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Protesters, Including Children, Mauled As Private Mercenaries Attack Native American Pipeline Protest

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.

Called the Dakota Access Pipeline by those responsible for its construction — and an evil, immoral usurpation and exploitation by those who know better — the project is slated to span four states, stretching 1,172 miles, but threatens the reservation’s water supply and would invade sacred land.

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux have camped in the pipeline’s proposed path, halting construction at least temporarily as Energy Transfer Partners, the firm responsible, continues to intimidate, harass, and now attack protesters attempting to protect their own land.

Although tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear said 30 people had been pepper-sprayed and six suffered dog bites, Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey claimed law enforcement had received no reports of protesters being injured, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Preskey also claimed no law enforcement personnel were present when the attack occurred, but video shows a North Dakota State Patrol helicopter hovering overhead while dogs attacked.

Video of the moment of attack has, in fact, been difficult to obtain, since cell reception at the site frequently cuts off in what many suspect is a law enforcement attempt to cover up the company’s vicious quashing of the protest.

Immediately before video of the skirmish cuts out, a panicked protester can be heard screaming, “They’ve got trucks behind us, too!”

Sacred Stone Camp, the water protectors’ defensive encampment, posted a picture of a female security guard holding a choke-chain wearing dog to Facebook with the alarming description, “Yes, that is the blood of peaceful protestors on this dog’s mouth.”

Dogs indiscriminately bit anyone and anything in their path — including a horse — and at one point, in seeming karmic retribution, even turned on their handlers.

One day prior to the violent incident, the Standing Rock Sioux filed court documents stating they found several sites of “significant cultural and historic value” directly in the proposed path of the pipeline — a discovery made only recently when the tribe was finally allowed to survey the area.

According to tribal preservation officer Tim Mentz in court documents cited by the WSJ, burial rock piles and other significant discoveries were found by researchers.

Tragically, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II described in a statement that construction crews had callously removed topsoil in a 150-foot wide area stretching for two miles.

“This demolition is devastating,” Archambault said, as quoted by the WSJ. “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.”

By the end of August, at least 4,000 protesters had converged on the site to help defend the land from pillaging by construction crews — who, incidentally, were recently revealed by the Army Corps of Engineers not to have obtained the mandatory easement necessary to proceed.

Also in late August, at the behest of North Dakota homeland security Greg Wiltz, state officials removed the demonstrators’ water supply — despite sweltering late summer heat — due to alleged disorderly conduct, including a laser aimed at a surveillance aircraft.

“The gathering here remains 100 percent peaceful and ceremonial as it has from day one,” LaDonna Allard, director of one of the prayer camps said after the removal of water. “We are standing together in prayer … Why is a gathering of Indians so inherently threatening and frightening to some people?”

Indeed, as video from the protest repeatedly proves, demonstrators have remained peaceful, only protecting themselves from brutal force and intimidation by the security firm and law enforcement when no other option but self-defense exists — as in the case of Saturday’s attack.

Despite this evidence, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier claimed in a statement cited by the WSJ that “individuals crossed onto private property and accosted private security officers with wooden posts and flagpoles […] Any suggestion that today’s event was a peaceful protest, is false.”

Viral video of the violent confrontation — which clearly shows protesters forced to defend themselves from the vicious animals and callous guards — was, of course, glaringly omitted from the Wall Street Journal’s report.

Mainstream media has all but ignored the ongoing protest, despite both its ballooning size and pertinence in the continuing struggle for Native Americans fighting naked government and corporate exploitation.

Challenges to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be ruled upon by a federal judge sometime before September 9.

“This is nothing but repression of our growing movement to protect our water and future generations,” Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, aptly summarized in August.

As one tribe member described, in a sentiment shared by most protesters, of Saturday’s mercenary attack in a post to Facebook:

“My daughter was bitten by one of the contractor’s vicious dogs today in direct action that once again stopped construction of their evil and immoral pipeline.

“No father has ever been prouder of one of his children then I am tonight for her being wounded battling for the future of her son and my grandson and for your children and your grandchildren.

“She is strong and as determined as ever to be remembered as one of her generation who courageously took a stand to kill their black snakes.”

  • Jay Lee

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  • Treesecup818

    This is disgusting! What they’re doing to these Native American people, THIS IS THEIR LAND, NOT YOURS! THEY’VE BEEN STRIPPED OF THEIR LIFE, AND LAND ONCE ALREADY, AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THAT THEY’VE OWNED! THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION, HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THIS!

    • Shawn Wake

      It actually doesn’t go across their land

      • kcgoat

        shawn
        please explain

        • Tim

          He’s a fucking liar.

        • Shawn Wake

          They rerouted to go around their land now they are looking for any reason to shut it down because they don’t want it running at all. I see a lot of people mouthing against it but none not using the things it produces.

          • hereinWA

            You’re full of shit. WHEN it leaks, you think it’s just gonna stop at some imaginary line?

          • theraini1

            These global beast corporations buy millions of dollars worth of fake social media shills.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            When it leaks? Man are you Friggen dumb.

          • Donald

            Show a pipeline that hasn’t leaked – that might be easier.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            I work pipelines offshore and inshore. They don’t unless tampered with. Look up how many people have caught charges for tampering.
            Stick with chasing pokeman.

          • Donald

            http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/map-displays-five-years-oil-pipeline-spills

            Nope, not a single leak or spill on that map! Not a single one.

          • hereinWA

            Really? Look it up, they leak all the damn time.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Hmmmm really? After 23 yrs of offshore and inland pipeline istallation as a Diver and welder, I have yet to come across one .

            Just as soon as that spook in the WH is evicted we will continue to lay more.

            Just to piss you hipster idiots off hahahaha https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/524d6c7ca5f26d9acc30afb10e478a58bc469d4585e61fe1b785b4608f1f6141.jpg

          • hereinWA
          • Jer71

            You do know hemp can do all of things and replace it , right ? yet surprisingly can not be grown .. why do you think that is ?

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Ermm mm no hemp cannot.

          • Lorri G.

            Interestingly enough…Did you know that you can grow enough tobacco for your own personal use, but not enough to sell it? (This was true a good handful or 2 years ago anyway…)

          • theraini1

            It threatens their only clean water supply. Our oil industry is off the chain. I’m no longer using Speedway or Marathon gas stations. If our country won’t stop big oil , the citizens need to. The earthquakes their fracking are causing in Oklahoma are becoming larger and larger, and they are in the New Madrid foot print. Tar Sands is an unforgivable destruction of healthy rivers and forests. I have a small car and home. I just turned my air conditioning down. When I was in Turkey, nearly every home had a solar panel, and solar water heater. If our government won’t stop these bastards, we need to.

          • Patti

            Not only theirs, but other citizens who will be living along this pipeline.

          • Handy Jay

            Why don’t you stop using ALL petroleum products altogether?

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Quit driving period hypocrite. Don’t ride a bike. Do not use and kitchen utensils, do not wash yourself or brush your teeth and oh, do not clothe yourself either. ……..

      • FiuToYou

        This whole country is their land a-hole!!!!

      • freewheelinfranklin543

        Screw off govtroll!

        • Shawn Wake

          Actually have no particular love of the government country yes but have a lot of family that make there living putting pipe in the ground and they take great care to make sure it is done right

          • Deb Eaglewolfespirit

            Okay, case in point accepted. The question is why is it necessary to go THROUGH ancient burial grounds? Absolutely unacceptable!

          • Kian O’Floinn

            It isn’t going through ancient burial grounds……….

          • Donald

            Yes it is. The day after (a Saturday nonetheless) they filed court papers showing that these were cultural sites the company moved their equipment specifically to bulldoze it.

          • Lorri G.

            Says ND & DAPL. Saying or admitting otherwise would really throw a wrench into the works. It’s in neither’s best interests ($$$) to even hint that there’s even 1 tiny site in the path of the pipe.

            Natives and Native archeologist Tim Mentz disagree and say otherwise. (See Donald’s reply to you, below). Obviously, those sites are not connected to the “water is life” part of The Cause where the protest is around the pipe’s going through their primary source of drinking water. A previous pipeline was stopped from going through Bismarck’s primary water source because of the danger of contamination inherent there, but that was “white man’s water supply” & therefore more important. Nevermind all the white men living downstream from the DAPL.

            Beyond this, I don’t see why the Natives or Tim Mentz would lie and say that there are burial & ceremonial & sacred sites where there aren’t any. The area once belonged to The Great Sioux Nation, but was eaten away & taken back by gov’t thru treaty violations. Now, it’s considered non-Indian private property. That doesn’t mean it’s free of Native burial sites or artifacts.

          • Lorri G.

            I can give you the answer, but you won’t like it. The answer is “Because it’s the most expedient route.” The shortest route from Point A to Point B is a straight line. Look at a DAPL pipeline route map. It’s pretty darned straight from ND to IL.

            Avoiding rivers, lakes, burial mounds, ceremonial sites, sacred spaces, etc. means a much more circuitous route and that means more pipe and bolts and construction time, etc. & so on & so forth and more time & time is money, and now there’s all this added “unnecessary” expense that must eventually be borne and passed on. In the meantime, it all eats into profits and future profits.

            PLUS, every bend in the pipe (where it could’ve been laid straight through Arlington National Cemetery if people weren’t such whiners and complainers and “OH! We have to protect our water!” criers….) is a potential future rupture because that’s where the weakest points are.

            It’s nothing personal against the Natives. It really isn’t. It’s just Business 101.

            Please, don’t everybody jump all over me. I’m not defending business’ bulldozing burial and ceremonial sites, etc. I’m just explaining business. Even Standing Rock Chairman Archambault understands these principals. He owns a gas station there.

