Join us tonight for a conversation on the death penalty in Colorado

What’s the state of the death penalty in Colorado? The Colorado Independent is hosting a panel discussion on the topic tonight. Participants will include Bob Autobee, who has pleaded with prosecutors not to seek death for the man who killed his son; state Rep. Rhonda Fields, whose son’s killer was sentenced to death; Dave Young, the newly elected district attorney in Adams and Broomfield Counties who has prosecuted high-profile capital murder cases; and defense lawyer Derek Samuelson, a criminal defense lawyer in Fort Collins who has defended clients against the death penalty.

The discussion will be moderated by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, who will open the conversation to questions from the audience.

When: 6:30 p.m on Thursday, February 27th

Where: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218. * Come early to find close parking.

This latest in our series of Colorado Independent events — organized especially for Independent donors and readers. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.