Denver Police Increase Security at Homes of State Supreme Court Justices Despite Lack of Credible Threats

The recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot has sparked rumors of threats against the judges on the court. In response to these rumors, the Denver Police Department has reportedly increased patrols around the homes of the justices. This move comes amid growing concerns over the safety of the judges in light of their controversial ruling.

While there is uncertainty surrounding the credibility of these threats, the media has continued to sensationalize the story. According to The Hill, the Denver Police Department has issued a statement indicating that they are investigating reports of threats or harassment against the justices and are providing extra patrols around their residences. They have also stated that additional safety support will be provided if requested by the justices.

The heightened security measures come in the aftermath of the court’s 4-3 decision to block Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot, citing the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment. The court ruled that Trump had engaged in an insurrection through his actions leading up to and on January 6, 2021, when a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

In light of these developments, CNN ran a story hyping the threats against the Colorado Supreme Court justices, only to later admit that there were no specific or credible threats. According to NewsBusters, CNN reporter Katelyn Polantz was forced to acknowledge that “no specific threats” had been made and that the story essentially amounted to law enforcement authorities combing through social media sites for any potential leads.

The admission by CNN has led to criticism of the media’s handling of the situation, with many accusing them of perpetuating a narrative designed to make supporters of Donald Trump appear dangerous and threatening. This criticism is part of a larger trend in which conservative voices argue that protection and concern are only extended to liberal figures, while conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have faced harassment and threats without similar levels of public outrage.

In the end, the situation surrounding the threats against the Colorado Supreme Court justices calls attention to the complex intersection of politics, media, and security concerns. As the story continues to develop, it remains to be seen how the authorities and the media will handle their respective roles in this ongoing narrative.


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