Meh…

Back in March of this year, dumb ass State Po-trol officer David Dolan was driving around in his souped up pomobile, in full uniform, strapped to the gills with weapons and uh, drunk as shit (.194 BAC to be exact). After many citizen complaints for erratic driving, Dolan was finally tracked down, pulled over and arrested by his fellow gangstas in blue. Just yesterday he received a ten day stint in jail from a C-Springs judge, as well as a $1,500 fine and 65 hours of community service. Amazingly, Dolan was actually fired from the force on June 2nd for this incident, but it won’t be surprising when Dolan ends up in another Colorado gang. This guy got fired for a DUI, sheeeit, he should have no problem finding a place on DPD where you can beat the living fuck out of people for no reason and be back on the force within a couple of weeks, days, hours…

Rally and Vigil to Demand Justice for Marvin Booker

Join us, on Thursday July, 22nd at 6:00pm, at the New Denver Jail, for a rally and vigil to Demand Justice for the brutal murder of Marvin Booker.

WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE BRUTAL MURDER OF MARVIN BOOKER!!!!!!!!

WE DEMAND TRANSPARENCY REGARDING THE BRUTAL MURDER OF MARVIN BOOKER!!!!!!!!

WE DEMAND THE THE RELEASE OF ANY AND ALL ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE BRUTAL MURDER OF MARVIN BOOKER!!!!!!!!!!

WE DEMAND THE RELEASE OF ANY VIDEO SURVEILLANCE REGARDING THE BRUTAL MURDER OF MARVIN BOOKER!!!!!!!!!!

WE DEMAND PUNISHMENT FOR THE BRUTAL MURDERERS OF MARVIN BOOKER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!!!!!!!!

West Denver Copwatch, Aurora Copwatch, and concerned community members will be converging to to make these demands known.

When: Thursday July 22, 2010 at 6:00pm

Where: Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, located at 490 W. Colfax Ave (the new jail)
Bring signs and solidarity

Thanks and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at

westdenvercopwatch@riseup.net or call us at 720.878.3658

Updates on the Horrendous Murder of Marvin Louis Booker

“Get the taser, Get the Taser,” were the words that echoed through the walls of the Denver City jail just prior to the murder of Marvin Booker.

Mr. Booker had been arrested in the early morning of July 9th on drug paraphernalia charges.   According to the Denver Post, two separate witnesses recall the brutal incident vividly.   According to their statements, Mr. Booker was sleeping in his chair when he was called to the desk.  He got up without putting on his shoes.  A female deputy told him to sit down.  Mr. Booker replied that he’d rather stand.  The deputy told him she would put place him in a holding cell, to which Booker responded that that’d be fine, Lemme go get my shoes.  The deputy then grabbed Booker, who brushed her off.

Witnesses then say that Booker was swarmed by deputies and thrown on the floor.  At least four deputies were involved.  According to the Denver Post, Christopher Maten and John Yedo recall, the deputy grabbed Booker by the arm and put a lock on him, Yedo said. Booker, who was 5 feet 5 and weighed 175 pounds, pushed her away. At that point, four other deputies wrestled Booker to the concrete floor. They slid down two steps to the floor in the sitting area. Yedo said the deputies each grabbed a limb while he struggled.

” ‘Get the Taser. Get the Taser,’ ” Yedo quoted one of the deputies as saying.

Yedo said he was only about 3 feet away, and Maten said he was close enough that if he stood and took one step, he could reach out and touch one of the deputies.

None of the deputies involved in the restraint has been identified. One female deputy was treated at a hospital for an injury she suffered in the confrontation, Gale said.  A fifth deputy put Booker in a headlock just as the female deputy began shocking him with a Taser with encouragement from one of the deputies, who kept repeating, “Probe his —,” Maten said. He could hear the Taser crackle repeatedly.  Booker said, “‘I can’t breath . . .,” Yedo heard. Then, Booker went limp.  Booker’s wrists were handcuffed behind his back in an awkward position when the deputies picked him up, each holding an arm or a leg, and carried him stomach-down to a holding cell with an unbreakable glass door.   They set him down on his stomach, with much of his weight on one shoulder and his legs bent, Yedo said. They took the handcuffs off and without checking his pulse, the officers left him on the floor of the holding cell.   The deputies walked away high-fiving and laughing, Maten said. Several inmates were saying, ” ‘I can’t believe they’re doing this,’ ” Maten said.  Yedo said he stared at Booker, watching his chest, which wasn’t moving. One deputy had stayed next to the cell and was also staring at Booker.  “I told the guy, ‘Hey, that guy is not breathing,’ ” Yedo said.  The deputy turned and yelled at the sergeant.   “Sergeant, come here. Sergeant, hurry,’ ” Yedo said he yelled.

Within months of the opening of this $300 million Jail an innocent man is dead.  Not only was he heinously murdered, the murder’s celebrated their actions.  There is a guarantee that the murder was video taped since it occurred in the processing area.  Our deepest condolences to the Booker family and hopefully some justice can be brought.  These murdering, cowardice, motherless punks deserve the worst.  More information as it comes and thanks to the Denver Post for reporting the story so well.