          • Ginny

            The original route had the pipe crossing the Missouri River north of Bismark but concerns about the water supply to Bismark getting contaminated if there was a leak or rupture caused the route to be moved to the present plan, through Native American sacred burial grounds and under the Missouri River at their location. I am south of the previous and current location and would like to not have to worry about our water getting contaminated. The people that are being so rude on this thread are ‘oil’ people and I would guess they are not at risk of being inconvenienced if there is a leak or rupture. People talk a lot of shit when they are not at risk.

          • Lorri G.

            I stand by my answer to the original question. The route is what the route is because it’s the most expedient and least expensive to the alternatives.

            That being said…My understanding is that the pipe will be 90 feet below the river bed. I have less concern about the river being polluted in the event of a leak or rupture than I do about ground water contamination if a leak or rupture should happen. I do not know the seismic activity risk along the route.

            While I’m not at risk, I do have great empathy for those who are. I’m not going to pooh-pooh your concerns and fears. After all, the Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable. The “oil people” I’ve seen on this thread appear to be the grunt men and not owners/management of this project. I could be wrong, but that’s my take. I have no issue with the working stiffs of America who, if these are to be believed, give 100% to their jobs and are extremely diligent in performing them to the absolute best of their abilities. Everyone could perform to perfection and a leak or rupture still might happen.

            Re.: sacred burial and ceremonial grounds…This is the really sad part of things. DAPL & the state of ND say there are no such sites along the route while the Natives and their archeologist historian Tim Mentz says that there are. Which is to be believed? An admission of there being even one tiny site in the path of destruction would be a PR nightmare. Halting the project would cost them big time. Rerouting would cost them big time. It’s in their best interests to deny any such sites exist.

            What have the Natives to gain by saying there are sites where none exist? These sites have nothing to do with the “water is life so protect the water” part of things. (This is my compartmentalized way of thinking.) The trouble and problem is, these sites aren’t currently located on reservation land. That these lands used to belong to the Natives by treaty isn’t in dispute. Nor is that lands have been taken back by treaty violations as suits government and monied interests. There needs be redress, resolution, and restoration. However, as things stand, the sites in question are on private land and the restoration process moves much slower than pipeline installation.

            Hollywood has given people the notion that if any project unearths Native sites, all work must cease. This is untrue. It does not apply to sites found on private lands. “That’s just so wrong! That needs to change!” Then, work to change it. The problem has identified itself and the solution is within it. Again, though, time is not on the side of those who wish for the change.

            Lastly (“Oh, thank God! Does Lorri G. ever shut up?!”) I know that Erin Brockovich has thrown in her support for the Natives’ side of this conflict. I would suggest asking her to voice more support and to use her position as a means to raise more awareness. I would more readily jump in behind her than a self-aggrandizing & vandalizing publicity whore like Jill Stein.
            Erin is classier, more respectable, and is far more constructive. If Business 101 has taught me anything, it’s that, for every instance of bad publicity, one needs 10 instances of good publicity to negate it. With the tribal elders not condemning the vandalism and therefore lending their tacit approval to such non-constructive acts, they & this protest have to get busy on those 10 incidences. Their silence has cost them support and I know this for a fact.

      • Bonnie C

        No, it goes THROUGH it.

        • NotMyCupOfTea

          No it doesn’t.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          Goes through what?

      • theraini1

        It threatens their only source of clean water. We need to boycott the stations that will sell this oil, It at at some point WILL poison their water. Our oil industry is irresponsible. From the Oklahoma earthquakes that threaten to awaken New Madrid, to Tar Sands, to the Gulf Oil Spill , to fracking poisoning ground water.. I found this oil is going to be sold at the 2 gas stations I use, Speedway, and Marathon. As of this moment, they no longer will have my business.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          You are a complete fool.

    • marlene

      Calm down. It’s NOT their land.

      • John Thomas

        Yes, every last bit of this rotten country is on Native land. They were here first, and robbed by European colonizers. This is a fact. The U.S. government has no legitimate claims to anything – the people fighting to shut down the pipeline, and protect water (a vital resource which is disappearing at an alarming rate) have every right to drive these scum away by any means necessary.

        • marlene

          BULLSH*T! We paid for most of it with money, jewelry, food and lives. Bleeding hearts = bleeding brains. What you don’t know is a lot more than what you do know, scum sucker!

          • maggie

            Marlene, In what country are you living in that considers genocide as a form of “money”? The beginning of the “United States” as we know it was built upon genocide and theft of indigenous people’s land.
            Beginning with Christopher Columbus, Spanish colonists murdered around 8 million indigenous people in the Americas. If you would like to read a first hand account, look up “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies” by Bartolomé de las Casas.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas

            And North Dakota in particular – have you even ever heard of Wounded Knee? The seizure of Lakota land and a massacre that resulted from fear of losing control over stolen property.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

            And all of that food and jewelry you are referring to, I don’t think I need to get into slave labor. This should be common knowledge. Most jewelry is made using slave labor under very harsh conditions. So is most of your food. Like chocolate? Was most likely made by a child slave.

            Mauling people with dogs who simply want to protect their water source is unacceptable. Period.

          • marlene

            LOL – you’re the last person I need an education from. By the way, your comment is all over the place – very unstable.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Thank you for the hump day humor. One word of advice. Facts, know you facts before looking like a retarded SJW loser corky. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a076ce76024bb3a76b32739820951de22b1e78c2b0d8b0acbc5e4d122f0d060.png

          • freewheelinfranklin543

            You are an idiot trollin. Get lost!

          • theraini1

            Remember that these corporations buy millions of dollars worth of fake posters..

          • marlene

            No thanks – you’re already there, TROLLBOT!

          • Jackie Kirnbauer

            you are disgusting

          • marlene

            Thank you. Even that is better than being you, dope-on-a-rope.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Your avatar is offensive and disgusting. Please report to the nearest FEMA gas chamber.

          • Treesecup818

            Marlene, you need mental help, Ok now follow along here, Marlene you paid for land that you claim to own, the money that you paid went to the decedents of their Ancestors, who were the people, that stole the American Native land to start with! smh Are you still with me here??…And it still doesn’t make it right, that you paid for land to own, that was stolen from the American Native people in the first place!

          • marlene

            When they YOU out of the Institute de Stupidite and you’re no longer a mental case, you can become a mental helper. Until then, your comment is seriously cognitively dissonant.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Haha brilliant

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Are you F’ng kidding me? Pull your head out of the sand and research the truth…..
            Some of you idiots open your mouths for only one good reason and it isn’t to speak or eat. Stick the one not mentioned hookeTrump 2016.

          • Lorri G.
          • Rick Smith

            F-OFF B*TCH..!!

          • marlene

            FCOUGH BOTTOM FEEDER…!!

          • disqus_dGZxBjnnY3

            AS SMART AS YOU ARE IGNORANT!

          • marlene

            LMAO – AS IF YOU’RE COMMENT IS “SMART.” Ignorant represents everything people have whispered in your ear all your life, fool. Pitiful.

          • maccoinneach

            Marlene, at the risk of you turning your foul mouth on me, you are bat-crap crazy if you think for one tiny minute the indigenous peoples were treated in any way shape or form fairly. It is a matter of record that not one single treaty was upheld. It is a matter of record that the Cherokee people were driven from their homes by Andrew Jackson signing the Indian Removal Act in 1830, resulting in what is known as The Trail of Tears. They were forced to walk from their homes along the Mississippi river to the Oklahoma territory. In the winter of 1831 the Choctaw were completely removed from their homes to the “Indian Territories”. In 1836 the Creeks were driven from their homes, 3600 did not survive. By 1840 over 10 thousand indians had been forcibly removed from their lands and “promised” that they would be allowed to live in peace where they had been placed. Until the settlers wanted the land and it became Oklahoma in 1907. So where in all of this have we as a nation acted honorably? Do some research, it won’t kill you.

          • marlene

            Fcough you foully challenged idiot! There’s more research under my belt than there is anything in your pants. YES – that IS what I think and believe. You can take your vile disagreement back where it came from. You need to step off that pile of crap you call “research” and “do some” REAL investigation. Unfortunately, your limited abilities and biases preclude knowledge.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            I suggest you do some forensic resesrch, you’ll find what you learned from the 6th grade forward was a lie.
            I bet you think that Indians are all related and alo never gad slaves.

          • Donald

            Oh, you think the government actually upheld the treaties it signed. That’s cute.

          • marlene

            “Cute”??? LOL – time for your nap, little one.

        • NotMyCupOfTea

          If you really believe that then why is ok for you to live here? Do you drive on their land live on their land? Eat food from their land? No you didn’t any permission for that. I bet you are pro illegal immigration too? Did you ask them if more people could come? No, you’re a hypocrite and you don’t believe what you’re saying.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          You are a moron. Quit being retarded.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          Another idiot.

      • Treesecup818

        Marlene you need to calm the F down! Obviously you’re not schooled in the American Natives history, and it’s always been their land! …The project will run through wildlife areas, sacred Native American sites, and waterways, The pipeline poses a major threat to their ecosystems, and waterways. http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Native-Americans-Banned-from-Protesting-Pipeline-on-Own-Land-20160818-0019.html

      • theraini1

        This parasitic pipeline threatens their only clean water supply. ALEC has had members say taht clean water is not a human right! Big oil is off the chain. This is oil is going to be sold at Speedway and Marathon. The station I used near my home was a Speedway, the station I used near work was a Marathon.. I am so done with both.

    • Kian O’Floinn

      Private land for one, two……. White people like the Celt were here long before so called indians.

      • Donald

        White people were here before the Indians were? On what planet…nevermind.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          Do some resesrch. Even two years ago a white make was found wrapped in Norse type blankets in a cave located in the Grand canyon.

          Researchers are now saying ut predates any Indian culture by 1p k years. Also since you are a vafoon, look to the Smithsonian for some research help.

          I BTW live on planetbearth, where you are from is probably called, headulmyass.

          • Donald

            no, researchers aren’t saying that. I work with “those researchers” and there is zero scientific research that suggests anything that you’re proposing here.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            You did not work with them lol.

