Marvin Booker’s Family Press Conference After Filing Lawsuit 2-24-2011

Just over 7 months ago, Marvin Booker was murdered by Denver Sheriff deputies. In that time none of the murderers have been held accountable, and the city still withholds the video footage of his murder.  Marvin Booker was a pastor of the people.  His lineage is of struggle and justice and he was slain by 5 racist, murdering cowardice, police.  The Booker Family and Attorney’s filed the lawsuit today.  This is the press conference in its entirety.

Though the city has remained silent, Denver citizenry has demonstrated there outrage on numerous occasions.   See videos here, here, and here


 

See passed press conferences by the family here and here

Read the complaint in its entirety Marvin-L-Booker-Et-Al-v-Denver-Et-Al-Complaint.

Booker Lawsuit has been Filed

The Booker Family and their attorney’s have just filed the lawsuit against the city and county of Denver for the homicide of Marvin Booker.  Graciously we have received a copy of the complaint.  I warn readers that the details are graphic, but it is by far to date, the most detailed explanation of the horrific events that occurred on the night of July 9, 2010.

Read the complaint in its entirety Marvin-L-Booker-Et-Al-v-Denver-Et-Al-Complaint.

Breaking News!!!!! Join Marvin Booker’s Family for a Press Conference Today!!!!!!!!

Marvin Booker was murdered over seven months ago.  In that time period, the City has failed to discipline the culprits, disclose the video of his murder, and/or hold any of the murderers accountable.

On February 24, 2011, Marvin Booker’s family will be giving a press conference at the District Courthouse at 11am.  We request anyone available to attend the event and join the family in demanding justice for Marvin Booker.

The event is occurring immediately after the family’s attorneys file the lawsuit against the City and County of Denver.

The new courthouse is parallel to the Jail in which Marvin Booker was murdered.  The address is Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver.

Though the city has remained silent, Denver citizenry has demonstrated there outrage on numerous occasions.   See videos here, here, and here

See passed press conferences by the family here and here

PRESS RELEASE – Lawsuit Filing Marvin Booker v Denver This is the releases for tomorrow’s press conference

Marvin Booker

Richard Arreola Was Murdered

Though details remain unclear, the more facts that appear, lead us to believe that Richard was killed in cold blood.  Lets try and break this down point by point.  Mr. Arreola was apparently, under investigation for suspicion of slanging meth to south Aurora middle schoolers.  Now, if this is true, it is clearly a despicable act, however we know the police lie to justify their deadly ways.  Undercover narcs went to Mr. Arreola’s  business, Neviah Wireless, and apparently bought some weed off of him.  Big fucking deal.  They are also claiming that he led them to believe that he could get them meth.  But guess what, when they executed a search warrant at Mr. Arreola’s business the day after he was murdered they seized a pound of weed and no meth.

The police are trying to spin this as an instance in which Mr. Arreola discovered the identity of the narcs and approached them with a gun(s) and were therefore placed in a position in which they had to kill him.  Lets look at this from a rational angle.  If someone is following you that appears  suspicious, one may react.  Furthermore, Mr. Arreola lived in the hood and may have had a gun for protection.  I am assuming this because he did not attempt to conceal them.  Rather, allegedly,  he carried both a pistol and rifle in plain view.  This is not a crime.  In fact, maybe this is a case the NRA should jump on board with.  Here we have a gun totting business owner that is shot to death by the police.  Furthermore, no one is claiming that Mr. Arreola raised up on anyone.  Lets be real here.  Mr Arreola, may not have been an angel, nonetheless, he is allowed to have guns and to be suspicious of some creepy ass people following him.  At worst, he was a drug dealer, however what the Aurora police are trying to do is justifying killing him on this basis.  Even if this is true, which I lean toward doubting, in no way should this be a fucking death sentence.

Our deepest condolences.

Courtesy of Denver post via 9news handout

Richard Arreola was the Victim in the Shooting

The Denverpost is now reporting that the victim in last nights killing was Richard Arreloa.  Mr. Arreola was murdered by Aurora police officer(s).   Mr. Arreola’s brother, claims that he has no idea as to why his brother was being investigated.  Mr. Arreola was just arriving at his mother’s house to pick up his 3 year old daughter.  As more details surface, the sketchier this incident becomes.

Again our condolences to the family

Man Killed By Aurora Police Last Night

The Denver Post is reporting that a man was killed by Undercover police in Aurora last night.  The article claims the man was armed and under surveillance for drug suspicions.  The killing occurred on the 1400 block of Macon Street.

9news is reporting that one single officer shot the victim.  That officer has been placed on paid Admin Leave pending the investigation.  This is a common practice in most law enforcement agencies, except for Denver PD and Denver Sheriff’s Department.   No names have yet been released.  According to 9news, “Police say the vice and narcotics officers followed the man to the location and were told over their radio that the man was armed. The man started approaching the officers, for an unknown reason, and that is when shots were fired, according to police.”  This reeks of suspicion.  Was the man actually approaching the officers with a gun in hand, or did he just happen to be armed?   We will post updates as the come in.  Our condolences go out to the family of the victim.

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Protecting Yourself from the Police

The Westword has an article detailing a new product by a Denver based company called Untied Surveillance.  The product is called EyeOnCop and according to the product pitch is a “state of the art video witness that backs up your story.”  Specifically, the product is a video surveillance system installed into a car that records any would be interactions with law enforcement agencies.  The system is priced at starting at $149.99.  Of course this company, which focuses on some big brother type of surveillance, is capitalizing on the recent media attention of the systemic violence of the Denver Police Department.  Capitalism is some crazy shit, this company is profiting on a product that is suppose to survey the armed apparatus  of capitalism, the police.  Shit runs deep.  It is a great idea, however, I’d imagine one could get a system set up for cheaper cost.  Also, we would encourage that anyone interested in this product to email us, and we can discuss Know Your Rights Trainings.  We can be reached by email at westdenvercopwatch@riseup.net