“The decision of the Aurora City Attorney’s Office to fairly and promptly resolve this matter stands in stark contrast to the actions of the Aurora Police Department, which at every turn has refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing or need for policy change even in the face of public outrage and irrefutable video evidence of misconduct,” Silverstein said.
The new five-person committee, tasked with analyzing the city’s public defender commission, will be composed of two representatives from the public defender commission, one member from the city attorney’s office, one representative from outside the city government and one city council member.
Originally ordered to pay $678 in fines for the trio of offenses, that sum ballooned to nearly three time that amount in the years following due to late payments and additional fines
“The public defense is accountable to one thing and one thing only. That’s the constitution. Your public defender’s office is a model. Let’s keep it that way,” said Denise Maes, public policy director of the Colorado ACLU, at the meeting.
The video — which has been viewed on YouTube nearly 5,000 times as of this week — shows something that happens close to 100 times a year in Aurora. It also raises questions about how often Aurora police use Tasers and the department’s rules surrounding the devices — rules civil rights activists say aren’t strong enough.
What this incident is now, is disturbing and totally out of line. Now this is also a big, fat check to be signed by Aurora taxpayers to make a near-certain civil-rights lawsuit against these cops and the department go away.
“Hey, look right here,” the officer responded while pointing what appears to be his body camera at Kelley. “It’s all on video, sweetheart.”
Along with a USA Today opinion article calling Trump a fear monger, Wirbel posted, in part, “We have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ‘This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.'”
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama’s quest to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, perhaps by moving some detainees to the United States, has fostered an unusual alliance between his congressional critics and liberal-leaning advocacy groups that say changing the detention facility’s ZIP code won’t solve the problem. Groups such as Amnesty International and the American […]