Police State/Civil Liberties

Police militarization in Colorado: Cops in fatigues toting automatic weapons disperse anti-eviction activists

By Privacy SOS

“Be advised that everybody on the property is trespassing.” So said a Creek County Sheriff Department officer as he ordered activists off of private property yesterday.

He and his fellow officers looked like they were dressed for combat in a war zone, but in fact they had come to evict a woman from her home in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The following photos depict those officers, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying assault weapons, before and during arrests of activists affiliated with Occupy Denver at yesterday’s foreclosure defense. (Photos by activist Ambrose Cruz.)

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