Monday, October 31, 2016

Suspect Sought For Homicide Of Leopoldo M. Vela At Los Tres Portillos/Corona Jewelry In Milwaukee's Southside

Milwaukee police are looking for suspect in connection with the shooting death of a male victim at a Milwaukee Southside precious metals & gems dealer and food store.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 31, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, police are looking for a male suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of Leopoldo M. Vela, 57, around 10:35 a.m. at Los Tres Portillo's Centro de Envios/Corona Jewelry, precious metals & gem's dealer and grocery store at 1401 S. 7th Street. The Milwaukee Common Council Licensing Committee approved Portillo's license in May 2016.
Vela, who is originally from La Calera, Zacatecas, Mexico was apparently shot in the chest and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
Police released a photo of the alleged suspect caught on surveillance camera video and is seeking the aid of the community to identify the man.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

DAPL Security Guard Kyle Thompson Released From Custody After Brandishing Assault Rifle At #NoDAPL Water Protectors

Dakota Access Pipeline denies Thompson works for them or any contractor associated with them.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 30, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Saturday, Kyle Thompson, a DAPL security guard that was taken into custody by the Bureau of IndIan Affairs (BIA) near the Oceti Sakowin Camp in N. Dakota went on Facebook (FB) to explain his arrest, but confirmed that he has been released from custody and the FBI is investigating the incident. Thompson in his FB post says, that he was armed to protect DAPL employees and was taking photos of equipment. No camera was found or located in the truck leased by DAPL before it caught on fire.
Also, Vikie Granado, the spokesperson for DAPL says that Thompson does not work for DAPL and does not work for a contractor for the company, Standing Rock Uprising reported on FB. Native Americans who confronted Thompson near the Oceti Sakowin Camp found a DAPL security guard ID with Thompson's photo.
Dave Archambault, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Saturday said during a press conference, that he believes Thompson had infiltrated a camp and was spying for DAPL. Other water protectors on FB alleged that Thompson who is a Native American (Lakota) himself and an Iraq Veteran named "War Eagle" by his family was hired as an agitator to spark trouble and blame the peaceful water protectors. 
Members of Thompson's family attempted to defend his actions on FB, but little success. Thompson removed his FB comments, but FB users made copies and reposted them on the FB comment thread.
Harold Frazier, Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says, an attorney for the tribe will file a request on Monday with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for information concerning Thompson's arrest and any pending federal charges related to the incident.
If Thompson wasn't employed by any contractor for DAPL, according to Granado, how did Thompson end up with a DAPL ID. Thompson claims he was working as a security guard for DAPL when he was taken into custody, according to his FB post. DAPL hasn't confirmed that security contractors are allowed to carry assault rifles at #NoDAPL protest sites.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier in a press conference stated that Thompson had been shot in the hand, but later retracted his information when Facebook photos of Thompson's arrest by the BIA went viral.
Trump invested in the DAPL pipeline construction for profit resulting in the eviction of Native Americans from their land, N. Dakota tribal leaders claim.
300 oil spills in N. Dakota within 2 years from 750 documented by state since 2012, the public was never notified, except for 1 when a oil transport trailer got into an accident with vehicle and spilled oil, the AP reported. It took AP 11 days to get information from both reluctant state officials and oil companies involved.



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Speaks With Forked Tongue, N. Dakota Tribal Leaders Claimed

Several tribal leaders claimed that 40 water protectors were injured by rubber bullets and some of the 141 arrested on Thursday were kept on dog kennels and marked in their arms like holocaust prisoners.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 29, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Saturday, both Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Harold Frazier, Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe held a press conference to denounced the untrue allegations made by both Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and N. Dakota State Patrol Bryan Niewind who reported that water protectors were in private property and that a woman was arrested who had a handgun and fired three shots. Archambault said, the disputed land was stolen and sold illegally by the Army Corps of Engineers to the Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), which is affiliated with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The land where the DAPL pipeline construction continues to be built and bought by ETP is in question and the oil company is being investigated by the N. Dakota State Attorney General Office, which cited under the N. Dakota's Corporate Farming Law that it can not buy, lease or own property, if it is not "use for business purposes, registered family farms, ect." So far, the ETP had until October 27 to file a notice of intent with the state, but it has not explained their intent to use the land other than installing a pipeline that will allow about 500,000 gallons of oil to flow through the land and under the Missouri River.
Archambault alleged that EPT is a bad company and currently is being sued in four different legal lawsuits for contaminating the environment. He also alleged that Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier is lying (speaks with a forked tongue) when he sent out information to the media that a woman was arrested after she pulled a gun and fired three shots on Thursday at the N. Dakota Highway 1806 during the police assault to evict water protectors from Native American land under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. Archambault says, EPT hasn't provided proof that they purchased the disputed land legally. He accused Kirchmeier, multiple state and federal legislators of favoring DAPL oil interests and taking contributions by the oil company.
Archambault says, that the pipeline should be moved away from sacred sites that are been threaten or have been destroyed and not allowed to cross the the Missouri River. He suggested that energy pipelines currently crossing the Missouri River should be inspected and kept up to avoid any river contamination. The DAPL pipeline could be rerouted, so it does not cross the river and still allow for DAPL to operate its oil flow through the state, according to Archambault.
Frazier confirmed that Kyle Thompson, a DAPL security guard who was armed with an assault rifle had been taken into custody by the Bureau of Indian Affairs officers on Thursday. Archambault alleged that Thompson had infiltrated one of the multiple water protectors camp to spy for DAPL and ETP.
Frazier says, an attorney for the tribe will file a public information request to seek more information about Thompson's arrest near the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Thompson had an AR-15 with 30 live rounds. According to a Facebook video that went viral, Thompson was seen pointing his weapon and firing his weapon at a woman as other water protectors surrounded him after he was chasing a Native American journalist and was discovered to have a loaded weapon. Thompson was headed to the camp. 
Frazier criticized MCSO deputies for forcing a water protector from a sweat teepee who was praying and arresting him. He explained, it's like dragging and taking out someone who is praying from a church and arresting him.
Sheriff Kirchmeier on Friday confirmed that some of those arrested were marked with numbers on their arms for property identification purposes. Property seized was numbered as the individual arrested, so it could be reclaimed later by the person. Some of the 141 water protectors (protesters) were booked and processed at the Morton County jail, some of those arrested were transferred to four different county jails, at McLean, Cass, Ramsey and Burleigh.
Sheriff Kirchmeier said that the Native Americans who block part of Highway 1806 and setup a camp to block DAPL construction were in private property own by EPT, but Archambault disputed that and says the water protectors were in tribal land.
Frazier confirmed that he has requested for the U.N. to send troops to the area and monitor the tense situation between water protectors, police and DAPL. Amnesty International is sending observers as well. Law enforcement has block entrance to the disputed land where DAPL continues to construct the pipeline even when an easement permit has been denied until the Corps of Engineers evaluates the environmental impact in the area.
U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders has requested for Obama to suspend all DAPL easement permits until an environmental impact evaluation is made along the four state pipeline construction area. President Barack H. Obama has not acted on Sanders request nor Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D) has taken a stand on DAPL. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has invested interests with DAPL, according to Archambault.
Law enforcement officers from Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Wyoming and South Dakota including the National Guard assisted the Morton County Sheriff's Office assault on Thursday, which concussion grenades, mace, tasers, rubber bullets, a LRAD Sound Cannon and a Active Denied System (heat skin irritant) were used to induce pain on water protectors.
In other news, the Kahanawake community in Montreal, Canada set up a road blockade on Highway 132 at the Mercier Bridge on Friday for several hours and today in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
In N. Dakota, Myron Dewey reported Saturday that a 20 vehicle caravan went to collect some teepees and sacred items from the Hwy 1806 camp where 141 water protectors were arrested for trespassing and was not allowed by a MCSO deputy to video record inside the area for Digital Smoke Signals media. Nine people were allowed into the area, according Dewey.

