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DAPL Hero Charged With Felony Terrorizing For Saving Lives by De-escalating Deadly AR15 Standoff

Morton County, ND — In return for heroically de-escalating a situation in which an employee of the Dakota Access Pipeline pointed a loaded AR-15 at bystanders, Brennon Nastacio is being charged with a felony — and has been placed on the Morton County Sheriff’s most wanted list.

“I am being charged with a Class C Felony for Terrorizing Kyle Thompson,” Nastacio, a Pueblo Native American with two children, told Native News Online. “I protected him and they (Morton County) are treating me like a criminal. Now I have to pay all sorts of legal fees and I don’t have the funds for that.”

Video captured Nastacio attempting to calm Thompson — who falsely presented himself in Standing Rock as one of the water protectors opposing the pipeline — out of a rampage, and potentially worse.

Nastacio and other water protectors, who were all unarmed, held Thompson at bay until Bureau of Indian Affairs police arrived to place him under arrest. Shortly afterward, local law enforcement picked him up and the FBI took the man into custody for further questioning — but the Morton County Sheriff’s Department astonishingly refused to press charges against Thompson, claiming he’d acted in self-defense — and nothing came of the FBI’s interaction.

On October 27, a white truck sped toward peaceful water protectors near Highway 1806’s Backwater Bridge — its driver holding an AR-15 rifle. Out of grave concern the man might be intending to shoot someone, one of the protectors attempted to reach into the vehicle to stop it — but the man veered the truck and began speeding at a group of witnesses.

One witness told The Free Thought Project the driver nearly hit them and several other bystanders as they tried to divert the truck from the road and prevent it from reaching the densely-populated camps.

After receiving an alert about the incident, security from one of the pipeline opposition camps — to be clear, not the police, but unarmed individuals tasked with ensuring no weapons are brought into the encampments — quickly drove to the scene and ran the rogue truck off the road to protect everyone’s safety.

But the driver immediately jumped out of the vehicle brandishing the loaded rifle and a 9mm pistol at security and bystanders on the scene — but the small group managed to corral the man into a nearby pond.

“You can’t kill all of us,” one person told the armed man. “You’re just going to make things worse.”

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That’s approximately when Nastacio stepped up, waded into the water, and tried to convince the armed man to hand over his weapon and not harm any of the water protectors.

“I kept telling Kyle I would make sure nothing happened to him if he gave me his gun. I was trying to protect him and everyone in camp. Right now with all this police violence in the media, I knew that cops could aim to kill. I didn’t want him to get shot. I just wanted him to give up the gun,” Nastacio told Native News.

It wasn’t until after Bureau of Indian Affairs made the arrest that witnesses discovered documents in the truck identifying the gunman as Kyle Thompson — Dakota Access Pipeline employee — and a log sheet linking the Chevy truck to Knightsbridge Risk Management, which helps run security for the company.

“I now understand that Thompson was run off the road before me arriving at the scene and he is a DAPL worker,” Nastacio explained. “At the time I didn’t know any of those details. I just knew that I wanted to keep everyone safe.”

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier painted a deeply flawed account of events — disputed plainly by witness video and testimonials — describing Thompson, a U.S. Army veteran, as the victim in the incident, since he was forced to draw the weapon against advancing water protectors with knives.

Although Nastacio did, indeed, have a knife in his possession, video clearly shows it remained on his hip throughout the encounter with Thompson — and the only clear threat to anyone was the Dakota Access employee.

In fact, the hero worried for the safety of thousands of people camped at Standing Rock — particularly given the number of women, children, and elders present.

“My son came to camp with me in August,” Nastacio explained. “All I could think about was his and everyone at camps safety. That’s why I went towards Kyle when folks called me, even though all I had to defend myself and everyone was a knife.”

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For his courageous role in stopping a rifle-toting pipeline employee from acting violently against water protectors, Nastacio now must fund a legal defense against charges — for which a GoFundMe campaign can be found here — and faces a possible stint behind bars, given the notoriously biased criminal justice system. A petition to North Dakota State Attorney Allen Koppy to have all charges against Nastacio dropped has nearly reached its goal.

Meanwhile, the gun-wielding pipeline employee remains a free man and will not have to suffer the consequences for his aggression against peaceful people.

