Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein to Face Criminal Charges

On Tuesday, Green Party candidate Jill Stein participated in a protest in North Dakota at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project. Apparently, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is trying to stop construction on what they say is sacred land.

Stein vandalized a bulldozer on the construction site by writing, “I approve this message” in red spray paint on the blade.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier told the Bismarck Tribune that his office is “working up the information through the state’s attorney’s office to pursue charges” against Stein. She will face charges of trespassing and vandalism. It has not been announced whether the charges will be a felony or a misdemeanor.

Three security guards were injured on Saturday when 300 protesters stormed the area. On Tuesday, when Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein was participating in the protest, things got even more out of control leading police to determine the environment was not safe.

About 25 law enforcement officers responded to the protest site, where no Dakota Access Pipeline workers were working. Kirchmeier said officers saw some protesters on horses, masks and some carrying hatchets and wearing goggles.

Law enforcement officers were “pulled back from the area because it was determined that, at that point, it was unsafe for them to go into the situation,” Kirchmeier said

“At this point … I don’t believe that we need to go in there and have physical altercations with the protesters,” he said.

In a Facebook post, Stein seemingly made the statement that her criminality is okay while at the same time accusing the Dakota Access Pipeline of criminality that isn’t. She shared the video below with this statement.

The state of North Dakota may charge me with vandalism for painting a bulldozer. Will they charge the oil company that bulldozed the sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux?

Just what we need, another presidential candidate absolving herself from breaking the law.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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