Last Child’s Camp – False Arrests & Wrongful Evictions

     On February 1, 2017, seventy six Water Protectors were arrested on charges of:

     On  February 17, 2017, a judge dismissed criminal trespass charges against three pipeline protesters, citing that at least one of the following two elements are required in order to prove (prosecute) a criminal trespass:

  • The land must be posted (i.e. with a sign).

  • The [alleged trespasser] must be asked by an authorized person to leave. [2]

     Besides the fact that even the State of North Dakota recognizes that the land where Last Child’s Camp was located is “unceded Indian territory” [3], neither of the aforementioned requirements for proving a criminal trespass were met.

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Related Articles:

2-1-2017: Washington Times, “Authorities arrest 76 Dakota Access pipeline protesters for camping on private property; arrests now total to 696” by Valerie Richardson

2-2-2017: HPR, “Dozens Arrested at Last Child’s Camp” by C.S. Hagen

      Water Protectors at Last Child’s Camp were wrongfully evicted by North Dakota state & local law enforcement officials.  Photo & footage by John Wathen:

Video #1:

     Last Child Camp Cleared, yellow helicopter owned by DOUBLE M HELICOPTERS INC flies overhead:

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More Related Articles:

2-5-2017: Los Angeles Times, “Journalist faces charges after arrest while covering Dakota Access pipeline protest” by Sandy Tolan

2-6-2017: Jezebel, “Journalist Charged With Criminal Trespass and Rioting While Covering Latest North Dakota Pipeline Arrests” by Anna Merlan

3-31-2017: “Chase Iron Eyes Pleads Not Guilty to Inciting a Riot & Trespassing; Faces Five Years if Convicted” by Levi Rickert

11-3-2017: Bismarck Tribune, “Iron Eyes Case Digs Deep” by Tom Stromme



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[1]“ ”, CHAPTER 12.1-22 ROBBERY – BREAKING AND ENTERING OFFENSES. 12.1-22-03. Criminal trespass – Noncriminal offense on posted property:

 [2]: Bismarck Tribune, “Judge dismisses trespass cases midway through trial” by CAROLINE GRUESKIN Feb 17, 2017:
[3]: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government, “Lesson 4: Alliances And Conflicts – Topic 2: Sitting Bull’s People – SECTION 3: THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 & 1868”:


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