Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda

This story is the second in a series that examines how a rural Colorado community is grappling with the uncertainties around immigration. Read the first story […]...

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May 11, 2018 High Country News, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado DA George Brauchler explains ‘Mass incarceration is a myth’ tweet

  Colorado’s most high-profile district attorney, George Brauchler, has put the phrase “mass incarceration” on trial in the court of public opinion.  The conservative prosecutor […]...

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May 6, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix
Criminalizing homelessness comes at staggering cost

Criminalizing homelessness comes at staggering cost

Eric Schwartz knows the cost of anti-homeless laws. Every time he’s ticketed for illegal camping in Boulder, he spends three days in jail. Tickets are $250 each, […]...

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February 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Racial disparity in marijuana arrests; overall charges down

Criminal justice reform, particularly for communities of color, was one of the principal reasons Coloradans voted two-to-one to legalize marijuana. Now, just over a year […]...

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March 30, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Eyewitness ID reform: Moving right along in Colorado

When State Sen. Ellen Roberts summoned the only person signed up to testify against the eyewitness identification reform bill, there was no response. He didn't show....

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February 10, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

#coleg notebook day 8 — felony DUI is back, tuition debt bill hits early hurdle

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January 14, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

Oklahoma to use secretly-sourced, experimental lethal injections in spite of court ruling

Oklahoma revealed plans Tuesday to use an experimental mix of lethal injections from a secret source to execute two men later this month. Despite a ruling that secrecy around Oklahoma’s purchases of lethal injections is unconstitutional, the state’s attorney general’s...

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

State’s fiscal forecast is up; movement on expanding train transit and rural energy; House passes Jessica’s Law

Notes from the 70th day of the Colorado legislative session. ...

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March 18, 2014 Education, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, The Mix

Lawyers for kids, support for struggling schools, doctors for the hinterlands

Legislators kept it quick and rote on the floor this sunny morning, the last day of February, but yesterday's committee hearings were interesting. ...

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February 28, 2014 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

House Judiciary says no to Colorado debtors’ prisons

  DENVER- Linda Roberts stole canned salmon from a Safeway just over a year ago. She was caught and brought before Wheat Ridge’s municipal court, which […]...

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February 26, 2014 Politics, The Mix

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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