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Colorado mayors to Trump: We’ll take on the Paris climate accord ourselves

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will pull out from the voluntary Paris climate agreement to reduce global warming, a handful of mayors […]...

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June 2, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, 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

Denver rally to ‘protect our Muslim neighbors’ draws thousands

Thousands gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Saturday afternoon to express support for the city’s Muslim community in response to President Donald Trump’s recent ban on refugees […]...

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February 4, 2017 Just In, Politics, 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

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: There’s nothing sweeter than an exoneration. And also nothing sadder.

Twenty-nine years, two months, and 28 days. That’s how long it took Clarence Moses-EL to disentangle himself from a rape he didn’t commit, a 48-year […]...

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November 16, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, The Beats, The Blogs, 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: Pension tension in Colorado

“Colorado’s three largest public pension funds now have about a 40 percent chance of running out of money in the coming decades, putting the Public […]

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