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Federal Lawsuit: District Attorney Dan May’s office filed criminal charges to silence critic

Prosecutors in Colorado Springs stand accused of retaliating against a man who sought to publicly criticize their decision to press charges against him. A civil […]...

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November 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

GREENE: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city jail […]...

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November 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Quick on the draw: Cartoonist Mike Keefe and his thing about gun violence

Some of us here at The Independent have, in one way or another, been working with Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe for a few decades. We […]...

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October 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Keefe, The Beats, Uncategorized

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

Pueblo, Teller Counties face ACLU suit for jailing man six weeks without a court date

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Pueblo and Teller County Sheriff’s Offices on behalf of Michael Bailey, a man who was […]...

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September 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

WATCH: Family Speaks on Anniversary of Marvin Booker’s Death

Monday, July 10, marked seven years and one day since Marvin Booker died at the hands of five Denver sheriff’s deputies. But on that sad […]...

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July 18, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Events, Just In, Past Events, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […]

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