Yes, the South Dakota Departments of Justice and Public Jackbootery in cooperation with the US Justice Department have been using remotely piloted aircraft to surveil the residents of the state.
Church leaders have encouraged their flock to take advantage of government assistance in the form of welfare and the WIC (woman-infant-child) programs. Since the government recognizes only one woman as the legal wife of a man, the rest of his wives are considered single mothers and are eligible to receive government assistance. The more wives and children one has, the more welfare checks and food stamps one can receive. By 2003, for example, more than $6 million in public funds were being channeled into the community of Colorado City, AZ. In his book Under the Banner of Heaven (p. 15), Jon Krakauer writes that, "Fundamentalists call defrauding the government 'bleeding the beast' and regard it as a virtuous act." Carolyn Campbell ("Inside Polygamy in the '90s,", 102) adds, "The attitude of some polygamists is 'the government is untrustworthy and corrupt, and I'm above it, but give me those food stamps and free medical care.'"--Lifted from WikipediaDrones have been used extensively to compile evidence against members of the Native Mob in Minnesota.
The Rapid City Journal is reporting that US Attorney for South Dakota Brendan Johnson has appointed attorney and tribal member Erin Shanley to prosecute crimes against women on the Standing Rock:
An agreement between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Attorneys' offices in North Dakota and South Dakota makes Shanley's appointment possible. Funding is provided by a grant from the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.The state's earth hater congressional delegation voted against protections for women.
Johnson is expected to run for constitutional office in the upcoming election cycle. During yesterday's 100 Eyes on South Dakota Politics, the consensus was that Mr. Johnson can actively campaign as top cop.
Interesting that yesterday's panel declared that he is close friends with smarmy South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.