Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Temp Mayor Vidal wants a what?

Marvin Booker - murdered at new jail
Temp Mayor Vidal wants a "quick resolution" to the murder of Marvin Booker in our new jail on July 9, 2010. Um..sorry Mr. Temp Mayor, but it's a little late for that. This man was murdered in view of video cameras (but we can't see the tape) as he went for his shoes - and the murderers have already been exonerated (they reportedly high-fived each other after putting Booker down). Full story here.

Oh my, this is going to be one big honking lawsuit and settlement, for which we, as usual, will pay. I'm tired of paying for Denver Police Department murderers.


  1. Anonymous10:38 PM

    Saturday, January 29 · 6:00pm
    Denver Skate Park
    2205 19th street
    Denver, CO

    No justice, no peace...

    Six months ago,Denver sheriff's deputies murdered Marvin Booker. Since then, there has been no justice.

    We are still here, we are still angry, and we are still demanding accountability. Until then, there will be no peace.
    In the six months since Marvin's murder while in custody at the Van Cise-Simonet Justice Center, nothing has changed. The deputies that murdered Marvin still guard other prisoners, after the Denver DA refused to press charges. The videotaped evidence of the entire incident has never been released to the public, under the claim that an internal affairs investigation is still ongoing.

    Six months later, and nothing has changed. In the months since Marvin's murder, dozens of allegations have been leveled against Denver metro area law enforcement departments of abuse, assault, rape, and misconduct.

    In Aurora, a DARE officer distributed child pornography. In Denver, a police officer raped women and threatened them with arrest if they failed to give in to his advances or tried to report his actions. In Denver, lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed alleging extreme police violence. In Denver, police assaulted a disabled woman for not opening the door fast enough for them. In Lakewood, police killed an unarmed man who was stealing money to pay his rent and take care of his family.

    This isn't just about a few bad apples. This is about the role of police and policing within our society.

    While the economy crumbles, and millions of people in the US are unemployed, and millions more face evictions and homelessness, the police are at war with the people. Working to protect what little is left of the social order and the power that the rich struggle to maintain, the police wage an unrelenting assault on the people of the U.S.

    From police murders in Seattle to Oakland, from Baltimore to Denver, the pattern is easy to understand. We are all targets.

    Join us to march against police terror. Let's take the streets to show them that we aren't going away... that we're still angry... that we will always remember Marvin and all the other victims... that we will take action.

    Six months have passed, and nothing has changed... but WE can make this whole situation change. It's up to us.