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Colorado attorney general announces alliance to address hate crimes

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and members of a coalition fighting hate crimes said Monday they have teamed up to try to increase reporting of hate crimes and train law enforcement how to handle and prosecute such cases. Weiser was joined by representatives of the Anti-Defamation League, the Matthew […]

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Wilson: Dear CSU, permitting blackface opens a racial Pandora’s box.

It feels like an abusive relationship, sometimes. First, the offense takes place. Then,  the gaslighting commences.  The intestinal fortitude it takes to stand one’s moral ground in the face of offensive racial aggressions and historical revisions is energy that could simply be spent living our best lives. The problem is, ignoring racism isn’t safe if […]

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Security tighter as Colorado’s first Jewish governor takes office amid rising threats, hate crimes

A rise in activity from anti-Semitic organizations in Colorado is prompting authorities to take additional security precautions to protect Gov.-elect Jared Polis. The safety measures were evident at the Democratic election night party, where guests navigated a series of walk-through metal detectors to enter the ballroom where Polis declared victory as the state’s first Jewish […]