On Nov. 2, 2016 - Katie and I participated in a non violent, direct action protest with the goal to help First Nation People and their allies protect (what is known as) Turtle Island - a sacred burial site - at Standing Rock. While peacefully and prayerfully protecting the sacred burial site, water protectors were shot with pepper spray and bean bag bullets (by Ohio Troopers). Instead of being able to peacefully gather and worship protectors were arrested and thrown in jail. Some were even ripped out of prayer circles, stripped down to their undies and thrown in dog kennels before being rushed away to Morton County jail.
Because Kasich is not disclosing the incident reports - I decided to provide the press with video evidence showing Ohio State Troopers violently clashing with peaceful water protectors. I do this not out of disrespect to our men and women in blue - but for the sake of freedom, truth, transparency and justice - I feel it is my duty as a citizen to provide the press/public with this evidence so our leaders know that they cannot use our police officers as soldiers to break treaties and protect the profit margins of private corporations.
Thank you to Carrie Blackmore Smith for this wonderful article. Thank you for holding the highest standards of journalistic integrity and for keeping pressure on our elected "leaders."
Democracy dies in darkness.
Read the article here (my video is on top) - http://www.cincinnati.com/…/kasich-sent-ohio-troo…/99487224/
In my personal opinion. Kasich sent our troopers to ND because he knows he sold out all of Ohio's protected land and water to gas and oil exploitation. Standing Rock is coming to Wayne National Forest - and he wants to be ready.