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Tag Archives: Patrick Firman

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

Rift deepens between Hancock and black leaders

Tensions long have festered between Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver’s black pastors. Especially since the recent death of a mentally ill homeless man restrained by […]...

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December 11, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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 U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]

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