STANDING ROCK PROTESTERS LEARN THAT VIOLENCE YIELDS RESULTS

by Jillian Kay Melchoir - National Review - December 7, 2016 5:00 PM

The Obama administration caves to green thug tactics.

Over the weekend, the Obama administration denied a key permit necessary to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. This overtly political decision not only ignores the facts about the Dakota Access pipeline; more dangerous, the Obama administration has rewarded the violent tactics used by some of the pipeline’s most radical protesters.

Since the protests began, a staggering 566 people have been arrested for charges ranging from attempted murder to rioting to conspiracy to endanger by fire or explosion. A 37-year-old Colorado woman allegedly fired her .38-caliber pistol three times at a sheriff’s deputy. She was arrested after a struggle, and law enforcement said they found marijuana on her person.

In addition to bullets, law-enforcement officials have dodged protesters’ other projectiles, which have ranged from Molotov cocktails to wood and stones to feces. A drone endangered a police helicopter, and the sheriff’s department said arrows were also shot at it. The mob-like tactics haven’t ended there. In late September, pipeline security guards claimed that protesters had attacked them, brandishing a knife and a handgun in one incident.

Signs for the pipeline were riddled with bullets, and private property had been defaced with spray paint, according to the sheriff’s department. And in November, protesters on horseback chased a herd of bison, “attempting to stampede them toward law enforcement,” the sheriff’s department reported. It took a helicopter and an airplane to divert them, the situation veering close to catastrophe. “It was a full-on stampede,” recounts a spokeswoman for the sheriff of Morton County, where the protesters have congregated. “People could have been killed.”

Tellingly, fewer than one in ten arrested in the protests actually live in North Dakota, near the pipeline’s most controversial juncture. From the beginning, far-left environmental groups and professional protesters have injected themselves into the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline. Hyped from their Keystone XL victory, these green activists have sought to kill off any project that would facilitate the use of traditional energy sources.



PROTESTERS OUSTED FROM PRIVATE LAND WHERE THEY TRIED TO BLOCK CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE BURNED VEHICLES AND BUILT ROADBLOCKS ALONG A NORTH DAKOTA STATE HIGHWAY WHERE THEY FACED OFF WITH AUTHORITIES.

They’ve used their social-media savvy to downplay their own violent tactics, claiming “police brutality” every time law enforcement restrains them. They’ve also waged a sophisticated social-media campaign, spreading misinformation and absolute falsehoods. Centrally, the Dakota Access’s opponents claim that the pipeline endangers both the water supply and important Native American cultural sites.

But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pored over more than 1,200 pages of environmental and cultural analysis before issuing its initial permits. Moreover, 14 pipelines already traverse the Missouri River — and more than half of those are used to transport oil. While no transportation method is wholly without risks, pipelines have proven far safer than the rail and road routes used to transport Bakken Shale oil without the pipeline.

Cultural concerns are equally ill-founded. Specifically to avoid historic and cultural sites — even on private land — developer Energy Transfer adjusted the pipeline’s pathway 141 times. Archeologists at both the National Register of Historic Places and the North Dakota Historic Preservation Office signed off on the carefully mapped route. The pipeline, which falls 99 percent on private lands, does not cross the Standing Rock Sioux’s reservation, contrary to popular belief.

Regardless of the facts, the Dakota Access pipeline has become a liberal cause célèbre, and the green-tinged Obama administration has decided to intervene. A federal judge had denied the tribe’s request for an injunction, even after paying special consideration to historic injustices against Native Americans. Displeased with the court’s conclusion, three federal agencies ordered a work halt in September, even though permits to proceed had already been issued.

In doing so, the Obama administration essentially decided to overrule an unpopular court decision. That decision worried the chairman of the Morton County Commission. “Given the recent escalation of violence by protesters,” he told the Wall Street Journal, “letting the situation ‘play out’ is quite literally putting lives in danger.” Which brings us to Sunday, when the Obama administration again intervened, rewarding protesters’ thug tactics, demanding more environmental reviews, and even suggesting that the pipeline — already under construction — may need to be rerouted. Even under the most noble of circumstances, protesters lose their legitimacy when they resort to violence.

By caving to the Standing Rock demonstrators, the Obama administration has sent the message that violence, intimidation, and vandalism yield results.

 
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  Three Arrested December 8th For Breaching Barricade At Backwater Bridge

CLICK HERE For A Copy Of The Press Release Of The Protesters Arrested At Backwater Bridge Despite Agreement To Not Come On Bridge

$250 Fine for Traveling on Closed Roadways

BISMARCK, N.D. – Highway 1806 to the south of Morton County Road 138A remains closed to unauthorized traffic. The appropriate traffic control signage has been placed at the intersection of Highway 1806 and 138A, as well as on the south side of Huff, informing motorists of the road closure. Highway 6 remains open as an alternate route. Roadways are often times closed due to hazardous conditions for the protection and safety of the public.