Denver Post article

Pig-Dog Bites Wrong Man in Aurora

On Saturday afternoon in Aurora, near Boston Street and East Colfax a man was bitten by a police dog from the K9 unit. The attack was a result of a foot chase, however the man that was bitten, Juan Ramirez, was working next to his taco stand and had nothing to do with the pursuit. It was an issue of him being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Now, this type of shit does happen and it is fucking bullshit. Mr. Ramirez should definitely call an attorney because I seem to recall an incident in Lakewood a few years ago in which a man was attacked by a police dog and received a hefty sum from the city.

The legacy of dogs being used by law enforcement is both graphic and brutal. The Spanish devils used them in slaughtering the indigenous of this land, the Nazi scum used them on the Jews in the concentration camps of Europe, and today American law enforcement uses them to assist in the systematic oppression of keeping the status quo as is. Dogs should be used for many things, however I feel fairly certain that they should not be used for brutalizing citizens, particularly ones that haven’t done anything wrong.

Breaking News: Lt. Broderick Indicted by Grand Jury

Lt. Jim Broderick

The mastermind behind the conspiracy to incriminate and imprison Tim Masters has been indicted on eight counts of Perjury by a grand jury today.  Hell ya motha fuckas.  This piece of shit is evil and hopefully he get his.  We will keep you posted.

For more information regarding the Masters’ case see our other coverage  here

Good News For Once…

Charles Porter

Back in April of ’08, a sixteen year old kid named Juan “Willie” Vasquez was brutally beaten by the Denver po-lice. Young Willie had been drinking and since we all know how the police do, especially the punk-ass gang po-lice, Willie ran. He was chased down by three gang members, oh I mean police gang members, my bad, I mean Gang Unit officers Charles Porter, Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman. To stop Vasquez, officer Charles Porter threatened to first shoot Vasquez in the back, then he threw his police issued flashlight so hard that it shattered when it hit Vasquez. The sixteen year old, 5′ 6″, 130 pound teen tripped and fell after encountering another ocifer and was consequently beaten to a pulp by at least three popo. According to a Denver Post article from May ’08, Porter then jumped on the kid’s back, shouting racially charged slurs and accusing Vasquez of breaking the flashlight. At least three pigs then commenced to beat the living shit out of Vasquez, with Porter using a fence to gain leverage and stomp the teen’s back, while taking breaks only to punch him in the face. During the whole incident, Vasquez was not resisting and had his hands behind his back, even while he was being stomped by Porter and kicked repeatedly by two or three other fine officers. These actions are so reminiscent of the sensationalized stories we read involving gang jumping’s, that it’s high fucking time we recognize the police for what they are and that’s a terrorizing gang, that has the backing of the state.

The teen continually begged for his life, as he vomited on himself and screamed that he could not breathe. Vasquez suffered “severe internal injuries, including a lacerated liver, a ruptured spleen, severe bruising of the kidneys, contusions to the head and face and severe bruising of the ribs,” (which later turned out to include several broken ribs) according to the Denver Post. As a result, Willie has permanent injuries, including kidney problems and bowel issues.

Amazingly, Porter was arrested and charged with second-degree felony assault for excessive force. No other officers were charged. Two of the other po-lice that beat Vasquez actually testified against Porter, which is a miracle in itself, considering the “blue wall of silence” and that Denver po can actually be punished internally for testifying against one another. Despite the evidence and witnesses, Porter denied everything and was (unsurprisingly) acquitted, even though Vasquez had earlier received an $885,000 settlement from the city for his egregious injuries.

In the latest development officers, Charles Porter, Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman were FIRED. Yep, you read it right, these fuckers actually got shitcanned. Now let me put this in perspective.

Since Porter was acquitted back in March of ’09, there has been an ongoing internal investigation into the matter, conducted by Safety Manager Al LaCabe. From March ’09 until just yesterday, this pig Porter sat on his fat ass and received pay from the taxpayers of Denver while the “investigation” continued. Officers Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman continued to terrorize the streets of Denver as paid brutalizers the whole time.

Mr. LaCabe is retiring this week and if this wasn’t the case, I doubt that these ex-popo would have ever seen any form of discipline. Indeed, Porter may have even been reinstated. However, now that LaCabe knows he will not face internal pressures, punishments or being fired himself, he has been able to go ahead and shitcan these brutal pigs. For once, abusive officers have been taken off the streets. However, how many more remain and how many more incidents of harassment, intimidation, beatings, and murders will occur before this fucking department gets put in check?

Another Denver Man Dead at the Hands of the Jakes

The Denver popo killed another unarmed Denver man yesterday. At around one a.m. on July 28, near the corner of Louisiana and Federal, two po-lice gunned down a man that they claim was “armed” with a toy handgun. The details are still sketchy at best, but apparently someone called the dispatch to report a man with a gun. The po knew what they were looking for and what they would encounter. Po-lice spokesman John White claims that when the po-lice pulled up to the  men, they “repeatedly gave commands” for them to get down. However, according to the Denver Post, an eyewitness named Larry Trujillo, claims that he heard no verbal exchange between the men or officers before the shooting. Trujillo claims to have seen one of the men reach for his waist and pull out what “looked like a real gun.” Well, we all know what happens next, five to seven shots and the unidentified man is dead. I’m not gonna say too much more about this incident because the details just aren’t there, but it sounds like some contradictory bullshit. We’ll keep you up.