Construction Disruption A Safety and Security Risk

The Independent Women’s Forum recently published a post which called the disruption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline a “safety and security risk.”

In reports from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, protesters have continued to forcefully and even violently engage both law enforcement and construction personnel. Not only have there been numerous violent incidents that have forced the involvement of Morton County and the North Dakota State Troopers, but now even the FBI is investigating incidents of protesters threatening the safety of overflying aircraft!

What should have been a peaceful exercise in public discourse has devolved into a state of lawlessness. The actions of these protesters should no longer be tolerated.