RSN Fundraising Banner
FB Share
Email This Page
add comment

Excerpt: "These are the first known DAPL related arrests in Illinois and it sets a clear precedent about whose side of this battle the police are on."

Activists with Mississippi Stand, a group protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Mississippi. (photo: Mississippi Stand/Facebook)
Activists with Mississippi Stand, a group protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Mississippi. (photo: Mississippi Stand/Facebook)

DAPL Mississippi Stand Update: Protesters Arrested on False Pretenses and Illegally Searched

By Mississippi Stand

26 October 16


APL Security Harassment Update: Two of our comrades, Cameron Kennedy and James McBride, were arrested on false pretenses on the East bank of the Mississippi River yesterday afternoon near the drill pad in Illinois that bores underneath the river.

In this video update Cameron explains that the DAPL private security spotted himself and James on a public road near the linchpin drilling operation and within three minutes they were surrounded and blocked by multiple Hancock county squad cars as well multiple DAPL security cars.

The two were arrested under false pretenses with private security as the only witness to a criminal trespassing charge.

Cameron denied consent to a vehicular search by Police, but the Private DAPL security guards began conducting the search regardless of this. The Hancock Sheriff, Scott Bentzinger, who was present at the scene simply said, "They are going to do what they want."

These are the first known DAPL related arrests in Illinois and it sets a clear precedent about whose side of this battle the police are on. The money of big oil has seeped into small towns and counties across the United States and has effectively hired the police as enforcers of the Dakota Access agenda.

We need bodies on the ground here in Iowa to help with our mission to stop the drilling operation underneath the Mississippi and to amass a force that can librate us from the tyranny of militant security forces and police collusion.

Please come join us and also consider donating to our legal fund to help Cameron and James.

Link at:

#NoDAPL #MississippiStand #MNIWICONI #WaterisLife #AnotherGulf #ProtectTheSacred #StandWithStandingRock your social media marketing partner


A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

+9 # John S. Browne 2016-10-27 05:51

Right-on! (NOT the arrests of course!) ENOUGH of the police violations of our "born-with", innate, inalienable rights; particularly, in this case, to protest and to exercise our freedom of speech (which includes many things, not simply voicing and/or orally expressing our beliefs), to protest in order to seek redress of grievances from the government, and to not be at all oppressed and/or have repression carried out against as in this situation in the United States of America, which is ONLY supposed to represent the exact opposite!

I hereby reiterate by re-posting my comment from the thread of the Jim Hightower article, and part of my comment, and all of the links, from the Shailene Woodley article, of a couple of days ago:

Put quite eloquently, Jim Hightower, as usual, doing great justice to the Native Americans. Such corporate-fasci st companies like ETP should be despoiled. What they do to the earth all over the world amounts to crimes on a massive scale, all for exploitation and greed. I am probably not much longer for this world, but before I die I would love to see some colossal environment JUSTICE for once. These corporations can, and do, perpetrate monstrous environmental INjustice, so it is about time that the tables are turned.

(Continued below)
+7 # John S. Browne 2016-10-27 06:13

Keep up the good fight, All Nations Peoples. I am with you both in spirit and in action from what little I can do from where I am, and being the impoverished physically disabled person that I am, supporting you all the way. May you be victorious over the gargantuan evil that is despoiling our mother earth. U.S.A., Incorporated certainly won't come to your aid, but God is All Powerful and can prevail against apparently-insu rmountable odds. If we are too close to the return of Jesus the Christ, which we evidently are, and awful things have to be allowed to happen, don't be dispirited, He will prevail sooner or later, and all of those despoilers of God's Creation will be held completely accountable.

So, keep the faith, True, Justice will be done in God's time. There is nothing to fear but fear itself, and our not being right with God before His Son's soon triumphant return to bring justice to the entire planet and universe. All will be made right...

I stand in solidarity with the First Peoples of All Nations, and with the "Shailene Woodleys" of the U.S. and the world, in exercising our human and civil RIGHTS AND DUTIES to let increasing numbers of our voices be heard that we will not "go quietly into this (evil) night", will not continue to allow ourselves to be herded, corralled and enslaved, and will not fail to stand up in defense of our planet and our very survival, anymore.

(Continued below)
+8 # John S. Browne 2016-10-27 06:14

Keep fighting the good fight Shailene and all those standing up against all the corporate- fascist madness that is purposefully exploiting and destroying us.

P.S.---Please sign this petition to ask "Odrona" to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier after his having spent the last forty years in prison for crimes he didn't commit, before he dies there due his health now failing, as follows:

In addition, please sign the following petition seeking the pardon of Mumia Abu-Jamal who is also falsely accused of committing a crime he did not commit, before he too dies in prison from his serious illnesses:

And please also sign the petition that follows, in support of BlackLivesMatte r organizer, Maile Hampton, now going to trial, at:

+5 # Helen Marshall 2016-10-27 08:11
There is very little time left.
+10 # Buddha 2016-10-27 09:30
Quoting The Hancock Sheriff, Scott Bentzinger:
"They are going to do what they want."

And like a typical corrupted frontier-town sheriff, you just let them "do what they want", don't you?
+4 # lorenbliss 2016-10-27 11:46
More than any confrontation in my lifetime (1940-201?), the Dakota Pipeline struggle reveals the true, unabashedly racist/fascist (actually neo-Nazi) nature of today's United States.

Thus we learn the valiant efforts of our kinfolk who died or were wounded or otherwise suffered to save humanity from the original Nazi threat were all in vain.

It also demonstrates the utter futility of peaceful protest -- as if, as in Harry Turtledove's alternative-his tory short story, the German Nazis won World War II, conquered the world, and when Gandhi attempted peaceful protest against their brutality, they killed him and all his followers -- just as in the real world the Nazis exterminated all of the German pacifist White Rose Society.

All we can do now is recall the words of another man murdered by USian fascists, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who in a comment increasingly applicable to the USian Empire and its own unique brand of Nazism, warned that "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable."

It will not happen in my lifetime, and probably not in the lifetime of any person now living. The plutocracy -- made genuinely omnipotent by its technology -- is infinitely more powerful than the feudal order that tyrannized Europe for 1,441 years, from the fall of Rome until the Russian Revolution.

But eventually -- if our species survives capitalism -- we will evolve a revolutionary ideology with enough discipline to triumph.
0 # lorenbliss 2016-10-27 13:21
Note: I revised the above -- not for content but for form -- about two hours after the original posting.
0 # laborequalswealth 2016-10-28 06:41
What most of us Americans don't realize is that since 1945 we have been living on the booty stolen from mostly poor countries, e.g. cheap oil from the middle east, cheap metals from South America, etc. Now we think we are entitled to it - and will spend ANYTHING on the military death machine to keep stuff flowing to us.

The uber rich bought off America with stuff. Now the uber rich don't give a fuck about America or any other country. They are "beyond borders." Example: They now want to give the country away to multinational corporations via the treasonous TransPacific Partnership.

My husband has a new bumper sticker on his car. It reads "Bring back the guillotine. It worked for the French."
+2 # Spud 2016-10-28 14:22
MLK's mass non-violent protest worked. It took a long time.
To make non-violent protest work, large numbers of trained and dedicated people are needed who are committed for the long haul.
Also, a support group of people of educated good will to provide encouragement, money and a place to heal and re-enter the struggle. The challenge is to have the discipline and staying power to fight this war, winning and losing battles along the way.

THE NEW STREAMLINED RSN LOGIN PROCESS: Register once, then login and you are ready to comment. All you need is a Username and a Password of your choosing and you are free to comment whenever you like! Welcome to the Reader Supported News community.