Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal with protesters.
Keebler and Kirchmeier sittin' ina tree
huggin' ana kissin' wit' gutless glee...
The AG and Kirchmeier see eye to eye on use of brute force by any and all police groups (city/town police, marshals, county sheriffs, state patrol, etc.) to quell "the masses." Ah, what great role models for our society: an avowed mean-spirited racist/homophobe and a brutish, hard-nosed, abusive gendarme.
Welcome to hell, boys and girls.
correction on the photo caption: the water cannons were shot in sub FREEZING temperatures of c. 24 degrees at night. It was not sub zero.
Many of the Water Protectors from Standing Rock are now spread out across the country, standing ground against other oil or gas pipelines. We already include both Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone Pipeline on our signs, we are against both of them. There is a legal question whether the current president illegally pushed forward the DAPL in North Dakota. Leading senators have called for an investigation. As for Sheriff Kirschmeier, he was brutal, racist, and the level of surveillance was constant; low flying airplanes and helicicopters, some with cameras, were used to harass and intimidate the water protectors at Standing Rock. His use of "non-lethal" weapons like concussion grenades, which ripped off most of a woman's arm, and rubber bullets, which shot at another woman, causing serious damage; was unconscionable. The prayerful civil disobedience of the Water Protectors was courageous. They should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The rubber bullets caused damage to the woman's eye.
On our way to a police state? Nah we have arrived.
Still damned cold and well below the body temp. freezing centigrade is 0., but hypothermia can occur and 24 centigrade. Try it.
Well, it would seem that in the Fourth Reich, we now have experts to train the SA in how to suppress the people more effectively, with "secret plans" for future protests.
* If We the People are going to put up with this, or counsel waiting until 2018 to reverse it, we are in a lot more trouble than we think!
In a nutshell "advsing other law enforcement" how to circumvent first amendment and due process rights.
Thanks to the most miserably failed, propagandized War on Drugs, and our (voters) complicity, if not support (remember all those DARE bumper stickers/t-shirts?) for it, we have a completely militarized national police force.
Section 1208 of the NDAA allowed the Secretary of Defense to “transfer to Federal and State agencies personal property of the Department of Defense, including small arms and ammunition, that the Secretary determines is— (A) suitable for use by such agencies in counter-drug activities; and (B) excess to the needs of the Department of Defense.”It was called the 1208 Program. In 1996, Congress replaced Section 1208 with Section 1033.It is the 1033 program: "The idea was that if the U.S. wanted its police to act like drug warriors, it should equip them like warriors, which it has—to the tune of around $4.3 billion in equipment."
My US Rep. is a flag waving supporter of the military (called "defense" even when offensive) and fully supports Sessions renewal of the War on Drugs. (Red State)
They were writing this into law while parents/kids were being indoctrinated (brain washing) on the DARE/Just Say NO programs and Partnership for a Drug Free America (this is your brain on drugs--like a fried egg)
DARE was the work of one Daryl Gates in 1983, who said casual drug users were guilty of 'treason" and should be "taken out and shot."
Just Say No--Nancy Reagan's work, who said "If you are a casual drug user, you're an accomplice to murder."
Beware of nationalized propaganda/indoctrination; a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
We use fahrenheit temperature readings, so assume the caption was inaccurate. Since the Water Protectors endured actual temperatures of below freezing, 50 below 0 fahrenheit in December, I thought it important to make the correction. The wind there in ND is fierce, which made the 24 degrees in November feel much colder, and yes, people did get hyperthermia, which was terrible. Thanks for your comment on my comment.
I fking hate Kyle Kirchmeier and all of the flying monkeys of Morton Co. and the shite head goons ferried in from neighboring states to practice military-policestate tactics on peaceful protestors.
The harassment of Water Protectors was, on every level, constant and over the top.
DARE - Drugs Are Really Expensive...which is about the extent of the message from that costly yet worthless program. My son and his classmates were saturated with the DARE talks and programs in his middle and high school years that were presented ONLY by active members of the local police force. A monumental waste of time and money. The best deterrent to drug and alcohol use/abuse are guidance and caring of family and friends from cradle to the grave.
Do these mentally deficient cretins realize that if they succeed, that brute force is the rule to winning and with every idiot ion the country armed they are putting every decent law officer at risk.
Good comment monhegan 🏼
I would give you five hearts just for this one statement. Why, because regardless of what prohibitionists say, the gateway drugs are whatever those drugs are in the parent(s)/caregiver's medicine cabinet. And nothing can replace family love.