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Tag Archives: Murder

Littwin: Counting the gasps

  THIS is the modern story of the death penalty. It begins with a horrific crime and ends, 25 years later, with a botched execution, […]...

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July 25, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Alan Berg: 30 years since the death of the Denver radio legend

“His humor was always political. He could be just as nasty with knee-jerk liberals or self-righteous members of minority groups. He criticized without any prejudice."...

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June 17, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Slain Colorado Corrections Chief Clements No Friend to Prison Culture Inertia

Slain Colorado Corrections Chief Clements No Friend to Prison Culture Inertia

Prison work is an insular occupation. Corrections officials tend to inhabit a culture unto themselves-- tight-lipped, low profile and tough as nails. Tom Clements was an exception....

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March 21, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Appeals Exhausted for Colorado Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer

Appeals Exhausted for Colorado Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of death-row prisoner Nathan Dunlap, the Colorado man convicted of the 1993 murder of four employees at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant. Dunlap's fate is now in...

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February 19, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
In calling himself mainstream, Renfroe jumpstarts senate race

In calling himself mainstream, Renfroe jumpstarts senate race

On the floor of the state senate, firebrand social conservative lawmaker Scott Renfroe has compared homosexuality to murder and lambasted the governor for not calling out the national guard on medical marijuana protesters. But Renfroe is up for reelection and...

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June 10, 2010 Center Well, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
CD3 candidate Beeson catches cold case murder straight out of Hollywood

CD3 candidate Beeson catches cold case murder straight out of Hollywood

Ninth Judicial District DA Martin Beeson, one of two Republican challengers seeking U.S. Rep. John Salazar’s Third Congressional District seat, may be too busy to […]...

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November 20, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Pols Wake Up To Cold Case Crisis

Pols Wake Up To Cold Case Crisis

Many lawmakers indicated surprise and some indignation earlier this month when state Rep. Paul Weissmann proposed abolishing the death penalty in Colorado and using some […]...

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February 22, 2007 Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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