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REVEALED: Counterterrorism contractor compared Standing Rock protesters to jihadists and infiltrated camps

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Protesters block a highway during a protest in Mandan against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

According to documents acquired and released by The Intercept, a security firm that contracts with the military gathered information on anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and delivered that information to Energy Transfer Partners, the company building and funding the controversial pipeline.

TigerSwan, the “shadowy international mercenary and security firm” contracted by ETP used “military-style counterterrorism measures” to gather information on DAPL protesters, and the information they acquired may have led to the defeat of the protesters’ efforts.

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The “No DAPL” movement, according to TigerSwan documents released by The Intercept, “generally followed the jihadist insurgency model while active”.

“While we can expect to see the continued spread of the anti-DAPL diaspora … aggressive intelligence preparation of the battlefield and active coordination between intelligence and security elements are now a proven method of defeating pipeline insurgencies,” the TigerSwan reports revealed.

According to The Intercept‘s Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, and Alice Speri, TigerSwan had operatives North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Texas.

The reports “also provide extensive evidence of aerial surveillance and radio eavesdropping, as well as infiltration of camps and activist circles”.

Public records obtained via FOIA requests by The Intercept also reveal that government agents monitored social media for information on the protest movement and “shared intelligence” among agencies.

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Read the entire report on TigerSwan’s “counterterrorism” intel on the #NoDAPL movement via The Intercept.


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Trump supporter arrested for child abuse after striking 12-year-old girl with a flagpole: report

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A Florida man was arrested this week after he was caught on video assaulting a 12-year-old girl with a flag pole, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Norbert Eugene Logsdon Jr. was charged Wednesday with abuse of a child without great bodily harm. He was subsequently released in bail.

The incident was captured on video by the child's mother and was posted to Facebook. She and her daughter were driving past a sidewalk pro-Trump demonstration when the mother yelled something antagonistic to the Trump supporters. That's when Logsdon shoved the flagpole through the open right-front passenger window.

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Medical expert doubts Trump’s claim every American will have a COVID vaccine by April: ‘I don’t see how that’s possible’

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Speaking on CNN this Friday, professor of tropical medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez, pushed back on President Trump's claim that every American will have access to a coronavirus vaccine by April.

According to Hotez, there's "just too many unknowns right now" for Trump or any other administration official "to make such a statement.

Even if the vaccines currently in development work, "we don't have the details on the distribution," he added.

"There's going to be a lot of unknown questions," he continued. "We have to really take it in stages."

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Shocking emails document Trump administration’s scheme to muzzle the CDC — and misinform Americans

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Emails obtained by The New York Times detail how Trump administration political appointees sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control during the coronavirus pandemic.

"On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services, composed a scathing two-page critique of an interview given by a revered scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," the newspaper reported. "Dr. Anne Schuchat, a 32-year veteran of the C.D.C. and its principal deputy director, had appealed to Americans to wear masks and warned, 'We have way too much virus across the country.' But Dr. Alexander, a part-time assistant professor of health research methods, appeared sure he understood the coronavirus better."

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