WTF Denver?

According to a story in the Denver Post, the police there don’t seem to have a very good track record in making sure that a person arrested due to an outstanding warrant actually is the one they’re supposed to be looking for. It doesn’t appear that anybody even looks at the description on the warrant, or even whether the person is a man or a woman!

Once arrested, many of these people sit in jail, sometimes for weeks before the mistake is fixed. To make matters worse, the Sixth Amendment is clearly not in effect in Denver, since suspects are often held for over a week before even seeing a judge for the first time.

We do visit Colorado from time to time, since Catherine has family there. But I think it might be wise to avoid Denver on our next trip. (Fortunately Caboose Hobbies has a web store.)


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