While Hillary Clinton avoided criminal charges for his illegal use of a home email server, another 2016 Presidential candidate is in trouble.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a favorite among former supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will face criminal charges after vandalizing equipment at a construction site in North Dakota.
Police say Stein illegally spray painted construction equipment while protesting alongside approximately 200 people at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site:
Though no arrests were made as a result of Tuesday’s actions, Kirchmeier said the sheriff’s department is “working up the information through the state’s attorney’s office to pursue charges (against Stein).” One possible charge could be for trespassing and another for vandalism, though it’s not yet known whether these would be felony or misdemeanor charges.
According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, the protest took place at around 10:30 a.m., and protesters gathered at a construction area at County Road 35 and Highway 6, 2 miles east of Highway 1806.
“The incident is actually still ongoing as we speak,” Kirchmeier said Tuesday afternoon. “Since we did not respond immediately to that location because of the situation … we have information that they can just release themselves and it’s no big deal.”
About 25 law enforcement officers responded to the protest site, where no Dakota Access Pipeline workers were working. Kirchmeier said officers saw some protesters on horses, masks and some carrying hatchets and wearing goggles.
Stein wrote ““I approve this message” in red to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction:
Unlike Hillary Clinton, Stein isn’t well-connected to the Justice Department and President Barack Obama’s FBI. Hillary lied under oath to Congress and endangered national security, but authorities are more concerned with Stein’s spray paint.
While Stein is polling at approximately 3% nationally, that is enough to cause an upset in many states for Hillary Clinton.
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