[Pnews] Secretive U.S. Police Fusion Center Targeted Activists and Journalists at Standing Rock
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Secretive U.S. Police Fusion Center Targeted Activists and Journalists
at Standing Rock
*Standing Rock Water Protectors Resisted and Maintained, Making it a Win*
*/By Brenda Norrell - February 3, 2018/*
*/Censored News <http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/>/*
The ACLU describes the secretive U.S government's Fusion Centers, and
the dangers of this data sharing, and targeting of individuals who have
committed no crimes, by these joint law enforcement operations.
The ACLU said the dangers include over-reaching, fear-mongering, and
including private contractors and military, in joint police operations.
This was what happened at Standing Rock when Morton County Sheriff,
TigerSwan, National Sheriffs Association, National Guard, out-of-state
police and private security worked with police in 2016 and 2017,
targeting a spiritual and prayerful movement.
This data sharing by Fusion Centers creates false intelligence, violates
privacy, and brings great harm to those targeted by these secret operations.
The North Dakota Fusion Center was a focal point of operations targeting
Standing Rock water protectors and the movement.
At least one paid FBI infiltrator was in the water protector camps and
targeted Red Fawn Fallis.
The facts about the willing and paid FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon and
his brother Chad Harmon (Federal BIA police at Standing Rock) are just
now being exposed. They are from Fort Berthold, Three Affiliated Tribes,
Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa, in North Dakota.
We know from attacks on Censored News that a large number of former Iraq
and Afghanistan US military, including special ops, were involved at
Standing Rock and targeted water protectors.
We also know from The Intercept's exposures of the North Dakota Fusion
Center, that Censored News was targeted. I was named, as journalist and
publisher of Censored News, in those targeted.
The tentacles of this massive targeting brought in former military and
Retired Bismarck, North Dakota, police working for Dakota Access
Pipeline's private security firms were photographed in the dog attack on
water protectors protecting burial places in September of 2016.
TigerSwan's role has also been exposed, revealing that increased
fear-mongering kept money flowing to the mercenaries.
TigerSwan was not licensed and operated illegally in North Dakota.
The National Sheriffs Association -- headed by the Sheriff at the end of
Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana -- played a key role in the secret
joint operation, and lobbied Congress for military gear.
Bayou Bridge Pipeline is operated and co-owned, by Energy Transfer
Partners, which also owns Dakota Access Pipeline.
The U.S. Fusion Center in North Dakota is an arm of the U. S. government.
President Obama could have stopped the Dakota Access Pipeline, and
halted the police brutality -- rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannons
in subzero temperatures, strip searches and imprisonment in dog cages of
Obama chose not to.
Resisting and maintaining through all that makes Standing Rock Water
Protectors' resistance a win for water protectors.
We send our respect to all who paid the price.
*ACLU on Fusion Centers:*
/We found that while fusion centers vary widely in what they do, but
five overarching problems with these domestic intelligence operations
put Americans' privacy and civil liberties at risk:/
1. *Ambiguous Lines of Authority.* In a multi-jurisdictional
environment it is unclear what rules apply, and which agency is
ultimately responsible for the activities of the fusion center
2. *Private Sector Participation.* Some fusion centers incorporate
private-sector corporations into the intelligence process,
potentially undermining privacy laws designed to protect the privacy
of innocent Americans, and increasing the risk of a data breach.
3. *Military Participation.*Some fusion centers include military
personnel in law enforcement activities in troubling ways.
4. *Data Mining.* Federal fusion center guidelines encourage wholesale
data collection and data manipulation processes that threaten privacy.
5. *Excessive Secrecy.* Fusion centers are characterized by excessive
secrecy, which limits public oversight, impairs their ability to
acquire essential information and impedes their ability to fulfill
their stated mission, bringing their ultimate value into doubt.
*/Continue at ACLU:/* https://www.aclu.org/other/more-about-fusion-centers
*The Intercept exposes FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon of Fort Berthold*
The Intercept exposes FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon owned the gun
allegedly fired by Red Fawn. Harmon posed as her lover and entrapped Red
National Sheriffs Association played key role, lobbied Congress for
military gear. Association head's community stood to benefit in
Louisiana from pipeline.
*Fusion Center chart incorrectly identified and arrested "leaders" at
Censored News was targeted for coverage of Standing Rock. Our article
includes the Fusion Center's false chart incorrectly identifying
'leaders' of the movement, most of whom were arrested. Chart exposed by
*Native Nations share data*
The Tohono O'odham was the first Native American Nation to participate
in data sharing with U.S. intelligence agencies. Tohono O'odham and
Blackfeet Nations now participate:
*Below: An online effort to identify those responsible for the attack
with dogs, Sept. 3, 2016.*
Article copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News
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