Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Crime is up, and Democratic lawmakers aren’t helping

In 2020, riots wreaked havoc across the country. In Denver, rioters lit fires around the state capitol and smashed windows like those of the popular sandwich chain Quiznos. As cities were burned and looted, far-left Democrats pushed the dangerous and wildly out-of-touch effort to “defund the police.” In Colorado, violent crimes in 2020 increased 6.5 […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

Gov. Jared Polis’ signed a bill Thursday preventing people accused of many low-level offenses — such as petty, traffic or most municipal charges — from being jailed because they can’t pay their cash bail. That also means people currently locked up in Colorado on those types of charges, who are unable to pay their bail, […]