are they gonna do? Shoot me?” and I said, “Well, frankly, yes.” And she says, “Well, so what? I’ll take one for the team. I’m protected. I’m surrounded by love.”

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Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor
Born in a buckskin teepee on the Omaha Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska on June 17, 1865, Susan was never given a traditional Omaha name by her mixed-race parents. Her father, Chief Joseph La Flesche (also known as “Iron Eye”), believed his children as well as his tribe were now living in a white man’s world in which change would be the only constant. “As the chief guardian of welfare, he realized they would have to adapt to white ways or simply cease to survive.”

Eight-year-old Susan La Flesche sat at the bedside of an elderly woman, puzzled as to why the doctor had yet to arrive. After all, he had been summoned four times, and four times he had promised to come straight away. As the night grew longer, the sick woman’s breathing grew fainter until she died in agony before the break of dawn. Even to a young girl, the message delivered by the doctor’s absence was painfully clear: “It was only an Indian.” Contine reading <span style=”color:blue;”> http://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-first-native-american-woman-doctor

11-20-16 ~ Paige MaGia STANDING ROCK IS A WAR ZONE
IT IS NOT A PHOTO OP.
IT IS NOT A WAY TO GAIN INSTAGRAM FAME.
IT IS NOT COOL OR HIP.
IT IS WARFARE AGAINST FIRST NATIONS.
DO NOT GO EXCEPT TO HUMBLY AND GREATFULLY SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS.
DO NOT GO UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY SELF SUFFICIENT FOR BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES.
DO NOT GO IF INSTEAD YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO SUPPORT A FIRST NATIONS YOUTH IN GOING.
DO NOT USE STANDING ROCK AS A PLATFORM TO FUNDRAISE TO SUPPORT YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES.
DO NOT USE STANDING ROCK AS A PLATFORM TO FURTHER YOUR PERSONAL PET PROJECT OR CAREER OR NON PROFIT.
STANDING ROCK IS LIFE AND DEATH.

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11-20-16 ~ Carlos Marroquin … Off To Standing Rock N.D. Winter Supply Run Copilot Jazmynn Mata’afa from gold Coast Australia repping her pacific islanders in their support . . . . 25 hours 35 minutes 1651 miles to Camp…

11-20-16 ~ Kate Bettesworth‎ ….Hello fellow Rainbow Warriors. I feel I must tell you about the warmth and support I have witnessed in the last few weeks, whilst using the 6 Water Protector fb groups I belong to, to Stand with Standing Rock.
People around the world are coming together to stop the black snake and are reaching out with such love and solidarity- it is soul-warming stuff. I am most impressed by how this work is undertaken, totally from the HEART and never from the EGO. So lovely. Its like a group hug!!
POWER TO THE PEACEFUL! XXX♡XXX

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11-20-16 ~ Kelly Merrick‎… I called the Morton County Police. They said they “appreciated my thoughts.” I asked them, “What will you do with my thoughts?”

They said, after a long pause, “What would you like us to do with your thoughts?” (I am guessing they haven’t heard this question before???)

I said, “I would like you to cease harassment, pepper spraying and shooting rubber bullets against the citizens of North Dakota in order to protect the profits of a Texas billionaire.”
All they could say was, “We appreciate your thoughts. I have to go now. (Click)”

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11-19-16 LeRoy Pena … I got this photo off the wall of a DAPL worker who happened to have too much time on his hands,and decided to take selfies with the drilling equipment.He is pictured on the left with a “bore casing”.A bore casing is used to house the drill itself.So they plan to start drilling very soon.Bore casings are very expensive to lease,every day they don’t use it costs the company a lot of money.

11-18-16 ~ Annie Dant… Yesterday I was wearing my NODAPL/ I stand with Standing Rock shirt out while I ran errands and had a woman come up to me and ask me where/which website she could donate money to support them. I was really touched by this woman who took time to walk up to me simply because I was wearing that shirt. Another person gave me two thumbs up and another girl started a conversation with me about if there were any activists groups or supporters within SW FL regarding the pipeline. Three people acknowledged my shirt while I was standing in line at my local Comcast cable store and I realized then how one act, no matter how small it seems, can make a huge impact. I’m proud to wear this shirt. Very proud ❤️

11-18-16 ~ Jordan Chariton… Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelsy Warren says they have offered to pay North Dakota and Morton County for expenses related to protests… “Now we have the greediest of oil executives—who has approved the digging up of sacred Native land and paid millions for private security mercenaries to unleash hounds on humans and assault unarmed water protectors—literally offering a BRIBE to North Dakota police to keep on bashing protectors’ heads in, illegally strip searching women, arresting people without reading them their rights, breaking people’s arms during arrest, withholding medicine from people they arrest, illegally breaking into people’s cars without a warrant, and stealing camera equipment.
Where the hell are you, Barack Obama?”

11-18-16 ~ North Dakota Cops Get ‘Doxed’ and Don’t Like It
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/north-dakota-cops-get-doxed-and-dont.html?m=1
The Morton County Sheriff Department — responsible for shoorting water protectors with rubber bullets, tear-gassing them, beating them, strip searching them, and jailing them in ‘dog kennel’s with Nazi type numbers written on their arms — says it has been ‘doxed.’

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11-18-16 ~ Nicholas Arroyave-Howling Crane… Picture of me with Japanese delegation who showed their support for Standing Rock (traveling from Japan to get there).

11-18-16 ~ Redhawk … Thank you Morton County Sheriff’s for your concern at the end of the article. It’s good to know that after your civil rights, and human rights violations, pepper spray, rubber bullets, tasers, bean bag guns, sound cannons, low flying aircraft, psychological warfare, slander, lie, racism, and over all bigotry towards peaceful and prayerful water protectors, its good to know you are worried about our well being in the winter months. We won’t freeze. The fire in our hearts will keep us warm. Not to mention the fact we are surrounded by a culture of people that have learned to survive in this weather for thousands of years before you showed up. We’re good.
tattle tails – Redhaw

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11-18-16 ~ -Redhawk (Ryan Vizzions) … Today, my photo “Defend The Sacred” was released as a 2 page spread in NEWSWEEK. Very humbled to help spread awareness of the militarization of police along with civil and human rights violations taking place here at Standing Rock. The photo caption is entitled “Killing The Black Snake”, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. We will not be stopped.
WE ARE RISING

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11-18-16 ~ John Dixon‎ … We are part of Creation, thus, if we break the laws of Creation we destroy ourselves. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and developments continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life. – Chief Looking Horse

11-17-16 ~ Kieran Behan‎… Over 300 communities around the world demanded a halt to the the Dakota Access pipeline during an international day of action.

Berlin was one of them ❤
We are watching one of the most diverse and powerful tribal actions in our history unfold before our eyes!

In the midst of the growing global water crisis we can not let pipelines endanger the clean drinking water that billions of people depend on.

Climate change is REAL, it is caused by human behavior, and it is causing incredible devastation.

Indigenous communities around the world are at the center of the climate crisis- fighting for their lands and upholding a sacred commitment they have with the earth since the beginning of time.
Future generations will look back on us during this critical moment and wonder what we did to take a stand.

"These sites must be protected, or our world will end, it is that simple. Our young people have a right to know who they are. They have a right to language, to culture, to tradition. The way they learn these things is through connection to our lands and our history."

11-17-16 ~ ‎Robert Ferguson‎… Now we know why the cops went in busting heads. DAPL was planning on quickly and cleanly pushing through construction without getting the proper permits. DAPL was planning on there being so much pressure from the state of ND and its federal politicians that construction would not be halted. DAPL figured a few Natives in their way would be no problem. DAPL figured wrongly. A few Natives that the cops beat up so construction could rush right on thru, got all you people mad and you came to the rescue of the Natives, and now, now construction is halted. The crooked politicians can’t weasel around the law, and the federal Army Corps of Engineers isn’t going to issue the permit without a long drawn out Environmental Impact Statement, which the politicians were hoping they could skirt, cause they knew an EIS would be a huge problem. Thanks to the Sioux and the people like you that believed, DAPL is at a complete standstill.

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11-17-16 ~ Tara Houska _ Indigenous Activist… NYC. 29 arrests of peaceful demonstrators in front of the Army Corps of Engineers Office after this.

And from the Army Corps in NYC today: “You’ve made yourself heard. The corps of engineers is re-looking at this. So just by your stand, we’re going to go back and take a look and make sure we’re doing the right things. And that is directly a result of what you guys are all doing.” –Larry Mazola, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of the Army.

11-17-16 ~ Howaste Wakiya… Sisters n Brothers…if cant make it realize Standing Rock is every where…when u go to ur faucet u are at standing rock…when u drink from ur plastic bottle u r at standing rock…everywhere u go u will find this battle…so help us change this picture from where u r! Prayer has many forms and is wide reaching

11-16-16 ~ PBS… “And what happens to the protesters at that point? I mean, the ones that I have spoken to said that they are not going anywhere and that they’re building shelters for the winter and they’re going to wait this out.”: KELCY WARREN: “…if they want to stick around and continue to do what they’re doing, great, but we’re building the pipeline.”

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11-15-16 ~ Bucky Harjo … Indigenous Youth Council lead a prayer march to the river and we made a medicine wheel. I walked to the river three times today. Now on my way to see Rob Kennedy Jr. Or someone like that. My legs might fall off! Another beautiful day. We are going to win this and end this! Keep your prayers strong!!!!


11-15-16 ~ Bravebull Allard told Front Line Defenders… She quickly added that the answer is clear: “They want to wipe our footprints off the earth. They are trying to say we don’t exist. We are indigenous people to this land. We have the roots going right out of our feet. We belong here”.

11-15-16 ~ Tara Houska – Indigenous Activist… We were Zip-Tied & Locked in Dog Kennel for 6 Hours for Protesting Dakota Pipeline

“UPDATE 11-16-16 on police treatment of activists at the Standing Rock standoff, Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, describes how she was “arrested for criminal trespass as I was leaving a peaceful demonstration and getting into my car on a public road.” She says police handcuffed her with zip ties and held her in a dog kennel for six hours without charging her with a crime”

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11-14-16 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp … Yesterday the Bismarck Tribune reported on the fact that Cannonball Ranch IS in fact a known burial ground– special thanks to CAROLINE GRULSKIN & everyone at the Tribune for the hard work & integrity bringing this article forward.

11-13-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… If an article I post or words that I say or photo that I share offends your privilege…or challenges your privilege…or threatens your privilege…
Then good.
Now ask yourself, “Why”?


11-12-16 ~ Prolific The Rapper … Eryn Wise from the International Indigenous Youth Council on yesterday’s excessive use of force and reports that officers broke one of the youths wrists, Lauren Howland by pushing her back with a baton. In addition to confiscated media equipment which appears to be an attempt to suppress the truth from getting out. #NoDAPL

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11-9-16 ~ Navajo Code Talker George James Sr. dies at age 92
http://tinyurl.com/hh8fs5y
A World War II Navajo Code Talker died Wednesday morning at the age of 92. George James Sr. was born and raised in Red Valley on the Navajo Nation. At the age of 17, he volunteered to serve in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was selected to become a Navajo Code Talker.

11-14-16 Lee Sprague …. When your grandaughter wakes you up at Standing Rock Pipeline Resistance Camp, and she gets that Grandpa lives in a wood fired tipi, with solar power, and we go in the water with wetsuits suits to help people. It all makes sense.
Priceless #michigancanoeteam

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11-14-16 Lee Sprague …. Updated neêds list:
I have an address where I can accept parcels and mail.

Wes Howard
C/O Lee Sprague
110 S. River Rd.
Fort Yates, ND 58538-9998
PO Box 485

We can accept deliveries to Pueblo Camp. It located on NW End of Oceti Sakowin camp. Ask for Lee Sprague or Brad Kallio at Pueblo Camp. We are in the solar powered Tipi, with a smoke stack.

What we need in Standing Rock, in support of our Michigan Canoe Team at Standing Rock.

12 Orànge Coast Guard life jackets
4 life guards throw rings
Space blankets
4 yellow 30qt Sealife water
4 Earth anchors 24″ or longer.
2 -100 foot staticbraided climbing rope
2 -200 foot static braided climbing rope
2-400 to 500 foot long static braided climbing rope.

Trying to buy thế items in North or South Dakota is difficult.

Most of us have our own wet suits, and we purchased some at Play It Again Sports with donations on the Michigan Canoe team. We need more. XL and 2XL wet suits. And Neoprene gloves. XL, XXL, socks and shoes, size 10 and up to 15, and neoprene head gear.

We have water rescue trained people at Standing Rock, we just need more equipment.

In two weeks, when cold weather set in, we will need Dry Suits to continue to be in the water at Standing Rock and help our Water Protectors.

1. We saw the DAPL Security Forces macing our Water Protectors, in the water. That is who we protect.
2. We need 2 Large, 2 Xtra Large and Two Grizzly size NRS Extreme Dry Suits.
3. We will also need 2 Zodiac Boats, motors and trailers, and a twenty by ten vehicle and boat shelter for the winter in Standing Rock.
4. We also need a 20’×40′ foot army tent, or 20’x60′ for our Winter kitchen, Which is curently a summer outdoor kitchen. We have wood burning stoves.
5. We need sturdy industrial shelving, in boxes.
6. We need uniform medium storage totes that can be used to store materials, and be sat on.
7. We need 10 lbs of 3 inch deck screws quick.
8. We need 4×8 half inch plywood, we need 4×8 1 inch inflation panels, we need 4″x4″ posts 8, foot long. We need 2″x4″ 8 foot studs.
9. We need 2 pairs of Night Vision binoculars or monocular with replacement batteries.
10. We need gas masks, and replacement cartridges.
11. We need a 6-8 person ice shanty. Insulated is essential to function.

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Graham Biyáál ran over 1,400 miles from Flagstaff Arizona to Standing Rock No. Dakota with a message. “We are not here as conquerers, but as stewards.”

Graham recounted the Navajo Long Walk and the atrocities that we endured…and he said but this time…it’s different and powerful because we CHOOSE to make this journey to stand here and support and fight.

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11-13-16 ~ Kevin Anderson … I am a retired Tribal Police Officer. My eldest daughter (pictured with me) and I stand with Standing Rock. As a retired law enforcement officer, I am appalled by the actions of the deputies of Morton County and those other agencies that they have imported to assist them. They should be ashamed of their actions. They make me ashamed to admit I was law enforcement.

These “officers” are facing the wrong way and aiding in the commission of crimes. ARPA laws have already been broken with the mechanical assault upon the sacred burial grounds. Tribal treaty lands never ceded to the State are being trespassed on.
The rightful owners of the property and their representatives are being assaulted physically and sexually as well as harassed by “officers” that are supposed to protect them. Make no mistake, strip searching non-violent misdemeanants is sexual assault. They seek to dehumanize non-violent people.

During my service, I proudly carried a Tribal commission, full commissions for two Washington counties , and two separate federal commissions, one BIA and the last as a Special Deputy US Marshal. I never committed any act that would in any way disparage those commissions. Those “officers” acting for DAPL disparage heir badges every day that they aid DAPL.

I swore an oath to protect life and property and enforce the laws of the Tribes, the State, and of the US Government and did so for over twenty years. At no time would I have put property above the health of more than seventeen million people.

Any risk of contamination of the primary source of drinking water is ludicrous and any actual contamination of that water is criminal. Adulteration of food or drink by anyone is criminal. It is no less criminal when done by a multi-million dollar company. History has proven that these pipes will leak eventually and all of the water downstream from that point could be contaminated to the point of being poisonous to people, wildlife and plant life. The potential devastation is beyond acceptable, beyond rational.

For over seventeen million people and the ecosystems dependent on the Missouri River, DAPL must find another way or leave it in the ground! The ACLU must be asked to step in to help protect the protectors. Water is Life! ~ with Valerie Anderson.

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11-13-16 ~ Alecia Davis‎ … Upon discussion of transporting firewood to Standing Rock, I discovered the ultimate lunacy….or hypocrisy. I am not certain which adjective is more accurate, but both apply in this regard.
In North Dakota, it is a FEDERAL offense to transport wood from certain states that have earned the title of “quarantined”, which applies to many of the Great Plains states surrounding ND. Again, a FEDERAL offense for transporting POTENTIAL “invasive species” into the state of ND.

Yet at the same time, it is legal, encouraged and protected by local, county, state AND federal officials to invade the state, decimate the land, desecrate sacred burial grounds, and destroy the water source for 18 million people in 8 other states with a pipeline carrying, NOT potential risk, but well documented and repeated risk, to humans, wildlife, agriculture, air, and water.

And the salt in that wound, the increase in global temperature caused by the extraction and transportation of dirty oil, has allowed the epidemic proliferation of the very “invasive species” that have been granted a federal offense for transporting.

11-13-16 ~ Justice Robinson … Protectors–I have received word through friends that a small convoy of several U-Haul trucks bringing supplies, wood, food, tents etc from OH was detained in ROCK Co by State troopers last night. After disclosing that they were going to Standing Rock with supplies, they were detained without charges and told they could be kept for up to 7 days, and to prepare for SERIOUS CHARGES. Their trucks canine searched everything thrown on the ground, and impounded. Four children under 10yo were taken to Social Services. Their parents were not allowed to talked to each other, nor allowed to call family members to come and get them. Please let me know if you get this. I have been there twice. It has not hit the news yet, but I’ve left messages for local representatives, the ACLU and am individually informing trusted protectors. They were followed through IL too.

11-12-16 ~ Charlie Chad….
Today we marched at the site where Dakota Access brings in all of their supplies and machinery.

We formed a line of indigenous protectors, then a line of non-indigenous allies on the outside that came to stand with us and put themselves in the way of the brutality that has been brought upon us for the last few months (and 500 years).

Once those lines formed, a DAPL worker drove straight through our lines, running over multiple protectors.

Soon after that, a truck with a trailer and a very angry armed driver attempted to drive thru us. He stepped out of his vehicle and waved a pistol around, threatening to shoot. We stood our ground. He then drove off-road ahead of our march and shot about six rounds in the air.

Myself, along with other security ran ahead until he completely drove off. We located the shells and called media ahead for evidence.

We then formed our prayer circles, prayed, and spoke. Some sang songs, some stood in silence to protect the protectors, and our media teams captured what has really been needed throughout this movement; evidence of peace and prayer.

As the dozens of police vehicles, APV’s, and riot officers geared up for battle stood on the other side of the gates, we peacefully gathered momentarily to show our strength, unity, and will to not give up.

As I choose my words carefully, I cannot call this a win. We do not win until that pipeline is completely stopped.

However, I will confirm that we have made a few affective advances in today’s action.

Throughout this entire ordeal, we politely encouraged the commanding officer to witness the actions of DAPL workers as we peacefully marched and prayed. We filmed everything, gathered evidence and hopefully, and I repeat HOPEFULLY, created an inconvenience within the Dakota Access workday and inner workings.

And I’ll say this again.. Today was not a win….
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UPDATE by Colin McCarthy … “Friends at #standingrock please be safe, this man just plowed through a peaceful prayer ceremony waving a gun, injuring 2 people and then proceeded to fire 7 shots into the air. Women, children and elders all running to get out of the way. He either owns or works for FOUR SQUARE CONCRETE in Bismarck ND, their phone number was posted on the side of the truck and is 701-202-2107 please call and share your thoughts. #ocetisakowincamp #nodapl”
This is why we must continue to organize and do so in love — ☝🏽️THIS is what we are facing.

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11-11-16 Chad Charlie… We can give you all the info you need to have the experience of being here at Standing Rock.

We can show you pictures and videos. Share our stories, give you our personal accounts of trauma and mistreatment.

But one thing is; you will not get the full experience until you come here.

You will not know how real this is until you see the helicopters flying above your tent for 20 hours of the day.
Until you get shot in the ribs with a concussion grenade, maced for 30 seconds straight because you have your hands up, or shot with a rubber bullet because you rode your horse within twenty feet of a “police officer” who is just scared of anything bigger than him..

Once you come over the hill and see the community that we’ve built. When you feel the vibes that we set around the campfire, and the relationships we’ve made with the brothers and sisters that pull you out of battle and carry you twenty yards because you can’t breathe.

That’s when you will understand the movement and why we don’t leave. That’s when you understand why this is important to us.

When you really experience the life our ancestors have been put through for over 500 years….

11-11-16 ~ Iktčé Wičháša Oyáte … DAPL employees and law enforcement, in an act of despicable behavior, urinated on a majority of the personal possessions of those in our North Camp after it was raided and bulldozed before they returned it to us…. We gathered it all at the river, prayed over it, and burnt it.

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11-11-16 ~ Malia Hulleman…. Often we’re asked what we need for camp by so many amazing souls. And we couldn’t be more grateful by how eager so many are to helping fuel the protection, but within those questions we seem to come up with blank minds.

It’s hard to exactly think of what we need, sometimes what we need is too expensive so we don’t want to ask for those items, sometimes we just don’t need anything more than gas or misc items.

someone donated prepaid visa gift cards which turned out to be so helpful. This allows everyone to get what they need when they need it and when it comes to mind. Sometimes like I said all we need it to be able to fill up on gas (yes it’s ironic, but I will gladly explain on this irony to any who comes to converse about it) or sometimes we use it to get a hotel room so we can shower or so our elders can have a warm place to sleep.

Sometimes it’s used to buy pizza to make us happy or to just bring us that moment away from the protection. To help bring smiles and enjoy something.
If this feels right to you, that’s the best thing I can suggest. Prepaid visa gift cards.

Again we thank EVERYONE who has donated on levels I will never forget. I’m dropped to my knees in gratitude everyday by seeing the generosity in so many souls, and uplifted to be able to witness that we truly can come together when the call is made, when the actions are taken and when the bonds are sealed.

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And we continue to protect. Always. In all ways

11-11-16 ~ A letter from Sacred Stone founder and founder and protest leader – LaDonna T. Allard.

I don’t get to see the messages until I come to town. We don’t have 1.5 million -lol – I wish we did. We have been on the ground seven months and nine days now. I did not know that other people have been doing fund raising even those who are not at the camp, there is some fraud going on. I guess some guy in democrat has five sites raising fund that we don’t get. The Sacred Stone Camp funds are used for Sacred Stone camp – with all the camps we have 9 thousand people on the ground in these camps.

We started the fund in April and have used the funds for the camp, so it runs about $600 a month for the porta-potties and $7000 for garbage every month. With the big camp it is $56.000 a month in porta-potties and the garbage is $4000 a month. Then for us we brought yurts for our people that was 160,000.00 and are buying more for another 100,00.00 so just for the yurts it was 260,000.00 then we got 40 tipis with poles, that was another 100,000.00, nineteen Chippewa lodge which was cheaper, 70,000.00. These will be winter homes for people.

Then we are building the kitchen so we have a place to cook for people and it is almost complete (just getting the inside done). It will also serve as a meeting room, we are building a school and the foundation is done. We are so excited about this. We have built a security, two-story building, which is a medical clinic which will serve least ten people at a time. A Native youth center with a dome structure; three wind towers for electric and a solar panel system for the kitchen and a heated watershed. For our supplies for the camp we purchased five metal storage containers, at $5,000 a piece, five heated wooded shelter for the food, a root cellar, and green house, plus road development. We also finance the frontline camp, with tents, tipis, supplies and food. The food is running about $4,000 every two days, that is just buying meat and bread since we have lots of other produce donated.����������

We need pay for a full time book keeper and accountant, a CPA, a youth media person, and media liaison person so we have four position that are $100,000.00 a years for all four – at $20,000 a year each.����������

We applied for a 5013c non-profit designation for a nonprofit camp and hope to open in June 2017. We want to bring in youth to teach history, culture and how to live green on this earth. All this as we fight this pipeline. We also send people from our camp to Iowa and other place to speak and show their support for other pipelines.

I am so tired. So much to do. We have the frontline camp right next to the river and Dakota Access Project. So far the company stole our three boats and then impounded them. They have light on all night as they work and they have assault rifles and other weapons on us at all times. I��� was maced two days ago for standing on the shore. Just standing.����� We also provide the medical equipment and things for mace and other injuries. �����

So what happens with the Gofundme site? It shows the amount raised since April but it does not show the share Gofundme takes out. They also don’t let you know that part of the funds have not made it to our bank yet: so we don’t have a million dollar lying around. All these things I am telling you have taken so much money.

Now, getting ready for winter, I need to make sure I have warm homes for people,����� plus we will have to pay for snow removal and road repair. I am trying to build a pump house so we will have running water at the camp. �����And to finally get cell-phone and internet service down at camp, which will cost $35,000.00 dollars because they will have to build us a tower. �����

When we started I just wanted to stop a pipeline, �����but it seems we are building a town. S����o much to do and we just can’t keep up. In my camp we have so many children and families who made this their lives and don’t want to leave.����� Then we also need gas for cars and trucks carrying wood, supplies and people�����. It is 50 miles to stores for food or supplies, showers, laundry, and other needs.

�����The big camp has its own funding system through Standing Rock Sioux tribe and we don’t get any of those funds����������. We have to do it ourselves.

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11-11-16 ~ Timmery Turner… So many lessons are being learned through my experience at Oceti Sakowin Camp while fighting the Black Snake that is DAPL.

My eyes have been widening to the imbalances in society, and the true need for reform and change. I hope we can find a viable solution as a whole.

My wish is that we rise together to demand something better. I do not think a Trump presidency can stop that. Change is already in the wind, and people’s voices are getting stronger.

Call me naive, but I believe there’s a way.

I knew my life felt a little empty since I closed down Sugar Art and Fashion Show and Mad Girl Productions. In turn, this experience has filled me up with purpose and perspective. I’m positive most of my lessons have yet to be learned or understood, but I feel awakened by a new truth and comprehension.

I pray for guidance, knowledge, and wisdom. And I feel grateful for my new path wherever it may lead me. Nothing will ever be the same, again, and I value that.
Get involved.
www.ocetisakowincamp.org
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock

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11-10-16 Dallas Goldtooth …. #TheyWatching … I have fans inside the Bismarck Police dept. Lol. Welcome to the harem of other law enforcement that follow me, Bismarck PD, welcome. #NoDAPL

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11-10-16 ~ Timmery Turner… UPDATE: Thank you all who have already bought photo prints today! This makes me feel so good, and takes some of my worries away. It feels good to have an exchange! This group has been a true blessing to our community! Your hearts are big and kind. Pedamaya (Thank you in Dakota, Lakota, & Nakota) 💗
Good morning beautiful people! It’s a fabulous day to save the planet and it’s inhabitants! :))

A few days ago, I created a gofundme account to help me stay on the ground for the winter. I immediately deleted it. It’s soooo hard for me to raise money for myself. I spoke with some friends and they convinced me that I was being ridiculous and that if I need it I should do it.

I have been on site for a month and a half. My goal was to be here for 2 weeks. That obviously did not work :)). I have become completely ingrained in the community at Oceti Sakowin Camp. I work hard daily as the creator and manager of the Oceti website along with all of the camp’s social media accounts. It’s a lot to keep up with, but I’m happy to do it.

I’ve been sick the past few days, so I had to get a hotel room so I could get better. I would love to make the money back as it was not in my budget! I’m no good at asking for handouts for myself, so as per someone’s suggestion I created an Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock where people can purchase my photography featuring photos I’ve taken on site.
All of the funds will help me stay throughout the winter, so I can continue to be of service to the cause. I have various dimensions and price points available, and I have a professional printer on deck ready to print and ship!

I also just learned how to Peyote Stitch through my Lakota sister, so I will be adding jewelry soon, as well. I am an artist in my other life, so I’m hoping to find the time to sketch and paint some work to add to the site.

Anyhow, this is long. Any support you can give will be appreciated more than you can imagine. Being out here is not always easy, I cry on the daily, but it’s always worth it! ❤
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock

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11-9-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… Today, over 70 men with a large group of women escorted out a man who attempted to rape a woman here at the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Earlier in the day this issue was brought to the attention of the Oceti Sakowin headsman council, akicita okodakiciyapi and winyan okodakiciyapi (womens council) and they were asked to respond.

Concerned parties wanted to know the camp’s protocol for traditional justice and what steps we would take. We decided that the perpetrator needed to be found, brought before the Akicita society, told of his charges, allowed to talk, have someone speak on his behalf and then, after deciding his case, publicly shamed by walking him out of camp. Over 100 people followed him on the long walk out of camp as we publicly announced his name and crime for all to hear.
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Our procession was led by horseback riders.

We walked him to the Cannon Ball river bridge south of camp and once there our men handed him over to the women who held him down and cut off his braids. * I cannot confirm nor deny that a few punches and knees were dutifully given*

After which we let him go as he walked south on Hwy 1806 where we told BIA police to come pick him up.

This is restorative justice for our community. We led with Woiyukcan (purposeful thought) and then followed with Wocekiye (prayer) and ended with action. We want to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated by anyone. It was powerful really.

Honestly…I could have chosen not to post. I could have chosen to keep this event silent. But what would that have served? These perpetrators need to be corrected & the women be made to feel safe, not ashamed to speak up, and allowed to heal.

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11-9-16 ~ Today a warrior passed away this morning en route of the camp. He and a 5 others rolled their mini van, while swerving to avoid a deer carcass on the road, in Wisconsin. Prayers to his mother and friends. They said they believes he gave his life to protect water and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. Have a safe journey Clark Fitzgerald. Wopila Tanka.

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11-9-16 Ladonna Bravebull Allard…. I know there are people worried about the new president, and I want to let you know that we have suffered under all the American presidents since the establishment of America. Nothing changes for us. We will still be expendable in their eyes.

We must continue to stand up and say we have a right to live. We must let the world know we have a right to clean water. We must stand up for our children, grandchildren, and the unborn!

We fight in prayer, we fight in civil disobedience. We must stop the black snake!

Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Stop colonialism. #NoDAPL

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11-9-16 ~ Jason Cohen … Spiritual Warriors!!!
This is our Opportunity to do More. This is the natural separation, the last grasp of the old paradigm. We will stand up. Let us not fall into victimhood and thus become perpetrators down the line. This is our opportunity to find compassion. Many of the people we are disappointed with need our compassion.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
The black snake is in each of us. Regardless whom we voted for. It is the fear that resides deep within us that we can not face with comfort, or at all. It makes some of us bigots. It fills some of us with hate. It makes some of us work-a-holics or suffer from addictions. There are things all of us have difficulty facing. We’re not unique in this way. And we must come together and share our truths, and embrace and love these parts we run from. And we must stop blaming “the other”. The black snake is that within each of us that forces us to point to “the other”. It puts the wall between us and the less fortunate, more fortunate, impoverished, different, etc.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
If you are Muslim, or Mexican, of color, queer, any gender, are feeling afraid, I bow down low to the ground and say I am so sorry for this moment in our history. We have to have each other’s backs. Millions of us are calling for Unity. Many of us walk with guilt because we do not understand how to unify across cultural differences. Let’s all take risks and reach out. Thank you for your patience.

This is an Opportunity To Do More.
It is time to invest in Land together, and divest from businesses that are harming Land. Tell everyone you know. Especially the family members that you are afraid to talk to.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
It is time to learn skills, to grow food, and to come together. I know there are pieces that seem horrendous. The supreme court potential is chilling. But just as this separation is a reaction of the change that came before it, we will still be here in four years. Polish that which triggers you. No longer doubt your potential. Take risks. Support the work you respect. And if you’re willing to, do things that you once considered outside you comfort zone or unfashionable. It’s time to unite activism and heart healing. It’s time to deepen our practices.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
I am on my way home from Standing Rock. We’re just outside Chicago today. Our time there was incredible in some ways and hard in others. I experienced miracle, racism, separation, and ultimately unity and love. I saw incredible courage and selflessness. I saw anger and beauty. I saw the past and the future. This isn’t going to be easy but we have to prepare to keep our fires burning through the winter. Whether it be three months or four years.

