Colorado Judges In Danger?

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( – The Denver Police Department announced on Tuesday that they are actively investigating threats and harassment directed at justices of the Colorado Supreme Court. In response to these concerns, the department has increased patrols near the homes of the justices.

A representative from the Denver Police Department stated that they are offering additional patrols around the residences of the justices located in Denver. They are also prepared to provide further security support as needed.

This heightened security measure follows a series of threats against the justices after a contentious decision that disqualified former President Trump from being on Colorado’s presidential primary ballot for 2024. The ruling, which was a narrow 4-3 decision, invoked the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment. The court determined that Trump’s actions leading up to and on January 6, 2021, when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, constituted an insurrection.

The Denver Police Department emphasized in their statement that they are collaborating with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate any threats or harassment towards the justices. They also mentioned that due to ongoing investigations and considerations of safety and privacy, details about these investigations would not be disclosed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also involved in addressing these threats. Vikki Migoya, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Denver Field Office, confirmed that the FBI is aware of the situation and is coordinating with local law enforcement. The FBI committed to vigorously investigating any threats or acts of violence, especially those motivated by extremist views.

Following the court’s decision, social media platforms saw a surge in violent rhetoric against the justices, primarily from supporters of Trump. This information, detailed in a report by the nonpartisan research group Advance Democracy and first reported by NBC News, includes several online threats to harm or kill the justices.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to review this ruling, which the Trump campaign has promised to appeal quickly.

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