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I have a deep feeling (highly intuitive at times) you already have read my comment and my last paragraph was the motivation for you in creating this thread.
originally posted by: roadgravel
The day law enforcement starts admitting it's part of the problem, things might change. Until then, it is part of it.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: olaru12
I notice you don't include Hillary in your rant, who has money pouring in from Big Corp and Wall Street during her campaign.
originally posted by: olaru12
This incident won't work in favor of the Corporate Republicans elites, the oil companies or Donald Trump, depending on what side he chooses. If he takes the elites approach against the Indians....how stupid would that be?
Peaceful protest? I seen people yelling, hopping over the fence and running up on people who were there to just do their jobs. If these protesters wanted the main man in charge why not go to his office building or home?
Why attack the security and bulldozer people that were only there to do a job?
Cultural and historic sites
The protest Saturday came one day after the tribe filed court papers saying it found several sites of "significant cultural and historic value" along the path of the proposed pipeline.
Tribal preservation officer Tim Mentz said in court documents that the tribe was only recently allowed to survey private land north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Mentz said researchers found burials rock piles called cairns and other sites of historic significance to Native Americans.
Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said in a statement that construction crews removed topsoil across an area about 150 feet wide stretching for 2 miles.
"This demolition is devastating," Archambault said. "These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings there cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground."
Why do people only see one side?
originally posted by: Staroth
Peaceful protest? I seen people yelling, hopping over the fence and running up on people who were there to just do their jobs. If these protesters wanted the main man in charge why not go to his office building or home? Why attack the security and bulldozer people that were only there to do a job? Do some people have rights but others don't? Why do people only see one side? Why would anyone allow children remotely close to a protest when they see the situation is going in a bad direction? It went completely south when they decided to hop the fence and accost the workers! That's when responsible parents should have removed their children!
WTH is wrong with people these days???
If you worked at a concert as security and the band cancelled and the crowd started throwing bottles at your head blaming you, would you think that's fair? Would you start spraying pepper spray if you felt you were about to be overthrown by an angry mob that was coming right at you? Would you release your dog to try and gain order? Or just stand there and get beat down?
The point is, the people on the other side of the fence are human with the very same rights!
This interview was recorded on September 3, 2016. Former Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Tim Mentz explains the destruction of burial grounds and sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline LLC. This sacred site is what people were trying to protect when Energy Transfer Partners brought in aggressive dogs to attack unarmed people.
Read more at indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com...
originally posted by: TorqueyThePig
a reply to: roadgravel
Please show me where I expressed support for any side involved in this incident.
I said I would prefer waiting to hear from more sources than the rag the free thought project before deciding my stance.
I get it though, I am law enforcement so I am the enemy, blah blah blah.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
These guys releasing the dogs should or could have been shot by someone armed. If I was there I would have shot the dogs then went hunting guards. They are lucky.