Press conference: Cheyenne River Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II are addressing police tactics at the Morton County Sheriff's Office. KFYR-TV News video: http://goo.gl/wacJP0


Thursday, October 27, 2016

DAPL Security Kyle Thompson Arrested For Brandishing Assault Rifle At #NoDAPL Water Protectors



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 and had 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




Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Ready To Invade Disputed 1851 Treaty of Laramie Indian Land

The Morton County Sheriff's Office, the N. Dakota State Patrol, assisting law enforcement officers from 7 states and the N.D. National Guard prepare for an armed assault to arrest and evict Native Americans from their own land.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 27, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - N. Dakota Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier confirmed, it costs $500K per day, County has spent $3M to date and state nearly $6M involving #NoDAPL protests.
The $5.8M earmarked funding for providing law enforcement services during the DAPL protests has nearly ran out, according to the N. Dakota Department of Emergency Services. The funding was a loan approved by the state's Emergency Commission and must be repaid to the state-owned Bank of N. Dakota with interest. What does it mean, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, S. Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming will most likely not get full reimbursement for sending law enforcement officers to assist the MCSO during #NoDAPL protests once the funding runs out.
Sheriff Kirchmeier, N. Dakota Highway Patrol, assisting law enforcement officers from 7 states and the N.D. National Guard getting prepared for an armed asault to arrest and evict Native Americans and allies from disputed Indian land from the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie.
Under Indigenous Eminent Domain, Native Americans have reclaimed their land including a section of Hwy 1806.
Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, the Chief of Operations for the Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) wants the Native Americans to go back to the their reservation, but Laney is in Indian land and is considered the invader by #NoDAPL water protectors. 
Will President Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Army Corp.of Engineers and the U.S. Department of the Interior avoid bloodshed in N. Dakota or will it become a repeat of Custer's last stand?
The Morton County Sheriff's Office, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and N. Dakota state officials are facing criticism and unpopular sentiment by many Americans for their alleged blatant violations of Native Americans (water protectors) and allies civil rights to peacefully protest.
Native Americans have video documented many of the alleged violations and illegal acts by Morton County authorities, DAPL private security and assisting law enforcement officers.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Severs Ties With State After Deployment Of S. Dakota Highway Patrol To Morton County In N. Dakota

Sazue Sr., the tribal chairman for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe cuts ties with the S. Dakota government after refusing to call back members of the S. Dakota State Highway Patrol assisting  the Morton County Sheriff's Office at #NoDAPL protest sites.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 25, 2016

Fort Thompson, S. Dakota - On Monday, Brandon J. Sazue Sr., the Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (CCST) sent a letter to S. Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) informing him that once the tribal council approves a resolution, the tribe will cut all ties with the state government for their refusal to "withdraw" S. Dakota State Highway Patrol troopers assisting the Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) at Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests sites. Sazue Sr. himself witness a S. Dakota trooper vehicle in Morton County while visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
So far, Governor Daugaard has not released a statement about allowing or the withdrawal of state highway patrol troopers assisting the State of N. Dakota and the MCSO in protecting their DAPL oil interests.
Sazue Sr. in a press release confirm, that the CCST will "rescind any or all contact with the State of South Dakota" including the "Null and Void" of the State Tribal Tax agreement and the State Highway Patrol (MOU). 
MCSO and assisting officers from WI, MN, IN, SD, NE and WY have been committing illegal stops and seizures without warrants, instigating attacks on peaceful Native Americans and allies during prayer ceremonies at #NoDAPL sites and shooting at Native American media drones to cover up illegal acts, macing water protectors (protesters) without provocation, arresting with abusive intent and charging journalists with criminal trespassing and rioting, including the abuse of criminal law concerning a riot and charging peaceful water protectors with engaging and inciting a riot when multiple social media live streaming videos at DAPL sites indicate that the MCSO deputies and assisting police are the ones engaging in a riot themselves.
MCSO deputies and assisting officers including Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney and Morton County State Attorney Ladd Erickson have shown a pattern of prosecuting journalists for reporting non-favorable news and blatant discrimination practices against Native Americans by charging protesters with frivolous rioting. Many Native Americans charged with a minor violation have been also stripped search while being booked at the Morton County jail to humiliate them and break their spirits, but have remained defiant against their cruel treatment. 
To date: not one of the White DAPL private security guards who unleashed a vicious dog attack against Native Americans and allies on September 3rd have been brought to justice. 
Those MCSO deputies and assisting rouge law enforcement officers (Outlaws with a badge) who intentionally violate the civil rights of Native Americans and allies could face federal lawsuits under the law. The states from where those officers come from could also be liable as well.

Update: Facing criminal charges, 7 Ohio Frost Kennels dog handlers involved on the September 3rd vicious dog attack of #NoDAPL protesters had no valid N. Dakota work license to do so, according to the Morton County Sheriff's Office ongoing investigation. It is a Class B misdemeanor for a private security company to work without a valid license in the state. No charges have been filed yet and the investigation of the incident is under review by the Morton County State Attorney's Office. Democracy Now video recorded the dog attack. Video: Ohio Kennels dog handlers unleashed vicious dog attack at #NoDAPL protesters in N. Dakota on September 3rd https://youtu.be/kuZcx2zEo4k


Jasen Randhawa Surrendered To Police In Connection With Vehicular Triple Homicide Hit-and-Run

Randhawa and another suspect fled on foot after a fatal hit-and-run crash in downtown Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 25, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Jasen Randhawa, 23, of Mequon turned himself to police in connection with early Sunday's hit-and-run crash that resulted in the deaths of three women, Lindsey B. Cohen, 35, Ashley L. Sawatzke, 30 and Amy C. Taylor, 32, all from Chicago. The three women were riding in a Uber without wearing seat belts and the Uber driver Timothy Snyder, 41, who survived the crash was driving westbound on W. Clybourn St. when Randhawa with another passenger in a 2015 Lexus R350 ran a stop light going southbound on S. 2nd Street and struck the Uber. Both Randhawa, the Lexus driver and his passenger fled the scene on foot.
Snyder suffered a broken vertebrae and bleeding near the liver.
Randhawa is facing three felony counts for vehicular homicide while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run including additional charges.
In October 8, 2015, Randhawa pleaded guilty in Ozaukee County to misdemeanor driving with a revoked license for refusing to take a blood test for alcohol or control substances and paid a fine.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mississippi Stand Water Protectors Shut Down DAPL Boring Operation In Iowa

One person was arrested at the entrance of a DAPL boring operation in Montrose, Iowa where toxic chemical sludge is being dumped on ground water.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 24, 2016

Montrose, Iowa - On Monday, Katherine Hanson was taken into custody by the Lee County Sheriff deputies in Montrose after blocking the entrance of a Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) toxic chemical sludge dumping into ground water. The water protectors (protesters) are from a group called Mississippi Stand and are struggling to stop the DAPL construction along with the N. Dakota Native Americans in Morton County. 
The Lee County authorities allowed for the Mississippi Stand to continue to block the entrance since it is located in public property. One man had locked himself under a trailer as well.
At another #NoDAPL protest site, on Monday, N. Dakota State Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind confirmed, Hwy 1806 to Bismarck where pipeline will cross is open, but controlled by #NoDAPL protesters under Indigenous Eminent Domain. People are being adviced to seek other alternative routes.
Capt. Niewind reported that the N. Dakota Highway Patrol and the N. Dakota Department of Transportation have closed Highway 1806 from the Sacred Stone Camp at Fort Rice Road indefinitely and an additional detour from the intersection of Hwy 1806 and 138A, on the Northside of Hwy 1806 at the junction of Highway 24.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier also confirmed, that law enforcement officers from MN, S.D., IN, WI, WY & NE are/will assist at #NoDAPL protest sites.
The Sacred Stone Camp released the following statement, On Sunday "... at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd."
The Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) reported that 126 #NoDAPL protesters were arrested on Saturday and one on Sunday and since August 10, a total of 269 protesters have been arrested and charged with various crimes including misdemeanor criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, spitting at an officer, stalking DAPL security, engaging in a riot and in addition, felony counts for rioting and endangerment for locking themselves to DAPL equipment.


