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Tag Archives: David Lane

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

Misconduct, Teller County Sheriff’s style

Botching a weapons investigation. Getting hoodwinked by Cripple Creek’s reputed “town drunk.” Illegally busting into a van, then yanking out a sick Vietnam vet who […]...

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

Critics see proposed ethics commission cure as bad medicine

Although critics say it would do more damage than good, in a building brimming with possible defendants, the bill might gain traction....

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February 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats
Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional because it is so randomly sought....

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February 27, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office this week made what's sure to be a controversial decision to officially support Secretary of State Scott Gessler's effort to establish a legal defense fund. The fund would host contributions from private donors willing...

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January 11, 2013 Center Well, Politics
Westminster highway drug stop legal and unconstitutional (updated)

Westminster highway drug stop legal and unconstitutional (updated)

BOULDER-- Westminster police conducted a five-and-a-half hour drug stop on I-36 Wednesday night, stopping and searching vehicles for narcotics, which isn't technically constitutional, attorneys say, although the police don't seem to have violated any laws....

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June 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
In nabbing bank robber, Aurora cops set off constitutional alarms

In nabbing bank robber, Aurora cops set off constitutional alarms

Aurora Police conducted a dragnet at a busy intersection last week, stopping just under 20 cars and detaining about 40 people, many of them in handcuffs. Two hours into the operation, the officers nabbed the bank robber they suspected...

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June 7, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Top Stories

Perry’s prayer event part of a larger effort by conservative Christians to unseat Obama

It appears the evolution of Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer event began even earlier than recently reported in Time, and is part of a wider strategy by influential conservative Christian figures to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012....

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July 12, 2011 Center Well, Politics
‘Bad Three’ grabbing national attention

‘Bad Three’ grabbing national attention

It’s probably not fair to say everyone’s talking about Colorado’s three tax-cutting ballot proposals, but it is safe to say they are now getting some […]...

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September 21, 2010 Blog, Politics, 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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