|State-sponsored terrorism at Dakota Access Pipeline|
This travesty is accomplished because police can. As a publicly funded profession police forces typically do not attract civil liberties champions nor human rights activists. What most police manifest are the inadequate personality types who are able and willing to inflict harm, including violence, onto those whom they dehumanize. [This is not news to American ethnic minorities.]
Claims of civil liberties violations typically are met with skepticism, incredulity or hostility from the media, and increasingly from the judiciary.
From North Dakota comes this appalling report:
Madison, Wisconsin Common Council Alderperson Rebecca Kemble speaks out after her arrest while working as a legal observer during the growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
State-sponsored terrorism is SOP, and police units from all over the Midwest are getting in on the gig.