Internal TigerSwan Situation Report 2017-02-05
Jun. 21 2017 — 3:10p.m.
DAPL SITREP 146 February 5, 2017 John Porter Chief Security Officer INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE. DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS The Highlights DAPL operations continued without disruption. Bureau of Indian Affairs arrested 3 people at Camp 4. The arrest was ?lmed and will certainly be used to propagate anti- LE sentiment. Following actions, some protest leaders have either recommended to leave, or already physically left the area, most notably Chase Iron Eyes who departed via Bismarck Airport on 05 FEB 2017. Resulting leadership vacuums are being filled and changes to resistance strategies are expected to emerge. Protestors continue to further reinforce defensive measures in anticipation of LE eviction. The Details 1. NORTH DAKOTA FUSION CENTER Intel Update TigerSwan a. Chase Iron Eyes, considered one of the most radical members of the protestor movement, has left the Bismarck, ND, area via commercial air this morning. His destination is unknown. b. The leadership vacuum is assessed to be filled by-- and Julia Kurylowicz, both of whom gathered various followers since the 01 FEB 2017 actions. Shiye Bidzil has also increased the number of his camp followers, adding two more drone operators to his group. Notably, these individuals have not allowed themselves to be taken into custody and are assessed to change the way future actions will be conducted. Certain key protestors, with large followings on Social Media, have left the area to avoid being arrested. This is most likely because after the last direct- action, protestors no longer see mass non-violent action as profitable to the cause or the individual. As the diminishing numbers of protestors become apparent, protestors will become a commodity and will not be wasted on actions that do not deliver a high political pay-Off. Past 24 Hours Increased LE viper team presence patrols, coupled with the BIA arrests at Camp 4 have exacerbated protester anxiety over imminent LE raid. Resulting tension has continued to deteriorate already strained relationships between natives and non-natives. Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 1
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS a. 15 masked protesters harassed a female attendant at Cenex’s gas station in Mandan, causing the community to organize civilian volunteer patrols in response. b. Law Enforcement is investigating a purchase of two night-vision capable rifle scopes, involving two male protestors, at a local business in Bismarck. c. The assault of a uniformed NG soldier in front of his home in Bismarck is potentially linked to a DAPL protestor. It is assessed that these types of actions, which have increased over the past 48 hours, may correlate the desire to attack “soft targets”. iv. Next 24 Hours a. Social Media postings indicate a planned “Prayer Walk” this afternoon, at approximately 3pm CST. These types of actions have led to arrests in the past. b. Continue developing base defense plans in coordination with LE and NG leadership. 2. IOWA SECURITY ADVISORY ii. Intel Update Former “Mississippi Stand” members are heavily sharing videos calling for protesters to return to Standing Rock. The only former member who has confirmed returning on Social Media is , who has set up her personal GoFundMe: • https://www.gofundme.com/ iii. Past 24 Hours a. Continued to proceed with ETP legal team’s requests. iv. Next 24 Hours a. Continue to proceed with ETP legal team’s requests. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 2
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS 3. ILLINOIS FUSION CENTER ii. Intel Update a. Activist groups in Chicago are converging efforts and in doing so are developing a more robust presence at demonstrations/protests. The commonality is disdain for current administration and appears to see the anti-pipeline effort as a credible vehicle to reach larger audiences. Pipeline construction and fracking operations will be focal points for activists. • http://chicagoist.com/2017/02/03/you_can_still_rally_in_chicago_agai.p hp b. Kelly Hayes, who has shown an ability to bring sophistication to protestor efforts, has recently emerged as a key local protest leader. Due to her increased presence, publicly and on social media, protest efforts have become better organized and yielded higher attendance. • http://www.truth-out.org/author/itemlist/user/50459 c. A noticeable trend in Illinois based Social Media groups, has been the increase of anarchist overtones, supporting "targeted vandalism". A five-year-old “how-to” guide for vandalism is currently being circulated in Illinois Social Media protestor circles. • http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/02/why-all-thesmashy-smashy-a-beginners-guide-to-targeted-property-destructione iii. Past 24 Hours a. Attended and documented Chicago protest. iv. Next 24 Hours a. Process and compile information collected at Chicago protest into a comprehensive summary. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 3