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Criminal Justice:

Missing Persons Day declared in Colorado

This week marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of 21-year old Kelsie Schelling of Yuma. Schelling disappeared around February 5, 2013. She had discovered she was […]...

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February 3, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Fort Collins cops’ FB page is jumping with fish puns

Reporters spend a lot of time writing about the crimes of cops: excessive force, homicides and other miscarriages of justice. The Fort Collins police have engaged in […]...

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January 30, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Why death penalty abolitionists hit the snooze button in Colorado this year

Activists working to put a stop to Colorado’s death penalty have decided not to push a legislative agenda this year. Capital punishment advocates are moving forward […]...

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January 25, 2016 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Michael Marshall didn’t have to die

Denver sheriff’s staff restrained Michael Lee Marshall and put a spit guard on his mouth. He choked on his own vomit, lost consciousness and died nine […]...

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January 22, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Marshall strapped in restraints, lifeless, while deputies stood around

New details about Michael Lee Marshall’s final minutes of consciousness can be discerned from videotapes that, after a hunger strike and a lawsuit, the city […]...

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January 21, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Video: Denver deputies fatally restrain Michael Marshall

Michael Lee Marshall, a mentally ill, homeless man, was fatally restrained by Denver sheriff’s deputies at the jail in November. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced this […]...

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January 21, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

D.A. won’t prosecute deputies who killed Michael Lee Marshall. Video released to family

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey’s office will not prosecute the sheriff’s deputies who fatally restrained Michael Lee Marshall, a homeless, mentally ill man, at the […]...

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January 21, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Independent sues Denver: Release the Michael Marshall tapes

  The Colorado Independent has sued the City and County of Denver demanding the release of videotapes showing sheriff’s deputies’ fatal confrontation with Michael Lee […]...

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January 20, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Black Lives Matter commandeers Denver’s MLK Day Marade

Black Lives Matter 5280 and other social justice organizations took over the annual MLK Day march, demanding an end to police violence.   Roughly 2,000 […]...

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January 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver DA candidates talk police violence, race and wrongful conviction

Denver’s district attorney candidates will participate in a forum after the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and parade. In the midst of the […]...

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January 18, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Here’s how many unaffiliated voters became Dems before the Colorado deadline

  During a Feb. 3 event for Bernie Sanders in Colorado Springs, field director Josh Phillips told supporters the campaign had convinced 3,000 non-Democratic voters to change […]

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