• WoodCook

    Six people were bitten by the security dogs, some of which were let loose on the crowd, including one woman, one child, one pipeline contractor (oops!) as well as one horse with multiple bite injuries and the injury to two of the dogs themselves. There are numerous videos online (here’s one: http://www.attn.com/stories/11172/memes-contextualize-standing-rock-protests) showing just part of the melee that ensued.

    There’s another video showing a protester attacked by a contractor when he blocked the path of the equipment, and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now shows footage of the intimidation as well. The dogs were hired from Foster Kennels in Ohio and their colleagues, with the handlers taking obvious malicious glee in mauling the people protesting.

    Over 4,000 people from across the country have packed up and traveled to the camp in solidarity, both Native American and other concerned citizens. This is what the new terrorism looks like; corporate goonies with attack dogs, harkening back to the days of the railroad barons (not uncoincidentally the last time the U.S. faced such economic inequality as we do today.)