          • Donald

            Then there must have been an imposter when I was a teaching assistant for archaeology professors who do their research in the US Southwest! Oh noes, someone better get on that.

      • Lorri G.

        & me Swede & Viking & we here long before that Columbus dude.

        • Kian O’Floinn

          Vikings and Celt are same same…….People forget the Norse ruled Erie Gor many years.

    • Paco De lucia

      Edward William Frost Registered Sex Offender there is apparently a
      500.000 hit out on him and his family issued by the New york Mob
      syndicate and the Bandito’s Motorcycle club Inc

    • Paco De lucia

      THIS IS NATIVE LAND

      • Lorri G.

        And Natives pushed out Natives and Natives warred on Natives and Africans sold fellow Africans into slavery and everyones’ common ancestors came out of Mother Africa or stepped off of Noah’s Ark, but let’s keep it simple and have everyone on the planet go back to where their ancestors’ ancestors’ ancestors came from and let the satellites capture the imagery of the Atlantis-like sinking of Mother Africa sinking down down down under the combined weight of the entire Earth’s population and Mother Earth will be able to breathe again. No Biblical Flood or population control war needed.

    • Paco De lucia

      America land of the kkk and home of the Slaves, whites love brown kok lol

      • Kian O’Floinn

        Your mother and sisters do for sure.

    • Paco De lucia

      YAH HEY YAH O YAHNA HEY

      MA HUNT ME A WHITE TANYT

      NDN LAND

    • Ed Sessions III

      We wooped there ass. We took the land. Check history, this happens after war. Just look at Vietnam. Tell me which side one and who took what? Cum now, tell me? As you ride my sybian machine, throwing your head back, having massiave hip shaking orgasms!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lorri G.

      Well, howdy do buttercup! How’s about we all (you included) just pack our bags and go back to where our ancestors came from & back & back & back? I mourn in advance the Atlantis-like sinking of Mother Africa under the weight of the entire world’s population (indigenous & Natives included).

  • Ken Lo

    The pipeline they want to run through there is a violation of the treaty. If they had the means to take the offensive, they would not be in the wrong.
    Especially since fucking Euro-‘Murikkkan shiteads have no problem attacking children.

  • Nohiros

    Any time Native Americans want to control something, they deem it “sacred.” The Navajos use it extensively in the SW, claiming that even ruins of tribes whom they raided, murdered and stole from are “sacred” to them. I mean, you can’t justify sitting at a kiosk and charging Anglos money to see something if it’s not “sacred.”

    • Razedbywolvs

      When the government uses civil asset fortunate to take away your property to give what you worked for away to some oil company. You might have a change of hart.

      • Nohiros

        I assume you meant forfeiture, and heart… What did you work for here, exactly?

        • Razedbywolvs

          Yes, sorry. I worked for nothing but does that change anything? Do you think the government has the right to take whats yours for the grater good?

          • Nohiros

            Of course it changes things. If you don’t own it, and didn’t work to obtain it, what say do you have about it? Generally, though, I don’t believe government should intrude upon anyone’s lives.

          • estivito

            You sound like you’re unaware of the U S gov’t. history with Native Americans. A fucking bounty? Gotta clear the land for the white folks. I don’t think the U S has not broken a single treaty with them.

          • Nohiros

            It appears you’re white. If you really believe the BS you’re spouting, go submit yourself to a life of servitude to your “victims.” Moron.

          • Razedbywolvs

            So what business do you have saying anything about it? You don’t own it.
            On one hand you might consider it public land and i think there is a valid argument on the Native side since they are the public and seem to have a problem with it. On the other hand if it’s privet land in witch case the oil company should be required to by or f-off.
            The native sacred land argument dos suck, but there bad argument doesn’t change right to wrong if you don’t agree the government has authority to intrude upon anyone’s lives.

          • Cynthia Mading

            Water is a natural resource and because it spans across property boundaries there are laws in place that are supposed to protect that asset from being used or blocked by one property owner. For instance, a property owner can’t wall off a river and keep all the water for themselves. Of course, that all goes out the window when we’re talking about the rights of the native peoples, cause what the hell, we already took everything else, right? (sarc)

          • FiuToYou

            Finally! A brain! Thank you!

          • Razedbywolvs

            Kennett, California under lake Shasta. Barkhamsted Hollow Connecticut is under Barkhamsted Reservoir. Flagstaff Main is under Flagstaff Lake. Massachusetts, Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, Prescott are all under reservoirs So yes the government has a bunch of law in place to prevent you from using watter for a fish hatchery.. but has no problem flooding your entire town.
            Yes and no. There was a war, they surrendered, then a treaty that was never honored . At least in the US, so it’s more like settled conquered and then stolen. Skipping strait to stolen leaves out more history than a Holocaust museum.

        • freewheelinfranklin543

          If the government wants your land,they can take it under eminent domain and pay you a pittance. Wait til your ox is gored fool!

          • hereinWA

            Actually, when it comes to tribal land itself, eminent domain doesn’t work, as tribes are sovereign nations. That would be like trying to plow through France with something that only benefits you, and trying to force ’eminent domain’.

  • Ginny

    Bless these people for standing up and protecting the environment. And bless this reporter, without her I think the attacks against these protesters would have continued and been much worse. The Whole World Is Watching!

    • estivito

      The private security company and the individual dog handlers need to be public named and pictured and located, in the public interest. I sure want to know where these sociopaths are ant to be able to recognize them so as to be able to protect myself and my family from them. If you think their actions were reasonable, then there’s something lacking in you.

      • FoR @ FiST FuLL oF [email protected]

        I would have shot those dogs dead every last one of them.

        • ennaz

          If a dog attacks then they should have the right to shoot – self defense, the protesters should show up with dogs of their own.

          • EVcine

            You are forgetting this is the USA if an Indian shoots a corporation dog they could go to jail but if a white racist shoots an Indian or black teenager its the Florida model white man defending himself crap !

          • Lorri G.

            I sound like a bloody broken record. Geez.

            The protesters were trespassing on private property.

            If you B&E a junk yard and the junkyard dawg bites you, you can’t complain and sue ‘coz you got bit. You saw the dog there. You accepted the risk. You proceeded with your criminal activity anyway.

            I hate stupidity.

          • Lorri G.

            Would the dogs have attacked (the rent-a-cops used the dogs) if the protesters hadn’t been trespassing on private property? If someone trespasses on your property, should they be allowed to shoot your dog so it doesn’t impede their criminal activity?

            God, I hate stupidity.

            If you’re going to fight the good fight, you gotta take & keep the moral high ground.

        • freewheelinfranklin543

          Two of the dogs are being treated at the vets for serious injuries and one Punisher went to the hospital. They are wearing the punisher logo which is associated with the company that dead sniper set up!

          • George Whitman Too

            If any dogs were hurt, they were hurt by the handlers defending themselves from the dogs retaliating against them. Not the protesters fault. Point at the mercenaries. Instant karma.

          • Deb Eaglewolfespirit

            Punisher? Dead Sniper? Please explain!

          • The Kali Whrite Boi

            He’s referring to the PM Craft who has been implicated in a number of incidents. The term Craft is plenty to give you research topics.

          • Patti

            Dogs
            Tom Isern·Monday, September 5, 2016
            People in the Cannonball camp, and their friends, have some serious research skills. I have some of my own. Let’s put some things together.

            To begin with, disregard all the reports carried by regional newspapers, local radio stations, wire services, or in particular, a blogger who publishes in the Fargo Forum. These all draw directly on statements issued by the sheriff of Morton County. He has alleged that on Saturday, pipeline protestors “ambushed and assaulted” pipeline workers.

            Lay aside, for a moment, the established knowledge that the guys running the equipment were not engaged in construction activities at all. They were sent in to destroy, in deliberate and targeted fashion, cultural and sacred features identified in court documents by archeologist Tim Mentz. That’s another subject. Let’s stay with the documents issued by the Morton County sheriff.

            Here’s the problem: the sheriff’s office states, categorically, that it had no personnel on the scene. The sheriff’s allegations, therefore, are based entirely on accounts given by private security personnel employed, or contracted for, by Dakota Access. The sheriff has no other information. He merely serves as the mouthpiece of these private security forces, including the handlers of attack dogs.

            The sheriff says that several of the security people were treated for injuries. I don’t doubt that. Videographic evidence from the scene shows them being bitten by their own dog, and shows them tackling protestors–in a bulldozed site strewn, we should note, with rocks pushed out of identified cultural and sacred sites. Surely, therefore, they sustained some gashes and bruises.

            The problem is that the sheriff has taken the statements of these private security people and issued them as official fact. Just who are these people?
            The security company contracted to provide armed guards and accompany Dakota Access into the field has been identified. I’m not going to write about that, because I haven’t looked into the company’s record myself.
            What is certain, however, from the photographic and videographic evidence, followed up on by assiduous researchers, is that the attack dogs were brought for the occasion and handled by a company out of Ohio called Frost Kennels. It specializes in providing security dogs to private parties. Its proprietor is a guy named Bob Frost. Its location is Hartville, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.
            In the adjacent suburb of Uniontown lives a man named Edward William Frost. He is a registered sex offender. He has felony convictions and served time for unlawful sexual contact with a minor and for theft. I have confirmed this from multiple sources.
            Dogs were hauled to the Dakota Access location by a red truck with an Ohio plate: GTK 5721, clearly captured in photos from the scene and identified as identical to the one used by Frost Kennels, and depicted by the company on its own website, for hauling security dogs.
            Registration of the truck is to Edward William Frost, felon and registered sex offender.
            Today is a holiday. Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, would be a good time to call Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Governor Jack Dalrymple and ask that the sheriff of Morton County be suspended pending investigation into his collaboration with armed felons using attack dogs against our citizens.

          • Ed Sessions III

            Fuck these scum bags. I know this type. Worked in the oil biz all my life. I know the injuns who live on rez in ND/SD/CO/WY MT. 95 pct should be shot. Nothing but drug heads/drunks, child molesters. Look up how rampant incest is on the Rez across our Nation. I say turn 100 police trained rotties loose on the crowd. Rip there throats and guts out.

