Dane County, Wisconsin (TFC)— Recently, Wisconsin’s Dane County Sheriff’s (DCS) Office responded to open records requests filed by The Fifth Column. These pertained to DCS’s Standing Rock deployment, which concluded in October 2016. From October 9th-16th 2016, Dane County sent…
Tensions flare once more as North Dakota officials graduate their militarized tactics against protesters. Sheriffs have now threatened a blockade of people, food, and medicine to the camps.
The threats comes on the heels of the US Army Corps of Engineers warning protesters to leave by December 5th. Anyone remaining stay under fear of prosecution for trespassing. Fines have also thrown into the basket of incentives for the water protectors to surrender.
Establishing a blockade represents yet another ultra-militarized tactic used against peaceful American citizens. Denying nourishment and medical treatment is a classic strategy to degrade will and resolve. Combined with harsh weather conditions, water protectors are faced with a tormentingly deadly roulette.