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  • 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…...
  • 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,…...
  • Records Release: Denver Police Twitter Block List

    April 12, 2016
    After filing a request under the Colorado Open Records Act, Unicorn Riot has received a list of all twitter accounts that have been blocked by the official @DenverPolice twitter handle. According to Mary Dulacki, records custodian for Denver’s Department of Safety, no Twitter user has…...
  • Interview with Christopher Soghoian about Analyst’s Notebook

    April 4, 2016
    For our story about the Denver Police Department’s use of the surveillance analytics software program Analyst’s Notebook, we were happy to be able to speak by telephone with Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union.  He answered some questions for us about…...