As we were loaded up last night and prepared to head out, we were gifted with one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.
Even more so within this shocking change, I am so grateful for the Love in my life. I am so grateful for the circle of brilliant people I get to call friends. On my way home.

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11-8-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth … This morning over 400 protectors walked to the police barricade north of the Oceti Sakowin camp in a silent prayer march.

This march was organized and led by leaders of the International Indigenous Youth Council. They started with prayer at the Oceti Sakowin center fire and then marched to the Backwater bridge. In the front were three youth, each carrying a pipe, staff and jar of water, respectively. Once at the bridge they had everyone sit in prayer for a long while.

After sometime, the three main youth walked towards the police barricade, walking around two large burned out vehicles and approached the razor wire police set up.

They presented the police representatives with the water and asked them to share a drink with them.

After passing the jar of water thru the serpetine razor wire the police officers, suited in riot gear, were too cautious to drink the sacred water. We said that if the main representative wished, he could tap his chest with the water. He decided to go that route. Lol.

After that, the youth came back to the main group and all returned to Camp to complete the prayer back at the fire.

All-in-all it was amazing to see the dignity and leadership of the youth in this action. It was beautiful.

As the police state escalate its capacity for violence, we must escalate our capacity for empathy, dignity and focused resolve.
#SageAgainstTheMachine #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife

11-7-16 Myron Dewey… There were over 9,000 Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp this weekend!

11-7-16 ~ Nay Ho Tze …. The Elders say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to especially pray for our women, and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sing the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people.

So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep the people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest.
Oh, Great One, bless our women. Make them strong today.

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11-6-16 ~ Prolific TheRapper… If you come to Standing Rock don’t come with your own agenda. Don’t come here to experience the frontlines. Don’t come if you think your going to “fight”. Don’t come because of what happened to us when we were brutalized by police/mercinaries from the treaty camp on 10-27.

Come to attend ceremonies. Come to listen to the traditional and spiritual leaders who are leading at Standing Rock. Come to listen to the youth runners, and youth groups. Come to listen to the gentle elders.

Be ego-less, humble yourself, come to pray with them and follow their instructions. The universe is teaching us something, but we have to submit to it. Humble ourselves, have our minds open, otherwise might miss it. #NoDAPL

11-5-16 ~ Perry Jerome Post … A magical moment at Standing Rock, Saturday, November 5th.

It was late at night, maybe around midnight or 1am. I wasn’t in tune with a clock in that moment. Folks were bedding down. Things were getting quiet.

A handful of younger sounding men (presumably indigenous) started wolf-calling to each other across the 3 camps. Their calls carried clearly for long distances in the open silence of the Dakota hills.

This lasted maybe 5 to 10 minutes. After only a few moments of silence, a decent sized pack of coyotes, very near and to the southwest of Rose Bud, started singing and yelping and crying out in what sounded like joyous play.

A second pack, farther away and to the east on the other side of the river, answered back, joining in the merriment.

During the brief pauses in the coyote calling, a few men here and there added a note or two of their own.

The closest pack of coyotes became very rambunctious in their singing. I can’t say for sure, but it sounded like there were pups in the pack, or the adults just really sound like pups playing. They were excited and very animated.

As that pack’s song slowed, I realized there was a lone man in the distance softly pounding a drum, singing or praying in a calm, peaceful, heartfelt quiet chant.

The near pack of coyotes kicked in again, drowning out his song in their exuberance.

As all settled down and night was again quiet, I sat there, awestruck in dark silence, moved to my core by the connection I had just witnessed in the star sparkled blackness of ‘nowhere’.

10-29-16 ~ Leslie Fieger… Handcuffed. Waiting to be bused to their dog cages. Why the one guy clad only in his underwear while everyone else is dressed for the late October weather? He was dragged from an Inipi (sweat lodge) while doing ceremonial prayer. Is this shit OK with you?

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11-7-16 ~ © Emily Levine … A few days ago I posted biographical information on Matilda Galpin, Waŋblí Ayútepiwiŋ (Eagle Woman Who All Look At), one of the women buried on the top of the hill. I thought people might want to see what she looked like. I believe history is important. These are real people, from not so very long ago.
Keepin it real.
>>As far as I know, nothing has happened to her grave.<<

For those who don't know who Matilda Galpin (Eagle Woman Who All Look At) was, again, here is the footnote I wrote for the book I edited. For those of you sharing the image, feel free to cut and paste this info if you want (with the credit):

"1. Mathilda Galpin, Mathilda Picotte, Eagle Woman That All Look At, Waŋblí Ayútepiwiŋ (Waŋblí=eagle, ayúta=to be looking at, pi=plural indicator, 1820-December 18, 1888): A major figure in Standing Rock history and a fascinating full blood woman, Eagle Woman was born on the east bank of the Missouri River south of the future site of Ft. Pierre. She was the daughter of Two Lance (Wahúkheza núŋpa) of the Two Kettle band and his first wife, Rosy Light of Dawn (Iyošahinapȟa) of the Húŋkpapȟa. At the age of eighteen, she married prominent French Canadian fur trader Honoré Picotte who rose in the ranks of the American Fur Company to become the General Agent for the Company’s Upper Missouri Outfit. Picotte had been married to two other D/Lakota women as well, but in the late 1840s, he returned to his French wife in St. Louis leaving Eagle Woman with their two daughters and a stepson. By early 1850, she had married Picotte’s protégée, Charles E. Galpin. By all accounts, the following nineteen years forged a close marriage and partnership that resulted in two additional daughters.

Eagle Woman served as an interpreter during crucial negotiations between the army and the so-called hostile Indians. During the 1865 and 1868 councils with Father De Smet, she was respected by army officers and warriors alike. Her husband’s journal kept during the journey of the Peace Commissioners is especially interesting (see Rev. Louis Pfaller, O.S.B., “The Galpin Journal: Dramatic Record of an Odyssey of Peace,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History, 18 (2): 2-23). When Galpin died the following year, Eagle Woman continued to operate their trading post near the Cannonball River, in spite of powerful government and commercial interests that tried to prevent her continued success.

Her stature among her people grew as she served as a peacekeeper, signer of the Agreement of 1882, and major trader on the upper Missouri River. Eagle Woman Who All Look At died at her daughter’s home, the Cannonball Ranch, on December 18, 1888. John S. Gray’s “The Story of Mrs. Picotte-Galpin, a Sioux Heroine,” an in depth two-part article, is the best published source on Eagle Woman’s life. See also Holley, Once Their Home."

11-7-16 ~ Myron Dewey … I now see what my ancestors have seen, my “Existence is my Resistance”

I will continue to pray in resistance and as the Ghost Dance was done in prayer, the difference today is the world is watching in solidarity and we are the media…..filming through Indigenous Eyes.

11-7-16 ~ Lee Sprague…. Memories: Father Daughter first time getting maced together. My daughter Ahjani comments after yeterdays Peace Action by Water Protectors at Standing Rock against DAPL.
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Michigan Canoes set up a first aide station on “Turtle Island” occupied by the Dakota Access Pipeline Security forces. We used our canoes as shelters.

We carried hypothermia kits, space blankets, wool blankets, hat and gloves. Eye wash for maced eyes, we also had gas masks and protective eye gear.

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The first time I was maced, I was out for 5 minutes, eyes burned, hard to breath. I did not have my gas mask on.

Then it felt better, a little, and we continued to deliver first aid.

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Once our first aid station was maced, the Water Protectors ổn shore ưsed our canoes to cross the river to Turtle Island. Ropes were tied to both ends of the canoe, and peoples, first aid and safety supplies were ferried accross the river at Standing Rock. Over 200 people crossed the river to Turtle Island.

Amos Cloud, and the Man in the Coyote Skin Hat were with us on the Turtle Island.

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A fire was built. Defensive Baier made of wood blocked DAPL Security Forces from getting to our beach by foot.

Tear gas was fired by boat at us.

Andrea Waitner and Joseph and many others were our shores crew. Helping to unload and load our canoes, and replenish first aid kits in the waterproof bags we carry.

The second time we were maced I was better prepared with gas masks. We continued to help people in the water.

One of our life guards was in the water 4 hours, helping people struggling in the water.

When our water protector action was over, we were able to secure all requests equipment, all canoes and trailer. All of our Canoe rescue workers. A few people had hypothermia, and we were able to assist them, keep them warm.

I have no pictures of the water protectors peace action on the Island, just pictures of us putting our canoes in the water with DAPL forces in speed boats. The Police forces on the ridge were directly above us. But have a few from Camp. Our solar powered station is operational. We are putting up telephone poles, using our 18 foot cedar poles, to light up our camp. This phone was charged by solar.

New telephone poles earlier this morning. We stay busy.

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Batteries bank and equipment inside our teepee, powers light for winter light. One of our projects, in addition to our rescue canoes from Michigan by many who helped us to travel hêre.

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I never imagined I’d be living in a solar powered teepee in North Dakota for winter. We have some more work, then take some R&R off the front line. Our camp I surrounded by DAPL Security Forces. There are surveillance flight over head. We mostly ignore them, and work together a community.

Not even two days and I smell tired. Thêre ảe folks hêre for months. They need our continued support.

11-7-16 ~ Female Water Protectors BRUTALIZED By Oil Police
Lauren Howland… Jicarilla Apache 21 yr. old girl whose arm was broken
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11-7-16 ~ Indigenous Rising Media …. Water protectors reclaimed “turtle island” near the Cannon Ball River. This sacred land holds many people that are buried there.

Morton County Sheriffs and other law enforcement have set up their station on top the buried ancestors. This is a continuation of the disrespect and ignorance towards the territory of the people of Standing Rock.

11-7-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… Morton County sheriff’s department erected this barricade to keep our people from moving north to stop construction.
One of thier stated reasons they made this move was because they say we were blocking the road from Emergency Services accessing our camp.

So they erect this…essentially blocking the road from Emergency Services accessing our camp. Oh the irony…..

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11-6-16 Groovyyurts – Authentic Mongolian Yurts just ran out of inventory until Spring of 2017 because they dedicated their efforts to support Standing Rock! They lent out dozens of yurts to various groups of campers and water protectors at discounted prices. Next time you’re down at camp you’ll know where all those Mongolian Yurts came from. (y) #bethechange#nodapl

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11-5-16 ~ Lee Sprague and Brad Kallio…. Conspiracy to Commit Peace. After they arrested a water protector for buying kayaks, we’re making our intentions clear. We are hêre to commit peace, and Protect Water.

From Law Enforcement:
“Law enforcement arrested one individual who was aiding in illegal activity by purchasing canoes and kayaks to be used for crossing the waterway. He was arrested for conspiracy to commit obstruction of a government function.”

Surely the Police and Military forces will let the Indigenous Red Cross through. That’s who we are, the Indigenous Red Cross.

We’re not going to let them confiscate our canoes, and emergency relief supplies, to impair abilities to conduct water rescues.

We are on the final leg into Standing Rock.

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11-5-16 ~ Chad Charlie… Let me give you a little backstory to this photo from what I witnessed first hand…

The young girl that is being maced is a Warrior with a capital W.

The rope that she has in her hand is tied to a line of logs. She was tying those logs to a post in the water. That was a tactic to prevent the National Guard boats (the ones that shot a reporter on shore from their boat) from approaching the warriors in the water.

As she swam up to the post, the officer came and tried to prevent her from tying the line. He maced her for 5-7 seconds. When he stopped, she continued to tie the rope. He maced her again and they went back and forth from tying and macing about four times. She finally succeeded in tying the line and made it back to the medics.

After being maced about four times for 5-7 seconds each time, I am more proud of this woman’s drive to protect her people than I am angry at this so-called police officer attacking her with some sort of passion.

As he sits at home tonight, I hope that he sees this photo and takes time to think about the trauma and torture he is putting our people through.

The next time he says to himself “I would never harm a woman” or “No man better bring harm to my daughter” I hope he thinks back to this time when he tortured a woman protecting her people from trigger happy officers armed to violently put us down with a smile on their smug little faces.

If anyone can identify this warrior, please do and give her thanks. She is truly a hero in my eyes.

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11-4-16 ~ Waniya Locke …. So in case you haven’t heard, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said that he wants to charge people who are donating to the #NoDAPL effort with “supporting an unlawful activity.” I think it is HILARIOUS! What is he going to do? Charge the Episcopal Church? Charge the City of Seattle? Charge the entire cast of the Justice League?

He has lost his mind. He is seriously mentally ill…the blind emperor leading his blindly-believing public. North Dakota’s government and its law enforcement are on the WRONG side of history, and their racist minions will go down in history as the people who attacked prayerful Native Americans who are just trying to protect Mother Earth from further destruction.
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I hope that this will only solidify your efforts to help us. I hope that you will consider your donations to be public service, because our cause is just and the people have good hearts. Stand strong with us!

North Dakota…#MississippiOfTheNorth
https://www.gofundme.com/standingrockdonation

11-4-16 ~ Kandi Mossett…

“2 Policemen cried and 3 put down their batons and set them beside them instead of in front of their chests. Thank you for listening, thank you for crying with us. Thank you for showing us your humanity. Thank you for showing us your tears.”

11-4-16 ~ Chad Charlie… Personal account:
Last night I prayed for this to be over.
I am tired.
I’ve been out here for three months at nearly every action hoping that it would be the last.
Last night I prayed for the “last stand” to just hurry up and come.

I am tired.
I’m ready to either go back home to visit my mom, or go home to be with my late grandpa, hoping he’d be proud of me.

Last night I prayed that wherever the next action may lead to, those officers with guns held to our face think about why we are doing this.

Last night I prayed that if these officers go as far as to use those live rounds again, at least my children would have something to be proud of when I’m gone.

The fear of escalation is a real thing here.

Now replace that word “escalation” with the word “death”.
I am tired.

11-3-16 ~ But Smokey rides again… It’s good to see him, finally. And see him riding again, after Morton County Sheriff’s deputies tased and killed his horse about 6 days ago (please see the earlier post). And shot Smokey three times with rubber bullets (knocked him backwards off the horse).
He’s doing well–I’m very happy to say.
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11-3-16 ~ Rudy TwoMoon … So the clergy arrived. 524 yrs of ignoring the cries of their victims.. sure, use their voices and numbers, but remember this…. they carry the church on their backs. They may mean well and even some of them may even believe in their stance, but when they leave, they won’t take the church home with em….that shit stays. They will look you in the eye and remind us how they fought a struggle with us… never mind the 500 yrs of non stop oppression we haven’t healed from. That was yrs ago and today is a new dawn they’ll say. As we fight the black snake, pay very close attention to the white snake at your side… always plotting for gain…. waiting to consume. The church has never done anything for another, for the purpose of just giving, it’s only for gain. These clergy have been sent by the UN. These are the Jesuits, Knights of the Red Cross your forefathers feared and we’re murdered by. While we focus on their weaponless hands, let’s not forget, this is how they always started an invasion….. with promise of peace hope and love. Never forget, the church’s continuous past actions. Never forget, the church runs the largest military on the planet. Never forget, they will turn on anyone who doubts their ideals of God without a second thought. Remember, we are nothing but disposable gain, a throw away. Fine, use the clergy, but don’t ever forget what they are and never underestimate them…ever.

11-3-16 ~ Redhawk … There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well.
Some are waking up.

11-2-16 ~ ProlificTheRapper … NEW EVIDENCE: This is what happens in America when we let our politicians get bought by Big Oil Corporations. ON 10-27-16 they SHOT A LIVE LETHAL ROUND at one of our UNARMED YOUTH HORSE RIDERS WHO WAS RIDING AWAY FROM THEM. This is a police state, this is not American, this is Fascism.

Human rights abuses galore. People being held in dog kennels. Police Brutality, Reckless Endangerment, Lines blurred between DAPL security/police, Zero Police Accountability, Police taking orders from unidentified masked men, Illegal Search and Seizures, Unjust charges pressed on Journalists, Egregious Felonies placed on protectors, Excessive bond sought by states attorney, NO CHARGES ON POLICE OR SECURITY TO DATE (none for the dog attacks, or illegal shooting of drones, or the DAPL infiltrator who broke through a barricade chasing protectors with an AR-15).

And for what? For wanting a FULL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT. For wanting fair inclusion of tribes concerns on projects that affect their water, graves & sacred sites. For wanting human rights abuses to stop. For wanting clean water.

Everyday that we delay this pipeline is $6,000,000 that DAPL loses. This is why we have seen an escalation of police/DAPL violence. This police state was made possible when the ND Governor declared a State Of Emergency. Those emergency powers give him the ability to change the rules governing the agencies involved as he sees fit. But he needs to portray us as a dangerous, riotous, hazard to public safety in order to justify this police state. That is why it’s so important for the world to see the true story, beyond infiltrators, that we are peaceful no matter what violence and injustice they perpetrate on us. SEE THE LAWS HERE
http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t16-1c13.pdf
http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t37c17-1.pdf
Despite everything we remain with prayer.
Obama needs to step in NOW, not later, NOW.

11-2-16 ~ Erin Schrode … Speechless. I was shot by militarized police WHILE interviewing a peaceful man at Standing Rock live on camera. I woke up this morning with the thought that I may have that very footage – and broke down in reliving the 40-second horror before my own eyes. Warning: it’s very very difficult to watch and sent me into quivers and tears, even without the compounding historic trauma that Native Americans face.

I do not wish to divert focus away from the bravery of the Water Protectors, from the power of nonviolent direct action, from the people fighting for their lives and for our futures – but I want you to witness the indiscriminate use of excessive force firsthand. Many have said that militarized police firing a rubber bullet at a female reporter was a fabrication, provoked by violence, or otherwise merited, including a Morton County, North Dakota press release. That is a lie; we have proof and eyewitnesses (cc Josh Fox, Matt McGorry, Jordan Chariton, Josue Rivas, Evan Simon, Josh Fox, Wes Mekasi Horinek, Kendrick Sampson, Doug Pineda, Doug Good Feather and countless more).

I was standing innocently onshore, not making any aggressive gestures, never exchanging a single word with the police who fired at my lower back from their boat. Peaceful souls were seeking to cross the river to hold a prayer circle on Army Corps public land, but halted by over one hundred hostile military police armed with and deploying tear gas, pepper spray, batons, and rubber bullets, as well as assault weapons and the threat of jail, only one week after 141 individuals were brutally arrested. I was shot at pointblank range, dozens were maced and pepper sprayed in the face, hundreds faced freezing waters. There were no arrests or deaths and I will be okay physically, but the safety and wellbeing of many peoples and lands remain in danger, for present and future generations.

Thank you for your prayers, for your action in calling upon our President, government and Department of Justice to halt this atrocity immediately, for showing up and donating to support this fight for human rights, for the environment, for peace. Please continue to pray for the strength and protection of all peoples, for the physical pain, for the emotional trauma, for the desecrated land. #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL

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Native American Heritage Month

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11-2-16 ~ Conor Handley … Today many of our protectors tried to cross the river to pray on top of a hill where Oceti Sakowin ancestors are buried, this place has been desecrated by the police and DAPL. The militarized police responded with brutal force, a young man was shot point blank with a rubber bullet and has been coughing up blood, another woman was shot by one of heavily armed officers on a boat. Many of our people tried crossing the river after police destroyed our makeshift bridge, some of them are in critical condition after they were gassed and maced by police and went into shock from the freezing cold waters. Other brave people kept going back by boat to rescue those that were struggling in the cold water but police in their own boat attempted to stop them. These are WAR CRIMES, we are unarmed we are peaceful, no one even lifted a finger against these cops today. I am disgusted by the state of North Dakota and by this country that continues to perpetuate its genocide against Indigenous Peoples’.

11-2-16 ~ Lady2Soothe ~ Potentially murdering someone by drowning if they couldn’t swim, were overcome by pepper spray or was trampled/pulled/pushed under by someone panicking or unable to see.
This is
ATTEMPTED MURDER… In order for a person to be guilty of attempted murder, that person should have deliberately, intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.
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In the case of death:
VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an unintentional killing resulting from recklessness or criminal negligence.

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11-2-16 ~ Peaceful Women standing in the cold water sacrificing themselves to protect the water despite the insane spraying of pepper spray by the police on the north edge of camp today.

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11-2-16 ~ Sacred Stone Camp … Police are currently desecrating the burial grounds of Alma Parkin and Matilda Galpin, the indigenous women who once owned the Cannonball Ranch, where Dakota Access is working day and night to finish their pipeline though they have no permit to cross the Missouri River. They have unleashed pepper spray and tear gas on water protectors standing in the river with their hands in the air. In the last shot, notice the small tree on the top of the hill where the armored vehicles are staged. This is the grave site. This is unacceptable.

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11-2-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … Camp is not being raided, but the ones that went to the water front are being attacked by North Dakota! That is where the gunfire took place! Prayers for the Water Protectors, everything is fine IN CAMP. Kids are playing; people are chopping wood; folks are drinking tea. Just adjacent to camp, this is are going crazy. Because the state is afraid of people in prayer.
CAMP IS NOT BEING RAIDED.
They asked women and children to evacuate the main camp (Očhéthi Sakowin) because rubber bullets were flying, and they are fearful that crazy DAPL employees will infiltrate camp. BUT NO ONE IS LEAVING. WE ARE NOT AFRAID.
WE STAND.
WE RESIST

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11-2-16 Kandi Mossett … I just talked to one of the medics. The kid that was shot in the back by a rubber bullet today Nov 2nd that was coughing up blood had a bruised lung which caused the bleeding but the bleeding stopped & he’s going to be ok. He’ll be very sore but ok. Please spread the word.

11-2-16 ~ DAPL is now flooding the camp with huge lights and flying drones, helicopters, planes, and even fighter jets over us. This is a war zone!! And where is our president? No one is protecting us..they protect the pipeline..so sad to see that they only care about short term profits..where will their children live once the earth is poisoned and they can’t drink water…
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11-2-16 ~ Anthony Seal … a former police officer who stands with standing rock, read what he says about shooting at people on horseback…

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11-1-16 ~ Baby born during Dakota Access Pipeline protest

11-1-16 ~ TO ALL THE PEOPLE THIS TOUCHES, LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ‘YOU’ DESERVE IT…

So today, Larry Cooper and I went ‘to camp’ to help clean up, and they were moving stuff around, and my eyes saw this banner…
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Although I hadn’t had ‘confirmation’ that this came from ND, I felt it… And so I asked: “Isn’t this the banner from…”. And my Brother cut me off and replied: “Take it! Take it, it’s YOURS… Just came down from ND…”
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My hands, as I was touching it, froze, and my eyes welled with tears… I knew that, although I am not there ‘physically’, I am still appreciated, and heard, and thanked by all of you in Standing Rock …
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So now, as I looked at it, it spoke to me.
“You know what to do… Give thanks… Return the honor … Tell them.”
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So this is my Offering of Thanks to all the Warriors, Children, Men, Women, GrandMothers, GrandFathers, All of YOU…
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YOU ARE APPRECIATEDBY ALL OF US.
This is the THIRD time I have written this out, in different ways, this time I am SAVING it, because Facebook deleted it… twice already.
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I guess Creator and the Ancestors have ways of letting you know’ they saw you’ …

10-31-16 ~ A MESSAGE FROM SACRED STONE CAMP
http://tinyurl.com/hhq6s9k

There is no solid line between “organizers” and others- this is a movement, not an organization. There are many camps and points of contact, we can only verify that the ‘Facebook Check In’ action did not originate from the Sacred Stone Camp FB page. We support the tactic, and think it is a great way to express solidarity.

There is no doubt that law enforcement comb social media for incriminating material and monitor communications.

The check in’s have created a huge influx of media attention that we appreciate. Our growing massive social media following plays a key role in this struggle. We have been ignored for the most part by mainstream media, yet we have hundreds of thousands of supporters from across the world. We appreciate a diversity of tactics and encourage people to come up with creative ways to act in solidarity, both online and as real physical allies.

We would like to see these thousands of people take physical action to demand that their banks divest, their police forces withdraw, and the Army Corps and Obama administration halt the construction of this pipeline. We would like CitiBank, Bank of Tokyo, and Mizho Bank to cancel their pending $1.1 billion dollar loan to DAPL. We’d also like to see people connect with indigenous and environmental struggles in their own bioregion. We’d like you to investigate and organize around your personal relationship to fossil fuel consumption and colonization.

We need your support for our legal defense as the battle intensifies- fundrazr.com/sacredstone

We need you to plug into a solidarity action
https://nodaplsolidarity.org

We also need 10,000, 100,000 people to join us here on the ground. Now. Join us!

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10-31-16 ~ Redhawk ~ Just received this video from my friend Mike. In the first 15 seconds, you can see a spirit rider holding the line, and keeping distance between water protectors and police. You will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range. The next couple minutes are the commotion afterwards. There was no reason to shoot this brave water protector and his horse, as they were not threatening MCSD or military in any way.

10-31-16 ~ NEPALESE MIRACLES IN NORTH DAKOTA: Walking through a section of trees in Sicangu (Rosebud) camp yesterday I ran across this couple–Ken Gagnon and Gina Shvartsman, yurt makers. They said they were setting up a shop to make yurts on demand for all the encampments.
Miracle! I asked if they’d help with emergency shelters and warming stations for medics from the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council.

YES! For FREE! (More about that in a minute.)

If you’re here, or about to arrive, WE NEED YOU. Ken and Gina are going to be in Sicangu for the next two weeks. They want to train yurt makers so that the work can continue through winter. This is incredibly important. I’ve seen (easily) 75 expedition tents crushed flat as a pancake by 50-60 mph winds. Yurts survive. Tipis survive.

Yurts can make a huge difference in protecting people here. In making sure our medics–particularly in a rescue–can get out of the wind and the cold, and warm up while transporting patients overland.

Gina and Ken will train you. Ideally, you should plan to be here for at least two weeks, to go through the training; then you yourself could be a trainer, as ppl rotate in and out of the camps. You’d be making sure the knowledge was passed on. And that yurts keep rolling out of Ken and Gina’s shop.

You don’t need to be here all winter to make a difference. Even ppl who are going to be here a few days could help with some simple tasks. If you can strip bark off poles, you’d be hugely useful. If you can use a drill, there’s a place for you.

So, MSG ME please, if you’d like to become a yurt maker. I’ll start connecting volunteers with Ken and Gina, and we will help them build the shelters we need to protect people here.

And please, for those of you who can’t come, but want to help, support them. Their website is twogirlsfarm.org. Order a yurt! Even if (God forgive you) you’re warm and dry in Tampa. They’re providing a crucial service. They deserve our support.

You can reach Ken directly, too: ken@twogirlsfarm.org
THANK YOU!

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10-31-16 ~ John Floberg … Three hundred Clergy have registered to come and Stand With Standing Rock. There are 16 different faith traditions represented. 10 of those are various Christian traditions.

We made a call for one hundred to come and Stand With Standing Rock. I am humbled by the response by these people/faith communities to come for a Peaceful, Non-Violent, Prayerful, Witness in Solidarity with Standing Rock and the hundreds of Indigenous Nations that are Standing With Standing Rock.

Many of our faith traditions have now rejected the Doctrine of Discovery that provided the way for church sanctioned oppression during the past 500 years. For those of us that are able, in our faith tradition, we will reiterate our renunciation of that doctrine in Camp Oceti Sakowin before we ever go out to stand witness with the Standing Rock Nation. That act will be the first thing and the first time done by so many in attendance of denominations and of Indigenous people.

10-30-16 ~ Lee Burkett … Here’s the thing:
Baton down the hatches, here comes the Cause.

I’ve seen it. You’ve seen it, whether you recognize it for what it is remains to be worked out.
Now that the battle of Standing Rock is garnering national and international attention and support, there is a mad rush to brand it, to attach organizational and political agendas to it.
What began very simply as wise and brave Indigenous people taking a stand to protect the water, the Earth, life itself, is now being defined and redefined through long standing filters of belief, opinion, ideology and, of course, celebrity culture.

People are turning it into a political debate, a philosophical debate, an economic debate …
Because now, it’s a cause. It’s a movement.
And we thrive on causes.

Especially white privileged self described liberals and progressives. We can’t help ourselves. We need to meddle. We need to educate. We need to emphasize just how liberal and progressive we are by taking over, re-branding, every cause, every movement.

So, as a public service, I’ve written a letter that sums up the approach most of us white, privileged people are taking as regards the Protectors of The Water:
“Dear Indigenous People,
Gee … thanks, you Indigenous people for bringing this to national and international attention. You did kind of all right, you know, considering none of us white liberals were there educating and organizing and forming consensus groups.

And, you know, having millions of US citizens pledging support for you without our help is quite a feather in your cap.

So pat yourselves on the back. No, really, you deserve it, coming all this way without our guidance. National and international attention and support, resistance groups springing up everywhere, you’ve done well. Considering, you know … but now it’s too big, too important for us to let you keep running things.

We’ll take over from here. I mean jeez, look at all we’ve accomplished in the past 40 years. Look how we helped Occupy! And who could forget how we came up with the touchy-feely all inclusive politically correct “All Lives Matter” in response to the racially charged and possibly offensive “Black Lives Matter.”

We’ve got to step in and educate you. First, this is gonna hurt, but we question your leadership. We mean no offense, but your Elders and stuff don’t seem to know anything about consensus building and networking and educational outreach and media relations and the all important spin this little movement of yours needs. You guys don’t get that you have to attach yourself to us and our agenda.

Like for instance, there’s been talk about re-routing the DAPL away from Indigenous land.
If they reroute it, where will that leave all of us? We might have to organize our own communities to resist a pipeline being put through our local cemetery or our rivers and aquifers.

Do ya get how uncaring that attitude is? All pipelines matter, right? What a turn off to keep making this all about you Indigenous people and your lands and your water and your history and stuff. You’re not going to get anywhere alienating people like that.

So thanks for all you’ve done. Can we move into this office? Great, listen, somebody form a consensus about building a movement. Can we get some memes going? ”

10-29-16 ~ Sarah Sunshine Manning… This morning was just what we needed to refocus on the work we were all called here to do- to stand prayerfully and peacefully for each other, for Earth, and Water. We all walked up to the frontline, Arvol Lookinghorse with his pipe, and a beautiful group of women in their healing dresses. We were reminded not to treat each other poorly as tensions heighten, to not use profanity and especially while pipes are at these sites. During the day of the removal from the north camp, elders stood with a pipe, and they stood in prayer. Some with heightened energies lost sight of that pipe there and began spreading energies opposite of the energy necessary for that pipe to truly do its intended work. Today was a humbling and beautiful reminder of who we are, and what we need to do moving forward.

10-28-16 Floris Ptesáŋ Huŋká … My friends and relatives I’m OK, so to speak. I was arrested yesterday. What I saw, felt, and heard was ….unreal. I’m proud of my people, we stood together. People did their best to protect one another, unarmed.

After we were arrested, we were dehumanized. We were given a number. They trucked us by busloads to Morton Co. We were held in dog kenels, packed. There were tarps to cover the two that women were put in. We sat and laid on the cold cement.
Standing Rock were the first called out to be shipped out to Fargo. I have so much to say but right now I just want to let you all know I am ok and, we will not stop.

