Skip to comments.Civil War monument at Colorado Capitol toppled overnight
Posted on 06/25/2020 4:36:29 PM PDT by rintintin
The Civil War monument erected in 1909 outside Colorados Capitol that commemorated, in part, the Sand Creek Massacre was toppled overnight, the latest act by protesters across the nation to tear down statues honoring perpetrators of racist acts.
Trooper Gary Cutler, spokesman for Colorado State Patrol, which polices the Capitol grounds, said individuals brought the statue down around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. He wouldnt say how many were involved or whether their identities are known. The case has been turned over to the Denver Police Department.
It was up yesterday and it was down today, said Doug Platt, communications manager at the citys Department of Personnel and Administration, which maintains the grounds and building.
The base of the monument is covered in graffiti Defund cops, Denver where are you? but Cutler said he didnt know whether it was fresh or left over from the demonstrations that have taken place at the Capitol in the weeks since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide movement for racial justice and police reform.
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The Confederate under Sibley were moving north to take the Denver gold fields supposedly for the rebs but actually Sublet wanted it to start a country in AZ NM and Chihuahua. Union forces included 1st Colorado volunteers whose F co. Was actually a mounted unit (I was in a reenactment unit in the 80s). They stopped the rebs at Glorieta Pass in northern Nm.
On and off just like the rest of the country
Says someone from Illinois
What part of town did you live in....the west side has always had its problems
So how come the loser Denver police didn’t stop them?
These cops are not earning their pay and benefits.
Maybe illannoy in the 1830’s!
6770 Green Court. I still remember the street after 67 years!
The chaindog cops were ordered to stand down by the corrupt mayor hancock, I would guess. “Just following orders.”
The west side
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If you are thinking about relocating a business, don't think Colorado. COVID stopped this year's legislature. Next year, the Democrats will destroy everything that has made Colorado business friendly for the last 40 years.
Hideout for scoundrels, hoodlums, malcontents and lollygaggers.
Why is it always the West side of any town/city happens to be the one with all the problems? Any place I’ve ever lived it was either the West side or the East side, Pueblo being one of them.
Hey!.. aren’t BANKS and ATMs capitalist monuments to RACISM and GREED? /s
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