ND Approves $7M More to Police #NoDAPL & Threatens to Fine People Bringing Supplies to Camp

HeadlineDec 01, 2016

On Wednesday, the North Dakota Emergency Commission approved an additional $7 million of funding to police the ongoing resistance movement—bringing the total price tag of the policing to $17 million. This comes one day after North Dakota officials moved to block new supplies from reaching the water protectors by announcing police will begin stopping people they believe are headed to the camps and fine them $1,000 if they are found with supplies. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has said, however, that police will not be arresting people in the coming days as the Army Corps of Engineers closes access to the main resistance camps on December 5. Meanwhile, Deia Schlosberg, a filmmaker who faced 45 years in prison for filming a separate pipeline protest in North Dakota, has announced on social media that the prosecution against her has been suspended.

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