September 11, 2016 4:38 pm -

Amy Goodman has an arrest warrant after filming security guards attacking Native American protesters with dogs and pepper spray.

The footage was widely covered, garnering significant negative press for the Dakota Access Pipeline company. Now, an arrest warrant has been issued for Goodman, charging her with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor offense.

“This is an unacceptable violation of freedom of the press,” Goodman said in a statement posted to Democracy Now! “I was doing my job by covering pipeline guards unleashing dogs and pepper spray on Native American protesters.”


Goodman’s report shows the violent clash between security guards for the pipeline company as Native American’s protest the bulldozing of documented sacred sites. According to a court document filed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the construction site was home to more than two dozen graves, and scores of stone rings, effigies, and other artifacts.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.