NEW VIDEO!!!!!!!! March Against Police Brutality

Report Back on March

The march was a success. Roughly 150 people showed up. We made our demands known and hopefully spread our message to the Denver community. Further coverage will come as soon as we chop up some footage. No Justice No Peace, Fuck the Police.

Justice for Marvin Booker!!!!!!

Channel 4 coverage

Channel 7 coverage

Press Release for Saturday March and Rally

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Glenn Spagnuolo (All Nations Alliance) – 720-771-4669

Omar Gutierrez (West Denver Copwatch) – 970-314-1671

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2010

COMMUNITY MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY: RESIGNATION IS NOT ENOUGH!
The Denver community will be joining West Denver Copwatch, Aurora Copwatch, the All Nations Alliance, the LGBTQ community and other community organizations for a march in response to the spree of civil rights violations and criminal behavior carried out by the Denver Police Department (DPD) and the Denver Sheriff’s Department. The event will take place Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. The march will begin at the corner of 20th and Little Raven, where Mark Ashford was viscously assaulted by DPD officers. The march will proceed to the corner of 15th Street and Larimer, which is the scene where DPD officers brutalized Shawn Johnson and Michael DeHerrera. The march will conclude at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, where Denver deputies murdered Marvin Booker. A short rally will commerce once arriving at the Detention Center.

The resignation of Safety Manager Ron Perea may have been a first step in restoring trust within the community regarding community and law enforcement relationships, but much more is needed from Mayor Hickenlooper’s administration and city officials. West Denver Copwatch, The All Nations Alliance and others demand that the officers involved in the above mentioned cases be terminated from their positions and be charged criminally for their illegal behavior. Additionally, justice must be served for Marvin Booker’s family, who are seeking answers to his homicide. We demand that the videotape showing the murder of Mr. Booker be released to the public. Furthermore, we demand an increased level of community input in the hiring of the new Safety Manager as soon as possible. Anything less, only serves to distract from the fact that Denver Law Enforcement Agencies’ behavior has become so egregious that they have caused the death of a beloved community member. Something must be done to prevent yet another murder in our community!

It is anticipated that Denver police will be present during the march. We want to be clear in our position that due to the actions of its officers, we no longer trust DPD with the ability to protect our community. We request for the safety of the community members present at the march and rally, and that law enforcement officials keep a reasonable distance from the participants. We are engaging in a peaceful, non-violent exercise of our federally protected First Amendment rights and DPD interference is not welcome.

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March and Rally Saturday August 28th @ 2:00 pm To Demand an End to Police Brutality

COMMUNITY MARCH & RALLY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

Join West Denver Copwatch, Aurora Copwatch, the hood, the barrio, the community, and concerned folks for a tour of police brutality.

Denver Law Enforcement has been brutal for years, however the situation has reached a pinnacle.

We will be marching to the sites of the most recent incidents of brutality

The march will be begin at 20th St and Little Raven where Mark Ashford was brutalized.

It will continue to 15th street and Larimer where Shawn Johnson and Michael DeHerrera were viciously assaulted.

The march will end at the Van Cise Justice Center where Marvin Booker was murdered by the hands of Denver deputies, and the rally will ensue.

Be there to demand JUSTICE, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, OVERSIGHT, and an END TO POLICE BRUTALITY

Where: Gather at 20th and Little Raven

When: Saturday August 28, 2010 @ 2:00pm, Step off @ 2:30pm

Bring your love and your rage

Contact info: westdenvercopwatch@riseup.net
720.878.3658

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MARCHA & RALLY COMUNITARIA CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA POLICIAL

Unase con Denver Copwatch Oeste, Aurora Copwatch, la comunidad, el barrio, y las gente preocupada; para una gira contra la violencia policial.

La policia de Denver ha sido brutal por años, sin embargo la situación ha alcanzado un punto critico.

Marcharemos a los sitios de los incidentes más recientes de la brutalidad

La marcha comenzará en la calle 20 y Little Raven donde Mark Ashford fue tratado brutalmente.

Continuará sobre la calle 15 y Larimer donde Shawn Johnson y Michael DeHerrera fueron asaltados viciosamente.

La marcha terminará en el Centro de Justicia Van Cise donde Marvin Booker fue asesinado a manos de diputados de Denver.

Acompañenos a demandar JUSTICIA, TRANSPARENCIA, RESPONSABILIDAD, y un FIN a la VIOLENCIA POLICIAL.

