DNC’s Denver Gitmo ?


CBS4 Denver

‘Gitmo On The Platte’ Set As Holding Cell For DNC

Written By Rick Sallinger

DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 News has learned if mass arrests happen at the Democratic Convention, those taken into custody will be jailed in a warehouse owned by the City of Denver. Investigator Rick Sallinger discovered the location and managed to get inside for a look.

The newly created lockup is on the northeast side of Denver.

Inside are dozens are metal cages. They are made out of chain link fence material and topped by rolls of barbed wire.

“This is a secured environment,” Capt. Frank Gale of the Denver Sheriff’s Department told CBS4. “We’re concerned about how that’s going to be utilized by people who will be potentially disruptive.”

In past conventions, mass arrests have taken place.

With Denver’s jails already overflowing, new space had to be created and officers trained.

Each of the fenced areas is about 5 yards by 5 yards and there is a lock on the door. A sign on the wall reads “Warning! Electric stun devices used in this facility.”

CBS4 showed its video to leaders of groups that plan to demonstrate during the convention.

“Very bare bones and very reminiscent of a political prisoner camp or a concentration camp,” said Zoe Williams of Code Pink.

Williams was one of those arrested at the Republican Convention in New York in 2004.

“That’s how you treat cattle,” said Adam Jung of the group Tent State University. “You showed the sign where it said stun gun in use and you just change the word gun for bolt and it’s a meat processing plant.”

Gale would not discuss the facility at this time.

“We want to make sure we got our game plan set,” he said, “We want to make sure the entire procedure is laid out all the personnel know what they are supposed to do.”

The plans were to keep this lockup a secret, at least for now.

The American Civil Liberties Union says it will ask the City of Denver how prisoners will get access to food and water, bathrooms, telephones, plus medical care, and if there will be a place to meet with attorneys.

The protesters have already given this place a name: “Gitmo on the Platte.”

9 Responses

  1. somehow, it just seems like poetic justice.

  2. Gitmo on the Platte Location.
    Click my name to see map.

    This is where the county used to store the voting machines. They removed all the machines and started putting up fences with the “help” of the Youth Offenders Work Program.
    Two days ago they loaded in all the riot gear.
    This facility has minimal toilets (no more than 2 toilets & 2 urinals), NO Air conditioning or swamp coolers. Still contains asbestos insulation. Internal temperatures can get extremely hot without some sort of cooling or cross breeze.
    This is an enterprise zone surrounded by various businesses. It is not suitable for housing humans for any amount of time.

  3. It sounds like it’s perfectly suitable for housing smelly hippies though!

    Recreate ’68!

  4. These folks won’t be happy until they are suffering. Make sure all the cameras are there to capture the depridation, the inhumanity, the tears. Maybe there will be interviews with France 2 or Al Jiz. It’s all so dreamy. Like an amusement park for Perpetually Offended Outraged Protesters. And orange jumpsuits, yes. A lack of earth tones, no hemp clothes. Polyester. Make zem all vear polyester.

  5. I guess the inteligent thing to do would NOT do anything to get sent there, but hey, who are we talking about????

  6. I love the internet fever about “FEMA Concentration Camps” and how the New World Order is always right on the cusp of a major clampdown that will fortell mass executions of the enemies of the Illuminati.

    In reality, these protesters will be booked just long enough to keep them from disrupting the convention and then released again so they can get back to their Myspace profiles and blog about how they narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Global Elite.

    Battle on Truth Warriors!

  7. I have to agree that the whiners will get what they deserve. What is the protesting all about anyway, and who really cares. It is a personal choice, you can choose to behave or you can choose very stupid behavior. Suffer the consequences. Spray them with water every two hours maybe this will get them used to bathing.

  8. If everybody acts like ‘good boys and girls’ — they won’t have to go there! :)

    O – No! in ’08

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