Mahoney agreed to send Dane County deputies because the request based on “our team’s experience in responding to highly volatile demonstrations. Since being on site (in North Dakota) our staff has seen the necessity of law enforcement involvement protecting public safety. A portion of the protesters has resorted to harming individuals and damaging private property.”
Sheriff Mahoney praised his deputies. “Our people have shined, they report they stood in line and were confronted with baseball bats and tire irons,” he said. There had been no substantiated reports of protesters attacking law enforcement with baseball bats or tire irons.\
These Law Enforcement Officers are mercenaries for hire to protect not the common good but the bottom line ofcorporations invested in the pipeline.