Protesters denied access to attorneys, forced to march in leg shackles, ACLU charges
…In the letter, obtained by RAW STORY, the ACLU revealed that the [Denver Police Department] refused those arrested access to attorneys. Police did not let detainees use phones unless they posted their own bonds, and even failed to provide shoes, in one case marching a protester into court in bare feet and leg shackles, according the ACLU.
What’s more, police are said to have tricked protesters into pleading guilty, by giving them the impression they had to plead guilty in order to post bond. This meant that no one was allowed to make a phone call unless they plead guilty, thus making it impossible for arrestees to even call a lawyer until admitting guilt.
And what, exactly, is the Democratic Party going to be doing about this? Will it be demanding a Justice Department investigation into the matter, hold hearings, anything?
Somehow I doubt it will be taking any action.