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Civil Rights:

Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans on […]...

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February 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Greene: How Denver’s outgoing safety manager earned the nickname “STeflon” O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley made headlines Monday when her boss, Mayor Michael Hancock, announced she’ll no longer be running Denver’s safety department and that he’s reassigning her […]...

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February 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Another police beating caught on video. But how many are not?

You know that tree, the proverbial one that falls in the forest and raises the old question of how we know it made a sound […]...

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February 2, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ICE’s modern-day reign of terror

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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February 1, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Keefe: Denver District Attorney Beth McCann’t

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January 29, 2018 Civil Rights, Just In, Keefe

Greene: Copout

Friday’s deadline came and went for Beth McCann to make things right in one of Colorado’s longest and most twisted injustices. In choosing to perpetuate […]...

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January 27, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Greene: Beth McCann, Colorado’s newest innocence denier

Beth McCann won her seat as Denver District Attorney on a promise to restore public confidence in an office notorious for defending law enforcement at […]...

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January 23, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Moments from the 2018 Denver Women’s March

Denver photographer Dave Russell spent much of 2017 documenting the local social justice protests that sprouted in fierce flurries of defiant signs and raised fists […]...

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January 21, 2018 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Stapleton Foundation nixes the S-word from its name

The Stapleton Foundation is dropping the word “Stapleton” from its name in response to residents’ growing frustration that their northeast Denver community honors the memory […]...

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December 15, 2017 Civil Rights, Housing, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Jailed 28 years for a crime he didn’t commit, Moses-EL is now suing Denver

Clarence Moses-EL – exonerated last year after spending 28 years in prison for an attack he didn’t commit – has sued the city of Denver and […]...

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December 15, 2017 Civil Rights, Greene, Just In, The Mix

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How Colorado’s media gave Russian trolls a megaphone

News outlets in Colorado unwittingly gave a signal boost to sneaky social media trolls created by the Russians to interfere with our 2016 presidential election. […]

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