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Racial discrimination still exists in jury selection. Colorado’s Supreme Court rejected a proposal meant to fix that.

In June 2020, as people across the United States and in communities like Denver and Aurora were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the Colorado Supreme Court sent a letter to judges and court employees pledging its continued commitment to equal justice and the marginalized.  “We have been starkly reminded that […]

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Ku Klux Klan membership records made public in Denver

History Colorado has debuted an online archive of 1,300 pages of original Ku Klux Klan membership records from 1924 through 1926, previously on public display at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver. History Colorado digitized the hate group’s ledgers, which include about 30,000 entries, to highlight the widespread racism built into the city’s political […]

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Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts, study of felony cases shows

A study of decisions made by the Denver district attorney’s office has said Black and Hispanic people charged with felonies in Denver face “a persistent set of disadvantages” compared with their white peers. The study found that white people facing drug charges were more likely than Black or Hispanic people to be referred to drug […]

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Littwin: Tear gas, anger and confusion on the streets of Denver, finger pointing in the Capitol

Let’s start with the obvious. People around the nation have gathered in protest of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police — thousands were at the state Capitol on Saturday, many of them lying together on the lawn, chanting “I can’t breathe” — and that the protests, mostly peaceful by day, have often gotten out of […]