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Littwin: The dangers cops face every day do not include a reporter wielding an iPhone

As you may have heard, Indy editor Susan Greene was handcuffed and detained by two Denver cops Thursday in front of the state Capitol for […]...

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July 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns

Greene: That time a Denver cop made up excuses to handcuff a reporter

Tina Griego – my colleague who’d normally edit this column – suggested that I calm down and sleep on it before writing. Find your grounding, […]...

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July 6, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper responds to cries against separating immigrant families. Activists call for public vigilance.

About 60 people chanting rally cries such as “Actions not words, John, actions not words” took to the Capitol Monday morning demanding that Gov. John […]...

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June 18, 2018 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

‘Don’t leave us in this fight’: Rallying in Denver, immigrants decry family separation

What is happening now at the U.S.-Mexico border, where immigrant parents and children are being forcibly separated under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy is “not […]...

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June 15, 2018 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin recording […]...

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June 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In

Colorado Supreme Court rules prosecutorial misconduct docs can remain secret in death row case

The Colorado Supreme Court today denied a petition from The Colorado Independent to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in the capital case against Sir Mario Owens, […]...

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June 11, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Salazar, Weiser debate policy in quest for Democratic attorney general nomination

As primary ballots hit mailboxes this week, a Bernie-backed progressive lawmaker and a well-funded mainstream law professor are competing for the Democratic nomination for attorney […]...

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June 9, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Keefe: Bakery Case

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June 5, 2018 Civil Rights, Just In, Keefe, Politics, The Mix

Littwin: Supreme Court boldly decides the Masterpiece cake case by not really deciding at all

So this is how it ends for the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a Lakewood baker refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex […]...

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June 4, 2018 Civil Rights, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Mix

Siding with Christian cake-maker, High Court says CO’s civil rights agency displayed ‘hostility’ toward his beliefs

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with a Christian baker in a case that pitted his religious beliefs against gay rights over a never-baked wedding […]...

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June 4, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Federal Bureau of Land Management wants to move its headquarters to a state out west

“Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation and local officials are welcoming confirmation that came Thursday about the Interior Department’s plans to move the Bureau of Land […]

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