to the barricades
BREAKING: Sheriff's Dept Removing North Dakota Oil Pipeline Protesters
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said it will begin “taking steps” to remove protesters from a camp site and those blocking roads. Large military style vehicles and officers in riot gear could be seen approaching the camp.
By Talal Ansari

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department announced on Thursday that it would begin removing North Dakota pipeline protesters blocking roads and others who are camping on private property.

Protesters have maintained that the land is not private and was given to Great Sioux Nation in the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1851. The land was subsequently taken back by the US government.

For the last two months, protesters have convened in North Dakota to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile-long structure that runs through four states to transfer crude oil.

Police officers in riot gear and military-style vehicles approached a camp and a road block the protesters had set up on state highway 1806 that included a human barricade which also consisted of cars and men on horses.

Hundreds of people — including many Native Americans, primarily from the Lakota and Dakota reservations, as well as their supporters and environmentalists — have launched a determined protest against the initial construction phase of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota over two months ago.

Opposition groups also contend an oil pipeline near the Mississippi, Missouri, and Big Sioux rivers runs the risk of a spill into water supplies — similar to previous North Dakota oil spills that occurred in 2014 and as recently as May 2016.

Protesters, who say the pipeline would cross over sacred lands, including burial grounds, have recently moved to a camp on private property owned by Energy Transfer Partners, the developer of the pipeline.

Some protestors, amid disagreement on the tactic, set fire to the road blocks as a large tactical line of officers and vehicles approached the camp and road block.

Authorities have entered the north camp after protesters peacefully allowed them to pass through the barricade after a tense hour-long standoff.


I still cant believe its been 2 years of 1989. It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously anticipating the new album. I remember one of my first memory’s and events was I stayed up all night and went to target. And then the next day, I drew and stayed up all night again working on a Keds contest in my driveway and danced like a idiot , and broke my phone in the process , because I had no ones help. But i got second place! And my other first memories of the 1989 era is when I wrote to Ellen , and got a ticket to be onstage with some other fans at the album release party . It was such a fun day! They all put us in a room and didn’t tell us a thing. Then we heard loud cheers and found out we were walking out right on stage in front of Taylor when she was about to preform. She was literally less than an arms length away no barricades or security. I got to hear Shake it off and Out of the Woods live for the very first time. I got to touch Ellen’s hand and Taylors at the same time. And as she was leaving the stage, I said that she did an awesome job, and she said thanks babe 💕. Then I made a Taylor blog . ( best decision like ever ) . Because I got to meet so many amazing people, I now know as my friends. And then, I got to Meet Taylor. And I actually wouldn’t be living in Vegas as we speak if I never made this blog!. And all of the adventures I would get to have with my swifite friends ! . And then she followed. And blogged a funny video i made of her dad, that made my night. From staying up all night making edits , and getting excited over my friends posts Taylor would notice, to doing 1989 art and just feeling so happy getting to be so close to someone we admire so. Then I got to win Iheart tickets and Taylor tried to find me and she was going to surprise me and my friends . Because she is such a sweetheart. And I was so happy she tried , I never expected what was to come later In Vegas. She made that night unforgettable. Even though I was really sick that day , I forgot it all when I saw her. She said she was happy she finally found me this time . I had no phone or seat this time either, but that girl can do anything . There was not even a meet and greet or loft set up that day. she literally made time for us. Thats why I love her, and thats why u should never give up. Then to all the award shows like billboard , iheart ect… and the concerts I got to go to with all my tumblr friends, and dancing the night away. To even flying thousands of miles to be there for her last u.s show on halloween. Where i got to see Taylor dance around as olaf . And Where i tried to fit a giant bell i made for my haunted costume in my suitcase. To being there for her last award show at i heart earlier this year . There have been so many great memories of this era , I cant ever begin to put in this post. It has just meant so much to me. But more than anything, Im just so grateful for all the joy and happiness she has given me especially these past two years that have been really hard. From her music to the people that would now be in my life. She didnt save my life. She just made it alot better , and made me a better version of myself and to look at things in a more positive light . So thank you Taylor for the amazing 1989 era , and the past ten years . I have your back always , I just love you. Long Live all these amazing memories …. @taylorswift

  • *classmate gets in trouble for talking when I was also talking*
  • me:who am I? Can I condemn this man to slavery pretend I do not feel his agony this innocent who bears my face who goes to judgment in my place. Who am I? Can I conceal myself forevermore pretend I'm not the man I was before and must my name until I die be no more than an alibi. Must I lie? How can I ever face my fellow men? How can I ever face myself again?

An armed man barricades himself in a motel, takes out his gun and shoots at the cops. 

It wasn’t a maybe or we thought he had a gun, this was 100% him shooting at them, but AMAZINGLY with this guy they were able to handle the situation without killing him.

Authorities said they responded to a call of a despondent man at the Hyland Motel in the 700 block of South Brea Boulevard at about 3 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said the man fired at them through the door.

After being barricaded for several hours with SWAT outside the motel, the man was eventually shot with bean bags and tackled by SWAT.

And once again white privilege prevails. #Hate it!