What Happened to the Millions of Dollars Raised by Standing Rock Protesters?
Over the past seven months, millions of dollars have poured into online crowdfunding accounts associated with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s unjustified crusade against the Dakota Access Pipeline. To date, the violence-plagued protest has cost North Dakota taxpayers more than $33 million dollars, and diverted countless resources to assist local law enforcement.
Through February 14, over $13.5 million has reportedly been raised for the protesters through at least 350 different online accounts setup on sites like GoFundMe and FundRazr. While the list represents some of the more serious fundraising efforts, it's estimated that upwards of 20,000 individual campaigns exist, likely equating to millions in additional income.
So where is all of that money going? Nobody really knows.…[more]
ALEXANDRIA, VA – As the discussion of crime and justice issues intensifies nationwide, the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today launched a public education effort in Ohio to educate the public about significant crime and justice-related issues in the state.
The effort includes two 30-second digital video ads that stress the important role the judicial branch and the rule of law play in keeping Ohio communities safe from dangerous criminals. The Internet-based ads urge viewers to log on to www.asaferohio.com and sign CFIF’s online petition to thank Ohio Appeals Court Judge Pat Fischer for standing firm against dangerous criminals and to encourage him to keep upholding tough, fair sentences for Ohio’s most violent criminals.
The digital spots can be viewed below.
CFIF is a constitutional advocacy organization with more than 250,000 supporters and activists nationwide. Since 1998, the organization has actively sought to educate the public on a wide range of judicial and crime-related issues at the federal, state and local levels.
"Before Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the Environmental Protection Agency's new administrator, the New York Times reported agency staff fighting against his nomination. This is highly unusual and inappropriate. It shows not only how difficult his new job will be but also how necessary it is that he succeed. And it shows, too, how great a threat rogue bureaucracy can become to constitutional order.…[more]