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Tag Archives: Colorado Latino Forum

Community groups to Denver Police: Count Latinos in new accountability effort

  The Denver Police Department’s decision to once again collect data on the race of individuals its officers stop is raising a key question among […]...

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August 10, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver sheriff’s budget is out of line, say community activists

Denver has an addiction problem – an addiction to jails and prisons. And the time has come for the city to get off its jail […]...

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October 22, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Latino Forum extends olive branch-invite to Hickenlooper, pushes police reform

The Colorado Latino Forum made it clear today that they haven’t forgotten Gov. John Hickenlooper’s controversial statements on immigration reform last month, in which he […]...

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December 11, 2014 Just In
Defiant Coffman sure to turn to middle in new tossup 6th District

Defiant Coffman sure to turn to middle in new tossup 6th District

In his more than 20-year political career, Colorado 6th District Republican Congressman Mike Cofffman has never lost an election. Before heading to Capitol Hill, he was a state representative and senator, then state treasurer and then briefly secretary of state....

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November 15, 2011 Center Well, Politics
Colorado’s new informed-consent bill celebrated as tool to fight racial profiling

Colorado’s new informed-consent bill celebrated as tool to fight racial profiling

DENVER-- On Monday lawmakers and civil rights activists celebrated Governor Bill Ritter signing into law the so-called informed consent bill, which requires police to tell people they have a right to refuse to be searched during interaction with authorities. Although...

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May 4, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Consent-to-search bill takes aim at racial profiling

Consent-to-search bill takes aim at racial profiling

DENVER-- Backed by a coalition of citizens' rights groups, Democratic lawmakers Rep. Karen Middleton of Aurora and Sen. Pat Steadman of Denver introduced a bill that would require police to inform citizens of their right to refuse voluntary...

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February 24, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
State Latino leaders warm to Ritter, dismiss top Republicans

State Latino leaders warm to Ritter, dismiss top Republicans

DENVER-- Gov. Bill Ritter shored up support with the state's growing number of Latino voters Tuesday, appearing with a group of roughly 40 of the community's leaders, who came to the downtown Auraria campus to endorse him as the best...

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December 16, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Hot-button immigration issues mostly a 2010 campaign distraction

Hot-button immigration issues mostly a 2010 campaign distraction

While serious discussion of immigration policy reform has been generally avoided for the past year, the politics of immigration have weaved their way through the health care debate as a pet topic on the right, spurring some of the most...

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November 2, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Latino groups say ‘Basta!’ to Dobbs, call on CNN to exile him to FOX

Latino groups say ‘Basta!’ to Dobbs, call on CNN to exile him to FOX

CNN next week is airing a series called “Latino in America” in which Soledad O’Brien will explore and celebrate the ways the exploding U.S. Latino […]...

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October 13, 2009 Blog, Politics
Forest Service warns Coloradans: Beware of camping Latinos

Forest Service warns Coloradans: Beware of camping Latinos

In a presentation on recent discoveries of major marijuana-cultivation operations in Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service said it suspected an international cartel was behind the […]...

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August 28, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics

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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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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