N. Dakota Highway Patrol Confirmed, Hwy 1806 Reclaimed By #NoDAPL Native Americans Under Indigenous Eminent Domain

N. Dakota Highway 1806 indefinitely closed after #NoDAPL Native Americans reclaimed land under Indigenous Eminent Domain after constant illegal acts and abuse by local law enforcement and illegal warrants against people.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 24, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Monday, N. Dakota State Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind confirmed, Hwy 1806 to Bismarck where Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) pipeline will cross is open, but controlled by #NoDAPL protesters (water protectors/Native Americans) under Indigenous Eminent Domain. People are being adviced to seek other alternative routes.
Capt. Niewind reported that the N. Dakota Highway Patrol and the N. Dakota Department of Transportation have closed Highway 1806 from the Sacred Stone Camp at Fort Rice Road indefinitely and an additional detour from the intersection of Hwy 1806 and 138A, on the Northside of Hwy 1806 at the junction of Highway 24.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier also confirmed, that law enforcement officers from MN, S.D., IN, WI, WY & NE are/will assist at #NoDAPL protest sites.
The Sacred Stone Camp released the following statement, On Sunday "... at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd."
The Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) reported that 126 #NoDAPL protesters were arrested on Saturday and one on Sunday and since August 10, a total of 269 protesters have been arrested and charged with various crimes including misdemeanor criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, spitting at an officer, stalking DAPL security, engaging in a riot and in addition, felony counts for rioting and endangerment for locking themselves to DAPL equipment.
Capt. Niewind did admit that several Native American indigenous media drones were shot at by ground assisting officers with non-lethal weapons and a shot gun after one drone was reported near a helicopter with a pilot and a MCSO deputy who "feared for their life" at the time. Several officers have been reported injured as well as protesters during Saturday's arrest actions by MCSO deputies and assisting officers.
In contrary, the Native American indigenous media says, the officers shot at the drones to prevent news coverage of police illegal action against #NoDAPL protesters. Social media videos posted by water protectors show assisting officers engaging in aggressive action and macing Native Americans while peacefully conducting prayer ceremonies near DAPL sites.
Journalists have been also targeted for arrest by MCSO deputies including assisting police and charged with criminal trespassing or rioting for covering and reporting live streaming news events at #NoDAPL protests.

At another #NoDAPL frontline in Iowa, Mississippi Stand reporting that Katherine Hanson was taken into custody by police at the entrance of a DAPL boring toxic sludge dumping operation at 2831 U.S. Hwy 61 in Montrose, Iowa. Police are now allowing for water protectors to remain at block entrance which is public, according to Kevin Gilbertt from Mississippi Stand.
The Mississippi Stand action in this area has stopped the DAPL boring operation for longer than expected.
DAPL has been dumping toxic sludge in the nearby river. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Morton County Sheriff Deputies Target And Discharged Weapons At Native American Media Drone Near #NoDAPL Site

Multiple law enforcement officers assisting the Morton County Sheriff's Office targeted and fired their weapons at a Native American media drone near a #NODAL site. (Video: Drones shot by police)

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 23, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Sunday, the Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) reported that a drone got to close to a police surveillance helicopter and the pilot and an officer "feared for their life" and they fired upon the unmanned drone and was forced to land. But apparently, video posted on Facebook (FB) by Prolific The Rapper, it shows several ground law enforcement officers targeting the drone and discharged their weapons at it.
Prolific posted on his FB account, "Video Evidence Of Shots Fired at Native Media Drones. You can see officers discharging their firearms at the end of the video. #NoDAPL
Please contact Morton County Sheriffs office and ask them to cease and desist aggressive actions against independent media and people gathered in prayer to protect their waters. Dr0ne2bwild Photography & Video #MniWiconi"
The MCSO in a press release stated, Authorities report two documented cases where an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flew at a helicopter in a threatening manner.  The helicopter was assisting in surveillance in the vicinity of Highway 1806 during an active protest situation Sunday morning. A sheriff on board the helicopter reported to law enforcement on the ground that the helicopter pilot and passengers were "in fear of their lives", and that the "drone came after us."  
Around 11:00 a.m., the drone was flying directly above officers, in violation of FAA rules.  Law enforcement used less-than-lethal ammunition to fire on and damage the UAS, which was then landed by the drone operator.
Two drone operators have previously been charged for crimes involving illegal use of unmanned aircraft systems during the on-going protest situation. Myron Dewey was charged with stalking and Aaron Turgeon was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, one being a C Felony for flying an UAS at a North Dakota Highway Patrol plane.
Authorities are currently monitoring protest activity north of the camp, near Highway 1806. Due to the traffic hazard the public, highway 1806 has been closed due. As of this morning, 200 protesters and 8 horses had cut fence and entered private property east of 1806. This is private property that is a DAPL construction site. DAPL employees are working along the pipeline route today, according to the MCSO press release.
Dewey, a journalist used his media drone to video record Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) private security harassing water protectors. Dewey was subject to an illegal field stop, search and seizure of a drone without a warrant. A MCSO deputy was live video recorded on FB by Dewey admitting that a warrant would be issued at a later date for his arrest. Dewey turned himself to the MCSO, was processed and posted a $350 bail bond.
Dewey's case is one of multiple instances where rouge MCSO deputies illegally stop and conduct illegal acts against members of the Native American media and no White DAPL security guard has ever been charged for criminal acts against the water protectors, which most are Native Americans.
Dewey posted on his FB account, "Oceti Sakowin has claimed eminent domain over traditional lands, "broken treaty lands" from Energy Transfer company, "Dakota Access pipeline company".
Digital Smoke Signals media tent is erected to report news from front lines.
The lands have now been blessed correctly by the original caretakers of the land.
The sacred fire has been lit of the 7 councils!!!
It is an honor to witness..."
The Sacred Stone Camp released the following statement, "This morning, at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd...Meanwhile, DAPL is still trying to dig, heading towards this new frontline camp. This is real.
We are done with being reactionary. We are asserting our rights as Indigenous peoples! This remains a non-violent direct action committed to peaceful civil disobedience."
On Saturday, at least 126 water protectors (protesters) were arrested, the MCSO reported, since August 10, a total of 269 have been arrested for illegal protests. About 80 were booked for criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, fleeing from amln officer, engaging in a riot and several were charged with felony endangerment for attaching themselves to DAPL equipment and vehicles, according to N. Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind. Captain Niewind as Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and Morton County State Attorney Ladd Erickson believe that under the N. Dakota state criminal law, if more than five persons engage in a peaceful traditional Native American prayer ceremony near or at a #NoDAPL construction site, it is a riot.
The state criminal riot law specifically cites that a person or persons have to engage in "tumultuous and violent conduct creates grave danger of damage or injury to property or persons or substantially obstructs law enforcement or other government function" as stipulated under the N. Dakota criminal code. Peacefully engaging in a Native American prayer ceremony and being unarmed at #NoDAPL site, which many live streaming videos posted on FB by water protectors is not a riot, but videos have shown that the police actually have harassed, intimidated and engaged in a riot themselves to provoke water protectors who remained peaceful.
The ACLU-ND has filed an open records requests with the N. Dakota State Highway Patrol and the MCSO to look into alleged illegal acts by law enforcement against Native Americans who are protesting DAPL's desecration of sacred burial sites along its route.
MCSO continues to use drones to illegally spy on six Native American camps, but law enforcement don't allow media to record their actions in public by drones on the ground.
Also authorities continue to arrest journalists at #NoDAPL sites and have charged them with criminal trespassing as an attempt to deter other journalists from covering the abuse and illegal acts against Native Americans and the local Native indigenous media. Amy Goodman, a journalist from Democray Now was facing criminal trespassing, which was dropped and later charged for rioting, but the charge was dismissed as well. Erickson failed to prosecute Goodman for exposing an all White DAPL security team using vicious dogs to attack and bite water protectors and a child. The commercialized mainstream reported the vicious dog attack and to date, none of the DAPL security guards have been charged with a crime indicating alleged corruption by the Morton County Sheriff's Office, N. Dakota State Highway Patrol and Morton County State Attorney Erickson who have been bought off by DAPL, according to water protectors.

