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Cannonball, ND – While there is certainly no lack of blame to go around as to who is responsible for the standoff taking place at Standing Rock, numerous specific government officials are directly responsible for turning the peaceful protest in something resembling a militarized war zone.

The increased militarism on the part of the state began when North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a state of emergency in response to the growing protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier then utilized the Emergency Management Assistance compact to call on law enforcement agencies in six states surrounding North Dakota – with numerous police agencies from neighboring states responding.

Last Thursday, the heavily militarized police engaged in a violent raid on the “Treaty Camp” — which saw over 140 people arrested — using heavy weapons, rubber bullets, chemical weapons and armored police tanks. The vicious assault was caught on video by many of the water protectors and journalists covering the protests.

Less than a week later, law enforcement again responded violently – this time to water protectors attempting to build a wooden footbridge across a creek linking a Native encampment and the Dakota Access Pipeline construction area for a prayer ceremony.

People nationwide have taken notice of the brutality being perpetrated against the water protectors, and have begun taking solidarity actions to stand with Standing Rock. This week over 1 million people checked-in to Standing Rock on Facebook in an effort to usurp alleged social media geolocation mining by law enforcement.

People across the country are coming to a realization that police are being employed, at the taxpayers’ expense, to operate as a private security force for big oil interests.

If you are tired of seeing police used as corporate enforcers please take the time to call this list of government officials, put together by Yes Magazine, that have contributed to the militarization of Standing Rock.

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Some of these officials have relented and recalled their police from Standing Rock, but many still refuse. If you are tired of the militarized response to peaceful protest, then please share this important information!

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple

600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
Phone: 701-328-2200
Email: http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us

https://www.facebook.com/NDGovDalrymple
https://twitter.com/NDGovDalrymple

 

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier

205 1st Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-667-3330
Email: [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/MortonCountySD/

 

Morton County Commissioners Chairman Cody Schulz

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 701-391-9698

https://www.facebook.com/CodySchulzForMortonCountyCommission

 

North Dakota Congressional Delegation:

Sen. John Hoeven

Bismarck Office
U.S. Federal Building
220 East Rosser Ave. Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-250-4618

Washington, D.C. Office
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551

https://www.facebook.com/HoevenForSenate
https://twitter.com/SenJohnHoeven

 

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Bismarck Office
228 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-258-4648

Washington Office
SH-110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2043

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHeidiHeitkamp
https://twitter.com/SenatorHeitkamp

 

Rep. Kevin Cramer

Bismarck Office
220 East Rosser Avenue
328 Federal Building
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-224-0355

Washington, D.C. Office
1032 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2611

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanKevinCramer
https://twitter.com/RepKevinCramer

 

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Law enforcement agencies sending troops and support to Morton County:

Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney

Cass County Courthouse

211 9th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701-297-6000

Email: https://www.casscountynd.gov/Pages/EmailUs.aspx?Department=sheriff

https://www.facebook.com/CassCountySO

 

North Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent: Col. Michael Gerhart

Headquarters Office
600 E Blvd Ave, Dept 504
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-2455
Email: [email protected]

Bismarck Office
601 Channel Drive
Bismarck, ND 58501-7757
Phone: 701-328-5590

 

Minnesota:

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

116 Veterans Service Building
20 W 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-3400

https://www.facebook.com/GovMarkDayton
https://twitter.com/GovMarkDayton

 

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek

350 South 5th Street
Room 6
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-348-3744
Email: [email protected]

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges

City Hall
350 S 5th Street Room 331
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-2100
Email: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/mayor/contact/index.htm

https://twitter.com/MayorHodges

 

Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart

13301 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: 763-323-5000
Email: [email protected]

 

Anoka Mayor Phil Rice

2015 First Ave
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: 612-702-8442
Email: [email protected]

 

Washington County Sheriff William M. Hutton

15015 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-9381
Email: [email protected]

 

Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

115 East
State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Phone: 608-266-1212

https://twitter.com/GovWalker
https://www.facebook.com/governorscottwalker

 

