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Criminal Justice:

Battling lawmakers unite to seek clemency for inmate

Believe it or not, there is one issue upon which battling lawmakers Joe Salazar and Dave Williams agree. The Democrat from Thornton and Republican from […]...

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April 21, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hancock, city officials to ICE: Stay out of courthouses unless you have a warrant

Mayor Michael Hancock, District Attorney Beth McCann and other city officials Thursday asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stay out of Denver courthouses unless in possession of a […]...

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April 6, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Jury finds defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban

A jury Wednesday found three defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban after they were ticketed in late November for sleeping outside with tents and […]...

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April 5, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver homeless activists have their day in court

Denver’s five-year camping ban is on trial today as three homeless defendants contest tickets for sleeping outside with blankets. Police rarely issue tickets for violators of the ban, preferring […]...

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April 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Housing crisis, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Assault on sheriff’s deputy caught on tape, but hardly rare

A city surveillance video puts a new face on the problem of increasing violence at Denver’s overcrowded jail. The footage below shows a housing pod […]...

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March 29, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Unpaid labor is rampant in ICE facilities. This lawsuit could change that — but it won’t likely be the operators who pay.

Federal Judge John Kane ruled last month that nine plaintiffs can move forward with a class-action lawsuit against private contractor GEO Group over alleged underpaid […]...

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March 21, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CO sheriffs association: Increased local ICE enforcement not likely here

The leader of Colorado’s sheriff association says two memos released by the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday clarifying President Donald Trump’s recent immigration orders aren’t […]...

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February 23, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby are proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for learning and community engagement on the important […]

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The Home Front: Sheriffs’ office shakeup in Denver

“A reorganization in the top ranks of the Denver Sheriff Department has stripped the sheriff of his budget staff and elevated a former sheriff who […]

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