A reporter was shot with a rubber bullet by police while conducting an interview at Standing Rock. Erin Schrode is an on-air commentator with ABC News who was in Standing Rock with filmmaker Josh Fox, the director of Gasland, to interview Water Protectors for a film. While interviewing a peaceful Water Protector on camera and looking as much like a journalist as she possibly could be Erin was shot with a ‘Non-Lethal’ rubber bullet as you can see in the video below.
There was clearly no reason for the officer to have targeted Erin which makes it look as if he did it just because she was a journalist. It certainly wasn’t because she posed any threat to the officer other than spreading the truth of what is happening in Standing Rock. They don’t want what is happening there to get out which is why it so important to spread the word and raise awareness ourselves. Share this article and help spread the word.