10-28-16 ~ Jacquelyn Cordova … International Indigenous Youth Council member Lauren TwoBraids Howland has been repeatedly abused by law enforcement this past week. Her wrist was broken earlier this week. She was maced alongside other water protectors 3 times yesterday and her wrist was rebroken.

Medic are working to clear all burning agents from our protectors eyes as they continue standing in prayer. PLEASE, pray for our medics! Many have now been arrested and are therefore unable to help with frontline and overall camp injuries and illnesses.

10-28-16 ~ Ron Toahami Jackson… This comes from Greg Grey Cloud, one of these beautiful horses was murdered by the militarized goons on Thursday. UPDATE ON HORSE NATION:
Two of my horses have been shot by Morton county police, along with their riders. One horse was wounded in the front leg. Going to be ok though we doctored her up. Both warriors shot, are my boys from the Crow Creek Spirit Riders and are both going to be ok!
Sidebar::: “can’t keep warriors down too long”
Four other horsemen were ripped off of their horses and violently arrested. One horse was injured so badly, it didn’t make it home. RIP to one of our relatives of the horse nation…
Other horses were left. Apparently they can’t legally detain livestock.
Sidebar::: “I guess livestock have more rights than Indians”
https://www.facebook.com/greg.g.cloud?fref=nf

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10-28-16 ~ Red Hawk…. Today at Standing Rock during the 1851 Treaty Camp standoff, a hired DAPL security guard was spotted in the crowd with an automatic rifle in his vehicle. When he was spotted, he began to head towards camp. Water protectors made an effort to stop him on the road, in which he shot off onto the shoulder, and began speeding towards camp through the grass. The community feared for the women and childen and began taking action. Water protectors began setting up a blockade at the bridge ahead, as 2 water protectors used their vehicles to crash into the securities truck, causing him to spin out on the riverbank. The security then exited his vehicle, cocked his AR-15, and began back stepping from protectors into the nearby river. A near half hour stand off took place where water protectors pleaded and tried to defuse the situation of the man coming directly at their families. Eventually, BIA came to the scene, disarmed the man, and his was placed under arrest.

America, this is what is happening here. DAPL will do anything possible, include the threat of death and violence to get this pipeline through. DO NOT LET MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE TO YOU. Protectors are facing the threat of death simply for protecting water and preserving history.

PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF WHAT IS REALLY TAKING PLACE HERE AT STANDING ROCK AS FAR AS YOU CAN. PEACEFUL, PRAYERFUL WATER PROTECTORS ARE UNDER ATTACK.

10-28-16 ~ Kenny Frost ….Here is what is in store for the DAPL workers destroying our burials and in store for the sheriff n state police officers. The spirit of our ancestors will come after them making them and their families so sick for life.

Plus they don’t believe like we do as native people. If they believe like us. They would be protecting our burials sites.

I met the descendant of Colonial Chivington who killed the Cheyenne people at Sand Creek. He was not a happy person. He said, “He wish his great-great-father never killed the Cheyenne people.” He said, “His family either killed themselves in the past.” Or they had “Terrible sickness like cancers, and other dreadful disease.”

They really have screwed themselves….drugs, alcohol, disease’s for them and their families…plus they are non-believers…they don’t care.

This is the faith of those who hurt and harm our people. There is nothing we can do to help them.
Let the spirits have at them!
=->>>— Kenny —>

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10-28-16 Tim Yakaitis … Standing Rock Today. People were shot with rubber bullets, a horse rider was shot off his horse, we were pepper sprayed several times and a DAPL worker armed with a 9mm and an AR 15 was chased into a pond by Water Protecters. He shot into the water several times before he was arrested by BIA police.

10-28-16 Fawn Wasin Zi … Medic “Michael” who was at the front lines told his story. “The cops actually pulled medics out of their vehicles and arrested them. They had their red cross insignias on their cars, shirts and arms. They are unbiased, they were there to help ANYONE in need.

10-27-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … America, you killed 50-100 million of our people throughout our nation’s history…then you hide it by not sharing it with the public…then you turn us into Mascots and demonize us in John Wayne movies…as if that’s not enough, now your allowing North Dakota to use Militia to illegally dig up the graves of the same millions of our ancestors you killed, just so you can build an oil pipeline which will poison the water for us & 17 million other U.S. Citizens!

Just know the world is standing with our people on the front lines on Standing Rock, who are unarmed! You’ve chosen your path and you will answer for your actions someday! We will continue to honor our ancestors and share the truth because our ancestors taught us well and died to save our traditions and values! WE ARE PROTECTORS, WE ARE STANDING ROCK!

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10-27-16 ~ The Other 98%… Share to support the #WaterProtectors!!
Read this Call to Action from Nick Tilsen, Lakota leader and co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3)
Stand With Standing Rock Now
1. We need thousands of people, who care about justice, to come to camp willing to stake a peaceful stand!
2. We need Tribal Governments on the front lines. Don’t leave this fight to the tribal grassroots! Governments need to take risk and stand with the people!
3. We need all national media to come to camp. We’re done doing your damn job for you. You’re supposed to report the news and this is a giant story!
4. Celebrities who care about justice should come to North Dakota. Bring press with you. Be willing to take arrest and stand in solidarity with all of us!
5. Al Gore, Jessie Jackson, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, we need you on the frontlines with us! Now!! Don’t wait for this jacked election to be over, while innocent natives are attacked using tax payer dollars!!!

10-27-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … I just received this statement from the Hillary Clinton campaign re: the Dakota Access Pipeline and #NoDAPL.
“We received a letter today from representatives of the tribes protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. From the beginning of this campaign, Secretary Clinton has been clear that she thinks all voices should be heard and all views considered in federal infrastructure projects. Now, all of the parties involved–including the federal government, the pipeline company and contractors, the state of North Dakota, and the tribes–need to find a path forward that serves the broadest public interest. As that happens, it’s important that on the ground in North Dakota, everyone respects demonstrators’ rights to protest peacefully, and workers’ rights to do their jobs safely.”

10-27-16 ~ Spence Etzkorn … I am asking for prayer from all my friends. I know that not all of you agree with the pipeline protest but my nephew (15 years old) had his horse shot and killed out from under him today by one of the mercinaries and. He is still missing and no one knows if he is ok. He could have been shot instead of his horse. As a rancher, uncle, human, and Lakota I am extremely pissed, sadened and worried for all that are up there especially my nephew. I am hearing of some really bad things from up there. Our greed has got in the way of compassion and humanity.

10-27-16 ~ Indigenous Life Movement …. One man was shot with a taser in the face, as I was filming. The bar is still in his face. They already began arresting protectors, unlawfully checking people’s cars pepper spraying people in the face… and moving into our camp grounds. Helicopters and planes circle up above us. They have breach sacred burial grounds, and have moved along side of those ground, surrounding our entire camp.

All this has been caught on film, and when we can release it you all will be able to see for yourselves. I’m doing my best here to respite but many of our phones are blocked.
Everyone please Keep us in your prayers.
We are standing our grounds here.

10-27-16 ~ Clarence Rowland … A sweat lodge has been torn apart and all whom were in ceremony were arrested, my brother arrested also… Granny Helen went to jail too… Elders were pepper sprayed and arrested, we are asking for help now at this place it is a real war happening, rubber bullets were fired and percussion grenades thrown at the crowds.

10-27-16 ~ Lee Sprague …. It’s Begun, the Removal of Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

The United States is expert at removing Indians off the land. Ethnic Cleansing all legal. Because they wrote themselves a Bill of Rights to our lands.

North Dakota is just a proxy, handling the Great White Father in DC’s mop up operations.

That’s how they came to occupy over 567 nation’s lands, all legal.

I’m sure President Obama told Tribal Leaders their peoples, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock’s removal would be legal. That’s How Great White Fathers Roll.

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10-27-16 ~ John Bravebull … “Take your armored vehicles home. Put your assault rifles away. You don’t need them, the people are unarmed. This isn’t Wounded Knee. This isn’t Sand Creek. This isn’t centuries ago. Your actions against an unarmed people will not go down in history as a victory. You said today you have the man power to end this now? How? With violence? With fear? With military tactics on the prairie? Do you realize how ridiculous an over armed military style raid on people from all around the world who are known as water protectors sounds? You claim everyone’s safety is your number one priority but you are the only one making threats of violence. Think about that. Just step back and think about what you are doing. Six million dollars to build an army of officers to defend an oil company against prayer. How is this happening in 2016? Have we really not come that far?”

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10-26-16 ~ Kei Kurimoto… It has been an amazing journey protecting the water from greedy corrupt corporations that have no regard for how their actions affect the earth and all people. However this experience has been so much more. Words cannot give justice to the power of Nations coming together as one family to fight for what is right. I have spent a lot of time working in the kitchen feeding the masses and learning the native ways. This work has fed my soul, I have never felt more connected to the source of what life is really about. I’m so grateful to everyone I have met and everyone who has come to help us!! Here is just a glimpse of the love and the unity. Do not be fooled by all the smiles…in the kitchen we are on the front lines everyday. We began cooking over the fire battling the wind and the rain. But love poured in and donations were brought! We now cook on a stove that was deployed to Hurricane Katrina, to Sandy and now to Standing Rock thanks to Rosetta Buan. We have an actual shelter now to cook in thanks to Regina Randall. So many people have come here…but we need more warriors now!! Please come! Please stand with us. We are writing history everyday!

10-26-16 ~ Mississippi Stand
DAPL Security Harassment Update: Two of our comrades, Cameron Kennedy and James McBride, were arrested on false pretenses on the East bank of the Mississippi River yesterday afternoon near the drill pad in Illinois that bores underneath the river.

In this video update Cameron explains that the DAPL private security spotted himself and James on a public road near the linchpin drilling operation and within three minutes they were surrounded and blocked by multiple Hancock county squad cars as well multiple DAPL security cars. The two were arrested under false pretenses with private security as the only witness to a criminal trespassing charge.

Cameron denied consent to a vehicular search by Police, but the Private DAPL security guards began conducting the search regardless of this. The Hancock Sheriff, Scott Bentzinger, who was present at the scene simply said, “They are going to do what they want.”

These are the first known DAPL related arrests in Illinois and it sets a clear precedent about whose side of this battle the police are on. The money of big oil has seeped into small towns and counties across the United States and has effectively hired the police as enforcers of the Dakota Access agenda.

We need bodies on the ground here in Iowa to help with our mission to stop the drilling operation underneath the Mississippi and to amass a force that can librate us from the tyranny of militant security forces and police collusion.

Please come join us and also consider donating to our legal fund to help Cameron and James.
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10-25-16 … The moment shortly after @kyfurneaux and I made it to Sacred Stone Camp, and stand in awe of a timeless scene…the fading colors of the day, rainbow on our left and shooting stars already visible above us, bareback riders galloping up a hill overlooking camp to watch the sunset…

As many as you already know, the Standing Rock Reservation is in the process of protecting their land, water, and burial grounds from being destroyed by the Dakota access pipeline. I was lucky enough to first visit Standing Rock over eight years ago, and will never forget the kindness, generosity, and humility of the people I met there. Returning this fall and having the privilege of once again being a guest of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nation, I was brought to tears at seeing Sacred Stone Camp, at the beauty and music of that space, of the individuals I met there, their spirit, and everything they stood for. It breaks my heart to hear that hundreds of police and military members are mobilizing at this very moment to descend upon camp and the water protectors there in preparation for any resistance to the pipeline as it reaches these sacred grounds.

I’m not sure how this became a world in which money and greed demand so much power, but I know one thing – it will only get worse if we let it. Only we can choose what we hold sacred as a people, if human beings have more rights than corporations or if anything, even our basic rights, can be bought for a price. I refuse to be someone who sits on the sidelines at this point in history, and watches the rights of a people be taken away and their land destroyed, all over again. People are standing strong in the front lines, but they can use as much help as we can give them. If you can’t make it to North Dakota to stand with these peaceful warriors, please call the White House to make your voice heard ( 202-456-1111), check out the link in my bio, and spread the word!!!

10-24-16 … The United Nations has made communication with the Oceti Sakowin Seven Council Fires Camp yesterday evening, we are now recognized as a nation and they are sending UN Marshalls here to observe and help our people put a stop to this pipeline.

There has been a camp set up right in the path where the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline is to be built, this land the tribes is taking through eminent domain.

The time has come, our Mother Earth needs our help.

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10-24-16 ~ Chad Charlie at Oceti Sakowin Camp
First, I must say….. I’m glad I wasn’t shot..
Now to the real story..

If you didn’t know, that was me being taken down by the riot officers. From what I recall I was in a line of peaceful protectors. We had a mission that did not involve being attacked by authority abusing, short tempered mercenaries protecting large oil companies.

I have been charged with Engaging in a Riot. I heard the Moron County Sheriffs statement lying about us crossing some imaginary line. First off, there was no line to begin with. The only line formed was our line of warriors protecting our people when they rushed forward to attack us with mace and violently push us in the chest to move us backwards, frequently causing us to trip and fall so they can nab us on the ground.

I was singled out by the officers to put under arrest because as we had our media teams filming the atrocities set forth by these cops, they continuously tried to grab our camera men and women to prevent us from getting out the true stories. Every time I watched an officer move forward on someone with a camera, I either stepped in front of them or pulled that camera person out of the way. One officer caught on to what I was doing and informed the overly aggressive mace attacker to move up on me. I had my hands up from the moment they arrived to our group to the moment they put me in zip ties.

During the time I was in those zip ties, which was 10 hours to be exact, I went through my day as my normal self, with humor. From cracking little jokes on the cops like telling one officer “I like your ugly stick” and he responded with “why do you call it that?”, I said “because ugly people hold them”. To urgently screaming in a garage full of protectors and officers “I NEED AN OFFICER OVER HERE!!!” and as they rush to me, I calmly state “my nose itches”.. I used my humor to maintain an image to these officers. Even on our three hour trip to Fargo police station, we sang songs and told jokes. We humorously gave our transferring officers a hard time, encouraging them to smile.

We have been labelled as verbally abusive, cattle-stealing, riot-engaging eco-terrorists. How can I continuously inform the world that we are peaceful people when we can’t even convince the officers in front of us that we are peaceful? Regardless how unfortunate it is that they are treating us so brutally (I mean, look at this image of me being slammed), we still have the potential to humanize our image by remaining peaceful, friendly people.

After spending over 10 hours with arresting officers, I managed to ask atleast four of them “We’re probably the coolest bunch of people that you’ve arrested aren’t we?” And every one of them hung their heads down and slightly smirked “Yeah, you kinda are”.

This is the power we have. We can change the game. All it takes is a little humility and humor.
Let’s put this pipeline to an end with our power..

10-25-16 ~ Water Protector and Gold Star mother, Netha Morgan, locked down to a barrel yesterday with another protector, Dan T., in order to block Dakota Access from entering the site where they have been dumping toxic sludge. The sludge accumulates as Dakota Access operates the drill that bores beneath the Mississippi River. Our action today has halted their boring operation because they cannot dump off the excess sludge!! This video is a somewhat comprehensive recap of the first afternoon of action. More will follow in the coming days.

Netha and Dan have not been arrested. After over 36 hours the site is still being occupied by Mississippi Stand! We are preparing for a number of arrests; there has already been one. Please consider donating to our legal fund in order to keep the movement strong, and come to join us in person!!
Water Protectors Stand Up!

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Thank you ALL Warriors Standing in Unison to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thank you videographers, photographers, journalists, scribes, Penny Hartsell, Rudy TwoMoon and Lee Burkett for their truth, Diana Heideman for her captions and the unknown artists for their artwork letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_1

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The comparison between Standing Rock and the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” when Alabama State Trooper’s unleashed tear gas and attack dogs on Black Voting Rights Activists marching from Selma to Montgomery.

Penny Hartsell ~ “Without water we can not exist. Water and culture are strongly interlinked. Water is a vital source of life, and culture greatly determines a person’s ‘way of life’. This includes the way people manage their water resources, having adapted themselves to the environment in which they live. For centuries sustainable water management has been daily practice in many cultures, resulting in a delicate balance between water resources and human society. Water has played a more or less prominent role in cultures, depending on the environmental conditions people had to face. Indigenous cultures are still renowned for their ingenious and sustainable water practices. Modern practices have often disturbed and overruled these traditional practices, with undesired consequences. However, in today’s societies we often see a revival of old traditions and a more natural and sustainable use of water. Finding the right mix between ‘old’ and ‘modern’ practices helps to find new sustainable solutions. Life came from the oceans, and the oceans have sustained life as we know it for over two billion years. Whether they continue to nurture us, and how long, depends on how responsibly humans can respond to the challenges of a threatened marine environment and an inescapably warming global climate. It is a privilege to be on this Earth. This is a unique and highly potent place of learning, beauty and revelation. Those that recognize that are intelligent human beings. Those who don’t, are imbalanced, egocentric, sleeping children. I don’t care how old they look, how well dressed they are, how many letters they may have after their names or how accomplished they think they are. The true sign of the most refined level of intelligence, is how one treats this planet, and the precious life upon it. That is the truth.”

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RESIST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE ~ THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO OIL AND GAS. THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO WATER.
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Houston, Texas based corporation called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day (which is fracked and highy volatile) from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. Dakota Access has failed to consult with tribes and conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

In early August Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge announced that, along with Marathon Petroleum, it will make a significant investment in the Bakken Pipeline System, including the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. As part of their statement, Enbridge also noted that, “Upon successful closing of the transaction, EEP and Marathon Petroleum plan to terminate their transportation services and joint venture agreements for the Sandpiper Pipeline Project.”

We know that this influx of resources from Enbridge will only speed up the construction process. We know that any day now construction will begin and we will only have 48 hours notice to respond. Please fill out this form if you stand with standing stone camp and are able to risk arrest or play support roles in direct actions.
CAMP OF THE SACRED STONES and RED WARRIOR CAMP
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“Frost Kennel Ohio” This Facebook Profile photo turned up “Frost Kennels breed, train and rent dogs for security.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_15A newer Frost website is in progress advertising their training services. Take a close look at their logo, they consider their attack dogs lethal weapons.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_14Frosts website and their statement about renting dogs for events. It’s unknown if Frosts Security was hired directly, or subcontractors brought in by another corporation.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_16A photo from August with the same truck loaded with dogs for a security event.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_92014 Ripoff Report on Frost Kennels reports lack of use of vaccines. Please go to the hospital and get a rabies booster if you’ve been bitten. Frost Kennels cannot produce any vaccination records for their dogs.

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The red truck appears again here. Note the identical detailing. Registration of the truck is to Edward William Frost, felon and registered sex offender.

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By 1 pm Sept. 4, 2016 Bob had scrubbed the Frost Kennels Facebook page and all reference’s to his personal profile.

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letourvoicesecho-nodapl-standingrocksioux_4Registration of the truck is to Edward William Frost, felon and registered sex offender.

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Bob’s cuff visible beneath his sleeve.

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Bob Frost’s forearm tattoo.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_21Bob’s forearm tattoo clearly visible. Sunglasses’ dog turns on him. Red truck visible in background.

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Bob Frost changed his profile picture to his black dog and icon to a militaristic rhetoric. Note he’s still listed as the owner of Frost Kennels.

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_25Ashley Nicole Welch’s page before it was scrubbed.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_27Ashley Nicole Welch

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Ashley Nicole Welch
Owner/Operator of ANW Quarter Horses
http://anwquarterhorses.yolasite.com/
12401 Snow Rd., Burton, Ohio 44021, USA
Phone#: 1-440-537-2517
Email: awelch36@gmail.com
Approximate age: 30 years
Parents: Doug and Kim Welch
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Ashley is a police dispatcher/911 operator for 13 different municipalities in Ohio. She works for Chagrin Valley Dispatch in Northeast Ohio.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_11This is where the research started: the license plate on the red truck pictured behind Ashley Nicole Welch the female handler holding the dog with the bloody mouth.

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_28Blue T-shirt has lost control of his dog because it’s chasing horses.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_29Blue T-shirt attacks a protester while his dog attacks horses.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_30Blue T-shirts dog remains loose while he vanishes to the left. Dog attacks and bites horse.

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_34Blue T-shirt retreats

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_32Blue T-shirt retreats without dog. Sunglasses’ is running to retrieve dog.

letourvoicesecho-nodapl-frostkennelsattackdogs-standingrocksiouxFrost Kennels dogs and handlers attacking nonviolent unarmend women.

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_33This bitten protester pointed out Ashley and her dog.

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_39Markings on this dog from Ashley Welch’s page are identical.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_40Another view of Ashley’s dog and her white truck with “Caution” stickers on it. This vehicle did not appear to be present at Standing Rock. Look where there is tan.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_41Ashley’s dog, another comparison view for muzzle markings.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_42Sunglasses and his dog are visible behind Ashley as she walks away from the press.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_43Ashley goads her dog to attack non-violent unarmed protesters, while Blue T-shirt’s dog tries to take off.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_44Ashley and her dog charging at protesters. Blue T-shirt’s dog is trying to follow.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_45Blue T-shirt is trying not to lose his dog for the 2nd time as it tried to follow Ashley’s dog.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_46Blue T-shirts dog is released to attack protesters for the 2nd time. Protesters fend it off with flags and sticks.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_47Blue T-shirt has recaptured his dog. Ashley is still collecting hers.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_48Ashley has retreated. Blue T-shirt has collected his dog. Sunglasses’ stays on the front line the longest.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_49Sunglasses’ still won’t disengage, while Ashley and Bob call it a day.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_50Bob takes his skinny undernourished dog to the red truck. Sunglasses’ dog turns on him again. Blue T-shirt and Green T-shirt with his skinny undernourished dog are clearly visible.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_52Bob is loading his dog into the red truck. Ashley is taking her’s to the silver van. Sunglasses’, Blue T-shirt and Green t-Shirt are clearly visible.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_54Ashley loads her dog, while Blue t-shirt and Sunglasses’ go behind the van. Unclear it they loaded them into the the van or a white Utah truck to the left.

letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_55Green T-shirt and his dog leave the camp in the back of Bob’s truck.

WE WILL NOT ALLOW THIS PIPELINE TO CROSS OUR LAND, WATER, AND SACRED SITES.
“The dangers imposed by the greed of big oil on the people who live along the Missouri river is astounding. When this proposed pipeline breaks, as the vast majority of pipelines do, over half of the drinking water in South Dakota will be affected… It must be stopped. The people of the four bands of Cheyenne River stand with our sister nation in this fight as we are calling on all the Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires to do so with our allies, both native and non native in opposing this pipeline.” ~ Joye Braun (Cheyenne River)

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3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIGENOUS EFFORTS AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
1. It’s Not Political – It’s Life and Death
2. This Is a Women-Led Issue ~ Women are the protectors of water and life
3. Our Movement Is Non-Violent Direct Action ~ No guns. No drugs or alcohol. Protect and care for others in the camp.

HOW CAN I HELP THE CAMP?
We understand not everyone can physically come to camp with us, but there is much that can be done from afar. You can donate money or supplies, or help us spread the word by following us on social media and sharing our posts. If you have legal or media skills to offer, please contact us. http://sacredstonecamp.org/

WHAT DOES THE CAMP NEED?
Right now monetary donations are the most helpful! You are all amazing and we are getting a lot of Amazon packages and donations and we are spending a lot of time sorting through it all. We understand you like to buy us things off Amazon and truly appreciate it, however right now monetary donations to purchase the big ticket items we need to prepare for winter, like building supplies and a pick-up truck. http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

SUPPLY LIST
For the purpose of warmth, food, shelter, education, sustenance, and health.
http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

WHERE CAN I SEND DONATIONS?
Supplies, cash, or check donations can be sent to:
Sacred Stone Camp
P.O. Box 1011
Fort Yates, ND 58538

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A censored News reader said one of the mercenaries who attacked Native Americans and supporters has been identified as Landon Steele,. He is a U.S. veteran, paramilitary and is now employed by Torchlight USA LLC

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ANIMALS 24-7 on September 7,  2016 received an anonymous tip that “Ashley Nicole Welch is a dispatcher for the Solon Police Department in Solon, OH.  She finished up the Police Academy and is actively if not already has an offer to work for one of our police stations in the Ohio area.” Available public records indicate that an Ashley Welch,  whose photo indicates that she is the Ashley Nicole Welch photographed at Standing Rock on September 3,  2016,  was a Solon police dispatcher from mid-2012 until at least mid-2015,  and in April 2013 was honored for helping to save a life on November 11,  2012,  acting in her capacity as dispatcher.  

As of 6:00 p.m. PST,  however,  ANIMALS 24-7 had not yet found anything associating Ashley Nicole Welch with the Solon police following a mention in Solon Civil Service Commission records of a “Memo dated August 10, 2015 from Chief [Christopher] Viland to Dispatcher Ashley Welch regarding Departmental Charges.”

The state of Ohio requires that anyone furnishing for hire guard dogs in connection with the protection of persons or property be licensed through the state and that failure to do so is a misdemeanor crime for first offense and a felony for any subsequent offenses. “The names Bob Frost, Frost Kennels, and Ashley Welch are not found in the public data base of those licensed in Ohio to furnish for hire guard dogs in connection with the protection of persons or property. “In order to travel to North Dakota to provide those services, said guard dogs would have to have been trained in Ohio,  and the agreement for services as well as payment be processed in Ohio.  This gives the state of Ohio jurisdiction in determining if Frost Kennels,  Bob Frost,  or Ashley Welch violated the law.  A complaint will be filed with the Ohio Department of Public Safety alleging a violation of Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 4749,”  Joyce promised.

Dogs were hauled to the Dakota Access location by a red truck with an Ohio plate: GTK 5721, clearly captured in photos from the scene and identified as identical to the one used by Frost Kennels, and depicted by the company on its own website, for hauling security dogs.letourvoicesecho-nodapl-standingrocksioux_3

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letourvoicesecho-standingrock-nodapl_56Frost Kennels is owning up to the vicious attacks by their dogs on non-violent unarmed peaceful Native American’s. HOWEVER  Frost Kennels  is printing fictitious and fraudulent Morton County Sheriff Dept. in their own defense.

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Rudy TwoMoon ~ Creator, guide us and allow us the power to accept these prayers for peace. May we as the people, be strong enough to fight our instincts, bring healing back to ourselves for the future of all generations. May our actions be like those we protect. May we be a reflection of balance. We ask you this so we may bring peace, compassion and abundance through choice of our desire to being whole. We ask you to help us find the balance of choice so we may take responsibility for actions. We pray for those who wish to do us harm and they see our prayers are for their healing. May our enemies see we are not enemies, but living breathing souls who wish to stand shoulder to shoulder as sisters and brothers upon this great mother. These are my words, I have spoken.
Aho!

Today I heard the ancestors. They are here giving power to the protectors.
Aho!

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Rudy TwoMoon ~ Let’s be cautious about celebrating this. On one hand it seems clear that our pressure is having an effect. Let’s keep it up.

But we have seen time and time again a consistent strategy from the State in these situations: string out the process, break it to us gradually to avoid a big confrontation, present the illusion of careful thoughtful review of the case, tempt us with promises of modest reforms…but then in the end make the same decision that serves money not people. So far this is just talk, not actions, and actions are all we should care about.

Stop the pipeline, and then we’ll celebrate.

We are not leaving until this is over.

UPDATE: The tribe immediately filed an “injunction pending appeal” in US District Court. The company filed a response opposing the appeal, and then the Army Corps filed a response also opposing the appeal. It is almost certain the Judge will not change his decision, this is just a formality. Next step is the tribe will appeal at the US Court of Appeals next week.

As we understand it, there is NOTHING legally binding in the DOJ’s joint statement. Again, not a victory yet.

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James Emanuel “Jeb” Boasberg (born February 20, 1963) is a District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, also serving as a Judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; and former associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Boasberg received an A.B. from Yale University in 1985, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and a Master of Studies the following year from Oxford University. Skull and Bones is exclusively limited to White Protestant males who in 1918, headed by Prescott Bush’s brother Jonathan Bush, Grandfather of President George H.W. Bush, along with five other officers’ dug up Geronimo’s body and placed it in the Skull and Bone’s Cult Museum.

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Such requests are made most often by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Congress created FISA and its court as a result of the recommendations by the U.S. Senate’s Church Committee. Its powers have evolved and expanded to the point that it has been called “almost a parallel Supreme Court.”

 

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Sitting Bull, pictured along with his nephew White Bull. Sitting Bull was killed by Indian police at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota on Dec. 5, 1890 after many years of successfully resisting white efforts to destroy him and the Sioux people.

Penny Hartsell ~ Water is the world’s most critical resource. It sustains life, and thus the global food chain. It powers industrial production, and thus the global economy. Freshwater is perhaps the most important natural resource for human survival. Did you know that it is also highly limited and currently under severe distress? Native traditional knowledge includes knowing a place. It covers knowledge of the environment, such as rain, snow, ice, weather resources, plants and animals, and the relationship between all these things. Traditional knowledge is partly a holistic way of looking at the world and partly looking at life with a deep spiritual respect for all things. For example, traditional knowledge explains in story form how and why water is important to all that share life on this planet. By “all” means plants, animals, clouds, sky, fish, birds, rocks, and water. Water in some Native communities is so important that it is considered sacred medicine. Many Native ceremonies begin and end with a prayer of water. Water is an important gift for all. If water were observed as sacred, then perhaps it will be taken care of and viewed in a different light than it is today by most people that live on Mother Earth. This planet’s water is a sacred gift that much too often is taken for granted. Respect and a deeper understanding of what the gift of water is really about needs to be of greater importance throughout society. Fortunately, many individuals, groups and businesses are responding to this water challenge and are working together to reduce the pressure on water resources, and encourage sustainable water stewardship. Whether water is a core ingredient or plays a supporting role in producing a final product, it is vital to the operation and growth of almost every business. So when water is scarce, not replenished at the same rate it is used, or otherwise inaccessible due to pollution or quality issues, the effects of local water scarcity have ramifications on a much larger scale. We know today that most of our problems with water are multidimensional and that neither science alone nor Native traditional knowledge alone can solve these problems. The solutions to our water problems involve not only scientific and technological solutions but also changing attitudes and actions so that people learn to regard our natural resources with respect. This way of knowing and teaching could help us change attitudes in regards to not only respect for water, but life respect on this planet. In learning about how to blend good science of water with traditional knowledge in a more balanced way, we are all learning about compassion – compassion for each other and compassion about how and why to use our knowledge. #MotherHemp

#NoDAPL #MniWiconi #WaterisLife #RezpectOurWater #ProtectorsNotProtesters

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40 SACRED STONE CAMP VIDEOS
https://www.facebook.com/CampOfTheSacredStone/videos

New Investigation Names Wall Street Banks Behind $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

The 38 Banks financially involved in the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline:
How to Contact 17 of the Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zq4c3tv CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.

