Colorado Politics reporter assaulted by member of the public in Denver Capitol newsroom

July 20, 2021
Pat Poblete, a legislative reporter for Colorado Politics, was working in the Capitol newsroom in Denver when he said a woman assaulted him on July 20, 2021.“I was assaulted. In the Capitol newsroom. Because I am a journalist,” Poblete wrote in a series of tweets. “The woman who attacked me and attempted to make off with @MGoodland‘s property was set off when she found out she was in the press room and echoed the rhetoric the former president directed at …

TV producer arrested, released, after the channel’s private security guard shoots a man at dueling Denver protests

October 10, 2020
A 9NEWS producer was arrested alongside a private security guard hired by the TV station, after the guard was involved in a shooting at the site of dueling right- and left-wing protests in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 10, 2020.A “Patriot Rally” was organized for 2 p.m. at the park next to the state Capitol; a counter-protest “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive” was planned for 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center to “drown out” the rally, 9NEWS reported.As the protests were winding down …

Editor at Colorado’s Yellow Scene Magazine hit in groin by rubber bullet while covering protest

May 31, 2020
Johnathen Duran, the content editor at Colorado-based Yellow Scene Magazine, said he was hit in the groin by a rubber bullet while he livestreamed from a Black Lives Matter protest in Denver on May 31, 2020.Duran, who writes under the name De La Vaca, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker he was at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and North Pearl Street at around 9:30 p.m. when a police officer shot at him with a rubber bullet.“I was shot in …

Journalist shoved by Denver police officer

May 30, 2020
A journalist said he was shoved by a police officer while covering protests in Denver, Colorado, on May 30, 2020.The protests were sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital.David Sachs, who reports for Denverite and Colorado Public Radio, said he was covering protests outside of the Colorado Supreme Court …

Yellow Scene Magazine editor shot with pepper balls while covering Denver protest

May 30, 2020
Johnathen Duran, content editor at Colorado-based Yellow Scene Magazine, said he was shot with pepper balls and hit with tear gas while livestreaming from a Black Lives Matter protest in Denver on May 30, 2020.“I was shot in the arm and foot with pepper balls,” Duran, who writes under the name De La Vaca, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “This was at approximately 5:40-6 p.m.,” he said, adding that police officers used chemical agents including smoke bombs and pepper …

Photojournalist covering Denver protests hit by multiple pepper balls

May 29, 2020
Jan Czernik, a photojournalist for Denver 7 News, was struck four times by pepper balls fired by police while covering protests in Denver, Colorado, on May 29, 2020. The reporter accompanying him, Adi Guajardo, said she avoided being hit.The camera Czernik was holding was also hit, damaging the lens.Guajardo tweeted about the experience, initially identifying the projectiles as paintballs:
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