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Opinion: Schools should prioritize teaching youth about sexual consent

Denver area teens are back in the classroom. Administrators at Denver metro schools are working hard to keep our youth safe from the Delta variant of COVID, but they are harming them in another way: by failing to give them consistent consent and sexual assault prevention education. Educators, parents, and community leaders must prioritize teaching […]

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Wilson: The tide turns for Tay Anderson, but will the left learn not to be too quick to judgment?

Tay Anderson looked clean, fresh and polished sitting next to Jeff Fard on the Free Think Zone podcast. It was almost as if he hadn’t just been weathering the storm of his young life.  Ever since anonymous allegations of assault, the Denver Public Schools board member has been persona non-grata in the community. These very […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Bill Cosby accuser who lives in Colorado now wants spotlight on proposed changes to sexual assault laws

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of rape and sexual assault. But she says that more needs to be done. Heidi Thomas, who testified in court that Cosby sexually […]

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Silverman: Bill Cosby isn’t funny. Nor is Bruce Castor, the prosecutor whose missteps set him free.

Bruce Castor’s lamentable legal career changed after Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, voters rejected his 2015 bid to return as district attorney, a job he’d given up in 2008. By January, Castor he’d become infamous representing President Trump at his second impeachment trial.  Wearing a hopelessly oversized pinstriped suit, Castor’s pompous ineptitude was immediately evident. Castor introduced […]

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Federal appeals court revives former DU student’s claim that anti-male bias led to his expulsion

A federal appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit filed by an undergraduate student who argues he was expelled from the University of Denver because of anti-male bias in the investigation of a sexual assault allegation against him. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Tuesday sends the case back to Colorado’s federal […]

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Colorado lawmakers approve effort to give past child sex assault victims a chance to sue their abusers, institutions

The Colorado legislature on Tuesday sent Gov. Jared Polis a contentious bill that would give historic survivors of child sexual assault, for whom the civil statute of limitations has run out, a three-year opportunity to sue their abusers and the institutions or organizations that failed to stop the abuse.  Senate Bill 88 cleared the House […]

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Former Buffalo Exchange employees file lawsuit alleging sexual assault, harassment, negligence

Four people have filed a lawsuit alleging a former co-owner of Buffalo Exchange’s Colorado franchise created a toxic-workplace culture, including rampant harassment and sexual assault, and that other owners allowed and encouraged his actions. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Denver District Court and seeks class-action status. It accuses Todd Colletti, who was the “primary […]

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Denver Public Schools board initiates outside investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations

The Denver school board has hired an outside firm to do a “thorough and independent fact-finding investigation” into allegations against school board member Tay Anderson, who has been accused of sexual assault and other inappropriate behavior. The organization Black Lives Matter 5280 issued a statement in late March saying a woman told the group that Anderson sexually […]