          • willietrohut

            kill yourself and leave the earth to real humans please

          • Lorri G.

            OOOOooooooooo….Patti! I was about to give you a hearty slap on the back and a “You go, girl!”…I so enjoyed your reasoned and rational approach and dissertation…Then, the plot thickened and I had to pull the reins in a bit.

            #1) It is not unlawful to employ a convicted felon. Is he not allowed to leave the state of Ohio?

            #2) When you mentioned “armed felons”, who are they? The Paul Blart Mall rent-a-cop security guards? (Mercenaries are professional soldiers.) What is your proof that they are felons? In absence of that proof, you just made a libelous statement and aren’t fighting with the truth.

            #3) Did the guards match in number or outnumber the protesters, or were they hired to go on a suicide mission and single-handedly take on 25-50 protesters each? That they got bitten by “their own” dogs speaks volumes ~ they weren’t trained to handle the dogs, therefore they weren’t professionals, let alone mercenaries. Makes Dakota Access look like a rinky dink Mickey Mouse operation.

            Just sayin’.

            I’ve been a supporter of this cause. I had a friend, a Chippewa, in Standing Rock witnessing everything. I only disagreed with the recent vandalism. Vandalism isn’t civil disobedience. That’s when my friend told me that, with the MSM black-out, anything goes, all’s fair, the end justifies the means. I held my ground that vandalism is wrong and that 2 wrongs don’t make a right. That’s when she made libelous statements about me, to discredit me, and made up shit. All for the cause. The end justifies the means. So, now, as a result, everything has come under suspicion and question. Of course DAPL says they’re good and right and benevolent. Of course Standing Rock says they’re all peaceful misrepresented angels. I am ever alert for the tribal elders’ condemnations of vandalism but all I hear is the tacit approval through their silence.

          • Ron

            Name your sources, name them. If you can’t or won’t you are no different than the liars in DC.

        • Dan W

          Its not the dog’s fault!

        • Werner Rhein

          This is exactly what these Nazis want so they can shoot back. Do not get violent.

          • Nobodi’ Bilderberger

            What the nazis are here?, when did they get here? How come the media didn’t tell us………dribbling fool.

          • Werner Rhein

            They were always here, sometimes just not so obvious.

        • hereinWA

          No weapons, drugs, or alcohol are allowed. That is why they had to pick up sticks to battle the dogs. Probably from that fence they allegedly tore through (which likely didn’t happen until they needed the fence posts)

          • Lorri G.

            If they hadn’t been trespassing on private property…

            “Back off!” shouted the rent-a-cop.

            “No! You back off!” replied the protester. So, the protester(s) refused to cease trespassing and were confrontational…and now cry foul when things didn’t go their way and the wholly avoidable but inevitable happened.

            Stupidity reigned supreme on both sides of the fence that day.

        • theraini1

          It’s not the dogs fault. Humans really suck.. We need to boycott big oil. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1242715232418774&set=a.376282372395402.93185.100000409267841&type=3&theater

          • Handy Jay

            You don’t need to boycott anything. Just put your money where your mouth is, & stop using ANY & ALL petroleum products. (that includes all plastics)

          • Ed Sessions III

            I agree, I told him the same thing!!!!

          • boyscout

            once upon a time hemp was used to make all of these products petroleum now claims only it can make. Their industry bribed and lobbied our government of the time to outlaw hemp so their industry could reap all the rewards. Hemp is not a drug but it grows very easily and does not hurt the land. It gave more people of the time a chance to make their own way honestly rather than rely on or work for others. Even henry ford made a car almost completely out of hemp and run on hemp. Money makes decisions for us and lies are par for the course

          • Ed Sessions III

            You can start right now shit head. Burn your puter/cell phone, never drink out of plastic, never use any, petroleum by products. Never drive or ride again and never fly again. Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dumb ass cock sucker!! I would stomp your guts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • willietrohut

            What an ugly human being. YES, we have an addiction to oil that we are trying to break, if only BIG OIL would allow it. But like any pusher does with it’s addicts, keeps pushing it until it is not possible to live without it. You just need to kill yourself. You are a blight on humanity.

          • Ed Sessions III

            Go walk in front of a on coming rig hauling drill pipe. Or frac sand. Lol

        • Kian O’Floinn

          And you would be in jail

        • Ed Sessions III

          And I would blow your brains out, boy.

          • FoR @ FiST FuLL oF [email protected]

            You do not scare me moron punk.

          • willietrohut

            Screen shots are wonderful. Forwarding to the DOJ and FBI.

          • Ed Sessions III

            Lay a hand on me. And I will. Make sure you send all I typed. Leave nothing out. Nothing.

          • The Kali Whrite Boi

            Obvious troll, people. Every comment by this person is meant to trigger your emotional response and antagonize any thread, post, or article these children (regardless of age) write on.

          • Ed Sessions III

            The Pipeline does not go across injun loser land. They, are tresspassing. These injuns that live on the REZ are some of the worse low life human beings anyone could ever meet.

            I am keenly familiar with ND/SD/WY/MY. I covered all 4 states when I worked in upper management in the oil/gas business. All drillings co/oil field construction co/oil field service co have an un-written rule.

            “We do not hire any injuns that live on the REZ” 99 pct, are useless drunks/drug addicts, slob/nasty/stink etc We hired the ones off, the REZ and the ones that did not have that self destructive REZ way of thinking. Got it, boy?

          • Malik Erickson

            ed sessions i am Lakota Sioux and i have probably done more things in life you ever will i have worked multiple positions and i have done many papers and yes your point is correct the line does not go over our territory but the mistake you made is that we are all useless slobs i know many natives who are more successful then you will probably ever be so ed sessions take a long walk off a short pier 🙂

        • Lorri G.

          Oh, bravo! Like the cops who shoot the dogs in private homes even when ruled unnecessary. Good job! The criminals of the world applaud you for your support so they can B&E at your place and shoot your dog (your first line of defense).

          “Listen up rent-a-cops! Your employer, ACME Security, is sending in the 5 of you to secure a private property from a couple hundred angry Native American protesters, but it’s going to be OK. Your safety is paramount to us, so we’re going to provide you with a can of pepper spray and a dog.”

          And Mr./Ms. FIST Full is going to shoot the dog because FIST Full wants no impediments to stand in the way of their trespassing and possible other criminal activity on someone else’s private property!

          I’m really not defending DAPL. I just hate stupidity. When you go in to court, the Doctrine of Clean Hands applies. Go in with Criminal Trespass and Vandalism charges against you, and you do not meet the Clean Hands requirement so your case, no matter how angelic and pure and good and right, already has strikes against it.

        • anne_48503

          Who’s private property? The government and corporations do not own the land. These people don’t have to be Natives to want clean water. The wild life wants clean water… I want clean water. Stop this bullshit.

      • heezels

        That is fucking stupid. That would be like the police force saying, “We need to have the name and address of every protestor so as to be able to protect the community from their riots.”

        people don’t want to admit that this was a sticky situation. Those dog handlers were doing a job they are paid to do, and that is protect the contractors of the site. and before you go off the deep end. Yes, you can use guard dogs for this kind of work, no they weren’t in the wrong, and the dogs were mainly used to keeps space between the protestors and the workers.

        Was it pretty? Fuck no. But let’s face, there is no evil here. When we finally understand that, then we’ll be in a better position to move forward.

        • John Thomas

          Attacking children with dogs so you can poison their water supply seems pretty evil to me …

          • heezels

            Firstly, it wasn’t an attack. It was defensive. The protestors were on private property. Second, the security company are there to ensure the safety of the contractors. The parents should have been there to ensure the safety of their children. Marching up the front lines with your kids may not have been the best way to protect them. Third, those security guards aren’t part of the company “poisoning their water supply.” they are subcontracted.

            And yes, it’s easy to oversimplify something to make one party seem completely evil. But that’s just being disingenuous.

      • FiuToYou

        I don’t think you read Ginny’s comment correctly! Try again.

      • Karl Hutchense

        Um, Ginny is talking about the protesters, not the scumbag henchmen!

      • hereinWA

        Frost Kennels, of Lousiville, OH…Bob Frost is telling bullshit and lies, using the police version of events that allegedly our people attacked first, claiming no kids were bitten (wrong, there is a pic of a child with bad gashes on the face), and blaming the protectors themselves for even BRINGING Their kids! Two of the ‘handlers’ have been identified, one is Ashley Nicole Welch…she’s the one with the dog that has a mouth full of our people’s blood.

        • Malik Erickson

          well for one i fully support the native cause because i am lakota sioux but @hereinWa that photo of the child was doctored from an incident in texas, i know this because i have been doing my research, maybe you should too.

          • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

            Thank you! Someone who actually cares about facts!

          • Malik Erickson

            no problem these people are giving the lakota sioux nation a bad name

      • Kian O’Floinn

        Your stupid

        • Tempy

          *** “YOU’RE” *** ROFL!!!!
          Oh, the irony of people like you who can’t SPELL trying to call other people stupid. LOL!!!! SO hilarious! LOL!
          It’s obvious who the real stupid one here is. LOL!
          Go back to grade school and learn how to spell Kian O’Floinn. LOL!

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Well actually I can dpell. These auto correct bots wreak havoc.

          • Lorri G.

            Rest easy. You didn’t misspell anything.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            Blow me, how’s that?

          • Lorri G.

            Kian O’Floinn didn’t misspell anything. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are”. “You’re stupid” = “You are stupid”. Thus ends our English lesson of the day.

          • Ginny

            I think it has been corrected.

          • The Kali Whrite Boi

            lmao, oh the irony indeed. Seriously, ROFLMAO.

      • Patti

        estivito Here is some information for you Hope this helps…

        Dogs
        Tom Isern·Monday, September 5, 2016
        People in the Cannonball camp, and their friends, have some serious research skills. I have some of my own. Let’s put some things together.