Nastacio defused the situation without employing violence — and said he wouldn’t hesitate to act again in defense of the innocent:

“I would do it all over again. I protected everyone including Kyle. Now I need people to help me with the fees I have to pay for being a hero.”

  • TOPDOG1

    Until the prosecutors are held responsible as accomplices for police abuse and murder the abuses will l only get worse. These despots are supposed to be controlled by the Board of Professional Responsibility. Or similar organization who are able to disbar or discipline them. It is these parties who are also responsible for violating, or allowing to be violated everyone’s Civil Liberty’s. In a police state it is they who are responsible and hold the highest position..Out of control prosecutors who over-prosecute and use their office to play politics are the number one problem within our justice system. They should be the target for reform

    • Streetiebird

      Should the man have let an angry protester steal his gun out of his truck? Should someone who is then run off the road by the same protesters who tried to take his gun allow them to further assault him?

      • TOPDOG1

        Yes. He was an armed intruder stopped by the tribal police

        • Streetiebird

          He was there on business, unlike the mob of people blocking the road illegally. Some of the protesters have been armed, and they were not gunned down. One may have even shot at a deputy, but was merely arrested. Your personal attacks just indicate to me that you’re upset by the real story here.

          • Andy Johnson

            there on business, cant answer a phone while driving but you can wield an ar15 , lol

            did he stop ? provide id ? tell anyone of his intentions ? i mean we all know why the protesters are there , why would an armed employee be there alone ? lol

          • Streetiebird

            As repeatedly stated, he was there to get pictures of the arson committed by the protesters against his company’s property. Try to keep up.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            really? so what is his badge number, considering that such investigation is police business…

          • Streetiebird

            He was a private security officer. This is all public knowledge. If you’re actually interested you can find the same information in a variety of actual news stories about this incident.

            Who said it was a “no weapons allowed” zone anyhow?

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            obviously NOT the ONLY private citizen heading in with military assault weapons.

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Take pictures ? ? ? Since when does someone need an AR 15 to take pictures ? Do you really believe this shit ? Or you justtake us for a bunch of idiots ?

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            business? really? please do go on and relate to us interested folk just what business he had on the wrong side of the lines carrying assault weapons? was he delivering newspapers?

          • Fiona Myrglwitz

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          • Tom Kaigler

            Aren’t the police the ones blocking the road?

          • Streetiebird

            They are now. After the protesters blocked the road and torched multiple vehicles on a bridge the bridge had to be closed due to fear for its structural stability and to maintain law and order.

      • Andy Johnson

        Streetiebird ,you could possibly be the most ignorant stupid fuck iv seen in 2016 , you really are a waste of skin bone and brain cells.

        • Streetiebird

          No need for personal attacks. Do you have anything of substance to contribute?

          • Collin Nonapplicable

            “Try to keep up.”

            Personal attacks include passive aggressive statements like this. Follow your own advice. Not everyone is too dumb to see through your antics.

          • Streetiebird

            Do you have anything to contribute to the discussion?

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Yeah !… like… Stop embarassing yourself, for starters.

          • haauwnk

            No there is definate need for personal attacks. You tell obvious lies to protect a multi-million dollar corp. Any vile comments heaped on you are perfectly acceptable.

          • Streetiebird

            What lies? Feel free to be specific. I have backed up my assertions with links, videos, and evidence.

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Damn straight , he is…

      • Joseph Edward Bodden

        should the idiot have been taken weapons into a ‘no weapons allowed’ zone in the first place? did he forget what side of the line he was on?

        • Pierre Coulombe

          Don’t bother replying to this simpleton. He’s probably one of Kyle’s colleagues. But you’ve made a good job at focusing this liar back on track. Job well done.

      • Pierre Coulombe

        Even my teen students smell a fish. This guy was either STUPID or working for DAPL under a false mission. I mean… why put yourself in such a predicament ? We think DAPL sent him on a arson reconnaissance mission … and then set people up anonymously to make him suspicious and let the situation aggravate and occur naturally. Kyle Thompson is either a STUPID servile employee or he was SET UP.

  • Badcopwatch

    The odds are in our favor, more of us than the government gestapo.

