The Colorado Sun combed through the 600-plus bills introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life
“What’d I Miss?”: Fighting the stereotype
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie reveals that while he’s never even been in a fight, he still has to wrestle with the perception of the Black man as superhuman threat.
Drew Litton: Presidential portrait … with a Donald Trump twist
Drew Litton observes that the portraits of the most noted, and notorious, American presidents may soon have a twist with the announcement of a first-ever indictment.
“What’d I Miss?”: Ticket to trouble
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie’s dad remembers the days when a parking ticket and inability to pay the fine could put someone in the pipeline to the prison system.
Two Colorado counties want to keep people with low-level driving offense out of the criminal justice system
In Jefferson and Gilpin counties, the Pathways diversion program works to decrease the negative impacts of unlicensed and uninsured driving
Silverman: Crime can ruin communities and presidential ambitions
Enlightened and responsible leaders must improve our criminal justice system
Preliminary charges for accused Club Q gunman include murder, bias-motivated crime
The arrest warrant and supporting affidavit have been sealed in the Colorado Springs club shooting
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]