        To begin with, disregard all the reports carried by regional newspapers, local radio stations, wire services, or in particular, a blogger who publishes in the Fargo Forum. These all draw directly on statements issued by the sheriff of Morton County. He has alleged that on Saturday, pipeline protestors “ambushed and assaulted” pipeline workers.

        Lay aside, for a moment, the established knowledge that the guys running the equipment were not engaged in construction activities at all. They were sent in to destroy, in deliberate and targeted fashion, cultural and sacred features identified in court documents by archeologist Tim Mentz. That’s another subject. Let’s stay with the documents issued by the Morton County sheriff.

        Here’s the problem: the sheriff’s office states, categorically, that it had no personnel on the scene. The sheriff’s allegations, therefore, are based entirely on accounts given by private security personnel employed, or contracted for, by Dakota Access. The sheriff has no other information. He merely serves as the mouthpiece of these private security forces, including the handlers of attack dogs.

        The sheriff says that several of the security people were treated for injuries. I don’t doubt that. Videographic evidence from the scene shows them being bitten by their own dog, and shows them tackling protestors–in a bulldozed site strewn, we should note, with rocks pushed out of identified cultural and sacred sites. Surely, therefore, they sustained some gashes and bruises.

        The problem is that the sheriff has taken the statements of these private security people and issued them as official fact. Just who are these people?
        The security company contracted to provide armed guards and accompany Dakota Access into the field has been identified. I’m not going to write about that, because I haven’t looked into the company’s record myself.
        What is certain, however, from the photographic and videographic evidence, followed up on by assiduous researchers, is that the attack dogs were brought for the occasion and handled by a company out of Ohio called Frost Kennels. It specializes in providing security dogs to private parties. Its proprietor is a guy named Bob Frost. Its location is Hartville, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.
        In the adjacent suburb of Uniontown lives a man named Edward William Frost. He is a registered sex offender. He has felony convictions and served time for unlawful sexual contact with a minor and for theft. I have confirmed this from multiple sources.
        Dogs were hauled to the Dakota Access location by a red truck with an Ohio plate: GTK 5721, clearly captured in photos from the scene and identified as identical to the one used by Frost Kennels, and depicted by the company on its own website, for hauling security dogs.
        Registration of the truck is to Edward William Frost, felon and registered sex offender.
        Today is a holiday. Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, would be a good time to call Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Governor Jack Dalrymple and ask that the sheriff of Morton County be suspended pending investigation into his collaboration with armed felons using attack dogs against our citizens.

        • Jen

          Thank you Patti for this information. Sanity finally. I will be calling the AG and Governor.

          • Lorri G.

            It is not unlawful to employ a convicted felon (ref. the sex offender). Patti did good work but provided no proof that the security guards are felons (& even if they were, it’s not unlawful to employ them; they just can’t have firearms.)

          • Ed Sessions III

            Bingo!!!

      • Ed Sessions III

        Should of turned the dogs loose on the crowd, boy.

      • Lorri G.

        So many are so glad that you’re of such impeccable moral fiber that you’d turn down a job and starve yourself and family before signing on to be a private security guard on private property. “We’ll suck on the government’s teat first!” Bravo!

        Do you know if any of those guards came back for a 2nd day? Do you know if they had any idea of what situation they were being put in? Do you think that their employer said, “OK, guys. Take a knee and listen up! You’re going to be on the front lines on this job. It’s going to be the 5 of you against a couple hundred Native American protesters, but it’s gonna be OK ‘coz we’re giving you a can of pepper spray and a dog”? Were they mercenaries (trained soldiers for hire) or Paul Blart rent-a-cops?

        Read Patti. Those guards weren’t trained dog handlers. They had no established relationship with those dogs. If those 2 facts weren’t so, the dogs wouldn’t have turned on them and bitten them. Their employer should be shamed.

        And, now they’ve got you, the armchair shrink, labeling them as sociopaths, acting melodramatically paranoid while threatening to go after them. They had every right to be there. The protesters were trespassing. That’s an uncomfortable and inescapable fact, I know. Switch things around a bit. You’re in your home with a can of pepper spray and a dog and an angry mob’s knocked down your door and are going to swarm you because you’re cooking up something that offends their sensibilities and that they think might harm them. Now, they’re going to sue you for endangering them with a dog and pepper spray when they had no right to be in your home in the first place. You’d ordered them to back off and they refused and told you to back off. They saw the dog and pepper spray, weighed their chances, and are now crying foul when the (avoidable-but-for-their-actions) inevitable happened.

        BOTH sides were in the wrong that day.

    • Treesecup818

      Amen!

    • Kian O’Floinn

      Sorry, people shouldn’t approched the dogs first of all and secondly, it’s private land. Watch the video again.

      Friggen liberal envirofaggots.

    • Handy Jay

      Hypocrite. Computers are made with plastic, & plastic is made from oil. And I highly doubt you walk or bicycle to work everyday, that is IF you actually have a job.

      • Ginny

        Retired military, asshole.

      • Ginny

        And, there are always alternatives to oil, always. Big oil companies will make the switch when they have to instead of trying to do it now. By the way, do you work in the oil industry?

      • Ginny
    • Ed Sessions III

      Bless these shit for brains who use gas/disel to drive to the protest. Drink out of plastic water bottles/use plastic blue tarps/use cell trained rottioes etc in fact best estimates show that 96 pct of petroleum and petroleum by products is used in the day to day life of all these long haired sorry ass piece of shit heads. I worked in the oil/gas industry all my life and the biggest drug heads and drunk heads, will not work, cry pitch fits for more tax money is the injuns who live on all Rez.

      They should of had 100 trained rotties and turned them loose on the losers. Rip there guts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate these piece of shit with a passion. I know them.

      • Kian O’Floinn

        Yeah preach it lol. I worked as an offshore oilfield Diver for over 20 years haha. Even the morons on this site who bitch and talk smack are using a computer.
        Amazing how retarded most of these useful idiots really are.

        • Ed Sessions III

          All these enviro wack job types I have run in to them before on my own job sites. Over the years I worked for different Co that did oil field construction. from pipeline construction, oil pad construction,

          Refinery expansion, turn arounds, drill site remedation, we run the gamut. And over the years out in MT/ND/SD/CO/ID/AK/Utah we had some of these crying ass no account tax payer taken care of injuns that are stone cold drunks, drug addicts, child molesters (check the incest rates on injun rez, highest in our nation!! bastards prey on there daughters and grand daughters!!!!!!)

          and the mushy hearted fucking nut job young whites who always show up to be tag along to them. Many times the security forces I hired I told them to locate what motels these scum balls where staying in and pour lots of sugar down there tanks. And if you see them in bars, pick a fight, pile on and beat the living shit right out of themk and my Co will pick up the legal fees.

          Idiots drive cars/pick ups/use puters/all things petroleum by products, LOL LOL.

          • Kian O’Floinn

            I know exactly what your saying. Off season I worked the N rim of the Grand canyon as a wildland fire fighter been to a few reservations, all run down. Drunk fuckers every where. New cars, shit holes for homes.

      • Ginny
    • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

      Not so fast.
      CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.
      The TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.

      CLAIM: The pipeline exposes the Tribe’s water supply to contamination.
      The TRUTH: Pipelines are – by far – the safest way to transport energy liquids and gases. Already, 8 pipelines cross the Missouri River carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of energy products every day. That includes the Northern Border natural gas pipeline – built in 1982 – that parallels the planned crossing for Dakota Access for 40 miles as well as high voltage transmission power lines. Once completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline will be among the safest, most technologically advanced pipelines in the world.

      CLAIM: The tribal community was not part of the discussion.
      The TRUTH: 389 meetings took place between the U.S. Army Corps and 55 tribes about the Dakota Access project. In addition the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe met individually with the U.S. Army Corps nearly a dozen times to discuss archaeological and other surveys conducted to finalize the Dakota Access route.
      Based on input from a number of sources, the pipeline route was adjusted in September 2014, to shorten the pipeline by 11 miles, avoid buildings and other structures, and cross fewer waterways and roads.

      CLAIM: The pipeline is disrupting areas of cultural significance.
      The TRUTH: That’s why the Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property. And the Dakota Access Pipeline was routed to parallel existing infrastructure, such as the Northern Border Pipeline and high voltage transmission power lines. Therefore the Dakota Access route has already been under construction twice before. Designing the route to parallel existing infrastructure mitigates any additional impacts to the environment and avoids areas of potential cultural significance.
      Additionally, on site there are professional archeologists who are able to identify and properly tend to artifacts and evidence of culturally significant sites if any not identified by the surveys are discovered.

  • Broos

    Pinkertons REDUX (rabid wimmins with dogs, TOO) !

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      You got it. There are numerous instances over the last several hundred years of the rich boys hirin thugs to screw the little people over.

  • Berlin Veteran

    Maybe the natives should bring wolves. And when try to shoot them they would have reason to take out the mercenaries! You know, endangered species.

    • hereinWA

      Wolves are not considered an endangered species. Idaho and other states are holding wolf hunts, and Washington State is planning to kill an entire pack.

  • Robert Bist

    this is appalling, hasnt our government disgraced itself enough with all the attrocities it has already put upon the native american tribes !!!!

    • FiuToYou

      How about ‘atrocities’ world wide, brought to you by that great free government called America. The hits just keep on keepin’ on!

      • freewheelinfranklin543

        America and the district of criminals are not the same govtrollboy!

    • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

      CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.
      The TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.

      CLAIM: The pipeline exposes the Tribe’s water supply to contamination.
      The TRUTH: Pipelines are – by far – the safest way to transport energy liquids and gases. Already, 8 pipelines cross the Missouri River carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of energy products every day. That includes the Northern Border natural gas pipeline – built in 1982 – that parallels the planned crossing for Dakota Access for 40 miles as well as high voltage transmission power lines. Once completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline will be among the safest, most technologically advanced pipelines in the world.

