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Tag Archives: capital punishment

Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon with his ‘racial stereotypes and prejudice’

Carl Dubler would prefer that I not write this. The software marketer from Centennial served as foreman of the 2009 jury that convicted and handed […]...

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April 28, 2018 All stories, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Must Reads, The Beats, The Mix

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]...

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December 8, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Wiretap: Trump guarantees pre-existing conditions will be covered, but he can’t say how

In an appearance on Face the Nation, Donald Trump says he guarantees that pre-existing conditions will be covered in any version of an Obamacare replacement […]...

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May 1, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Lawmakers just killed the bill that would make executions easier

  A legislative measure to make capital punishment easier in Colorado just got the ax. In a committee Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers […]...

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February 10, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why death penalty abolitionists hit the snooze button in Colorado this year

Activists working to put a stop to Colorado’s death penalty have decided not to push a legislative agenda this year. Capital punishment advocates are moving forward […]...

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January 25, 2016 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado law would make it easier for juries to sentence someone to death

  A group of Republican lawmakers introduced a bill today that would make it easier for juries to put someone to death in Colorado. Currently, all 12 jurors in […]...

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January 19, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Death penalty won’t sway Colorado elections, suggests poll

Capital punishment will not be a deciding issue in Colorado elections, suggest a new poll commissioned by the anti-capital punishment group, the Better Priorities Initiative. Only 5 percent of Coloradans […]...

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September 15, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado activists buoyed by Nebraska lawmakers’ vote to abolish death-penalty

Colorado anti-death penalty activists are rejoicing that Nebraska lawmakers voted to repeal that state’s death penalty and replace it with life without parole. Even though […]...

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May 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: If Obamacare tanks, GOP wins big – even when 13 million lose insurance

Mass sentence Those Democrats who think Republicans lose if they win on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare are wrong, writers Jeffrey Toobin in The […]...

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May 21, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

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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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A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]

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