Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Protester warehouse described

CBS4 Denver:
CBS4 News has learned if mass arrests happen at the Democratic Convention, those taken into custody will be jailed in a warehouse owned by the City of Denver. Investigator Rick Sallinger discovered the location and managed to get inside for a look.

The newly created lockup is on the northeast side of Denver.

Inside are dozens are [sic] metal cages. They are made out of chain link fence material and topped by rolls of barbed wire.

"This is a secured environment," Capt. Frank Gale of the Denver Sheriff's Department told CBS4. "We're concerned about how that's going to be utilized by people who will be potentially
disruptive." . . .

Each of the fenced areas is about 5 yards by 5 yards and there is a lock on the door. A sign on the wall reads "Warning! Electric stun devices used in this facility."

CBS4 showed its video to leaders of groups that plan to demonstrate during the convention.
Their reactions will surprise you:

"Very bare bones and very reminiscent of a political prisoner camp or a concentration camp," said Zoe Williams of Code Pink.

Well, maybe not.

Williams was one of those arrested at the Republican Convention in New York in 2004.

"That's how you treat cattle," said Adam Jung of the group Tent State University. "You showed the sign where it said stun gun in use and you just change the word gun for bolt and it's a meat processing plant." . . .

Soylent Green is Tent State protesters!
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will ask the City of Denver how prisoners will get access to food and water, bathrooms, telephones, plus medical care, and if there will be a place to meet with attorneys.

The protesters have already given this place a name: "Gitmo on the Platte."
How original.

More: The Rocky picks up on the threatening comment possibly posted by Denver Cyanide Guy and blogged about at LGF:
Bloggers are abuzz today over a threatening posting by a man with nearly the same name as the man found dead in a downtown Denver hotel room next to a jar of suspected cyanide.

The FBI is investigating the death of Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Canada, who was living on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel in Denver just two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

"Having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing! Kill Them , Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage,!" read the comment posted by Abdirahman Dirie, on July 11 to a discussion group at

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