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TRICKED INTO PLEADING GUILTY: Denver protesters denied access to attorneys

TRICKED INTO PLEADING GUILTY, TOLD THEY FACED 'YEARS'

John Byrne

Published: Thursday August 28, 2008

The ACLU issued a stinging rebuke to the Denver Police Department Wednesday, alleging that the department may have violated laws and constitutional rights of protesters arrested outside the Democratic National Convention.

In the letter, obtained by RAW STORY, the ACLU revealed that the police refused those arrested access to attorneys. Police did not let detainees use phones unless they posted their own bonds, and even failed to provide shoes, in one case marching a protester into court in bare feet and leg shackles, according the ACLU.

What's more, police are said to have tricked protesters into pleading guilty, by giving them the impression they had to plead guilty in order to post bond. This meant that no one was allowed to make a phone call unless they plead guilty, thus making it impossible for arrestees to even call a lawyer until admitting guilt.

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Tags: activism, attorneys, courts, dnc, police, protest
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