Whilst we are consumed by all that is going on around us, some 2000 fellow concerned Americans are standing in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The clash is over the pipeline crossing Tribal Lands. But COTO would notice that other issues have been stacked onto this “Lands Rights” squabble. And they are serious.
The beat-down of protestors by government public servants (sic) reminds us of historic clashes and other uses of excessive force. The recent Malheur “event” comes to mind — http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/19/498526768/it-was-time-to-make-a-hard-stand-closing-arguments-underway-in-malheur-trial
The facts reveal that this latest “event” once again highlights government corporate police forces using excessive force upon Americans (unarmed in this case) protesting under Constitutional “Rights” — 1st Amendment: http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#amdt_1_(1791)
“The Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the United States” — https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/constitution
Well, actions speak louder than words, so it is Obvious that the corporate “government” feels it is Above the Law-of-the-Land when it suits their narcissistic purposes.
Is this dustup in North Dakota worth a moment of Americans’ time to consider the import?
It is occurring at a time of great chaos in America. We have a sElection that is dominating the news. What have the VIP’s to say on this important matter?
CLINTON: I could not find anything recent in November from the HRC camp
Conclusion: The factual Constitutional premise that the American People do have a “Voice”, and can legally “resist” corporate government diktats by peaceably protesting is once again being shown to be a fallacy. The Rule-of-Law is shat upon once again by the very PTB who supposedly “represent” The People’s interests.
Mr. Trump, as pResident-elect has a duty to show where he stands on this Constitutional issue by bringing it to the fore, which is more than just selling his stock in the pipeline — https://therealstrategy.com/trump-stands-standing-rock-dumped-stock-pipeline/
Like holding the Clintons accountable for their crimes, and draining the Swamp, accountability to Constitutional Law is a MAJOR ISSUE here. He cannot remain silent on this issue, while lawful protestors are abused by corporate government agencies and their goons.
True Colors are about to come into full bloom before us on many different important issues. Americans and the World are watching closely Mr. Trump’s actions.
Article below sourced from: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Doctor_At_Standing_Rock%3A_%E2%80%9CPeople_Had_Sheets_of_Ice_Hanging_Off_Them%E2%80%9D_After_Police_Tried_To_Murder_DAPL_Protesters_By_Giving_Them_Hypothermia/55482/0/38/38/Y/M.html
“A few Seattle doctors returned this week from a rotation in Standing Rock, North Dakota. That’s where an estimated 2,000 protesters are demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. We talked with one doctor, who was part of triage team as the standoff escalated Sunday night.
Dr. Robie Sterling finished his residency at Swedish Medical Center a few months ago. Not long after, he traveled to North Dakota with two other doctors from Swedish.
But he was alone in the medic tent when the radio call came in Sunday evening. There was a confrontation happening at the front line.
Sterling: “Police were starting to shoot the rubber bullets.”
Police also used water sprays and tear gas.
It was dark, below freezing, and injured people started to pour in.
Sterling: “The initial ones were nearly all head shots. Pretty much everyone had a concussion. Some of them had lacerations to the head. One woman had an eye injury.”
Sterling says the camp had just started to prepare for incidents like this, but they were far from ready.
Physicians and volunteers worked through the night as protesters and police clashed. Camp organizers estimate more than 200 were injured, and at least 17 hospitalized.
Sterling says people arrived with sheets of ice hanging off them. They were treated for hypothermia.
Some were crying, others in disbelief. Sterling says images of that night will stay with him.
Sterling: “Seeing that degree of violence inflicted upon unarmed Americans who are exercising their freedom of speech was really shocking. And that it was done by police officers was all the more appalling. So that’s what’s been on my mind most since coming back.”
Opponents of the pipeline fear it will harm drinking water and Native American cultural sites. The developer disputes that and says the pipeline will be safe.
Sterling says he and his colleagues may return to Standing Rock later this winter. But he’s hopeful a solution can still be reached before President Barack Obama leaves office”.
By: Liz Jones From: KUOW