The aggressive use of non-lethal weapons against unarmed, peacefully protesting water protectors and journalists has been well documented by the media at standing rock. Journalists and filmmakers were on hand for the eviction and report that they had been informed by police they would be allowed to film events from Highway 1806. These promises were apparently not kept as journalists and filmmakers were arrested exercising their rights guaranteed by the first amendment. North Dakota law enforcement cannot unilaterally rewrite the rules of American democracy and those protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution either through the attempted use of restrictive credentialing systems or aggressive arrest procedure. A free press is absolutely critical to maintaining a free society and we urge you to speak on behalf of Jahnny Lee.
In addition to sending the email message below, call and fax Governor Doug Burgum
TEL (701) 328-2200
FAX (701) 328-2205