      CLAIM: The tribal community was not part of the discussion.
      The TRUTH: 389 meetings took place between the U.S. Army Corps and 55 tribes about the Dakota Access project. In addition the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe met individually with the U.S. Army Corps nearly a dozen times to discuss archaeological and other surveys conducted to finalize the Dakota Access route.
      Based on input from a number of sources, the pipeline route was adjusted in September 2014, to shorten the pipeline by 11 miles, avoid buildings and other structures, and cross fewer waterways and roads.

      CLAIM: The pipeline is disrupting areas of cultural significance.
      The TRUTH: That’s why the Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property. And the Dakota Access Pipeline was routed to parallel existing infrastructure, such as the Northern Border Pipeline and high voltage transmission power lines. Therefore the Dakota Access route has already been under construction twice before. Designing the route to parallel existing infrastructure mitigates any additional impacts to the environment and avoids areas of potential cultural significance.
      Additionally, on site there are professional archeologists who are able to identify and properly tend to artifacts and evidence of culturally significant sites if any not identified by the surveys are discovered.

      • anne_48503

        The Truth is that our water even if the path is on ‘private’ land it isn’t the oil companies land and the water that it endangers regardless where it is at doesn’t fucking matter. We are there too protecting OUR water. Inside and outside the reservation. I don’t believe what you are saying but even if what you say is true I am not a native Indian and I demand cleaner solutions that don’t destroy MY LAND or MY WATER… Your ‘corporation’ is going down.

        • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

          Lol, you might want to look into how many pipes already criss-cross all over YOUR River and YOUR land. Also, my grandmothers side is Native, whatever difference that makes. This right here: “I don’t believe what you are saying but even if what you say is true” , That’s the best, lol, rock on. 🙂

  • tz1

    Private police will work so well when we just get rid of the government as the market would prevent violations of the NAP (/sarc).

    Nonviolence only works when your opponent has a conscience, or those who employ them do.

    ISIS won’t be stopped by peaceful protest. Nor will the socialist feds. Nor brutal, paranoid police, public or private.

    “When you are unwilling to defend your right to your own lives, then you
    are like mice trying to ‘negotiate’ with owls. You regard their ways as
    ‘wrong.’ They regard you as dinner.”
    – Terry Goodkind

    Anyone with a weapon could have killed the dogs and it would have been self-defense. If they are willing to die without defending their own lives, they should just self-immolate in front of the bull-dozer.

    You can only convict people who believe in the concept of sin that they are sinners. If they think there is no good or evil, or that they can’t be doing anything evil, only death or quarantine will stop them.

    • Andrea Ryan

      I agree with your sentiment but LOL’d that you were quoting Terry Goodkind. Seriously…have you read his books? XD

      • tz1

        All of them in Sword of Truth. He wrote a detective novel where I have the audiobook but haven’t listened to it yet.

    • Cynthia Mading

      Sad thing is, tho, the minute any of the protesters show up with a gun they all get plastered with the label “VIOLENT.” The police will then take that as the excuse they need to round up every protester and poof! no more problem. These PEACEFUL people are doing this the only way they can.

      • Amala Lane

        I’m a Quaker and I don’t believe in using guns or weapons. At the same time, however, the protectors (not protestors) are being labeled violent already so maybe they ought to just go for it. I’m so sick of my own white peoples’ privilege. it’s destruction personified.

      • freewheelinfranklin543

        You don’t know tribal people very well.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      They beat the hell out of 4 of those mercenaries sending one to the hospital.2 of the dogs got sent to the vets with serious injuries.

      • Bonzai

        Good! I’d beat the hell out of someone getting their dogs to attack me too. Anything to stop them.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      The US gov could stop ISIS by cutting off their funding. The way the Russians are doing it is a lot more entertaining.

  • Bobby

    It would seem there is no video of the dogs loose nor any reports of injuries to authorities…this stinks of false journalism. The pipelines in Alaska have not caused any issues and the ones through our country wont either. Every town in this country has gas lines, water lines and sewage lines under every street and every house. It would seem this is more environmentalist bull shit. Show me some real proof. Not one video of a dog attack or any proof of their claim?

    • Duke-Jinx

      Rite… And the blood on the dog looks like it came from its own nose. And the videos Do show the dogs being hit with rocks and sticks.
      Bet… in the midst of That cellphone mania… a video of the dogs biting someone… would be ‘looped’ Ad nauseam.
      There ain’t one because it didn’t happen.

      • freewheelinfranklin543

        There are vids and pics on the internet of dogbite injuries to children and adults!

    • Sarah Adams

      There’s video of dog attacks in this article. The longer video up there shows dogs attacking people and horses starting about 1:50 into the video. Could get somebody killed, either thrown or trampled by the freaking out horses.

    • FiuToYou

      Bobby! Are you forking blind or do you just have brain damage?

  • Duke-Jinx

    Even the selected, cut and cropped videos… just don’t jive with the ‘story’ :/

    The blood on the dog looks like it came from its own nose.
    And the videos Do show the dogs being hit with rocks and sticks.
    Bet… in the midst of That cellphone mania… a video of the dogs biting someone… would be ‘looped’ Ad nauseam.
    There ain’t one because it didn’t happen.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      There are pics of the Tribal peoples injuries including bites on childrens hands.2 dogs were injured and went to the vets. 1 mercenary was injured and sent to the hospital. Numerous Tribal people including children were injured and treated at the hospital.
      The company does not have the permits they need to do the work according to the Army Corp of Engineers. The authorites have shut down cellphone reception in the area during deomstrations as they did during this melee. Quit trolling. You are making yourself look bad!

      • Duke-Jinx

        Got a link to a police report ?? “They lack the required Permits” Rite !! LOL Your waste of verbiage Is all just Bla bla bla… opinionated speculation…
        Just like your false premise that blocking cellphone reception… stops the camera function in cellphones.

  • Mick McCall

    whose land were they on? does’t justify it, just curious

    • hereinWA

      Unceded land granted in the 1868 Fort Laramie treaty…that the government, of course, has ‘taken possession’ of, when they shrunk the reservation land yet again.

  • Naomi J. Spencer

    Meanwhile, in Oregon, white Caucasian Anglo Saxon Judaeo Christian America allows armed militant white Caucasian Anglo Saxon Judaeo Christian Americans to occupy a wildlife refuge from Jan. 2nd to February 11th, 2016. These militants are allowed to remain armed, are touted as patriots, exercising their constitutional right to free speech and to protest, rest in their comfy shelters, wander the streets of the town freely, meet with law enforcement leaders and a coalition of politicians, with no law enforcement interference until Jan. 26th 2016 when several were arrested. And what of the remaining 4? They were allowed to surrender peacefully. White Caucasian Anglo Saxon Judaeo Christian America. Ask yourself. Racialist much?

    • heezels

      Yeah, and one of those fuckers ended up dead. Stop comparing the two.

    • ray hammermill

      Naomi, the government is after all of us, the mainstream media just dictates the version we are shown., If you look at what is happening there is land grabs going on across America. These Native Americans were treated badly, but it is happening everywhere. One of the white caucassian anglo saxxon judaeo christians was murdered by the fbi, the news just put a new spin on it. Our government says that we are the terrorist, not the moslems who want to kill us and destroy our way of life. If you had read this story in the mainstream media, you would think they were the bad guys. Distract, divide, deceive, this is what is happening, sadly it is working, they have got Americans fighting and hating each other. We live in a police state and we are all prisoners here. And , until we stand together as one, we are defeated. We have got to start looking at what they are doing, instead of them dictacting who is the bad guy.

      • 618714

        The mainstream media is no longer relevant. Most Americans get their news from places just like this…

        We’re being led by shills, bots, and fake usernames that post as much bullsh*t as they can. Look at the profiles of people posting, at least half are clearly fake… on both sides. Some are posting as the opposition (false-flag), to make the opposition look like sociopaths and idiots, some are trolling, just looking to enrage people, and some are posting legit facts to keep us believing this is actually real.

        You can’t trust any comments, anywhere, at this point… The only reasonably safe source of news is the article, and then, only if you trust the organization that originally posted it.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      They are in jail fool and are looking at decades in prison. The Hammond ranch and surrounding area are now being leased out to a Russian Uranium mining company.Those whiteboys were right.The federal lands are being used as collateral to pay off the federal debt.
      I do not like your divide and conquer tactics you damnable govtroll.
      Americans have to be united to survive this NWO onslaught on our country. United we stand! Divided we fall! All you trolls seekin to divide us can go straight to hell!

      • hereinWA

        Really? They set dogs on the Bundys? When did that happen? They got violent against them? Where? Asshole.

        • NotMyCupOfTea

          No they just shot at them with real guns.

          • hereinWA

            No, they didn’t. Are you nuts? No shots were fired until Finicum tried to run and reached for a gun.

          • NotMyCupOfTea

            Nope, look up the facts, the vehicle was shot at before even Finicum got out. The rest were shot at dozens of times while their hands were up and in the vehicle. Stop making up lies.

          • hereinWA

            Those aren’t facts, you’re the one making shit up. LOL…you’re ridiculous…who told you that, Fox News?

          • NotMyCupOfTea

            Wow, you’re obviously a Liberal parrot that can’t think for itself. Fox news? You don’t know how stupid that makes you sound. Here I did the work for you because you’re too lazy. It’s all there. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/post_6.html

          • hereinWA

            BULLSHIT.

          • NotMyCupOfTea

            Bullshit? So you didn’t read the article, ok. I know it’s hard for you but at least try. If it’s too difficult you could always find some nice person to read it to you.

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  • AdrienneHB

    WHERE’S AG LYNCH AND THE DOJ? This is blatant abuse of police powers in the pocket of this oil company. Their private security just VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THESE PEOPLE AND COMMITTED VIOLENT ASSAULT WITH THE STATE PATROL WATCHING!

