What is Harassment in Denver?
A person commits the crime of Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, in Denver if he or she does any one of the following things with the intent to harass another person: a) strike, shove, kick, or touch another person, b) direct obscene language or an obscene gesture at another person in a public place, c) follows a person in or about a public place, e) intimidate another person via telephone or other electronic means, f) make a phone call or cause a phone to ring with no purpose of legitimate conversation, g) makes repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another, or h) repeated insults, taunts, challenges or makes communication in offensively coarse language to another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response. This is just a summary of this statute, but you can see how this law encompasses almost every situation where a person might outwardly express his or her dissatisfaction with another. That is why it is so easily abused.