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NDSU Speech by Breitbart Personality Canceled Due to #NoDAPL Protests

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:15:20 +0000

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck on Thursday. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds. NICK SMITH / BISMARCK TRIBUNE
Milo Yiannopoulos, a Trump-supporting provocateur who works for Breitbart, was set to speak at North Dakota State University but apparently the event has been canceled due to security concerns with #NoDAPL protesters. Specifically, NDSU raised the security fee: The event which was scheduled for Friday, December 16th, was suddenly hit with a large security fee...(image)

Fargo Leaders Are Absolutely in the Wrong to Question #NoDAPL Law Enforcement Costs

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:53:05 +0000

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, operations chief at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site in Morton County, consults with members of the Operations Unit. Laney is sitting down. Standing, from left to right, are Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, Lt. Rich Reichenberger with the Wisconsin Highway Patrol and Cass County Detective Tonya Jahner. Special to The Forum.
News this evening is that a group of Fargo and Cass County leaders are beginning to question the use of county/municipal law enforcement personnel and resources in the response to the #NoDAPL protests. Fargo City Commissioner John Strand (who visited the #NoDAPL protest camps to support them earlier this year), with an assist from fellow...(image)

More Help Needed: WDAY Supply Drive Results in a Semi Load of Support for Cops Working #NoDAPL Protests

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:52:56 +0000

Jay Thomas
I stand in awe of my friend and colleague Jay Thomas who will be traveling over to the #NoDAPL protests in the coming days to deliver a semi truck load of supplies for the men and women of law enforcement. Here’s an excerpt from an article about Jay’s efforts: “I thought, ‘Well, man, maybe I...(image)

Law Enforcement Offers #NoDAPL Protesters Terms for De-Escalation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:47:23 +0000

Looking north on N.D. Highway 1806 on Monday afternoon, the reinforced barricade of razor wire, left, and concrete barriers on Backwater Bridge can be seen as law enforcement vehicles line highway shoulders. In the foreground right, is a semi-truck used by the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to pull one of the two fire-gutted trucks from the bridge during Sunday night's violence. Photo by Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
The major bone of contention over the past several weeks between North Dakota law enforcement officers and #NoDAPL protesters has been the roadblock at the Backwater Bridge. Law enforcement has argued that the roadblock is necessary because a) protesters damaged it by setting it on fire during a riot back in October and b) the...(image)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Naked Cowboy Ride the Elevator at Trump Tower

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:04:37 +0000

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp rides the elevator at Trump Tower with the "Naked Cowboy"
Yesterday news broke that Senator Heidi Heitkamp would be visiting with President-elect Donald Trump today. The speculation was rampant. Will she get a cabinet position and open up her Senate seat for a (very likely) Republican take over? Could she get Ag Secretary? Interior? Energy? Is she leveraging her meeting with Trump to scare national...(image)

Video: Rep. Kevin Cramer Blasts Obama Over #NoDAPL: “You Can’t Encourage Illegal Behavior and Then Wonder Why There Is Violence”

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:23 +0000

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks about the #NoDAPL protests, defending law enforcement and the pipeline project, on Thursday December 1.
Earlier this week Senator John Hoeven took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to deliver a very excellent speech in defense of North Dakota law enforcement and the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Last night Congressman Kevin Cramer delivered a similar speech, accusing President Obama of encouraging illegal behavior. “You can’t encourage illegal behavior and...(image)

#NoDAPL Environmentalists Trash the Land They’re Camping on While Feds Look the Other Way

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:14:39 +0000

Justin Banks, 29, Arizona, dumps wood ash from cooking fires in a compost pit Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp north of Cannon Ball, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
The #NoDAPL protesters, supposedly a group of environmentalists out to defend the Earth from an evil pipeline company, are destroying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land they’re camping on. Even Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault expressed concerns about this in an interview with Vice last month. “We’re no different than the oil company, if...(image)

“That Flag Was Brought Home and Treated With the Respect It Deserves”

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:32 +0000

#NoDAPL protesters taunt law enforcement with an upside down flag.
A couple of days ago I posted some video I got from a law enforcement source working the #NoDAPL protests. It showed law enforcement rescuing an American flag – in the middle of a blizzard, no less – that was being disrespected by the protesters. Today Morton County put out a video, featuring Cass County...(image)

Police Ask for Assistance in Locating #NoDAPL Protesters Wanted for Attacking Security Guard

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:45:00 +0000

Security guard Kyle Thompson holds a rifle while confronted by #NoDAPL protesters.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating three men allegedly involved in an attack on a security guard during one of the #NoDAPL protests. Here’s a screenshot of their photos. You can read the full press release here. You can read the official complaint against these gentlemen below. There is...(image)

Federal Judge Rejects Request for Injunction in #NoDAPL Lawsuit Against Morton County

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:16:16 +0000

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Federal Judge Daniel Hovland today rejected a request for an injunction against North Dakota  law enforcement filed by attorneys representing #NoDAPL protesters allegedly injured during rioting last month. SAB readers will remember that the pro-Castro National Lawyer’s Guild filed a class action lawsuit against Morton County, and Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, for allegedly using excessive force...(image)