    LYNCH-we don’t pay you to hang around Washington to protect Clinton! Get off your duff and GO AFTER THIS COMPANY, ITS SECURITY AND NORTH DAKOTA STATE POLICE!

    • FiuToYou

      She’s too busy playing with ‘Billies willy’!

    • billdeserthills

      Lynch and the DOJ obviously got their bribe money already

  • Barbara Miller

    This is beyond horrible in so many ways! Can you imagine how brutally those dogs were treated to be trained to be so vicious? No respect for life on so many levels! Why isn’t this on the front page of newspapers, the first story on TV news!!

  • ryan oldes

    seems to me that these tree hugging Indians really have to much time on there hands honestly…..no of them have jobs obviously and still living off of the government from shit that happened 300 years ago….fucking junk and a waste of time.and there seems to be hundreds of native american protesters and about thirty workers..peaceful people my ass….looked pretty violent to me but whatever

    • Cynthia Mading

      If it was YOUR house, YOUR land and the place you connect to on a spiritual level (like a church, maybe?) you can bet your ASS you’d be there as long as it took too!

      • FiuToYou

        Ryan isn’t capable of understanding what you mean. He has that infliction known as shit for brains! You’re talking to a ‘nothing’!!!!

        • freewheelinfranklin543

          NO! It’s a troll!

      • 618714

        You’re replying to a shill account. Best tactic is to downvote and move along…

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      Another govtroll!^

    • Phoebe Claire

      There’s possibly 1600 or more Native Americans up there protesting. There are representatives from 150 different tribes, eight of which are Washington State tribes who have been fighting to save their water rights against oil companies also. Now for all you know the representatives there were elected by their own tribes. Maybe b/c they had the time or maybe they could get time off work. You don’t actually know – so dont make stuff up. Oh – there’s also a coalition of Iowans standing with them. The ones I saw could possibly be retirement age, so they’re not missing work. And they’re all white people — so that should please you.

  • Patrick Greene

    Honestly – to the Tribe – Arm up with knowledge and firepower.
    The police will not protect you they protect money.
    Gotta’ do it yourself, bear mace, lawyers, firearms, taser, whatever the hell.
    They do not feel empathy for the tribe nor care about it’s suffering, they just want to eat you up.
    Pack you up and move you out, ya know because they think they can get away with anything – you need to show them your strength, and that they can’t get away with anything.

    • Patrick Greene

      If not this is only the beginning of the attacks.
      Be cautious.

  • Mrs Baer

    Blow it up….just so the fucking greedy get NOTHING!

  • FiuToYou

    This photo of the bitch with her beast should be sent around the world. These a-holes don’t even have a permit to do this pipeline work. Where is the ‘LAW’? Too busy counting their money. Another swimming pool for a judge? Underage girls and drugs for the govt officials? Seems to be the norm. What a sick country America has turned into. Imagine what the country would be like if the ‘white hoard’ hadn’t of wiped out the Indians? It would be a clean paradise!

    • hereinWA

      That is Ashley Nicole Welch, the dogs came from Frost Kennels in Lousiville, OH, owner Bob Welch. One of the other ‘handlers’ has been ID’d as Ricardo Bullard.

  • Karl Hutchense

    Ask the people of Marshall, Michigan how trustworthy those scumbags at Enbridge are! They don’t give a single, solitary sh1t about the water or the land. They only care about $$$$$$$$!!!!

  • KevDris

    You can donate to their Defense Fund here and get a good background of what and why. http://sacredstonecamp.org/

  • pvildep

    A pregnant woman was bit by a dog! That’s terrible! That’s wrong! That’s….wait a minute….what was she doing out there protesting if she’s pregnant? What was she doing right up at the front line of the private security guys if she’s pregnant?

    HOW STUPID ARE WE TO JUST SIT HERE AND SAY OH THOSE POOR PEOPLE WHEN THE PROTESTERS GOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED?

    They wanted a little bit of blood in order to get national attention. Well, congratulations, it worked. Don’t cry for them. Applaud their acting skills.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      Another troll trying to justify brutality.The company does not have permits to do the work according to the Army Corp of Engineers. We live in a complete police state!

    • hereinWA

      Maybe, asshole, because this affects ALL people! Just because you’ve never stood up for anything in your life is no reason for everyone to be a complacent, ass-kissing sheep. Sit the fuck down, Gomer.

    • Phoebe Claire

      Actually I don’t think they were expecting the dogs. The corp. ignored the injunction and moved to a new site. When the protesters learned of their new location they followed to stop the bulldozing. Now, when the pregnant woman saw that there were attack dogs there should she have turned and left? Possibly. But maybe that’s what she was doing when Ashley Nicole Welch of Frost Kennels in Ohio sicced the dog on her. Maybe her running is what brought the dog directly to her. We don’t know yet. Maybe we won’t know until AShley turns herself in b/c with one of her victims being hospitalized, she’s requited to turn in all her dogs records and possibly face assault charges. Six counts.

  • Nohiros

    Most of the “white men are evil bastards, and native americans are poor helpless victims” posts here are from those who’ve been indoctrinated by our “progressive” education system, into a self-loathing culture of guilt over being born white. Sad. Truly sad. There would be no venue to post such crap, and no right to protest, without the contributions of whites. Yes, we fought Indians in the 19th century; but they were no less guilty of wars against each other – with equivalent or worse crimes against humanity – than whites were against them. This is the 21st century; not the 19th, and such crimes haven’t occurred for at least 100 years now. Get over it.

  • Werner Rhein

    Why is it that the destruction of environment is protected and environmental criminals can rule the world.
    Protectors of the environment and the future of this planet are treated like they are the bad people.
    We have to change this.

  • Greg81

    Those private goons have zero authority over people. If they attack the people then the people have every right to defend themselves.

  • Drew Jones

    “…Materialistic people can be defined as those who do not recognize the true nature of the material world. This explains why a culture of rampant materialism can mindlessly destroy the natural resources of the planet we inhabit.
    Yet even at the worst stage of full-scale immersion in blind destruction of the natural world, many people are still prone to recognize the sacred dimension of nature and react negatively to the predations of materialism. They are then forced by empathy with Gaia (Mother Earth) to adopt an adversarial posture of self-defense and nature defense. Aggressiveness is fundamental to materialism, but it can also play a role in defense of the sacred, including the sacredness of the Earth and nonhuman life. The difference between predatory and defensive aggression, has been noted by Erich Fromm, who asserts that “man is phylogenetically not a non-predatory animal, and hence it’s aggression, as far as it’s neurophysiological roots are concerned, is not of the predatory type.”(*) It stands as a matter of choice if one believes this view or the opposing view, that humans are inherently predatory, prone to fight tooth and nail for “survival of the fittest”. In any case, common sense can tell the difference between aggression per se and aggression (the use of violent force) in the cause of self-defense. It remains to be seen how defensive aggressive can be applied to challenge and defeat predatory aggression against the planet.”
    – John Lamb Lash “Not In HIS Image” ©2006
    * Fromm, “The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness”, 143-44

  • Righteous Isthelord

    The woman with the dog deserves to be in jail. There was no call for that. Cowards should not be working protests, security or as police.

  • Brad Rogers

    Please tell me the mercs are getting charged for this?

  • InvisibleZombie

    Okay headline… “children (plural) MAULED” vs. “one child and people bitten”? It kind of makes me suspect of the actual journalism when they use tabloid headlines like that.

  • theraini1

    We can all do our part to help. Dakota access oil will be sold at Speedway and Marathon gas stations in Illinois. It just happens that the gas station near my home that I use is a Speedway, and the station near my work that I use is a Marathon. They are over done and through. I also have a small car and small home. I turned my air conditioner down today. Big oil is off the chain . They have no right to risk people’s clean water. They have no right to cause earthquakes, and again poison water with their fracking. Tar sands is a horrific, short sighted tragedy that is turning healthy productive rivers and forests to asphalt. It’s time to stop using fossil fuel. If our government won’t stop them, we can. We all need to find alternatives.

  • George Whitman Too

    My question to dog/animal lovers/defenders speaking against this situation with natives trying to protect the land. Do you approve of mercenaries using dogs to attack the innocent? Do you disapprove of these natives acting to protecting the fish and wildlife in the area of the pipeline? Answer directly to the question asked. Anyone coming up with answers not pertaining to my question is disregarding my question and is just playing mind games. Speak honestly, not racially.

  • theraini1

    Boycott these companies. I am, and look at how you can reduce all energy use. Big oil is off the chain. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1242715232418774&set=a.376282372395402.93185.100000409267841&type=3&theater

  • Mark McCauley

    This seems every bit as legal as the protesters shooting the construction workers.

    • George Whitman Too

      Show proof there was shooters. Your type of wording was used to cause genocide of millions of natives. Nothing different today as it was yesterday, yet people like you play mind games and tell the victims to get over it.

      • Mark McCauley

        You missed my point altogether. It’s illegal for private contractors to try to bring about vigilante “justice”. It would be no more illegal for the Native Americans to bring about their own “justice”.

  • Kian O’Floinn

    First and foremost, security guards are not paramilitary and certainly not Mercs. These people make like 10.00 per hour, are bottom of the barrel wannabe cops.

    The media loves to lie and spin for cesationalism. I am former Black water and Triple C.

  • antsisalive

    The handler is Ashley Nicole Welch. She works for Bob Frost Kennels in Louisville,OH. She has three dogs, all trained/bred by Frost Kennels: Ace, Arlo, and Khaos. The dog she used in the attack was Ace.

  • EVcine

    The corporate state is trying to bait a conflict !

  • EVcine

    Even in the twilight of his Presidency the Uncle Tom piece of corporate shit will not intervene on the side of the Just on the side of people.

    • 618714

      Maybe you could stop making everything about race? Obama isn’t a magical sky god that can drop in on every crisis.

  • Rick Smith

    This deserves a ARMED response from ALL who have Native American blood. This has gone far enough!!!!

