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Denver realtor admits removing Black Lives Matter signs from Hilltop neighborhood

Posted at 10:07 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 09:17:38-04

DENVER — A prominent Denver realtor was fired by RE/MAX for removing Black Lives Matter signs in her neighborhood.

Denice Reich has sold home across Denver for more than three decades. The affluent realtor lives in the Hilltop neighborhood.

A neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous released screenshots to Denver7 of a user who posted on NextDoor that he witnessed Reich removing Black Lives Matter signs while walking his dog. He posted on the website that it happened on Saturday, August 1, around 6:30 a.m. He claims Reich had six to eight signs in her SUV.

Denver7 spoke with Reich Wednesday. She admitted she removed two Black Lives Matter signs, one from her neighbor next door and another from a neighbor across the street. She added that she returned the signs three hours later.

She said on the phone that the signs were as offensive as “KKK” signs and called the Black Lives Matter movement a “terrorist organization” out to destroy America. Reich said she apologized to her neighbors, but was not sorry for standing up against what she referred to as an anti-Semitic organization she found highly offensive. Reich added that she believes Black lives do matter and police reform needs to happen.

She claims her Trump signs were removed four times from her yard.

Denver7 reached out to RE/MAX. In a statement, they wrote while everyone is entitled to their views, they could not "in good faith continue to affiliate with someone who has taken another person's property and trespassed in doing so."

In Denver, removing a sign from private property falls under petty theft.