Judge Weighs Occupy Charges Against Denver Police

DENVER (AP) – A federal judge is considering whether to order Denver police to stop enforcing laws in a way that Occupy Denver protesters say violates their free speech.

U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn says he could decide as early as Tuesday whether to issue a temporary restraining order against the city while the protesters’ First Amendment lawsuit is decided in court.

A lawyer for the protesters argued in a hearing Monday that police are harassing the demonstrators and ticketing them for minor offenses because the officers don’t like their anti-Wall Street message.

City lawyers responded that police haven’t changed the way they’re enforcing the law and have been careful to respect the First Amendment. The city says police have closed downtown streets for Occupy Denver marches even though marchers had no permit.

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  1. Get OUT OWS - Denver Doesnt Want You Here says:

    A federal judge is considering whether to order Denver police to stop enforcing laws in a way that Occupy Denver protesters say violates their free speech??

    First and foremost these degenerates do not have a permit. They are breaking the law every night they pollute the street with thier worthless bodies laying around like the waste of flesh they are.

    In addtion to no permit, they have assaulted a police offer, committed several indecent exposure acts, sold drugs, used drugs, spliced into the city electricty, public defacation and urination, public masturbation, sex assault… the list goes on.

    OWS take your filth to Washington where the real problem is.These trashpots are nothing but socialistic class warfare tools created by thier incompetant leader hussein obama.

    How about applying yourself and working to create a better life for yourself instead of sleeping in your own filth on broadway and contributing nothing to society.

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