Free Speech Under Attack - DNC updateSubmitted by Habit4ming on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:51
According to the Denver Post, the ACLU wants a probe into the POLICE-STAGED DNC protest. They contend that actual protesters and other non-involved onlookers were never ordered to disperse nor were they given the opportunity to disperse prior to being surrounded by and detained by police.
When a Jefferson County deputy unleashed pepper spray at unruly protesters on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, he did not know that his targets were undercover Denver police officers.
Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is questioning whether that staged confrontation by police pretending to be violent inflamed other protesters or officers during the most intense night of the four-day event.