DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Police Department is defending officers who were caught on video taking blankets and tents from homeless people when temperatures dropped to below freezing overnight.
The American Civil Liberties Union posted video on Facebook that shows Denver police officers confiscating blankets from people who were camped out in 20 degree weather.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talked about what happened, “This is not a widespread practice by the police department. The video clip that you just ran was actually three individuals who were protesting and setting up camp in front of city hall. And after the police asked them to move, they did not, they were cited and their equipment was taken as evidence. But this is not a widespread practice throughout the city and we wanted to make sure that it didn’t go any further and that people understand this is not how we want to operate during these frigid temperatures.”
On Thursday, the Denver Police Department released a statement about what happened.
DPD Statement Regarding Enforcement of Unauthorized Camping READ: https://t.co/lCfEUx2A8g #Denver
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) December 16, 2016
This comes after a backlash and lawsuit filed against the City of Denver when officers conducted homeless “sweeps” in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood earlier this year.
The City of Denver would like the homeless to move into shelters. Hancock said thousands of people seek shelter indoors overnight but there are still beds available to those who want help.
9 thoughts on “Police Respond After Taking Blankets From Homeless”
Making sure that the homeless freeze to death is all part of “protecting and serving”….. the rich.
It’s just more proof that police are nothing more than tools of the communist takeover, and are perfectly happy to help implement any sadistic policy they’re directed to.
They act without conscience, or even a hint of compassion, and would kill you just as easily as they’d drop a nickel in a jukebox. They prove this everyday to anyone with their eyes open, by committing one heinous act after another, with the total support and encouragement of their immediate superiors, and the courts.
Anyone who’s still dreaming about “goods cops” at this point really needs a good slap in the head. NO DECENT HUMAN WOULD PARTICIPATE IN THIS. End of story.
WHY DONT THESE DEVILS GO AHEAD AND INFECT THE BLANKETS WITH SMALL POX OR GET ALABAMA TO SHIP EM SOME RICIN?
FREEZIN TO DEATH IS TO EASY AINT IT??????????…………………………
NEVER MIND….. IM RAMBLIN’…………..JOLLYS’ RIGHT……………….
I’m glad this seems to have gotten a lot of publicity. People need to know who the enemy is.
Wonder how the cops would react to the citizens taking away their bullet proof vests, heated and air conditioned cars and SUV;’s, and all the other comfort and “safety” equipment from them
bet they would cry like the babies they are
LOOK LIKE THIS…..
I had read the Mayor who isnt really liked had told them NOT to remove the blankets. So much for fake news
Any POS scumbag that would facilitate such a heartless agenda should be dropped by parachute north of the Arctic Circle.
In a tutu.
They are most likely democrats too