Fines for those bringing supplies to camp!

Rev. Karen Brammer, Standing Rock, part 5

The camp has been weatherizing rapidly. Sources of heat and water being secured.  Left to ourselves, I see no reason that this order to fine $1000 as a way to force evacuation, based on the safety of the camp makes any sense at all!! Make of it what you will, but my sense is that we are going to have to raise a lot of money to pay fines as deliveries continue to be made. Peacefully and Prayerfully.

This from the local paper:

Maxine Herr, spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department, said law enforcement is "being observant" of where vehicles heading down county roads near the camp are going and could potentially pull over vehicles suspected of delivering supplies to the Oceti Sakowin camp, which Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered to be evacuated on Monday. Herr said officers will warn people they could be subject to an infraction with a maximum penalty of $1,000. 

"The spirit of it is public safety," Herr said. "Its not safe for them to be down there in those conditions."

A spokesman for the governor said the key word was "potentially" and that the evacuation order was made with "no intention to block supplies going to the camp."

"The governor signed this evacuation order out of concern for the safety of those that are down there at that camp," said Jeff Zent, spokesman for Dalrymple. "(He) had no intention to create some sort of supply blockade."

Herr said there had not yet been reports of law enforcement stopping such vehicles. There are no plans for a roadblock on Highway 6, the main road to the camp, she said.

Herr indicated that prohibited supplies include "anything that goes to sustain living there," including wood, food and blankets. 

"They need to evacuate," Herr said. "The executive order is clear that it’s public safety. If they ignore it, they have to live with the consequences of potentially freezing to death."

Herr indicated the rule applies equally to individuals and businesses ferrying supplies to the camp. 
Dalrymple issued the mandatory emergency evacuation order Monday directed at the hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the Missouri River. The edict was issued as a winter storm has dumped at least a half foot of snow throughout the central part of the state.

The order is effective immediately and will remain until the governor rescinds it.

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