Prolific Facebook video showing Morton County Sheriff deputies and other officers shoot at Native American media drone http://bit.ly/2el3vQg

Update: FAA restricts all drones around #NoDAPL sites except aircrafts working with law enforcement to cover up illegal acts by Morton County Sheriff deputies and assisting officers http://bit.ly/2dIgnMv


Brown Deer Police Officer Devon Kraemer Charged With Felony Aggravated Battery

Officer Kraemer allegedly shot 26-year-old victim in the back resulting from a bus transfer dispute.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 23, 2016

Brown Deer, Wisconsin - On Friday, Brown Deer Police Officer Devon Kraemer, 27, was charged with one felony count for aggravated battery/use of a dangerous weapon in the March 14 shooting of a man involved in Milwaukee County Transit bus transfer dispute. If convicted, Kraemer is facing up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Officer Kraemer and another officer responded to a call by a bus driver who flagged them down for assistance concerning a male passenger who was angry for paying a bus fare and didn't get a transfer. The bus driver told the man that paper transfers were no longer provided unless he obtained a M-card, which the transfer is provided electronically.
Officer Kraemer and another office made Manuel Burnley Jr., 26, get off the bus at the 8600 of N. 60th Street and he resisted arrest while being handcuffed. The victim and the officers fell to the ground and Officer Kraemer pulled her handgun and shot the victim in the back while he was faced down on the ground. Burnley Jr. lost part of his lung in the shooting and survived.
Officer Kraemer told investigators that she fear for her life, but Burnley Jr. was unarmed at the time.
Kraemer remains in paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Black Snake Ready To Cross Hwy 1806 To Destroy Native American Sacred Sites #NoDAPL Ground Zero

At least 126 water protectors arrested by law enforcement officers and the Morton County Sheriff's deputies in a riot deployment, some people were maced and injured in the police assault of unarmed peaceful protesters.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 22, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - The Morton County Sheriff's Office reported that at least 300 protesters (water protectors) had marched 3 miles West of Highway 1806 near a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction site. An estimated 126 water protectors have been taken into custody, since August 10, a total of 269 have been arrested for illegal protests, according to the MCSO. Some of the water protectors were maced and others reported injured, according to Mryon Dewey, a journalist from Digital Smoke Signals media. Another journalist, Sara Lafleur-Vetter was also taken into custody at the scene. Some of those arrested were transported to multiple sheriff county jails in near by areas due to overflow of arrests in Morton County.
The police and MCSO deputies surrounded the water protectors and didn't allow them to leave the area when they pleaded with police that they would voluntarily leave. Some of the water protecters escaped across a river to safety.
Leaders of the Sacred Stone Camp have confirmed that DAPL (Black Snake) is getting ready to cross Highway 1806 into sacred land and burial sites, which would destroy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe historical sites and burial grounds. So far, 380 sacred sites have been destroyed, according to the #NoDAPL movement leaders. A plead has been made for all tribes and allies to converge into the area within the next several days to help stop the desecration of the sacred sites (Ground Zero).
The MCSO reported that the water protectors and journalist arrested will be charged with criminal trespassing and rioting. But, live videos recorded and posted on Facebook by water protectors show that the only rioters were the police who launched an assault on the unarmed water protectors.
DAPL construction has been taking place at night to gain ground.
Several weeks ago, a N. Dakota congressional delegation send a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior and the Corps of Engineers requesting additional resources and support for law enforcement efforts in Morton County to deal with the ongoing DAPL protests. According to the delegation, the projected cost for the state in dealing with the DAPL protests and demonstrations is estimated at $1M per week.
But, most likely any federal resources allocated to the State of N. Dakota geared for Morton County will only continue to fund illegal acts committed by assisting law enforcement officers, state patrol and MCSO deputies. The feds should certainly review and question any unlawful practices and policies violating the rights of people protesting at DAPL sites before approving a request by the state.
DAPL is not a public utility company, but a private corporation for profit and the use of eminent domain to allow pipeline construction on private land and Indian reservations is not legal and nor protected under federal, state laws including local ordinances, according to federal court rulings.

Dramatic videos:

 • Johnny Dangers video: http://bit.ly/2euKDh5

 • Wiyaka Eagleman video: http://bit.ly/2erRZDm

 • Myron Dewey video: http://bit.ly/2exgKvT

 • Tyisha Mitchell video: http://bit.ly/2dYx33b

 • Aggressive Outlaw with a badge maced water protectors near DAPL site http://bit.ly/2euNJjD

 • Angela Ohmer video, this is what the Morton County Sheriff's Office classified as a riot on the field near DAPL site: http://bit.ly/2dzeCBf

 • Rob Wilson Photography, 28 photos from behind the scenes of police attack of water protectors and arrests near DAPL site http://bit.ly/2ejNsVq

 • N. Dakota State Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind in a press conference video says, police were out flanked, out numbered, officers used mace to protect themselves from rioters, called those conducting a peaceful Native American prayer ceremony a growing mob engaging in a riot. http://youtu.be/E2wuuPgav18