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks

Marathon County Courthouse
500 Forest St.
Wausau WI 54403-5554
Phone: 715-261-1200
Email: [email protected]

 

Indiana:

Gov. Mike Pence

200 W. Washington St.
Rm. 206
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-4567

https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMikePence/

 

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich

2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307-1854
Phone: 219-755-3333

 

Munster Indiana Chief of Police Stephen Scheckel

1001 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN 46321

https://twitter.com/munsterpolicein
https://www.facebook.com/Munster-Police-Department-623099214436141

 

Schererville Indiana Police Chief David A. Dowling

25 E Joliet St.
Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: 219-322-5000

https://twitter.com/scherervillepd

 

Griffith Indiana Police Chief Greg Mance

115 N Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7503

https://www.facebook.com/Griffith-Indiana-Police-Department-526691684035932

 

Hammond Indiana Police Chief John D. Doughty

509 Douglas St.
Hammond, IN
Phone: 219-853-6544

https://www.facebook.com/hammondpd

 

Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek

1201 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-874-3221 Ext. 305
Email: [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/MCPD46360

 

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Executive Director: David Kane

317-232-6139

[email protected]

 

District 1 Coordinator: Angie Cloutier

317-519-6761

[email protected]

Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds

2755 State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-477-3000

https://www.facebook.com/portercountysheriff/

 

La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd

809 State Street
Suite 202A
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-7700 Ext. 2406

https://www.facebook.com/LaPorteCountySheriffsOffice

 

Jasper County Sheriff Terry J. Wisner

2171 North McKinley Avenue
P.O. Box 296
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
Phone: 219-866-7344

https://www.facebook.com/IndianaJCSO

 

Newton County Sheriff Thomas Van Vleet

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304 E Seymour St
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-3331

https://www.facebook.com/Newton-County-Sheriffs-Office-590519011044153/

 

South Dakota:

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3212

https://twitter.com/SDGovDaugaard

 

South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price

118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3105

https://www.facebook.com/SDHighwayPatrol/
https://twitter.com/SDHighwayPatrol

 

Wyoming:

Gov. Matt Mead

Idelman Mansion
2323 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010
Phone: 307-777-7434

https://www.facebook.com/governormattmead
https://twitter.com/GovMattMead

 

Laramie County Sheriff Danny L. Glick

1910 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-633-4700
Email: [email protected]

 

Wyoming Highway Patrol

5300 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone: (307) 777-4301

 

Wyoming Highway Patrol Administrator Col. Kebin Haller

Phone: 307-777-4301

http://k2radio.com/six-wyoming-highway-patrol-troopers-helping-authorities-deal-with-protesters-in-north-dakota/

 

Nebraska:

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts

P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Phone: 402-471-2244

https://twitter.com/GovRicketts
https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

2433 N.W. 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68524-1801
Phone: 402-471-7421

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Operations Section Manager Earl Imler

Phone: 402-471-7181
Email: [email protected]

 

Ohio:

Gov. John Kasich

Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
Phone: 614-466-3555

https://www.facebook.com/JohnKasich
https://twitter.com/JohnKasich

 

Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride

Columbus Metro Post
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Phone: 614-466-2660

Columbus District Headquarters
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-799-9241
Email: [email protected]

 

Ohio State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Lt. Robert Sellers

Phone: 614-752-2792

https://twitter.com/OSHP
https://www.facebook.com/OhioStateHighwayPatrol

 

Federal level decisionmakers:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General: Lt. Gen Todd T. Semonite

441 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202-761-0011

https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/

 

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone:202-208-3100
Email: https://www.doi.gov/feedback

https://www.facebook.com/USInterior

 

Emergency Management Assistance Compact Program Director Angela Copple

PO Box 11910
Lexington, Kentucky 40578-1910
Phone: 859-244-8217
Email: [email protected]

 

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

P.O. Box 5511
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5511
Phone: 701-328-8100

www.nd.gov/des

h/t – Yes Magazine

 

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Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay's writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media - and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis.