Denver's proposed urban camping ban has a lot of people talking -- about legality, repercussions and enforcement, the last of which Police Chief Robert White promises will be "very passive." But what about representation? This morning, Westword spoke to Charles Nadler, president of the Colorado chap ... More >>
Today, on Occupy Denver's six-month anniversary, the organization is separated from its long-time home in Civic Center Park. Regardless of whether you expected the movement to make it this long, the past half a year brought no shortage of eye-opening events and preparation for the future. In order t ... More >>
After months of waiting and sifting through discovery, Mercer Lewis, 21, became the first Occupy Denver activist to take his case in front of a jury yesterday. After the trial, Lewis, who was found not guilty on the charge of obstructing a street or passageway, had a great deal to say about the jur ... More >>
In the almost five months that Occupy Denver has maintained a presence downtown, the group has experienced more than 100 arrests. Add to this mix upwards of seventy lawyers, hundreds of court dates and an attempt at a federal injunction, and the results become tough to track. Yesterday, Westword cau ... More >>
With 23 arrests related to Occupy Denver this weekend, the group's legal team is constantly adapting. This includes a new decision to request that arrestees go through the public defender's office instead of receiving volunteer counsel, as well as frequent reflections on precedents. At this w ... More >>
Last night's altercation between police and protesters at Occupy Denver ended with as many as twenty arrests, from the now-typical charges of disobeying a lawful order and obstructing a passageway to defacing public property and two investigations of felony assault on a police officer. Today' ... More >>
After long wait and frequent online debate, the second felony charge to come from Saturday's Occupy Denver riot has been released: Sean Driggers was arrested on criminal intent to commit second degree assault and will face an advisement at 10 a.m. this morning. His bond will be set at $5,000; ... More >>
Today's arraignment for last night's Occupy Denver arrests continued a vein of strict bond rates applied across the board. Lawyers received little time to speak to those arrested, and though all pleaded not guilty, all misdemeanor charges were met with a bond rate of $550. Part-time magistrat ... More >>
Last night's 7 p.m. Occupy Denver general assembly proved to be an important one as the group further develops its own democratic system, but it was likely the movement's most aggressive and divisive yet. In it, several issues about the group's financial structure came to a head, with one mem ... More >>
Nadler.The Colorado chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is offering free representation to those arrested in the Occupy Denver protests. The group's also been sending legal observers to demonstration sites -- and several have shared reports with chapter president Charles Nadler about police ... More >>
Ward Churchill.In February, controversial former CU professor Ward Churchill launched a new effort to win back his old job -- one that brought him to the Colorado Court of Appeals yesterday. How does Churchill's attorney, David Lane, think it went?
"It's really difficult to read tea leaves b ... More >>
Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, undercoverblackman.blogspot.com. His Times-Picayune obit is here.
By Larry Blumenfeld
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