Friday, October 21, 2016

Twelve Latino Women Honored For Their Leadership And Community Work In Milwaukee

Ladies of the Milwaukee Latino Community were honored for their activisim, community contributions and leadership.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 21, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, twelve Milwaukee area Latino women were honored for their community volunteer work service, activism and leadership to make Wisconsin a striving state for Hispanics and its populace. The event was sponsored by the local El Conquistador, LLC at their annual dinner at the Clarion Hotel Airport.
The recognition awardees are for the Community Volunteer Award, Nedda Avila, Carmen de la Paz, Marla Gonis, Christella Juarez and Sandra Madrigal; for the Leadership Award, JoCasta Zamarripa, Lourdes Castillo, Teresa Mercado, Carmen Lerma and Carmen C. Cabrera; for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Guadalupe Vasquez King and Delfína Guzman.
Incumbent Representative Zamarripa is the first Latina Democrat elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 8th District, Mercado is the Executive Director for Mexican Fiesta/Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Cabrera, is a community activist and was involved in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in the higher education movement in August 1970, Castillo is a retired Milwaukee Public School District Principal, Juarez as a City of Milwaukee employee testified in support of an optional employee César E. Chavez holiday, which passed and was part of the Chavez lifesize bronze statue committee, De la Paz is the Public Relations of La Casa de Ezperanza, Inc. Gonis is an instructor at MATC, a long time Mexican Fiesta volunteer and daughter of the late Marla O. Anderson who on August 27, 1970 was arrested at UWM Chapman Hall along with four men including Dante Navarro Gregorio "Goyo" Rivera, José Luis Huerta Sanchez and Jesús Salas that fought for higher education for Latinos in Wisconsin. Avila worked at the Latina Resource Center and retired from UMOS. Lerma is the Executive Assistant/Events Coordinator at UMOS.
Congratulations to all the ladies of the mentioned awards.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith Charged With Sexual Assault And Prostitution

Milwaukee Police Officer Heaggan-Brown was taken into custody after charges were filed for sexual assault and prostitution.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 20, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Dominique L. Heaggan-Brown, 24, a Milwaukee Police Officer was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree sexual assault of intoxicated victim, 2nd-degree sexual assault of unconscious victim, one felony count for capture an intimate representation and two misdemeanor counts for prostitution-none maritial intercourse for the August 15 sexual assault of a male victim. If convicted of all counts, Heaggan-Brown is facing up to 40 years in prison for each count of sexual assault and up to $100,000 in fines for each count, 3 years and 6 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for one count of capture an intimate representation, and 9 months in prison and $10,000 in fines for each count of prostitution.
Officer Heaggan-Brown was taken into custody on Thursday by police and was booked at the Milwaukee County jail, which a hold has been placed preventing bail release.
The Milwaukee Police Department has suspended Officer Heaggan-Brown with pay pending the outcome of the case. Officer Heaggan-Brown was first identified by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. as the officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith, 23, in the Sherman Park neighborhood at N. 4th Street and W. Auer Ave. on August 13 and an unrest followed for weeks. 28 people were arrested and charged with various crimes resulting from the Sherman Park unrest after Smith was murdered by Officer Heaggan-Brown.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice concluded its investigation and the Smith death investigation results have been turned over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for review and to determine, if the homicide of Smith by Officer Heaggan-Brown was justified. 
The Milwaukee Police Department has not released the body camera videos showing Officer Heaggan-Brown fatally shoot Smith, which had raised concerns and allegations of the lack of transparency by the police department. According to the criminal complaint against Officer Heaggan-Brown, the off-duty officer sexually assaulted the male victim several days after killing Smith while on duty.
Police found explicit nude photos of the male victim in Officer Heaggan-Brown's cellphone, which the victim denied giving any consent for the photos or engaging in sex. The victim didn't know that the Officer took photos while he was unconscious at the time of the sexual assault. They also found cellphone texts messages soliciting several males for prostitution as well as another alleged second sexual assault from last July, according to the criminal complaint.
Officer Heaggan-Brown is also a singer and composer who video recorded a song and was posted on YouTube about doing drugs, shooting people, igniting a riot like Baltimore and weapons.

Video: Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique L. Heaggan-Brown appears at a preliminary court hearing in Milwaukee County for charges of 2nd-degree sexual assault and prostitution https://youtu.be/drHR0MmqJFo


Milwaukee Officer Dominique L. Heaggan-Brown's criminal complaint http://bit.ly/2eyp0Km


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Irish Filmmaker Phelim McAleer Caught Filming Native American Children And Sacred Fire When Prohibited

An Irish documentary filmmaking group claims to have been harassed at Sacred Stone Camp, but members of the camp say, they were caught filming children and the sacred fire when prohibited as a protocol for media.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 19, 2016

Cannon Ball, N. Dakota - On Tuesday, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier confirmed that Phelim McAleer, 49, an Irish filmmaker and his crew were harassed and threatened at the Sacred Stone Camp (SSC) located inside the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation and has filed a complaint. Sheriff Kirchmeier in a news conference says, that "protesters exhibit escalated violent behavior as journalists threatened," a video released to officers shows "a threatening and terrifying situation for the three journalists" when a camp security tried to take a vedeo microphone from McAleer. McAleer and his crew were covering a protest activity on Monday were invited to the SSC to interview those involved on Tuesday, when they were attacked by members of the SSC and prevented them from leaving the camp, according to McAleer.
During a presentation of a video, it showed Magdalena Segieda, a female McAleer crew member calling 911 and telling to operator that she was scared and fearful while the vehicle was shaken by those outside, but no violent behavior than shaking the vehicle is shown from those outside and another part of the video shows a SSC security attempting to take a microphone away from McAleer.
Apparently, McAleer claims that he and his 2 member crew were threatened and harassed by some members of the SSC when they began to ask questions not favorable to those being interviewed. An investigating police lieutenant assisting the Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) who responded to the scene confirmed at the press conference that Segieda did say that she had film that the members of the SSC didn't want them to have, which includes the unauthorized filming of Native American children and the sacred fire that was prohibited by the camp media protocol policy provided to all media visting the camp.
The police lieutenant did say that they also received a 911 call from the SSC camp as well about McAleer and his crew.
A YouTube video post called "Prelim McAleer is not a Journalist" in April 2016, exposes McAleer as pro-oil and alleged that victims of oil contamination are just out to get money from oil companies.
McAleer had registered as a journalist and even showed a credential at the media tent and was given information about the protocol for media members and certain restrictions as well, according to Cynthia Baumann, from the SSC media tent.
Baumann who registered McAleer as a journalist visiting SSC posted the following statement on Facebook, "It has come to our attention that the agitator and agenda propagandist Phelim McAleer who claims that his "30 minutes of terror" was unprovoked, is currently holding a press conference with Morton County Sheriff's Department. Here are a couple facts about the situation with Mr. McAleer visiting the community.
1) Phelim McAleer was checked into the media tent, he was read exactly all the rules one by one. I would know, because I was the one who check him in.
2) Later McAleer was caught committing various violations of the rules that were explained to him
- Documenting children without permission from a parent of guardian
- Documenting the sacred fire that was explained as off limits
-Asking community members questions meant to offend.
Once Mr. McAleer was confronted about his violation of the rules, Phelim McAleer stated that he did not have a press pass, and did not need one. This is a lie, as I personally checked him in. It is our belief that he was lying to force a confrontation between himself and the security set in place to protect the safety of the community. When pulling out, Mr. McAleer hit a community member with his vehicle, the person which has personally explained to me. We believe this may have been documented, and if so, we will contact legal about the situation. Mr. McAleer, I suggest you not leave the state so soon.
We also have video footage of Mr. McAleer being escorted out of Prairie Knights casino by local law enforcement after I was able to hear him being removed from the hotel. McAleer was screaming at residents and guests of the hotel.
We will be compiling our video evidence of McAleers actions, along with phrases such as "You are just stupid f$**#ing Indians" while at camp trying to provoke an issue, and respond once everything is compiled and organized.
Once again, here is an act of Morton County Sheriffs using false propaganda to push their agenda of working as direct security for Dakota Access Pipeline.
Remember, this man is an established liar, therefore anything he says at press conferences or anywhere else must be considered suspect."
Sheriff Kirchmeier says, that an investigation is ongoing to determine, if charges against the SSC security guard will be charged in the incident. Myron Dewey, a journalist with the #NoDAPL movement posted in a video that McAleer was a children predator just like MCSO Deputy Jonathan Moll who also was caught taking photos of students. Dewey says, that McAleer was told not to film children at the SSC without authorization and if McAleer would publish such video and photos that SSC will file a lawsuit for taking unauthorized video.
Sheriff Kirchmeier failed to mention at the press conference that according to the SSC, McAleer was not following media protocol and took unauthorized video footage at the camp and attempts were made to take the footage.

Donnell Preskey, spokeswoman for the MCSO released the follwing press release, Two journalists – a male and female from CA along with a videographer from Bismarck, ND arrived to the area 10/17
They followed the protests on 10/17 with no issues.
They were invited to come to the camp on 10/18.
The male reporter was interviewing campers when a person got upset by the line of questioning and tried to grab the journalists microphone.
There was an altercation between the protesters at the camp and the journalists.
Those identified as camp security told the journalists they had to leave but couldn't until they turned over their footage.
The journalists were able to get into their vehicle and locked it. It was then surrounded by protesters who pounded on the vehicle and rocked it and continued to threaten them unless they turned over the video.
Vehicles from the protest camp even blocked in the journalists vehicle preventing them from being able to drive away.
The three victims called 9-1-1 for help.
Eventually, they were able to drive to the gate at the camp entrance – although the gate was closed and blocked by a vehicle. It wasn't until officers arrived that camp security cooperated and allowed the journalists to leave.
They were brought to the Morton County Sheriff's department and interviewed. They told the officer they were "scared for their life."
Another press release by the MCSO stated, the male reporter was interviewing a group of individuals at the camp. It is apparent by watching the video of the interview that the individuals got offended by a line of questioning. One individual who identified himself as camp security tried to grab the reporter's microphone and dragged the reporter who would not let go of his equipment.
"The journalists made their way back to the vehicle. However, protesters blocked them in by surrounding their vehicle with people and vehicles. Individuals are seen pounding on the journalist's vehicles and rocking it," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. "Protesters demanded the journalists turn over their video footage. Numerous times the journalists pleaded with protesters to "let them leave."
The journalists called 9-1-1 for help, during the call you can hear the frantic plea for help. The journalists told our Morton County investigators they were, "scared for their life."
According to the interview with our investigation team, the journalists were fearful of putting their vehicle into park for fear that this would unlock their doors.  They eventually were allowed to drive toward the camp entrance. However, camp security closed the gate and blocked them from leaving.
Officers responded to the camp and using a PA asked individuals in the camp to allow the journalists leave. The officer told the media the female journalist was terrified. The journalists were escorted to the Morton County Law Enforcement Center where they were interviewed. Morton County authorities will be investigating this incident for possible charges.


Phelim McAleer released a longer video version of the incident. He asked a man what some say was an insulting question at the camp, if he was a hypocrite for using a vehicle that runs on gas and oil to transport supplies to the camp? Members of the Sacred Stone Camp say, that he was actually filming children and the sacred fire earlier which was prohibited. http://youtu.be/kK9Bp6jPtPY


Golden Globe Nominee Canadian Actor Adam Beach Stands With Standing Rock #NoDAPL

Beach is one of several movie acting celebraties who have arrived at the Sacred Stone Camp in support of the #NoDAPL movement to kill (halt) the Black Snake (Dakota Access Pipeline) construction. Robert Redford urges Americans to Stand with Standing Rock in video message.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 19, 2016

Cannon Ball, N. Dakota - On Tuesday, Atsa E'sha Hoferer on his Facebook account posted a video of Golden Globe Nominee Canadian actor Adam Beach, 43, at the Sacred Stone Camp (STC). Beach stopped at the STC camp with his daughter in support of the #NoDAPL Native American movement to halt the crude oil pipeline construction.
Beach is a member of the Saulteaux First Nation, was born in Ashern, Manitoba and raised on the Dog Creek Reserve, according to his career and biography as an actor. He has acted in at least 60 films and TV shows, including Cowboys and Aliens with Harrison Ford.
Beach is one of several known celebrities that have stopped at Sacred Stone Camp in support of #NoDAPL. On October 10, Shailene Woodley, 24, an actress in the "Divergent" movie was arrested near St. Anthony for two misdemeanor counts, trespassing and a frivolous charge for engaging in a riot during a peaceful and Native American prayer ceremony at a DAPL protest site. Woodley will be back at a Morton County court house hearing on October 24, according to court records. 27 other water protectors (protesters) were also arrested along with Woodley.
So far, more than 140 water protectors and allies have been arrested and charged with frivolous riot (engaging/inciting a riot) crimes, by the Morton County State's Attorney.
Last Monday, a Morton County judge dismissed a frivolous criminal charge for riot against Amy Goodman, a journalist for Democracy Now. Several other water protectors had their charges for riot dismissed as well. 
Also on Monday, Myron Dewey, a journalist surrendered to the Morton County Sheriff's Office after a warrant was issued for a frivolous misdemeanor charge for stalking of DAPL security. Dewey was able to live video record on his Facebook account when he was illegally stopped in a dirt road, searched and a drone confiscated without a warrant. The MCSO deputy told Dewey that they had a warrant, but couldn't produce one for more than 14 minutes until an unidentified deputy told Dewey he was free to leave and to expect a warrant for his arrest later.
Dewey's video shows how rouge MCSO deputies and law enforcement officers assisting the MCSO have engaged in illegal acts against water protectors, targeted Native Americans and journalists.
The American Civil Liberties Union in N. Dakota (ACLU-ND) has filed an open records request with the N. Dakota State Patrol and the MCSO in their investigation into alleged illegal acts that deputies and officers have been accused of doing.
The ACLU-ND claims that the MCSO, N.D. State Patrol and their assisting law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions have and continue to conduct unlawful road blocks, drone surveillance and check points targeting #NoDAPL water protectors (Native Americans) to stop them from legally gaining public road/highway access to protest at or near DAPL sites.
Reports have surfaced that targeted Native Americans arrested and booked for minor crimes like disorderly conduct have been stripped search at the MCSO jail. Several of those arrests included Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle, a Pediatrician for the Standing Rock reservation was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and booked at the MCSO jail and stripped search and Dave Archambault II, the Chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was also arrested for civil disobedience and booked at the MCSO jail and was also stripped searched, according to Goodman, a journalist from Democracy Now.
Morton County State Attorney Ladd R. Erickson, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, who is assisting MCSO during the DAPL protests have not released any statements about frivolous riot charges against water protectors have been dismissed. Goodman claims, they have charged journalists with the frivolous riot crimes in an attempt to suppress free of the press and people's right to know what is happening at #NoDAPL protest sites.
On Tuesday, the Redford Center released a video with Robert Redford urging Americans to call President Obama and tell him to protect clean water and to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who is fighting to stop the DAPL pipeline and to protect clean water for 17 million Americans along the Mississippi River in N. Dakota.

