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Police in Denver ordered to take blankets from homeless people

In a video that has now gone viral, police officers with the Denver PD are seen taking blankets from homeless people during frigid winter temperatures. The officers were enforcing an ordinance that ban people from “unauthorized camping” on public sidewalks. The police department released a statement saying the blankets, tents, and other winter survival gear was confiscated as “evidence.”

The Denver PD has since released a press statement supposedly explaining what was actually taking place in the captured footage. 

In a survey done in January 2016, the city of Denver had 5,728 homeless individuals on one-single night alone. Denver isn’t the only major city dealing with a huge spike in its homeless population. The number of homeless people throughout America at the beginning of 2016 was pegged at 549,928 and increasing. An estimated 700 plus homeless individuals die of hypothermia each year in America when outside temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Groups such as the ACLU are condemning police departments for criminalizing homelessness. The police department in Denver have been issuing homeless people tickets for $999 for violating the public camping ordinance. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless spokeswoman Cathy Alderman, issued a statement that said the organization is “disappointed in the aggressive enforcement actions taken” by the city’s police department in moving the homeless along, instead of providing a legitimate solution to the homeless situation.

Since the release of the videos on November 28th & 29th, the city of Denver’s mayor, Michael Hancock, has directed police to stop taking blankets and camping equipment from homeless individuals until April 2017, when outside temperatures start to warm-up.

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Rachel Willis September 10, 2019 at 4:09 am

How do you steal from the homeless 🤔

Aaron November 18, 2019 at 5:42 pm

You’ve got to be a heartless piece of shit to do this to another member of the human race.

Arthur Marcotte January 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm

If you fucks are going to put them in a bind like that I say fuck all them apartment buildings, there building make them into shelters for the homeless and for the veterans.

Cam Cam January 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm

But they were only doing their job said every Nazi ever

Walter Farrow Jr July 17, 2021 at 2:49 am

I Agree Wholeheartedly…!!!

Ronika January 2, 2020 at 12:23 pm

I’m so confused and concerned Right now! How and why would they take from the homeless in the summer, winter spring or fall.. homeless ppl are everywhere. The police should be ashamed to Even ask for their cover in the middle of winter.. what if it was their relatives? Unfreakingbelievable

Chris January 3, 2020 at 9:39 am

This is straight bullshit….now is the time of ANARCHY….Throw the government overboard

Elizabeth s Allen January 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm

First they came for the homeless…the poor, elderly working class are considered useless eaters to these satanists.

Braxton January 9, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Actually I think your referring to lucifarianism and or specific organization. If you look up satanism it is actually against there code to steal or mess with anyone who isn’t directly messing with them satanism is more of a mind your own business and respect others if they respect you kind of a thing it’s actually really interesting they don’t “worship Satan” they just focus on themselves

Betty January 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm

Luciferians, as well as Satanists would not participate in the removing of blankets, food or shelter from homeless people..I suspect that the vast majority of the ‘officers’ involved in this, from the top ones who issued the orders to those who carried them out, identify as ‘christian’..Proving, once again that there’s no hate like that good, ‘christian love…’..So far from the ‘christ’ they claim to emulate…who would (if he existed) be HANDING OUT FOOD BLANKETS AND TENTS…maybe even homes and jobs..but of course most of those who claim to live a good ‘christian ‘ life, spend far more time and effort hating and judging than they do praying or ACTUALLY HELPING ANYONE….

CCinRI January 9, 2020 at 11:04 pm

The mayor, police department and individual officers should be criminally charged if any of the homeless die of exposure as a result of their actions… and they should remember, the Nuremberg Defense didn’t work, in the 40s and it won’t for them now.


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