Taking the Capitol with the Denver Light Brigade
"The urban camping ban is really just probable cause for the police to harass people"
Serenading the Tattered Cover

"It goes on to say that the man “received Serious Bodily Injury” from the blows that included, but were not limited to, the broken nose, broken right tibia and fibula and a gash to his right eye that required stitches."
The Denver police officer arrested Thursday for investigation by prosecutors on an alleged use-of-force violation broke a young man’s nose and both bones in the man's lower-right leg when he beat the man with a metal police baton, according to an affidavit for his arrest.

Elisabeth Epps of the Colorado Freedom Fund (look them up on Facebook!) and Denver Justice Project gets the goods!

"Yesterday evening, just before 5 p.m., Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman issued a press release stating that, effective immediately, “the $30 jail processing fee will be waived for all pre-trial detainees.”

This comes on the heels of the ACLU suing the city of Denver for unfairly jailing people who did not have the ability to pay their way out of jail based on fees,... typically for minor offenses. That financially based jailing conundrum was the situation of the young man at the heart of the ACLU case, Mickey Howard, who was bonded out with the help of Elisabeth Epps, with the Colorado Freedom Fund, over a $10 bail he was not able to pay after the other fees associated with jailing.

Also, last week, the Denver County Court changed the way they assess the $50 fee directly associated with bail. They moved that fee from the front end of the jailing process to the latter end of the case to make sure that people would not be held in jail for an inability to pay the bail fee.

Epps said she considers this a huge victory in the fight for what she calls equitable freedom practices."

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This comes on the heels of a lawsuit from the ACLU against Denver for unfair jailing practices.