BANKS FUNDING DAPL

1. AMN Amro Capital $45,000,000
2. Bank of America $350,558,456
3. Bank of North Dakota – funds the military, mercenaries and police for DAPL
4. Bank of Nova Scotia $100,000,000
5. Bank of Montreal – Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline shareholder of DAPL
6. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi $548,058,456
7. Barclays $370,558,456
8. BayernLB $120,000,000
9. BBVA Securities $120,000,000
10. BNP Paribus $444,558,456
11. Citibank $521,808,456
12. Citizens Bank $72,500,000
13. Comerica Bank $72,500,000
14. Community Trust $30,000,000
15. Compass Bank $275,558,456
16. Credit Agricole $344,558,456
17. Credit Suisse $340,558,456
18. Deutsch Bank $275,558,456
19. DMB Capital/ASA $340,558,456
20. BYE BYE BUT ITS NOT OVER —-DNB First Bank $120,000,000
21. Goldman Sachs $243,937,500
22. HSBC Bank $189,000,000
23. ICBC London $120,000,000
24. ING Bank $248,353,779
25. Intesa Sanpaolo $339,000,000
26. JP Morgan Chase $312,500,000
27. Mizuho Bank $589,058,456
28. Morgan Stanley $225,937,900
29. Natixis $180,000,000
30. PNC Bank $270,000,000
31. Royal Bank of Canada $340,558,456
32. Royal Bank of Scotland $250,558,456
33. Societe Generale $120,000,000
34. Sumitomo Mitsui Bank $265,558,456
35. SunTrust $435,015,334
36. TD Securities/TD Bank $365,000,000
37. UBS $336,437,500
38. US Bank $275,000,000
39. Union Bank – owned by Mitsubishi
40. Wells Fargo $457,000,000

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Policing for Profit ~ 18 U.S. Code § 981- Civil Forfeiture

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

In rem forfeiture is a legal term describing the power a court may exercise over property (either real or personal) or a “status” against a person over whom the court does not have in personam jurisdiction; Latin phrase meaning “directed toward a particular person” which arose from medieval ideas, rooted in the ancient law of deodand a thing forfeited or given to God, specifically, in law, an object or instrument which becomes forfeit because it has caused a person’s death. The English common law of deodands traces back to the 11th century and was applied, on and off, until Parliament finally abolished it in 1846.

Kings, for example, could seize an instrument which caused the death of another in order to finance the deceased’s funeral mass. The idea arose from a superstitious belief objects acted independently causing death. While the concept of deodand gives rise to the “guilty property” legal fiction, American forfeiture law did not arise strictly from this concept but rather from the British Navigation Acts of the mid-17th century.

In the mid-1600s, a set of laws known as the British Navigation Acts permitted the seizure of any ship refusing to sail under the British flag. The Acts were passed during England’s vast expansion as a maritime power and required imports and exports from England to be carried on British ships. If the Acts were violated, the ships or the cargo on board could be seized and forfeited to the crown regardless of the guilt or innocence of the owner. Later, during the colonial period, Congress based certain laws on the Navigation Acts to help in tax collection. While these early colonial practices helped the government generate revenue Civil Forfeiture Laws, these laws were recycled in the 1920’s Prohibition era when alcohol sales and production were illegal in the United States. Anyone found buying or selling alcohol would be subject to the seizure of the product and their cash.

The practice of civil forfeiture made a booming comeback in the 1980s illegal drug trade became a big problem for law enforcement agencies, and lawmakers were determined to find a solution so in 1984 they enacted the Comprehensive Crime Control Act which overhauled the federal criminal code, allowing federal and state agencies to share the proceeds of seized assets. Though civil-asset forfeiture has a long history, it took off in the U.S. following passage of several amendments to the Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Act allowing police to keep and spend forfeiture proceeds. This gave law-enforcement agencies a direct financial incentive to expand their reach and confiscate more assets which led the Institute for Justice labeling it Policing for Profit. In 1986 the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund took in $93.7 million.

Teaching Cops Around America To Seize Millions In Cash
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/07/police-intelligence-targets-cash/
Desert Snow has trained cops around the US on the art of roadside asset forfeiture, which grants police to take cash and/or other assets they claim have been illegally obtained. Police can expropriate these assets from people even if they’re never convicted of or even charged with a crime.

Desert Snow works closely with Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System a private intelligence network for police enabling communication between Road Officers, Narcotics Officers and Federal Authorities to share reports and chat online throughout the nation. This association allows Road Officers to pass roadside investigative information to active investigators in source and destination areas, helping them to conduct immediate follow up investigations to identify and apprehend additional criminals and also has serve as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors (a military term for the act of delaying, disrupting, or destroying enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area). In recent years, the network had more than 25,000 individual members that one Desert Snow official has called “a brotherhood.” Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs.

At least three Desert Snow employees impersonated officers in Caddo County Oklahoma while working with them to stop motorists in exchange for 25% of the cash seized.

The Equitable Sharing Program allows the proceeds of liquidated seized assets by asset forfeiture to be shared between state and federal law enforcement authorities. With Equitable Sharing, state police can skirt state restrictions on the use of funds thereby local police can evade their state’s rules against forfeitures or restricting use of forfeitures by bringing in federal officers thereby receiving as much as an 80% kickback. . By 2010 more than $500 million was distributed through the program and over $5 billion in net assets since the program was launched in 1984. In December 2015 the Department of Justice suspended some equitable sharing however loopholes have allowed several states to continue.

No longer is civil forfeiture tied to the practical difficulties of obtaining personal jurisdiction over an individual. Released from its historical limitation as a necessary means of enforcing admiralty and customs laws, the forfeiture power has instead become a commonly used weapon in the government’s crime-fighting arsenal. Congress and states have expanded its application beyond alleged drug violations to include a plethora of crimes at the federal and state levels. Many Law Enforcement Agencies view civil forfeiture as a fundamental source of income.

The reason law enforcement prefers Civil Forfeiture over Criminal Forfeiture is the procedure stacks the deck against property owners because in civil proceedings the government only needs to prove the property’s connection to alleged criminal activity by a mere Preponderance of Evidence not proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt as in criminal cases.

Few property owners can meet the burdens of civil forfeiture and regularly aren’t able to challenge a seizure, especially when government seizes property which exceeds value of time, attorney fees and other expenses to battle the case in court; therefore the government retains the property by default.

In 2000, Congress passed the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA), amending various provisions of federal forfeiture law. CAFRA offered a number of modest reforms, but it didn’t change how forfeiture proceeds are distributed or otherwise alleviate the profit incentive law enforcement agencies employ so many states don’t require their law enforcement agencies to report how much money was raised or how the money has been spent.

Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture
Forfeiting ordinary citizens property, the state only needs to show it’s more likely than not the property is related to criminal activity and thus subject to forfeiture. Law enforcement agencies have a colossal financial incentive to Police for Profit and they’re taking full advantage of lenient forfeiture statutes and deceptive practice of padding their budget, justifying acceptability to generate revenue putting the property of ordinary citizens at risk. To recover seized property, an innocent owner bears the burden of proving his innocence the property is not derived from illegal activity.

90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine which binds to the green dye in money, bank tellers working with cash-counting machines are subjected to cocaine dust. These bank tellers breathe in cocaine daily getting into their system proving a bank teller would test positive. In the course of its average 20 months in circulation, U.S. currency gets whisked into ATMs, clutched, touched and traded perhaps thousands of times at coffee shops, convenience stores and various other businesses and every touch to every bill brings specks of drug residue. How hard is it to prove innocence when bills are tested?

When an innocent person with an interest in the property seeks to protect their interest, the burden should not be on the citizen to prove their innocence but the government to prove criminal liability. There must be a clear and convincing amount of evidence for cash or assets associated with criminal activity to be required beyond just a “reasonable doubt”.

The 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution states “delegate to their political subdivision to enact measures to preserve and protect the safety, health, welfare and morals of the community and any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states, and protects against government overreach” Civil Asset Forfeiture IS government overreach. So let’s call it what it really is because taking property against someone’s will is not “forfeiting”, it’s LARCENY, the theft of personal property plain and simple.

18 U.S. Code § 981 – Civil Forfeiture
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/981

18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy Against Rights
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

160 million MORE White people in the U.S. than Black people

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Granted police killed nearly twice as many Whites as Blacks in 2015, but according to U.S. census data out of the 323,730,000 people listed as US citizens, there were nearly 160 million MORE White people in the Unites States than there were Black people.

According to the July 2015 United States Census Bureau White people made up 71.1% of the U.S. population while Black people comprise only 13.3 % of the population; however Black’s accounted for 37% of murder victims by police compared to only 7% of White murder by police victims signifying Blacks are 3.5 times more likely to be executed by police; five times higher per-capita.

1,134 people were killed by police in 2015; at least 102 unarmed Black people, nearly two every week. Roughly 1 in 3 was identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting. Of all the unarmed people murdered by police, 42% were young Black men, 25% were unarmed, compared with 17% of White people, even though Black males made up only 6% of the Black population. Therefore young Black men were assassinated at a rate disproportionate to the percentage of U.S. population. Additionally Black people were found to be twice as likely to NOT to be armed with a weapon.

Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed Black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths resulted in convictions of the officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers was convicted for their involvement and sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve his time exclusively on weekends while the other is still awaiting sentencing.

71% of LEO killed in 2015 were killed by White men. Seventy-one percent of police who’ve been shot and killed this year weren’t murdered by Black men with cornrows or hoodies. They weren’t gunned down by Latinx gang members in low-rider drive-bys. Those stereotypes would be all too convenient; instead, AND 71% of police who’ve been shot and killed so far in 2016 have been killed by good old-fashioned White men.

So far in 2016 police have assassinated 509 people; 238 Whites, 123 Blacks, 79 Latinx, 69 Unknown victims. 484 were male, 25 female, 124 suffered from mental health conditions and 35 were confirmed unarmed. About 6 percent of fatal shootings this year have been captured by body cameras, yet police most frequently refuse to publicly release video. In more than half the cases in which body-cam footage was available, police declined.

Although the FBI is charged with keeping statistics on shootings they do not collect the data; law enforcement agencies provide it to the FBI, which then compiles the reports. Even though it’s mandatory for police dept.’s to forward their stats, most don’t and so far the FBI hasn’t enforced their rule which is a sad post analysis of FBI data which shows fewer than half of the nation’s 18,000 police departments report their incidents to the agency.

More than 3,700 people have been killed by U.S. police since May 1, 2013

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The Keys To “Success” Should Not Be Rooted In Anti-Blackness: On Internalized Racism And Despising Black Hair As Access To Employment

Reprinted with permission RELANDO THOMPKINS-JONES, MSW, LLMSW

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When Toni Morrison said that racism keeps you from doing your work she was absolutely correct.

“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Someone says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”
~ Toni Morrison

I was trying to be productive the other day when I came across this tweet from Steve Perry:
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Although some “professionals” out here who work with Black children think they have their best interests in mind, their actions can do damage to the child’s self-esteem, especially if they have not addressed their own internalized racism and how it influences their work.

I’m calling for a stop to all these “experts” out here who peddle the idea to Black kids that success means becoming less of who you are.

“Experts” who tell Black children that their hair is unacceptable. You need to stop. And priding yourself on how many “lives you’ve touched” is nothing to celebrate if Continue Reading https://notesfromanaspiringhumanitarian.com/the-keys-to-success-should-not-be-rooted-in-anti-blackness-on-internalized-racism-and-despising-black-hair-as-access-to-employment/#comment-9278

The Five Eyes Nation: Not what you think

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

One Nation

The Five Eyes Nation, (FVEY), is an intelligence alliance comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US, bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. The “Five Eyes” term is shorthand for “AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY” classification level.

The “Five Eyes” community is part of an extensive alliance of Western democracies sharing signals. These allied include countries NATO members, other European democracies such as Sweden, and allies in the Pacific, specifically Singapore and South Korea.

People just looked the other way when street cams (surveillance cameras) were installed virtually everywhere, tracking online activities of people who are just exercising their rights to civil protest. This information is collected even on individuals who haven’t committed crimes. “Pre-operational surveillance” using a camera or binoculars, “counter-surveillance efforts” people who double back, evasive driving or changing your appearance are used. Any of these seemingly innocent behaviors by a citizen can lead the police to write up a secret file on an individual and upload it into a database accessible to every law enforcement agency in the country “just in case”.

Police argue military equipment makes them safer, no matter what the cost to community relations by making its way from the department of defense to police departments around the country.

How do they do it?
Devices on planes mimicking cellphone towers are used to target criminals, but also sift through thousands of other phones. The U.S. Marshals Service program operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population. Planes are equipped with DRT’s (dirtboxes) which are cell site simulator, or a phone device mimicking a cell phone tower.

The DRT device is designed to create a signal strong enough within a short range that it forces dormant mobile phones to automatically switch over to it to detect and locate cell phones and thus collect information, and can be used to jam phones. Cellphones are programmed to connect automatically to the strongest cell tower signal. The device being used by the U.S. Marshals Service identifies itself as having the closest, strongest signal, even though it doesn’t, and forces all the phones that can detect its signal to send in their unique registration information. These devices can locate up to 10,000 targets and can process multiple analog and digital wireless devices all at the same time. They’re even capable of intercepting and recording digital voice data. capable of breaking encryption on communications from 200 cellphones simultaneously across state-of-the-art 4G LTE frequencies used for rapid data transmission by the latest generation of smartphones.
Cellbrite: “a portable, handheld, field proven forensic system for the quick extraction and analysis of 95% cell phones, smart phones and PDA devices,” capable of extracting “information such as phone book, pictures, video, text messages, and call logs.”
Kingfish: a Stingray-like device that is “portable enough to be carried around in a backpack.”
Stargrazer: “an Army system developed to deny, degrade and/or disrupt a targeted adversary’s command and control (C2) system,” “can jam a handset and capture its metadata at the same time it pinpoints your target’s location. But watch out — the Stargazer may jam all the other phones in the area too — including your own.”
Cyberhawk: capable of gathering “phonebook, names, SMS, media files, text, deleted SMS, calendar items and notes” from 79 cell phones.
Stingray: drains the targeted device, as well as raise’s signal strength. As long as a phone is on, it could be targeted.

These tools are part of the militarization of police; the use of technology with eavesdropping capabilities, without a warrant is “a clear violation the Fourth Amendment.”

This is what you lose in your pursuit to be “protected”’.

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END NOTES:
The Five Eyes Nations
Australia monitors South Asia and East Asia.
Canada monitors the Russian and Chinese interior while managing intelligence assets in Latin America.
New Zealand: responsible for the western Pacific and maintains listening posts in Southeast Asia, Waihopai Valley , Tangimoana.
UK: Europe, European Russia, Middle East and Hong Kong.
US is focused on the Middle East, China, and Russia, in addition to the Caribbean and Africa.

Interrogating Suspects by Employing Psychological Manipulation

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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THE REID METHOD uses advanced psychological and coerciveness techniques which appear simple on the surface, but have been likened to “brainwashing” by criminal defense attorneys. This method of questioning suspects is to assess their credibility in a three-phase process beginning with Fact Analysis, followed by the Behavior Analysis Interview (a non-accusatory interview designed to develop investigative and behavioral information), and followed by the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation.

However Reid Method technique been proven it can elicit false confessions from innocent persons, especially children, the mentally ill and foreign language speakers.

An interrogator trained in psychological manipulation first talks with the subject a while and attempts to develop rapport prior to initiating any questioning. The interrogator may feign interest in some of the suspect’s hobbies or in the suspect’s lifestyle. By acting in such a manner, the interrogator leads the suspect to believe that he and the interrogator are similar in many ways. Once the suspect begins talking about any topic, it is harder for the suspect to stop talking about other topics–including crimes he may have committed. Suspects who like their interrogators and feel compelled to talk because they are already within the throes of conversation find it much harder to lie….

KINESIC INTERVIEWING: The next stage of the operation involves getting a “baseline” of the suspect’s normal behavior when asked non-stressful questions. These questions appear to be innocuous on the surface, but are not. The interrogator watches the subject’s facial expressions and body language prior to, during and after the suspect answers the question giving the interrogator a very good idea of how the suspect acts when he answers questions truthfully.

NEUROLINGUISTIC INTERVIEWING:
involves asking a suspect two types of questions. One set of questions requires the suspect to remember data, and the other requires the suspect to use his cognitive processes. The interrogator then watches the suspect’s body language to determine what type of changes take place when the suspect thinks of information, as opposed to remembering it.

Innocent people tend to answer questions differently than guilty suspects. a guilty suspect will show deceptive body language. experience has shown the police that the people who commit crimes will seize upon any excuse to mitigate the reason they committed a crime i.e. Victim Blaming. If the subject shows a propensity to blame his crime on someone else, or states that the crime was probably a mistake, these themes will be used later on.

NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION
1. Direct confrontation. Advise the suspect that the evidence has led the police to the individual as a suspect. Offer the person an early opportunity to explain why the offense took place.
2. Try to shift the blame away from the suspect to some other person or set of circumstances that prompted the suspect to commit the crime. That is, develop themes containing reasons that will psychologically justify or excuse the crime. Themes may be developed or changed to find one to which the accused is most responsive.
3. Try to discourage the suspect from denying his or her guilt.
4. At this point, the accused will often give a reason why he or she did not or could not commit the crime. Try to use this to move towards the confession.
5. Reinforce sincerity to ensure that the suspect is receptive.
6. The suspect will become quieter and listen. Move the theme discussion towards offering alternatives. If the suspect cries at this point, infer guilt.
7. Pose the “alternative question”, giving two choices for what happened; one more socially acceptable than the other. The suspect is expected to choose the easier option but whichever alternative the suspect chooses, guilt is admitted. There is always a third option which is to maintain that they did not commit the crime.
8. Lead the suspect to repeat the admission of guilt in front of witnesses and develop corroborating information to establish the validity of the confession.
9. Document the suspect’s admission or confession and have him or her prepare a recorded statement (audio, video or written).

The interrogator who utilizes these methods has a highly structured plan going into the interrogation. These techniques can be taught to virtually anyone. Even ordinary police officers are taught to use them in everyday police work.

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Pleading the Fifth and Understanding Your Miranda Rights

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Pleading the Fifth allows a witness to decline to answer questions which might otherwise incriminate him or her without penalty. The Miranda Warning sets an acceptable preventative measure for those well-established rights.

When the Supreme Court created the Miranda warning, its purpose was to shield people in police custody from being forced to make statements which would later be used against them at trial. At its heart, the Miranda warning is a “procedural safeguard” an extra lock on the door so to speak.

Before Miranda, police induced confessions through torture, deprivation of food and water, lies and other cruel and inhumane treatment. After Miranda, police were force to incorporate the Miranda Warning; although most often police downplay the warning with a routine and casual announcement hoping you’ll let down your guard.

Keep in mind, an officer has the right to ask you questions; YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE TO ANSWER.

People often blurt out admissions in the heat of the moment or let the police bait them into admissions. 80 percent of people don’t invoke their Miranda Rights do so because they feel they’ll antagonize the police further by stating “I refuse to answer any questions until I see my attorney.” However, the best advice is quite simple: Be cooperative, courteous, well-mannered, provide identification, but say nothing other than to request a lawyer.

When you’re asked why you refuse to answer; courteously REPEAT “I refuse to comment or provide an answer.” The reason you’re asked this is because, once you answer you’re contradicting yourself by providing an answer, they’re psychologically programming and conditioning you to answer even more questions. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself or herself. Outside the context of detention or arrest, a person has no duty to answer any questions by police at all; and if judicial compulsion is sought by the State, the person can still invoke his or her Fifth Amendment right against compulsory self-incrimination, and refuse to comply.

It’s been proven juveniles who do not keep silent in nearly 90 percent of interrogations, often do not understand the Miranda Warning and therefore don’t take advantage of it. Some have misconstrued the warning to mean that they should stay silent (quiet and respectful) except to answer questions. They talk to police in order to comply with the authority figure in the room. People with mental disabilities are less likely to understand the Miranda Warning as are people who speak English as a 2nd language. Also a recent study showed people who have been hit by a Taser most likely suffer from a cognitive impairment affecting memory and ability to process information.

The traditional Miranda Waring ends with a question along the lines of “do you understand these rights as they have been read to you”. A suspect must affirmatively respond they understand these rights – courts will not interpret silence as a sufficient acknowledgment of the Miranda warning. YOU MUST VERBALLY STATE and WRITE on the document BEFORE affixing your signature “I DO NOT WANT TO BE QUESTIONED WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY PRESENT.” When a prisoner demands a lawyer ALL QUESTIONING MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY since a lawyer would probably not be immediately available, prepare to sit for a very long time.

June 17, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled an individual must specifically invoke the Fifth Amendment right to “remain silent”, otherwise silence can be used against him or her in court. In that case, a murder suspect refused to sign an acknowledgment of his Miranda Rights, then later made statements that were used against him in his conviction for the crime. The Court ruled the burden was on the suspect to invoke his Miranda Rights, and hisxfailure to sign the acknowledgment essentially amounted to a waiver of those rights.

The police like to play games with prisoners and are legally allowed to lie, cheat and trick alleged suspects into making false confessions or unwise statements. Under the Reid Method criminal interrogation and confessions gained by falsely accusing suspects by treating them aggressively and telling lies about the amount of evidence proving their guilt. Such exaggerated claims of evidence, such as video or genetics (DNA), led to potentially innocent suspects becoming overwhelmed. Also people sometimes make statements hoping for leniency by rating out friends or family only to be told their statements were not good enough and will now be used against them. Keep in mind you WILL NOT be able to talk yourself out of the jam, SAY NOTHING.

If you receive a request to go to the police station to answer questions, or if the police come to you and ask questions, you DO NOT have to answer and can politely decline. You can assume, though, that if the police really want to talk to you, they’ll come up with ‘probable cause’ and either arrest you (requiring that you be read the Miranda Warning) or they’ll get a search warrant if they feel you are in possession of evidence a crime has been committed.

The Miranda warning is just that, a WARNING. Don’t make matters worse for yourself. When in doubt, shut up. Even if you desperately want to talk, shut up anyway. There is very little, if anything, you can say to help yourself. Most of what you say will hurt you because the police lie, twist, turn and manipulate your words.

Remember once a suspect waives their Miranda Rights, police use psychological and coerciveness techniques to obtain confessions and incriminating statements by implementing a high-stress, hours-long interrogation. The police are authorized to lie to the suspect about witnesses, physical evidence and even identification line-ups. The suspect, exhausted and confused after hours of questioning, may confess just to make the interrogation end.

MIRANDA WARNINGS DON’T ALWAYS APPLY
There are two very basic prerequisites before the police must issue a Miranda warning to a suspect:

1. The suspect is in police custody
2. The suspect is under interrogation
3. It’s crucial to understand these prerequisites because if you aren’t formally in police custody, and you aren’t being interrogated, the police don’t have to give you a Miranda warning. This, in turn, means that the police can use anything you say until those two requirements are fulfilled as evidence against you.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE MIRANDA RULE give police a real incentive to violate the rule. Moreover, they mean suspects have to protect themselves. Suspects who think what they say can’t be used against them at trial because they weren’t given Miranda warnings need to understand improperly obtained statements may well be admissible in evidence.

• Public safety. In dangerous situations, the “public safety” exception allows police officers to question suspects about weapons without giving a Miranda warning. If the interrogation leads the police to a weapon, it can be used against the suspect at trial. (N.Y. v. Quarles, U.S. Sup. Ct. 1984.)
• Tangible evidence. Dangerous situation or not, any tangible evidence (such as a threatening note or the loot from a robbery) that the police learn about through questioning that violates Miranda can generally be used against a suspect in court. (U.S. v. Patane, U.S. Sup. Ct. 2004.)
• Witness. If a statement taken in violation of Miranda leads the police to another witness, that witness can testify against a suspect at trial. (Michigan v. Tucker, U.S. Sup. Ct. 1974.)
• “Inevitable discovery.” If the police would have eventually found tangible evidence on their own, the evidence can be used against a suspect at trial even if the police actually found out about it during questioning that violates Miranda.

KNOW YOUR 4TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Click to Read Any time an emergency vehicle stops you, you’re being detained. If police flag you down, pull over immediately, turn off your car, and place your hands on the wheel. When the officer asks for your license and registration, give it to them. If you’re ordered to exit the vehicle

Honey Bee Sting

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Bee

I always seem to get stung while in the pool without even realizing there’s been a bee on me! Ouch, right on the muscle AGAIN!!!

Honey bees are the only species of bees to die after stinging. When a honey bee stings a person, it cannot pull the barbed stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger, but also part of its abdomen and digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture kills the honey bee.

The larger drone bees, the males, do not have stingers. The female worker bees are the only ones that can sting, and their stinger is a modified ovipositor (a tubular organ through which a female insect or fish deposits eggs).

The stinger consists of three parts: a stylus and two barbed slides (or lancets), one on either side of the stylus. The bee does not push the sting in but it is drawn in by the barbed slides. The slides move alternately up and down the stylus so when the barb of one slide has caught and retracts, it pulls the stylus and the other barbed slide into the wound. When the other barb has caught, it also retracts up the stylus pulling the sting further in. This process is repeated until the sting is fully in and even continues after the sting and its mechanism is detached from the bee’s abdomen; it can’t pull the stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger but also part of its digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture is what kills the bee.

But there’s an advantage for the bees in this. Even after you swat the bee away, a cluster of nerve cells coordinates the muscles of the stinger left behind. The barbed shafts rub back and forth, digging deeper into your skin. Muscular valves pump toxins from an attached venom sac, and deliver it to the wound – for several minutes after the bee is gone.

The sting’s injection of apitoxin (a bitter colorless liquid; its active portion a mixture of proteins, which causes local inflammation and acts as an anticoagulant) A honeybee can inject 0.1 mg of venom via its stinger into the victim and is accompanied by the release of alarm pheromones from a gland near the sting chamber, a process which is accelerated if the bee is fatally injured. When a bee stings you, it gives off a mixture of alarm pheromones. Release of alarm pheromones may attract other bees to the location, where they will likewise exhibit defensive behaviors and excite the other bees, who will open their mandibles, protrude their stingers, and sting anything that moves close to them until there is no longer a threat, typically because the victim has either fled or been killed.

These pheromones do not dissipate or wash off quickly, and if their target enters water, bees will resume their attack as soon as it leaves the water. The alarm pheromone emitted when a bee stings another animal smells like bananas.

The process of leaving behind a body part as a form of defense – in this case, part of the abdomen – is called autotomy (the casting off of a part of the body).

Bees sleep between five and eight hours a day, sometimes in flowers? Also, they like to sleep with other bees and hold each other’s feet! That’s not only super cool but very sweet.

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Bee Therapy | National Geographic

Now you know climate change is a Fucking hoax because Monsanto wants to protect the bees from it.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez …. Reporter ~ Photographer and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

 

When I was 6 Years Old I Gave My First Blowjob

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

By Anonymous
Artwork by Mayka

Blowjob

The anonymous author is speaking in metaphoric language based on the testimony of entire nations of women; this is the experience of their collective.

When I was six years old, I gave my first blowjob.
“It’s a game”, said He. “Don’t you want to play?”
It was too big, and I threw up on him.
He said I’d do better the next time.

When I was seven years old, I watched a group of fellow second graders cheer as a boy in my class tried to kiss me. He hugged me from behind, giggling all the while.
I threw sand in his eyes, and was sent to the Principal.

When I was eight years old, I had an elderly teacher ask me to stay behind in class. He carried me on his shoulders, and called me pretty.
“Teacher’s Pet!” my friends declared, the envy visible on their faces.
They ignored me at lunch that day.

When I was nine years old, an older girl on the school bus would ask me to lift my skirt up for her. She was pretty and kind, and told me that I could only be her friend if I did what she said.
I wanted to be her friend.

When I was ten years old, a relative demanded that he get a kiss on the cheek every time we met. He was large and loud, and I proceeded to hide under my bed whenever I learnt that he was visiting.
I was known as a rude child.

When I was eleven, my auto-man told me that we would only leave if I gave him a hug every day.
He smelled like cheap soap and cigarettes.

When I was twelve years old, I watched as a man on the street touched my mother’s breast as he passed us. She slapped him amidst the shouts of onlookers telling her to calm down.
She didn’t calm down.

When I was thirteen years old, I exited a restaurant only to see a man visibly masturbating as he walked towards me. As he passed, he winked lasciviously.
My friends and I shifted our gazes down, aghast.

When I was fourteen, a young man in an expensive car followed me home as I walked back from an evening class. I ignored his offer to give me a ride, and I panicked when he got out, only to buy me a box of chocolate that I refused. He parked at the end of my road, and didn’t go away for an hour.
“It turns me on to see you so scared.”

When I was fifteen, I was groped on a bus. It was with a heart full of shame that I confided in a friend, only to be met with his anger and disappointment that I had not shouted at the molester at the time when it happened. My soft protests of being afraid and alone were drowned out as he berated my inaction. To him, my passiveness and silence were the reasons why things like this continue to happen.
He did not wait for my response.

When I was sixteen, I discovered that Facebook had a section of inbox messages named ‘others’, which contained those mails received from strangers, automatically stored as spam. Curious, I opened it to find numerous messages from men I had never seen before. I was propositioned, called sexy, asked for nudes, and insulted.
Delete message.

When I was seventeen, I called for help as a drunken man tried to sexually harass me in a crowded street.
The people around me seemed to walk by quicker.

At eighteen, I was told that sexism doesn’t exist in modern society.
I was told that harassment couldn’t be as bad as us women make it out to be.
That I should watch what I wear.
Never mind you were six, never mind you were wearing pink pajamas.
That I should be louder.
But not too loud, a lady must be polite.
That I should always ask for help.
But stop overreacting, there’s a difference.
That I should stay in at night, because it isn’t safe.
You can’t get harassed in broad daylight.
That I should always travel with no less than two boys with me.
You need to be protected.

That it can’t be that hard to be a girl.

I am now nineteen years old.
I am now tired.

Know you 4th Amendment Rights

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

4th Amendment

Police officers are not held to the same standards as civilians, they operate under policy not law; this is the difference between legal and lawful. A cop’s job is to enforce the laws, all of them as a condition of employment and must voluntarily agree to enforce unjust laws as well as just laws. Police agree to perpetuate injustice; therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws which are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked. The majority of these laws were implemented for one thing and that’s “Revenue”. A cop might have “good intentions”, but these good intentions don’t change the fact they’re a part of an institutionalized system. So always remember ‘nice’ is not synonymous with good; therefore there are no good cops.

Driving is not a right it is a privilege. If you drive a motor vehicle on public roads, you are subject to the regulations imposed by the government concerning those roads. At a traffic stop, you are not allowed to deny giving an officer your ID. You are required to hand it over when asked. Anytime an emergency vehicle stops you, you’re being detained. If police flag you down, pull over immediately, turn off your car, and place your hands on the wheel. If the officer asks for your license, registration and insurance give it to him/her. If you’re ordered to exit the vehicle, do so immediately. But if the officer tries to use your traffic violation as a basis for a further investigation, minor traffic violations (e.g. speeding, broken tail-light or expired registration) these ARE NOT CONSIDERED PROBABLE CAUSE.

A TERRY STOP (also known as investigatory stops) which constitutes seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution because they are a temporary restriction of a person’s liberty by means of show of authority or use of physical force. While considered a seizure, an investigatory stop does not need to be supported by probable cause; instead, it must only be justified by reasonable and articulable suspicion. The Supreme court ruled in specific situations, police officers can stop and detain a person without probable cause. Under the 20- minute rule, if after conducting a Terry stop, probable cause to arrest is not developed within twenty minutes, the suspect is released.

Most police are able to exploit a major loophole to the probable cause search requirement by tricking you into giving up your constitutional rights. REMAIN SILENT: What you don’t say can’t hurt you but anything you do say can and will be used against you. Don’t announce you know your rights. They consider it a challenge.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT
Up until 2010 this used to be definitively true, however you now must SAY THE ACTUAL WORDS OUT LOUD asserting your right to stay silent per the Supreme Court Ruling by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor “Criminal suspects must now ambiguously invoke their right to remain silent, which counter-intuitively, requires them to speak. Suspects will be legally presumed to have waived their rights even if they have given no clear expression of their intent to do so.” If you need to say anything at all say “I chose to remain silent. I want to speak with a lawyer.”

