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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

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Attorney general may have exceeded power in death penalty prosecution

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s office is facing accusations that it overstepped its power in a death penalty case. One of Coffman’s top aides, Assistant […]...

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September 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

GREENE: Slain preacher’s family alleges that Denver officers rigged Taser evidence

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]...

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June 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Four of Colorado’s top climate scientists on grief, activism and hope.

Science, they say, is a left-brained endeavor. But, in light of the People’s Climate March and March on Science over the past two weekends, The Colorado Independent sought […]...

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April 29, 2017 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, Uncategorized

Hail to the Keefe!

Sometimes, words fail us. This week, for many Americans, is one of those times. Enter Mike Keefe, our favorite political cartoonist. He’s a man of […]...

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January 19, 2017 Greene, Just In, Keefe, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Marade 2017: A show of unity

They came in ski hats and waders, trudging through the wet morning snow that blanketed Denver’s City Park. Some carried kids on their shoulders or […]...

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January 16, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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