Jailhouse Rockies

By William R. Toler

Political protesters at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo. next week could wind up in a secret jail.

On Aug. 13, The Denver Post reported on the holding facility while the location was still secret. A few days later, the location was revealed. However, civil rights groups and other protesters disapprove of the facility dubbed “Gitmo on the Platte.”

The Post later reported that protesters said the “secret jail” was previously unfit for voting machines. “This facility has a long history,” said Glen Spagnuolo. “The city pulled its voting machines from here because the building gets too hot. Yet now, they’ll put people in there who use those machines to vote.

“There are no toilets there. There’s no water, no fire suppression. The city should be ashamed. It needs to stop criminalizing protests.”

Last night on Coast to Coast A.M., Alex Jones spoke with host George Noory about the city-owned warehouse. Jones’ Web site posted an article from the Rocky Mountain News describing the jail from Aug. 13…the same day the Post reported its existance.

The jail “contains dozens of metal cages made of chain-link fence material, topped by rolls of barbed wire. Each of these fenced-in areas is about 15 feet by 15 feet, with a lock on the door. A sign on the wall reads “Warning, electric stun devices used in this facility.”

Last month, Denver officials also made plans to “hide” the homeless during the DNC.

And remember, folks, this is the “Democratic” National Convention.



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