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Tag Archives: Reginald C. Holmes

GREENE: The sad death of the happiest man in Denver

  I’ve been struggling to write about Sylvester Tally for three weeks now. With each interview I’ve done since his Nov. 28th suicide, I’ve heard […]...

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December 19, 2016 Greene, Health, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

Denver’s excessive force payouts twice as much as Baltimore’s

Baltimore has in the past four years paid out $5.7 million in police brutality settlements, The Baltimore Sun reported last fall. Since Freddie Gray’s death two weeks […]...

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May 1, 2015 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Excessive-force trial throws spotlight on notorious Denver jail

For more than four years, Denver’s official story on Marvin Booker has been that he died of natural causes, coincidentally while under a pile of deputies who had handcuffed, nunchucked, choked and Tasered him....

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September 22, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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