🦄 Investigative, Police

Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) signed into law by Mayor Michael Hancock during his first term in 2012. When investigating…

🦄 Investigative

Denver Paid Clean-Up Company $400,000 to Help in Houseless Sweeps

Denver, CO – For at least two years, the city of Denver has been contracting Custom Environmental Services, Inc. (CES) to assist in clearing out camps of people without housing. Unicorn Riot filed Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests and received about 50 invoices sent…

🦄 Direct Action, Investigative, Tech

Records Release: Denver Police Twitter Block List

Denver, CO – After filing a request under the Colorado Open Records Act, Unicorn Riot has received a list of all twitter accounts that have been blocked by the official @DenverPolice twitter handle.
According to Mary Dulacki, records custodian for Denver’s Department of Safety, no…

🦄 Community, Investigative

Racist Chain Letter Sent by Denver RTD Employee

After the August 2015 police shooting of Mike Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson, a “chain letter” entitled “Words Of A Dying Black Man” began to circulate in forwarded emails and blog posts. The letter, which claims to be written by an elderly black Korean…