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Criminal Justice:

Charges filed in botched transgender surgery case; victim blames a broken health care system

The Denver District Attorney’s office today filed charges against a man who reportedly removed another person’s testicles last week in a botched surgery. The victim, […]...

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May 23, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Judge orders re-release of man mistakenly set free from prison decades early

Denver inmate Rene Lima-Marin, who returned to prison three years ago after mistakenly being released decades early from a 98-year sentence, was ordered released from […]...

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May 16, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Battling lawmakers unite to seek clemency for inmate

Believe it or not, there is one issue upon which battling lawmakers Joe Salazar and Dave Williams agree. The Democrat from Thornton and Republican from […]...

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April 21, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hancock, city officials to ICE: Stay out of courthouses unless you have a warrant

Mayor Michael Hancock, District Attorney Beth McCann and other city officials Thursday asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stay out of Denver courthouses unless in possession of a […]...

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April 6, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Jury finds defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban

A jury Wednesday found three defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban after they were ticketed in late November for sleeping outside with tents and […]...

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April 5, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver homeless activists have their day in court

Denver’s five-year camping ban is on trial today as three homeless defendants contest tickets for sleeping outside with blankets. Police rarely issue tickets for violators of the ban, preferring […]...

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April 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Housing crisis, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Assault on sheriff’s deputy caught on tape, but hardly rare

A city surveillance video puts a new face on the problem of increasing violence at Denver’s overcrowded jail. The footage below shows a housing pod […]...

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March 29, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Unpaid labor is rampant in ICE facilities. This lawsuit could change that — but it won’t likely be the operators who pay.

Federal Judge John Kane ruled last month that nine plaintiffs can move forward with a class-action lawsuit against private contractor GEO Group over alleged underpaid […]...

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March 21, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CO sheriffs association: Increased local ICE enforcement not likely here

The leader of Colorado’s sheriff association says two memos released by the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday clarifying President Donald Trump’s recent immigration orders aren’t […]...

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February 23, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Indy’s Marianne Goodland on this week’s Politics Unplugged

This week on KMGH-7’s Politics Unplugged: the hospital provider fee, what’s next for transportation and how did the 2017 General Assembly fare?    

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Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said after thinking about it more he would not have signed the law. […]

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