  • Julius Cervo

    native americans understand what 99% of the world doesn’t, that the land doesn’t belong to anyone. it is mother nature and that’s what they are fighting to protect. “sin” was invented by the entitled white man that brought nothing but pain and fear to native americans. if angels exist, is the the native american people. money is the root of all evil. if you work a job for a paycheque you are a slave

  • nolickspittles

    Why it’s open boarders don’t you know. We are all one people, let us all do whatever we want to do where ever we want to. Let the whole world come here and live wherever they want to

  • Aaron Moore

    It’s strange how this is a secret story. None of the supposedly left-leaning press is covering it. If Trump farts, INSTANT HEADLINE! Buried on page B, with a headline which hides the truth of what’s going on… why do Indians keep voting for Democrats?

  • Nunya Bidness

    If we do not stand with these peoples then the following will only get worse for EVERYBODY!:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3775136/Florida-woman-told-tear-tree-house-lived-25-years.html

  • Patti

    Dogs
    Tom Isern·Monday, September 5, 2016
    People in the Cannonball camp, and their friends, have some serious research skills. I have some of my own. Let’s put some things together.

    To begin with, disregard all the reports carried by regional newspapers, local radio stations, wire services, or in particular, a blogger who publishes in the Fargo Forum. These all draw directly on statements issued by the sheriff of Morton County. He has alleged that on Saturday, pipeline protestors “ambushed and assaulted” pipeline workers.

    Lay aside, for a moment, the established knowledge that the guys running the equipment were not engaged in construction activities at all. They were sent in to destroy, in deliberate and targeted fashion, cultural and sacred features identified in court documents by archeologist Tim Mentz. That’s another subject. Let’s stay with the documents issued by the Morton County sheriff.

    Here’s the problem: the sheriff’s office states, categorically, that it had no personnel on the scene. The sheriff’s allegations, therefore, are based entirely on accounts given by private security personnel employed, or contracted for, by Dakota Access. The sheriff has no other information. He merely serves as the mouthpiece of these private security forces, including the handlers of attack dogs.

    The sheriff says that several of the security people were treated for injuries. I don’t doubt that. Videographic evidence from the scene shows them being bitten by their own dog, and shows them tackling protestors–in a bulldozed site strewn, we should note, with rocks pushed out of identified cultural and sacred sites. Surely, therefore, they sustained some gashes and bruises.

    The problem is that the sheriff has taken the statements of these private security people and issued them as official fact. Just who are these people?
    The security company contracted to provide armed guards and accompany Dakota Access into the field has been identified. I’m not going to write about that, because I haven’t looked into the company’s record myself.
    What is certain, however, from the photographic and videographic evidence, followed up on by assiduous researchers, is that the attack dogs were brought for the occasion and handled by a company out of Ohio called Frost Kennels. It specializes in providing security dogs to private parties. Its proprietor is a guy named Bob Frost. Its location is Hartville, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.
    In the adjacent suburb of Uniontown lives a man named Edward William Frost. He is a registered sex offender. He has felony convictions and served time for unlawful sexual contact with a minor and for theft. I have confirmed this from multiple sources.
    Dogs were hauled to the Dakota Access location by a red truck with an Ohio plate: GTK 5721, clearly captured in photos from the scene and identified as identical to the one used by Frost Kennels, and depicted by the company on its own website, for hauling security dogs.
    Registration of the truck is to Edward William Frost, felon and registered sex offender.
    Today is a holiday. Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, would be a good time to call Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Governor Jack Dalrymple and ask that the sheriff of Morton County be suspended pending investigation into his collaboration with armed felons using attack dogs against our citizens.

  • Patti

    I am quite sure if this were being done in or near Arlington Cemetery, there would be quite a fuss……..and would get more positive coverage…

  • disqus_dGZxBjnnY3

    THIS IS SICK SHIT….BRING KNIVES OR GUNS AND KILL ALL THE DOGS THEY LET LOOSE! CHOP THEIR HEADS OFF AND THROW THEM BACK! I WOULD IF I COULD MAKE IT THEIR! CRIMINAL POS GOVERNMENT!

  • Treesecup818
  • James Busuttil

    Find these bastards one by one and eliminate them.
    The get to their company and eliminate its directors, shareholders etc. and their dogs
    This is the only way these bastards learn.

    Let this be a warning to all those who allow illegal immigration.
    See how the indigenous people are robbed of their land.

    This very short cartoon video shows exactly what happens.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Cz7nty72E
    The Camel and the Arab

  • dori mondon

    these are “PROTECTORS”, not “protesters” – they would, i am sure, make mention of this if they saw this headline. Check this out for further information (or just google “protectors, not protesters” and find out why this is important): https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/18/north-dakota-pipeline-activists-bakken-oil-fields

  • Dennis Mudloff

    #PoisonedAndLeftForDead…… prevention……………#NoDAPL

  • Paco De lucia

    Apparently Edward william frost has a hit on him and his family of 500.000 and every hitman in the US wants in on the money. my guess is the Bandito’s will shoot him first..

  • Paco De lucia
  • Paco De lucia

    Yes, that is the blood of peaceful protestors on this dog’s mouth.

    At least six peaceful water protectors were bit by dogs and dozens were
    pepper sprayed today by private security at a Dakota Access pipeline
    construction site. One horse was also bit in the attack.

    Despite the attack the water protectors pushed onward until construction on the site was shutdown for the day.
    AND THIS IS THE GUY RESPONSIBLE –
    Edward William Frost.A Ohio sex offender hired as security for the DAPL group that attacked the pipeline protesters.

    Edward William Frost Registered Sex Offender there is apparently a
    500.000 hit out on him and his family issued by the New york Mob
    syndicate and the Bandito’s Motorcycle club Inc
    Last Known Address:1908 Players Cir, Uniontown, OH 44685
    Family Members
    Joan E Frost
    Richard W Frost
    Robert L Frost
    Jessica L Risner
    Edward William Frost = Age: 27
    Edward William Frost – Registered Sex Offender
    Criminal Record of Edward Frost
    DOB
    1989-09-02
    Race:
    White
    Sex:
    Male
    Eyes:
    Brown
    Height:
    5 ft 10 in
    Hair:
    Brown
    Weight:
    175 lbs.

    Offense or Statute
    Offense/Statute:
    2907.04 – Unlawful Sexual Conduct W/a Minor sexual Motivation
    Scars, Marks, and Tattoos

    Tattoo on L_bicep (JLF AND JESSICA LYNN FROST) , Tattoo on L_Shoulder
    (JESSICA) , Tattoo on R_bicep (JESSICA) , Tattoo on Shoulder (FROST +
    WISNER 2GETHER 4EVER) , Tattoo on Back (BILLION DOLLAR BABY W/MONEY BAGS
    AND DOLLAR SIGNS)

  • Paco De lucia

    IMA HUNT ME A WHITE TANYT

  • Shawn Campbell

    I understand both sides. But, the protesters did tear down the fence and cross onto private property. Also according to the Sheriffs report, “Any suggestion that today’s event was a peaceful protest, is false. This was more like a riot than a protest. Individuals crossed onto private property and accosted private security officers with wooden posts and flag poles.

  • Hugh Mungus

    I mean, they trespassed and violated laws, so they should have been prepared for security to do what they are allowed to in these circumstances. You don’t see me running to a junk yard and screaming, “MY NATIVE PEOPLE OWNED THIS LAND AND YOU DUMP WASTE ONTO IT” do you? No, because I have a decent understanding of how corporations and businesses usually stop trespassers when they have that much land. Also, Native Americans came here from Asia, no one is “native to america”, or at least no one we can really prove, so stfu about “their land”. Even the original “Native Americans” stole land from each other if they wanted to.

  • Tony

    What is up with the two KKK members on this comment section?

  • pm61

    Why have these thugs not been arrested for assault?

    • John Tucker

      Because this was fake. “Protestors” attacked pipeline employees on private property. Most of these photos were fake and doctored too.

  • Scott McCollum

    they should have at very least had mace of their own for the dogs if not firearms

  • Ginger Holm

    Seriously. If you were telling the truth, you wouldn’t have to doctor the photos.

    The picture of the dog with the female handling was taken right after a protester tried to kick it.

    The dog was doing nothing and a protester kicked at it. It barked at the protester. He never bit anyone.

    Dogs were injured from the rocks protesters threw at them.

  • Ed Sessions III

    The pipeline will be built. Then the injuns can go back on the Rez sucking down booze. Sucking on the teet of the tax payer.

  • Kaionicexchange

    Morton County issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman of Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org for reporting on and documenting the protests.
    Call the Morton County District Attorney ( State attorney ) office. Let them know what you think of them not charging the people that used attack dogs on protesters women and children. Let them know what you think of the violation of the 1st amendment. Let them know that there are millions of people all over the world that are now focused on their tiny tiny town and will have justice at the cost of county tax payers.
    Support civil lawsuits to sue Morton County broke.

  • oldvoice

    This is an example of blatant Nazi style tactics. The security company needs to be singled out and displayed for all to observe after throwing them in jail.

  • Bayonetta

    This is fucked up. To say the least, and inhumane to say the most.

  • Benjamin Durka

    Barbaric that we allow police and security to use dogs as weapons of terror.

  • Mitch
  • boyscout

    lives don’t matter only money to the 1%’ers. They think they alone have the right and the power over the earth. And in their lust and insanity even to the brink of destruction. They are truly of darkness. I thank all those with the courage to be there and speak out for our futures and for the planet earth who cannot give us anything if they purposely use it all up. There are better ways to use resources and create new technologies and live safer and healthier but these corporations with many of the people we vote for as shareholders or board members do not care of such things

  • John Tucker

    This article should be removed. It contains fake info and doctored photos. NO artifacts were found in archeological surveys on the all private land route the pipeline crossed.

    Whats even more funny is the Standing Rock tribal leader owns, drum roll, a gas station as his primary investment. This was all fake news. A shakedown.