Law Enforcement is Still Used as a Colonial Tool In Indian Country [TheMarshallProject.org]

 

THE GENERAL PUBLIC became aware of the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline last fall when, week after week, videos surfaced showing protesters being attacked by dogs, sprayed with water hoses and pelted with an arsenal of rubber bullets, bean bag pellets, and long-range sound devices that blast “powerful deterrent tones.”

Rumored among activists but unknown to the public and much of the press, law enforcement had another tool up its sleeve that has only recently been revealed: an international private security company that infiltrated protest camps, monitored activists and waged an anti-protest messaging campaign via social media.



[For more of this story, written by Julian Noisecat, go to https://www.themarshallproject...=hp-1-111#.6yZT7678Z]

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