Water protectors at the camp view the recent round of arrests, warrants, and ordered evacuation as the DoJ attempting to kill their resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL is almost complete, it only needs to go a little further through the Standing Rock Sioux land and under the river. The Sioux have had their property rights taken away by the federal government who has chosen the side of money over the legal rights of a minority group.
The Guardian reported on the case of Angry Bird, James White, who was recently arrested.
Aubree Peckham darted through the hallways of the casino, desperate for answers. Word had spread that day in early February that federal agents had arrested Standing Rock activist James White at the Prairie Knights resort in North Dakota, sending his friends and relatives into a panic.
“Everyone was sobbing, running around from room to room, trying to get better information,” said Peckham, a 32-year-old Mescalero Apache woman who has been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline since last year. “Our brothers and sisters are being snatched right in front of us.”
White, who goes by the name Angry Bird, is one of at least six Native American activists now facing serious federal charges tied to the nearly year-long fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
In late January, Trump ordered the approval of the final permit to allow the oil company to resume drilling under the Missouri River. Veterans have joined the water protectors at the camp in an effort to help protect their rights as U.S. Citizens, and their land rights as agreed to by the federal government in an 1851 treaty.
Many activists are facing serious legal charges for trying to protect private property from corporate greed. The police however have been blameless for their months of brutality against unarmed people on their own land.
The Guardian reported on a couple more cases of people who were mistreated and wrongfully arrested by a brutal militarized police force.
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