The Denver Police Department continue to give the City of Denver a bad name. It only escalated today when they arrested a reporter/producer for ABC news who was investigating a breakfast meeting between Democrat Senators and high value donors. I usually try and give the Police the benefit of the doubt, but they have gone way to far during the DNC. We have a consitution in this country and the Denver Police and other law enforcement are not following it.
The reporter/producer was standing on the sidewalk and a hotel guard came out of the Brown Palace, who happened to be a Boulder County Sheriff. The guard then proceeded to push him out into the street.
A little while later, at least five Denver Police officers came back and arrested the reporter. They say the Brown Palace signed a complaint. How can they sign a complaint against someone who is doing nothing wrong on a public sidewalk?
Originally they wouldn't tell ABC what he was being arrested for, but then came back and said that he was being arrested on charges of interference, trespass and failure to obey a lawful order.
How can that be? The video clearly shows that he is on a public sidewalk and he and his crew are not blocking it.
Tuesday, a women was in civic center park protesting when they saw someone getting arrested. They were trying to find out why when a police officer came up and pushed her knocking her to the ground (she alleges that she was hit about four times by the same officer).
The video shows the officer saying, "Back up, b----". She was then speaking with reporters and the police came up and grabbed her and arrested her.
At least the Denver Police Internal Affairs is investigating and the officer has been reassigned away from assignments that will bring him in contact with protestors.
The Democrats, who play themselves as defenders of the First Amendment, are doing their best to silence the media and the Denver Police are playing into their hands.
As an American, whether or not you agree with what the reporter or the protestor was doing, you should stand-up and defend their right to do so. It is a basic right for anyone to do so. Anything less would be un-American.