[Pnews] Secretive U.S. Police Fusion Center Targeted Activists and Journalists at Standing Rock

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Mon Feb 5 18:08:49 EST 2018


  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 
former police.

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 
water protectors.

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.

Muck Rock:



*Fusion Center chart incorrectly identified and arrested "leaders" at 
Standing Rock*
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 
The Intercept.

*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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