Police attempt to make you admit to breaking a law “You don’t mind if I have a look in your car?” is the LEGAL LOOPHOLE the officer wants to snare you with; it’ll sound like a command, but it’s only a suggestion. If you decline they’ll say “What do you have to hide?” Don’t fall for this manipulation trick. If necessary, repeat your refusal. By using psychological intimidation techniques and demoralizing scare tactics they’re obligating YOU to prove your innocence. Remember it’s their job to prove you’re guilty; it’s NOT your job to prove you’re innocent.

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Most avoidable police searches don’t occur because police have probable cause. They occur because people are hoodwinked and intimidated into consenting to search REQUESTS. The 4th Amendment protects your RIGHT TO REFUSE, but it doesn’t require police to tell you about your right to refuse. Consenting to searches AUTOMATICALLY makes the search legal in the eyes of the law. When you’re pulled over, don’t try to figure out whether or not the officer has probable cause. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SEARCHES and you can say “Officer, I know you’re just doing your job, but I don’t consent to searches.”

Opening your car door doesn’t mean you consent to a search. An officer’s *belief* a phone may have evidence of a crime is NOT enough to claim probable cause to seize the phone. Police need *Probable Cause* which is a reasonable belief a person has committed or will commit a crime in order for them to confiscate any relevant evidence found in connection to said crime. Police must have EVIDENCE of a crime before seizing a person’s cellphone. Law enforcement CANNOT search a cellphone WITHOUT a warrant. Police may demand and threaten, but they DO NOT have the power or authority requiring you to tell them your security code which is considered testimonial and falls under self-incrimination. Also YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SEARCHES. If the officer does not have probable cause to search the vehicle, the search is unconstitutional under the court’s Riley decision.

“STOP AND IDENTIFY” statutes are statutory laws in the US authorizing police to legally obtain the identification of someone whom they REASONABLY suspect has committed a crime. If the person is NOT REASONABLY SUSPECTED of committing a crime, they are NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION, even in states with stop and identify statutes.

The FOURTH AMENDMENT (Amendment IV) to the US CONSTITUTION is the section of the BILL OF RIGHTS PROHIBITING UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES and REQUIRES any warrant to be JUDICIALLY SANCTIONED and SUPPORTED BY PROBABLE CAUSE.

If you’re not doing anything wrong Police attempt to convince you producing an ID is a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. However, no lawful obligation exists for a citizen to even own an identification card, therefore there is no lawful obligation for anyone to carry an identification card; Since there is no lawful obligation to have one, there can also be no penalty for refusing to produce one. Read the “Stop and ID” codes, they are NOT “laws”, they are “codes/statues” and those codes/statues do not place any lawful obligation upon anyone owning or carrying an identification card. These codes/statues only establish that a cop can ASK, NO OBLIGATION on the person to produce.

Unless you’re detained or arrested, you may terminate the encounter anytime. But don’t wait for the officer to dismiss you. Ask “Am I free to go.” If the officer threatens to call in a K-9 unit, ask “Officer, are you detaining me, or am I free to go?”

Not only can this line can help withdraw you from an encounter, it also deflects any of the officer’s probing questions or threats. If the officer says; “If you cooperate with me, everything will go easy for you.” Respond by stating “I don’t consent to any searches” or “Am I free to go?” If you’re let go, leave immediately. If the officer’s answer is unclear, or if you’re asked additional questions, repeat “Officer am I free to go?”

If you are not free to go, you are officially detained as they might have some reason to suspect you of a crime, and you may be arrested. In such a situation upon questioning say “I chose to remain silent. I would like to see an attorney.” NEVER rely on the police to inform you of your right to remain silent and/or secure a lawyer. Upon further questioning if necessary, but say nothing else. REMEMBER ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU.

Miranda Warning

CONSENSUAL
Police may approach a person and ask questions. The objective may simply be a friendly conversation; however, the police also may SUSPECT INVOLVEMENT in a crime, but lack “SPECIFIC AND ARTICULABLE FACTS”.

REASONABLE SUSPICION
Police may BRIEFLY detain a person if they have reasonable suspicion the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime or reasonably suspect may be armed and dangerous.

ARREST
A detention requires only that police have REASONABLE SUSPICION a person is involved in criminal activity. However, to make an arrest, an officer MUST HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE to believe the person has committed a crime.

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TERRY STOP
A brief detention of a person by police on REASONABLE suspicion of involvement in criminal activity but SHORT OF PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST. A person detained can be questioned but is “NOT OBLIGED” to answer, REFUSAL TO ANSWER FURNISHES NO BASIS FOR AN ARREST.

The Supreme Court of the United States states police may briefly detain a person they reasonably suspect is involved in criminal activity; the Court also held police may do a LIMITED search of the suspect’s outer garments for weapons IF they have a REASONABLE and ARTICULABLE (legal standard) SUSPICION the person detained MAY be “ARMED AND DANGEROUS”.

To have reasonable suspicion to justify a stop, POLICE MUST BE ABLE TO POINT TO “specific and articulable facts” indicating a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed.

The search of suspect’s outer garments, also known as a pat-down, must be LIMITED to what is necessary to discover weapons; however, pursuant to the “PLAIN VIEW” doctrine, police may seize contraband discovered in the course of a frisk, but ONLY if the contraband’s identity is immediately apparent.

TRAFFIC STOPS
A traffic stop is, for practical purposes, a Terry Stop; for the duration of a stop, driver and passengers are “seized” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has held drivers and passengers may be ordered out of the vehicle without violating the Fourth Amendment’s proscription of unreasonable searches and seizures.

Drivers and passengers may be searched for weapons upon REASONABLE SUSPICION they are armed and dangerous. If police reasonably suspect the driver or any of the occupants may be dangerous or the vehicle may contain a weapon to which an occupant may gain access, police may perform a protective search of the passenger compartment without a warrant, probable cause, or the driver’s consent. Police may not search the vehicle unless under the “PLAIN VIEW” doctrine to seize and use as evidence weapons or contraband visible from outside the vehicle.

CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNREASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE PREVENT POLICE FROM EXTENDING AN OTHERWISE *COMPLETED* TRAFFIC STOP TO ALLOW FOR A DRUG-SNIFFING DOG TO ARRIVE.
The Supreme Court ruled April 21, 2015 the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared Fourth Amendment Constitutional Protections against unreasonable search and seizure prevent police from extending an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive. “The tolerable duration of police inquiries in the traffic-stop context is determined by the seizure’s ‘mission’ — to address the traffic violation that warranted the stop,” Ginsburg ruled. “Authority for the seizure thus ends when tasks tied to the traffic infraction are, or reasonably should have been completed.” The court also noted an officer who “completes all traffic-related tasks expeditiously” doesn’t earn extra time to pursue an “unrelated criminal investigation.” The decision applies the 4th Amendment’s ban on “unreasonable searches and seizures” and covers all the police–local, state and federal.

Absent probable cause, the officer cannot legally detain you for any longer than it takes to address the purpose of the traffic stop. He might question you about why you were pulled you over, or inquire about your destination. You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to invoke it, let the officer know. If you don’t know why you’re being detained, you have the right to ask. Once the officer has issued you a citation or warning, ask him if you’re free to leave.

Regardless of how the question is phrased, if an officer asks if he can let a drug dog sniff around your car after you’ve been given a ticket, he’s asking your permission to continue detaining you. If you intentionally and voluntarily say yes, and the dog signals to the officer that there may be an illicit substance inside, he will have probable cause to search your vehicle.

If you refuse a search or you don’t want to consent to have your car sniffed by a drug dog, say so loudly and clearly, and then ask for permission to leave, If the Officer says no, and your traffic violation has already been fully addressed, then it’s likely you’re being unlawfully detained. If the police won’t let you leave, unfortunately, your rights are being violated, there is little you can do about it in the moment. Even when the cops are violating your rights, people should not aggressively challenge the cops’ authority in those circumstances. The police abuse their authority and your rights are going to have to be settled later.

It may be difficult in the moment, but there are several factors you should try to focus on, particularly the time. When did you get stopped? How long did it take them to write the ticket? When did the stop end? How long did you have to wait when they were bringing the dog? Additionally, you have the right to ask the officers for their badge numbers. Whether the search was legitimate or not, you’re probably going to jail now. It’s crucial at this juncture you remember that you don’t have to answer any interrogating questions.

Rodriguez v. United States,
575 U.S. ___ (2015)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/575/13-9972/opinion3.html

“LET ME SEE YOUR ID.”
In the United States there’s no law requiring you to carry a government ID. But in 24 states police may require you to identify yourself if they have reasonable suspicion that you’re involved in criminal activity.

Under California law (and most states), a police officer cannot lawfully arrest you for the sole reason you were UNABLE or REFUSED to produce identification upon his or her request. In the U.S. Court of Appeals case Stufflebeam v. Harris, the court concluded an officer can request ID from a passenger, but if the officer has NO REASON to contact the passenger regarding any sort of investigation, the passenger is not required to provide identification. The officer must have reasonable suspicion the passenger has or is about to commit a crime. If you are just a passanger passenger in a routine traffic stop, you do not have to identify yourself any more than if you were just walking down the street.

Police DO NOT have to Inform You of Your Charges
It is a common misapprehension that police officers are required to tell you why you’re being arrested or what offense you’ve committed when you’re being arrested. However ALL arrests without a warrant must be supported by PROBABLE CAUSE, no matter which state you’re in. So every legal arrest must be based on probable cause that a suspect has committed a crime. Still, there is no general requirement that, at the time of arrest, an officer has to share this probable cause assessment with the arrestee. A person arrested must be given a probable cause hearing, ordinarily within 48 hours of their arrest.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI or DWI)
DUI designates driving under the influence, while DWI refers to driving while intoxicated. … A DUI charge denotes a lesser degree of impairment than a DWI for a driver charged with drinking and driving. Level of impairment is determined by the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest.

If you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI or DWI), law enforcement has three primary ways to test your blood alcohol content (BAC): a breath alcohol test (breathalyzer), a urine test, or a blood test. The consequences for refusal to submit to a blood-alcohol test vary from state to state.

FIELD TESTING
There are three standardized field sobriety tests police administer as a prerequisite to further testing. These tests include the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, one-leg-stand test, and the walk-and-turn test. As a general rule (and unlike chemical testing), there is no legal penalty for refusing to take these tests although the arresting officer can typically testify as to your refusal in court.

IMPLIED CONSENT
In most cases, if an officer suspects you’re driving under the influence, “implied consent laws” require you to take a chemical test (using your blood, breath, or urine) to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). Implied consent laws say that by just driving on the road, you are agreeing to take a chemical test to assess your BAC. Implied consent laws vary by state, particularly about which test is required and when it should be given, but every state has them, so in every state, you must take the test.

If you refuse to take the test, you will face heavy penalties, possibly worse than if you were found guilty as a result of the test. The penalties vary by state and usually include a combination of a fine, jail time, license suspension, and required use of an ignition interlock device. Additionally, when your case goes to court, the prosecution will typically use your refusal against you, stating because you knew you were intoxicated you refused to be tested. For all of these reasons, it usually does you no good to refuse to take a chemical test.

MIRANDA RIGHTS
The police DO NOT have to read you your Miranda Rights. Any time before or after you are arrested and they can and will be used against you.

REMEMBER: You have the right to remain silent, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you say or do will be exaggerated, misquoted, twisted and used against you. Click Here to read Pleading the Fifth and Understanding Your Miranda Rights

STRIP SEARCHES and ILLEGAL CAVITY SEARCHES
There is nothing more private than one’s own body and being required to rearrange your clothing exposing your naked body or being strip searched is a fundamental violation of your bodily integrity. A strip search must be supported by reasonable suspicion before a police officer can perform one. This means the police must reasonably suspect the person is engaged in some form of crime which would require them to be strip searched. A strip search is considered to be inappropriate if it is performed:

Without a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity
By an officer of the opposite sex
In the presence of persons of the opposite sex
In a manner that exposes the person’s body to the public
In a manner that is degrading, insulting, offensive, or overly intrusive

An officer can only do a strip search with a warrant or the person’s consent. Any physical intrusion also requires either a warrant or consent and MUST be PERFORMED by a MEDICAL DOCTOR.

A strip search is perhaps one of the most intrusive forms of police procedures. They should ONLY be performed when absolutely necessary. If you feel your rights have been violated during a strip search, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Your lawyer can assist you in investigating the incident, and if necessary, can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

PUBLIC SPACE
A public place is an indoor or outdoor area, whether privately or publicly owned, to which the public have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, whether by payment of money or not, but not a place when used exclusively by one or more individuals for a private gathering or other personal. Privately and corporate owned stores, restaurants, bars and theaters are also considered public places in legal definitions because the public is invited into these establishment. Public property is property dedicated to public use and is a subset of state property. The term may be used either to describe the use to which the property is put, or to describe the character of its ownership (owned collectively by the population of a state). While “privately owned public space” as a term of art refers specifically to private property required to be usable by the public under zoning or similar regulatory arrangements, the phrase in its broadest sense can refer to places, like shopping malls and hotel lobbies which are privately owned yet open to the public.

YOUR RIGHT TO TAKE VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
June 2014, the US Supreme Court held when in outdoor public spaces where you are legally present, you have the right to capture any image in plain view. This includes pictures and videos of federal buildings, transportation facilities (including airports). Third Circuit Federal Court Judge Thomas Ambro “Officers are public officials carrying out public functions, and the First Amendment requires them to bear bystanders recording their actions. This is vital to promote the access that fosters free discussion of governmental actions, especially when that discussion benefits not only citizens but the officers themselves.”

Law enforcement CANNOT search a cellphone WITHOUT a warrant. Police may demand and threaten, but they DO NOT have the power or authority requiring you to tell them your security code which is considered testimonial, and falls under self-incrimination.

Police do not have the right to confiscate cameras without subpoenas. The only exceptions would fall under “exigent circumstances” where police need to have a reasonable suspicion you are going to destroy footage that contains evidence of a felony crime. It’s usually police wanting to destroy evidence.

How do you get around it if an officer asks you?
Simply say “I decline to answer your question on the grounds it might incriminate me. I’m not required under the law to provide my security access code.”

Remember YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SEARCHES including phone searches.

VIDEOTAPING and PHOTOGRAPHY

1. ~ STAND BACK

2. ~ DON’T POINT YOUR CAMERA/PHONE LIKE A GUN

3. ~ HOLD YOUR CAMERA/PHONE SIDEWAYS (LANDSCAPE VIEW)

4. ~ HOLD YOUR CAMERA/PHONE STILL and KEEP IT ON THE SUBJECTS. DO NOT try to capture what other’s are doing.

5. ~ IF YOU’RE INSIDE TURN YOUR TV or MUSIC OFF

6. ~ DON’T SHARE YOUR VIDEO WITH POLICE

7. ~ USE A LIVE STREAMING APP IF POSSIBLE as officers will often lie in order seize your camera/phone without a warrant by stating witnesses are allowed to leave at any time but are not allowed to take their camera/phone as the camera/phone may contain evidence.

8. ~ PROTECT YOUR PASS-CODE which is essential for preserving video in case police illegally destroy or confiscate your camera/phone

STAND BACK
If you’re approaching the scene of an investigation or an accident, police will order you to move back. Depending on the circumstances, you might become involved in an intense negotiation to determine the “appropriate” distance you need to stand back to avoid “interfering”. If you feel you’re already standing at a reasonable distance, say something to the effect of; “Officer, I have a right to be here. I’m filming for documentation purposes and not interfering with your work.” It’s up to you to decide how far back you’re willing to stand in order to avoid arrest.

“STOP RECORDING ME. IT’S AGAINST THE LAW”
Respond “Officer, with all due respect, state law only requires permission from one party in a conversation. I don’t need your permission to record so long as I’m not interfering with your work.” Or “Officer, I’m familiar with the law, and the courts have ruled it doesn’t apply to recording on-duty police.”

FILMING POLICE OFFICERS IN CALIFORNIA In the state of California, you are allowed to record police while on duty, but there are some restrictions. The first general rule of recording the police is to do so as openly as possible. When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view. That includes pictures of federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police. Such photography is a form of public oversight over the government and is important in a free society. As long as the audio or video recording is being done in a public place and you are not trying to hide it, you are within your First Amendment rights. You cannot record conversations between two people unless you have their permission.  This includes conversations you’re one of the parties to.  If one person in the conversation can reasonably expect his or her conversation to be confidential, this standard applies. Even if you are recording with an officer of the law in plain sight, he or she might still feel the need to confront you. If you are confronted, explain you’re asserting your First Amendment rights.

California Penal Code Section 647 concealing your camera is a violation, California law prohibits hidden video recordings in private places. This law states any person who uses a concealed camcorder to secretly videotape or record another person without their consent is committing a crime. It is also important to take note of the state’s “anti-paparazzi” legislation. This makes photographing or recording anybody on private property a crime. If you’re on private property, you should follow the directions of the security guard, a police officer or the property owner.  Do not, however give up your camera or tape recorder and Police may not delete your photographs or video under any circumstances. They have no legal right to seize it unless they have strong reason to believe it contains evidence of a crime. If you are going to document police activity with your camera phone or other recording device, make sure you are doing it in a public area.

Consequences of Secretly Recording a Police Officer
Under California Penal Code Section 647, audio recording or videotaping a police officer with a concealed camera is a misdemeanor. If found guilty, you could face up to one year in county jail and fines of up to $1,000.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) acknowledges photography is permitted in and around airline security checkpoints as long as you’re not interfering with the screening process. TSA does ask that its security monitors not be photographed, though it is not clear whether they have any legal basis for such a restriction when the monitors are plainly viewable by the traveling public. TSA also warns that local or airport regulations may impose restrictions TSA does not. It is difficult to determine if any localities or airport authorities actually have such rules. If you are told you cannot take photographs in an airport you should ask what the legal authority for that rule is.

The California Digital Media Law Project
has a handy Q and A for specific scenarios.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”

If a police officer says “What are you doing?” while remaining calm say “Officer, I’m not interfering. I’m asserting my First Amendment rights. You’re being documented and recorded offsite”. They might follow up by asking, “Who do you work for?”Tell them you’re an independent filmmaker or a citizen journalist with a website/blog/YouTube show. Whatever you say, don’t lie—but don’t let police trick you into thinking the First Amendment only applies to mainstream media journalists. It doesn’t.

The law in 38 states plainly allows citizens to record police, as long as you don’t physically interfere with their work. Twelve states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington—require the consent of all parties for you to record a CONVERSATION. All but 2 —Massachusetts and Illinois—have an “expectation of privacy provision” to their all-party laws in which courts have ruled does not apply to on-duty police (or anyone in public). In other words, it’s technically legal in those 48 states to openly record on-duty police.

MIDDLE FINGER
Federal Appeals Court Judge Jeffrey Sutton “Giving the middle finger is protected under constitutional free-speech rights. Fits of rudeness or lack of gratitude may violate the Golden Rule, but that doesn’t make it illegal or for that matter punishable.”

PLEASE NOTE: A person is guilty of obstructing governmental administration when he intentionally obstructs, impairs or perverts the administration of law or other governmental function, or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from performing an official function, by means of intimidation, physical force or interference, or by means of any independently unlawful act.

PLEASE NOTE: Wording and interpretation by state, county or city may vary and a substantial allegation furnishing identity at the time of a stop would give police a link in the chain of evidence needed to convict the individual of a separate offense.

VIDEOTAPING ON FEDERAL PROPERTY
If protective service officers harass you while filming on federal property, you may remind them of a recently issued directive informing them that there’s NO PROHIBITION AGAINST PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY AT FEDERAL BUILDINGS.
HOMELAND SECURITY BULLETIN ON PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FEDERAL BUILDINGS
http://www.photoattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Photographing-the-Exterior-of-Federal-Buildings.pdf

HOMES
The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution specifically mentions “houses” as a place where persons have a right “to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures.” By placing ANY part of his body inside the house without consent the officer has already illegally entered the home in a manner considered unlawful.

Private residences enjoy the highest levels of Fourth Amendment protection against governmental intrusion. “The Fourth Amendment protects an individual’s privacy in a variety of settings. In none is the zone of privacy more clearly defined than when bounded by the unambiguous physical dimensions of an individual’s home.” (Payton v. New York)

Unlawful entry by police is considered a violation of tort laws in accordance to trespassing regulations. Trespassing regulations can occur to a person, to a chattel or personal property, and to land. Unlawful entry is considered to fall within the trespass to land category. Unlawful entry can therefore be defined as an intentional action to violate the rights of person over his/her real property. For an investigation to turn into a search, a court must conclude the investigation impinged or intruded upon a person’s “legitimate expectation of privacy.” Law enforcement agencies must apply for a search warrant before conducting a search of the person or premise in issue. If any search is conducted in the absence of a search warrant, it is presumed to be unreasonable and will be considered an illegal search.

There are only four legal ways police can enter a dwelling:

CONSENT: Consent can only be obtained from the owner of the property to be searched, someone with valid authority of the property, or someone with valid control over the property. Consent can be given verbally or written. The burden of proving consent is on the peace officer, and consent can be withdrawn at any.

WARRANT/COURT ORDER: An officer can enter a suspect’s home to arrest the suspect if the officer has a warrant for the arrest of the suspect and the officer reasonably believes the suspect to be in the dwelling. Case Reference: Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573 (1980)

EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES: An officer may enter a dwelling without a warrant when exigent circumstances exist. Examples include situations where an officer has to enter in order to prevent death or injury to those inside of the dwelling, to prevent the destruction of evidence, or to prevent the immediate escape of a suspect.

HOT PURSUIT: The officer must be pursuing the suspect for an arrestable offense. The suspect must know that he or she is being pursued, and the suspect must be in actual flight.

PLAIN VIEW DOCTRINE – U.S. Supreme Court

Horton v. California, 496 U.S. 128 (1990)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SEIZURE OF EVIDENCE IN PLAIN VIEW:
1. Law enforcement authority to seize.
2. Law enforcement official must be in a place he/she has a right to be in.
3. Discovery of the evidence must be inadvertent.
4. It must be immediately apparent that what the official has discovered is evidence.

PROTESTING:
The 1st Amendment: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble” means law enforcement may break up any gathering that has turned ‘violent’ or raises a “clear and present danger” of violence or disorder. (Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296). Courts have repeatedly held that authorities aren’t justified in breaking up public protests just because they slow traffic, inconvenience pedestrians, are annoying, or make other people mad (Edwards v. South Carolina, 372 U.S. 229) and (Coates v. City of Cincinnati, 402 U.S. 611).

Your 1st Amendment rights are strongest in what is known as “traditional public forums,” such as streets, sidewalks, and parks. You have the right to speak out on other public property, like plazas in front of government buildings, as long as you are not blocking access to the government building or interfering with other purposes the property was designed for. When you are lawfully present in any public space, you have the right to photograph anything in plain view, including federal buildings and the police.

Police cannot detain you without reasonable suspicion that you have or are about to commit a crime or are in the process of doing so. You never have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings. Police may “pat down” your clothing if they suspect you have a weapon and may search you after an arrest. Police officers may not confiscate or demand to view your photographs or video without a warrant, nor may they delete data under any circumstances unless truly interfering with legitimate law enforcement operations.

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75 massacres of 50 or more people before 1989

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Before we begin spreading lies that the Orlando Florida Massacre is the deadliest mass terrorist attack in US history with 50 deaths; let us not forget the 75 massacres of 50 or more before 1989

Smallpox

1. Small Pox Blankets were intentionally distributed to Indian Tribes, and before running its course killed thousands
2. 1325 Crow Creek massacre 486 known dead were discovered at an archaeological site near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The victims and perpetrators were unknown groups of Native Americans.
3. 1539 Napituca Massacre Hernando de Sotohad 200 executed, in the first large-scale massacre by Europeans on what became American soil.
4. 1540 Mabila Massacre Choctaw retaliated against Hernando de Soto’s expedition,killing 200 soldiers, as well as many of their horses and pigs, for their having burned down Mabila compound and killed 2,500 warriors who had hidden in houses of a fake village.
5. 1541 Tiguex Massacres Spanish attacked Tiguex Indians burning at the stake 50 people who had surrendered.
6. 1599 Acoma Massacre Juan de Oñate led a punitive expedition against the natives in a three-day battle at the Acoma Pueblo, killing approximately 800.
7. 1601 Sandia Mountains Spanish troops destroyed 3 Indian villages approximately 900 Tompiro Indians were killed.
8. 1610 Paspahegh Massacre Lord De la Warr sent 70 men to attack the Paspahegh Indians. They destroyed their main village near Jamestown, killing between 16 and 65 people.
9. 1622 Jamestown Massacre Powhatan killed 347 English men, women and children
10. 1623 Pamunkey Peace Talks The English poisoned the wine at a “peace conference” with Powhatan leaders, killing about 200; they physically attacked and killed another 50.
11. 1673 Mystic Massacre English colonists John Mason River in present-day Connecticut, where they burned the inhabitants in their homes and killed all survivors, for total fatalities of about 600–700.
12. 1643 Pavonia Massacre governor, William Kieft. Kieft and Corlears Hook attacked, 129 being killed.
13. 1644 Massapequa Massacre John Underhill’s men killed more than 100 Indians
14. 1644 Pound Ridge Massacre Dutch, attacked and burned a sleeping village of Lenape, killing about 500 Indians.
15. 1675 Bloody Brook Massacre Indian warriors ambushed and killed 60 soldiers
16. 1675 Great Swamp Massacre Colonial militia attacked a Narragansett fort near South Kingstown, Rhode Island. At least 40 warriors were killed and 300 women, children and elder men burnt in the village.
17. 1676 Massacre at Occoneechee Island Nathaniel Bacon turned on his Occaneechi allies and his men destroyed three forts within their village on Occoneechee Island, on the Roanoke River near present-day Clarksville, Virginia. Bacon’s troops killed one hundred men as well as many women and children.
18. 1676 Turner Falls Massacre Captain William Turner and 150 militia volunteers attacked a fishing Indian camp at present-day Turners Falls, Massachusetts. At least 100 women and children were killed in the attack.
19. 1676 Rhode Island Major Talcott attacked a band of Narragansetts on Rhode Island, killing 34 men and 92 women and children.
20. 1777 Paoli massacre Patriots under command of General Anthony Wayne 200 under command of General Charles Grey.
21. 1680 Pueblo Revolt Pueblo warriors killed 380 Spanish settlers
22. 1989 Lachine massacre 1,500 Mohawk warriors attacked the small settlement of Lachine,New France and killed more than 90 of the village’s 375 French
23. 1689 Zia Pueblo Governor Jironza de Cruzate destroyed the pueblo of Zia, New Mexico. 600 Indians were killed and 70 survivors enslaved.
24. 1690 Schenectady Massacre French and Algonquins destroyedSchenectady, New York, killing 60 Dutch and English settlers, including ten women and at least twelve children.
25. 1692 Candlemas Massacre 200-300 Abenaki and Canadiens killed 75, took 100 prisoner
26. 1704 Apalachee Massacre Carolina Governor James Moore launched a series of brutal attacks on the Apalachee villages of Northern Florida. They killed 1000 Apalachees and enslaved at least 2000 survivors.
27. 1704 Deerfield Massacre Abenaki,Kanienkehaka, Wyandot and Pocumtuck killed 56 civilians and more than 100 as captives.
28. 1805 Canyon del Muerto Antonio Narbona massacred 115 Navajo Indians
29. 1813 Fort Mims Massacre of Creek Red Sticks attacked Fort Mims, Alabama, killing 400-500 settlers,
30. 1813 Battle of Tallushatchee 900 Tennessee troops under General John Coffee, and includingDavy Crockett, attacked an unsuspecting Creek town. About 186-200 Creek Warriors were killed, and an unknown number of women and children were killed, some burned in their houses.
31. 1813 Hillabee Massacre under General Andrew Jackson 65 Creek Indians were shot or bayoneted.
32. 1813 Autossee Massacre Georgia Militia General Floyd attacked a Creek town on Tallapoosa River, in Macon County, Alabama, killing 200 Indians before setting the village afire.
33. 1832 Battle of Bad Axe Soldiers under General Henry Atkinson and armed volunteers killed around 150 Indian men, women and children
34. 1833 Cutthroat Gap Massacre The Osage tribe attacked a Kiowa camp west of the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma, killing 150 Kiowa Indians.
35. 1835 Dade Massacre Seminole killed almost all of a command of 110 American soldiers
36. 1836 Goliad massacre mass killing ordered by Antonio López de Santa Anna.
37. 1840 Colorado River Volunteer Rangers under Colonel Moore massacred 140 Comanches
38. 1840 Clear Lake Massacre Salvador Vallejo massacred 150 Pomo and Wappo Indians
39. 1846 Sacramento River Captain Frémont’s men attacked a peaceful band of Indians (probablyYanas) on the Sacramento River in California, killing between 120 and 200 Indians.
40. 1847 Storming of Pueblo de Taos American troops attacked the heavily fortified Pueblo of Taos with artillery, killing nearly 150, some being Indians. Between 25 and 30 prisoners were shot by firing squads.
41. 1850 Bloody Island Massacre Nathaniel Lyon and his U.S. Army detachment of cavalry killed 60–100 Pomo Indians
42. 1851 Old Shasta Town Miners killed 300 Wintu Indians
43. 1852 Bridge Gulch Massacre 70 American men led by Trinity County sheriff William H. Dixon killed more than 150 Wintu people
44. 1853 A posse of settlers attacked and burned aTolowa rancheria at Yontocket, California, killing 450 Tolowa during a prayer ceremony.
45. 1853 Howonquet Massacre Californian settlers attacked and burned the Tolowa village of Howonquet, massacring 70 people.
46. 1855 Harney Massacre US troops under Brigadier General William S. Harney killed 86 Sioux, men, women and children. About 70 women and children were taken prisoner.
47. 1857 Mountain Meadow Massacre Local Mormons approached the Baker-Fancher wagon train with a white flag and a promise they would lead them to safety – but instead shot and knifed 120
48. 1858 – 1859 Round Valley Massacres White settlers killed 150 Yuki Indians and California militiamen massacred 240 Indians on the Eel River. On 1 May, Major Johnson reported that six hundred Yukis had been massacred by white settlers “in the last year”.
49. 1859 Pit River Massacre White settlers massacred 70 Achomawi Indians (10 men and 60 women and children)
50. 1860 Massacre at Bloody Rock 65 Yuki Indians were surrounded and massacred by white settlers
51. 1860 Indian Island Massacre white settlers killed between 200 and 250 Wiyot Indians
52. 1861 Horse Canyon Massacre 240 Wailakis Indians murdered
53. 1862 Tonkawa Massacre 240 of 390 Tonkawa murdered
54. 1863 attack near Preston, Idaho, at the confluence of Bear River and Beaver Creek, is considered the largest single-incident massacre of Indians in the American West with 490+ Northwestern Shoshone Indians murdered.
55. 1863 Lawrence Massacre Pro-Confederate Guerrillas killed civilians and burned a quarter of the town of 185 -200
56. 1863 Bear River Massacre Col. Patrick Connor led a United States Army regiment killing 280 Shoshone men, women and children near
57. Draft Riot 115 people lost their lives
58. 1864 Sand Creek Massacre Colorado Militia attacked a peaceful village of Cheyenne, killing at least 160 men, women and children
59. 1864 Oak Run Massacre California settlers massacred 300 Yana Indians who had gathered near the head of Oak Run, California for a spiritual ceremony.
60. 1864 Fort Pillow massacre 277 Federal black troops killed by Confederate soldiers.
61. 1864 Saltville massacre Wounded/captured Federal black troops by Confederate soldiers and guerrillas
62. 1865 Bloody Point Massacre 65 settlers were massacred by Modoc Indians
63. 1868 Battle of Washita River 140 – warriors, “some” women and a few children killed. 53 women and children taken hostage.
64. 1870 Marias Massacre 173 Piegan, mainly women, children and elderly.
65. 1871 Camp Grant Massacre 144, with 1 survivor at scene and 29 children sold to slavery. All but eight of the dead were Apache women or children.
66. 1872 Skeleton Cave Massacre 76 Yavapai Indians men, women and children killed.
67. 1873 Colfax massacre 83 -153 Blacks killed at courthouse and as prisoners afterwards
68. 1877 Thibodaux massacre as many as 300 killed, 5+ injuries to striking black sugar-cane workers.
69. 1890 Wounded Knee 130-250 Sioux murdered. 1890 South Dakota Home Guard militiamen ambushed and massacred 75 Sioux at the Stronghold, in the northern portion of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
70. 1917 East St. Louis Massacre 200-700 deaths.
71. 1918 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas
72. 1919 The Arkansas Massacre 854 deaths.
73. 1921 The Tulsa Massacre 300-3000 deaths
74. 1921 Greenwood Massacre 300 killed 800 wounded. One of the nation’s worst incidents of racial violence.
75. 1923 The Rosewood Massacre 150 deaths.

