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Midnight Mike
08-16-2008, 08:06 PM
DENVER - Activist groups say the converted warehouse poses a threat to civil liberties. The city maintains the facility is needed in case of mass arrests during the Democratic National Convention.

"The public was never going to view this place, it was just found out," Spagnuolo said. "They got caught with this place. They told our lawyers in negotiations that this place didn't even exist."
The makeshift holding center, dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte" by activists, is located on city-owned property near Steele Street and 38th Avenue. Newly-installed security cameras guard the exterior, chain-link fences and barbed wire form cells inside.

"We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they've set up," said Re-create '68 organizer Glenn Spagnuolo.

Spagnuolo and other activists gathered outside the formerly-secret facility on Friday to protest the city's plan to use it as a processing center for all those arrested outside the DNC.

"The public was never going to view this place, it was just found out," Spagnuolo said. "They got caught with this place. They told our lawyers in negotiations that this place didn't even exist."

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adam613
08-16-2008, 08:12 PM
This is what happens when the Democrats try to have their convention in a red state...

(I've heard about those Re-Create '68 guys though...bunch of wackos...and that description was coming from people far more liberal than myself...)

Matt Molnar
08-17-2008, 06:58 PM
This is what happens when the Democrats try to have their convention in a red state...
It's not much different from what the blue state of NY did during the GOP convention in '04.

I don't understand what their problem is though. They should be thanking the city for putting them in their own jail where they can continue the party, and not with actual violent criminals who would beat the snot out of these trust fund kids.