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Militarized Police beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time and tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing. Spirit Riders were shot multiple times with rubber bullets from helicopters flying 15 feet over their heads. One 15 yr. old Spirit Rider’s horse killed, shot out from under him. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. Tipi’s and tents torn down, clothing and household items seized. Spiritual items lost or stolen; a ceremonial drum appropriated and impounded. Over 400 arrests of peaceful, unarmed people worshiping in prayer circles and sweat lodges with no charges filed and no access to legal counsel; Medics were barred from assisting the wounded and arrested, their medical equipment seized. Journalists taken into custody, their cameras and equipment confiscated. Media blackouts, surveillance devises blocking transmission and reception signals. Protectors were required to remove all of their clothing, bend over or squat, and cough. Searches took place in bathrooms or cells in front of male and female guards then arrestee’s were stuffed into dog kennels, numbers written on forearms keeping Nazi tradition alive. Jailers forced arrestee’s to give DNA samples violating their privacy and constitutional rights. Serious medical conditions like diabetes and severe anxiety went untreated. Guard’s refused to allow phone calls to attorney’s, denied access to the restroom, food, water or blankets which left people hungry, thirsty and without clothing to sleep on frigid concrete floors.
Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier is the official who sets the tone for police actions in Morton County North Dakota. He alone determines how prisoners are treated. He holds the authority to enforce humane treatment or encourage cruelty designed to instill fear, humiliation, embarrassment and shame. AND “shame is the ultimate weapon” utilized by the narcissist in a pitiful attempt to gain control and break the spirit of his victims.
UPDATE 11-2-16 ~ Morton County dumped 4 truckloads of Eagle Feathers, Headdresses, Regalia, Sacred Ceremonial Pipes and personal items on the ground.
Learn why EAGLE FEATHERS ARE SACRED
THE SPIRIT RIDER In the first 15 seconds of the video you can see a spirit rider holding the line, keeping distance between water protectors and police. You will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range. The next couple minutes are the commotion afterwards. There was no reason to shoot this brave water protector and his horse, as they were not threatening MCSD or military in any way. See below for screenshots taken from the video.
DAPL will do anything possible including the threat of death and violence to get this pipeline through. DO NOT LET MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE TO YOU. Protectors are facing the threat of death simply for protecting water and preserving history.
….. Let’s get to know some of the weapons you’re hearing about being used by Morton County Police, DAPL Security and Militarized Law Enforcement. These (un)peace officers “allegedly” possess “non-lethal” weapons which have been brought to Sacred Land and utilized against unarmed Water Protectors. Not all of these armaments were imported, but you should know about them, what they are and how they’re used.
AR-15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE MILITARY-STYLE WEAPON is a selective fire rifle with the ability to switch from semi-automatic and fully automatic fire. The AR-15 rifle is a gas powered, semi-automatic rifles which means that one press of the trigger results in one round being fired. The “AR” in AR-15 does not stand for Assault rifle, it stands for “ArmaLite Rifle” after the firm that designed the weapon in the 1950s. A single bullet from a handgun is not likely to be as deadly as one from an AR-15. The bullet from a handgun is slow compared to that from an AR-15. The bullet from an AR-15 does an entirely different kind of violence to the human body. It’s relatively small, but it leaves the muzzle at three times the speed of a handgun bullet. It has so much energy that it can disintegrate three inches of leg bone. These high-velocity bullets can damage flesh inches away from their path, either because they fragment or because they cause something called cavitation, like when you trail your fingers through water, the water ripples and curls. When a high-velocity bullet pierces the body, human tissues ripples as well, but much more violently. The bullet from an AR-15 might miss the femoral artery in the leg, but cavitation may burst the artery anyway, causing death by blood loss.
AGENT PROVOCATEUR aka OUTSIDE AGITATOR’s are persons who commits, or who acts to entice others to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act by encouraging people to break the law so they can be arrested. AGENT PROVOCATEUR.aka OUTSIDE AGITATOR’s help to organizes and persuade people to join a protest or political activity and stir up confrontation and urge others to protest or rebel stirring up controversy in order to upset the status quo and further a political, social, or other cause when in fact they actually work for the other side. The “outside agitator” is a reeking of good old boy vigilantism, the commingling of race-baiting and red-baiting
BATON – STRAIGHT STICK BATON is a modern day impact weapon popular with law enforcement departments. A stick of less than arms-length. A baton may be used to strike, jab, block, and aid in the application of arm locks.
