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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Rezlooper
These people are moving from protesting to trespassing and frankly, they are breaking the law. They deserve to have their heads beat in for doing something so stupid.
And I suppose you'd like someone else to do it for you.
originally posted by: Rezlooper
Another friend of mine shared this video on her page. For weeks now the Morton County Sheriff's Department has had a blockade not too far from the camp to try to prevent people from getting in and making them drive way around. So, just the other day, Standing Rock Tribal Police set up a road block just past their casino for the road used by all people to get through that area, that happens to run through the Rez, put up their own road block and are making anyone not going into the camp, to take another route that makes them travel 30 miles out of their way. An eye for an eye, I guess. I like it.
Facebook video of tribal police road block
originally posted by: BlackProject
a reply to: Rezlooper
It is insane to see still that these so called protectors of the peace (police officiers) do this knowing what they are doing is basically damaging families and lives. Yet they get to go home to their own nice families and lives once they are done. It is not like they are paid a lot of money either, so they do it out of complete blindness of their officials telling them what to do or that they really do not care about others. Either way this is very wrong.
Glad that you posted and are helping put the word out for these people. I hope they get the help they deserve.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Metallicus
Yea.. Because all fights for freedom were done under legal law circumstances.. In your logic, slaves should of never escaped their master's control. They could of stayed with their fellow slaves and not risked punishment for breaking the law. That way they could lobby politicians peacefully..
originally posted by: Azdraik
a reply to: justme1640
Last I checked this is not reservation land. Also if this was a burial ground, where was the tribe at long before this project was in place? Why were they not pushing this issue then?
As for concern about water contamination I can give them that one. But please stop stating/hinting that this is reservation land when it is not.
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