Thursday, December 08, 2005
Signs - or problems with them - are the reason that Deborah Davis will not be charged???
Deborah Davis, who was arrested for refusing to show her I.D. on a City bus - see my Nov 27th post - is now NOT going to be prosecuted. Still, there will be a rally tomorrow. From her website:
A rally scheduled for this Friday morning in support of Deb's stand in favor of the Freedom to Travel will go ahead as planned. A victory ride on the route 100 RTD bus by Deb and some of her supporters will take place shortly thereafter.
Article Last Updated: 12/08/2005 03:17 AM
Federal Center ID case dropped
By Alicia Caldwell
Denver Post Staff Writer
Citing a technicality, federal authorities said today they will not prosecute a woman who refused to show identification when the public bus she was riding entered the Denver Federal Center.
Deborah Davis, a 50-year-old mother of four, had been given two misdemeanor citations in September by a Federal Protective Services officer and was set to be arraigned on Friday.
But today, a spokesman for the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office said the office would not prosecute her because of problems with the signs outside the federal compound.
Jeff Dorschner, U.S. Attorney spokesman, declined to describe the problems. While Davis and the Denver lawyer who volunteered to represent her were elated by the news, it was unclear today whether there would be any change to the policy requiring riders on bus route 100 to show ID before the bus enters the federal campus in Lakewood.