BATON – EXTENDABLE BATON smaller, easier to carry and deploy than the straight stick baton, this extendable baton is a working tool for many law enforcement officers. Officers who are trained to carry these tools, must initially be certified, but are seldom retrained often enough, other than the periodic recertification classes required to carry this tool/weapon.
BEAN BAG rounds can severely injure or kill in a wide variety of ways. They have caused at least one death a year since their introduction. A round can hit the chest, break the ribs and send the broken ribs into the heart. A shot to the head can break the nose, crush the larynx or even break the neck or skull of the subject. A strike in the abdominal area can cause internal bleeding or strike the solar plexus which can disrupt breathing or heartbeat. Loaded into 2-gauge shotguns. Designed to incapacitate the target and leave large welts but not penetrate the skin.
CONCUSSION GRENADE or FLASH BANG emits an intensely loud “bang” of 170–180 decibels and a blinding flash of more than one million candela within five feet of initiation, sufficient to cause immediate flash blindness, deafness, tinnitus, and inner ear disturbance. Exposed persons experience disorientation, confusion and loss of coordination and balance. While these effects are all intended to be temporary, there is risk of permanent injury.
CONCUSSION RIFLE is very good at disorienting as the blast sends the target into the air, and the flash momentarily blinds them. Due to the concussion rifle’s ability to send enemies flying into the air, fired a concussive blast at a range of up to less than 100 ft. creating an explosion about 13 ft in diameter, with enough force to send an average human flying a short distance. It also possessed a secondary firing mode, the blast from which was less devastating in terms of radius, but had a greater impact on the target
CONCUSSION WEAPONS cause the bulk of their damage through sheer physical force by creating an explosive blast 4 meters in diameter, damaging the primary target and any who are standing in close proxcimity. The shock wave is strong enough to knock people off their feet.
ELECTRIC BULLETS are metal or rubber bullets which release an electrical charge when they hit a target, much like a Taser or other shock weapon.
ELECTRIC SHOCK PRODS are larger baton-style prods similar in basic design to an electric cattle prod. It has a metal end split into two parts electrically insulated from each other, or two thin projecting metal electrodes about 1 in apart.
FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM is a computer application capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. One of the ways to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database. Facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.
FLASH GRENADE, FLASHBANG or SOUND BOMB allegedly non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient a person’s senses. Designed to produce a blinding flash of light and an intensely loud “bang” of greater than 180 decibels. The flash produced momentarily activates all photoreceptor cells in the eye, making vision impossible for approximately five seconds, until the eye restores itself to its normal, unstimulated state. An afterimage will also be visible for a considerable time, impairing the victim’s ability to aim with precision. The loud blast is meant to cause temporary loss of hearing, and also disturbs the fluid in the ear, causing loss of balance. The concussive blast of the detonation can still injure, and the heat created can ignite flammable materials such as fuel. The fires that occurred during the Iranian Embassy siege in London were caused by stun grenades. On detonation it created a blinding flash equivalent to 300,000 candlepower, activating all of the light-sensitive cells in the eye, and making vision impossible for approximately five seconds. The grenade itself remains intact upon detonation; it is cylindrical, with the light and noise being emitted through holes down the sides, so there is no shrapnel. One problem of the G60 was the danger of the flash setting fire to flammable objects nearby, but this was considered acceptable given its tactical benefits and capabilities.
HAN-BALL™ CS GRENADE is an outdoor use grenade expelling its payload in approximately 15-20 seconds. The rubber ball round has an over all size of 4.8 in. tall, including the fuze head, and 3.1 in. diameter. This launchable grenade holds approximately 1.6 oz. of active agent which is expelled through three ports around the equator of the ball. Due the intense heat generated by this grenade, it should not be used inside a building or near flammable material”
LRAD ~ LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC DEVICE Electronic harassment is the use of electromagnetic emitting dangerously loud, high-pitched frequency waves to harass victims causing intense pain, migraines, and lasting hearing damage. Psychologists have identified evidence of auditory hallucinations, delusional disorders or other mental illnesses in online communities supporting those who claim to be targeted.
