Morton County Sheriff deputies and assisting officers launched an assault to clear N. Dakota Highway 1806 and evict Native Americans from a camp along the highway on private property.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
October 27, 2016
Cannon Ball, N. Dakota – On Thursday, Morton County Sheriff deputies (MCSO), N. Dakota State Patrol, National Guard and assisting law enforcement officers from seven states launched an assault on Native Americans around 11:00 a.m. to clear a road block and camp on the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The DAPL pipeline is ready to cross over Hwy 1806 enroute to the nearby river.
MCSO deputies fired live rounds of non-lethal ammo (rubber/bean bags) at #NoDAPL protesters (water protectors), one water protector was shot in the face, two teen horse riders were shot at and one horse was injured by a police projectile another horse died from police gunfire.
Also, the Active Denial System (heat skin irritant) and LRAD Sound Cannon were allegedly used by military and the MCSO against #NoDAPL protesters to induce pain at Hwy 1806 assault to evict Native Americans from their land.
The MCSO reported that 141 protesters were arrested on N. Dakota Highway 1806 and that a woman was being placed under arrest when she pulled a .38 Cal. handgun and fire three shots at officers, no officer was shot. The woman was taken into custody.
N.D. State Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind reported that the woman when forced to the ground by officers during arrest, she managed to pulled a gun from her waist and fired three shots.
Another incident, Kyle Thompson, a DAPL security armed with an assault rifle chased an unknown person who was operating a drone in the area, but water protectors were able to run his truck off the road. Thompson brandished an assault rifle at water protectors and was taken into custody by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officers.
Thompson is a U.S. Army Veteran who served 15 months in Iraq and in 2007 he was given the name “War Eagle” by his family who are Native Americans. Thompson was caught with an AR-15 near the Oceti Sakowin camp with 30 live rounds, the BIA disarmed Thompson and unloaded the weapon when detained.
The truck that Thompson was driving caught fire and was insured for Thompson-Gray, LLC, Knightsbridge Risk Management in Springfield, Ohio. A travel log also indicated that Thompson might have been accompanied by another DAPL security Sheldon Webber who couldn’t be located at the scene and remains at large, according to water protectors who found the documents inside the truck before it burned.
Exclusive drone video footage showed Thompson chasing another vehicle and on the horizon, it show DAPL equipment burning, police on foot and vehicles chasing horse riders and shots being fired at them.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) says, that police moved in to forcibly remove water protectors from tribal land along the N. Dakota Highway 1806. Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the SRST says, that the State of N. Dakota and the U.S. Department of Justice should oversee the operations of the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and the assisting law enforcement officers from multiple states to ensure “safety…First Amendment rights…and hold the State of North Dakota and Morton County accountable for their acts of violence against innocent, prayerful people…Today we have witnessed people praying in peace, yet attacked with pepper spray, rubber bullets, sound and concussion cannons. We urge state and federal government agencies to give this tense situation their immediate and close attention…We also call on all water protectors who stand in solidarity with us against DAPL to remain in peace and prayer. Any act of violence hurts our cause and is not welcome here…”
Greg Gray Cloud reported on his,Facebook account that,
Two of my horses have been shot by Morton county police, along with their riders. One horse was wounded in the front leg. Going to be ok though we doctored her up. Both warriors shot, are my boys from the Crow Creek Spirit Riders and are both going to be ok!
Sidebar::: “can’t keep warriors down too long”
Four other horsemen were ripped off of their horses and violently arrested. One horse was injured so badly, it didn’t make it home. RIP to one of our relatives of the horse nation…
Other horses were left. Apparently they can’t legally detain livestock.
Sidebar::: “I guess livestock have more rights than Indians”
Exclusive drone video of MCSO deputies and police Thursday’s assault on unarmed #NoDAPL water protectors at N.Dakota Hwy 1806 http://goo.gl/uLfCE5
Warning video graphic police assault on #NoDAPL water protectors at N. Dakota Hwy 1806 on Thursday. http://goo.gl/eGx80f
Video: DAPL security Kyle Thompson confronted by water protectors http://goo.gl/sx49yw
Video: BIA arrested DAPL security guard Kyle Thompson who brandish an assault rifle at water protectors http://youtu.be/qeS2j3mSJRY
On Thursday, Active Denial System (heat skin irritant) and sonic sound equipment was also allegedly used by military and the MCSO against #NoDAPL protesters at Hwy 1806 assault to evict Native Americans from their land. http://goo.gl/0Uxw8p