Innocent Disabled Afghanistan Veteran Brutalized, Hog-Tied and Tortured by Denver Police

It really upsets me the way we tell kids to go overseas to fight for our freedom. And when they come home they are beaten almost to death for exercising their most basic freedoms.

I know James personally. This is a true story.

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3 Responses to Innocent Disabled Afghanistan Veteran Brutalized, Hog-Tied and Tortured by Denver Police

  1. James Moore says:

    Thanks for posting this Doug. Its been hard keeping all this inside me and right now I feel like I have to tell as many people as I can about this travesty. It is wrong, its been going on too long and its time for those at the top and those who follow the policies of the Denver PD that promote violently arresting its citizens to be arrested themselves. The city police is nothing but a corporation and its employees, “Officers” serve to protect the best interest of the corporation, not the citizens. It’s an illusion. Crime is big money for many industries. The police, the jails, the attorneys, the law makers, etc. etc… The more people who are charged with crimes whether legitimate or not, creates money and jobs that are really not needed.

    I like the way a Sheriff department works in that at-least the people play a role in electing the Sheriff. If he or she and their deputies are up to no good and the people find out, they all get fired during election time.

    I wrote a letter to the governor of Colorado. I want those responsible for the unprofessional police misconduct from the top down to be held accountable for their actions. Their is official policy from upper management and in the Denver Police Departments training regiment that promotes violently arresting, intimidating, and terrorizing the citizens of Denver. No it’s not in writting but as David Lane has said an Official policy doesn’t have to be put in writting to be “Official”. So to the citizens of Denver, we need to Officially demand that our city government start working for us again. We need to get rid of this corporation or money machine that serves no one but the corporation.


    James Moore

  2. James Moore says:

    It is immaterial that Denver may have written policies that suggest that it is unlawful to use excessive force in the course of an arrest, when the actual practices of the Denver Police Department are contrary to its written policies. Obviously Defendant Denver is not immune from Section 1983 municipal liability simply because it can produce a few written policies that state that its officers should not violate the Fourth Amendment. The culture of excessive force found within the Denver Police Department can attributed, in part, due to the actions (and in-actions) of the Chief of the Denver Police Department Gerald Whitman. Although Denver Police Officer Douglas Stevens in 1999 was found by a federal jury to have willfully and wantonly killed William Abeyta, Chief Whitman nonetheless thereafter
    personally promoted him to the position of Commander of District 1. Under
    Chief Whitman’s practices, rather than discipline members of the Denver Police Department who engage in excessive force, they are instead promoted. The appointment of Commander Stevens, despite the findings of a federal jury, precisely underscores the tacit authorization of excessive force occurring within the Denver Police Department, and its culture of arrests by means of excessive force.

    Ridiculous but these are the facts and this is the city of Denver’s Police Department. The people must know and we must hold accountable these criminals who think they are above the law.

  3. Ken Green says:

    FriscoPaul highlights malfeasance by Frisco Texas Police Department and malicious prosecution by Collin County Prosecutors. We now know that tampered evidence was used at trial, this has been confirmed by multiple experts. Looks like Frisco PD made a few mistakes. The overall question is, who authorized it

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