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Militarization of police in Colorado: Cops in fatigues toting automatic weapons disperse anti-eviction activists (Video)

Militarization of police in Colorado: Cops in fatigues toting automatic weapons disperse anti-eviction activists (Video)

Submitted by sosadmin
Wed. 10/31/2012 - 18:23

"Be advised that everybody on the property is trespassing." So said a Creek County Sheriff Department officer as he ordered activists off of private property yesterday.

He and his fellow officers looked like they were dressed for combat in a war zone, but in fact they had come to evict a woman from her home in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The following photos depict those officers, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying assault weapons, before and during arrests of activists affiliated with Occupy Denver at yesterday's foreclosure defense. (Photos by activist Ambrose Cruz.)

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SAD

Don't know the whole story but unless the woman was known to be armed and said she would fire, this is disgusting. Even if she had, police in war costumes? What kind of ego trip will this put on the already freedom hater, control freaks the police departments seem to attract? Between the different agency's of law enforcement running around with no 'costume', just FBI on their BACKS [not visible to those opening the door and at times, they're at the WRONG DOOR] and now police wearing military costumes, what is a person to think? Well, it is Halloween. Just not all grown up yet? Torn between crying at the sight and laughing at the 'men'. Puts out a strong message, those who go along with the 'costume' haven't a clue what our rights are and are dangerous people. US Bank......happens to be my bank, now WAS my bank.

Deekey

jinx and bump

I started this on another thread, will go see if I can delete it and just bump your post.

"Somebody has to keep the order" said the man with the assault rifle to the unarmed protectors. That is no typo, they are also "protesters" but they are protectors of the peace.
When "Liberty lovers" and "Occupy" come together... and I believe we will.... Heck, I am a 99%, I get that. And they realize the banksters must be stopped. How far apart are we, really?

But listen well at 3:25... That young man is starting to crack. And truly, kudos to all - the protesters were pretty well behaved, the guy with the bullhorn was a little over the top, but this whole thing is ridiculous in the extreme. And the cops clearly showed up "loaded for bear" and yet no one even got tazed, that really looks like progress to me.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Depressing

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"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Not so depressing, qs!

Read my comment above.
Hmmm - I wonder how the eviction process will roll along in the areas hit by Sandy?

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