LIGHT POLUTION / LIGHT TRESPASS / GLARE LIGHTING is excessive, obtrusive artificial light causing adverse health effects by disrupting the eyes as any night vision built up in the eye rod cells is what is used to see in the dark. Light pollution shuts down night vision capabilities causing temporarily (up to 40 minutes) night blindness impacting us directly with adverse health effects i.e. pain induced by overly bright sources, the sensation of annoyance, discomforting and disabling. Light pollution also affects ecosystems and wastes energy.
M4’S snipers with silenced rifles, armored vehicles equipped with sound cannons, pepper spray, and tazers for unarmed women, children, elders, and men protecting that which gives us all life.
CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE GRENADE CS TEAR GAS CANISTER Designed specifically for outdoor use in crowd control situations, the Riot Control Grenade is a high volume continuous burn canister expelling its payload in approximately 30 – 40 seconds.” The device should be deployed utilizing wind advantage and should not be deployed onto rooftops, in crawl spaces, or indoors due to its fire-producing capability. Hand thrown or launch use only. Launching of grenades will provide deploying officers additional stand-off distances.
PLASTIC BULLETS used by police for riot control. Also used for target practice. Allegedly are a less-lethal projectile fired from a specialized gun. Although designed as a non-lethal weapon, they have caused a number of deaths.
PORTABLE CELL TOWERS mobile cellular site providing temporary network and wireless coverage to locations where cellular coverage is minimal or compromised. Cellular tower equipment and mobile wireless communication machinery include cellular antenna and electronic radio transceiver devices. Customizable Military-Spec portable tower solutions support emergency response, temporary and long-term communications and surveillance.
REINFORCED ASSAULT GLOVES thick piece of carbon fiber over the knuckles, used in live-action combat for active military members, as well as on-duty police officers to a break-in to a window or anything involving glass. The properties of a carbon fiber part are close to that of steel and the weight is close to that of plastic. Thus the strength to weight ratio (as well as stiffness to weight ratio) of a carbon fiber part is much higher than either steel or plastic. As a comparison, steel has a tensile modulus of about 29 million psi (200 million kPa). Thus, the strongest carbon fibers are ten times stronger than steel and eight times that of aluminum, not to mention much lighter than both materials, 5 and 1.5 times, respectively.
RUBBER BULLETS allegedly won’t penetrate the skin, but will leave nasty welts that will require medical attention. Rubber bullets constructed of rubber or rubber-coated projectiles which can be fired from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns meant to cause severe pain and when fired directly at people from close range results has resulted death with many more badly injured.
SOUND CANNONS LONG-RANGE ACOUSTIC DEVICES are extremely high-power sound waves can disrupt or destroy the eardrums of a target and cause severe pain or disorientation. This is usually sufficient to incapacitate a person. Less powerful sound waves can cause humans to experience nausea or discomfort and to injure, incapacitate, or kill an opponent.
STING BALL 9590 GRENADE Same as the sting ball canister above, but in grenade form. Think of the Pineapple-looking spheroids from World War II newsreels and films they’re normally talking about something called a “fragmentation grenade,” which detonates either when it hits something or after a specified amount of time. These grenades fire out lethal munitions made of metal or wire; they’re designed to kill. Sting-ball grenades — much like the sting-ball canisters above — are basically the same thing, but send out hard rubber instead.
STING BALLS this type of destructive device is not only a firearm but is also an explosive. A sting ball canister alongside the sting balls loaded inside of it by the manufacturer. Much like tear gas canisters, these are also shot out of a riot gun, some release tear gas upon impact along with rubber balls the size of large peas.
STINGER GRENADE is most widely used as a crowd management tool by Law Enforcement and Corrections in indoor and outdoor operations. As a pain compliance, distraction and disorientation device for crowd management, it may be hand thrown or launched in the general direction of the crowd. Can also be deployed for ground bursts or aerial bursts. IMPROPER USE OF THE STINGER GRENADE CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY
STUN GRENADES several injuries and deaths have been officially attributed to their use.
STUN GUN are designed to cause pain through the use of high-voltage electricity pulsing between two metal prongs located at the end of the device. Touching the target with the electrified prongs sends electronic current at the point of contact, causing the target to jerk away. Because stun guns require the owner to physically touch someone with the device, they are considered close-proximity weapons.
TACTICAL FOLDER is a folding knife built for action and built to abuse. Most modern “Tactical” knives use a spring metal clip which is mounted directly onto the handle. A single thick blade sometimes featuring aggressive serrations and grips made to fit the hand. The most popular lock type is the liner lock. When folded inside the handle, the blade is surrounded on each side by a metal “liner.” As the blade reaches its open position, one of the liners acts like a leaf spring and jumps into the space in the middle of the handle, holding the blade open until the user pushes it back into place, allowing the blade to fold.
