Denver officials said Thursday they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation. ICE, the Homeland Security agency tasked with arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, sent four administrative subpoenas earlier this week to law enforcement looking for information on three Mexican nationals…
Colorado lawmakers have officially introduced their proposal to abolish the state’s death penalty, the sixth attempt in recent years, but the first expected to pass.
The bill, SB20-100, would officially abolish the death penalty for individuals prosecuted after July 1, 2020, KOAA 5 reports, making Colorado the 22nd abolition state. Individuals already on death row—Colorado currently has three—would be exempted from the repeal.
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Colorado state lawmakers have floated five death penalty repeal bills in the past 12 years, but all have failed to clear the vote threshold in the state’s senate, failing to clear predominantly Republican opposition. Now, however, two Republicans—state senators Jack Tate and Owen Hill—have flipped sides, the Denver Post reported last week. Tate was one of the official sponsors of the bill at its introduction.
Just one state senator, Assistant Majority Leader Rhonda Fields, opposes abolition. Fields’s son and his fiancee were murdered in 2005 by two of the men who now sit on Colorado’s death row.
In spite of opposition from the likes of Fields, the bill is further expected to pass the state House of Representatives and easily garner the signature of Governor Jared Polis (D.).
If repeal proceeds apace, Colorado will join a spate of states that have abolished the death penalty in the past several years. New Hampshire legislatively abolished last year, while the Washington state Supreme Court declared the state’s death penalty in violation of the state constitution in late 2018. California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) implemented his own executive moratorium on the death penalty in March of last year, directly contravening repeated California state referenda which have found a majority of the voting public in favor.
While the death penalty grows rarer at the state level, the Trump administration has worked since last July to reinstate it federally. That effort is currently trapped in litigation; on Wednesday, a federal appeals court heard arguments as to whether or not the Department of Justice’s proposed method of execution violates federal law by deviating from the method outlined in the state where the execution is set to be carried out.
In a modern world of sleek, sanitized and scalable, you have to really search to find a place to eat that is truly unique or locally owned. Most restaurants now are updated constantly and don’t have the weight of history behind them. But Tom’s Diner in Denver has character and then some. It’s what you…
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A Colorado law allows transgender residents a “new” birth certificate with a name and gender change without proof of sex-change surgery.
Authorities working to crack the case of mysterious swarms of drones in the central United States are now taking a new approach — they’re searching for a command vehicle. The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado made the announcement Monday, revealing that the case now has its own task force comprised of local, state and…
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One of the most important things we can do in this election year is continue to force states and counties across the nation to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
The exodus from California is very real, and it now looks like the state will pay the price for chasing away so many residents. Besides the costly implications of fleeing consumers and capital, California now also stands to lose an entire congressional seat thanks to slow growth and migration out of the Golden State. The…
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A man arrested for allegedly stealing underwear from a women’s locker room at the University of Denver was banned from campus last week.
A six-time deported illegal alien has been arrested for allegedly killing a 51-year-old Colorado grandmother after being released from local law enforcement custody.
Several states will reportedly increase their minimum wage rates in the new year, according to payroll experts Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
A Colorado man accused of murdering a nine-year-old with chloroform to sexually assault her in November died Monday after authorities found him unresponsive in his jail cell.
A bus driver in Denver, Colorado, is being called a hero after she saved a child who was wandering in the street Saturday.
Denver officials do not plan on properly cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they release an illegal alien who was deported six times before being arrested for fleeing the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident. Juan Sanchez, a Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, is accused of striking a pedestrian in the Denver…
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A Colorado woman was arrested Monday after 26 children were found behind a fake wall in a day care facility that she owned. According to The Colorado Springs Gazette, police investigated reports that Play Mountain Place was overcrowded with children on Nov. 13. The arrest warrant affidavit recorded that day care owner Carla Faith, 58,…
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DENVER (AP) — The purpose of recent nighttime drone flights over northeast Colorado has remained a mystery to authorities who are trying to learn the identities of the operators.
Being able to do your Christmas shopping online and get all your gifts delivered right to your porch is one of the most wonderful and stress-free ways of tackling holiday prep. No braving the sugar-fueled and sleep-deprived crowds while stress levels soar — you can be in your pajamas and have more options at your fingertips…
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The man arrested for a deadly hit-and-run accident in Colorado is not only living in the United States illegally but has been deported six times in the past two decades. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that Juan Sanchez — a Mexican national who was recently charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal car…
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A donor in Aurora, Colorado, presented a school district with a much-needed gift to help students and their families this holiday season.
Colorado Democratic Senate candidate and former state house speaker Andrew Romanoff on Monday released a new ad showing the “hellscape” he says will come about if the government doesn’t stop climate change.
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The apocalyptic scenario in the campaign video takes place in Colorado Springs “in the not so distant future.” It shows a little girl describing her isolated life underground with her family. As she says she misses seeing the sun, her father appears in a hazmat suit to cover the last bit of sunlight peeping in with aluminum foil.
“What I miss most is the sunshine,” the little girl says in the ad. “But we’ve been here for a really long time now.”
A voice on the radio then reports the temperature at 127 degrees Fahrenheit with an air quality index number of 420. According to the federal government, moderate air quality ranges between 51 and 100 on the air quality index, while the range of 301 to 500 is “hazardous,” the most dangerous label on the scale.
“This is not the stuff of fiction, nor some far off threat,” the ad’s narrator says. “This is a clear and present danger to life on earth. A catastrophe of our own creation. A climate crisis that condemns our children to an ever hotter planet.”
The video also features Romanoff’s top Democratic primary opponent, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. The ad attacks Hickenlooper for his ties to the fossil fuel industry and his defense of fracking in 2013.
Hickenlooper, a former petroleum geologist, also defended fracking in his 2016 memoir The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.
“Fracking is good for the country’s energy supply, our national security, our economy, and our environment,” Hickenlooper wrote.
Romanoff touted the ad’s scientific legitimacy in an interview with the Colorado Sun. “I don’t know when [Colorado] looks like that,” Romanoff said. “But for many parts of the world, that hellscape is already here.”
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An illegal alien in the sanctuary state of Colorado has been re-arrested for attempted murder less than a month after he was freed from prison.