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Opinion: Denver is late, and lacking, with its new program for reviewing unjust convictions

In 1937 Joe Arridy was executed by the State of Colorado for a crime he did not commit. In 2011, then-Governor Bill Ritter issued a posthumous pardon, sore consolation for a life taken unjustly. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, this country has exonerated 2,941 individuals since 1989. Together, these individuals lost more than […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers are rethinking a 2019 law that made possessing thousands of lethal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers are rethinking a 2019 law that made possession of thousands of lethal doses of fentanyl a misdemeanor as overdoses from the potent opioid continue to rise.  The law is getting even more attention after five adults died from a suspected fentanyl overdose Sunday in Commerce City. Last year, […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Aurora police officers disapprove of chief committed to reform, poll shows

A majority of officers from a suburban Denver police department that had faced investigations and community outrage over its run-ins with people of color reported disapproving of the police chief who has committed publicly to reforming the force and its reputation. Members of the Aurora Police Department’s two labor unions, the Aurora Police Association and […]