Anti-Violence Strategy. Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials. North Dakota Awards $5 Million in Law Enforcement Grants. Roughly $5 million in state grants have been awarded to sheriff offices and other law enforcement agencies in North Dakota’s oil-rich Bakken region by the Board of University and School Lands (Land Board).
Additionally, around $100,000 has been awarded to law enforcement agencies that serve growing populations statewide. “These grants are part of a larger strategy to help our local officials and community leaders address the challenges that come with growth,” Dalrymple says. “With the Energy Impact Fund, we can tackle a wide range of challenges. We continue to make significant progress, but we recognize that the impacts from rapid growth are very dynamic and we must always be prepared to adapt our response to meet the region’s needs.” The law enforcement grants will go to sheriff offices, police departments, state attorney offices and regional law enforcement task forces.
Download file (15) Muckrock FOIA: Wisconsin Dept of Military Affairs/Dane Co. Sheriff's Dept. 10.09.16 MORTON COUNTY EMAC AFTER RESPONSE REPORT (PDF) EMAC Agreement and After Action Reports regarding DAPL (North Dakota) (Wisconsin State Patrol) Professional protestors release personal information of police officers, attempt to target and harass them and their families. Date: November 17, 2016 Agency: Morton County Sheriff’s Department Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587 or (701) 595-3596 Mandan, N.D. – During today’s illegal protest activities, protestors released personal information, including date of birth and home address, of a Bismarck Police Department officer.
Protestors have also publicly identified several other Bismarck Police Department officers and a Morton County Sheriff’s Deputy. The tactic, known as “doxing” has been used extensively by professional protest groups like “Anonymous” and aims to publically release personal details of targeted individuals, like police officers and elected officials. “The law enforcement officials who have helped uphold the rule of law, protect the citizens of Morton and Burleigh Counties, and ensure the safety of legal protestors, have consistently operated with the utmost professionalism, often in the face of staggering aggression,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.
Harassed and Detained for Filming the Police. #NODAPL Camps Continue to Document Mistreatment of Law Enforcement. Police State in North Dakota at DAPL on Friday, October 28, 2016.
Photo by Christopher Francisco Published November 1, 2016 CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA —As local law enforcement defends its extreme use of force against protesters near the Dakota Access Pipeline, the camps and a representative from the United Nations permanent forum on indigenous issues continue to hear the accounts of those released from jail from Thursday’s event where more than 140 people were assaulted, arrested and mistreated by law enforcement. Leaders, journalists and those who witnessed Thursday’s account are collecting video material to share with the world of the violence carried out by law enforcement. But as the community and families deal with another traumatic encounter for standing up for their rights and land, prayer is at the core of recovery in camps and the community.
Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials. BISMARCK, N.D. — Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state’s governor.
The filings are part of a lawsuit filed in November by pipeline protesters who accuse police of excessive force in a Nov. 20 clash over a blockaded bridge. Opponents of the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a shipping point in Illinois have long maintained they’ve been mistreated by law enforcement, and allege in the lawsuit that more than 200 protesters were injured in the bridge clash.
That number previously had been disputed by officials, who used tear gas, rubber bullets and water hoses on protesters who they say assaulted officers with rocks and burning logs. Larson details numerous threats on social media, including one against ex-Gov. G4S Admits It Guards Dakota Pipeline as Protesters Get Attacked. G4S, a U.K.
-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at “remote sites” where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. ANALYSIS:4 Reasons It’s No Coincidence Orlando Shooter Worked for G4S The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive by private security companies and state officers deployed under a state of emergency.
The security company has been under fire for providing services to Israeli prisons and settlements, expanding across the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iraq and operating juvenile detention centers and handling deportations from the U.S. Arrest warrant issued for Jill Stein in vandalism investigation. FBI to probe laser beam incident at North Dakota pipeline protest site. The FBI has been called to investigate a laser beam allegedly being aimed at the cockpit of an airplane that was doing surveillance of an ongoing oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota.
Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey says the alleged incident happened over the weekend. She did not immediately know which agency was flying the state plane. She said no one was hurt and there was no damage. No arrests were immediately made. DAPL PROTESTS: CRIME + ARRESTS. How Many Law Enforcement Agencies Does It Take to Subdue a Peaceful Protest? BREAKING: No-Fly Zone Declared as Militarized Police Prep for Assault on 'Front-Line Camp' at Standing Rock. Cannon Ball, ND – Pipeline opponents attempting to protect their water supply from the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), as well as prevent the continued destruction of burial grounds and cultural sites, are anticipating a confrontation with police today.
This news come after “water protectors” refused law enforcement requests to vacate reoccupied land in the pipeline’s path, owned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Last week, native activists took the bold action of declaring eminent domain over their traditional territory and set up a new camp “Front-Line” camp directly in the pipeline’s path. Pipeline opponents say they have simply reclaimed the land under the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851, clearly noting the Sioux never ceded that territory. The new encampment lies across Highway 1806, where pipeline security guards armed with guard dogs and pepper spray attacked protestors attempting to stop the bulldozing of cultural sites and burial grounds on September 3.
Sheriff in Wisconsin pulls deputies back from North Dakota pipeline deployment. Deputies from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin who were sent to North Dakota this week to aid police efforts at a contested pipeline site will return by Sunday and will not be replaced, as earlier planned, Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Wednesday.
After talking with “a wide cross-section of the community who all share the opinion that our deputies should not be involved in this situation,” Mahoney said, he decided to stop the Sheriff’s Office’s participation after one week. The original plan was to rotate three teams of deputies Sunday-to-Sunday over three weeks, he said. He said reduced reimbursement of costs also played a part in the decision. Dane County deputies were not involved in two incidents Monday in which arrests were made. One of those arrested was Madison Ald. Sheriffs Across US Refusing to Send Police and Equipment to DAPL as Outrage and Costs Grow. Meet G4S, the Contractors Who Go Where Governments and Armies Can’t—or Won’t. I.
Death on the Nile Late last fall, at the start of the dry season in the new country called South Sudan, a soldier of fortune named Pierre Booyse led a de-mining team westward from the capital city, Juba, intending to spend weeks unarmed in the remote and dangerous bush. Booyse, 49, is an easygoing Afrikaner and ordnance expert who was once the youngest colonel in the South African Army. He has a full gray beard that makes him look quite unlike a military man. After leaving the army he opened a bedding store in Cape Town, where he became the leading Sealy Posturepedic dealer, then opened a sports bar too, before selling both businesses in order to salvage his marriage and provide a better environment for his young daughter. G4S is based near London and is traded on the stock exchange there. Police at Standing Rock Are Using Life-Threatening Crowd-Control Weapons to Crack Down on Water Protectors.
Investigators: Dog handlers were not licensed to work security. The dog handlers who provided security for Dakota Access LLC during a Sept. 3 clash with protesters were not properly licensed to provide security in North Dakota, a Morton County investigation found.
Names of the unlicensed security officers have been forwarded to prosecutors for possible charges, but investigators were only able to identify two of the seven dog handlers, said Capt. Jay Gruebele of the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. Providing private security services without a license is a Class B misdemeanor in North Dakota. ND: LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY. Police Departments Refuse to Send Backup to Standing Rock In Response to International Outrage.
Photo Credit: Diego G Diaz / Shutterstock.com Police departments throughout America are refusing to go to North Dakota to support the Morton County Sheriff's Department's attempt to stop the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protest. According to The Free Thought Project: A massive campaign of angry phone calls and indignant emails to departments planning to travel to North Dakota succeeded in persuading multiple sheriffs — elected officials — the brutal tactics used against peaceful Standing Rock Sioux and other water protectors have been a gross abuse of power.
Montana’s Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, Wisconsin’s Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney and Minnesota’s Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek have all reconsidered their mission once receiving such messages. And they're not just coming from the US. “I got messages from England, Poland, New Zealand, Australia,” Gootkin told Yes! Federal government denies Morton County's request for federal officers' help with DAPL protests. WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government will not be sending in 100 federal officers to help with the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as requested. Wyn Hornbuckle, a spokesman for the Justice Department, says sending border patrol and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group might escalate, not ease, tensions between law enforcement and protesters. Morton County Sheriff's Office releases 'By the Numbers' related to DAPL protests.
