Occupy Denver: Two state troopers file protection orders against Corey Donahue

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Corey Donahue.
Corey Donahue is a busy man. Click on his name and you will find a list of the Occupy Denver protester and medical marijuana activist's most recent exploits, which this post will add to with restraining orders. A botched attempt to enter the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon resulted in his (again) being escorted out, a move that would be old hat by now if not for the reason behind it. Two Colorado state troopers have filed protection orders against him.

Donahue, who recently made our list of the November's top 25 mug shots, was asked to leave the building on Tuesday during Occupy Denver's 3 p.m. general assembly held at the capitol. When he asked why, he was told -- for the first time, he says -- of two protection orders issued against him. Because at least one of the troopers currently occupied the capitol, Donahue could not.

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Corey Donahue stands in front of a police car before his most recent arrest for inciting a riot on November 13.
The Colorado State Patrol's public information officers have confirmed the two orders but not the names of the officers who requested them. Both were issued around November 17, PIO Heather Cobler says. "They were issued by the Denver court, and that's standard procedure for anybody who would be facing crimes of violence," Cobler says.

Donahue is currently facing a felony investigation for his most recent charge of inciting a riot when police and troopers visited Civic Center Park on November 13. But he has interacted with the state patrol -- perhaps most notably on the night of the movement's first Denver eviction and Donahue's first arrest for the movement -- without prior protection orders.

The details of the current orders are still a bit murky -- particularly whether the troopers' potential presence at Occupy Denver might mean Donahue will be required to leave the area. Donahue says he doesn't know the names of either trooper who requested an order against him, which makes it difficult for him to avoid them.

"They have restraining orders against Corey Donahue, but they are victims just like anyone else," says CSP Sergeant Mike Baker. "They just happen to be state troopers. To an extent, it's a personal matter. It's just these two gentleman."

Although no specific reasoning has yet been provided for the two protection orders, previous statements of probable cause relating to Donahue's occupation-related criminal charges detail his interactions with a handful of state troopers in a negative light. The most recent charge, that of inciting a riot, is accompanied by this statement from officer R.P. Suniga:

"Because of the actions of Donahue inciting the riot, multiple officers, including state patrol, were called in to assist restoring order. Two state patrol officers were seriously injured during the ensuing riot, which was started by and encouraged by Donahue... The defendant has multiple prior, recent 'Occupy Denver' protest arrests."

Read the entire statement below. Westword has been unable to confirm whether the two troopers mentioned as injured are the two who filed protection orders against Donahue. Check back for updates on the story.

Corey Donahue/Occupy Denver Statement of Probable Cause

More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Occupy Denver initiates plan to recall Mayor Michael Hancock."


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Sharpshooter
Sharpshooter

Did Donahue knock their maxi-pads askew?

Light Rail Tattler
Light Rail Tattler

I don't think they should let either one of you in the State Capitol unless you've both smoked your meds and can fail a CSP roadside sobriety test for weed.You are both extreme Type A personalites fresh from victory: weed is legal; smoke your meds and mellow out, sign in then speak because you won.

LarryQ5
LarryQ5

In life, like it or not, act like a wing nut tap job moron, there is a pretty good chance you will get treated like a wing nut tap job moron. Most people learn that between kindergarden and first grade, some people need extensive home schooling, others never learn.

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

I wonder if this will be a new "tactic" in the police arsenal to disperse the protestors. Excuse me, judge, but the entire Colorado State Patrol would like to take out a protection order against any protestors that we might encounter. Since they can't be anywhere near us, they have to leave.

07rescue
07rescue

It's outrageous that two unknown, supposed troopers were issued orders of protection against someone engaging in civil disobedience. I cannot even get an order of protection after testifying against a wife and child beating neighbor who is a violent gang member/drug pusher/felon, who has been convicted of violent drug related crimes many times over, and has sworn he is going to get back at me for providing evidence against him. You mean when it's just  matter of protecting and serving law abiding citizens they couldn't care less, but to interfere with someone's first amendment rights the courts will  give out orders of protection? That's not law enforcement, that's rule by banana republic.

Davcer
Davcer

The police need protection orders - what a hoot !!!  MANOREXIA. (lack of manhood - my own word)I also laugh when they say on the news something like: "the police had to move in when violence broke out."Odd that the only time there is a mention of violence - or the presence of violence - is when the police show up.There's something in due process called "notice" and the right to face your accuser.  But let's not get bogged down in rights - these people are CAMPING for God's sake.  It's got to STOP !!!  Where will it end ?

