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Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Don’t Call Them a “Sheriff’s Department” Any More

Don’t Call Them a “Sheriff’s Department” Any More

Yesterday I got a press release from the Morton County Sheriff’s Office indicating that they’d like to be called an office now. Not a department. “I know the terms have been used interchangeably in the past, so I wanted to make you aware in order for you to make the appropriate reference to the office

Signs hang in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Apparent #NoDAPL Protester Found Dead in River Near Former Site of Protest Camps

Some very sad news out of Morton County today. “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a body floating near the shoreline of the mouth of the Cannonball River yesterday,” a press release from the county states. “Authorities transported the deceased male to the ND Medical Examiner’s office in Bismarck where

Video shows protesters punching at law enforcement officials and members of the North Dakota National Guard.

Video: #NoDAPL Protesters Punch Law Enforcement Officials as Another 16 Are Arrested

According to a press release from Morton County which dropped in my inbox this evening there were another 16 arrests of #NoDAPL protesters over the last day or so. The charges range from “criminal trespass, engaging in a riot, possession of marijuana, fleeing, assault on a peace officer and preventing arrest.” You can read the

#NoDAPL protesters attempted to break through a fence and police line to access a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site on January 16, 2017. Photo via Morton County

The #NoDAPL Movement Is Hurting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

For months now the Backwater Bridge just north of the Standing Rock Reservation has been closed down by law enforcement. This has been a big problem for the tribe because the bridge is the easiest way to drive to Standing Rock. Shutting it down has hurt the tribe economically. They’ve lost no small amount of

A man holds a Cuban flag after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, in the Little Havana district of Miami, Florida, U.S. November 26, 2016. REUTERS

Lawyer’s Group Suing Morton County on Behalf of #NoDAPL Protesters Mourns Death of Fidel Castro

Yesterday we got news that the National Lawyers Guild was suing North Dakota’s Morton County, along with the county Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, for allegedly using excessive police force against #NoDAPL protesters. The NLG fashions itself a “human rights” organization which defends “civil liberties.” Yet without a hint of irony, on the same day the group

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, operations chief at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site in Morton County, consults with members of the Operations Unit. Laney is sitting down. Standing, from left to right, are Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, Lt. Rich Reichenberger with the Wisconsin Highway Patrol and Cass County Detective Tonya Jahner. Special to The Forum.

Read It: #NoDAPL Lawyers File Class Action Suit Against Morton County Alleging Excessive Force

The National Lawyers Guild, a left-wing legal group, has filed a class action lawsuit against Morton County and Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier alleging the use of excessive force during a #NoDAPL riot earlier this month. The suit is behalf of protesters allegedly injured during the riot. You can read their press release here, and the complaint

A #NoDAPL protester holds a dead pig's head on a stick. Photo via Morton County

#NoDAPL Protesters Taunt Police With Dead Pig During Thanksgiving Protests

Today was a national holiday, but the #NoDAPL protesters didn’t take the day off. “Today’s multiple protest events on Thanksgiving day were no surprise to our law enforcement team,” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a press release today (read it in full below).  “The energy these paid agitators and protesters exerted to try

Police and protestors scuffle Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Share This: How You Can Give Thanks to North Dakota’s Cops This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly upon us, but while most of us are feasting with friends and family in the comfort of our homes many of the men and women of law enforcement will be stuck babysitting the violent extremists who have assembled in our state to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. But there’s a

Cass County (N.D.) Sheriff Paul Laney (left) tries to convince Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp coordinator Mekasi Camp-Horinek to remove a roadblock on Highway 1806 and move protesters out of the oil pipeline's path and back to the main camp on federal land in southern Morton County on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, as Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann of the North Dakota National Guard and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier listen. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Morton County: Officers, Officials Working #NoDAPL Protests Have Been Targeted for Harassment and Hacking

“During today’s illegal protest activities, protestors released personal information, including date of birth and home address, of a Bismarck Police Department officer,” a Morton County press release, set out yesterday evening, states. “Protestors have also publicly identified several other Bismarck Police Department officers and a Morton County Sheriff’s Deputy.” “The tactic, known as ‘doxing’ has

Two #NoDAPL protesters walk near a fire set on Turtle Hill near the Cantapeta Creek on Sunday, November 6. Photo via Morton County

More Video and Pictures of #NoDAPL Protesters Setting Fire to Hill Law Enforcement Was Standing On

Last night I wrote about yet another standoff between #NoDAPL protesters and law enforcement down along the Cantapeta Creek on Sunday, but there were actually four different protest incidents over the weekend which garnered a law enforcement response. Here’s a summary of the four incidents from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. Note that in addition to