Internal TigerSwan Situation Report 2017-02-12
Jun. 21 2017 — 3:08p.m.
DAPL SITREP 153 February 12, 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 “Veterans Respond” (VR) continues to use social media to highlight their exact contributions to Standing Rock resistance. While most other protestor groups have maintained a low social media profile, VR members have injected themselves into every facet of camp operations. David LittleWind, BIA’s local representative to SRST, has been targeted on Social Media by VR. Footage of the BIA/ATF visit to Camp 4 was provided to local media, to facilitate anti-BIA messages. It is assessed that a group within VR is editing footage and producing anti-DAPL propaganda. A purge of Two-Spirit Camp (TSC) members (LGBT) is in process. TSC members are viewed to be acting as divisive agents, acting in violation to camp rules regarding drug use, and fostering a festival environment in the new southern camps (Camp 7 and 8). Presence of TSC residents has almost exclusively moved to Prairie Knights Casino. The Details A. NORTH DAKOTA FUSION CENTER ii. Intel Update a. “Veterans Respond” began infrastructure improvement, logistics support, targeted media, and defense planning in vicinity of Camp’s 4 and 7. VR also made a point to diminish the group “Veterans Stand”, which they see as a defunct fraudulent organization, led by Ed Higgins. Conversely, Ed Higgins posted on Social Media that his personal organization “Activate Now” will be gathering individuals to go to Standing Rock. Activate Now is assessed to be the same core organization as Veterans Stand, and is rebranded as a media organization asking for donations. Veterans Response members spent part of the last 24 hours doing interviews with media, such as “The Guardian” and alt media groups, to promote their effort. b. The new southern camps are assessed to be more controlled and organized, setting rules against current music festival activity. Modelled after traditional native camps, there is no tolerance for individuals who are only there for free food and availability of drugs. Protestors who remain in these camps will most likely be motivated to resist encroachment by BIA and possibly conduct direct actions. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 1
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS iii. Past 24 Hours a. The ice on the Missouri river has significantly melted. Average thickness of ice is unknown, but is visibly thin in some areas, and pools of water can be seen. This will limit protester movement until another cold front hits and ice thickens again. Above freezing temperatures are expected to continue for the next nine days. b. Matthew Crane, one of the founders of “Veterans Respond”, was arrested by Morton County Sheriff’s Department on 02/10/2016 for driving under suspension, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Crane is the third VR member to be arrested on drug-related charges in the past 48 hours. c. Camp 8, located southeast of Camp 4, has expanded. ISR confirms tents located around the original yurt set in the center of Camp 8. A significant number of supplies have been staged at this newly expanded camp. iv. Next 24 Hours a. Confirm measurements and signatures using aerial FLIR platform, which will provide further information regarding numbers and capability in camps. b. Assist Federal Law Enforcement with identifying locations on Camp 4, pertinent to their criminal activity investigations. B. IOWA SECURITY ADVISORY ii. iii. iv. TigerSwan Intel Update a. Bold Iowa Protesters have a statewide direct action planned for 22 February, 2017. • https://www.facebook.com/events/1819524311647044/ Past 24 Hours a. Nothing significant to report. Next 24 Hours a. Assess the Cambridge Pump Station and valve sites as needed. Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 2
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS C. ILLINOIS FUSION CENTER ii. Intel Update a. Illinois activists are posting the following: • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1xgl8UTisQcjRxRmxjSHhva28/view • https://www.facebook.com/NoDAPLSolidarity/photos/a.6783726823 36607.1073741828.676956982478177/732014506972424/?type=3&t heater iii. Past 24 Hours a. Conducted intelligence analyst of multiple activist groups in Chicago, consolidating efforts in preparation in future events. iv. Next 24 Hours a. Conduct pipeline infrastructure security inspections. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 3