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Code Pink Harridan Busted By Denver Cops

From Denver’s Rocky Mountain Times:

Code Pink protester still in jail after skirmish

By Paul A. Anthony, Rocky Mountain News
August 26, 2008

A Code Pink protester shown on video being shoved to the ground by a police officer’s baton and later hauled away remains in jail on a charge of interfering with an arrest but should be released tonight, Code Pink officials say.

Alicia Forrest was arrested outside Civic Center after confronting officers and asking them questions about another arrest they were making, said Sally Newman, legal liaison and spokeswoman for the group.

“She was one of a number of people trying to find out where this person was being taken,” Newman said. “They just arrested her along with him.”

The video shows an officer quickly shoving Forrest with the length of his baton, forcing her to the ground with a smack. Later, as she was speaking with reporters, the video shows police coming behind her and dragging her away.

Lt. Ron Saunier, a police spokesman, said the 30-second video is “kind of jumpy” on his computer and doesn’t give the full context of the situation.

“Just shown in that context, you don’t get what the whole dynamics or the full situation is,” he said.

Richard Rosenthal, Denver’s independent monitor, who saw the video online at the request of the Rocky, said the incident warrants additional review.

“Obviously, looking at that, I’d want to look at the use of force report. I’d want the department to look and evaluate,” he said.

Rosenthal declined to share his initial thoughts on the officer’s actions.

“I can’t do that,” he said. “My job is to maintain objectivity until the completion of an investigation. What I can say is I think that that warrants additional review … But I have to maintain objectivity on anything because you can’t rush to judgment.”

Code Pink posted a $500 bail for Forrest, and the group expects her to be released in four to six hours, Newman said.

“It’s really frustrating that we have this incident of violence now,” she said…

It’s about time these terrorist supporters were put in their place.

Of course, as the video clearly shows, the officer barely nudged her.  But the Code Pinkers have long since been trained to always act as if they are being brutalized.

We do wonder if Mr. Conyers paid the $500 bail as usual, or did the money come straight from Mr. Soros this time?

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