Unauthorized drivers will be cited for entering a closed roadway, which carries a $250 fine. When roadways are closed, the public is notified. Road conditions and closures are available on the Department of Transportation’s travel information map.

DAPL Protesters Target Not Only law Enforcement But Their Families!

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Morton County, North Dakota Sheriff's Department - Dakota Access Pipeline News Releases
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Video Release--Protesters arrested at Backwater Bridge despite agreement to not come on bridge

Press Release--12-6-2016 Morton County Sets Up Shelters; Protesters Refuse Help

Video Release--12-5-2016 Protester Defies Conditions and is Arrested

Video Release--12-5-2016 Law Enforcement Looks to Tribal Elder Leadership to Control Violence

Press Release--12-5-2016 WANTED: Person of Interest

Press Release--12-4-2016 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corps of Engineers(USACE) DAPL Easement Decision

Press Release--12-4-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Statement on Pipeline Decision

Video Release--12-4-2016 Law Enforcement follows through on its commitment to de-escalate conflict

Video Release--12-4-2016  Sheriff Laney Briefs Law Enforcement on Moving Back from Bridge

Video Release--12-4-2016 Law Enforcement encouraged by respected elder influence in de-escalation efforts

Press Release--12-3-2016 Law Enforcement seek de-escalation within protest conflict

Press Release--12-2-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Holds Call With US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Press Release--DAPL Protest Wanted Suspects  - Criminal Complaint

Video Release--Restoring the Stars and Stripes to its rightful position

Press Release--12-2-2016 Statement from Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz on Heitkamp Meeting with Trump

Video Release--12-1-2016 While Attempting To Trespass Onto Private Property, Protestors Harass Female Law Enforcement Officer

Video Release--12-1-2016 ND Veteran Speaks Out:"We Are One"

Video Release--11-28-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier: Winter Conditions Are Life Threatening

Video Release--11-28-2016 "Know the Truth" Video Series sets the record straight about protest conflict

Press Release--11-26-2016 Executive Order 2016-08 - Mandatory Evacuation 

Press Release--11-26-2016 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Decision to Evict Protesters

Press Release--11-24-2016 Thanksgiving Day Protest

Press Release--11-22-2016 Explosion among protestors a result of their criminal activity

Photo Release--11-22-2016 Improvised weapons used during Backwater Bridge riot from November 20, 2016 show items used by protestors in attempts to harm law enforcement

Press Release--11-22-2016 Investigation of explosion incident is ongoing

Press Release--11-21-2016 Protests continue in downtown Bismarck and Backwater Bridge Area

Photo Release--11-20-2016 Ongoing Backwater Bridge Riot from November 20, 2016 showing protestors attempting to breach the Backwater Bridge, setting fires and using aggressive tactics    Photo

Press Release--11-20-2016 400 Protesters Standoff with Officers on Backwater Bridge

Photo Release--11-18-2016 Protestor camps erecting unlawful structures from November 17, 2016 show fortifying encampments for the coming winter

Press Release--11-18-2016 Protestors erect unlawful structures; should seek appropriate winter shelter

Press Release--11-17-16 Police Make Several Arrests During Downtown Bismarck Protest

Press Release--11-17-16 Professional protestors release personal information of police officers, attempt to target and harass them and their families

Press Release--11-16-16 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)

Delay of Pipeline Decision

Photo Release--11-15-16 Protest at BNSF Railroad from Tuesday, November 15, 2016 obstruction interstate commerce

Press Release--11-15-16 350 Protesters Block BNSF Railroad Resulting in Arrests

Press Release--11-14-16 Protesters march on ND Capitol Grounds and block traffic in front of Federal Building

Press Release--11-11-16 Law Enforcement Arrest 33 in Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Activities

Press Release--11-3-16 Clarification on Hunting near Protest Camp Area

Morton County Hunting Restriction Zone Unit 3C

US Army Corps of Engineers, requesting assistance from Morton County

Press Release--11-2-16 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gives Permission to Local Law Enforcement to Remove

Illegal Bridge & Trespassers

Statement from Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz in response to President Obama's statement regarding

Dakota Access Pipeline

Press Release--11-1-16 Update Regarding Gun Incident at Backwater Bridge

Press Release--10-31-16 Woman Charged with Attempted Murder of Law Enforcement Officer