  • Streetiebird

    Well, an angry mob of armed people ran him off the road and then loudly confronted him. I think he had every right to draw his weapon in self defense.

    • Ronpaul1960

      Some statists boot lickers will stop at nothing to defend the growing authoritarian state. The only one armed was this guy. But fantasy knows know limits to advocates of the state, in this case an out of control Sheriff who is pissed off the contractor who;s dick he sucked daily lost and he is out to fraudelently charge anyone in retribution.

      • Streetiebird

        The only one run off the road by a potentially violent mob was this guy. The bias around here I so thick you can spread it on toast.

        • 09xz

          And we only have his word against everyone else. His use of a vehicle as a lethal weapon should also be charged. Stop trying to stick up for these establishment government hacks. The picture speaks for it’s self.. The only one with a rifle was the angry man in question.

          • Streetiebird

            There is video of this incident. You should check it out.

    • Robert D Williams

      Your comment about “an angry mob of armed people” running his ass off the road is not substantiated by the story presented here by the free thought project. As to “draw(ing) his weapon in self defense”, he is reported as having his AR-15 in hand as he charged the protectors. LIAR!

      • Streetiebird

        Well since this site has an obvious and overwhelming bias in favor of the protesters of course the story they present doesn’t fit the facts.

        • Hunter

          Doesn’t fit YOUR facts and Yea you would think that. He was the one who drove in there looking to shoot people. The water protectors surely didn’t provoke that. He was/is a lunatic who went looking to assassinate the protectors and was backed by Morton County Oil Police (another arm of DAPL).

          • Streetiebird

            He drove in there to check on his company’s property which the brave heroes of your story had set on fire. Then he tried to flee when a heroic water protected tried to steal the weapon from his truck. He was then run off the road by these magnificent and peaceful guardians.

          • Hunter

            Of course peaceful, when confronted with a lunatic that is gonna shoot as many people as possible. If they were white and the gunman was Indigenous, who do you think would be charged?

          • Streetiebird

            This “lunatic” was just trying to check out his company’s property which was heroically set on fire. Then when a protester tried to valiantly steal HIS gun which was laying in his own truck he tried to flee. Thankfully he was peacefully rammed off the road, had his vehicle disabled, and was surrounded by shouting heroes with weapons of their own who pursued him heroically into the water.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            so, you were there? wow. didn’t see you in the pictures. please let us know which instigator is you…

          • Dark_Man

            I wrote a rant about this and deleted it. Not much point in arguing with stupid.

            Streettiebird thanks showing me that this site full of deception and bias. I won’t be looking at any more of their articles. They are clearly incapable of telling the whole truth. Good luck.

          • Streetiebird

            I’m not sure if this is sarcasm or not. Either way, I hope you have a great day!

          • Dark_Man

            I’m sorry I should have been more clear in my wording. There is no point in arguing with these stupid leftist slowflakes.

            My rant boiled down to this man showed allot of restraint by not blowing this mob of attackers away in fear for his life.

            See tried to start another rant. I refuse to even bother explaining to these idiots how stupid and wrong they are.

          • Streetiebird

            haha, yep. He was just trying to do a job, and definitely could have been justified in firing at least a warning shot or two 😉

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Good Point. Touché (but this con Streetybird won’t get it.

          • 09xz

            Looks like he had his weapon on him in the picture as he was wading in the water which was after the truck episode so, your story is false where ever you got it from. And FYI he is trespassing on private property their property. The courts are currently upholding the law to refuse to give them the easement. So his fake story to check out property doesn’t wash. There is no work permit issued at this time so legally he should not have been there. PERIOD

          • TOPDOG1

            Your comments stink of pulp fiction. I don’t recommend giving up your day job.

          • Streetiebird

            Maybe it’s because some folks around here believe everything they read on this website. I have gathered facts from real news sites and by doing my own homework. I’m not calling anyone a hero here, unlike the biased author of this fantasy.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            oh, credibility is it! Ah, do the words GULF OIL SPILL ring a bell?

