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Tag Archives: Spencer Booker

Family speaks on seventh anniversary of Marvin Booker’s death

Monday, July 10, marked seven years and one day since Marvin Booker died at the hands of five Denver sheriff’s deputies. But on that sad […]...

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July 11, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Events, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: Slain preacher’s family alleges that Denver officers rigged Taser evidence

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]...

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June 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Greene: Mitch Morrissey leaves his fingerprint

It was a year ago this week, and noon hour at the Brown Palace. Members of Denver’s City Club lunched on pork loins with cherry […]...

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January 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, 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

The Bookers are back. Family pushes for reform in the city that killed street preacher

Every July 9, a group gathers outside the Denver jail to remember a moment in city history the Hancock administration would rather forget. That was […]...

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July 10, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, 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

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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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