Latest in: Investigative

  • Nebraska Supplied State Troopers, Surveillance Aircraft to North Dakota Under EMAC

    December 8, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Documents acquired through a series of public records requests shine light on ongoing out-of-state law enforcement assistance to the Morton County Sheriff and the state of North Dakota in their militarized police operations to protect construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.…...
  • Documents Show Details of Wisconsin EMAC Assistance to Morton County Sheriff

    November 26, 2016
    Morton County, ND – In August, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declared a State of Emergency in reaction to ongoing direct actions and demonstrations against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Morton County, near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal reservation. Dalrymple’s State of…...
  • Records Release: Morton County’s Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Assistance Agreement

    October 26, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Various law enforcement agencies from North Dakota and several other states have sent officers and equipment to support operations led by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department against #NoDAPL water protectors. Earlier this month, Unicorn Riot spoke over the phone with Stutsman…...
  • Emails Show North Dakota Budget Bureaucracy Behind #NoDAPL Policing

    October 14, 2016
    Bismarck, ND – Emails acquired by Unicorn Riot via public records request to the North Dakota Office of Budget and Management allow a small glimpse into the behind-the-scenes working of the state government around the date of a permitted protest rally against the Dakota Access…...
  • “Toxic Tour,” Governor Debate Disruption, Water Protectors in Court

    October 4, 2016
    Morton County, ND – On Monday, October 3rd, a large group of water protectors left their encampment to visit several Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction sites. Following the #NoDapl #ToxicTour as water protectors pray at construction sites to stop pipeline construction. pic.twitter.com/tNaEktsjQu — Unicorn Riot…...
  • North Dakota Governor Dalrymple’s Email Inbox Full of Support for #NoDAPL

    October 4, 2016
    North Dakota – During the last month of our reporting on the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, we have filed dozens of public records requests to various North Dakota agencies to provide a wider context as events continue to unfold. Accessing public records allows…...
  • Unicorn Riot Records Requests re: Dakota Access Pipeline and Demonstrations

    September 16, 2016
    Using the online research toolkit at Muckrock, Unicorn Riot reporters have filed numerous public records requests to various law enforcement and government agencies in North Dakota in the process of our reporting on struggles against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Last week we received refusals from…...
  • Resisting FBI Repression with Leslie James Pickering

    September 15, 2016
    Denver, CO – On the evening of September 14th, Leslie James Pickering of Buffalo, NY’s Burning Books made a stop in Denver on his Resisting FBI Repression speaking tour. Unicorn Riot was there to stream the event, hosted by the Denver Anarchist Black Cross and…...
  • North Dakota Highway Patrol Refuses to Release Emails with Energy Transfer Partners

    September 8, 2016
    In the course of our reporting on resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Unicorn Riot has filed several public records requests to local, state, and federal agencies involved in policing protest and approving the pipeline. We believe public records are an important part of robust…...
  • One Year Later: A Cop’s Eye View of Protest Repression in Denver

    April 29, 2016
    Denver, CO – One year ago today, protesters in Denver took the streets in solidarity with the uprising taking place in Baltimore in response to the police killing of Freddie Gray. The Denver Police Department (DPD) forcefully repressed the march as soon as it began,…...