Judge Threatens Denver With Daily Fines Over Release of Police Excessive-Force Documents

By posted in Police Brutality/Misconduct on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 14, 2011 Den­ver Post. A fed­eral judge has threat­ened Den­ver with $5,000-a-day fines if city offi­cials don’t make “sub­stan­tial progress” toward hand­ing over police excessive-force doc­u­ments that are the sub­ject of a law­suit.… Read More

Colorado Muslims Support Libyan Students

By posted in Civil Rights on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 9, 2011 There are about 2,000 Libyan inter­na­tional stu­dents liv­ing in the United States. Most of the stu­dents are highly edu­cated, pur­su­ing mas­ters and doc­tor­ate pro­grams. Col­orado is home to approx­i­mately 450 Libyan stu­dents, many of whom have fam­i­lies, mak­ing Col­orado the largest Libyan inter­na­tional stu­dent pop­u­la­tion in… [Read More]

Convicted Women Want Names Cleared After Cops Fired for Lying

By posted in Police Brutality/Misconduct on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 9, 2011 Four women are fight­ing to clear their names, after being charged in a case where Den­ver police were found to be lying. The offi­cers were recently fired, and the women are ask­ing a Den­ver court to allow them to with­draw pleas they say were made under… [Read More]

The Muslim Voice 10 Years After 9/11

By posted in Civil Rights on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 9, 2011 The lives of all Amer­i­cans changed on Sept. 11, 2001, no mat­ter their back­ground, or their reli­gion. As 9NEWS com­mem­o­rates 10 years since that tragic day, we look into how the ter­ror­ist attacks affected the lives of Muslim-Americans. Many were racially pro­filed and shown intol­er­ance at… [Read More]

Denver Ordered to Turn Over Documents Related to Complaints About Police Use of Excessive Force

By posted in Police Brutality/Misconduct on Thurs­day, July 28, 2011 A clearly peeved fed­eral judge on Wednes­day ordered Den­ver to turn over a trove of doc­u­ments related to the city Police Department’s han­dling of excessive-force com­plaints against its offi­cers. The doc­u­ments include records of every excessive-force com­plaint filed against a Den­ver police offi­cer or sheriff’s deputy… [Read More]

Woman Sues Jeffco Deputy Over Alleged Rights Violation

By posted in Police Brutality/Misconduct on Fri­day, July 22, 2011 A Golden woman filed a law­suit July 16 against a Jef­fco deputy and a Col­orado School of Mines cam­pus police offi­cer, alleg­ing her Fourth Amend­ment pro­tec­tions against unrea­son­able searches and seizures were vio­lated when the pair entered her home to serve a harass­ment sum­mons. Jef­fco Deputy… [Read More]

Beaten Denver Jail Inmate Sues Now-Fired Deputy and City

By posted in Police Brutality/Misconduct on Thurs­day, July 8, 2010 A Den­ver City Jail inmate who was beaten by a for­mer sheriff’s deputy has filed a fed­eral law­suit claim­ing the city has a “delib­er­ate indif­fer­ence” to a pat­tern of uncon­sti­tu­tional mis­con­duct by its law enforce­ment offi­cers. Robert Duran sued for­mer Deputy Steven Koehler and the city… [Read More]

Churchill in Court to Ask to Teach Again at CU

By posted in Civil Rights on Wednes­day, July 1, 2009 DENVER | Ward Churchill, the for­mer Col­orado pro­fes­sor fired after com­par­ing some Sept. 11 vic­tims to a Nazi, tes­ti­fied Wednes­day he should get his job back to pre­serve aca­d­e­mic free­dom. But Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado attor­ney Patrick O’Rourke said if Churchill returns to teach­ing, his rela­tion­ship with… [Read More]