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Well… you know… people tend not to believe ANYTHING a company says when they violate treaties, fail to consult the good people involved, bully their way to their platforms and then use cheap terror tactics on the population. How’s that for starters ? NOW YOU come across like one of these scumbags…

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            so – again – why was this police business HIS business? please specify the alleged company property and why it was on Indian land…

          • Streetiebird

            None of this is disputed activity is happening on indian land according to the current view of the federal government. And this fact goes right to the heart of why the protesters are there in the first place.

          • Pierre Coulombe

            GOOD JOB WP ! Disarm any scumbag who rogues into your ground.

        • Pierre Coulombe

          I’ll tell you something that might be good for your records. IF YOU DECIDE to narrow your proximity with me, as we are going through a crisis, and you decide to bring an AR-15 along with you… THEN you won’t be so lucky as Kyle Thompson was that day. I hope you have good life insurance for your family bacause you will be met with another Ar-15

      • Streetiebird

        Here is a less biased article which mentions the person who tried to grab the AR 15 out of the man’s truck and the subsequent vehicular assault as the man tried to flee. http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/4171653-three-accused-endangering-pipeline-worker-backwater-bridge

      • Joseph Edward Bodden

        ‘is reported’ just begs for an identity of the reporting person or agency.

    • Acid Beard

      I don’t disagree with what you are saying but the guy who went out and spoke with him still shouldn’t be charged, and that is what this article is focused on. I either of the two should be charged.

      • Streetiebird

        The facts will come out. But calling either person a hero is quite a stretch…

      • Darin Hanson

        I don’t know if he should be charged either, but there is a pretty clear video of him pulling out his knife in a threatening way and going after the guy with a gun who is continually retreating. At the end of the video it doesn’t look nearly as threatening as it does in the part that this video leaves out where the person being charged is getting out his knife and going towards the guy with the knife.

    • Jamie Hall

      He wouldn’t have been in that situation if he hadn’t deliberately chosen to put himself in that situation in the first place. Using a vehicle as a projectile, rapidly advancing toward a group of civilians, especially since he had weapons clearly visible at the outset of his little charade, which is what first aroused suspicion of his intentions to begin with, is grounds enough for even law enforcement to shoot first and ask questions later given the attacks that have been carried out by extremists. So remind me again why this asshat instigator, who by the way was only pretending to be on the home team, shouldn’t be thankful just to still be breathing.

      • Streetiebird

        You’re right. What a jerk for trying to do his job and check on his company’s property which was going up in flames at the hands of the protesters. They tried to steal his gun which he lawfully had in his truck. They chased him, ran him off the road, surrounded him, burned his truck, and chased him into the water. You’re right, he’s probably thankful to still be breathing, and probably feels a bit terrorized. That’ll teach him to do the job for which he is paid.

        • Jamie Hall

          Guess again. There is evidence that an infiltrator just like this fuckup deliberately set at least one fire in a failed attempt at discrediting the real protectors, and that first responder were either denied entry and/or ordered to stand down rather than being allowed to fight the blaze. So unless you’re claiming that the arsonist’s co-conspirator was just there to piss on the fire, and just needed his weapons to prevent anybody from interfering with his heroic efforts… Actually, even if you are claiming that, you are still every bit as delusional and misguided as DAPL and the various elements of the Police State that are doing their bidding for them.

          • Streetiebird

            Ah, yes. The good old unprovable false flag attack. One of my favorites.

          • Jamie Hall

            So false, in fact, that the sheriff’s department spent days on end scrubbing all evidence of any kind of involvement in the cover-up from its facebook page, took it completely offline and stripped it right down to the bare bone, with the exception of the meticulously crafted image they tried to pawn off on the low-info public. But theirs was not the only evidence of what actually happened. Good luck getting anything other than the propaganda that passes for the “official” narrative anytime soon though.

          • Streetiebird

            Nice conspiracy you’ve got going on. So much more convenient than the truth

          • Jamie Hall

            The dissemination of revisionist truth does not negate the fact that the real truth exists and is simply being suppressed for a time. History has proven this to be true over and over again. And often enough, the actual truth does eventually come to light.

          • Streetiebird

            I see. So it’s revisionist to cite the known facts about the case. But it’s not revisionist for you to claim this potential victim was part of a vast government sponsored conspiracy without citing any evidence?

