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Protesters including children mauled by attack dogs let loose by private merc's

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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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A private security firm guarding the highly controversial construction of $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned mercenary on Saturday, unleashing vicious attack dogs against a sizable crowd of peaceful protesters — including women and children.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and at least 100 other Native American nations as well as activists and advocates peacefully chanted “water is life” while guards held dogs nearby to intimidate the crowd. Without warning, these security henchmen showered the demonstrators with pepper spray and released the dogs — at least six people were bitten, including a young child.

Read more at thefreethoughtproject.com...


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You can see the blood around the dogs mouth from the person it attacked


This is absolutely disgusting and so symbolic of everything wrong with this country in this day and age. To see private mercenaries turn dogs on Native Americans at the behest of oil companies is heartbreaking. For starters we should have been moved on to other sources of energy other than oil by now then to treat Native Americans this way while in the process of violating treaties signed with them YET AGAIN is reminiscent of centuries ago when the establishment slaughtered them to near extinction after reneging on countless agreements. Private sponsored mercenaries operating on domestic soil is also indicative of troubling times ahead and none of this is receiving much if at all main stream media coverage. Sad just sad is all I can say. The big corporations and banks really do own everything and are not afraid to use violence to maintain it I'm afraid to say.




posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

Sadly, a 20 year friend and one of the last one's I've got said something like "If you don't like the oil, stop driving cars' Paraphrasing quite a bit.
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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

Exactly thank you. This is ultra-neo-liberalism. Direct result of privatising duties of government.


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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

You article is sexist. If men and women are equal, what does it matter if dogs were released on both sexes?

Plus

What kind of parents take kids to a protest?

Finally

Do you support Trump and him wanting to lawfully enforce the American boarders? If you don't respect the American boarder, why do you support American Indian boarders?



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

This is absolutely unbelieveable. Private security like this should not be able to operate.

I see from the article, also, that the Army Corp of Engineers states the construction company has not received the easements to even allow them to be there.


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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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Shocking.. This is the sort of behaviour you would expect from the third world..


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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: thinline

It should be possible to be honest, taking children to a demonstration.
A legitimate tool in democracy. Like going on strike. That should be peaceful.
So the interesting question would be is the state causing the violence? Or is it the the civilians?

And I also don't go into the gender business, that's not topic.
What we see here is a security company, basically, letting lose dogs, biting people. Wtf? You can't do that # in the name of any law!
Does your government even know your're nanny abuses you? *metaphor


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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

I hope that the lawyers behind the protesters are money hungry and drive the private mercenaries into bankruptcy with the law sues.

In America is a very dirty and disgusting side in which regular Americans are nothing to them but taxable income and revenue, to be exploited for the benefits of the ruling class and the ruling class have their own private armies to fight back the population in this nation without the need of government assistance and that is against human rights and the constitution, but the government is turning a blind eye to it, unless the people get together and exercises their rights to form militias to fight back and then the government is all over it. Protecting the private interest.

This needs to stop and hopefully this issue makes headline news in a big way, after all the government is steering attention to racial issues causing racial divisions while the rest of the nation is been attacked by private corporations take over.

Somebody should have shot the dogs for protection, as dogs that attacks humans are put to death, at least in my state.

America is turning ugly and in a way that people have not idea.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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Typical terrorist tactics. Take human shields of women and children into a hostile confrontation. The pipeline needs security, these are pre terror attacks designed to break down security so that infrastructure can be sabotaged at any time.

Those Indian groups need to be thoroughly investigated to ascertain what foreign enemy influence they have succumbed to.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: thinline

It should be possible to be honest, taking children to a demonstration.
A legitimate tool in democracy. Like going on strike. That should be peaceful.
So the interesting question would be is the state causing the violence? Or is it the the civilians?

And I also don't go into the gender business, that's not topic.
What we see here is a security company, basically, letting lose dogs, biting people. Wtf? You can't do that # in the name of any law!
Does your government even know your're nanny abuses you? *metaphor



As opposed to shooting them dead for trespassing? Dogs and pepper spray are tame as a response in comparison. Ever seen signs that say, No Trespassing Violators Will Be Shot, ?



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: thinline
a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

You article is sexist. If men and women are equal, what does it matter if dogs were released on both sexes?

Plus

What kind of parents take kids to a protest?

Finally

Do you support Trump and him wanting to lawfully enforce the American boarders? If you don't respect the American boarder, why do you support American Indian boarders?







If you are being purposely obtuse to make a point, you are failing.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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Oh, I bet there is so much more to this story.

Waiting for verified facts.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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This is just a taste of what is to come I think.

Private security firms being given the green light to behave in whatever manner they see fit, as long as they disperse any protest, even peaceful ones.

Being paid, no doubt handsomely, to attack anyone questioning the morality and environmental impact of such projects.

Police for the people at the top, private security for the projects they give the nod to, particularly controversial projects.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

We can only hope that this goes viral...

The continued treatment of the Native Americans in this country is absolutely disgusting and can be considered genocide.

We have stolen all of their land and given them alcohol and casinos.

We have decimated their culture and their ability to raise their children with their customs and beautiful understanding of mans relationship with nature.

The oil company/security company should be tried as the terrorists they are.
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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

You do know that private security companies have been in existence like...forever, right? And have literally, quite literally, operated in the continental US and pretty much every other country on the planet, for pretty much forever? Private security runs the gamut of "observe and report" rent-a-cops to fully licensed armed security with arrest powers. Acting as if this is some kind of new thing is pretty mind boggling.

And there isn't really much of a media blackout on this. There's literally dozens of articles from MSM sources about the event. Just most of them speak to both sides story of what went down a wee bit more than free thought project does and don't go ham so hard on the buzzwords. Strange concept, I know.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Oh, I bet there is so much more to this story.

Waiting for verified facts.


There is, supposedly, video taken from a DAPL helicopter that's been turned over to law enforcement. And of course the MSM articles have statements from both sides instead of just one. Or equally from both sides and not heavily from one, I should say.



posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

Wow. No. Really? That's bad.
I only know them from movies.
How bad is it?

I mean I know the prisons are private hellholes, but the law enforcement too?
That's accepted normal conduct for police?
Or security?

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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
This is just a taste of what is to come I think.

Private security firms being given the green light to behave in whatever manner they see fit, as long as they disperse any protest, even peaceful ones.

Being paid, no doubt handsomely, to attack anyone questioning the morality and environmental impact of such projects.

Police for the people at the top, private security for the projects they give the nod to, particularly controversial projects.




You go through local government to protest any projects that their districts oversee. There are plenty of cases where local opposition to projects taken through legal avenues have succeeded. Across the whole nation people successfully opposed having nuclear waste sites or even having nuclear waste travel by rail through their districts. This wasn't done by mobbing security or taking up terrorist tactics.


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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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I'm not surprised by this at all. Our federal government is lightning quick to slap the domestic terrorist label on environmental protestors.
See Will Potter's website. Or check out Green is the new Red. Here is an relevant article from July of this year. Violence against environmentalists is at an all-time high

We wouldn't want those damn tree-huggers disrupting corporate profits....


These protestors have my support.
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posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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I might have missed it, but isnt the addition of the private security firm new?

Just think its kind of odd that right after (my timing may be off) the Corps of Engineers says the protesters are right that the company does not have the right (at this time) to build the pipeline... the dogs are brought out, and at least some sources claim the DHS boss for the region had all state owned trailers and water tanks removed from the protester encampment.

Almost (if my sequence is right) looks like they are trying to chase the people off so the story goes away and the pipeline can go through on the companies timeline.



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