A Local Picture Of Recent ICE Raids

Last week, when federal officials first announced that they had conducted a slew of new immigration raids across the country, members of the local media scrambled to get the skinny on what had happened in Colorado.

Within hours news began to circulate that Dave & Busters and ESPN Zone, restaurants in the Denver-metro area, had been raided.

But even before that, Denver’s Channel 7 News had already posted a graphic about the events on its website along with a story. The picture, which depicts two menacing looking young men decked in hoodies and baseball caps, was cropped with background logos from ESPN Zone and Hard Rock Caf

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.

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