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Criminal Justice:

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

New law requires Colorado police to record interrogations

About one quarter of wrongful convictions stem from false confessions. We at The Independent have reported on several cases in Colorado and elsewhere in which […]...

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June 13, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Settlement will pay back Colorado victims of illegal predatory lending

An online subprime loan company accused of charging consumers rates in excess of Colorado law has been barred from doing business in the state. And […]...

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June 8, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Boulder County refuses to release jail death videotapes

Boulder County is refusing to release videotape that may shed light on the May 27 death of Stephanie Anderson in the county’s jail. The mother […]...

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June 8, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Community voice: Learn the facts about your DA race

What do you know about your district attorney? The Denver Justice Project sees this role as the most influential in the criminal justice system. The […]...

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May 24, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Attorney Frank Azar strong arms $50k into Denver DA race

Story updated, 5/20/16 A mysterious $50,000 donation from a Texas holding company to a Democratic campaign committee has a surprising source: Franklin Azar, a personal […]...

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May 19, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

DA Morrissey drops 15-year-old’s charges, then insults her family

Denver’s District Attorney Mitch Morrissey took to Facebook to announce he was dropping all charges against a 15-year-old girl and to blast her family for a “grandstanding […]...

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April 15, 2016 Criminal Justice, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Cynthia Coffman and Mitch Morrissey sued over post-conviction reviews

Colorado’s Attorney General and Denver’s District Attorney are hiding records from a $2.6 million project to identify wrongful convictions, according to a lawsuit filed this […]...

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April 14, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Moses-EL case set for new trial with key evidence missing

The Denver District Attorney’s office is moving forward re-prosecuting Clarence Moses-EL for an attack to which another man has confessed. Mitch Morrissey’s chief deputy convinced […]...

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April 14, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Aurora’s heavily white police force is firing at blacks

Aurora police are shooting black people at a rate that’s more than three times higher than that city’s black population. A statewide review of police […]...

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April 13, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

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Mixed Messages: Navigating Climate Change Coverage in the Modern Media Landscape

Coverage of climate change highlights the opportunity to provide the skills and resources needed to better navigate the media landscape. Join local media and climate […]

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Littwin: As dawn breaks upon a new world, Trump thinks only of himself

If I read my Twitter feed correctly, the lesson that Americans should take from Brexit is not that the European project has been turned on […]

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