Never did I see Bryant become aggressive, let alone poke the female officer. If the officer was poked in the face, where is the blood and scar?

The female officer chased Bryant down while he was leaving and aggressively grabbed the pen and threw it to the ground. Who is harassing who?

Is it a crime to stand for the United States Constitution? Are we the enemy? Yes! Trading With the Enemy Act, amended on March 9, 1993, subdivision (b) of Section 5. Now that we are the enemy, who do the police answer to? Is this not what Nazi Germany was made of? These are questions you must answer yourself.

Scott Caswell

This letter is to set the record straight on Craig Silverman, Saddam Hussein and Denver's Geheime Staats Polizei--aka the Denver Police Department, per Karen Bowers's "Cops Against Cops."

Despite Patty Calhoun's flair for attempting to spin conspiracy-this and conspiracy-that theories to spice up the Off Limits column, I did not try to link Craig "The Comedian" Silverman with Saddam Hussein. What I did do was tease Craig about his costing taxpayers thousands of dollars by referring to a murder defendant as "Saddam Hussein," thus causing the trial to be overturned. (That's hardly trying to "link Silverman to Saddam.")

The "Cops Against Cops" story further illustrates how Chief Michaud is trying to turn his chickenshit impact teams into some new kind of "Schutzen Staffel" (SS). Maybe if the impact teams had been focusing on 26th and Arapahoe, instead of acting like some sort of Gestapo unit filming law-abiding citizens at a high school meeting, there might not have been four fatalities at 26th and Arapahoe!

The time has come to corral the "real criminals"--those "real criminals" being the factions within the Denver Police Department that are engaged in activities that have nothing to do with "law enforcement," as compared to fascist, police-state harassment of those who believe in the 2nd Amendment. What I am calling for is for those who have documented instances of harassment, civil-rights abuse and arrest by the Denver Police Department for merely trying to use their 1st Amendment right to advocate their 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves and their families from the wave of violent crime that the DPD seems unable or unwilling to adequately deal with, to either contact me, Daniel King, the ACLU (which really should be doing more about this pattern of abuse) or other constitutional-minded organizations, so that a class-action suit can be given serious attention.

Or, to repeat what I said ("Up Against It," Westword, November 10, 1993) to members of Denver's less-than-finest when they hassled me for similar chickenshit charges related to 2nd Amendment advocacy and asked if I didn't mind taking help from communists (police reference to the ACLU): "Well, if you feel that the ACLU are communists, then it's only fitting that they defend me from fascists."

Daniel King

More Junk Mail
Thank you, Robin Chotzinoff, for a wonderful story about George Murray and his auto-salvage yard ("Love Among the Ruins," January 25). I was somewhat surprised that someone would care enough to take the time to so thoroughly write this story. It is an interesting piece about a very unique man, his life and his place.

I was an infrequent customer there, having bought a few cars and parts over the years. George was quite surly at first, but as soon as you got to know him and he could see that you were going to treat him right, he became the nicest guy you could know. Looking back now, I can see that George was down a lot of the time. Maybe a different perspective on life creates these unique circumstances, such as George's penchant to save old things and vehicles and to help people, too.

This story felt too familiar to me, because I do the same things that George did, but the personalities are different.

Duane Hayes

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