See other videos regarding Marvin Booker here
Denver citizens, primarily youth, took to the streets tonight, continuing in the struggle against police brutality and demanding justice for the brutal murder of Marvin Booker. Community members displayed their rage through an incredible display of street justice that was brought on by the brutality of the pigs. The police forced the actions that took place tonight in the streets of Denver.
The march wove through the streets of downtown Denver, converging on the Van Cise -Simonet Detention Center where Marvin Booker was slain. The murderous pigs were confronted once again, as the community demanded justice for Marvin Booker and the release of the video footage displaying his murder. This courageous display of direct action demonstrated the commitment and dedication to justice that is necessary in the Denver community due to the lack of police accountability.
There seems to have been only one known arrest, no injuries, and a hell of a good time, just going to show that the dedicated communities who have the courage to take to the streets and demand justice cannot be stopped by the pigs or the city. We must demand action, accountability, and justice for not only Marvin Booker, but all oppressed communities. FUCK THE POLICE!
More information and videos of this epic march to come!
The jury just came back with the verdict. They found in favor of the defendant Vicki Ferrari.
Obviously, we are disappointed, but by no means surprised. Basically this means that Ferrari will face no sanctions, the Plaintiff will receive no money, yet the struggle will continue.
As I walked back from the court house, I saw on the corner of 16th and Champa, a black homeless man being arrested. I have no idea what sort of charges he is going to be facing, but I realize that regardless of the verdict in this case, the systematic brutality, racism, classism, homophobia, and patriarchy that rule our society remains intact either way. We must continue to struggle and resist these institutions all day every day.
We just returned from closing arguments. First impression, Attorney David Lane is a skilled orator and attorney, where as the City Attorney Shapiro was boring and unconvincing.
One of the highlights was Mr. Lane questioning the validity of Ms. Ferrari’s tears from yesterdays direct examination. He said something to the effect of, “I don’t know if they were real or staged.” At which point Ferrari gave a look of utter devastation.
Another highlight came during Lane’s rebuttal. Shapiro made a comment regarding society’s at large fear and/or paranoia of police, as an attempt to downplay the Plaintiff’s psychological damages from his encounter with Vicki Ferrari. Mr. Lane took this comment to the bank, by explaining the fact that there is a clear systematic problem if people are scared to approach police for a simple request. He asked the jury to contemplate if they would consider the issues of this case before making contact with the police.
My clear biased opinion is that the Plaintiff will win and Ferrari will be a convicted civil rights violater, however it is in the juries hands.
We will keep you posted as soon as a verdict comes in.
Update: Closing arguments will be around 1:30-2:00 pm today
We’ve only been able to attend a brief portion of the trial thus far, however it was Officer Ferrari’s cross examination. Let me begin my emphasizing that Officer Ferrari is a professional witness. She has been an officer for 16 years, meaning she has vast experiences being on the witness stand. Additionally, she was clearly prepped, and prepped well for this case. Ferrari also does know how to utilize her sexuality and appearance. Hopefully the jury can see beyond her outer exterior and focus in on her disgusting interior.
Officer Ferrari does not dispute that she cuffed the Plaintiff David Kraus, or that cuffs can lead to physical pain. She also admitted that Mr. Kraus had complained that the cuffs were on too tight, however she chose to ignore his pleas. Ferrari’s whole point was that she saw Kraus as an immediate danger and as an interference in her duties. Ferrari had been at the Grease Monkey to provide back up for a traffic stop. She parked her squad car in the entrance of the Grease Monkey, blocking customers from entering. Kraus, as manager of the store, asked her to move the vehiclee. She refused so Kraus requested that he speak with her supervisor. Long story short, Kraus returned to complain, this time more upset, and Ferrari chose to ignore her role as back up and arrest Mr. Kraus. She claimed interference, however when she ordered Kraus to stop he was returning to his office. How can some one be interfering, when they are attempting to defuse the situation by leaving?
Apparently, Ferrari returned to the stand in the afternoon for direct examination by the City Attorney. While explaining what happened, she began to cry. From what I hear, the tears seemed drawn out and exaggerated at the least. Poor Vicki Ferrari, so sad that you falsely arrested a man and injured him by jarring the cuffs on too tight. What an awful ordeal for you. Hey Vicki, if your looking for sympathy, its somewhere in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.
That’s all for now. Hopefully the jury can see through her bullshit
Also, I remembered that we have had some interactions with Ferrari in our own copwatching escapades. The encounter appears at the end of the video and occured on May 1, 2010.
Also, we happened across an interview with City Councilman and mayoral candidate Doug Linkhart. Now, by no means do we endorse candidates within the electoral process, however if you happen to be a democrat you may want to vote for him.