Homebrew: Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey’s first death penalty case begins

Death penalty

For the first time in his 10 year career as Denver’s district attorney, Mitch Morrissey is gunning for the death penalty in the case of Dexter Louis who was accused of stabbing five people in a Denver bar and putting a hit out on potential witnesses to his case.

Parting words

Just before leaving office, Denver’s pit-bull auditor Denis Gallagher took yet another snipe at Mayor Michael Hancock for the Department of Human Services’ failures to comply with an audit and the department’s “absolutely abysmal record” of serving clients.

Burnt flag

Earlier today, Colorado Springs cops found a torched American flag that had been stolen from the pole in front of City Hall. They assured the public a new flag would be up by afternoon.

Wiping up

Speaking of vandalism in the Springs, on a “Clean Colorado Sponsored By” highway sign, a prankster wrote “ISIS.” The Gazette reported that few in the military town found the tag funny. It was scrubbed off by workers today.

High price

According to a new report from the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Larimer County families need to earn at least $64,331 a year to be self-sufficient, reported The Coloradoan. That’s nearly three times the federal poverty level of $24,250 a year for a family of four.

Beer bust

New Belgian brewery is opening a brewery at Denver’s Source Hotel, reports Jonathan Shikes of Westword. It will be a ten-barell brewery coupled with a a rooftop barrel-aging lounge and swimming pool. To be clear, the pool will be filled with water – not brew.

Correction July 22, 2015: The initial headline referred to Mitch Morrissey as Denver’s attorney general. This has been changed to reflect Morrissey’s correct title, district attorney.

Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall, Creative Commons, Flickr

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