It's like a page out of a 1960s playbook. Environmental activists are protesting against large corporations seeking to destroy the earth. Young people are risking their lives to march against greed. Militarized police spraying water at protesters in sub-freezing temperatures, sending many of them to the hospital. And finally, a young woman critically injured by a concussion grenade.
On Monday, Sophia Wilanski, an environmental activist from New York, was hit with a concussion grenade while handing out bottles of water to DAPL protestors. Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks posted a grisly photo of Wilanski's arm on his Facebook page. Conflicting reports regarding her gruesome injury initially said her arm had to be amputated, but later reports state that doctors were able to save her arm.
Mainstream media has failed to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, and it is time they started. In early November, President Obama said he'd let the situation "play out" for another few weeks before doing anything. A young woman nearly lost her life and her arm. Multiple people have been hurt. And not a single one of them has fired a shot or shown aggression against their oppressors.
And still, President Obama does nothing.