Looks like someone has been goofing around with Google’s search results. Right now when you type in a search for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department you get a helpful card from Google which describes the department as the Morton County Gestapo:
There are some pretty ugly reviews posted too:
I don’t think this is anything Google is doing. The search giant lets users suggest edits to this sort of information, and I’m guessing the #NoDAPL protesters have organized an online campaign to get this done.
Which speaks to the maturity level at least a faction of the protest movement is operating on.
I agree with this sentiment from Twitter:
@robport poor guys at Morton Co. Hope they hang tough.
— Perry Olson (@perry82581) October 28, 2016
What North Dakota law enforcement is going through right now is ugly. They have a mandate to enforce the law, but most do so while working with protesters who seem to want violence and conflict for the sake of advancing their political agendas.
It’s a no-win situation. Their choices are to let the protesters get away with vandalism and violence and trespass or give them the conflict they want.