Punishing Free Speech
In the spirit of #Occupy, young warriors from as far as Cherokee Nation, Navajo Nation, New York City and New Orleans merged with the spirit of the descendants of Crazy Horse to defy the mechanized aggression of the petrostate. Met with militarized police, they've suffered concussions and loss of limb, and now they will have their day in court.
Represented by the National Lawyers Guild, they have filed a class-action suit, claiming they were the victims of excessive force by police. As Alleen Brown reports, "It argues that the tactics were retaliatory, punishing those involved for exercising free speech rights."