MANDAN, N.D.- Numbers released by the Morton County Sheriff's Office Monday show just how much policing Dakota Access pipeline protests is costing tax payers. Since August, the Morton County Sheriffs Department says policing efforts at the protest site have totaled $22.3 million. Police may not look at digital information on a cell phone when someone is arrested unless the police have a warrant to do so. 2012: Supreme Court held that a GPS tracking device on a vehicle to monitor the individual’s movement, that conduct constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment.
Filming the Police on your cell phone. Your Right to Record Law Enforcement. Pipeline Protesters Watching Waiting. November 21. 2016 Protesters say they won't give up their fight to stop the flow of oil through Minnesota and other states. (MN350) ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two activists from Seattle who were arrested last fall for trying to shut off the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota will be back in court next month, but a judge will allow them to appear via telephone.
On Oct. 11, the activists attempted to close down the operation near Clearbrook. Klapstein says she doesn't want to go to prison, but she says scientists have proven rising temperatures are harming the Earth. "If we go above two degrees, it's pretty much guaranteed collapse of human civilization, and if we go another degree or two, we start running into human extinction,” she states. Klapstein and Johnston were arraigned this month on four charges each, including damage to public property and trespassing. Charlie Thayer, a board member of the environmental group MN350, was part of last week's protest in St. Attempted murder charge filed in connection with protest. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, also was charged with preventing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, criminal conspiracy to commit endangering by fire, maintaining a public nuisance and engaging in a riot.
She faces up to 20 years in prison for the attempted murder charge and more than 12 years combined for the other charges if convicted. Fusion Center Locations and Contact Information. Drones involved in two pipeline protest criminal cases. One man is charged with stalking after he used a drone to photograph private security workers and another man is charged with felony reckless endangerment for allegedly flying a drone near a North Dakota Highway Patrol aircraft. Meanwhile, the use of drones and other surveillance tactics by the pipeline company and law enforcement are being questioned by attorneys representing the pipeline resistance camp. Open records requests filed recently by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Lawyers Guild seek to find out what surveillance methods have been used by law enforcement and whether any of it has been unconstitutional. "It's a very tricky area, drone use, and we are very concerned about law enforcement and government use of drones," said Jennifer Cook, policy director for the ACLU of North Dakota.
25 DAPL protesters arrested after blocking railroad tracks, attempting to light truck on fire. Warrants issued for Democracy Now! reporter, Red Warrior Camp protester for criminal trespass at Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - A Democracy Now! KING: Masked white men harass indigenous people in North Dakota. The day of white men in masks targeting and terrorizing people of color who are standing up for their civil and human rights did not die in the 20th century. Pipeline protesters target N.D. police for excessive force. Police Smear Campaign Against Standing Rock Veterans Backfires. U.S. Army veteran Zhooniya Ogitchida spray paints a sign for the veterans headquarters tent at the Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Dakota Access protesters say they were held in ‘dog kennels’ following mass arrests.
As violent clashes over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline continue, allegations of abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials keep mounting. Native American activists arrested during the violent clearing of a protest camp last week say they were kept in “dog kennels.” “We were caged in dog kennels, sat on the floor, and we were marked with numbers,” said Floris White Bull, in a YouTube video posted Saturday.
As she wiped tears from her face, she said the cages were placed in the garage at the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp. Cyber Risk to Help Shape Industry Trends in 2014 The oil and gas industry’s increasing reliance on third party vendor materials, products and services means it will need to employ greater cyber risk management practices to protect their businesses from would-be hackers. Mobile Phones Next Target on Cyber Attackers' Radar While oil and gas infrastructure has been the target of cyber attacks, hackers are starting to seeking out “low hanging fruit” opportunities to steal intellectual data and information on pricing and strategy by targeting the email, phone and text communications made by oil and gas industry workers on mobile devices.