          • Jamie Hall

            Malfeasance is malfeasance, regardless of scope or who does the actual dirty work or who is pulling the strings. There is not one single revisionist element involved in having enough sense to ascertain that the “facts” as they are being widely reported do not quite add up.

          • Streetiebird

            You’re right. The malfeasance on the part of the mob of trespassers blocking the road is undeniable. They were preventing this man and his company from going about their job legally. Regardless of who is pulling the strings, it’s wrong to try and steal someone’s gun or to run him off the road and then surround his vehicle thereby terrorizing him.

          • Jamie Hall

            “legally”, you say? I highly doubt that history will bear that out.

          • Streetiebird

            Well it’s undeniable that the protesters were breaking the law. They trespassed, blocked a roadway, burned property, burned the guy’s truck, burned a bridge, etc. All in a day’s time. Lots has happened since then too. Neither side are heroes, no matter what you hear on this site.

          • Jamie Hall

            The whole damn thing boils down to a modern-day equivalent to how the west was won.

          • FiuToYou

            I’m tired of this shit. Streetieturd, drop dead!

          • Streetiebird

            Thanks for stopping by.

          • Oneblood

            The roadway being discussed is a public road, and Dapl, nor Morton County Sheriffs have any right to shut it down. if protections for Dapl are the reasoning, then the direct access to the site, and perhaps an immediate perimeter around the site is how to do it.

          • Streetiebird

            Sheriffs can shut down roads if it protects public safety. Protestors cannot.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            They were preventing this man and his company from going about their job illegally.

          • Streetiebird

            It’s legal to drive around and take pictures. It’s not allowed to block roadways, run people off the road, shoot flares at them, and torch their trucks.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            the very use of ‘revisionist truth’ is another way of saying ‘liar’ only with a sugary sweet creamy coating to help it go down. a spoonful of sugar may help medicine go down, but it also works with poison.

          • Jamie Hall

            Now unless you have something important to add, save your cockamamie banter for tomorrow.

          • Streetiebird

            I do have something important to add. Do you think the people who tried to steal his gun, ran him off the road, surrounded him in a threatening way, and then burned his vehicle are heroes like this article implies?

          • Jamie Hall

            There is a difference between trying to disarm a malcontent and trying to “steal” a weapon. And they had every right to prevent him from recklessly plowing his vehicle through their camp. That said, he should have not just been apprehended and HELD without bond pending the OUTCOME of a THOUROUGH INVESTIGATION, but his truck and everything contained within should have been impounded as evidence and a court hearing scheduled. Due process is a two-way street, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs certainly, but unsurprisingly, was denied due process.

          • Streetiebird

            So they had every right to reach into his truck before he tried to flee and take his gun? They were there illegally, blocked a roadway, and were harassing this guy. I would have claimed to be on their side too if I was being confronted by an angry mob known to be violent. The bureau of Indian affairs themselves released him since he did nothing wrong. And it was all caught on video, so the proof was right there for all to see. He was a victim. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H94tUxlnn4E

          • Jamie Hall

            The Indian Affairs did not release him, at least not of their own free will. The “investigation” was taken out of their hands and he was given a free pass. Sugarcoat it any way you want. But in the end the whole damn scenario was nothing more than manufactured. And I have very little tolerance for bullshit.

          • Streetiebird

            Well if anyone manufactured it, it was the “heroic” water protectors and their penchant for arson. They were doing a severe disservice to their cause, which is why the tribal leaders STILL are having to tell them to not be violent. They were just undermining their cause the other night by trying to dismantle the barricade on the bridge again. It’s sad to see the bad apples getting free reign.

          • Jamie Hall

            Free reign is for posers. When the dust settles and the smoke clears, we may finally get to the bottom of this who’s who.

          • Streetiebird

            Probably not, since we have sites like this one blowing a huge smoke screen over the entire incident. Here is the security guy’s side of the story: https://redpowermedia.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/kyle-thompson-explanation-1.png

          • Jamie Hall

            Reports are creatively written or just outright falsified all the time. I have no interest in anybody’s latest rendition of the magic bullet theory.

          • Streetiebird

            Which side sounds more plausible to you? Someone being tasked with taking pictures of a scene of arson, or a false-flag mass shooting attack conspiracy carried out by the oil company with the help of the sheriff’s department?