Canadian actor Adam Beach at the Sacred Stone Camp in N. Dakota http://bit.ly/2dzgZYd


Video: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fighting for clean water for 17M Americans along the Mississippi River, Robert Redford urges Americans to Stand with Standing Rock.  http://bit.ly/2e0msGM



Monday, October 17, 2016

Morton County Judge Dropped State's Frivolous Riot Charge Against Amy Goodman

A Morton County judge rejected a frivolous riot charge against Amy Goodman from Democracy Now.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 17, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Monday, Morton County District 9 Judge John Grinsteiner dropped a frivolous state riot charge against Amy Goodman, 59, a journalist for Democracy Now. Goodman was previously charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass for the September 3, news coverage of a protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) site, which she and her camera man, John Hamilton recorded a vicious private security led dog attack on multiple Native Americans and a child who suffered dog bites. The DAPL security guards were not charged for any criminal intent to do harm by use of an animal.
The news coverage of the dog bites incident went viral on social media and the commercialized mainstream media. The trespass charged was dropped and Morton County State Attorney Ladd R. Erickson then filed a frivolous riot charge, which was rejected by Judge Grinsteiner on Monday morning.
Goodman told those at a press conference that many water protectors have been charged with minor misdemeanors and journalists have been charged with felonies in an attempt to suppress media coverage of the DAPL protests.
She says more than 140 have been arrested since August and charged. Several of those arrests included Sara Jumping Eagle, a Pediatrician for the Standing Rock reservation was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and booked at the MCSO jail and stripped search and Dave Archambault II, the Chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was also arrested for civil disobedience and booked at the MCSO jail and was also stripped searched, according to Goodman. Other water protectors confirmed that many of those men and women arrested by the MCSO and assisting law enforcement have been stripped searched as well.
Reports confirmed that some who had been arrested for felonies had their charges dropped recently as well.
Also Myron Dewey, an indigenous journalist who had his drone illegally seized by a MCSO Deputy Jonathan Moll was processed at the County jail for a open warrant for a frivolous misdemeanor charge for stalking DAPL private security and was released on a $350 bond. According to Dewey, the DAPL security were harassing Native Americans and were not wearing name tags, no badges and had no license plates on their vehicles so, he went to the scene as journalist and recorded their actions. He also said, that MCSO deputies and assisting police were nearby at the September 3 DAPL security dog attack on people and none of the deputies or police acted to stop nor prevent the attack on Native Americans. They just stood there and watched dogs bite people. 
In this case, Dewey says that Deputy Moll was seen taking photos of students at a school and was reported to police. Dewey is scheduled back in court on January 25.  
Shailene D. Woodley, 24, who was taken into custody on October 10 with 27 other water protectors at a DAPL site near St. Anthony is scheduled to appear in court on October 24 for several misdemeanor charges for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. Woodley, an actress in the movie "Divergent" posted a $500 bond and was released.
Woodley was live streaming a peaceful DAPL protest on Facebook when she was targeted by a MCSO deputy and arrested.

Video of Monday's rally in support of Amy Goodman and Myron Dewey including all the water protectors that have been detained and charged. http://goo.gl/gBYGN3

Update: According to a photo posted by Rob Wilson Photography on his Facebook account, one person was arrested on Monday near the Morton County Courthouse after he told a law enforcement officer what sounded, "good luck drinking that poison water." Police grabbed him after the comment and was taken into custody. He was identified as Harry Kindness, but has not been charged yet, according to court records.




Sunday, October 16, 2016

Alleged Illegal Acts By Morton County Sheriff's Office, Assisting Officers And State Partol Investigated By ACLU In N. Dakota

The ACLU-ND considers filing a lawsuit against the Morton County Sheriff's Office and N. Dakota State Patrol for alleged illegal and warrantless acts targeted at Native Americans protesting DAPL.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 16, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Thursday, the ACLU of North Dakota issued a press released announcing that they had filed an open records requests seeking information about the policing practices and possible use of surveillance technology by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and North Dakota Highway Patrol related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The ACLU-ND stated, that the open records requests were made to aid us in there investigation into whether there are constitutional violations related to the law enforcement agencies' policing and surveillance monitoring of DAPL protests in the state. 
The use of highway roadblocks and checkpoints, and militarized equipment by law enforcement in response to DAPL protests and the numerous reports of unwarranted stops by police sent to our office from individuals prompted the records requests.
On October 8th, Myron Dewey was stopped near a DAPL site in a public access road and his vehicle was searched without permission and a drone was seized without a warrant. Law enforcement officers assisting the Morton County Sheriff's Office at the scene were video recorded live by Dewey engaging in an illegal act to seize property.
Dewey says, the officer in charge had told him that they had a warrant, but it turned out the officer didn't have one. The Morton County Sheriff deputy wouldn't give his name when asked by Dewey and he was not wearing a name tag, but would only reply that his name was deputy. He told Dewey that a warrant would be issued later for his arrest by the N. Dakota State Attorney General's Office. The officers at the scene seized a drone from Dewey's vehicle without a warrant.
None of the laws enforcement officers assisting the MCSO including deputies wear name tags or badge numbers to keep victims of illegal acts by officers DAPL protests from identifying them or filing a complaint against them.

Myron Dewey's recorded live video exposing illegal act and warrantless seizure of drone by officers assisting the Morton County Sheriff's Office http://bit.ly/2ek1n8f



Saturday, October 15, 2016

10 Arrested On Highway 6 And Police In Morton County Took Drum From Native American

Police in Morton County illegally blocked Highway 6 to keep protesters from reaching a DAPL site to demonstrate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 15, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - On Saturday morning, a 300 vehicle convoy separated and went to three Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) front line sites near St. Anthony, but were blocked on public roads and highway by Morton County Sheriff deputies and other officers. The illegal blocking of public roads and highways by authorities in Morton County is a strategic move to prevent access to protesters to DAPL sites. The ACLU-ND is considering filing a lawsuit against the Morton County Sheriff's Office for illegal blocking of a public highway or road to prevent access for protesters to legally protest at a DAPL site.
Several protests were reported, some water protectors (protesters) locked down on equipment and law enforcement officers confiscated a Native American drum, 1 legal advisor was arrested and 9 others as well on Highway 6. The drum was later returned to Native Americans.
A United Nations observer was spotted at one of the police blackades, the Standing Stone Rising reported.
On Monday, a month long civil disobedience and non-violence plan of action will begin, according to water protectors. The Morton County Sheriff's Office policy is to arrest none favorable credential news reporters to both DAPL/MCSO and charged them with criminal trespass and other charges. 
The Red Warrior Camp occupants reported ongoing police harassment on the rise, illegal police drone surveillance, illegal cop highway blockades and public access roads intentionally blocked by local MCSO deputies and other officers.
So far, the MCSO has generated more than $70,000 in fines resulting from arrests and bonds posted by water protectors and journalists since August with more than 140 arrests.
DAPL is not a public utility service, but private corporate owned to move their profitable crude oil product. Eminent domain can not be justified to accommodate a private corporation to construct a crude oil pipeline (black snake) on private, public and Native American reservation land.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the N. Dakota Attorney General should launch an investigation into multiple illegal acts committed and the frivolous riot criminal charges against protesters and journalists arrested by the MCSO and Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, the chief operations officer for the MCSO on public safety and DAPL demonstrations.
None of the MCSO deputies and other assisting officers at DAPL demonstration sites are not required to wear body video cameras.
The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), Department of Army (DOA) and the Department of Interior (DOI) released a second announcement on October 10 to reaffirm that no easements will be granted to DAPL by the DOA Corps of Engineers. In a joint statement, "In the interim, the Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe.  We repeat our request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe," the USDOJ, DOA and the DOI reaffirmed their position after a federal appeals court denied an injunction to halt DAPL construction on private land.
DAPL has failed to comply and pause construction voluntarily in private property with the 20 mile zone requested by the feds, according to protesters.
Currently, there are five active water protector camps in Sioux County with a combine population of more than 3,000 (during the Labor Day weekend at least 10,000 people populated the camps). The camps are, Sacred Stone Camp (Cannon Ball), Sacred Stones Spirit Camp (Cannon Ball), Oceti Sakowin Camp (Cannon Ball), the following camps are located near each other, Red Warrior Camp (Fort Yates), North Camp (Main camp, North of Cannon Ball River and the largest camp) and Sicangu Oyate Camp (across the Cannon Ball River).
In other news, Amy Goodman, an award winning journalist for Democracy Now will turn herself to the Morton County Sheriff's Office on Monday, October 17 to face a new charged for rioting. Goodman on September 3 was covering a protest at a DAPL site when security used dogs to attack protesters. The news coverage by Goodman went viral on social media, which had more than 14M views and the mainstream media also reported her coverage.
Goodman was charged with criminal trespass by the MCSO, but it couldn't stick so, the charge was dropped. N. Dakota State Attorney Ladd R. Erickson filed a new charge for rioting.
Goodman goes before Morton County Judge John Grinsteiner to review, if probable cause exists.
None of the DAPL private security guards who attacked protesters (Native Americans with vicious dogs have not been charged of a criminal act. Multiple people and a child were beaten by the dogs. The protesters claim that the MCSO is corrupt and is bought off by DAPL. It seems, the DAPL corruption extends to the N. Dakota Attorney General's Office as well.
A large group of supporters and Native Americans are expected to gather at the Morton County courthouse on Monday around 1:30 p.m.
Goodman is expected to give a press conference at 1:45 p.m. in front of the Morton County courthouse concerning her case.

