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Denver's finest pepper spray their own

2008-11-07 19:47:00.181128+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Denver Channel 7:L ACLU says undercover police officers deliberately scuffled with uniformed officers during the Denver Democratic National Convention, resulting in the pepper spraying of the undercover officers. The actual ACLU letter to Richard Rosenthal of the Denver internal affairs investigation says that DPD undercover detectives were trapped in a cordon operation, and decided to attack the uniformed officers so that they could be removed without blowing their cover.

Yeah, unstable situation, large crowd, the DPD decide that the best thing to do is start throwing punches. There's some good judgement. In response, some uniformed officers, who didn't recognize the undercover officers, deployed the pepper spray. At least there's some justice in that.

Honestly, between the tactics deployed in Denver and those used in Minneapolis at the Republican convention, seems like we can just assume that any part of a large crowd doing violent things is police officers.

Via SE, which also links to the SF Examiner article on the ACLU letter.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-07 21:53:18.408154+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, I should have tagged on the "We get up early to beat the crowds" Denver PD T-shirt.