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Federal Lawsuit: District Attorney Dan May’s office filed criminal charges to silence critic

Prosecutors in Colorado Springs stand accused of retaliating against a man who sought to publicly criticize their decision to press charges against him. A civil […]...

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November 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

GREENE: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city jail […]...

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November 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado DREAMer makes his case in Washington

This week, I had the unique opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. and join Dreamers from across the country to advocate for the Dream Act. […]...

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October 5, 2017 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Colorado wants to help these 230 schools improve learning. Here’s the state’s first step.

More than 200 Colorado schools, most with vast and stubborn achievement gaps, could be eligible under new federal guidelines for a slice of $11 million […]...

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October 2, 2017 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver DA launches grand jury probe into handling of Taser in preacher’s killing

Denver prosecutors are launching a grand jury investigation into the handling of the weapon that city sheriff’s deputies used in 2010 to kill a homeless […]...

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September 28, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]...

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September 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Pueblo, Teller Counties face ACLU suit for jailing man six weeks without a court date

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Pueblo and Teller County Sheriff’s Offices on behalf of Michael Bailey, a man who was […]...

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September 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Griego: ‘Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic.’ Denver Dreamers speak out.

Among the couple hundred protesters who marched from North High School Tuesday to join the many hundreds of others who converged upon Auraria Campus in […]...

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September 6, 2017 Civil Rights, Griego, Immigration, Just In

Greene: School bus aide gets 20 months for brutalizing autistic student

On my way into a Boulder courtroom Friday morning, I expected to see a blank-eyed defendant slumped in her chair, indifferent to the crimes for […]...

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August 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Guest Post: I’m a veteran who is transgender. These are the facts.

On 26 July 2017, President Trump used his primary method of communication – Twitter – to drop a bombshell on the U.S. military, stating that […]...

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July 27, 2017 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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