Ryan Asbury, who is one of the people involved with Denver Cop Block, shared the content below, detailing the stalking and kidnapping of several people that were trying to go home after a peaceful protest by a local gang that goes by the name of “the Denver Police Department”, via the Cop Block Submissions page.
Date of Incident: December 3, 2014
Individuals Involved: An estimated 30 – 40 unknown individuals from the Denver area.
Outfit Involved: Denver Police Dept.
File a Complaint: “Contact Us – File a Complaint”
Phone: (720) 913-6527 – Chief of Police Robert C. White
Facebook Page: Denver Police Department on FaceBook
Twitter Account: Denver Police Departmet on Twitter
Area Cop Block Affiliate: If you live in the Denver area, you can help advocate for police accountability and your neighbor’s rights by connecting with Denver Cop Block, via their Facebook page. In addition, if you live outside Denver, you can find the appropriate affiliate in your area by consulting the Cop Block Groups page or by Starting a Local Group.
Last nights protest was met with very little backlash between protesters and Denver Police until the protest was over. No one saw any police officers in riot gear while everyone was marching in the streets. At around 10pm (give or take a few minutes) last night, people that were apart of the protest were dispersing and walking to their cars (myself included) to go home.
Everyone was on the sidewalks walking to their cars and all of a sudden two groups totaling between 30-50 riot police showed up and were occupying 14th and Broadway and 13th and Broadway. The police immediately started moving people back (from where I don’t know because we were already on the sidewalk) and acted very aggressively towards an elderly woman.
A few minutes later, two arrests were made and to my knowledge the police did not tell the two individuals that were being arrested why they were being arrested. One of the people that was arrested was a photojournalist from what I was told and the other person that was arrested was a medic. The ironic thing about this is that we were just talking about how the Denver Police Dept. picks protesters off while they are walking home or walking to their cars to go home when they are low in numbers and don’t have very many people or any at all to help them.
Tonight was also a perfect example of why I personally decided to get involved with Cop Block. I also found out after I got home that police arrested 2 more protesters last night making it a total of 4 arrests. Feel free to use these videos as you please. If you want to cite a source just use “Denver Cop Block“.
These videos were taken at around 10pm mountain time on 12/3/2014:
Denver Police Arrest Protesters For Going Home:
Police Subculture Of Protection:
Livestream of the arrests:
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Kelly is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who’s been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He’s also the founder/main contributor of Nevada Cop Block, served as editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official Cop Block Press Passes.
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