Comment of the Day

Reader accuses Denver cops of breaking "Stop Police Oppression" banner at march

Kelsey Whipple's coverage of Occupy Denver's Anaheim solidarity march on Sunday noted protesters' claim that four people were arrested at the rally. Shortly after the piece went live, we heard from one person who says she was among those taken into custody -- and her account suggests she's been shaken by the experience.

scaredofpolice77 writes:

I was one of those arrested [Sunday]. I am now safely at home and will return to court next month. I don't want to go into too much detail in this public forum, but DPD intimidated, stole from, and violated the rights of peaceably assembled US citizens yesterday in broad daylight. They even went so far as to break the banner that said "Stop Police Oppression." This is my first arrest. I am 25 years old, female. I will never look at police the same way again after what I saw in the last 24 hours. They do not respect democracy and the voices of the people. I am not even sure they respect the law and their roles as executives of it.

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