Video showing legal advisor getting arrested and drum confiscated by police from Native American near DAPL site http://bit.ly/2e6HvZR


Update: The Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) confirmed that  14 protesters were arrested in three DAPL demonstration sites. The MCSO released the following statement, Officers arrested 14 people for illegal protest activity Saturday at three separate sites. "On going protests continue to violate the rights of our citizens and raise public safety concerns,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.  “They want to conduct commerce and feel safe while travelling on our local roadways. Overall public safety is my number one  priority.”




Alfredo Garcia Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Child Abuse And Exposing Genitals To Child

Garcia will register as a sex offender for 15 years and must have no contact with any child under 16 including victim.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 15, 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Alfredo Garcia, 55, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on October 3 after pleading no contest in early August to three amended felony counts, one felony count for physical child abuse causing intentional harm and two felony counts for exposing genitals. Garcia will serve 2 years in prison and 3 years of supervision for child abuse and 1 year in prison and 1 1/2 years supervision for each count for exposing genitals. In total, Garcia will be confined to 4 years in prison and serve 6 years of supervision. He will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years, according to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mark A. Sanders.
Garcia began serving his sentences at the Dodge Correctional Institution and was registered as a sex offender on October 3, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
If Garcia is not a U.S. Citizen, he will be deported after serving his sentences, according to court records. 
Garcia was initially charged in December 30, 2014 with two felony counts for repeated sexual assault of a child and 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. According to the criminal complaint, Garcia repeatedly victimized his younger daughter from a previous marriage.


Friday, October 14, 2016

St. Criox Sheriff Deputy Ryan D. Fowler Arrested For Intoxication While In Service Vehicle In N. Dakota

A St. Croix Sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid leave after he was arrested in Bismarck for intoxidation while in control of a patrol vehicle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 14, 2016

St. Criox, WI - On Wednesday, St. Criox County Sheriff Deputy Ryan D. Fowler, 35, was taken into custody after Bismarck Police in N. Dakota found him passed out around 11:24 p.m. in a patrol vehicle. His blood alcohol concentration was .08, twice the legal limit. Fowler is scheduled for an arraignment court hearing in Burleigh County in N. Dakota on October 31.
Deputy Fowler was among 40 law enforcement officers from Wisconsin and region that were sent to assist the Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in N. Dakota involving public safety and patrol Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) peaceful protests, demonstrations and Native American prayer ceremonies.
So far, the MCSO has generated more than $61,500 in fines resulting from arrests and bonds posted by water protectors (protesters) and journalists since August with more than 123 arrests.
St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilt's has confirmed that Deputy Fowler has been place on paid leave while the investigation continues.
Most of the Wisconsin law enforcement officers including state patrol officers and the Dane County Sheriff's deputies and three supervisors were called back to the state. The Dane County Sheriff's Office cited that the MCSO wasn't fully compensating the cost of the deputies and their overtime while in N. Dakota.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Former MPD Detective Rodolfo Gomez Jr. Sentenced To One Year In Federal Prison For Violating Deron Darnell Love's Civil Rights

Former Milwaukee Police Detective Gomez Jr. sentenced to one year in a federal prison for a civil rights violation of a homicide suspect in custody.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 13, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, former Milwaukee Police Detective Rodolfo Gomez Jr., 50, was sentenced to one year and one day in a federal prison and one year probation. Gomez pleaded guilty for assaulting a man that was handcuffed in a interrogation room at the downtown Milwaukee County Jail. He pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Pamela Pepper of the Eastern District of Wisconsin to depriving an in-custody suspect of his civil rights under color of law in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 242.
In connection with his guilty plea, Gomez Jr. admitted that he repeatedly punched the victim in the face and head and kneed him in the torso, all while one of the victim's hands was handcuffed to a wall in an interview room. Gomez Jr. stopped punching and kicking the victim when a police lieutenant who heard yelling entered the room.  In pleading guilty, Gomez Jr. acknowledged that the force used was unreasonable and that the victim suffered bodily injury.
According to the federal indictment, Gomez Jr. was accused of beating Deron Darnell Love on August 14, 2013  while handcuffed during an interrogation. Gomez Jr. was caught on video surveillance in the interrogation room punching Love in the upper body. Gomez Jr. was removed from the room by another officer who witnessed the beating. Gomez Jr. came back in with several Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies to move Love into another cell.
Love who was charged with two felony counts for first-degree reckless homicide and neglect in the death of his 7-year-old son was taken to a hospital for treatment after the incident. On September 12, 2014, a jury found Love not guilty on both counts.
On October 14, 2014, Love filed a lawsuit against Gómez Jr. for striking him while in custody in 2013. A scheduling conference in the Love lawsuit case is set for October 17, according to court records.


Anticipated Major Non-violence And Civil Disobedience Direct Action Planned At DAPL Front lines In N. Dakota

Video going viral calling for direct action to stop the black snake (Dakota Access Pipeline/DAPL) in N. Dakota beginning on Monday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 13, 2016

Mandan, N. Dakota - According to a video released on Tuesday, which is going viral on social media, a call to action was made nationally and internationally for those experienced in civil disobedience and non-violence direct action to go to Standing Rock for a month long action beginning on Monday, October 17. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Scared Rock Camp and other water protectors encampments in the area have yet to confirm the anticipated month long civil disobedience call to action at DAPL front lines. The black snake will be killed (stopped), according to the Mark K. Tilsen from South Dakota who sent out the message on his Facebook account and a video production by Benalex Dupris, edited by Cosy Lucich. 
Morton County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) estimated that between 2,000 to 3,000 water protectors (protesters) are currently located in multiple camps associated the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe NoDAPL movement.
So far, the MCSO has generated more than $61,500 in fines resulting from arrests and bonds posted by water protectors and journalists since August with more than 123 arrests.
By the Labor Day weekend, Dennis Banks, founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) during an interview with TelesurTV confirmed that at least 10,000 people including over 300 Native American tribes had gathered at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Secred Rock Camp) in solidarity.

Call to action video production going viral, watch: http://bit.ly/2d91Z4D