Jennifer (Reimer) Cook, UND School of Law Class of 2010 and Policy Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, was quoted in an article from The Guardian last week. In the article, Cook commented on the use of water cannons by law enforcement officers on unarmed activists protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. “It’s absolutely a blatant disregard for the safety and humanity of unarmed protesters,” Cook stated. “In combination with other tactics, it’s a misuse of less-than-lethal weaponry . . . It’s unjustifiable.” In light of these recent events, Cook noted the ACLU is renewing its call for the Department of Justice to investigate the use of force by law enforcement officers on protestors.
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