Outrage: Pipeline Police Strip-Searched Native Girl, Threw Her Naked Into Cell
The governments still treat native Americans like shit. My mother is full blooded Iroquois. She said all the time: "never trust anything white government promises or says."
I think women, black people, latinos and Native Americans should all stand together. The Chinese in the US too. . .remember the Chinese Exclusion Act.
I took after my father's side of the family (the German side), so I look white. My brother is solidly native American in appearance. So many times no one thought we were brothers.
These cops are clearly out of control.
Oil firm's profits. They don't give a rats ass about them either but they're willing to be their muscle.
arrest and PUNISH protesters, with slam down, bone breaking arrests, everyone stripped naked & body probed for jail. And then days and days in jail, especially once anyone dares to ask for a jury trial.
In America these days 97%<<< that is NINETY SEVEN percent of charged Americans take the 'plea deal' just plead guilty to whatever the police charge them with because to want a jury trial could mean months or years! in jail waiting for your time in court. Our courts are very backlogged
I know people want to lay this all on a republican governor, but WTF is the president doing about it? Giving campaign speeches.
* State government controls/regulates Corps working in their state. States also control their police departments.
This is not public land where the Federal Gov. is tasked to "manage" OUR public land. When one protests on OUR federal-public land, then the Feds are there along with state & their local police.
In these states who jail and attack Indians, Republicans are in charge of this attack. That Governor is where the FULL BLAME is. Republicans back Corporations 100%.
But it won't matter, it is a very old 'trick' used many. many times..get the protesters on private land and they are breaking the state and local laws. Republicans are like hitler, everything they do/did is legal. sucks, VERY UNFAIR & un-American, but that's what it is out there.
Intimidation and discrimination had earlier prevented Selmas black populationover half the cityfrom registering and voting. On Sunday, March 7, 1965, a group of 600 demonstrators marched on the capital city of Montgomery to protest this disenfranchisement and the earlier killing of a black man, Jimmie Lee Jackson, by a state trooper. In brutal scenes that were later broadcast on television, state and local police attacked the marchers with billy clubs and tear gas. TV viewers far and wide were outraged by the images, and a protest march was organized just two days after Bloody Sunday by Martin Luther King, Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). King turned the marchers around, however, rather than carry out the march without federal judicial approval.
After an Alabama federal judge ruled on March 18 that a third march could go ahead, President Johnson and his advisers worked quickly to find a way to ensure the safety of King and his demonstrators on their way from Selma to Montgomery. The most powerful obstacle in their way was Governor Wallace, an outspoken anti-integrationist who was reluctant to spend any state funds on protecting the demonstrators. Hours after promising Johnsonin telephone calls recorded by the White Housethat he would call out the Alabama National Guard to maintain order, Wallace went on television and demanded that Johnson send in federal troops instead.
Furious, Johnson told Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach to write a press release stating that because Wallace refused to use the 10,000 available guardsmen to preserve order in his state, Johnson himself was calling the guard up and giving them all necessary support. Several days later, 50,000 marchers followed King some 54 miles, under the watchful eyes of state and federal troops. Arriving safely in Montgomery on March 25, they watched King deliver his famous How Long, Not Long speech from the steps of the Capitol building. The clash between Johnson and Wallaceand Johnsons decisive actionwas an important turning point in the civil rights movement. Within five months, Congress had passed the Voting Rights Act, which Johnson proudly signed into law on August 6, 1965.
in the USA. Called in the National Guard to protect all 'the people' from the LOCAL governments.
It is Republican governors, RW mayors, RW local neighborhood, with their RW local police, and the LOCAL 'governments', along with their 'Police pretend unions, and their 'Oath bringers Nazi-police Gangs who are the most oppressive of all to personal freedoms.
Sucks, but there isn't much a sitting President can do. Once he's free of the office constraints, I expect much more 'help' from BHO.