          • Jamie Hall

            Next you’ll be telling me DAPL doesn’t have heavy equipment, equipment that was used to destroy evidence before it could be presented before the courts. And the most insulting part of it is that they got the tribes themselves to do the dirty work of mapping out the sites, essentially painting a big bull’s-eye on them. In other words, “Oh look, your honor. Nothing to see there but freshly disturbed earth. Nothing sacred about that. So there’s no proof that we’re encroaching on anything.” Give me a break.

          • Streetiebird

            Next you’ll be telling me the tribe has any proof that sacred sites were bulldozed illegally. They had years to bring the sites to light using the proper channels, if such sites existed. And even if said sites did exist they were not on the land currently under official control of the tribe itself.

            Of course the DAPL project has heavy equipment. And of course the protesters broke the law repeatedly and unabashedly. It doesn’t make either side heroes, contrary to the official narrative on this site.

            Give me a break.

          • Jamie Hall

            If you want to trust the establishment, that’s on you. But I’ve been vaccinated against that contagion.

          • Streetiebird

            If you want to believe a gang of biased arsonists and trespassers with an agenda to get this guy in trouble then that’s on you. I just find one side vastly more convincing than the other when using occam’s razor.

          • Jamie Hall

            Historically, corporations who will stop at nothing to further their “agenda” have been “convincing” people that anything goes for centuries. And those who are not naive enough to be “convinced” are dealt with in other ways.

            Any further discussion with have to wait. My battery tanked, 13% and dropping like a stone, now 12%.

          • Streetiebird

            And historically the native Americans have been screwed over. It doesn’t give them the right to light property on fire, trespass, block roadways, throw stones at peacekeepers, and then lie about it.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            people, Stinkybird is obviously a ‘paid believer’ and no argument of reason, sanity or evidence will ever convince him he doesn’t want that money. Just saying.

          • Streetiebird

            What evidence can you provide? I’ve provided links and videos to back up my assertions.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            so, you would defend the Sandyhook killers rights to just sashay on into the school with his guns and do ‘his business’ without any interference?

          • Streetiebird

            No, why would you make such a dark and demented analogy? The Sandyhook shooter was a monster. This guy was just trying to do a job and never fired a shot, unlike the protesters who launched a flare at him.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            be careful about calling out the truth. It might kick your butt, LOL

          • Imagine you have millions, perhaps billions of dollars.

            Wouldn’t you do whatever it took to protect that wealth? Some things you might do is bribe politicians to pass legislation that keeps the money flowing upwards. Other things you might do is send in an army of union busters to break up a strike at your factories. You might even send in some people to divide peaceful protesters and cause them to fight amongst themselves (divide et impera). You could even send in some thugs to act as part of the protest and instead start fires and vandalize property to turn the public against such protests. With that much money, there is no limit to what you can’t do, people can be paid to do just about anything in this world even selling their own bodies or killing others, you just have to find their price.

            And if you think that is not going on and has never happened in world history, than you are either a paid shill working for those wealthy or you have an IQ of 80.

            And you, along with everyone else is:

            Owned & Operated
            https://youtu.be/njSV5LtVmR4

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            apparently your only favorite….

          • Pierre Coulombe

            You’re just trolling, right… ? Or are you just a perfect idiot.

          • Streetiebird

            Claiming false flag attacks is a lazy man’s game. Are you just trolling or do you have something to contribute? You seem to just be here to make childish personal attacks.

        • sleeping_sheople†††

          None of that is the companies property their trespassing on private property damn troll just get off the internet.

          • Streetiebird

            The protesters trespassed, burned property, terrorized oil company employees, etc. Much of the land involved is private property. This is public knowledge. You should look it up. But since you are resorting to making personal attacks I can tell you have no real argument in you.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            all these accusations, unsubstantiated by your contention that he was there to investigate, ‘we should look it up’ (like we haven’t), and as for ‘real arguments’ you have a dearth thereof.

          • Streetiebird

            Oh, you’ve done your homework. Then why would you say he was there doing what he was doing. I’d like to know your opinion.

          • haauwnk

            Ever heard the term agent provocatuer?

          • Streetiebird

            Ever heard the phrase, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof?

