Red Fawn Fallis must now be wondering if it was all worth it. The 37-year-old Denver native went to North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. She now faces 20 years in prison for the crime of attempted murder. Her alleged target: a law enforcement officer, according to Fox News.
Fallis had been arrested twice in September for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Things escalated last Thursday when she brought a .38 to the protest and fired three shots, “one of which narrowly missed” a police officer, the news site reports. Additional charges to go along with the attempted murder include possession of marijuana, preventing arrest, and carry of a concealed handgun. Given the high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed black men, Fallis is lucky cops didn’t return fire.
The Washington Post reports that the Dakota Access Pipeline promises “to carry 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Dakotas to Illinois.” The Standing Rock Sioux, other tribal nations, and environmentalist groups believe it will damage the environment and cultural sites.
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