Standing Rock, North Dakota Water Protectors - #NoDAPL - No Dakota Access Pipeline ! - #MniWiconi - #WaterIsLife
All court cases for individual water protectors, by group, with some individual cases (legal and medical) listed at the bottom of the page.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Legal Contacts for Water Protector cases: 1) Bill Tilton, Lead Attorney: (612) 867-7473, Bill@tiltonanddunn.com 2) Sandra Freeman, WPLC Criminal Defense Case Coordinator: (701) 805-1576, WPCriminalDefense@protonmail.com 3) Sarah Hogarth, WPLC Communications Coordinator: (212) 260-4263, WPLCmedia@protonmail.com
BISMARCK, ND: Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) applauds the ND Supreme Court’s ruling today in our Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota.!
(Old legal support info: not likely to be useful, but may be a useful contact for some, somehow: #NoDAPL Legal Connect - coordinated support for arrestees: - The University of Colorado Law School American Indian Law Program is coordinating legal response for those arrested or injured in the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. http://standingrock.org/data/upfiles/media/images.pdf )
1/12/17 Water Protector Legal Collective - The WPLC has learned that law enforcement agencies in other states have attempted to contact and interview Water Protectors and allies after they have returned to their home states. Nobody can be required to answer questions from law enforcement and we strongly recommend that you do not. Water Protectors with open cases should not speak about their case to anyone but their attorney. We encourage everyone to read "If an Agent Knocks" for more information about how to protect yourselves and other activists from government investigation if law enforcement agents visit your home or workplace. All Water Protectors should inform their attorney or the WPLC at (605) 519-8180 if they are contacted by authorities in relation to water protection activities. https://ccrjustice.org/files/CCR_If_An_Agent_Knocks.pdf https://ccrjustice.org/if-agent-knocks-booklet https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/posts/10154089565256218
3/1/17 How WPLC is Assigning Lawyers to Water Protectors with Criminal Cases - and what your options are if you need a lawyer: We are now seeing very serious federal charges being filed against Water Protectors in addition to ongoing mass arrests and pending misdemeanor and felony charges in state and tribal courts. Of the 800+ people facing criminal charges, at least 300 do not have counsel. Of the 500 who do have attorneys, some are dissatisfied and asking that we help find new at... Continue Reading https://www.facebook.com/WaterProtectorLegal/posts/695026017335466
3/24/17 Angie Spencer - Two photos; "My trial at Morton County Court House about being arrested at Standing Rock is now scheduled for September 7th 2017. I was arrested October 27th 2016 and they wrote "trespass" on my arm but the paperwork I just received reads, "Offense: Endangering By Fire Or Explosion; Maintaining A Public Nuisance; Engaging In A Riot/Mob" for a misdemeanor jury trial. It was originally a felony charge, I have an attorney and have put over $4,500 into defense now." (more...) - Angie Spencer https://www.facebook.com/angie.spencer.792/posts/10154409108954103
3/7/17Jamarkis Athabaskin - Shot with beanbag/pellets to eye on 1/19/17 (early morning); he had, and has, severe eye injuries; this video was shot on 1/21/17 and just released, with post included: "The impact from a “non-lethal bean bag round” shattered my cheek bone and orbital wall next to my eye, resulting in loss of my vision, hearing, sense of smell, taste, and touch on the left side of my face. The police officer that shot me was aiming directly at me with the intention to cause serious harm." (more...) https://www.facebook.com/marcus.mitchell.9803/posts/1346581552075075
2/27/17 (pub. 2/28/17) Steve Martinez: BISMARCK, ND: A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation. Mr. Martinez had been summoned to appear on Wednesday March 1, as a witness before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND. The putative subject of the investigation is the November 20 incident on Backwater Bridge, and in particular, the injury to Sophia Wilansky, who nearly lost her arm from being struck at close range by a law enforcement projectile. (more....) https://www.facebook.com/WaterProtectorLegal/posts/694456900725711
MIKE FASIG - Also relates to BRENNON NASTACIO, above - Feb. 14th is next court date (last known) 1/31/17 Water Protector charged for saving a life - TYT Politics 23:19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eih_fnL2vZI 2/14/17 Mike Fasig - Angry Bird Released on 2/14/17:
KATIE KLOTH(KROW) 2/4/17 BIA Police violently attack and arrest unarmed water protectors at standing rock prayer camp. Will Barton 1:53 https://www.facebook.com/willo1533/posts/849846334649 2/15/17 On February 4, while supporting the #NoDAPL struggle, #WaterProtectorKrow (Katie Kloth) was assaulted and arrested by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer (graphic video). She was walking on a public road, away from the Sacred Stone Camp, when she was chased down by the officer. It is believed that she was specifically targeted because of her ongoing involvement and visibility within the No DAPL resistance, which had resulted in two arrests on misdemeanor charges previous to this incident. Krow was also known at Standing Rock for being an advocate for creating a unified front in fighting the pipeline. Beyond Extreme Energy https://www.facebook.com/CampOfTheSacredStone/posts/1854407128181650
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