          • Pierre Coulombe

            Yep ! We heard that once from a grease ball guiny who was taking a whole population for idiots while giving himself a churchilian stance.

          • Pierre Coulombe

            God… asking Streetybird might overload his Streety brain… Up in Canada, we think he was a sheep dip agent provocateur,

          • haauwnk

            You need to check on what the effects of a 12 ga.0-0 buck will do to the back of your throat.

          • Streetiebird

            Do you have anything to contribute to the conversation?

        • Pierre Coulombe

          This simpleton should be DEAD (stupid GET). Trespasser,

          • Streetiebird

            He should be dead for doing his job? And if you don’t like trespassers then you might be shocked to know that the protesters were actually the ones trespassing.

          • Pierre Coulombe

            The Treaty of Fort Laramie (also called the Sioux Treaty of 1868) was an agreement between the United States and the Oglala, Miniconjou, and Brulé bands of Lakota people, Yanktonai Dakota, and Arapaho Nation[1] signed on April 29, 1868 at Fort Laramie in the Wyoming Territory —- THERE YOU GO, YOU FUCKING MORON. ———- Read… do your homework before you annoy people with the notion of TRESPASSING and violating human rights. Your clown would be dead if not for Nastacio .

          • Streetiebird

            I know all about the treaties. No need to be a dick about it.

            More than a century later, the Sioux nation won a victory in court. On June 30, 1980, in United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the government had illegally taken the land. It upheld an award of $15.5 million for the market value of the land in 1877, along with 103 years worth of interest at 5 percent, for an additional $105 million. The Lakota Sioux, however, have refused to accept payment and instead continue to demand the return of the territory from the United States.

    • Uncle Arty

      they did not run him off the road he drove at them. How much are they paying you to troll. you low life POS And by the way, you might be too fucking dense to figure this out, and I don’t know you have the comprehensive tools to understand it but here it goes. You can not instigate the situation then claim self defense. That’s not how that shit works

      • Streetiebird

        How exactly did he instigate? By showing up for work? By almost having his gun stolen and then trying to flee to safety?

        • Uncle Arty

          he wasn’t going to work asshole he infiltrated the camp, he put himself there intentionally and it blew up in his face

          • Streetiebird

            No need for personal attacks. One side claims he infiltrated the camp. The other side claims he was doing his job and checking on the property that the protesters had already lit on fire. Where I’m from we call that arson.

        • palvadore

          What’s up with the bandanna? Why would an employee cover his face?

          • Streetiebird

            Simple, to blend in so the angry mob doesn’t accost him. He was on the opposing side, in case you missed that part.

          • palvadore

            B.S.

          • Streetiebird

            Oh? Then why was he wearing a bandana?

          • palvadore

            That’s a good question. You don’t seriously think that covering his face is an effective way to hide that he was a white man…do you?

            Why did he have so many weapons? I don’t know a single pipeline company that allows its employees to carry those type of weapons on pipeline property.

          • Streetiebird

            Don’t security personnel usually carry weapons? You said you worked security, right?

          • Darin Hanson

            He isn’t a “white man”. He is a Native American. Also, he is a contract security person for the company. Nearly all of them related to this protest are carrying weaponry as the situation has been very dangerous. The videos available clearly show the security person being run off of a road, a large group of people coming after him, and he continuously is trying to get away. I think that the protesters are pretty lucky he didn’t use that weapon against them.

          • Streetiebird

            You worked security? Were you ever sent by yourself into a hostile group of protesters to take pictures of arson behind enemy lines?

          • palvadore

            They are Americans…not the enemy! They are protesting not rioting.

            It’s obvious you have no clue about pipeline companies. No company would be so foolish as to send an employee into that type situation. Not one!

            Especially to secretly gather “evidence” of arson or any other crime. And with a concrete construction truck no less! Are you aware there are almost a score of undercover agents in that crowd?

          • Streetiebird

            But if they’re just peacefully protesting why would it be dangerous to send someone in to take a few pictures? After all, you said you could do it yourself. Why would the protesters burn his truck if they’re so peaceful and just protesting?

            The conspiracy theories are pretty deep around here. A score of undercover agents in the crowd eh? I’m sure you have some evidence to back that up right?

