Arrest warrants filed for Green Party presidential, vice presidential candidates Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 2:20 PM CDT
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The Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed criminal complaints for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. They are charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, both class B misdemeanors.

On September 6, Stein and Baraka entered private property posted against trespassers and spray-painted graffiti on a bulldozer.

Warrants of arrest have been issued for both Ajamu Baraka and Jill Stein.

According to an affidavit filed in Morton County District Court on September 7, law enforcement was alerted to video that displayed presidential candidate, Jill Stein, painting the front of one of the bulldozer with the message

“I approve this message”

. Officers were also alerted to video that displayed vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, painting the front of one of the bulldozers with the word


which was part of the message

“We need decolonization.”

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating all unlawful acts associated with the protests.