Meet the New Grand Wizard of the DPD: Welcome to Denver Robert White

Chief Robert White will soon begin as Denver’s new police chief replacing long time Grand Wizard Gerold Whitman.  Chief White has been the police chief of  Louisville, KY since 2003.   The Westword is reporting that White ” has a record as a strict disciplinarian,  [and] made it clear that he will not hesitate to make needed changes in that culture.”  White told the Westword that, “I think there are some changes that need to occur,” including making the DPD “more transparent.”

Of course the DPD does require radical changes, for start the total dismantling of the department would make us happy,  however clearly we cannot expect the new Chief to do this.  We have no faith in the new chief just as we have no faith in any other city official.  The day of the announcement occurred almost simultaneously to DPD officers brutalizing, beating, an pepperspraying folks at OccupyDenver.

Chief White, our first demand is for you to tell your psycho henchmen to stand the fuck down.

TWITTER ACCOUNT !!!!!!!!!!

we finally broke down and will be tweeting from today on

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Call out for Pictures and Video from Attack on Occup Denver

We know people have tons of awesome videos and pics from the crazy shit DPD pulled on October 29, 2011, please email us at westdenvercopwatch@riseup.net, or message us on facebook or on Twitter so we can help consolidate and get it to the legal team.

Courtesy of Denver Post

O22 Video!!!!!!!!!

Dope track with shout out to Copwatch

Denver and Albuquerque MCs Molina and Diles have a new track entitled “Love Where I live,” featuring a shout out to Copwatch having the hoods back.  Much obliged Molina and Diles.

 


 

 

DPD raids and brutalizes a Jefferson Park Squat

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Background
Sunday afternoon a squat in the Jefferson Park Neighborhood of Northwest Denver was raided by over a dozen officers from District 1 of the Denver Police Department.
Witnesses report that the raid was very violent, with at least 8 officers repeatedly beating one of the arrestees, and eventually using paramedics to sedate them while they laid face down, bleeding, in the street.
Four people were arrested, one being sent to a hospital in an ambulance to receive medical care.  As of Sunday night, three of the arrestees are facing 2nd degree Burglary (a class 3 felony) and $10,000 bonds.  The fourth arrestee’s charges remain unknown because she is still hospitalized.  All four have been active participants of Occupy Denver.
How to Help
  • Contribute to our bail fund! Contact DenverABC at DenverABC@Rocketmail.com for information on how to donate to the fund.
  • Courtroom solidarity! Bond hearings will be Monday (10/24), 10am, at the Van Cise- Simonet Detention Facility (Colfax and Delaware).  Future hearings will be posted on denverabc.wordpress.com
  • The first solidarity action will be Monday (10/24), 5pm, at the Van Cise facility.
  • Stay in the loop for future solidarity actions and opportunities at denverabc.wordpress.com.  We are also on Twitter and Facebook.  Also request to be on our announcement list by emailing us.

Press Release Today: Lawsuit Filed Against Aurora Police For Assaulting Unconscious Man Whose Family Had Called 911

Civil rights Attorney’s Mari Newman and Darold Killmer are filing a lawsuit against the the city of Aurora.  In December 2010, police were called to the home of Rickey Burrell after he suffered a seizure.  Police arrived to find Mr. Burrell unconscious and proceeded to jump on top of him and grab his arms fracturing his wrists.  Mr. Burrell is a grandfather.

PRESS RELEASE