Dónde: Reunanse en la calle 20 y Little Raven

Cuando: sábado el 28 de agosto de 2010 @ 2:00pm

Traiga su amor y su rabia

Tio Tomas, Ron Perea Resigns

Ron Perea, who held the position of Safety Manager resigned today after outrage regarding his lack of response toward the vicious beatings of Michael Herrera, Shawn Johnson, and Mark Ashford. Also during his minute tenure was the murder of Marvin Booker by the hands of several Sheriff department deputies. Its a step, however we can assume that another like minded, system appeasing, jack-a-lope will be his replacement.

CORONER OFFICE RULES BOOKER DEATH A HOMICIDE

The Coroner’s office has ruled the cause of Marvin Booker’s death to be homicide. Now we all already knew this, but now it is confirmed.

According to sources, Mr. Booker was put into a sleeper hold, was tased in his lower abdomen, and eventually succumbed to heart failure.

Our deepest remorse goes to the Booker family.
Still no video.

JUSTICE FOR MARVIN BOOKER

NEW VIDEO!!!!!!! WDCW @ Skyline Park

Denver Pigs Are out of Fucking Control and High Time People Realize It

West Denver CopWatch has kept our opinion minimal regarding the brutal beatings of Michael DeHerrera, however we must now lend our comments.  The Denver Police Department is fucking crazy, brutal, and needs to be dealt with.

Michael was viscously beaten for talking on the phone.  There are several components regarding this case that are extremely unsettling.  The most obvious being, why would the officers need to use such force for a situation that should not even warrant a response.  Secondly, what the fuck was his lawyer doing that resulted in him only getting a $17,500, that’s shameful in and of itself.  Thirdly, future Governor Hick, has requested that the FBI comes in.  Now, we are not in a position to comment on the political posturing involved with this move, however for us, it is nerve wrecking to even think about the FBI.  Basically, the DPD is a bunch of stupid ass, D student, thugs that are often times too dumb and unstable to even be able to deal with simple human interaction.  That said, the FBI bastards have money, intelligence, and the capabilities of murdering you and your and without even thinking twice on it and not having to face any retribution.  Let us not forget COINTELPRO.  There have also been concerns regarding the HALO camera that caught the beating.  Why the fuck does the camera zoom out when the majority of the brutality is occurring?  We have no answers on this. 

In the wake of the DeHerrera brouhaha a new video has surfaced that reveals 2 district six officer’s roughing up 32 year old Mark Ashford.  Apparently, Mr. Ashford had knocked on the squad car of officers John Diaz and Jeff Cook, who had pulled someone over for a traffic violation. Mark was attempting to clarify that the person they had pulled over had in fact, not run the red light.   The officers then detained, cuffed, and beat his ass. 

Furthermore, in the midst of the DPD being put on blast throughout the country, West Denver CopWatch wants to raise some concerns that have not been pondered by the main stream media.  Firstly, there has been talk and criticism regarding the new safety manager Ron (Tio Thomas) Perea’s failure to discipline officer’s Devin Sparks and Randy Murr.  Even the House Jew Rosenthal, has called for their discipline.  Let us be clear, we have no faith in the OIM, Safety Manger’s office, IA office, mayor’s office, or federal agencies.  Only the people and the communities that are most effected by the heinousness of the department can call for justice and enact it in a way that we see fit.

Finally, with all of these videos being released, West Denver CopWatch wants to know WHERE THE FUCK IS THE VIDEO OF THE MURDER OF MARVIN BOOKER?  Where is the outrage regarding Mr. Booker’s death?  Community member’s, it appears that something is occurring in the air, stay on point and watch yourselves, like we’ve always said, these fucking pigs are running wild.

Marvin Booker Press Confrence Video

Report Back on Press Conference

The Booker family was denied any and all answers by city officials.  They traveled to Denver, from Memphis and Kansas City for what they characterize as a pilgrimage, as an attempt to come to terms with what happened to Marvin.  Their sorrow was felt by everyone there.  CopWatch, as a duty to the community, and the Booker family, are going to keep on this.  We demand that the pitiful punks that murdered Booker be brought to justice.  Unfortunately, we have no faith in the justice system, nonetheless we will stay on point with this issue.

Our technical difficulties continue.  Comcast has been turned off at the space that our editing machine is, due to some ole’ bullshit.  However, as soon as we can get it back on we will post our footage from the press conference.

Our prayers, love, and rage continue

Video of Booker preaching the Gospel