Criminal Justice:

Op-Ed: Unique’s fight for justice and a place to call home

Trans people are being killed at alarming rates. In detention. In the streets. In their homes. And we aren’t paying enough attention....

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December 11, 2014 Criminal Justice, Reporter's Notebook, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A closet within a closet

Unique Taylor doesn’t officially exist. That’s because the 37-year-old, convicted for a drug-manufacturing conspiracy, is trapped, quite literally, in two of the most extreme ways […]...

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December 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Taxpayer tab keeps rising for Denver law-enforcement snafus

Denver law enforcement has racked up more than a half million dollars in legal fees for jailing innocent people its officers have misidentified....

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December 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Mix

Denver protestors — and the cops watching them — peaceful after Ferguson decision

Denver officials were concerned about demonstrations turning violent after the ruling was announced, but protesters for the most part remained peaceful....

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November 25, 2014 Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

Black clergy calls for police restraint around possible Ferguson-related protests

If they believed justice were in fact color blind, African American community leaders wouldn’t be calling for police restraint to insure protestor safety in anticipation of a grand jury decision out of Ferguson, Missouri. ...

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November 19, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

Faith leaders target Denver mayor in wake of Booker verdict

DENVER — There were balloons on the front steps of Denver’s detention center Tuesday. Lots of them, in red, black and green. Holding the strings […]...

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October 15, 2014 Criminal Justice, The Mix

Jury hands down historic ruling in Denver deadly excessive-force trial

A federal jury has delivered what may be the costliest verdict yet in a Denver excessive force case. The $4.6 million jury award to Marvin […]...

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Utilities hate your rooftop solar panels, of course

What's the fuss? This: If 10 percent of the energy market were to go to rooftop solar, utility earnings could take as much as a 40 percent hit....

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September 30, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Excessive-force trial throws spotlight on notorious Denver jail

For more than four years, Denver’s official story on Marvin Booker has been that he died of natural causes, coincidentally while under a pile of deputies who had handcuffed, nunchucked, choked and Tasered him....

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September 22, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

Protesters, police keep calm at demonstration for Denver youth shot by police

A mixed bag of slam poets, parents and activists gathered Saturday to protest the July 2 police shooting of a 20-year-old. With video. ...

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September 1, 2014 Criminal Justice, The Mix


March Event: Talking Colorado women in politics at the Mercury Cafe

Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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