Google Web Results for Morton County Sheriff Now Describes Department as “Gestapo”


TOM STROMME/Tribune Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says as of Wednesday all work on the Dakota Access Pipeline south of Mandan has been halted for an indefinite time.

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:

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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:

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.