Morton County violated civil rights of activist: A bogus warrant and a night in jail
By Brenda Norrell
MANDAN, North Dakota -- Greg Grey Cloud, Lakota, is free after spending a night in Morton County Jail, when a misdemeanor warrant was suddenly changed to a warrant with no bond. The State of North Dakota and Morton County violated his civil rights.
Greg was charged with criminal trespass for Sept. 3 (the day that the dogs attacked the water protectors.) The bogus warrant was not issued until Sept. 15.
Greg said he was not present on Sept. 3. He turned himself in, in order to clear the matter up with the court. When he arrived, he was told there was no bond on this warrant and he was forced to spend the night in jail.
The charge is a misdemeanor.
Then, the Morton County Jail left Greg in a small, cold interview room until 4 a.m., after an interview with an attorney.
Today, the charge was dropped against Greg, but with the threat by the court that it could be refiled.
Greg spent the night in jail, where twenty-one water protectors were jailed, after being arrested on Wednesday by police who burst on the scene with shotguns and assault rifles loaded, and armored vehicles.
Native American women, children and elderly, and allies, were in prayer for the water and protection of the burial places, at a work site of Dakota Access Pipeline.
Although the media has misled the public into believing that DAPL halted worked on the pipeline, DAPL has instead continued work at an accelerated speed, ignoring an order of the court to halt.
A court order from the DC Court of Appeals issued on September 16, 2016 states that DAPL is to stop all construction in a 20 mile buffer on both sides of the Missouri River.
The State of North Dakota, and Morton County Sheriff's Office, have refused to enforce the federal court order to halt construction.
Greg is an advocate for missing and murdered women. Please share your support with him.