We are pleased to relay the following press release from the National Lawyers Guild, announcing a criminal complaint against Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier and other law enforcement agencies for unjustified and excessive use of force against the peaceful assembly of Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
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Meanwhile, at least two thousand military veterans have committed to Stand With Standing Rock, and will begin to arrive this weekend. Veteran and former Baltimore police office Michael Wood writes:
We are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard and we are calling for our fellow veterans to assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Dec 4-7 and defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.
We currently have over 2,100 Veterans on the roster. We’ll be standing alongside peaceful water protectors, who’ve endured violent attacks from the private security funded by DAPL and more brutality and arrests at the hands of militarized police and DAPL security. We have full support of the Sioux tribe elders and will be cooperating with them every step of the way.