Jtcolfax
Jtcolfax

WELL, here I sit in OCCUFEAR.  I have straddled the fence as a casual observer, and internet commenter and furtherer.  THIS WEEK  is when I discovered a link to a news story about a COUNTER PROTEST to Occupy Denver, when it was 45 minutes old.  It was on 9news and I took it upon myself to SPREAD this oddity as far and wide as I could.  I did this at great personal cost in that I had to do it outside as my apartment WIFI was OUT. My FEELING is that the GANG at OCCUPY DENVER decided to downplay the news.  It appeared on the OCCUPY DENVER website briefly and then it was gone.  I, like everyone, am NOT a spokesman for occupy denver. I bored myself into oblivion on borrowed time to MAKE this counter protest KNOWN to as many as possible, even as I realized it was kind of being HIDDEN by Official Occupy Denver.  HERE we are at the threshold of whatever will happen in the morning.  AND here is what I report to you.  ON MY OWN, I have taken it upon myself to spread the news of this counter protest, and to LINK videos of one of it's Organizers, on various facebook pages relating to OCCUPY.  TONIGHT,  I was censored by FACEBOOK for posting a video of Colorado Springs Prosecutor ELLIOT FLADEN screaming at OCCUPY DENVER marchers a few weeks ago.  I tried to post this on Occupy Stanford as Mr. Fladen has promised to wear a Stanford logo in the morning and he also tags everything about him online wtih STANFORD.  Moments after Mr. Fladen appeared on OCCUPY STANFORD, to decline commenting there, I was BLOCKED by Facebook.  Here is Mr. Fladen's MONUMENT to free speech.  You will note, that MY words are few,...I was merely linking a video of HIM:  Punch HIS name,,,ELLIOT FLADEN into you tube to see his videos.  HERE is my BLOCKED message:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/a...

Messia
Messia

Its because if you kill a cop who is pressing charges against you its like double jeopardy or something. I'm pretty sure thats a movie with Ashley Judd in it.

I'm pretty sure she is the hot one in the family. 

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Kelsey, Rudolph P. Zuniga's perjurious statement does not begin to justify or explain the protection orders.  I was at the State Capitol when they last refused Corey entry -- they made absolutely no mention of such orders.  I have not been with Corey at all times and cannot aver that no justification exists for their issuance, but I smell a rat.  Please get to the bottom of this -- which kangaroo is responsible, and were these orders issued on the strength of outright lies such as are contained in the statement of probable cause for charging him with inciting a riot?  I was standing next to Officer Perez' police car in Civic Center Park, and I know that Zuniga is lying when he claims that protesters "began to rock the police car back and forth" and when he claims "I gathered a squad of police officers to get the protesters off of the police car" -- these events never happened, and unless Zuniga was hallucinating, he perjured himself in making that statement.

Jtcolfax
Jtcolfax

No matter what one thinks of Corey Donahue's shenanigans, it would seem that in the United States when a restraining order is filed against a citizen that the citizen would have to be informed of WHOM to stay away from.   I have seen Donahue, and hardly ever spoken to him, I am not a knee jerk defender of any of his actions.  But we do NOT (yet) have laws wherein he can just be told to leave someone's presence without knowing who that someone is.  Also there are NUMEROUS you tube videos showing Donahue in handcuffs being lead away before any injury could have happened to stumbling bumbling bench jumping troopers.  All one can hear in those videos is Donahue asking why he is being arrested, which doesn't equate to inciting a riot. 

Speaking of You Tube, which this paper has reported the Denver Police are using for evidence, although it also provides plenty of evidence that will wreck cases, I thought I would link up this interesting video I just NOW found.  This is some crazed girl in Colorado Springs speaking on behalf of her friend "Elliot".  Elliot Fladen is an organizer of tomorrows (Dec 3rd) anti occupy protest at the State Capitol.  This friend of his posted this lovely piece of humor after ELLIOT's provacative and police protected blathering at a MoveOn rally in the same place.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Dogma
Dogma

Someone should look into Corey's fraudulent use of his sister bus pass. He uses her bus pass, apparently issued by CU, to travel in between Denver and where he lives in Broomfield at his mother's house. He claims that he can ride free on the buses by simply covering the picture on his sister's bus pass when boarding...

Diggin' Disgus
Diggin' Disgus

Did Corey Donahue sexually assault these people also?

Light Rail Tattler
Light Rail Tattler

The above comment was to be posted as a reply to Robert Gates comment.

Pamela
Pamela

That's what I've been saying. I had to get a restraining order against someone once, and it was HARD even though there was overwhelming evidence of actual and threatened violence, including death threats, to myself and my friends and family. I'm sorry you went through what you did, it's absolutely terrible.

Messia
Messia

im sure if the threats were credible you would either be dead by now or have your restraining order. 

Messia
Messia

you should try being less wordy.

 someone who is so apt to point out grammatical errors can certainly understand how overly redundant and verbose paragraphs are far from an effective way to gain a readers attention on the internet. 

Pamela
Pamela

That's a horrible comment.

Sakes alive!
Sakes alive!

It's in Robert's nature.  Here's a video of him being an annoying douche.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

He's kinda like a bad third-grader with ADD and a sugar high.  Attention-starved, obnoxious, and skid marks in the underwear.  

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You are a liar -- I never asked you to remove comments; I have never even visited OD's facebook page to read them!

Lawrence
Lawrence

Robert is a troll and media whore. Trust nothing from this man. He has asked me to remove comments from occupy denver's facebook page. Robert Chase is an instigator and should not be trusted

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