Repulsive Thug Wednesday

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On Saturday in North Dakota, security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they resisted the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If completed, the Dakota Access pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oil field to Illinois, where it would meet up with an existing pipeline that would carry the oil all the way down to Texas. The pipeline has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada. On Friday, lawyers for the tribe filed documents showing how the very land where Dakota Access would bulldoze on Saturday was, in fact, a tribal burial site. Democracy Now! was on the ground on Saturday, and we bring you this exclusive report.

AMY GOODMAN: People have gone through the fence—men, women and children. The bulldozers are still going. And they’re yelling at the men in hard hats. One man in a hard hat threw one of the protesters down. And they’re marching over the dirt mounds. Some of the security have dogs.

The six bulldozers are pulling back right now. People are marching forward in their tracks. There are men, women and children. More security trucks are pulling up. There are some protesters on horseback. Hundreds of people are coming from the main camp. They’re climbing up the tracks left by the bulldozers—six, at least, I’ve counted, that are now receding.

Protesters advance as far as a small wooden bridge. Security unleashes one of the dogs, which attacks two of the Native Americans’ horses.

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Security has some kind of gas. People are being pepper-sprayed.

PROTESTERS: We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving! We are not leaving!

AMY GOODMAN: Sir, reporter from New York. What are you spraying people with?

SECURITY MAN: I didn’t spray anything, ma’am.

AMY GOODMAN: But what is that?

PROTESTER 7: This guy just maced me in the face right now. Amy Goodman, this guy maced me in the face.

LAURA GOTTESDIENER: Why don’t—can you show us the label?

PROTESTER 7: Look, it’s all over my sunglasses. Just maced me in the face. Dog bit him right now.

PROTESTER 8: Throwed the dog on me. This [bleep] throwed the dog on me. Look at this. Look at this. You throwed the dog on me. No, you did it on purpose, man.

AMY GOODMAN: Let me see. Let me see.

PROTESTER 8: Over there, with that dog. I was like walking. Throwed the dog on me and straight, even without any warning. You know? Look at this. Look at this.

AMY GOODMAN: That dog bit you?

PROTESTER 8: Yeah, the dog did it, you know? Look at this. It’s there. It’s all bleeding.

AMY GOODMAN: Ma’am, your dog just bit this protester. Your dog just bit that protester. Are you telling the dogs to bite the protesters?

PROTESTER 9: She keeps sicking them after people.

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AMY GOODMAN: The dog has blood in its nose and its mouth.

PROTESTER 9: And she’s still standing here threatening.

PROTESTER 10: You can’t put the blame on your dog. You’re an evil woman.

PROTESTER 9: That’s mistreatment against your own animal.

PROTESTER 10: You can’t put your blame on the [bleep] dog. You’re evil.

PROTESTER 9: That’s mistreatment against your own animal.

PROTESTER 10: You will live with that.

PROTESTER 11: Get the [bleep] out of here!

PROTESTER 9: These people are just threatening all of us with these dogs. And she, that woman over there, she was charging, and it bit somebody right in the face. And then it charged at me and tried to bite me. And she’s still—they’re still threatening those dogs against us. And we’re not doing anything.

AMY GOODMAN: Why are you letting their—her dog go after the protesters? It’s covered in blood!

PROTESTER 12: Stop!

@ DEMOCRACY NOW

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Massively overly-brutal reaction by untrained dogs and dog handlers.

Be sure to read: Who’s Investing in the Dakota Access Pipeline? Meet the Banks Financing Attacks on Protesters

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15 Responses to Repulsive Thug Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    How did this get started you might ask. Well it appears these billionaire corporations used ‘Eminent Domain’ to take over lands that did not belong to them. Never mind the fact that eminent domain was created for use by governments, city and other local to renew areas in need of upgrade.

    Now it has been twisted to serve the corporate masters eager to make huge profits by bring obsolete fossil fuels to market, local opposition be dammed.

    Nothing highlights the fascist agenda more than this disgusting demonstration of money and power over the will of the people. The MSM is nowhere to be found here further proving that BIG OIL is in bed with BIG NEWS in a ‘if we don’t put it on the news it does not exist’ mentality.

    Democracy Now boldly went where the MSM feared to tread. If it were ever any more obvious we need to ditch corporate control of our government I don’t know what would make it more plain.

    Heinous actions against the Sioux Nation as well as all the property owners trampled rights cannot continue otherwise the rebellion will continue to escalate. The proof of the pudding will be when the National Guard is dispensed to protect corporate interests and squash any sign of rebellion.

    Then we will know that all is lost, nothing short of Civil War will bring it back.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Finally they are getting around to finishing the work on Monroe Street.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Took 13 minutes to reach the Hillside Cafe.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      After dinner 20 minutes out to the community garden, 41 minutes more to Grimes Way and then 39 minutes back along Grimes Way to C Street. Daily total is 113 minutes. Out at the end of Grimes Way the small birds were flitting around the same trees, so haven’t left yet. Did see a V of migrating waterfowl the other day; from my perspective it looked more like a Y. Today there was someone in a Cessna 172 practicing touch and goes during most of the stick walk.

      After the stick walk my feet stopped being noticeable. At Alpha Phi house, where Natasha’s car is still in the same parking space, I happened to strike a conversation with a young lady who is a next but one neighbor. Not deep, but pleasant company for the walk down B Street.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Storms here today. We finally got some rain and thunder rumbling, both nothing spectacular near us. A/C running since morning because the heat and humidity has been back the last couple days. I’m happy for the rain because I was back to the, “Carol, don’t you think you should get out there and water the beds?” Now I don’t have to!

    I made another pulled pork with yet another recipe, I tossed the recipe. I should just buy the pulled pork from Meijer’s when I want some, to heck with trying to come up with the perfect way to make it a home. 😦

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    • Den says:

      I had an awesome pulled pork dinner at the local Labor Day festivities Saturday, roast pig from an in-ground pit, Whee doggies! that was good, $9 for that and coleslaw-n-beans, yum!

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  5. º¿carol says:

    Sunday the 25th I’ll be having lunch and drinks w/ my Lansing State Journal Peeps. I suggested a new member who was also a commentator on the old LSJ. Edson already knows three of us, plus my Jill. He was accepted and now there are 8 of us. Woo hoo! Too bad we here at DWF live so far away, it would be nice to get together with you guys for drinks and lunch, too.

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  6. Den says:

    A strong nibble on the S10 hook, find out tomorrow for sure.

    I am in news denial right now, practicing avoidance, I see things coming, we are in DEEP doodoo, just want to enjoy the now without MSM interference.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Trying to sell the pickup?

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      • Den says:

        Yup, costs to fix exceed funds available. I thought it would be a quick flip but turned into quicksand.

        Losing my touch in old age I guess, flipped over 150 cars over my lifetime, only lost money on a few, this one is even money parts, lost labor. 😦

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Left foot somewhat swollen in a mild encore of a year ago. Might be caused by spinach so I will lay off to check that.

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  8. Den says:

    Sugar Momma needed and quick! Tall, slender, and loaded with cash willing to part with some for a worthy cause.

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