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Posted by on Aug 13, 2008 in At TMV | 5 comments

DNC and Warehousing Cattle/ Protesters in Cages

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They’re trying to empty the Denver jails in anticipation of all the protesters the Denver police may need to round up. But, the Denver County jails are overflowing with prisoners nonetheless.

So, Denver Mayor Hickenlooper has authorized a unique way to contain protesters: cages. Inside a warehouse. Far from Denver central where all the action will be.

One of the guys who does investigative reporting for the local TV channel, Rick Sallinger, says the lockup at a warehouse owned by Denver has dozens are metal cages. They are made out of chain link fence material and topped by rolls of barbed wire.

The plans were to keep this lockup a secret, at least for now. The sheriff’s department said late Tuesday the mayor’s office would be releasing a statement about it early next week.

The sheriff will not discuss the game plan.

But, so much for “secret” lockup.

The ACLU is riding in with all flags burning.

I’d say the mayor ought not wait til next week to make his “statement” about the cages. Around town, pundits and protesters are already calling Hickenloopers newest ‘urban solution’ “GITMO on the Platte.”

Chain link cages without means for toilets, first aid, places to meet with counsel… no phones, no running water…. Bad, bad image for the Dems who have often been outspoken about the caging of human beings at Gitmo I.

Not to mention that the cages look like 4 people people making a human chain can go right over the top, if not topple the structures by sheer force of weight during a bum’s rush.

But the city is said to be considering using/ buying/ renting_
–a ray gun— that sounds like science fiction, I know– but it is mounted on an armored vehicle and gives off an intense blast of heat that disperses crowds…
–an auditory crowd disperser that makes ear-drum splitting sounds
–and tasers that fire long range, twenty blasts at a time to disable indiduals

The DNCC and City of Denver measures, with regard to other people’s rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech, are beginning to sound like 15th century Spain. Under Torquemada.

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*Platte River flows through Denver

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