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34 minutes ago, Fetch said:

I hope the law enforcement  is not about to do a modern day Custer move .

Pretty scary stuff when you have protestor saying they are ready to die for the cause.

 

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Mark Ruffalo spreading lies on CNN at the moment. Disgusting how Jake Tapper doesn't bring up the facts.

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52 minutes ago, Fetch said:

I hope the law enforcement  is not about to do a modern day Custer move 

You mean I bought all this popcorn for nothin'? :(

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44 minutes ago, Siouxphan27 said:

Mark Ruffalo spreading lies on CNN at the moment. Disgusting how Jake Tapper doesn't bring up the facts.

Heard on 1310 am this morning arrests were wanted for "terrorizing/vandalizing" (or something) journalists there by the "protestors", I forgot what they all did but it included surrounding the vehicle the reporters escaped to and locked themselves in while protestors starting to block and vandalize it. They called 911 and luckily the police came before it escalated further.

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Where were these protesters when the pipeline broke on the Yellowstone River last year?

Then again if there was oil on Standing Rock they'd welcome all the pipelines you could put in.

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They have a road block on Highway 1804. 

Isn't that, by definition, felonious restraint? 
ND Century Code definition: http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t12-1c18.pdf

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12.1-18-02. Felonious restraint.
A person is guilty of a class C felony, if he: ... 
2. Knowingly restrains another under terrorizing circumstances or under circumstances exposing him to risk of serious bodily injury; or ... 

But what does "restrains" mean (same reference):

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12.1-18-04. Definitions.
In this chapter:
2. "Restrain" means to restrict the movement of a person unlawfully and without consent so as to interfere substantially with his liberty by removing him from his place of
residence or business, ... Restraint is "without consent" if it is accomplished by: a. force, intimidation, or deception; ... 

That road block is a Class C Felony.

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2 hours ago, fight on sioux said:

That's a pretty awful comment... Not needed either.

Sorry Rev. Jesse Jackson...............

Hope you're as offended by all the illegal BS that's taking place day after day after day by all these folks who finally decided to stand up for a "cause".

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45 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

They have a road block on Highway 1804. 

Isn't that, by definition, felonious restraint? 
ND Century Code definition: http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t12-1c18.pdf

But what does "restrains" mean (same reference):

That road block is a Class C Felony.

 

It's really unbelievable.

And now the news is reporting law enforcement is using tasers and pepper spray.  Well no Shiite, Sherlock.  When you set up a blockade in the middle of a road and refuse to move, this is what happens.  

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On 9/10/2016 at 11:22 AM, SiouxVolley said:

Actually agree with you for once.

Lack of a pipeline will result in oil trains keeping the tracks full, with oil trains still running through cities like Minneapolis and Seattle resulting in a much more dangerous condition.  But stopping the pipeline would help Warren Buffets make hundreds of millions more, like what happened with Keystone.

An existing major nat gas pipeline parallels the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The earth has been disturbed before with no protest.  If it was sacred ground, there is already a pipeline there.

The Missouri River is a lake where the Dakota Access Pipeline crosses it.  If a leak happens, it would very slowly diffuse into Lake Oahe, unlike a flowing river.

Standing Rock didn't respond to many inquiries before when the pipeline plans were drawn up and didn't show up for hearings to lodge complaints.  But when construction happens, their tribal leadership becomes all inflamed.

The Fort Berthold reservation is where a lot of the oil comes from.  Lack of a pipeline will force down the value of Bakken oil, hurting the Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa people, which have already blessed fracking.

The idea that the pipeline destroyed sacred burial grounds has not been validated by any respected archeologist, but has been put further by anti-oil forces to show a basis that the Sioux are exploited.

The land in question is private, not Indian owned.  

The Green Party wants to end oil based fuel and go to solar or wind.  Much of the protesters and their money are behind this, as the Green Party's candidate Jill Stein has made her own spray painting visits.  The protests wouldn't be so hypocritical if they were powered by Tesla vehicles rather than gas guzzling pickup trucks.

From what Ive been told the NA were offered 10 millions but wanted 20. I guess its only sacred when you arent getting paid what you want.

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The protesters know that if any of them get hurt by law enforcement, the media takes their side and they have a big win.  

Been amazed on Facebook at the comments about how we have to let's the Indians win because they have been treated so unfairly over the years.  It's like whatever things the protesters do that's illegal, it's justified by past wrongdoing.  That's the opposite of what Martin Luther King taught.   But Jesse Jackson hasn't followed King at all, just the almighty dollar.

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http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/north-camp-cleared/article_06a978e2-1485-5450-b3fe-13ce519fd15f.html

Authorities have cleared the camp set up on private land and pushed the protesters back to the main camp on federal land. Sounds like a group of them were able to loop around and set some construction equipment on fire. Some arrests but no major injuries reported. All in all its looking like a pretty successful day for rule of law. 

  

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Also, can't remember where, but saw in a previous report Standing Rock is estimating loss of casino revenue at $1 million. This protest is going to cause much more long term damage to Standing Rock than the pipeline would have. 

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8 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

Also, can't remember where, but saw in a previous report Standing Rock is estimating loss of casino revenue at $1 million. This protest is going to cause much more long term damage to Standing Rock than the pipeline would have. 

Is Devils Lake their casino?

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Just now, bison73 said:

Is Devils Lake their casino?

Prairie Knights south of Mandan. 

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Shooting reported near protest site. Law enforcement not involved. Protesters turning on each other? 

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1 hour ago, Siouxphan27 said:

And now the news is reporting law enforcement is using tasers and pepper spray.  

No flash-bangs? No fire hoses? 

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36 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

Shooting reported near protest site. Law enforcement not involved. Protesters turning on each other? 

There would be some sort of poetic justice in that. 

"Peaceful Protesters Shoot Each Other Up" ... film at 11 ... 

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http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/local/mandan/police-report-multiple-instances-of-shots-fired/article_e6819cc3-1f2d-5d5f-9b63-92dcf2c2492b.html

One shooting was a random citizen firing at protesters, apparently after being ran off the road by them. He hit a peaceful water protector, who also had a gun, in the hand. Second shooting was peaceful water protector firing on police. She fired 3 shots, but fortunately missed on all 3. Incredible restraint by law enforcement not to fire back. 

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20 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

One shooting was a random citizen firing at protesters, apparently after being ran off the road by them. 

That's where my pointing out of the ongoing Class C felony was going.

If I'm driving down a highway and get stopped by an illegal road block with masked people do I have legitimate fear of great bodily harm or death? (The lawyers out there see the "key words and tricky phrases" I just invoked.) 

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UNDBIZ  article did mention there was heated debate whether to remain "peaceful" among the protestors.

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Molotov-cocktail and shooting at police. Think Democracy Now will cover that story?...attempted murder for F sakes.

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