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Criminal Justice:

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin recording […]...

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June 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In

Colorado Supreme Court rules prosecutorial misconduct docs can remain secret in death row case

The Colorado Supreme Court today denied a petition from The Colorado Independent to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in the capital case against Sir Mario Owens, […]...

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June 11, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Salazar, Weiser debate policy in quest for Democratic attorney general nomination

As primary ballots hit mailboxes this week, a Bernie-backed progressive lawmaker and a well-funded mainstream law professor are competing for the Democratic nomination for attorney […]...

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June 9, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeff Sessions promotes “law and order,” condemns Colorado sanctuary cities during Denver visit

It cannot be acceptable in the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday in Denver, that an undocumented person can cross the U.S.-Mexico border […]...

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June 8, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Hickenlooper names judge who presided over trial of Aurora theater shooter to CO Supreme Court

Gov. John Hickenlooper, cementing his imprint on Colorado’s Supreme Court, on Wednesday appointed Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. to the state’s highest court. Samour, formerly […]...

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May 30, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

ACLU gets ‘class action’ status in ICE lawsuit against El Paso County sheriff

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado challenging the way the El Paso County Sheriff works with federal immigration officials and people […]...

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May 1, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon with his ‘racial stereotypes and prejudice’

Carl Dubler would prefer that I not write this. The software marketer from Centennial served as foreman of the 2009 jury that convicted and handed […]...

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April 28, 2018 All stories, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Must Reads, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado bill would open records on completed police internal affairs investigations

Colorado would join a dozen other states that require public disclosure of internal records on police misconduct under legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday. […]...

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April 23, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in excessive force homicide

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The […]...

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March 19, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: Mennonite criminal investigator will take the stand in capital case. Here’s why her testimony could be pivotal.

(This story has been updated.) The investigator who has spent nearly two weeks in jail for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty […]...

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March 12, 2018 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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