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Union Demands Denver Chief Resign After Officers Ordered to Allow Fallen Officer Memorial to be Defaced During Protest

A defaced memorial to fallen Denver, Colo., police officers has led to major backlash that includes the president of the police union, the police chief and a community group said to be responsible for the vandalism. More Here.

February 16, 2015

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James J Gerien @ 2/16/2015 10:39 AM

Chief White should have volunteered to have the red paint thrown on him. Commissioner Bratton in NYPD could advise him on how it feels. It is a disgrace to order Police Officers not to enforce the law.

Tom @ 2/16/2015 11:49 AM

I have to laugh at the guys that says, "well it was washable paint". OK dude how would you like it if I through that same paint on your house or car ? Anyway call it what it is vandalism ie. "Destruction or damage to public property", a crime in any state. How far do we go to let a demonstration break the law, they should not do it at all, ne exceptions, none, period. I would say the same thing if it was a statue of a local marihuana provider. If it has been placed in a public place, it should not be damaged, defaced, or otherwise tampered with. This was no longer a free speech issue, when the paint came out. The Chief needs to brush up on Colorado law, and worry less about the politics. Leave that for the mayor and the rest of the polititians.

Chicago Cop @ 2/16/2015 12:39 PM

That was outrageous that a law enforcement chief would allow that. What's next? Would he allow that at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery?
There was another video I was sent where ISIS invaded a World War II British Memorial Cemetery in Libya. It showed groups that had defecated on soldiers gravestones then rallied as they smashed and pushed them over.
What is next for them? Will gangs from ISIS or sympathetic now invade the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach or outside Bastogne Belgium and do the same thing.

Will Obama demand these countries or our own embassies increase the security to the point of using force to defend these sacred sites?

This is what happens when the votes of such (fill-in-the blank) are more important that the votes and welfare of their police officers.

William . W . Whalen @ 2/17/2015 10:25 AM

WHY , WHY , WHY , I look down and cry when I see this happening .Why would the Chief of police stop his Officers from doing there job . Over all why would he stop them from letting anyone from defacing the memorial of fallen Officers that gave all for the job they love and took on . Why , Why , why , Would Any Chief let anyone belittle any Officers under him or her at anytime .

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 2/17/2015 1:49 PM

Hey Chief White you are a disgrace to the blue uniform you wear and the officers that you are supposed to lead. You let them throw paint next they set it on fire I can't wait to see what you do when the protestors come to the city council meeting have the officers hand over their weapons and say I am sorry. Get your head on straight and enforce the law do not let that 1 percent of idiots rule your town. Grow a pair.

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