Denver, CO—It was during the Democratic National Convention when a Wyoming businessman and African hunter Joseph Calanchini was simply trying to check into a hotel. He was abruptly kidnapped, robbed and internationally humiliated by the Denver Police Department. You can read the original story here.
A concerned hotel employee called police and reported that fact that his luggage included a rifle case. Police detained Calanchini,searched him, his possessions and arrested him despite the fact he broke no laws. They took him off to jail and charged him with violating some gun laws anyway.
The seized his property including his lawfully owned firearms and have never returned it to date. Prosecutors have ended Calanchini’s Orwellian nightmare after police failed to produce evidence for prosecution.
Now it’s time for Calanchini to have his lawyer make a demand for money to compensate him for the violation of civil rights, kidnapping, interruption of business and for doing grievous injury to his reputation.
The taxpayers in Denver need to learn the hard way they have elected and allowed the appointment of rogue public officials. Perhaps they can afford the $10 or 20 million Calanchini deserves for his trouble.