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Colorado House Bill HB 12-1213

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CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO ESCAPES FROM A PLACE OF CONFINEMENT OTHER THAN A COUNTY JAIL OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Escape from a Colorado State Dept. of Correction facility or halfway house CANNOT be used to extend a sentence.

Details on Colorado House bill HB 12-1213, introduced Jan. 30 2012 and last acted on May 17, 2012. When this bill was signed by Governor Hickenlooper it rendered such an adjudication inapplicable to a person who is convicted of escape or attempt to escape from a place *other* than a county jail or a correctional facility.

My name is Harold Smith

MY STORY
I was convicted of aggravated robbery and habitual criminal in June 1998. Aggravated robbery is a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison. However, I had 2 Class 5 non-violent prior felony convictions. The first was possession of a dangerous weapon which I was sentenced to 2 ½ years in the Colorado Department of Corrections in 1993. I was allowed to go to the half-way house in May 1994. I walked away (escape) in September of that year. I was charged with, and convicted of escape, and sentenced to one (1) year DOC and one (1) year parole. This was the second felony used to adjudicate me a habitual criminal. I was on parole for the first escape when I caught the aggravated robbery January 26, 1998 which makes me ineligible for executive clemency. The punishment for aggravated robbery is 16 years was multiplied by 3 which extended my sentence to 48 years. Those are the facts of my case.

THE INJUSTICE
In 2012 Colorado Representative Rhonda Fields sponsored House Bill 12-1213 (hereinafter referred to as HB 12-1213) which states “AN ESCAPE SHALL NOT BE USED TO ADJUDICATE A PERSON HABITUAL CRIMINAL”. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB 12-1213 into law May 17, 2012, however it is not retroactive. I am still in prison due to a law which is no longer relevant or applicable in cases such as mine. In other words I have completely served my time plus additional time for the crimes I’ve committed, which would have subsequently allowed me to be the free and the socially productive man I’ve evolved into today.

I have been lobbying Congress for four (4) years in an attempt to have this law sanctioned as retroactive. I’ve been in contact with State Representative Jovan Melton who assured me he was 90% positive retroactivity would be enacted by legislature as expressed in a formal document by the beginning of April 2016.

Unfortunately the Retroactive Amendment of HB 12-1213 did not materialize as State Representative Jovan Melton expected as he was unable to secure endorsement by Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Dickey Lee Hullinghorst who refused to even consider the proposed new bill during an election year.

Ironically, the passage of the Amended HB 12-1213 Bill for retroactive application would only affect myself and 5 other people. Only 6 people would be released immediately from the Colorado Department of Corrections statewide.

Representative Jovan Melton has assured me the newly Amended HB 12-1213 Bill will be one of the first five (5) bills introduced to the upcoming January 2017 session and maintains he does not have to submit the bill to the Speaker of the House providing it is one of the first 5 bills proposed. Rep. Melton is convinced Amended HB 12-1213 will pass the House and Senate and signed into law.

Meanwhile as we await the Jan. 2017 session, Rep. Melton suggested I compose a letter to Governor Hickenlooper, addressing it directly to Rep. Melton at his office which he would personally hand deliver to Governor Hickenlooper, which I did in April. I was to explain the circumstances of my incarceration which has been extended three fold past my conviction sentencing. I was to remind the Governor he signed HB 12-1213 “an escape shall not be used to adjudicate a person habitual criminal” into law and as the Governor undoubtedly believed people such as myself are not habitual criminals. It was also recommended I ask the Governor to review the injustice of over-sentencing, over-criminalization, sentencing reform, prison and reentry reform which at this point is unnecessarily harsh and contributes to prison overcrowding while ballooning the state prison budget, and rectify this injustice by commuting my sentence to the original 16 years as time served.

I have family and friends out in the real world who love, respect and are proud of me but it’s not enough to push though the governmental red tape. If you or anyone you know can help I would truly appreciate any and all input, or even a friendly letter of support.

Many thanks and blessings for taking the time to read my message
Harold

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION You can reach Harold at:

Harold L. Smith
DOC #: 81050
Buena Vista Minimum Center
PO Box 2005
Buena Vista, CO 81211

PLEASE CLICK HERE to sign my Change.Org Petition so we may forward it to Governor Hickenlooper, our only option for Executive Clemency as he is the one who signed Amendment to HB 12-1213 into law. Change.Org Petition: Colorado Amended HB 12-1213 Retroactive Application Immediate Release for Harold Smith

COLORADO LEGISLATORS

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
136 State Capitol Bldg.
Denver, CO 80203-1792
Fax:(303)866-2003
Tel:(303)866-2471
email: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/share-your-comments
https://www.colorado.gov/governor/

Representative Jovan Melton
Email:jovan.melton.house@state.co.us
200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-2919
http://jovanmelton.com/

Michael Bennet (D) Senior Senator
Denver Metro Office
1127 Sherman St., Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-455-7600
Toll Free: 866-455-9866
https://www.bennet.senate.gov/?

Cory Gardner (R) Junior Senator
1125 17th Street, Suite 525
Denver, CO 80202
P: (303) 391-5777
F: (202) 228-7171
https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-

Diana DeGette (D) House Rep. District 1
600 Grant Street, Suite 202,
Denver, CO80203
(202) 225-4431
https://degette.house.gov/contact/send-me-an-email/email-me

Jared Polis (D) House Rep. District 2
1644 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 484-9596
Fax: (303) 568-9007
http://polis.house.gov/contact/boulder.htm

Senator Mark Udall
Email: Senator_Mark_Udall@markudall.senate.gov
20510 Westminster, CO 80031
Phone: 303-650-7820

Michael Bennet (D) Senior Senator – 127 Sherman St #150, Denver, CO 80203
Scott Tipton (R) House Rep. District 3 – 225 North 5th Street, Suite 702, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Ken Buck (R) House Rep. District 4 – 7505 Village Square Dr. Suite 207, Castle Pines, CO 80108
Doug Lamborn (R) House Rep. District 5 – 1271 Kelly Johnson Boulevard, Suite 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Mike Coffman (R) House Rep. District 6 – Cherry Creek Place IV; Suite 305 3300 S. Parker Road Aurora, CO 80014
Ed Perlmutter (R) House Rep. District 7 – 12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B400, Lakewood, CO 80215

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Mandatory Voting

By Lady2Soothe
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Voting Stats

A little over a year ago in March 2015 Obama, whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance, said “maybe voting should be mandatory. It would be ‘transformative’ and ‘completely’ change the political map in this country.”

Let’s face it, the USA is not a democracy ruled by the majority (citizen’s rule) where one person equals one vote; the USA is a Republic where the government promises to act in the interests of the people but aren’t accountable to them.

What is it about dropping that little piece of paper into a ballot box? No matter how well-informed a person is, their vote has no chance of affecting the outcome of an election. Casting a ballot won’t produce smarter policies or worthier Presidents; it’s all rigged; predetermined before the candidates are even publicly announced.

Mandatory Voting / Compulsory Voting is a violation of our Constitutional Right to Freedom of Choice. Requiring citizens to present themselves at the polls is restricting my Constitutional Right to Freedom of Movement; therefore I have a fundamental right to move away from the process. Since the government cannot force someone to speak, how can they force someone to vote? Remember “Voting is your voice” and “Vote to be heard”. The contradictory premise forcing me to speak with my vote in order for my voice to be heard or else I’ll be penalized. Therefore the only alternative to *Compulsory Voting/ Mandatory Voting * is to spoil the ballot by checking off every box in protest to avoid retribution.

Refusing to vote is voting; and exercising my right to vote means exercising my right not to vote. I refuse to pretend my rights are theirs to give to me.

#LetOurVoicesEcho #Voting

UPDATE Oct. 11, 2016
Jerry Brown Signs Automatic Voter Registration In California
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Saturday signed a bill that will automatically register voters, which was sent to him by the Democratic-controlled state legislature in September.

Since there are between 6 and 7 million Californians who remain unregistered to vote, voting rights advocates see the measure as a way to save money, boost security and reduce barriers to participation in elections. The state experienced record low turnout for a regularly scheduled general election last November, in which just 42 percent of Californians who were registered voted.

Brown had until Oct. 11 to either sign or reject the California New Motor Voter Act.

“In a free society, the right to vote is fundamental,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who had sponsored the bill, in a statement. “I applaud Governor Brown for his leadership and bold action to increase voter participation in our state.”

The way automatic registration works is relatively simple: Eligible citizens are registered to vote when they show up at a Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a driver’s license or state ID. The DMV gives the eligible voter a chance to opt out if they prefer not to register. If the person does not opt out, the DMV electronically transfers their voter registration information to the Secretary of State’s office, rather than making election officials enter data by hand from paper registration forms. (The federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 already requires states to give eligible voters the opportunity to register to vote when they apply for a new or renewed driver’s license.)

Various voting rights groups, like the Brennan Center for Justice, had pushed the legislation. iVote, a group focusing on automatic registration, spent six figures on newspaper advertisements asking Californians to voice their support for the bill. Sixty-nine percent of all Californians and 67 percent of likely voters favor the proposal, according to a survey from the Public Policy Institute of California…. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/zthauu7

 

The “Big Six” Delivery System

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It’s important to examine form as well as function when considering the media. There are 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations, 2,400 publishers. Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. own the “Big Six” which equals 90% of all media, GE – NEWS CORP – DISNEY – VIACOM – TIME WARNER and CBS; these corporations control Agriculture, Oil, Chemical, and the Pharmaceutical by creating the expectance of War – all linked together through TV Programing, Movies, News Delivery Services, Commercials etc. by framing their agenda’s, manipulating any given circumstance, factual or implied into pre-formed perspectives with the intent to influence by indoctrinating the public to their way of thinking, framing ideas into easy steps starting from our earliest cartoon viewing, then continuing as we progress though life at each age or learning level, watching, reading, listening.

Regardless of the delivery system, media is the defining factor for economic consumption and consumer direction. We become subservient by the illusion and conditioning of peer pressure integrated by the ideology which is promoted over and over. People are programmed to emulate what they perceive as the norm; therefore we conform to media’s way of reasoning by indirect guidance, coaching, shepherding and brainwashing into the culture of war.

Black vs. White: is the RACE War – Organic vs. GMO/Chemical: is the Pesticide War – Fracking vs. Conventional Drilling: is the Oil War – Prescription Drugs vs. Alternative Medicines (Pharmaceuticals): is the War on Sickness – Men vs. Women: is the War of the Sexes – NRA vs. Gun Control: is the 2nd Amendment War – Christianity vs. Atheists/Agnostics/Muslim etc.: is the War on Religion. It takes media Literacy to comprehend and decipher how each of these issues affects us as men or women with our distinctive ethnic backgrounds. The principals of these *Wars* are established by invisible borders to cultivate and gain control of the public sector.

Gender defining by media is the ideas, characteristic and perception of how a product is marketed….. Masculine equals strong, feminine equals weak; transgender may consolidate both masculine and feminine. Accordingly media is geared to the gender targeted as a prospective sale – clothing, sports gear, vitamin supplements, building materials, kitchen appliances, military force, environmental issues, vaccines, and how these products impact personal and political ideologies and lifestyles.

The intersectionality of men and race as in Black Lives Matter is trivialized by those insisting All Lives Matter when in fact historically Black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than White men. The disproportionate rate of incarceration is 1 in every 15 Black men to 1 in every 106 White men. Intersectionality to women and domestic violence is countered with “there is domestic violence against men too” minimizing assaults against women, yet 29% of women in comparison to 10% of men are victims.

There is ONLY one RACE, the HUMAN RACE, yet typically people mistake genetics, DNA, nationalities and ethnicity equating skin color, hair texture, eye shape, facial contours, body structure, athletic ability, speech patterns, socioeconomic status, male and female as a means to categorize society. It’s important to analyze and evaluate how each in, and of themselves collectively influence one another.

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Wake Up amerikkka

Thank you Rudy TwoMoon
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To keep America great you must be racist….you must promote slavery, either of self, others or both. You must support segregation in some form and genocide in another. To keep America great you must allow a conquering people to educate your children and mold them into their image. If you can’t mold them into your image you must force them to believe they are substandard, less than. To keep America great, you have to endorse destruction of land and ownership of water. You have to accept some are above and others are below. You have to accept an immoral unjust system to use violent force against those who oppose any ideal which made amerikkka great in the first place. To keep amerikkka great you must use segregation to cultivate peace with violence. You must use nationalism and fear to remain in control. To keep amerikkka great you must create a ruling class who decides which form of education you are ALLOWED to know and what is an acceptable way to combat the ruling class based on their rules, in their game on their timeline in their jurisdictions, codes and regulations. This is known as democracy. This is its real definition. So when you vote, you don’t vote for a human who is different from another, you vote for a new owner who not only controls your actions and circumstances, but your entire mind. Your vote only means you accept this contract of your mind, body and spirit to be governed and controlled by an entity who doesn’t care if you live or die.

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If you wish to keep slaves, you must have all kinds of guards. The cheapest way to have guards is to have the slaves pay taxes to finance their own guards. To fool the slaves, you tell them that they are not slaves and that they have Freedom. You tell them they need Law and Order to protect them against bad slaves. Then you tell them to elect a Government. Give them Freedom to vote and they will vote for their own guards and pay their salary. They will then believe they are Free persons. Then give them money to earn, count and spend and they will be too busy to notice the slavery they are in.
~ Alexander Warbucks

Satan and the Politician

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While walking down the street one day a politician is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven, standing in front of the pearly gates he’s is met by St. Peter at the entrance. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name.

“So, you’re a politician…” “Well, yes, is that a problem?” “Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell. After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!”

“Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell??” says the politician. “Them’s the rules” says St Peter clicking his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy disappears… The politician awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell. Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing. Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right?

“Open your eyes!” says a voice. “C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!”. Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. “Who are you??” The politician asks. “Well, I’m Satan!” says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. “Welcome to Hell!” “Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?” he asks. Satan throws him a wink. “Oh, we’ve been a bit mis-represented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…”

Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. “It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes’ drive out past the beach and harbor!” says Satan, answering his unasked question.

So Satan and the politician head down in the elevator, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cheerily talks shop with the laughing staff.  As he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him.

Later the politician and his wife return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced. They return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After 6 hours of intense passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep…

The man is woken up by St Peter. “So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?” “No sir!” says the man. “So then” says St Peter “you can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on”. “Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell” says the politician. “Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!” Says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again.

The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean of putrid smells. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. “What’s this??” He cries. “Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???”

“Ah”, says Satan. “You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted…”

Pigmentary Demarcation: Systematic Discrimination and Inhumane Treatment Defined by Skin Color

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Bigots have no shortage of language to express their small-mindedness; it’s a well-honed vernacular in a country still struggling with race even decades after constitutionally protected equality was established… When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression and as Toni Morrison said “In this country American means White. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”

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Slaves chained together so they don’t escape from their Master.

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Aetna Ins. Co. of Hartford CT. newspaper ad informing the public they’ve moved to a new location but are still offering “Negro Slaves for Sale”

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RACE describes categories assigned to demographic groups based on observable PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS such as SKIN COLOR, HAIR TEXTURE, LIP, NOSE and EYE SHAPE.

ETHNICITY refers to the SOCIAL CHARATERISTICS people may have in common, such as language, religion, regional background, culture, foods, etc. Ethnicity is revealed by the traditions one follows, a person’s native language, and so on.

NATIONALITY is the legal relationship between a person and a country.

RACISM is systematic discrimination because of race. It is the belief all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Racism was established long before nationality and religious bigotry existed.

In ancient Egypt there were no vowels; Negro was represented as N-G-R and pronounced en-jer, which is auditory for GOD. Therefore N-G-R: NEGRO translates to Devine Being or God. Moving forward to 735 BC Rome where the language of Latin came into use; Nigrum or Negro (pronounced neg-ro) meaning the color black originated as a neutral term referring to people with black skin.

(1280-1337) African ruler Mansa Musa was the fourteenth-century emperor of the Mali Empire. Mansa Musa established religious freedom. Education was free and encouraged. He even established a university. People came from all over the world to study at this famous university. When Muslim scholars visited Mali, they were surprised at the people’s clothes. About 90,000 men on duty at any one time to guard the gold mines and Traders always stopped at Mali as they knew they would be welcomed, fed, housed, and safe because of Mansa Musa’s generosity. Trade with Mali was always good for the traders who had come so far. Mansa Musa traveled with 100 camels, each carrying 300 lbs of gold. After adjusting for inflation, he was worth $400 billion in today’s currency which is more than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined, with $200 billion left over for good measure.

Skipping forward many centuries to the 1500’s and progressing through the mid-1800’s, the Atlantic Slave Trade transported over 10 million African’s; nearly 15% of slaves were captured in the River Niger Delta Region in West Africa and delivered to the coast to be sold at European trading ports. It is believed these slaves were called Niger’s (pronounced Ni-gir) to differentiate them from other regions such as the Congo, Angola or Cameroon.

Word alterations in the US and the negative connotations they elicit as a description of a “negro or “N,” with no value attached to the word itself. During the period of subjugation the words “N” or “Black” was situated in front of a first name to distinguish a slave from a White person with the same first name establishing the pigment demarcation line, thus becoming an intentional derogatory term to belittle and degrade.

The racial formation and derogatory use of the “N” word is not much different than plantation owners feeding slaves as cheaply as possible with poor quality leftover waste foods and scraps as a means of a complex social, economic and political system to control and punish. African slaves were extremely creative with their provisions which evolved into the distinct cuisine, Soul Food; the correlation and racial project being, by using the “N” word by Blacks in today’s culture; it is now elevated to a level of sophistication, thereby negating the disparaging intent.

Nigga vs Nigger is a representation of homophones with the “N” word defining peoples’ who are economically, politically, socially enslaved and dominated under the rule of oppression by the use of racial formation, or as Voltaire claimed “The negro race is a species of men different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds”. While the word “nigga” is a phrase used in the Black community to define brotherhood, friendship, affections and at times even animosity, it’s the latter of the two which many Black’s chose to use as a term of endearment.

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FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
Fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory. The idea of the fugitive slave law was derived from the Fugitive Slave Clause which is in the United States Constitution (Article IV, Section 2, Paragraph 3). It was thought forcing states to deliver escaped slaves to slave owners violated states’ rights due to state sovereignty and was believed that seizing state property should not be left up to the states. The Fugitive Slave Clause states escaped slaves “shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labor may be due”, which abridged state rights because retrieving slaves was a form of retrieving private property. After the compromise of 1850, the Supreme Court made slavery a protected institution and arranged a series of laws allowing slavery in the new territories and forced officials in Free States to give a hearing to slaveholders without a jury. Northerners felt like this was a kidnapping process.

Fugitive Slave #LetOurVoicesEcho

Massachusetts had abolished slavery in 1783, but the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 required government officials to assist slavecatchers in capturing fugitives within the state.

The cruelty of slavery.

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The enslavement of African’s in the America’s by the nations and people’s of Western Europe created the economic engine which funded American Capitalism

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Slaves were punished for a variety of reasons, most of the time it was for working too slow or running away

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The White Christian and moral influences have not only done little to prevent the Negro from becoming a criminal they deliberately shut him out of society.

Cudjo Lewis #LetOur Voices Echo

Cudjo Lewis (1841 – 1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Bantè region of Dahomey (today Benin).

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According to news sources “HE” made that nigger wear a bell for a year and took it off on Christmas as a present “It sho did make a good Nigger outta him”

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Goldsboro NC … His pants have been pulled down and he was castrated.

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Delaware 1907: Two prisoners in pillory and another tied to a whipping post below.

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Young children were not immune from field work 6 days a week from dawn to dusk

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Wet Nursemaid: She was free, technically, and paid a wage of about 10 dollars a month. However, she was basically enslaved. She saw her own children once every 2 weeks, meaning she couldn’t use her own body to provide nourishment for her own children. To feed white children when you are racially oppressed by the white race was traumatizing to say the least. Negro nurses typically worked 14-16 hour days. She had to be at the child’s beck and call to feed and bathe this baby and take care of any older children in the household. It was dehumanizing and robbed her of her dignity.

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Gordon, or Whipped Peter, was a slave on a Louisiana plantation who escaped from slavery in 1863. He would go on to serve as a soldier in the United States Colored Troops. Harper’s Weekly published photos of Gordon’s scarred back, the result of his time in slavery. The photos helped make slavery more real for those living in the North and accelerated the Union cause in the war.

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African-Americans made up less than 1 percent of the North’s population but were 10 percent of the Union Army. Black men weren’t allowed to join the army until 1863. About 180,000 Black men, more than 85 percent of eligible African-Americans in the Northern states, fought. While White soldiers earned $13 a month, Black soldiers earned only $10 — and then were charged a $3 clothing fee that lowered their monthly pay to $7. The highest paid Black soldier made less than the lowest paid White one. After protesting by refusing to accept their wages and gaining support from abolitionist Congressmen, Black soldiers finally received equal pay in 1864 — paid retroactively to their enlistment date.

Silas #LetOurVoicesEcho

Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas Chandler who accompanied his master to war as a “bodyguard.” This tintype is the only one of its kind showing a Confederate soldier with his slave. It was proven Silas was a slave through his pension records and he had not been set free or bought his freedom prior to the war and the Chandler family had not donated the land upon which Silas founded a church for former slaves after the war. The weapons in the famous photograph were props likely given to them just for the picture. READ MORE

Authored by Chuck Allen “Relentless Prison Ministry”

In 1866, one year after the 13 Amendment was ratified (the amendment that ended slavery), Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina began to lease out convicts for labor (peonage). This made the business of arresting Blacks very lucrative, which is why hundreds of White men were hired by these states as police officers. Their primary responsibility was to search out and arrest Blacks who were in violation of Black Codes. Once arrested, these men, women and children would be leased to plantations where they would harvest cotton, tobacco, sugar cane. Or they would be leased to work at coal mines, or railroad companies. The owners of these businesses would pay the state for every prisoner who worked for them; prison labor.

It is believed that after the passing of the 13th Amendment, more than 800,000 Blacks were part of the system of peonage, or re-enslavement through the prison system. Peonage didn’t end until after World War II began, around 1940.

This is how it happened.

The 13th Amendment declared that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (Ratified in 1865)

Did you catch that? It says, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude could occur except as a punishment for a crime”. Lawmakers used this phrase to make petty offenses crimes. When Blacks were found guilty of committing these crimes, they were imprisoned and then leased out to the same businesses that lost slaves after the passing of the 13th Amendment. This system of convict labor is called peonage.

The majority of White Southern farmers and business owners hated the 13th Amendment because it took away slave labor. As a way to appease them, the federal government turned a blind eye when southern states used this clause in the 13th Amendment to establish laws called Black Codes. Here are some examples of Black Codes:
In Louisiana, it was illegal for a Black man to preach to Black congregations without special permission in writing from the president of the police. If caught, he could be arrested and fined. If he could not pay the fines, which were unbelievably high, he would be forced to work for an individual, or go to jail or prison where he would work until his debt was paid off.

If a Black person did not have a job, he or she could be arrested and imprisoned on the charge of vagrancy or loitering.

This next Black Code will make you cringe. In South Carolina, if the parent of a Black child was considered vagrant, the judicial system allowed the police and/or other government agencies to “apprentice” the child to an “employer”. Males could be held until the age of 21, and females could be held until they were 18. Their owner had the legal right to inflict punishment on the child for disobedience, and to recapture them if they ran away.
This (peonage) is an example of systemic racism – Racism established and perpetuated by government systems. Slavery was made legal by the U.S. Government. Segregation, Black Codes, Jim Crow and peonage were all made legal by the government, and upheld by the judicial system. These acts of racism were built into the system, which is where the term “Systemic Racism” is derived.

This is the part of “Black History” that most of us were never told about.

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Whites Used Blacks as Alligator Bait

In 1908 the Washington Times reported that a keeper at the New York Zoological Garden baited “Alligators With Pickaninnies” out of their winter quarters. In the article two “small colored children happened to drift through the reptile house among the throng of visitors” and they were “pressed into service.” The alligators “wobbled out as quick as they could after the ebony mites, who darted around the tank just as the pursuing monsters fell with grunts of chagrin into the water.” The alligators were “coaxed” into their summer quarters by “plump little Africans”

The practice has been documented in at least three movies: “Alligator Bait” (1900) and “The ‘Gator and the Pickaninny” (1900). And the story of two black boys who served as alligator bait was told in “Untamed Fury” (1947).

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Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, USA, August 3, 1920. Lyniching Blacks 2

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Washington was accused of raping and murdering Lucy Fryer, the wife of his white employer in rural Robinson TX . Washington a mildly mentally challenged was tried for murder in Waco, in a courtroom filled with furious locals. The trial lasted about one hour and after four minutes of deliberation, the jury’s foreman announced a guilty verdict and a sentence of death. After his sentence was pronounced, he was dragged out of the court by observers, they put a chain on his neck and lynched him in front of Waco’s city hall. Over 16,000 spectators, including city officials and police, gathered to watch the attack. There was a celebratory atmosphere at the event, and many children attended during their lunch hour. Members of the mob castrated Washington, cut off his fingers so he couldn’t climb the chain, and hung him over a bonfire. He was repeatedly lowered and raised over the fire for about two hours. After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs. A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco.

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In 1919, in the wake of World War I, Black sharecroppers unionized in Little Rock Arkansas, which unleashed a wave of White Vigilantism and mass lynching’s leaving 237 people dead.

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If you were a Black defendant, good luck challenging the prosecutor who eliminated potential witnesses or impartial jurors.

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1981 Michael Donald, 20 years old lynched by the Ku Klux Klan – Last reported lynching, although not the last lynching

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Human Zoo’s


Ota Benga (c. 1883 – March 20, 1916) was a Congolese man, a  Mbuti pygmy known for being featured in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, and in a human zoo exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. Benga had been purchased from African slave traders by the explorer Samuel Phillips Verner, a businessman hunting Africans for the Exposition.

Displays of non-white humans as examples of “earlier stages” of human evolution were common in the early 20th century, when racial theories were frequently intertwined with concepts from evolutionary biology. Read more about Ota https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ota_Benga

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Tuskegee Overview

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972, ran for forty years in Macon County, Alabama during the mid-20th century, is one of the more appalling and deceitful of the bunch.by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government.

Public Health Service enrolled six hundred Macon County men, 399 with syphilis and 201 who weren’t infected, to be part of the study. None of the men actually knew what the study was for. They were lured in with the promise of “free health care,” something that none of them had, and treatment of “bad blood,” a general localized term that encompassed several different afflictions, including anemia, fatigue, and other venereal diseases.

The men were told that they were going to get free medical exams, meals, and burial insurance. For those who actually had syphilis, they were never informed of their diagnosis nor given any treatment for it. Additionally, very painful and unnecessary spinal taps were performed on many in the study.

Subjects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment were never administered nor offered penicillin as treatment. The study administrators wanted to watch the progression of the disease as the men got sick and, in many cases, died for the forty years the study went on even though for much of it a relatively effective treatment was available. All total it’s estimated that 128 of the men died either directly from syphilis or complications related to it, 40 infected their wives (and in some cases possibly others), and there were 19 of the men’s children born with congenital syphilis.

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When asked why they had to receive several “back shots” (spinal taps) researcher’s repeatedly lied to the men, claims the shots were “therapeutic” when in fact the spinal taps gave insight to the infection from the spine canal to the brain.

#GeorgeStinney #Jim Crow #LetOurVoicesEcho

George Junius Stinney Jr.  (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944) just 14 years old was arrested for murdering two white girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 7, deep in Jim Crow South in Alcolu, located in Clarendon County, South Carolina, on March 23, 1944. The girls disappeared while out riding their bicycle looking for flowers. As they passed the Stinney property, they asked young George Stinney and his sister, if they knew where to find “maypops” flower. When the girls didn’t return, search parties were organized, the girl’s bodies were found the next morning in a ditch filled with muddy water. Both had suffered severe head wounds.

Stinney was arrested within a few hours and he interrogated by several white officers in a locked room with no parents, no attorney and no witnesses aside from the officers. Within an hour, a deputy announced Stinney had confessed to the crime and led officers to “a hidden piece of iron”. There was no written record of his confession, only notes by an investigating deputy, and no transcript was recorded.

According to the alleged confession, Stinney (90 lbs, 5’1”) wanted to “have sex with”11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and could not do so until Mary Emma Thames, age 8, was removed from the scene; he decided to kill Mary Emma, both girls “fought back” so he decided to kill Betty June as well with a 15 inch railroad spike found in the same ditch a distance from the bodies.

A 2-hour trial was held, Stinney’s attorney did not cross-examine witnesses, his defense consisted of the claim Stinney was too young to be held responsible for the crimes. The all-white jury deliberated 10 minutes and found Stinney guilty of first-degree murder. That same day, the judge sentenced the teen to death by electric chair.

The execution was carried out at the South Carolina State Penitentiary in Columbia, South Carolina on the morning of June 16, 1944, 83 days after the crime. At 7:30 a.m. Stinney walked to the execution chamber, a bible under his arm which he used as a booster seat in the electric chair. There were difficulties strapping the boy who at 5’1” and just over 90 lbs. In addition, the face mask used in executions did not fit properly. When officials turned on the switch, 2,400 volts surged through Stinney’s body, causing the mask to slip off. His eyes were wide and teary, and saliva was emanating from his mouth for all the witnesses in the room to see. After two more jolts of electricity, it was over. Stinney was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m., four minutes after the execution began and 83 days after the murders.

A deathbed confession by the culprits from a prominent tight-knit well-known white family stated: “A member, or members of our family, served on the initial coroner’s inquest jury which had recommended Stinney be prosecuted.”

The “piece of iron” with which the two girls had been killed weighed over twenty pounds. It was ruled George wasn’t able to lift it, let alone swing it hard enough to kill the two girls. 70 years later, on December 17, 2014, Judge Carmen T. Mullen overturned Stinney’s first-degree murder conviction, stating his sentencing was “cruel and unusual.” She wrote there was “a violation of the defendant’s procedural due process rights that tainted his prosecution. George Stinney is the youngest person in the United States ever put to death by the electric chair.

