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Standing Rock Protectors NONSENSE Charges Get Worse Dec. 19 Unfair Trial To Begin Listen to This

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: water protectors, Dec 19, One Tribe Unite, Standing Rock, Kelli Love, Bruce Ellison, court, new front lines, Young Turks )

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There is a lot on this video. Anyone in the USA should be very upset with this and very concerned.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday December 17, 2016, 11:56 pm
Shared this footage over social media, and also shared over all the active facebook groups.

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 4:43 am
I guess we have to wait and see how bad and biased this court hearing will be.

Freya H (345)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 5:32 am
I fear for the future of this nation. Persecution - and I do mean persecution - of the Standing Rock water defenders. Leonard Peltier still in prison despite years of letters, protests, petitions and phone calls to set him free. If the water defenders are convicted of those B.S. charges in some kangaroo court, that will herald the death of this once-great nation.

I see a bad moon rising...

Pat B (356)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 5:46 am
What a sad recurrence of many aberrations of the Natives constitutional rights being infringed!
Seems that the judge hearing this is also biased, I hope they win the case, but I'm also glad to hear that they will take the case to SCOTUS, if necessary.

After all.....WE are inhabitants (immigrants) on THEIR land, not the other way around. Best to her (and to the others) that this gets resolved.

Thanks, Dande for this post.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 9:35 am
Noted, Thanks

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Sunday December 18, 2016, 10:11 am

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 3:16 pm
Noted, Thank you

Judy C (91)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 7:40 pm
There is a lot in this video. The judge won't allow the Water Protectors to provide any evidence? These 11 people are being tried as a group, in spite of the fact that they are not charged with the same crimes. In addition to this they've tacked on a bunch more charges. An article I posted last night provides more information on the situation of the 500+ arrestees. Kelly Love just lists one instance of outrageous injustice after another in the way this whole matter is going to be conducted. It seems like there is little chance of a fair trial.

Proceedings start on December 19th, and it's likely to be a fiasco. As Kelly points out, they really need the spotlight. I'm glad the ACLU and other groups are behind them. I'm going to send this video to my daughter, who is a paralegal. I know she will think this is an outrage. She is fairly knowledgeable in the area of tribal law.

I posted an article last night about the legal issues involved in these upcoming trials, and especially the extreme shortage of lawyers to represent the Water Protectors here:

Lawyers for Standing Rock Protesters Are Pleading for More Help


Sheryl G (359)
Monday December 19, 2016, 2:37 pm
I can't find anything yet on the internet to post here, but saw a little clip someone took on their cell phone of a water protector coming out of the courthouse. She said the cases were continued until late January - well that is better as some of the members still didn't even have lawyers yet let alone someone to have time to learn of their charges and speak with their clients.

This Kangaroo Court might of realized that this isn't business as usual that a lot of eyes are watching from around the world. But just goes to show what has been happening out there with individuals who do not have a high profile case, they just get shoved right into prison or required to pay large fines. As this area holds some of the poorest native people, not being able to pay a large fine can also put one behind bars.

The injustices that have gone on so long out there could keep many reporters busy and would fill the presses if the mainstream media was about protecting the people instead of the criminals with badges and titles and the Oligarchy.

Kay M (46)
Monday December 19, 2016, 8:55 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- and the video - which i watched sincerely KAY M.

Peggy B (43)
Monday December 19, 2016, 9:05 pm

Colleen L (3)
Monday December 19, 2016, 11:57 pm
Thanks Dandelion

William C (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 11:37 am
Thank you.

Animae C (508)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 5:15 am
Any new news yet?

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 4:01 pm
All cases continued into Jan and some into March of 2017.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday December 29, 2016, 2:45 am
Which makes you wonder what's going to happen once Trump takes office. . .

We need to keep up the resistance with all this. . .
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