      • Streetiebird

        I’m surprised you missed the video of this incident. It was big news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H94tUxlnn4E

    • Armed????? Where is the evidence of that? One man with a knife as opposed to a rifle wielding “spy” does not make an angry mob. Sounds more like you work for pipeline or the security firms hired to bully the protectors. Spouting false asations

      • Streetiebird

        Armed is relative. But they did have a flare gun (which they shot at him as he was driving, and pointed at him menacingly), knives, tree branches, and were stalking him like they wanted to kill him. The videos are available online if you’re truly curious. If having a different opinion from you makes you think I work for an oil company then you need to check your internal compass, friend.

    • Joseph Edward Bodden

      unless instigating an angry mob while toting military hardware was his ‘business’…

      • Streetiebird

        An AR-15 is not military hardware. I’m sure a bunch of tribesmen own them for hunting. And the crowd did a great job instigating themselves. Arson really must get your blood pumping eh?

    • Roman Marquez

      Gotta protect Warren Buffett’s monopoly on hauling shale oil by rail, after all ,he is Obama’s biggest campaign contributor.

      • Streetiebird

        Actually Jeffrey Katzenberg is the biggest contributor. Buffet isn’t even in the top five.

        But yeah, it’s odd that the protesters would rather keep hauling oil by rail over their rivers. It’s many many times more dangerous to do it that way.

        • Roman Marquez

          Try another website besides snopes, they’re trying to downplay it,

          • Streetiebird

            Who said anything about snopes? And why do you want the oil to be hauled by rail? If they were really trying to protect the water they would prefer a pipeline to trains.

          • Roman Marquez

            Warren Buffett who is Obama’s biggest campaign contributor and Obama want the oil hauled by rail and are violating U.S.antitrust laws and using the protesters to keep it that way, tricking them into thinking they’re protecting groundwater ,the people who planned designed and engineered the pipeline are playing by the rules of the free market and getting screwed

          • Streetiebird

            What a roundabout and unlikely conspiracy theory. Where are you finding your info on Buffett?

            Why would he go through all the trouble, especially since the protests will inevitably end in failure?

          • Roman Marquez

            It’s called money and to keep it flowing you protect your monopoly and market share.

  • Cin

    So you’re deleting comments that don’t fit the article’s narrative now, FTP? Extremely disappointed in you guys 😖

    • Streetiebird

      You’re “free” to agree with their bias, or probably be silenced or shouted down. 🙁

  • curt

    gofundme link is dead!

    • They used to have a policy against funding for legal fees. Maybe a different site would be more helpful.

      • Joseph Edward Bodden

        donate directly to his paypal account.

  • palvadore

    Those protesters STILL do not understand the depth and breadth of the wickedness of their adversary.

    The man was charged because he inadvertently interfered with the bigger plan. The FBI wanted shooting to start so they could finish the job and exicute all those present.

    • Streetiebird

      He’s security personnel. They’re allowed to carry guns. Simple stuff.

      • Pierre Coulombe

        This IDIOT was set-up. Think outside the box for a second.

  • Razedbywolvs

    This entire thing is turning into one big gray mess were everyone on both sides is trying to justify the actions of one person or group over the other with little or no focus on what the problem is or how to solve it anymore.
    This might turn into one of those conflicts that outlast peoples memory of what it was about in the first place and isn’t resolved in tell 50 years and a couple thousand deaths later.

  • FiuToYou

    I feel like I’m in a never ending nightmare when I read this kind of stuff. What’s happening to America????

  • Gordon Klock

    Maybe the guy with the rifle may have been a ‘secret’ provocateur….(it would explain a lot)….

  • Umedia T Durgen

    The pipe is owned by SUNOCO and they are the official fuel of NASCAR, the new season is about to start and I’m thinking that would be the best place to bring this protest up to a higher level in the both the media and the people

  • Sheila Lynch

    The law enforcement at Standing Rock has shown themselves to be arrogant, ruthless, iand of low moral character from the beginning. Charges should be filed against them for terroristic threatening, attacking unarmed water protectors, shirking their duty to PROTECT civilians. They should have protected the protestors from the DAPL vigilantes. The state and the tribes should bring suit against them for their treachery. It makes me sick.