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Criminal Justice:

Misconduct, Teller County Sheriff’s style

Botching a weapons investigation. Getting hoodwinked by Cripple Creek’s reputed “town drunk.” Illegally busting into a van, then yanking out a sick Vietnam vet who […]...

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May 22, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Reader’s View: Two tragedies in Aurora

The Aurora theater shooting trial has been going on for almost a month now and as testimony continues, it is apparent that the shooter’s crimes […]...

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May 22, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Blogs, The Mix

Only in Nevada: Turning the state’s only working execution chamber into a museum

Many Coloradans are eying Nebraska lawmakers’ vote this week to repeal the death penalty. But some heads are turning west toward Nevada where legislators just […]...

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May 22, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Will Hancock’s reform strategy fix Denver’s broken sheriff’s department?

Mayor Michael Hancock is responding to a scathing report about the city’s dysfunctional sheriff’s department by relying on the same people responsible for years of […]...

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May 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado activists buoyed by Nebraska lawmakers’ vote to abolish death-penalty

Colorado anti-death penalty activists are rejoicing that Nebraska lawmakers voted to repeal that state’s death penalty and replace it with life without parole. Even though […]...

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May 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Whose neighborhood is it?

Who heard gunshots a little after 11 p.m. last night? This post, on nextdoor.com, was written in late April by a resident of Northeast Park Hill, […]...

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May 20, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Will Denver’s District Attorney ever throw the book at killer cops?

It has been three and a half months since Denver police fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez. And the world has changed. Police killings in […]...

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May 15, 2015 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Thunderdome 2015: Police body cameras vs. chokeholds

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Juror in wife-murder case criminally charged for mistruths about her background

GRAND JUNCTION – Eleven years ago, Marilyn Charlesworth filled out a jury questionnaire, checking “no” on three separate questions asking if she had ever been a […]...

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May 6, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

VIDEO: ACLU slams Colorado Springs’ officers for racially-biased policing

Ryan and Benjamin Brown, two African American men, were out for a drive when white Colorado Springs police officers pulled them over. One officer pointed […]...

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May 5, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with drilling and fracking policy in the state. Colorado […]

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