TASER use electricity to disrupt muscle control, but instead of delivering electricity through metal prongs, Tasers shoot two (or more) metal probe darts at the person. The darts, which are connected to the Taser device by wires, attach themselves to the target and send electronic current throughout the target’s body. This causes the person’s muscles to seize up, completely immobilizing him. When fired, Tasers also disperse “confetti”, which contain the Taser’s serial number. Tasers have a range of up to 15 feet, and most models can also be used in close-proximity, as can a typical stun gun. Taser’s shooting out metal darts could cause the heart to stop if they landed on either side of the chest causing the current to pass directly across the heart. The United Nations Committee against Torture reports that the use of Tasers can be a form of torture, due to the acute pain they cause, and warns against the possibility of death in some cases
THERMOGRAPHIC CAMERA (also called an infrared camera or thermal imaging camera) is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. Instead of the 400–700 nanometre range of the visible light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths
THUNDER GENERATOR produces shock waves that result in a loud sonic boom and extreme air pressure, which can be heard and felt by people up to 100 meters away. The Thunder Generator device is a cannon which fires shock waves passing through people and objects. Although the shock waves are allegedly harmless, they give people the impression of standing in front of a firing squad. Maintaining a safe firing distance is important since standing within 30 ft. of the cannon, the shock wave could inflict permanent damage or even kill. The device is intended for longer distances. The company has proposed a multi-barrel design and synchronized networks of multiple cannons to simulate a battlefield experience. The cannons can also be mounted on vehicles and operated via remote control. Plus, by using a curved barrel design, the cannon could produce shock waves at 90-degree angles to bend around walls or other obstacles.
TRIPLE CHASER SEPARATING CANISTER PYROTECHNIC GRENADE DT102 The Triple-Chaser® CS consists of three separate canisters pressed together with separating charges between each. When deployed, the canisters separate and land approximately 20 feet apart allowing increased area coverage in a short period of time. This grenade can be hand thrown or launched from a fired delivery system.” It has an approximate burn time of 20-30 seconds.
VORTEX RING GUN is an experimental non-lethal weapon for crowd control using high-energy vortex rings of gas to knock down people or spray them with marking ink or other chemicals. Typically using acetylene-air or hydrogen–oxygen explosions to create and propel the vortices.
WAX BULLETS can penetrate the skin at close range or if they strike a sensitive body part.
WIRELESS LONG-RANGE ELECTRIC SHOCK WEAPON wireless electro-shock projectile called XREP(eXtended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile), which can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun. It contains a small high-voltage battery. Its range is 98 ft.
60 CAL. STINGER 37MM BLACK POWDER RUBBER BALL The 60-Cal Stinger is generally deployed in low trajectories or skip fired in the general direction (non-target specific) of the intended targets. Apparently these things can be problematic if the “operator” sets them off at too low a trajectory. It is necessary to keep the trajectory low so the projectile spread will not engage the subject above the breast line.
62-SERIES 59MM GRENADE CS Tear gas canisters, but instead of being launched out of a riot gun, these are thrown like a grenade. CS somehow stands for orthochlorobenzylidene malononitrile. Among the effects (apparently animals were harmed in the testing of this equipment): “examination of rabbits exposed to CS revealed an increase in number of goblet cells in the respiratory tract. More: “experiments in dogs showed that the animals dying as a result of exposure to very high concentrations died from obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.” In humans: “The first symptom is a burning sensation in the throat, developing into pain and extending to the trachea and bronchi. At a later stage a sensation of suffocation may occur, often accompanied by fear.”
7290M MINI FLASH BANG like a grenade, but emitting a bright light (“flash”) and a loud noise (“bang”) instead of something more obviously dangerous. What should I know about them? From the Combined Systems site: “Flash-Bangs are used by special tactical units during hostage rescue and high-risk warrants. It is an ATF controlled Class-C explosive device emiting a bright light and thunderous noise to distract potentially dangerous individuals.” These may sound relatively harmless (pretty close to being actual smoke and mirrors), but they can cause serious harm. Atlanta News: “‘Baby Boo Boo’ spent weeks in a burn unit after a SWAT team’s flash grenade exploded near his face.”
Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe Follow @OurVoicesEcho
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