I honestly dont have any clue what you're implying here; that my comments here would get people at the DPD "forbidden" from viewing this forum or how you'd like to respond would somehow get you banned from this forum... or something else? Either way I don't think I was trying to "start" anything. Just stating my opinion; I dont agree or disagree with the protesters (The marching through downtown and shutting down traffic is getting a little old but :/) but when an officer is on the job I expect them to "protect and serve" without their personal opinions or bias of the situation overshadowing how they're going about that. Had any type of force been used on those protestors (even if it was perfectly warranted) and something like this was brought into light I think it would look pretty damning against the DPD (even though its pretty clear they're joking around/expressing personal opinions in the messages).Hey fourty, let's not go there, please. There are a number of us that have a close relationship with DPD and we'd appreciate it if we didn't start something that'll get us all banned!
I'm curious if officers were made aware ahead of time that anything they do on a public system is one FOIA / CFOIA / Discovery away from being made public (I thought this was fairly common knowledge; at least in my field it is and as we're not a government entity so we only have to worry about discovery for a lawsuit).Suffice to say that a "reminder" went out to all officers that MDT emails are all archived and can be retrieved at any time, and that "personal comments" are strongly discouraged.
(who are completely without a clue as to what they're "demonstrating" for) masquerading as protestors
That's not a fair comparison. How many people got arrested at Tea Party rally's? None. But the Occutards? Get arrested by the dozen. They only made a big deal out of this to help their " Denver PD is being mean " Case.I agree that the messages they sent each other shouldn't be scrutinized, but you seem to have forgotten about the right to protest... Doesn't matter if you disagree with it, or if they are only "masquerading" as protesters, it's their right. I'd say the same thing about the tea party activists openly displaying guns in a protest as well. You can't pick and choose.
Most of the arrests I've seen of occupy protestors are for staying after a demand to leave/vacate a park/location. All the tea-party protests I saw were mid-afternoon, none staying after sunset.How many people got arrested at Tea Party rally's? None. But the Occutards? Get arrested by the dozen.