Tag Archives: michael hancock

Marshall strapped in restraints, lifeless, while deputies stood around

New details about Michael Lee Marshall’s final minutes of consciousness can be discerned from videotapes that, after a hunger strike and a lawsuit, the city […]...

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January 21, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Black Lives Matter commandeers Denver’s MLK Day Marade

Black Lives Matter 5280 and other social justice organizations took over the annual MLK Day march, demanding an end to police violence.   Roughly 2,000 […]...

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

Family of man killed in jail slams Denver for “cover up”

The family of Michael Lee Marshall — a homeless man killed by Denver sheriff’s deputies — says Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration tainted the homicide investigation […]...

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January 15, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Hillary Clinton visits Colorado, but dodges the state’s big issues

Hillary Clinton came to Colorado Tuesday looking for another opportunity to close the enthusiasm gap between her and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Her speech in […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver tries to spur condo construction by limiting homeowners’ right to sue

Monday Denver became the latest municipality to enact so-called construction defects reform. City Council approved a proposal out of the Mayor’s office that will make it harder […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Michael Lee Marshall and Marvin Booker: Parallels in both life and death

Michael Lee Marshall didn’t know about Marvin Booker until days before he died. The two men had lots in common. Both had mental health problems […]...

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November 23, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Denver inmate dies after sheriff’s deputies restrained him

A mentally ill inmate who apparently posed no physical threat when three sheriff’s deputies restrained him into unconsciousness at the Denver jail has died after […]...

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November 20, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s DIA’s new hotel — indeterminately over-budget!

  Depending on whom you speak with, the hotel opening tomorrow at Denver International Airport resembles a bird in flight, or an airplane, or a […]...

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November 18, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver sheriff’s budget is out of line, say community activists

Denver has an addiction problem – an addiction to jails and prisons. And the time has come for the city to get off its jail […]...

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

Transparency? Not so much in Hancock’s appointment of new sheriff.

Michael Hancock had hoped that finding a new sheriff would cure what ails Denver’s violence-plagued, scandal-ridden and otherwise dysfunctional sheriff’s department. But, for the second […]...

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October 16, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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The Colorado Independent is happy to announce our participation in the News Match 2017 fundraising campaign. This is your chance to double your tax-deductible donation to our […]

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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