Cops have violently occupied Denver

courtesy of the Denver Post

courtesy of the Denver Post

Our country truly is a police state. Anyone who says we are free is a liar.

I just moved to Denver three days ago, and knew it would be exciting with the DNC in town and all. But after watching the actions of the $50 million police force against unarmed American dissenters, I am thoroughly convinced that we are not free. Just look at the photo above. And this is from the Denver Post, who have not exactly been supportive of the protesters. But there is no way to hide the fact that these cops are violently subduing dissenting opinions with massive, overwhelming “Shock and Awe” force against American citizens who do not agree with the government and demand change.

And all this force is needed to secure the power of the “good” party. This is our supposedly anti-war party. This is our “hope”. Jesus.

I watched a protester run out of the conflict with the cops screaming and crying, drop to her knees, grasp her face, medics running to help her. If you wear contacts when you get pepper sprayed, the contacts can fuse to your eyes and blind you. Volunteer anarchist medics are the only reason there were not permanent injuries during the clash. The cops brought absolutely no medical help with them. Medical help is not their concern, only violence against the dissenters.

If you choose to ignore what is going on here, then fuck you. People are getting the shit beat out of them fighting for your freedom. Either come to Denver and join the ranks, or do what you can to support them at home.

The amount of money ($100 million, $50 million for each convention) required to maintain a large enough police force to subdue dissenters in this nation is rising quickly. Our “two” party capitalist fascist government is showing a slight sign of weakness. Too bad our capitalist press does not give favorable coverage to anticapitalists getting the shit beat out of them. I wonder if that’s because they make their money off the corrupt system the police are defending…

Denver is under attack. We need back up, however you can give it.



Filed under My Life, Resisting, Things That Interest Me

2 responses to “Cops have violently occupied Denver

  1. Julio

    I think the situation with protestors is fucked up. Denver has for a long time had an awful police department, always ready to pull the trigger (of a gun or of pepper spray).

    However, I am not sure of the connection between the Democratic Party and the Denver police force. I guess it’s never a good idea to give a violent group additional money that could be used for violence, but I think from the Democrat’s point of view there were legitimate security concerns (not just from protestors, see the white supremecist organizations who were in town with AK-47s and bomb materials).

    I think what would be most beneficial is to address the problems of the Denver Police force, who did step over the line at many points instead of saying that somehow the Democrats endorse or support these tactics. I do know that nationally the Democrats have been silent about this issue (for obvious and self-serving reasons), but I do know that Denver mayor John Hickenlooper has spoken out against the cop violence and promised an investigation. Now we just need to make sure there is actual follow-through and changes in police policy.

    I guess I prefer to work through and change current systems. Maybe that is naive of me, but I strongly believe that is the only option. Because if we assert ourselves violently, I think that is all we will get in return.

  2. Ryan MArting

    The Police protect us and only use force when needed. You have no idea what they, and their families, go through on a daily basis. Before you publish this BS please spend a year in their position and do what they have to do and then you, my good fellow, can talk shit.

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