By Doug Newman
On November 9, 2012, police in Aurora, Colorado, detained 3000 innocent people for eight hours while searching an apartment building for a shooting suspect.
Gateway High School has 2275 students. Jewell Elementary School, almost a mile away from the building, has 525 students. When you add to these numbers the faculty and staff at the two schools, the total number of detainees probably exceeds 3000.
In June of this year, 40 innocent people were detained for two hours by Aurora police while they apprehended a bank robbery suspect.
First it was 40 people for two hours. Then it was 3000 people for eight hours.
What is next?
I live in Aurora. This is very disturbing. When will it be my turn? When will I be detained and for how long for no other reason than I was in the wrong place at the wrong time?
In the wake of a virtual media blackout on this story – I only learned of it from a friend’s Facebook post – I am compiling whatever links I can related to this matter.
Oh I pray that I am not the only person in a city of over 300,000 people who is speaking out about this.
This has to stop! Here and now!
My blog links on the November lockdowns:
- The Aurora Police: Pyongyang Style
- Sit Down, Shut Up and Just Let the Cops Run Wild
- Letter to the Denver Post (Initially, the Post indicated interest in running this letter. As of November 28, they still have not done so.)
- Facebook Exchange with the Aurora PD
About the June episode:
- Cops Gone Wild. Obama Gone Wild. Hitler Gone Wild.
- My Facebook note on this has numerous relevant links.
- Judge Sides with Cops in Controversial Mass Traffic Stop.