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“Get your rosaries off my ovaries”: Thousands protest Roe v. Wade reversal  in downtown Denver

Ellie Wyatt feels lucky that she lives in Colorado, where people have access to abortion. And that’s exactly what sent her and thousands of others to protest at the state Capitol in support of people in other states, where the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has already begun to end access to […]

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$14M jury award for Denver protesters could resonate around US

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits. The jury found police used excessive force against […]

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“Everything is still the same”: A year after protests, young Coloradans don’t think anyone is listening anymore

Melissa Boateng is still scared. It’s a quiet fear, not one expressed through echoes of rally chants and parades of protesters, but one that follows her from her Denver home out into her community. This time last year, Boateng, now 18, had recently led a youth-centered Black Lives Matter protest that drew a crowd of […]

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Two Denver officers suspended for excessive force during George Floyd protests

Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Streeter and Diego Archuleta were the first in the department to be disciplined for excessive force during the protests, […]

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Denver police used excessive violence, didn’t turn on body cameras during George Floyd protests, report says

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Denver police didn’t have a cohesive plan for handling large racial injustice protests that erupted last summer following the death of George Floyd, according to a report made public Tuesday by Denver’s independent police monitor. The lack of a plan fueled chaos and deepened the rift between […]

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Denver prosecutors will charge Matthew Dolloff with second-degree murder in protest shooting

Denver prosecutors on Thursday announced they will charge Matthew Dolloff with second-degree murder in Saturday’s fatal shooting as dueling protests wrapped up in Civic Center park. The 30-year-old, who was working as a private, contracted security guard for television station 9News at the time of the shooting, faces between 16 and 48 years in prison if […]

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9News says it requested unarmed security, wasn’t aware Matthew Dolloff had gun before protest shooting

Denver television station 9News says its employees were unaware that Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired to protect them, was armed before Saturday’s fatal shooting as dueling protests wrapped up in Civic Center Park. In fact, the station says that when it contracted with the security company Pinkerton to protect its journalists at protests […]

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Colorado Capitol cleanup begins, is expected to cost more than $1 million and last until winter

Colorado has begun cleaning and repairing the state Capitol building after damage that occurred during weeks of protests that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in May. The Department of Personnel and Administration says the work is expected to cost more than $1 million and last into the […]