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Judge for yourself: Was Joe Valverde surrendering when killed by Denver cop?

If only life moved in slower motion. That’s what nags at Isabelle Padilla every time she watches images of Denver police gunning down her son, […]...

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July 22, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Summer of rage, summer of outrage

The temptation is to say that we’ve reached a breaking point. That the center cannot hold. That, as The New York Post irresponsibly splashed across […]...

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July 8, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Legal settlement ends Colorado’s practice of denying inmates fresh air

Although fresh air and sunlight come free in Colorado, they have long been denied to hundreds of state prisoners, some of whom have gone years […]...

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July 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Last-minute firing of Owens’ death penalty judge raises suspicions

Lawyers say Colorado’s judicial branch has unlawfully removed a well-respected judge from presiding over the appeal of an Aurora man’s death sentence. After years on the […]...

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June 30, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Victim of Tuesday’s downtown Denver shooting has died

The woman shot yesterday at the Denver Alliance Center for Sustainability has died, according to Denver Police. The department held a news conference this morning […]...

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June 29, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Dems vying for Denver DA each calling for reforms post-Morrissey era

This year’s Denver district attorney’s race is far higher profile than any in memory, yet the three Democrats sparring in today’s primary bemoan that most […]...

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June 28, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

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Join us Monday for an evening with Mike Littwin

Dear readers, If you’re looking for reassurance after the GOP and Democratic conventions, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you need someone who […]

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114 UCCS profs signed a letter protesting a Trump rally on campus in Colorado Springs

  More than 100 professors at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs have signed a letter protesting Donald Trump’s Friday appearance on their campus. Led […]

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