bg

Criminal Justice:

Power to the people! The Hancock administration’s odd understanding of “community”

It can be telling how some folks define the word “community.” The bubble in which Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration operates became all too apparent […]...

> read more

July 1, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

How did these cops calm a mentally ill man? Stun guns

Shane French is widely known around the small southwestern Colorado town of Cortez as a nuisance and a menace. He is mentally ill. He acts […]...

> read more

June 29, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Confederate and American flags burned at Denver anti-racist rally

“If he was black, he’d be dead. You better believe it,” Denver civil rights activist Virgil Robinson said about Dylann Roof — the young white […]...

> read more

June 24, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Buried Seedz of Resistance uproots Denver Pride with protest against police violence

This article has been updated. Beads, bracelets and condoms littered the intersection of Colfax and Lafayette this Sunday during the Denver Pride parade. People danced; music […]...

> read more

June 22, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

VIDEO: Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene and Jon Caldara talk excessive force in Denver

Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene sat down with Jon Caldara of the libertarian think tank the Independence Institute to talk about Denver’s excessive-force problem. Here’s […]...

> read more

June 22, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado police killings in four numbers

  The data above came from the U.S. Census, The Guardian and the Officer Down Memorial Page....

> read more

June 15, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Aurora theater shooter’s parents offer mute support for his life

CENTENNIAL — Day after day since the Aurora theater trial started in April, Arlene and Bob Holmes take their seats in Courtroom 201 of the […]...

> read more

June 11, 2015 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver police revise policy on shooting into moving vehicles

Shooting at a moving car is no longer an allowable form of self-defense for Denver Police, according to revised regulations for discharging firearms approved yesterday. […]...

> read more

June 9, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Jessica Hernandez’s killers ‘justified’ – like all killer cops under Morrissey

Nobody expected Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey to indict police officers for killing 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez. Denver, after all, isn’t a city known for taking […]...

> read more

June 5, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

District Attorney will not prosecute police who killed Jessica Hernandez

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has opted not to prosecute the Denver police officers who killed unarmed 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez January 26 in Park Hill. Morrissey has […]...

> read more

June 5, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

EVENTS

img
VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

Read More

TWITTER