Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 17/07/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22791
The tackling, arrest and imprisonment of female protester Red Fawn Fallis near a Dakota Pipeline construction site is another example of corporate and government abuse of power. When it comes to women dissenters, particularly of black or indigenous dissent, US authorities have a significant history of intimidation and punishment.
What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political dissenters who go up against Big Government/Corporate power. After she was viciously tackled by several police officers (caught on video), she was brought up on serious charges of harming those who harmed her. Fallis, after months of intense corporate/military surveillance and handy informant reports, was targeted as a coordinator and a leader, a symbol and an inspiration. For daring to make a stand for her people against the encroaching poison and destruction brought by the Dakota Access gas pipeline, she became a political prisoner.