Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pipeline protester may lose arm to police violence

As protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota continue, police violence is escalating. And make no mistake, it is police violence. There's no other term for it. This police violence is unjustified and unwarranted.

On Sunday, about 300 protesters on a bridge were injured by police. One of them was a 21-year-old woman who was hit by a police grenade. Now she might lose her entire arm. At minimum, she will only have 20% functionality in this arm for the rest of her life.

Twenty-one. Disabled for life. For no reason.

Afterward, the Morton County Sheriff's Department lied about the event by saying that no such grenades were used. Instead they accused protesters of making explosives that caused the injury - even though no explosives made by protesters were found.

If you have some Tea Party third cousin who defends the cops' actions when you see them on Thanksgiving, kindly put giraffe tranquilizers in your relative's Coke.

(Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-dakota-access-pipeline-protests-20161121-story.html)

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