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Luck of the law: CO sheriff’s policies on reporting to ICE are all over the map

For years, any time Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked, sheriffs across Colorado held suspected undocumented immigrants for up to two business days beyond their release […]...

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February 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver’s review of jailhouse killing has taken 13 months, and counting

It has been nearly 13 months since the Denver Sheriff’s Department launched its internal investigation into the death of Michael Marshall, a mentally ill homeless man who choked […]...

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February 3, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Violence is surging in Denver’s jails

  Assaults among inmates in Denver’s jails have increased 784 percent since 2011 and spiked dramatically in the past two years, according to data obtained […]...

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February 1, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado ACLU sees uptick in support as a ‘backstop’ to Donald Trump

  Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union raked in $24 million in online donations— six times its typical annual haul from cyber givers. […]...

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January 30, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Uncertainty reigns, but Trump’s sanctuary city crackdown appears more bark than bite

Before Donald Trump issued Wednesday’s executive order on interior security, the order that includes a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, this is what would happen […]...

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January 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver Sheriff’s Department is flailing, despite reform efforts

Fifteen months after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Sheriff Patrick Firman as a “change agent” to reform the city’s jails, deputies see conditions as unchanged […]...

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January 25, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver Marade 2017: A show of unity

They came in ski hats and waders, trudging through the wet morning snow that blanketed Denver’s City Park. Some carried kids on their shoulders or […]...

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January 16, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Greene: Mitch Morrissey leaves his fingerprint

It was a year ago this week, and noon hour at the Brown Palace. Members of Denver’s City Club lunched on pork loins with cherry […]...

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January 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

New laws in the new year: minimum wage, human trafficking and employee records

Coloradans won’t be able to buy full strength beer in grocery stores in 2017, and it’ll still be illegal for communities to ban fracking. Those […]...

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December 29, 2016 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The True Story of Two Drifters Who Became Cannabis Pioneers

After the recent election, marijuana is now legal in some form in 25 states. Colorado, of course, was a trendsetter in this regard, legalizing pot […]...

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December 9, 2016 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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The Home Front: ‘This is the first I’ve viewed the legislation,’ says Cory Gardner, one of 13 senators tasked with writing new healthcare law

Nine out of about a dozen of the state’s largest newspapers carried news on the front page today about a healthcare bill Republicans in the […]

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