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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado
ACLU of Colorado

Westminster police told the world Armando Valdez Gonzalez stole a bag of cash and assaulted a woman. Except he didn’t.

Attorney blames “jump to judgment” for $11,000 debt and public shaming of a man a yard sale host accused of stealing her bank bag

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s largest jails cut their populations because of coronavirus. Now the numbers are creeping back up.

Law enforcement stopped jailing people for petty offenses and in some counties, the census dropped by 45%. But data show that those changes were more of a precaution to mitigate infection than lasting change.

Crime and Courts

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Polis seeking to reduce prison population during COVID-19

“The Court does not have the power to declare the Governor’s alleged failure to act unconstitutional,” according to the ruling

Coronavirus

ACLU asks judge to issue emergency order reducing Colorado’s prison population amid coronavirus outbreaks

An ongoing lawsuit alleges Gov. Jared Polis and his Department of Corrections is putting prisoners in danger of contracting coronavirus in what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment

Crime and Courts

Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado

In El Paso County, site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state people who are jailed only recently started receiving cloth masks to protect themselves

Coronavirus

Amendment 76 explained: More than just affirming only citizens can vote in Colorado elections

Opponents worry the ballot question, which appears to be a matter of semantics, may cause confusion and lead to voter suppression efforts

Politics and Government

Colorado farm owners told Black Lives Matter donations prohibited

Sol Mountain Farm Manager Ike Manobla and his partner started asking for voluntary dollar donations among community members at the South Fork Friday Market

News

Colorado officials reach settlement over prison inmates vulnerable to coronavirus

The Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sought a lawsuit in May against the Colorado Department of Corrections

Coronavirus

George Floyd has revived a Colorado effort to change how police-involved deaths are investigated

Stalled legislation born out of the fatal Colorado Springs police shooting of 19-year-old De’von Bailey last year may now get a second look in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests in Denver.

Politics and Government

Colorado governor defends prison system, accuses ACLU of using coronavirus to push its agenda

“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons

Coronavirus

A Colorado lawmaker has agreed to stop blocking people on social media after being sued. But the ACLU wanted more.

The legal challenge targeting state Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican from Mesa County, will cost taxpayers $25,000

Politics and Government