Criminal Complaint            Red Fawn Fallis -mugshot

Press Release--10-30-16 Morton County Investigating Fire

Press Release--10-28-16 Law Enforcement Hold Line at Bridge North of Main Camp

Press Release--10-27-16 UPDATE: Law Enforcement Arrest 141 Protesters Thursday

Press Release--10-27-16 Authorities Continue to Clear Trespassers from Private Property and Illegal Roadblock

Press Release--10-27-16 Authorities Take Necessary Steps to Move Trespassers from Private Property

Timeline of Events Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in Morton County as of 10-26

Press Release--10-27-16 Charges Filed for Terrorizing of Journalists

Video from journalist attack

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Press Release--10-26-16 Sheriff Kirchmeier Requests Removal of Road Block and Protesters on Private Property

Press Release--10-26-16 Morton County Completes Investigation of Dog Handlers 

Morton Investigation summary of security licensure

ND State Archeological Finding of Significant Site

Press Release--10-23-16 Unlawful Protest Activities Call For Additional Law Enforcement Resources

Press Release-- 10-23-16 ND Department of Transportation closes Highway 1806 due to Protesters Blockade 

Press Release--10-23-16 Drone Operator Attacks Helicopter Using Unmanned Aircraft 

Press Release--10-23-16 Protesters Continue to Escalate Unlawful Tactics Endangering Officers and Residents

Press Release -- 10-22-16  Officers Arrest 80+ for Engaging in a Riot at DAPL Construction Site

Press Release-- 10-21-16 Morton County Assists in Coordinating Tour of Dakota Access Work Site

Pictures from the site

Press Release--10-19-16 Protesters Exhibit Escalated Violent Behavior as Journalists Threatened

Looking for these Protesters

Press Release--10-17-16 Sheriff Kirchmeier Responds to Amy Goodman Charges

Press Release--10-15-16 14 Protesters Arrested Today during Protest Sites near St. Anthony

Press Release--10-13-16 Hunters Advised to Exercise Safety

Press Release--10-10-16 27 Rioters Arrested Today in Two Protest Events

Press Release--10-07-16 Morton County Arrests Man Involved in Crash at Camp Location

Press Release--10-07-16 State Requests Additional Resources to Support Law Enforcement Efforts

Press Release--10-06-16 Sheriffs Team up to Provide Safety, Security

Press Release--10-05-16 Authorities Respond to Protesters On-The-Move

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Press Release--10-03-16 Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Who Charged Officer on Horseback

Pictures, video and complaint

Press Release--9-29-16 Morton County Responds to Rumor Involving Crop-Sprayer

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Press Release--9-28-2016 21 Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested

Press Release--9-27-16 Response to Protest

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Press Release--9-26-16 Guard Injured in Protest

Press Release--9-20-16  Investigation of Protest 

Press Release--9-15-2016 Morton County Charges Eight Protesters, Warrants Filed for Three Others

Press Release--9-14-16 Felony Charges Pursued in DAPL Protest Activities 

To view/use pictures from protest on 9/14 follow this link.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzEKNLJqG3cwWlNwU0R1S0NvSVk

Press Release--9-13-16 Morton County Responds to Protestors on DAPL Workite

Morton County to Staff Additional Personnel for Equipment Removal

Mandan, N.D. - Morton County Sheriff's Department has been advised of Dakota Access Pipeline's (DAPL) plan to remove their equipment from specific construction sites in Morton County. Law enforcement will be in the area Tuesday, September 13th, to maintain public safety as equipment is removed.

"I have requested that Dakota Access Pipeline inform the Morton County Sheriff's Department of their plans.  This request is to ensure that public safety is paramount for all of us; to include, DAPL workers, protesters and law enforcement officers. This type of group effort will help ensure DAPL can remove their property in a safe manner," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

Press Release--9-6-16 Commissioner Schulz statement on the federal court ruling

Press Release--9-8-16 State Officials Enhance Law Enforcement Presence as Precautionary Measure

Press Release--9-7-16 Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Wanted by Morton County 

Bulldozer vandalized:  image(1)  image(2)  image(3)  image(4)

Criminal Complaint - Stein and Baraka

Press Release--9-6-2016 Unlawful activities continue at Dakota Access Pipeline construction site         click for video

Press Release--9-3-2016 Private Security Officers Ambushed and Assaulted by Protestors

Press Release--8-22-16 Laser Strikes Against Aircraft linked to Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Press Release--8-15-16 Morton County Emergency Declaration Dakota Access Pipeline Civil Unrest

Press Release--8-26-16Traffic Control Point

Press Release--8-31-2016 Morton County Deputies Arrest Eight Individuals for Unlawful Protest Acts