Cousins Recall Emmett Louis Till’s Murder
https://whatzenalotionbar.wordpress.com/emmett-tills-cousins-recall-historic-murder/

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A poster rallying White voters to oppose enfranchisement allowing African American’s to vote

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CollageSeptember 10, 1963 a white student had been photographed wearing a sign on his shirt that read “Keep West End White.” On either side of the word “Keep” appeared two Confederate flagsLittle Rock School

Patricia Marcus“Birmingham, ALA., Sept. 11, 1963 —CAR WINDOW SMASHED—One of two Negro girl students who desegregated West End High School in Birmingham sits in car and is partially framed by broken auto window. A rock was hurled through the window as the Negro girls were leaving the school area after class this afternoon. (APWirephoto) 1963”

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1963 “Civil Disobedience” Brooklyn’ s Downstate Medical Center NY Solitary woman’s act of defiance was far from the deep South

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Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, displays a wide variety of everyday artifacts depicting the history of racist portrayals of African Americans in American popular culture.
1010 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307
https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person 

https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/explaining-white-privilege-to-White Mana-broke-white-person/

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In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) began to organize Freedom Rides. The first departed from Washington DC and involved 13 black and white riders who rode into the South challenging white only lunch counters and restaurants. When they reached Anniston, Alabama one of the buses was ambushed and attacked. Meanwhile, at an SNCC meeting in Tennessee, Lewis, Zwerg and 11 other volunteers decided to be reinforcements. Zwerg was the only white male in the group. Although scared for his life, Zwerg never had second thoughts. He recalled, “My faith was never so strong as during that time. I knew I was doing what I should be doing.”

The group traveled by bus to Birmingham, where Zwerg was first arrested for not moving to the back of the bus with his black seating companion, Paul Brooks. Three days later, the riders regrouped and headed to Montgomery. At first the terminal there was quiet and eerie, but the scene turned into an ambush, with the riders attacked from all directions. . “Mr. Zwerg was hit with his own suitcase in the face. Then he was knocked down and a group pummeled him” The prostrate activist was beaten into unconsciousness somewhere around the time a man took Zwerg’s head between his knees while others took turns pounding and clawing at his face. At one point while Zwerg was unconscious, three men held him up while a woman kicked him in the groin. After it seemed that the worst of the onslaught was over, Zwerg gained semi-consciousness and tried to use the handrails to the loading platform to pull himself to his feet. As he struggled to get upright, a white man came and threw Zwerg over the rail. He crashed to the ground below, landing on his head. He was only the first to be beaten that day, but the attack on him may have been the most ruthless. Zwerg recalls, “There was nothing particularly heroic in what I did. If you want to talk about heroism, consider the black man who probably saved my life. This man in coveralls, just off of work, happened to walk by as my beating was going on and said ‘Stop beating that kid. If you want to beat someone, beat me.’ And they did. He was still unconscious when I left the hospital. I don’t know if he lived or died.”

Zwerg was denied prompt medical attention because there were no white ambulances available. “I suppose a person has to be dead before anyone will call an ambulance in Montgomery” were Jim’s words as he lay in the hospital bed after being brutally beaten. He remained unconscious for two days and stayed in the hospital for five days. His post-riot photos were published in many newspapers and magazines across the country. After his beating, Zwerg claimed he had had an incredible religious experience and God helped him to not fight back. In a 2013 interview recalling the incident, he said, “In that instant, I had the most incredible religious experience of my life. I felt a presence with me. A peace. Calmness. It was just like I was surrounded by kindness, love. I knew in that instance that whether I lived or died, I would be OK.” In a famous moving speech from his hospital room, Zwerg stated, “Segregation must be stopped. It must be broken down. Those of us on the Freedom Ride will continue…. We’re dedicated to this, we’ll take hitting, we’ll take beating. We’re willing to accept death. But we’re going to keep coming until we can ride from anywhere in the South to any place else in the South without anybody making any comments, just as American citizens.”

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America was built on the back of Native Americans and Blacks; these are things EVERY White American should be ashamed of, certainly not proud of.
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/america-was-built-on-the-back-of-native-americans-and-blacks/

By the way, the term “Final Solution” was not coined by the Nazis. It was Indian Affairs Superintendent, Duncan Campbell Scott, Canada’s Adolph Eichmann, who in April 1910 plotted out the planned murder to take care of the “Indian problem”.

Equal Justice Initiative ~ A HISTORY OF RACIAL INJUSTICE
https://racialinjustice.eji.org/timeline/

 

101 Massacres – 23,000 plus, 1st Nation Peoples Exterminated by White Settlers and Military
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/100-massacres/

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Man Belongs to Earth

Authored by Rudy TwoMoon
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“Mother Earth can live without us, but we can’t live without her”…….might be a lie you have been programmed to believe. No, I don’t think this statement true. Out of fear, terror and the need to survive, we would destroy all that is left just to live just a little bit longer. We would claw and sever the last ounce of blood and die with her.

We do have a reason on this planet, and it may be in trade to provide life giving force to another. We at one time had agreed to be the oxygen to plants. Maybe our medicines were given to us for their survival.

How many millions of plant lives have gone extinct because the Redwood trees darkened the forest? What if trees at some point taught us basket weaving so we would always keep a space for their long term survival? What if they said to us, “without you keeping these spaces open for us to grow, another will move in, and one day we will be no more. We will make you a deal. We teach you how we may better your lives, to use us in a way for your survival, that we may live as long as you live.”

Maybe our actions have the potential to assist. Maybe you are important to the eco system on this planet. Maybe someone has taught you to regurgitate this statement for the purpose of self-defeat…

Accept without ego you have a rightful place on this wonderful planet. Accept you are important and can give….. by just being.

~something to think about.

Deadly Selfies

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Twelve people died during selfie accidents compared to eight people which were killed in shark attacks.

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There are many more deaths which did not make news headlines. An aid to the Russian interior minister, reported that “dozens of selfie – related deaths” have occurred in Russia alone.

– An American woman fell to her death while taking a selfie with her boyfriend on a cliff in South Africa.
– Two Russian men were killed while taking a selfie with a hand grenade.
– Three Indian students were killed by an oncoming train while taking selfies on train tracks.
– A Romanian teenager was electrocuted when she was taking a selfie on top of a train and touched a high-voltage wire.
– A Russian teen was also electrocuted after touching live wires while taking a selfie near railway tracks.
– A Russian woman shot herself in the head while trying to take a selfie with a gun.
– A woman in Moscow City died falling from a bridge, where she was trying to take a selfie.
– A teenager in Houston, Texas, fatally shot himself while taking a selfie with a gun.
– A Japanese tourist died falling down the stairs while taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal.

So many of us have a camera full of selfies and continue to document our every move. It’s completely understandable so many of us do so since we are influenced by popular apps such as Instagram and Facebook. Sharing and taking photos allows us to share our creativity and express ourselves. I have seen so many teenagers going out of their way to take cool photos in dangerous places or try to impress their friends.

Learning to pose for selfie’s makes a bigger impact in how you look in your photo than any app can provide. A search for #selfie on Instagram returns over 122 million photos. However, sometimes it can be difficult to take a flattering photo of yourself while also holding the camera. Here are some “selfie” posing tips.

10 QUICK SELFIE TIPS
Tip #1: Experiment with Angles
Tip #2: Adjust Your Shoulder Placement
Tip #3: Stand in the Light
Tip #4: Pose with Something New
Tip #5: Do Something Interesting
Tip #6: Accessorize
Tip #7: Express Yourself
Tip #8: Take a Full-Body Shot
Tip #9: Release Your Camera’s Shutter the Easy Way
Tip #10: Extend your Neck Forward

Apparently selfie’s with wilds animal is the new in-thing and Alex Gomez decided he wanted to get in on the trend. So he went with Tip’s # 4, 5 and 6 in a field behind the house at his family’s ranch in Lake Elsinore CA Alex decided to pose for a selfie with an angry 4 ft. rattlesnake wrapped around his neck; the snake bit him on the hand so he threw it to the ground then ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911 who transported him to the hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.

Alex told the media “I was going to take it off my neck and do something else with it, but it turned sideways, and it sunk its one tooth into … my hand.” Alex was released from the hospital but still faces the possibility of losing the use of his arm or worse still having his thumb amputated as the skin on his hand and arm is now rotting away.

Alex got his selfie but the hospital bill was $153,161.25… I wonder which hurt more, the snakebite or the hospital bill???

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Alternate History – The Great Depression Hobo Style

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Be careful not to call a vagrant or homeless person a hobo — although this is exactly what the word means, it’s considered an offensive term. The end of the nineteenth century brought the start of the word hobo in the Western US. No one is certain where hobo originated. One possible origin is the English word “hawbuck”, meaning “country bumpkin,” while another is the common working man’s greeting or call during the building of the railroads “ho, boy!”

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Hostility against hobos was high across the nation. Teen hobos were discriminated against, as they were widely viewed as bums, liabilities, and bad influences. Most parents forbade their children to speak with the teen wanderers, and most people shunned them and turned them away.

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Furthermore, hostility toward African American hobos was even higher. Residual prejudices, especially in the South, played a role in aggressive acts against black hobos. Lynchings still occurred, and it was risky for African American hobos to travel through southern states.

“If it was white kids, they fared better. If it was black ones, you did not,” states African American hobo boy, Clarence Lee. “Some [landowners] would turn you down and some of them didn’t want you on their premises to go ask for nothin’. But a white one [teenage hobo] was treated much better. They might let them stay in a house with them, but me, I could sleep in a barn with the mules and hay… My worst fears was bein’ shot by some farmer who didn’t want you around.”

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Hobo Ben Fowler wrote, “These three fellas started working a con game so I told them to leave us alone. One of them jumped up and gouged me with a big, long pocket knife and then they took off. If the wound in my chest had been a quarter of an inch deeper I would have died right there.”

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Read more about Hobo Life

ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY A Dictionary of Old Hobo
http://www.hobonickels.org/alpert04.htm
THE AMERICAN HOBO – RIDING THE RAILS DURING AMERICA’S GREAT DEPRESSION, 1929 – 1942 by Mandy Youngguist
http://www.mandymnewman.com/2012/05/american-hobo_3202.html

 

Flint Residents Told Their Children Could Be Taken Away If They Don’t Pay For City’s Poison Water

Thank you John Vibes

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Flint, MI – As the water crisis in Flint deepens, it is becoming apparent that the effects of the lead-infested water are not just a health hazard, but the situation has the potential of ruining many more lives outside of the poison issue. There is no denying that the water in Flint is undrinkable and that it is contaminated with lead and other substances, and it is clear the government of Flint is responsible for the problem.

However, the city’s government continues to charge people for the poison water and then threatening to foreclose their home or take their children if they refuse to pay. Michigan law states that parents are neglectful if they do not have running water in their home, and if they chose not to pay for water they can’t drink anyway, then they could be guilty of child endangerment. Activists in Flint say that some residents have already received similar threats from the government if they refuse to pay their bills.

Flint residents have recently filed class action two lawsuits calling for all water bills since April of 2014 to be considered null and void because of the fact that the water was poisonous.

“We are seeking for the court to declare that all the bills that have been issued for usage of water invalid because the water has not been fit for its intended purpose,” said Trachelle Young, one of the attorneys bringing the lawsuit said in court.

“Essentially, the residents have been getting billed for water that they cannot use. Because of that, we do not feel that is a fair way to treat the residents,” Young added.

Recent estimates have indicated that it could take up to 15 years and over $60 million to fix the problem, and the residents will be essentially forced to live there until the problem is solved. Despite the fact that the issue is obviously the government’s responsibility, they have made it illegal for people to sell their homes because of the fact that they are known to carry contaminated water. Meanwhile, residents are still left to purchase bottled water on their own, in addition to paying their water bill.

Although this problem is finally getting national media attention in Flint, they aren’t the only city with contaminated water supplies. In fact, a recent report published by The Guardian showed that public water supplies across the country were experiencing similar issues.

This crisis highlights the many dangers of allowing the government to maintain a monopoly on the water supply and calls attention to the fact that decentralized solutions to water distribution should be a goal that we start working towards.

Who are the Real Robbers?

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Author Anonymous
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During a robbery, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.

When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”

This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!

When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”

The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”

This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!

After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.

This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”

This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.

The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”

This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”

The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.

This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!

So who are the real robbers here?

You Don’t Have the Right to Remain Silent

Thank you Brandon L. Garrett
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In a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you’re arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions. The court’s move to cut off the right to remain silent is wrong and also dangerous—because it encourages the kind of high-pressure questioning that can elicit false confessions.

Here are the facts from Salinas: Two brothers were shot at home in Houston. There were no witnesses—only shotgun shell casings left at the scene. Genovevo Salinas had been at a party at that house the night before the shooting, and police invited him down to the station, where they talked for an hour. They did not arrest him or read him his Miranda warnings. Salinas agreed to give the police his shotgun for testing. Then the cops asked whether the gun would match the shells from the scene of the murder. According to the police, Salinas stopped talking, shuffled his feet, bit his lip, and started to tighten up.

At trial, Salinas did not testify, but prosecutors described his reportedly uncomfortable reaction to the question about his shotgun. Salinas argued this violated his Fifth Amendment rights: He had remained silent, and the Supreme Court had previously made clear that prosecutors can’t bring up a defendant’s refusal to answer the state’s questions. This time around, however, Justice Samuel Alito blithely responded that Salinas was “free to leave” and did not assert his right to remain silent. He was silent. But somehow, without a lawyer, and without being told his rights, he should have affirmatively “invoked” his right to not answer questions. Two other justices signed on to Alito’s opinion. Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Antonin Scalia joined the judgment, but for a different reason; they think Salinas had no rights at all to invoke before his arrest (they also object to Miranda itself). The upshot is another terrible Roberts Court ruling on confessions. In 2010 the court held that a suspect did not sufficiently invoke the right to remain silent when he stubbornly refused to talk, after receiving his Miranda warnings, during two hours of questioning. Now people have to somehow invoke the right to remain silent even when they’re not formal suspects and they haven’t been heard the Miranda warnings. As Orin Kerr points out on the Volokh Conspiracy, this just isn’t realistic.

The court’s ruling in Salinas is all the more troubling because during such informal, undocumented, and unregulated questioning, there are special dangers that police may, intentionally or not, coax false confessions from innocent suspects. I have spent years studying cases of people exonerated by DNA testing. A large group of those innocent people falsely confessed—and many supposedly admitted their guilt even before any formal interrogation. Take the case of Nicholas Yarris, who was exonerated by DNA testing in 2003, after 20 years in prison. He had been convicted and sentenced to death in Pennsylvania for the murder of a woman found raped, beaten, and stabbed near her abandoned Chrysler Cordoba.

When informally questioned, police said, Yarris volunteered that he knew the victim had been raped, and that the victim’s Chrysler had a brown “landau” roof (a vinyl fake convertible look). That was a striking detail, especially since the police had kept it out of the press. No tape was made of the interrogation. The police didn’t even produce notes. And now that DNA has cleared Yarris, we know his confession was false, and that he must not have volunteered the fact about the car roof at all.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Salinas encourages the kind of loosey-goosey, and easily contaminated, police questioning that led to Yarris’ wrongful conviction. Salinas may very well have been guilty of the two murders. But in many cases, as in this one, there are no eyewitnesses and not much other evidence of guilt: That is why the police may desperately need a confession. And that makes it crucial for them to handle interrogations and confessions with the utmost care. The court appreciated none of the pressures police face, and how they can squeeze an innocent suspect. Alito and the other conservatives were not troubled that there was no video to confirm that Salinas was in fact uncomfortable as well as silent. If Salinas had answered the question by exclaiming that he was innocent, could police have reported that he sounded desperate and like a liar? The court’s new ruling puts the “defendant in an impossible predicament. He must either answer the question or remain silent,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in dissent (joined by the other three liberal-moderates). “If he answers the question, he may well reveal, for example, prejudicial facts, disreputable associates, or suspicious circumstances—even if he is innocent.” But if he doesn’t answer, at trial, police and prosecutors can now take advantage of his silence, or perhaps even of just pausing or fidgeting.

Questions first, rights later is the approach the court’s majority now endorses. And by giving the police more incentive to ask questions informally, the new ruling will also undermine the key reform that police have adopted to prevent false confessions: videotaping entire interrogations. Why not try to trap a suspect before the camera starts rolling? In only a few cases like Yarris’ will there be DNA to test. The likely result of the court’s embrace of shoddy interrogation tactics: more wrongful convictions.

Pledge of Allegiance

Thank You Rudy TwoMoon
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One act doesn’t justify another. To stand for that flag says you agree to the useless murdering of another under the guise of false pretenses. To use a human who is wounded is a form of guilt ridden propaganda used to side track this issue and is the lowest form of mind control….and implies to the youth murder is justified if your government pays for it. Do not get me wrong, I’m so offended the government has used, abused and murdered it’s own, I will never stand for that flag or anything it represents. The amount of disregard and disrespect for human life of this flag should never be honored by anyone ever again.

This flag is committing war against its own nation right now, abusing elders and youth, poisoning food, water and land, enslaving through banking and forced pharmaceutical mandated laws, all the while protecting the criminals from us with more laws, enslaved and genocided it’s original residents, built all its prison industrial complexes for its current residents based on laws which made the human a criminal in the first place and justifying all this as freedom.

We are living a delusion. We are absolutely delusional to honor such a piece of filth and lies. We are throwing our children at bullets to continue this way of life.

My Best Christmas Ever

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My best Christmas ever was the first we spent in Colorado 1981. We were so broke we couldn’t afford anything. My oldest son was 11 at the time and late Christmas Eve he and his best friend crossed a busy street to the abandoned Christmas tree lot, climbed the fence, grabbed a tree and tossed it over and ran like the wind before the cops caught them. All night long the 2 boys cut snowflakes out of lined school paper. Christmas morning I walked into my empty living room and there before me stood the most beautiful Christmas Tree covered in paper love.

 

 
2015 Christmas from my oldest son Rudy TwoMoon who handcrafted this beautiful necklace

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San Bernardino False Flag

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Splashed across every online news outlet “San Bernardino Shooters Syed Rizwan Farook 28 and Tashfeen Malik 27 Shoot and Kill 14 Injure 21. One Suspect still on the loose” Dec. 2, 2015 10:59 am PST, at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino CA Dept. Health Training Event and Holiday Party, (rented by an outside private 3rd party) with approximate 80 employees in attendance including Syed Farook. 3 shooters, Farook and Malik and a 3rd unknown assailant, wearing non-armored black tactical outfits and ski masks and armed with military style semi-automatic pistols and rifles opened fire on attendees. After the shooting, the couple fled in a rented SUV. San Bernardino SWAT team was conducting its monthly training exercise a few blocks away and was able to arrive within 14 minutes wearing protective gear. The gunfire lasted under a minute before both perpetrators were killed.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist and coincidence is not conspiracy, but I believe this was a FALSE FLAG: Two days prior to the shooting SWAT announced “Victor Valley College officials would like to inform students and area residents there will be an “active shooter” training exercise on the VVC campus on Monday, November 30th. There will be significant police presence at this time.”

I find it highly suspect SWAT was suited up and ready to go and still training 2 days later, AND when did police begin training with live ammo? They don’t! How many vehicles are needed in a training exercise? There were an unprecedented number of governmental vehicles, around 400 on the scene (many federal).

As for news coverage MSNBC reported “It looks like the 3 actors” and “the 3 actors have been caught”, When has mainstream media ever labeled a suspect an actor or were they was the speaking literally or figuratively? When it’s consistently repeated, no they don’t.

Sally Abdelmageed works at the Inland Regional Center saw the attackers enter the building “three men, dressed in all black, military attire with vests on holding assault rifles and one of them opened up the door to building three… and he… opens up the door to building three and … he… starts to spray, shoot all over into the room… I couldn’t see a face, he had a black hat on (mask) and uh, from my view all I could see was a black hat (mask) and long sleeve shirt… black cargo pants with zippers on the sides, big puffy pockets, he had a huge assault rifle and extra ammo… I just saw three dressed exactly the same…. their skin tone looked white. They looked like they were athletic build. They appeared to be tall.”

There are a couple of problems when it comes to the police version. It was broadcast for everyone to lock their doors and stay inside; then police announced they’d caught a “suspect” and subsequently let him go. That would mean the third man is still at large, running loose but he’s no longer mentioned, he’s just been forgotten, swept under the rug like there was no 3rd person. Then there’s Tashfeen Malik who wasn’t male, athletic, or tall. Tashfeen was short, small and only weighed 90 lb.

By Dec. 4th the house had already been cleared by the FBI. Since when does law enforcement wind up an investigation in 48 hours and leave evidence behind? And for that matter who leaves their social security card, driver’s license and passports out in the open? Coincidentally ALL terrorists just happen to leave important documents sitting out in the open, just lying around and FBI wouldn’t remove them for processing. Yeah, right.

The Macy’s card on the table would be documented and numbers run to see what was purchased. The Quran would have been seized to check for fingerprints, notes, or highlighted passages AND it was conveniently printed in English. Photos of friends and associates weren’t seized – what if they were in on the shooting? Its come-on knowledge shredded documents are confiscated, taken to the lab where countless hours are invested putting bits of paper back together like a jigsaw puzzle, yet a trash basket was partially full and the scanner which captures and stores images indefinitely were also left behind. The FBI examines crime screens with a fine tooth comb because everything in that apartment is EVIDENCE but there was no fingerprint dust on the walls or any of the furniture. Real law enforcement collect of hair, fluid, and fiber samples, meticulously cataloging everything, then transporting the evidence back to the lab where Forensic Scientists would run tests. Law Enforcement wouldn’t leave a residence unsecured for anyone to access; more often than not forensic personnel would go back for a second, third, fourth and even more times check to make sure nothing was missed yet “Inside Edition” was able to pay $1,000 to landlord Doyle Miller who used a crowbar to open the door and allow reporters and photographers inside. Eyewitnesses claim the landlord was whisked away in an FBI van immediately following media departure.

I also find it odd that Michael Wetzel’s (man with 6 kids) wife Renee learned of the shooting she immediately alerted the Facebook support group which she belongs. Celia Behar the co-founder opened a GoFundMe account stating “She (Renee) started crying” “She just felt so much relief that there was such a cushion.” Common, whose first reaction to the death of their husband would be to get on Facebook? And in the photograph CNN publicized, what’s going on with the daughter in the pink dress? Her arm around her brother looks nothing like her other arm! Bad Photoshop?

Gunmen enter into known gun free zones and while it does make for a compelling argument, the advent of crisis and guns leads to an even bigger melee if the average Joe/Jane carried. It’s very apparent these shootings are less random and are actively being planned in order to traumatize the public into thinking the state can only protect us with their militarized police forces because our own guns and self-defense skills won’t neutralize an active shooter.

Media calling “suspects actors” and ignoring the missing 3rd gunman allows me to recognize the telltale signs media has played into, and are even party to in these hoaxes knowing full well they’re protected by H.R. 5736 section (b) “Dissemination of Information” legalizing propaganda published by mainstream news as long as there is the possibility at least one non-US-citizen will eventually read it.

Why Such Secrecy about Private Military Contractor’s Men Working the Event? – Craft International Security Consultants
http://thiscantbehappening.net/node/1718
Breaking ‘Craft Intl Mercenaries Carried Out San Bernardino Shooting’
http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2015/12/breaking-craft-intl-mercenaries-carried-out-san-bernardino-shooting-2525728.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/12/08/440834/Craft-International-mercenaries-San-Bernardino-shooting</span>
Video evidence crime sceen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vza1oZ0Mc0
San Bernardino Shooting Hoax Suspect’s Sister Breaks Her Silence For Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvoRJs5Xn0U

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Breastfeeding in Public

Thank you Ashley Kaidel
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This was on my Fackbook Newsfeed today and I wanted to share the courage of Ashley Kaidel the woman/mother!

Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant. In the picture, it appears I’m staring off into the distance. In reality, I’m staring into the eyes of a woman staring at me. She is looking at me with disgust and shaking her head with judgement in an attempt to shame me and indirectly tell me without words that I am wrong and need to cover myself.

Let me make my reasoning clear on why I post pictures of my son and I publicly breastfeeding uncovered.
I don’t mean to say “Everyone should breast feed without a cover. Show the world your boobs!” If a mother is more comfortable covering herself because SHE feels better doing so, then I totally support that.

With that being said, the reason I post these types pictures is for the mother that tried breastfeeding uncovered once and she got shamed, she got stared and pointed at, she got nasty comments, she got asked to leave the room, she got asked to cover up.

Number one, breast feeding mothers are protected under federal law to breast feed any way, any how and any where they’re allowed to be in all circumstances otherwise. Number two, you should not ever feel shamed, belittled, embarrassed or wrong for feeding your baby the way nature intended. I do this for the person that has the mentality “Boobs are to be covered. They’re for your husbands eyes only.

They’re intimate. It’s a personal/private thing to feed your baby. Cover up out of respect. My kids don’t need to see that. Walk out of the room.” and any other derogatory, close minded comments and sentiments alike.

Again, breasts were made to sustain your baby’s life before they were made to bring pleasure to any other man, woman, partner or spouse. Their sole purpose is to make food and dispense it straight into a baby’s mouth. There is nothing weird about this and there’s no difference in me feeding my baby with my breast than you feeding yourself with a spoon.

Secondly, it is exponentially unfair and selfish to ask a mother and baby to exclude themselves from a table or event or gathering because you’re for some reason uncomfortable with how she feeds her child. No person should be isolated and shunned because they’re eating, especially when you yourself are eating while ridiculing how someone else is eating. Is it not certainly easier to avert your eyes from a displeasing sight rather than suggest or demand a mother and child remove themselves from your presence? How pompous and selfish is this? Just look away. It’s simple to do so. No harm done at all.

Lastly, your children need to see breastfeeding for the same reason you do. They need to acknowledge, comprehend and appreciate that breast milk and breast feeding is and should forever be the first and best choice for both mom and baby. Formula and bottles are a trend.

Breastfeeding is not. Your 11 year old daughter watching me nurse may say “Mom, why is that baby sucking her boobie?” But as a parent and human being that understands, respects and appreciates anatomy and mothers, your reply should only and always be “because that’s the way babies eat.” Hopefully it encourages your daughter to grow up with the goal to breast feed and experience the incredible bond and invaluable benefits it comes with.

So again, I don’t post this for attention. I don’t post this because I think everyone should nurse uncovered. I post this to give mamas encouragement. And to encourage others to make breastfeeding mothers feel accepted and supported; not alienated, ridiculed and judged.

Signed,
a badass breastfeeding (uncovered) mama.

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What If We Are The “Bad Guys? by Irwin Ozborne

Thank you Irwin Ozborne
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“We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us” – Iraqi War Vet

“Why did you shoot me?” Asked a six-year-old child “That’s not fair. I’m just a girl. I do not do anything, I just had my doll in my hand. Why you shoot me?”

“I was just riding in my car with my family and I got injured so I had to have surgery,” said the child, “…because I got shot [by the] American people.”

She lived, but her family members are a couple of the 165,000 Iraqi civilians killed in the Iraq War since 2003. However, that number is quite low and only based on reported information. However, household surveys are far more accurate and estimate between 400,000 and 650,000 deaths.

“I guess while I was there, the general attitude was, A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi,” said Spc. Jeff Englehart, 26, of Grand Junction, Colorado

“I remember one woman walking by,” said Jason Washburn, a corporal in the US Marines who served three tours in Iraq. He told the audience at the Winter Soldier hearings that took place March 13-16, 2008, in Silver Spring, Maryland, “She was carrying a huge bag, and she looked like she was heading toward us, so we lit her up with the Mark 19, which is an automatic grenade launcher, and when the dust settled, we realized that the bag was full of groceries. She had been trying to bring us food and we blew her to pieces.”

Disclaimer of Cognitive Dissonance:

Before reading any further, I would like to inform the reader that this article will likely provoke strong emotional reaction and some will find it offensive. In fact, I already am aware of many of the negative remarks that will arise, so I will just address them now.

I do not hate the troops and I do not hate people associated with the military. Quite the contrary, I feel badly for them because they are being brainwashed, manipulated, and used to fight bogus wars under the disguise of protecting our freedom; when in reality they are only fighting to secure financial interests for the elite and corporations. Then when they return with PTSD, injuries, mental health, addiction, unemployment, homelessness, anger, and violence, they VA does not provide the services they need. They are treated like pawns to profit those at top.

Not all the troops misbehave and you are focusing on the minority. This true, the majority of the troops are good people who follow orders. However, the orders that they are following are destructive and evil. Many of Hitler’s Gestapo were probably good people following orders, but they will always be viewed as evil by association.

How can you not support them, when they are protecting your freedom? They do not protect my freedoms. All military interventions since World War II, have been solely to secure resources from third world nations to help profit American businesses. This is all done under disguises of threats – such as the Cold War with no clear enemy and the threat of Communism; the War on Drugs with no clear enemy; and the War on Terror.

Death threats and Personal Attacks: I can handle personal attacks, as that just shows me that you have nothing to argue the statements of the article. However, death threats are always quite ironic. The death threats come from veterans or military supporters because they have so much love for their country. They tell me that they dedicated their lives to protecting my freedoms. First, see number three, you did not protect my freedoms. And second, if you care so much about my freedoms, you should be happy that I am exercising them. To threaten to end my life for stating my point of view is not protecting my freedom, that is actually imposing that I am not allowed these freedoms unless it follows a certain point of view.
Immediately after World War II, the United States has been intervening in countries as a means to making the world safe for American corporations; enhancing financial statements of defense contractors and members of congress; preventing the rise of any society that might serve as a successful example of an alternative to capitalism.

In 1953, the United States overthrew the Iran government after they tried to nationalize and profit off their own resources, oil. This led to oppression and torture of the Iran people, while foreign powers took over control of their oil.

Similarly in Guatemala, the democratically elected government was seeking to nationalize the United Fruit Company. The United States turned this into a death field under the disguise of Soviet threat, in reality had huge commercial interests in the United Fruit Company.

The same things happened if you were neutral in the Cold War, you would soon get paid a visit by the United States to provide you “Freedom.” It happened in Italy, Greece, Albania, Indonesia, and the list goes on. Of course the Korean War and Vietnam Wars in which our history books seem to miss. The “Secret Wars” in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War.

In the Congo, their first democratically elected president called for economic liberation which was later deemed as communism. Eleven days later he was assassinated by the request of President Eisenhower. The area is one of the richest in the world with natural resources, but the people live in extreme poverty as there is constant genocide in the area as people work in the mines to sell diamonds and cobalt to Western powers.

This list goes on-and-on (Indonesia, Chile, Nicaragua, Libya, El Savlador, Haiti, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.) with more than 70 different countries in which we have intervened with in the past seventy years. That is on average of one country per year we have invaded for nearly a century to support American interests, not protect my freedoms.

Supporting the Troops:

Supporters of the war in Iraq should do some outside research as to what is really happening without just blindly supporting the troops because they are American. In 2007, WikiLeaks revealed footage of U.S. Soldiers killing 12 civilians and wounding two children. However, this was clearly not an isolated incident as Kelly Doughetery, former director of Veterans Against the War, explained:

“The abuses committed in the occupations, far from being the result of a ‘few bad apples’ misbehaving, are the result of our government’s Middle East policy, which is crafted in the highest spheres of US power.”

Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, was a 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped by U.S. Soldiers while they killed her family before ending her life. It was all pre-meditated, and they targeted her because there was only one male living in that house.

“During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom,” Sgt. Paul Cortez admitted, “After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead.”

“Green then placed himself between Abeer’s legs to rape her,” he added, “When Green was finished, he stood up and shot Abeer in the head two or three times.”

The entire crime took about five minutes and the girl knew her parents and sister had been shot while she was being raped.

Then Chris Kyle writes a book referring to the Iraqis as the ‘savages’? Before this fictional book is turned this into a propaganda film used to promote further killings.

This is what we are supporting when we say “We Support the Troops.” We are supporting systematic and barbaric killings of many innocent people, to provide for a war that benefits corporations and rich politicians. The Yellow Ribbon we proudly display to show our pride is the modern-day Swastika, showing our support for savagery.

There have been a few cases in which this makes mainstream media. In Afghanistan, an army squad commander led a “Kill Team” in which they killed civilians for sport and collected body parts as trophies. And in 2006, the Al Ishaqi massacre in Iraq included the killing of 11 innocent civilians including five children and four women. The Pentagon portrays this as part of an operation directed at Al Qaeda.

However, so many more every-day occurrences never reached the headlines. A boy with both his arms lost, a dead baby on the pavement, or cars full of dead families that were trying to escape the war zone.

But what happens, when you are an eye-witness to these slayings and reveal the information to the American public? You get sent to prison. Bradley Manning, released thousands of documents to WikiLeaks providing evidence of U.S. torture, abuse, and soldiers laughing as they killed civilians. Did the soldiers get punished? No, but Manning was sentenced to prison for 35 years for exposing the truth.

The Haditha killings in 2005, left 24 civilians dead – including women, elderly and children – who were shot multiple times from close range and were unarmed. The court case drug on for six years before six officers had charges dropped, another found not guilty, and the eighth was convicted of negligent dereliction of duty and sentenced to lowering his rank.

In a few interviews with Marines it was later said that so many civilians were found dead after being killed by unknown factions in the Iraq conflict that civilian deaths seemed routine, and one sergeant testified that he would order his men to shoot vehicles that failed to stop at military checkpoints even if it were possible that children could be in the car.

One of the wars most iconic photographs is that by Chris Hondros’s image of Samar Hassan, age 5, covered in blood screaming after just witnessing her parents being blown away by U.S. Soldiers, as well as her 11-year-old brother severely injured. Her brother then went to the United States for treatment, and was later killed by insurgents in retaliation for going to the United States for treatment.

Then there is three-year-old, Dalal, is sitting in her home with her family in late March of 2003. At three-years-old, we are still exploring the world and trying to figure out how things work. But, for Dalal, she would figure out more truth about how the world works at age three, than most Americans will learn in a lifetime. Her home was hit with a missile, which killed her brother and injured her mother. She also lost her right leg that day.

And Omar, age 7, was traveling to Bahgdad to visit relatives when they came upon confused U.S. troops who opened fire. Omar’s father was shot twice in the back trying to rescue his son. He got him out of the car, but could not rescue his wife – Omar’s mother – as she burnt to death.

“My whole family was devastated by what was happening,” said Omar’s father, “The most devastating was losing my wife.”

The United States refers to these losses of life as “collateral damage.”

An estimated four-percent of Iraq’s population has been killed due to the war since 1991 and that does not include the ongoing poverty, starvation, disease, cancer from depleted uranium and birth defects. That “collateral damages” sounds more like genocide.

Khalid Hamdan Abd lost two of his sons, three cousins, and has his infant daughter wounded with 17 pieces of micro-shrapnel in one eye and 11 pieces of micro-shrapnel in the other eye, and a detached retina. He was brought to America by a group called nomorevictims.com in which they helped provide surgery for his infant daughter to prevent her from going blind. He states:

“It is kind of scary to go back, because even if you are just driving your car peacefully in the street, you might be shot by the American troops for no reason.”

These stories don’t even begin to include the families being wiped away by drone strikes in Pakistan. An estimated 200 children have been killed due to drone strikes in which one 16-year-old states, “we no longer like when skies are blue, because drones don’t fly in gray skies.”

President Obama refers to drone strikes as “targeted killing”; however, they have targeted 41 men, which has resulted in the deaths of 1,147 others.

Buried deep in the $800-billion defense budget, the Pentagon agreed to add in five million dollars to fund families killed by American airstrikes. I guess the next logical step, would be to admit to the ongoing war crimes committed daily in these wars.

Part 5) Unarmed Victim Archive of Law Enforcement Murders 1,000 – 1,250

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Currently, there is no national database documenting the murders of un-armed people by police, security guards, self-appointed vigilantes or bounty hunters. Although not all victims found here were weaponless, the fatal murdering of the unarmed: whether they are of ethnic origin, disabled, mentally ill, homeless or their sexual orientation, by Police Departments across the country is unjustified, and the vast majority of officers involved are not being held accountable.

I believe ALL those listed below regardless of whether they were in the process of perpetrating a crime, in a gang, drug possession, incarceration, resisting arrest, alluding, a weapon thrown aside, mentally ill or just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they are all victims. Victims who loved and were loved. This memorial is dedicated to all the Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters, Husbands and Wife’s, Grandparents, Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Lovers, Friends and Neighbors who have lost someone at the hands of law enforcement. For all the heartbreak, shed tears, unanswered questions, lies and grief for a life unfulfilled, to you I give honor, for “there but for the grace of God go I”. May you find peace in knowing their bloodshed will not go unnoticed nor will their life be forgotten.

As we remember victims of violence let us remember the sadness of loss. May that sadness be transformed into compassion for the victim and their loved ones. May the fear struck in us by the power of tragedy give way to reverence at the unending power of unconditional love. May we uncover the energy of our anger and use it to right what is wrong in our own behavior toward one another and to challenge the mindsets and systems which enable and promote violence. May love gently wipe the tears from our eyes and remove the fear from our hearts. Look with favor upon the families and friends who mourn the victims and comfort those who are in grief and despair, that peace, the fruit of justice and charity may reign for each of us gathered here today. For all victims of crime, abuse, harassment and all who commit acts of violence; from those who speak harsh words in anger, to those who hate others who are different from themselves, to those who take the life of another, may we learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.

My definition of Unarmed
Please keep in mind I am only able to research and write bio’s on 5-7 victims per day. Each bio is verified through multiple sources, photos are retrieved, copied, cropped. Each bio is written and condensed close as possible to a single paragraph, many have links to READ MORE. Each name, age, state and ethnicity are entered into 3 data bases and then, after all pertinent information has been gathered I individually post to the website. Therefore each bio takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

It is at my discretion as to what I consider as being unarmed. If the person has a weapon but is unable to use it because it’s under a seat, knocked to the side, fallen to the ground, in someone else’s possession etc. I consider that person unarmed. If someone is shot in the back, I consider that person unarmed. If there appears to be questionable circumstances surrounding the death, I consider that person unarmed. If the person is mentally ill and can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed. Even if the person is a felon and has a violent criminal history, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If someone is in the commission of a crime, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If ANYONE can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed.

There is no reason, in my opinion to shoot someone when police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes/bounty hunters yet cannot manage the capture of citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them.

However, if someone is shooting, holding a weapon or hurting someone (including an officer) and there is absolutely no other way to control them, I consider that person armed. Mind you, I credit witness statements far above police reports.

I DO NOT believe Law Enforcement reports. Lies the police tell that are so familiar anyone can recite them: “Reached for waist band”; “Pointed hand at police in a threatening manner.” “Backed the car toward officers” “Lunged at me” “Had a black object in hand” “Tried to grab gun” “Officers of the Un-Peace” or “Un-Peace Officers” Campaigns were formed against the “Blue Code” supposedly making it more visible to the public eye have taken place but all they seem to be doing is allowing the police to police the police and the police. Police are liars, period. So please don’t think I would even consider relying on their statements. The code of Blue Silence is too real to be ignored, and has been proven over and over again to be the real badge of the law.

As for Grand Juries they’ve been bought and paid for in more cases than can be counted. There is something fundamentally unfair about a grand jury system which doesn’t reflect the racial, political and ethnic diversity of the community it serves and the people it indicts.

Visual map displaying accounts of extrajudicial killings of people of colour beginning in 2012 https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215510872499841685660.0004c577c714cfc6b9ef1&msa=0&dg=feature

Unfortunately due to the ongoing killings by Police and Vigilantes/Bounty Hunters claiming Stand Your Ground (Castle Doctrine) this list will continue to grow. Please keep in mind each victim is double and triple checked for accuracy, therefore it takes approximately 40-60 minutes to complete each bio, including editing, separating into 4 data bases and posting online to the appropriate page(s). This website is an extremely time consuming endeavor, yet a true labor of love, but often mentally overwhelming and occasionally must be set aside as I regroup. If you have a family member, friend or know of someone killed at the hands of Law Enforcement or Bounty Hunters/Vigilante(s) please leave their name, age, state, date of death etc. by replying in the comment box; they will be given top priority on the next post and you will receive links to their location(s). Completed bio’s on this page have ** # and 1, 2, 3 or 4 behind the entry denoting the part/page where the bio can be found. Due to lack of space ((#)) signifies mental disorders, including but not limited to Suicide.

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Unarmed Black Man In America

Santos RodriquezSantos Rodriquez 12 H/M Dallas TX July 24, 1973 – Yanked by Police Officer Darrell L. Cain and another Officer Santos and David Rodriguez were pulled from their grandfather’s home in the middle of the night. Shoeless and in handcuffs Santos along with his 13-year-old brother, David were driven to a vacant lot behind a Fina gas station where a vending machine had been robbed of $8. The handcuffed boy denied he’d taken the change. As Officer Darrell Cain continued to interrogate Santos he attempted to force a confession Russian roulette-style by placing his .357 Magnum pointed at Santos’ left ear. The second time he placed the gun to Santos’ head he pulled the trigger, it fired and Santos died instantly. Police Officer Darrell L. Cain was sentenced to only five years in prison for murder with malice and was released after serving half the term. SMU scholarship has been named after Santos Rodriguez http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/smu-scholarship-named-after-santos-rodriguez-12-year-old-killed-in-73-by-dallas-cop.html/ . It took 40 years, one month and 28 days, before Dallas City Hall Dallas’ top official at last offered an apology. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/south-dallas/headlines/20150724-mourners-remember-dallas-boy-killed-by-police-42-years-ago.ece

Darrin “Dagwood” HannahDarrin “Dagwood” Hannah 45 B/M Waukegan IL Nov. 13, 2011 – Hannah was arrested and subdued by police when they were called to his apartment over a domestic dispute. Pictures taken after his arrest show severe injuries to his face. Reportedly, the police also tasered Hannah. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries a week later. After the autopsy the coroner said that Hannah’s sickle cell anemia was aggravated by fists and stun guns used during his arrest so that the official cause of death was changed from undetermined to homicide. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/death-of-man-tasered-by-police-ruled-homicide/

Jeremy John LinhartJeremy John Linhart 30 W/M Findlay OH June 9, 2015 – Linhart was the only passenger in a car that was stopped by police at about 3:05 a.m. in the 800 block of West Sandusky Street, for a “regular traffic violation.” During the traffic stop, the driver and the passenger were “removed from” the vehicle, the chief said. The passenger then allegedly tried to get back into the vehicle, at which time the officer interfered and the victim was shot during a struggle, the chief said. Findlay police do not use dashboard or body cameras. https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/06/09/Findlay-officer-involved-in-shooting.html

William Dick IIIWilliam Dick III 28 N/M Confederated Tribes Colville Reservation Tonasket WA April 4, 2015 – Unarmed Dick, who had allegedly robbed a hitchhiker at gunpoint earlier in the day, fled from officers in his van. He eventually crashed into a tree and ran away. After being caught he was tasered and handcuffed, and stopped breathing soon after.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/coulee-dam-man-dies-following-taser-incident/

Dominick Ray WiseDominick Ray Wise 30 B/M Culpepper VA March 30, 2015 – Wise was believed to be intoxicated and was walking erratically in the middle of the road. Police attempted to get him on the sidewalk and the interaction eventually escalated to a scuffle. One officer had his nose broken. Police used a Taser on Wise and he became unresponsive shortly after. http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/crime_courts/culpeper-man-dies-after-being-tasered-by-police/article_46debc2a-d727-11e4-a18f-5b06a6f5b1bd.html

No Photo Available-001Darnell Hutchinson 32 San Leandro CA Oct. 9, 2011 – Hutchinson was reportedly scaring customers and refusing to leave Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, a restaurant in San Leandro. He was acting paranoid, thought someone was following him, and saying he needed to use someone’s phone. When officers tried to take him into custody, the police claim he resisted, and one of the officers used a taser on him. It is unclear how many times the taser was used. Hutchinson was placed in handcuffs, and immediately became unresponsive and his health deteriorated. He was taken by ambulance to an East Bay hospital, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19097286

Gerald E. HallGerald E. Hall 34 B/M Oklahoma City OK Sept. 26, 2011 – Police took him into custody at a convenience store after Hall allegedly attempted to pour charcoal lighter fluid on an apartment building nearby then barricaded himself in the store restroom when police arrived. As officers tried to arrest Hall they claim he became combative and fought with them. Tased repeatedly Hall became unresponsive then taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Six police officers were involved in the incident. http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2011/09/oklahoma-man-dies.html

Anastasio Hernandez RojasAnastasio Hernandez Rojas 42 H/M San Diego CA May 28, 2010 – Rojas a California resident since age 18 longtime San Diego resident; tortured to death by federal officers at a Border Patrol station as he resisted being deported.
Tortured to death by California Border Patrol. http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

No Photo Available-001Ross Anthony 25 Dallas TX June 9, 2015 – Anthony was “exhibiting erratic behavior” when he was found inside a parked vehicle. Numerous citizens called 911 reporting the behavior of Mr. Anthony, who police say was “running into the traffic lanes, approaching vehicles and banging on the windows of nearby businesses.” According to the statement, Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics drove past the scene along the 5400 block of North Jim Miller Road, near Samuell Boulevard, and tried to help him. But he wasn’t interested, police say: “He banged his fists on the hood of the ambulance and entered into another citizen’s vehicle as officers arrived on scene.” Police say the officers tried to coax him out of the car, at which point he cracked the door open “slightly” allowing officers to reach in and grab him. After officers ordered him to exit the vehicle, police claim there was a struggle, and extra help was requested. Sgt. Ned Charles, Officer James MacDonald, Sgt. Daniel Cordero and Officer Paul Kessenich was the officer who deployed and used his Taser on Anthony. When Anthony began exhibiting signs of medical distress he was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2015/06/09/man-dies-after-dallas-police-deploy-taser/28726075/

Roberto Pérez PérezRoberto Pérez Pérez 63 H/M San Diego CA Jan. 13, 2011 – Beaten while in detention for trying to re-enter the U.S. and died due to lack of proper medical care. California Border Patrol http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

Nicholas ThomasNicholas Thomas 23 B/M Cobb County GA March 24, 2015 – Officers claim Thomas fled from the Goodyear store where he worked in a customer’s vehicle when they attempted to serve him a warrant. Police say Thomas was driving towards them and that they feared for their lives, prompting them to fire on the car. Witnesses dispute Thomas was attempting to flee, and some say the vehicle was not moving at all. Thomas was dealing with legal issues related to an alleged assault of a police officer a year earlier. http://fusion.net/story/109439/atlanta-police-shooting-why-cops-shouldnt-shoot-at-moving-cars/

Joseph TassinariJoseph Tassinari “Smokn Joe T” 63 W/M Glendale AZ March 24, 2015 – Tassinari, a Vietnam veteran, was wanted for allegedly brandishing a weapon during an incident earlier in the day. According to police, Tassinari refused to comply with orders from an officer who had arrived at his residence. He was tasered and then allegedly reached for his waistband before being shot dead. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/12-news/2015/03/25/12news-officer-involved-shooting-glendale-joe-tassinari/70463988/

No Photo Available-001Ryan Keith Bolinger 28 Des Moines IA June 10, 2015 – An officer had pulled over a driver for an unrelated traffic stop. A few minutes later, another car pulled up alongside so close that the officer couldn’t open the car door. The driver of the other vehicle (Bolinger ) got out and danced around, before getting back in his car. Police followed. The pursuit was low-speed, about the speed limit, and lasted about two minutes. he driver did a U-turn and stopped abruptly and the police officer swerved to miss the car, stopping in front of the vehicle, as another police vehicle pulled up. the driver of the other car got out and moved toward the police car that had just arrived. The officer in that vehicle opened fire and shot Bolinger in the torso. He was declared dead at a hospital.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/06/10/fatal-shooting-officer-involved-merle-hay-urbandale/28779873/

Troy BoydTroy Boyd 36 W/M Pike County MS March 15, 2015 – Boyd was accused of riding a quad bike erratically with a machete strapped to the back of his bike. Officials claim one of the deputies who responded to the call opened fire when Boyd allegedly tried to run them over with the bike.
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/28529112/suspect-on-4-wheeler-shot-killed-by-pike-county-authorities?clienttype=generic

Antonio PerezAntonio Perez 32 H/M Los Angeles CA March 12, 2015 – Police said they opened fire on Lopez when he reached for his waistband while fleeing on foot after his vehicle crashed. He was a suspect in a burglary and was driving a stolen car. No weapon was discovered. http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20150313/foot-pursuit-in-unincorporated-walnut-park-ends-in-fatal-deputy-involved-shooting

Thomas Allen Jr.Thomas Allen Jr. 34 B/M St. Louis MO Feb. 28, 2015 – Allen was in a passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over for not signaling and for making an illegal left turn. Allen was searched, found to have no weapons and was allowed back in the car. While officers questioned the driver, Allen got into the front seat and tried to drive away. One officer got into the passenger’s seat as Allen tried to get away, and wrestled with him before shooting him. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/suspect-in-wellson-police-shooting-dies-of-wounds/article_7572d365-c0d0-515f-a2d5-bc6ab6a2265d.html

No Photo Available-001Francisco Manuel Cesena 40 H/M San Ysidro Port of Entry CA Dec. 24, 2014 – While he sat in a holding cell, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checked his record. It showed Cesena was wanted on a warrant and was considered armed and dangerous. The decedent was sitting on a bench when he suddenly got up, hurdled the gate to the agents’ desk and began physically attacking the agents.” He was forced to the ground. Multiple agents fired Tasers at Cesena and tried to restrain him for nearly 10 minutes, according to the report. He was then handcuffed, and one agent appeared to put something over or around his mouth. Eight minutes later Cesena was found unresponsive and he later was pronounced dead at a local hospital. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jun/09/border-crossing-death-francisco-cesena/

Amilcar Perez-LopezAmilcar Perez-Lopez 21 H/M San Francisco CA Feb. 26, 2015 – Police said Perez-Lopez wielded a knife while trying to steal a bike. Plainclothes officers shot him when he allegedly ignored their demands to drop the knife, which protesters later said he wouldn’t have understood because he did not speak English. Witnesses reportedly contradicted the police account, saying Perez-Lopez was trying to get his phone back from the owner of the bike. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-police-shoot-suspect-in-Mission-District-6104854.php

Danny A. ElrodDanny A. Elrod 39 W/M Omaha NE Feb. 24, 2015 – Officers Lugod, Bradley Bornhoft, Nicole Geyza and Patricia Pope made contact with Danny Elrod, the suspect in the Family Dollar robbery, in the parking lot of Sports Car Garage. The officers allegedly gave Elrod loud verbal commands to show his hands and to get on the ground, which Elrod refused to comply with. Elrod reportedly climbed onto the hood of one of the vehicles parked in the parking lot and continued to be non-compliant. Geyza deployed a taser, but it was ineffective. Unarmed Elrod was being pursued in connection to a robbery at a Family Dollar store. Police claim Elrod told them he had a weapon and reached for his waistband several times. His wife claims to have seen the entire incident and says he raised his arms. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod shot Elrod 6 times. http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-released-in-mondays-officerinvolved-shooting/31458074

Adam ThomasAdam Thomas 27 W/M East Hemet CA Nov. 8, 2014 – Adam Thomas had accepted a job as a solar panel installer and was staying at a friend’s house. Brandon Thomas said a witness told him a neighbor came to the house to complain about teenagers racing cars up and down the street. His brother was indoors trying to sleep but came outside and asked what was going on. His brother was shot five times during a confrontation with the armed suspect. Police arrived to find Adam Thomas, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officer John Demery, 40, an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent and Hemet resident, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide.
http://ktla.com/2014/11/08/off-duty-border-patrol-arrested-after-east-hemet-shooting-leaves-1-man-dead/

No Photo Available-001Glenn D. Norman 46 /M Osage Beach MO Oct. 4, 2011 – Norman reportedly broke into a home and struggled with the owner of the house. The owner called the police and Norman left the residence. Police found Norman in the neighborhood and, after he resisted arrest. Sheriff deputies electrocuted Norman until he stopped breathing. Several minutes later, he began having troubles breathing. Paramedics were called. He was pronounced dead on the scene by an on duty Lake Regional Emergency Room physician. http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=670662

Ruben VillalpandoRuben Villalpando 31, Grapevine TX Feb. 20, 2015 – Villalpando was pulled over after leading Officer Robert Clark on a chase. Dashcam video shows the officer ordering Villalpando to stay where he is, as he slowly shuffles towards Clark’s police cruiser with his hands on his head. Villalpando is shot dead just after he walks past the camera’s view. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/tarrant-county-grand-jury-declined-to-indict-in-grapevine-police-involved-shooting-of-mexican-immigrant.html/

Betty Diane SextonBetty Diane Sexton 43 W/F Gastonia NC Feb.17, 2015 – Sexton was shot when she ignored instructions to drop a gun, according to authorities. She had called the police to help her remove ‘unwanted house guests’. Relatives said Sexton was attempting to lower her weapon yet two witnesses agreed with the police account. http://myfox8.com/2015/02/22/answers-wanted-after-mother-shot-killed-by-officer-at-nc-home/

Jonathan PierceJonathan Pierce 37 W/M Port St. Joe FL Feb. 11, 2015 – Port St. Joe Police have released a statement that they arrested a Pierce and transported him to the station. The case is being investigated as an “officer involved in a shooting At 7:39 p.m. EST, the man died while in police custody.
http://www.starfl.com/news/local-news/four-months-no-answers-in-officer-involved-shooting-1.490090

Candace L. BlakleyCandace L. Blakley 24 W/F No. Augusta SC June 13, 2015 – pronounced dead at the scene from a fatal gunshot wound, the Aiken County coroner confirmed that the shooting victim was Deputy Matthew Blakley’s wife, 24-year old, Candace L. Blakley. Deputy Blakley was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and he was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.
http://www.nbc26.tv/story/29316181/off-duty-aiken-county-deputy-arrested-in-connection-with-north-augusta-shooting-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-for-allegedly-shooting-wife

Boren FamilyKelley Boren 32 W/F Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Boren FamilyHaley Marie Boren 5 W/F Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Boren FamilyJoshua Boren Jr 7 W/M Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Marie King Marie King 55 W/F Lindon 2014 – UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

No Photo Available-001Howard Cooke 30 York PA Sept. 28, 2011 – Cooke allegedly ran from a vehicle which had been pulled over by a police officer. Cooke was not the driver. Police chased him and used a stun gun on him, which was initially ineffective. When he was caught, the officers drive-stunned him again. He was arrested and while in custody, became unresponsive. He was taken to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.wgal.com/r/29334069/detail.html)

David KedraDavid Kedra 26 W/M Plymouth Township PA Sept. 30, 2014 – Trooper Kedra was killed during a firearms training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex. Evidence indicates that the bullet was accidentally discharged by another member of the force. The bullet hit trooper Kedra in the chest. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and died a short time later. State trooper Richard Schroeter accused of recklessly using a firearm that led to the death of a fellow trooper waived his formal arraignment. Schroeter reportedly testified he did not perform all of the necessary safety checks on the weapon and believed it was unloaded. http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2014/09/pennsylvania_state_trooper_sho_2.html

Thomas A SmithThomas Alfred Smith Jr. (police officer) 42 Oakland CA Jan. 22, 2014 – a group of four members of BART’s detective unit and several members of Dublin Police and Alameda County Sheriff’s departments, converged on the Park Sierra Apartments, at 6450 Dougherty Road. Wearing bulletproof vests, the group were there to search of an apartment belonging a suspect in several robberies on BART property. The suspect, whom officials did not name, was already in custody and was not inside the apartment at the time. The officers began their search by knocking twice on the door. Each knock went unanswered, but the door was unlocked, so several of them stepped inside. Not knowing whether anyone was inside the apartment, the officers followed protocol and entered with their guns drawn. Smith was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a search Tuesday afternoon at a robbery suspect’s Dublin apartment. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24962932/bart-police-sergeant-shot-and-killed-by-fellow

William Alberto WilkinsWilliam Alberto Wilkins (Police Officer) 29 B/M Oakland CA Jan. 2001 – Officer William Wilkins was pursing an auto thief near 89th Avenue when Officers Andrew Koponen and Timothy Scarrott arrived as Wilkins drew his weapon on the suspect. Both officers fired several times, killing Wilkins, after they said he ignored orders to drop the weapon. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Friendly-Fire-Fells-Oakland-Officer-Two-rookies-2965432.php

Luis Phillip RodriquezLuis Phillip Rodriquez 44 H/M Moore OK Jan. 20, 2014 – Officers were investigating a domestic abuse call outside the Warren Theater. The report shows an officer approached Rodriguez and asked for his identification but “he wasn’t giving it to him” then “Luis stepped back, crossed his arms and tried to walk around” the officer. Police reported that Rodriguez was “taking an aggressive stance” that they “interpreted as a fighting stance. Other officers eventually “stepped in to get Luis under control. Security footage shows an officer using knee strikes and other active counter measures to release Rodriguez’s arms so he could be handcuffed.Allegedly Rodriquiz stopped breathing” at the scene but “he was stabilized” at the hospital, where Rodriguez eventually “stopped breathing again and died” after receiving a CT scan. Oklahoma Medical Examiner said back in April that Rodriguez died from a cardiac arrhythmia due to physical restraint and that his body had signs of a struggle that would not have been enough to kill him. Beat to death by 5 Moore PD http://www.news9.com/story/25831448/da-clears-moore-officers-of-wrongdoing-in-in-custody-death

No Photo Available-001Mark D. McCullaugh Jr 28 ((#)) Inmate Akron OH Aug. 20, 2006 – Deputies used a Taser stun gun, shackles and a full can of pepper spray during the struggle, and a jail nurse injected McCullaugh with drugs in a further effort to calm him . McCullaugh was shackled in a hogtied position, choked to death within ”minutes” of being sprayed with ”a large amount” of pepper spray. McCullaugh’s death was a homicide caused by asphyxia from multiple blunt-force blows and the ”combined effects of chemical, mechanical and electrical restraint,” including an unspecified anal injury. An order requires Kohler to delete the words “homicide” due to “multiple restraint mechanisms with beating and anal penetration,” as well as any reference to death by “asphyxia due to the combined effects of chemical, mechanical and electrical restraint” from McCullaugh’s death certificate and autopsy report. Five deputies face charges for McCullaugh’s death. Deputy Stephen Kendrick is charged with murder. http://www.charlydmiller.com/LIB12/2008McCullaugh2006DeathArticles.pdf

Bradford T. GibsonBradford T. Gibson 36 Isabella County MI Sept. 24, 2011 – Gibson struggled with police and was tasered twice outside a Wayside bar, according to a police report. He had reportedly been grabbing women in the bar. About an hour after he arrived at the Isabella County Jail, he died. (http://www.clarecountyreview.com/2011/09/msp-investigating-isabella-inmate-death/)

Jorge AzucenaJorge Azucena 26 H/M Los Angeles CA Sept. 7, 2013 – Azucena had briefly led officers on a chase on the night of but was cornered and submitted to arrest. He told officers that he had asthma and was having trouble breathing. Officers on scene, and later in a South Los Angeles jail, ignored his pleas for medical help. By the time paramedics were called, Azucena was slumped in a jail cell.Azucena died about 40 minutes after he was taken into custody by Los Angeles police officers after running a red light in South Los Angeles. A coroner’s autopsy found that an asthma attack had probably been the cause of death and classified it as an accident. Los Angeles ordered to pay $1.35 million to Azucena’s mother. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-asthma-death-settlement-20150331-story.html

No Photo Available-001Dennis S Hyde age unknown ((#)) /M Akron OH Aug. 20, 2006 – Officer John Ross and Officer Anthony Kelley were dispatched to a burglary in progress. Hiding in the basement Hype began ranting about the devil and began projectile vomiting. Officers repeatedly asked Hyde to keep his hands above his head which he didn’t do, instead picking up a vase as if to throw it. Officer Ross aimed his taser and ordered Hyde to drop the vase and get down on the ground, 2 taser prongs hit hit in the chest. Hyde became completely out of control. Three more taser devises were deployed. Once subdued Officer Ross applied the taser devise directly to Hyde’s skin. Hyde was then handcuffed and shackled. Hyde became unresponsive and died. Judge Schneiderman’s decision of an alternative explanation for cause of death for Dennis S. Hyde as “excited delirium syndrome” or “agitated delirium.” http://cironline.org/sites/default/files/legacy/files/TaserOhioRuling.pdf

Darnell BensonDarnell Benson 40 B/M ((#)) San Francisco CA April 3, 2015 – Around a quarter past 10:00 in the morning, the Department of Emergency Management was called by an unidentified resident of an Apartment Complex. Allegedly Darnell was on the balcony of one of the apartments exhibiting non-violent behavior which nevertheless was a cause for concern. Sgt. Feliks Gasanyan and Officers John Norment Robin Odum Christopher Dunne and Cory Foss arrived on the scene. Allegedly Darnell had a conversation with a maintenance man and made a declaration he was “just minding his own business.” Benson transported by Officer Tommie Bartley. It is apparent based upon this behavior that the SFPD had no intention of taking Darnell somewhere where he could receive medical assistance. At the Sheriff’s Department is when things began to unravel. Darnell, for reasons unknown, was taken into County Jail 1, strip searched, and triaged by Jail Psychiatric Services, a non-profit company contracted with the City for in-custody psychiatric care. The triage nurse determined Darnell fit the criteria for a 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) and, based upon their protocols, he was refused admittance to the jail and diverted to where he should have originally been taken, San Francisco General Hospital. Here the details become fuzzy. As Darnell was escorted from CJ1 to the sally port of the jail, a conflict arose between Darnell and his captors. We know Officers Tommie Bartley, Cory Foss and Robin Odum were involved in this conflict. Moments later, Sherriff’s Deputies were called for backup, and those officers were joined by Officers Jonathon Lucchetti, Paul Lujano, Sgt. Feliks Gasanyan of the SFPD. EMTs provided by American Medical Response arrived and found Darnell in a four-point restraint forced into a prone position – essentially hog-tied –with four officers holding him. As many as seven people were involved in the altercation. Darnell’s hands and feet were shackled, his face was also covered. EMTs administered the maximum 5mg dose of Versed, a powerful tranquilizer that can cause breathing difficulties and has a common side effect of amnesia. He was bruised and bleeding from his mouth. Darnell was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in this state, but his heart gave out. Paramedics attempted to revive him, but he never came back and was declared dead three days later, April 6, 2015, at SF General Hospital, where he had been on life support.
http://sfbayview.com/2015/06/rip-darnell-benson-while-under-fire-for-previous-transgressions-sf-law-enforcement-quietly-kills-again/