No protesters appeared to have shown up on Thursday. Meanwhile, California’s governor proposed a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution dealing with guns.
Tatiana Flowers is the equity and general assignment reporter for the Colorado Sun and her work is funded by a grant from the Colorado Trust. She has covered crime and courts plus education and health in Colorado, Connecticut, Israel and Morocco. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, intense exercise, working as a local DJ, and live music events. Rabbits are her favorite animal.
Jared Polis isn’t going to ban guns. But that might not be the point of the Colorado Capitol sit-in.
Part of asking for such a radical — if unrealistic — change is to garner attention, regardless of whether their demands will actually be met
Protesters hold sit-in outside Colorado Capitol to demand that Jared Polis ban guns
People from across the U.S. and from other countries are lining the statehouse lawn hoping their peaceful act of civil disobedience leads to radical change in gun policies
Sudanese Coloradans ask local politicians for help with refugee resettlement, humanitarian aid
Some Sudanese people living in Colorado say the detached sentiment about this war feels like the ambivalence to Rwandan genocide they remember from 1994.
Solitary confinement intensifies problems for incarcerated people. It also changes the Colorado therapists who send them there.
Clinicians at jails and prisons face ethical dilemmas when deciding if they should send someone to solitary confinement
One year after Aurora’s $2M camping ban, it’s unclear if the ordinance is successful
City leaders said they’re working to hire more staff to enforce the ban, to improve data tracking and to find more permanent housing solutions
Sudanese Coloradans demand local politicians do more to help their country amid ongoing war
One Colorado resident visiting died in Sudan last month, amid fighting that erupted in mid-April, rooted in a conflict between two generals battling for control of the country
Residents who sued claiming squalid conditions ask judge to let them represent everyone in their apartment complex
Four Mint Urban Infinity residents want class-action status for their lawsuit so people living in any of the 550 apartments can be compensated for problems that went on for years
People in Colorado prisons and youth detention facilities will soon be able to make free phone calls
Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign a bill making the calls free, at an annual cost to the state of about $1 million
Cinco de Mayo has been distorted into a day of drinking. Denver groups are reclaiming the holiday’s true meaning.
Several leaders in Denver’s Westwood community are fighting back against the so-called “Cinco De Drinko” culture