Reader: Getting beaten by cops as big a part of Denver experience as pot and microbrews

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Our recent post featuring videos showing Patricia Lucero being bloodied by a Denver cop inspired many readers to weigh in, with some castigating the officer and others taking a more nuanced view. As for this reader, he uses satire and an emoticon to make a stealthily sharp point.

Steven M Palmer writes:

Getting roughed up by the city police is all part of the Denver Experience. It's not all pot shops and microbrews in the Mile High City. :D

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Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

So WHAT if the Chief is Black or the mayor! Black people suffer MOST from police militarization.

Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

It's getting to be part of USA experience and for godsake's has to stop! Police think they are somehow automatically heroes and they are NOT! They are servants of the people and when they think they are our masters it's time to retire them or withhold funding!

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

You really have to be a top notch fuck up to have issues with the Denver police. In the 20 years I've lived in this city I've never even seen a Denver cop even raise their voice toward a citizen.

Jay Baca
Jay Baca

This is typical Denver PD. she should have kept her mouth shut and went civil. Note to all- with Denver- recite this during any altercation- I cooperate fully with an arrest and then zip it till your attorney gets there.

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

This is sadly what DPD has become. The good guys hate this but the new Chief from Lousiana (not Denver sir) thinks this is ok. He is black the mayor is black......

christinealling
christinealling

I've lived in NYC and Philly.  Colorado cops are in a class by themselves.  They are the worst law enforcement in the country.

Barneby
Barneby

The person making that comment has never been to Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, or New York. Nor have they ever, more than likely, had a run in with Denver Cops. Probably just a pansy and entitled white boy.

seanv2026
seanv2026

Ha the cops beating people are mostly white...they are mostly white.

seanv2026
seanv2026

@Barneby  I have had a few run ins with denver cops they are abusive self entitled steroid using freaks who love to hurt kill and destroy anything in there path. They are just as bad as lapd and they are in a city not plagued by violence

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