Morton County

  • Sheriffs’ Association Secretly Waged “Information War” on #NoDAPL Movement

    July 24, 2017
    Morton County, ND – A new investigation by DeSmog and Muckrock reveals the behind-the-scenes role played by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in crafting narratives for law enforcement tasked with protecting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from resistance by indigenous peoples and their allies. Emails…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story

    April 17, 2017
    BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NoDAPL STORY Synopsis: Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law…...
  • North Dakota Sheriff Advising South Dakota and Nebraska on Keystone XL

    April 16, 2017
    Omaha, NE – The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, North Dakota, is providing consultation services to law enforcement in areas where the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (KXL) is expected to be built. Kirchmeier is known for commanding…...
  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Have #NoDAPL Arrest Charges Dropped

    March 2, 2017
    Lee County, IA & Morton County, ND – Three Unicorn Riot journalists who were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing while documenting #NoDAPL direct actions have had their charges dropped in court dates set for the first three days of March. On Wednesday, March 1,…...
  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Trial This Week From DAPL Coverage

    February 27, 2017
    Morton County, ND / Lee County, IA – A week after a heavily militarized police force evicted the main #NoDAPL encampment, three Unicorn Riot journalists are set for trial facing criminal trespass charges stemming from our fall 2016 coverage of direct actions intended to stop…...
  • North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp

    February 24, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – The water protector camp that for months formed a beachhead against Dakota Access Pipeline construction was destroyed midday Thursday, February 23rd. A combination of law enforcement and military units forced aside the last inhabitants so the remaining structures could be demolished,…...
  • Army Corps Grants Easement as Repression Continues at Standing Rock

    February 7, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – On February 7th, 2017, the Army Corps of Engineers stated its intent to grant an easement to Dakota Access LLC, to cross Lake Oahe with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The easement is north of the location where tens of thousands…...
  • First Water Protector Trials Set for January as Another ND Pipeline Leaks

    December 19, 2016
    Morton County, ND – On Monday, December 19th, water protectors charged with disorderly conduct stemming from their August 11th arrests made their first appearances in Morton County court. The results of the appearances was Judge Cynthia Feland granting a continuance till January 31st, 2017. The…...
  • 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.…...