The “Summer of Snowden” – during which time former Central Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed up to 200,000 classified documents to the press -- increased surveillance awareness to mainstream levels worldwide. However, U.S. and international oil and gas companies that operate worldwide have had to deal with surveillance for some time from a number of groups, including 72 NSA-type agencies of foreign countries, said Michael Janke, CEO of Silent Circle, at the API Cybersecurity Conference in Houston.
Dead End Surveillance - Stingrays and Civil Rights. Facebook Page Run by Police at Standing Rock Gets Shut Down. Police Smear Campaign Against Standing Rock Veterans Backfires. Emergency Management Assistance Compact at DuckDuckGo. Nebraska Supplied State Troopers, Surveillance Aircraft to North Dakota Under EMAC.
Democracy Now! Mobile. Warrants issued for Democracy Now! reporter, Red Warrior Camp protester for criminal trespass at Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. Demilitarize Standing Rock. Burleigh Sheriff's Department - Morton County Sheriff's Department. Demilitarize Standing Rock. 12.15.16 DOCKET: Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees. Someone Sent $2.5 Million to Bail Out Everyone Arrested at Standing Rock. It's Happening: These Cops Left Standing Rock and Refuse to Return.
Federal Rules - AMENDMENT OF CLASS E AIRSPACE FOR THE FOLLOWING NORTH DAKOTA TOWNS; HARVEY, ND, AND ROLLA, ND; FAA-2016-3695 (184203) Uncovered Emails Raise Suspicions of Oil Company Paying Police for DAPL Crackdown. 2011 TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines (pdf) Pipeline protests escalate, more arrests. North Dakota sheriff investigates report of attack on pipeline protester. 'Doxing' tactic introduced in DAPL protest to release personal law enforcement officer information. "ND Hwy Patrol doesn't know about hypothermia" Advocates Fight Oil Companies on Transparency. 12.09.16 Standing Rock Camp Battles Cyber Blockers, Improves Service.
FEDERAL REGISTER: Pipeline Safety: Safeguarding and Securing Pipelines From Unauthorized Access. Delegations to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrator. Criminal penalties generally. Live Stream Cut Off As Police Spray DAPL Protesters With Water Cannons in Below Freezing Temps. ENERGY: SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE. Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land. Dundon et al v. Kirchmeier et al (1:16-cv-00406), North Dakota District Court.
Did North Dakota Just Authorize Pepper-Spraying Police Drones? ACLU of Montana representatives see 'upsetting' police response at Standing Rock. North Dakota sheriff out of town almost constantly as pipeline protest drags on. Pipeline company offers to help pay costs to police protests. Amnesty International to Morton Co. Sheriff's Dept. Destructive Escalation. Police Taser Drones Legalized In North Dakota. Riot Control Tactics and Crowd Management Techniques. Dakota Access Pipeline: Police fire on media drones, mass arrests, treaty rights declared — RT America. Louisiana sheriff shares testimony from North Dakota experience. #Followed: How police across the country are employing social media surveillance. Best of the Worst – Mean Read. Native Standing Rock Protester's Retina Severed After Cops Shot Her In The Face With Tear Gas Canister. Civil Rights Division. Water Protectors Met with Water Cannons, Tear Gas, Concussion Grenades & Rubber Bullets.
Morton County officials being sued for use of 'excessive force' against protesters. Surveillance Drones. Arson suspected in latest Dakota Access pipeline fire. FBI To Probe Laser Beam Incident At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment. FBI To Probe Laser Beam Incident At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. How a company with ties to a Dakota Access Pipeline owner flew over protests in the no fly zone. CALL 6: Dozens of Indiana officers deployed to North Dakota pipeline dispute, but who's paying? North Dakota Law Enforcement Official: "I'll ultimately be paid by the oil people..." Uncovered Emails Raise Suspicions of Oil Company Paying Police for DAPL Crackdown. Police Attacked Standing Rock Activists For Hours. Why Are They Calling It A Riot? Standing Rock Camp Being Sprayed With “Chemical Agents” By Low Flying Aircrafts At Night – Collective Evolution.