Shailene Woodley Was Just Released From Jail After Live Streaming Her Arrest

Hollywood royalty has an incredible platform to bring awareness to any political or social issue, but far too often, celebrities are all talk and no action. 

That, however, cannot be said of Divergent star and Secret Life Of The American Teenager alum Shailene Woodley, who has had a very busy 24 hours. 

On Monday afternoon, thousands (which quickly turned into millions) watched on Facebook Live as actress Shailene Woodley was arrested for trespassing while protesting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. 

The 1,168 mile-long pipeline, which is intended to transport oil through Iowa, Illinois, and the Dakotas, has been the subject of intense debate and been fiercely opposed by environmentalists and Native Americans, as the project has the potential to damage the nearby sacred Sioux burial grounds and contaminate the Standing Rock Reservation’s water supply. Woodley has been protesting the pipeline publicly for months.

As she was being handcuffed, the actress continued to speak to the camera.

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“I was just walking to my RV so we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and they had giant guns and zip ties and they are not letting me go,” she said. 

Then a police officer explained she was being arrested for criminal trespassing.

“Why am I being arrested and no one else is? I’m being arrested because I was trespassing with everyone else. As soon as you guys asked me to leave I left, I was down there with everyone else,” she said. “I don’t know what is going on. It’s because I am well known. It’s because I have 40,000 people watching. We were going to our vehicle and they were waiting for me with big guns and a big truck.”

Fellow protestors continued to film her arrest until an officer instructed them to move back. 

Following the Divergent star’s arrest, she received an outpouring of support from fellow celebrities. 

Anonymous also voiced their support for the actress. 

Hours after her arrest, Woodley was released from North Dakota’s Morton County Jail. 

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Ultimately, she was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot. She paid a $ 500 fine and will be expected to appear in court on October 24th.

“She appreciates the outpouring of support, not only for her, but more importantly, for the continued fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” a rep for Woodley told People.

She’s continuing to receive tons of support from Twitter for her activism — and, allegedly, helping out her fellow protestors who were arrested. 

Looks like Shailene’s a badass even outside of Hollywood. 

We’ll be keeping a close eye on her Twitter to see what she has to say about her arrest. 

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Cop Ignores Guy's Arrest Warrant To Drive Him 100 Miles To Reunite Him With His Family

Whenever you hear distressing news, it’s like the laws of the universe don’t apply to you. When my wife was pregnant, I suddenly became a hyper aware driver; I don’t think I’ve ever made it that fast to the hospital before in my life.

So when Mark Ross found out early Sunday night that his teenage sister tragically died in a car crash, he hopped in a friend’s car and told him to gun it.

Ross didn’t own a car and needed to quickly get from Indiana to Detroit to be there for his family.

Naturally, they were driving fast. And naturally, while driving through Ohio, they got pulled over. Because everyone gets pulled over for speeding in Ohio.


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What’s worse is that Ross’ friend was driving with a suspended license, so he was arrested and his car was towed, basically getting screwed over for trying to help his friend out.

Ross worried that he would be arrested too because of a petty warrant, but Michigan officials refused to pick him up because of the distance. Ross then broke down crying.

“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP. I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began praying over me and my family.”

So Sgt. David Robinson of Ohio State Highway state patrol did something amazing. He drove Ross over 100 miles to Detroit to be with his family. Ross was stunned.

“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy. He gave me hope.”

Officers: more of this and less shooting unarmed people, please.

I just hope there was leniency for Ross’ friend who put his neck on the line trying to do a solid for his buddy.

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