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Criminal Justice:

StoryCorps animation tells excessive-force survivor Alex Landau’s story

Maybe you’ve heard Alex Landau’s story before. Growing up black in Denver, he had never had a bad interaction with cops until six years ago when […]...

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July 28, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Experts: Penalty phase of Aurora shooting trial will be “gut-wrenching”

Aurora theater shooter James Holmes is guilty of all 165 charges against him, a jury found Thursday. Judge Carlos Samour read the long list of […]...

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July 17, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Littwin: James Holmes real trial begins: To kill or not to kill the mentally ill

Now that James Holmes has been found guilty of the terror that he brought to the Aurora theater that night three years ago, the real […]...

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July 17, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Prosecution gets last word in Aurora theater shooting trial

Judge Carlos Samour told the Aurora theater trial audience to go outside to cry. Emotional outbursts are prohibited in the courtroom, and the man who […]...

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July 15, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

So what if he’s crazy? What a not-guilty verdict would mean for James Holmes

The Aurora theater shooting trial could come to an abrupt end this week. If the jury finds James Holmes guilty, jurors will have to decide if […]...

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July 14, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Bookers are back. Family pushes for reform in the city that killed street preacher

Every July 9, a group gathers outside the Denver jail to remember a moment in city history the Hancock administration would rather forget. That was […]...

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July 10, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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 […]...

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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 […]...

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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 […]...

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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 […]...

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

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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 […]

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