Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Colorado Supreme Court have ruled that individuals can't be jailed because they're too poor to pay fines. But the ACLU of Colorado maintains that at least three local communities, and possibly a lot more, routinely do so. The organization has written the towns as ... More >>
Update: We've been covering the switchblade murder of homeless, wheelchair-bound Francis Reade near an Aurora shopping complex; see our original items below. Now, however, info from a police report has surfaced that makes what was obviously a senseless act seem even more gruesome and horrible. The d ... More >>
At this writing, Juan Flores is a free man -- but he's not supposed to be. Flores was released early from Adams County Jail. He's been at large for the better part of two weeks now -- and the Department of Corrections, which has had to answer uncomfortable questions about why alleged killer Evan Eb ... More >>
We recently told you about Adams County's decision to fork over $20,000 after a deputy took down career criminal Mario Ybarra while trying to fingerprint him. At the time, attorney David Lane decried the lack of punishment for those who'd filed false reports. Now, the Adams County Sheriff's Office h ... More >>
Another day, another cash payout for alleged law-enforcement brutality. This time, it's Adams County agreeing to fork over $20,000 after a deputy took down career criminal Mario Ybarra while trying to fingerprint him. And although attorney David Lane is happy to accept the money, he's upset that suc ... More >>
Big pic below.DNA may not be forever, but it can survive long enough to prompt charges for years-old crimes -- like, for instance, the one that just gob-smacked Steven Lee Hill. He's now been accused of sexually assaulting a 59-year-old woman along an East Mississippi bike path back in 2007 - ... More >>
Vicente Solorzano.Yesterday, we let you know that Vicente Solorzano, a suspect in an Aurora double shooting, had previously been swept up in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid targeting "transnational gangs with ties to drug-trafficking organizations." The latest: Solorzano has turne ... More >>
View Larger Map This morning's Denver Post leads with a report about the decline of Denver's murder rate in 2009, mirroring a national trend. But that hardly means slayings have become rarities in the metro area. Indeed, there were several during the last two weeks of the past decade, and more since ... More >>
Christopher Donte Williams.It's a good indication that a temper tantrum has gotten out of control if a S.W.A.T. team is called to respond. That's what happened Saturday near 68th and Lowell to Christopher Donte Williams, age nineteen, who, for reasons not spelled out in a release from the We ... More >>
Ryan Patrick Nichols.Some crimes are understandable -- like, say, a starving child stealing a piece of fruit. And other crimes aren't -- among them, stabbing an 80-year-old man in the back. Ryan Patrick Nichols, 26, has been accused of doing the latter, and the nastiness of the crime, which ... More >>
View Larger Map More information about a July 22 shooting that left a man dead at Montview Bar and Grill, 11680 Montview Boulevard, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Gerome Brooks, 25, and Welton L. Harris, 29, have been charged ... More >>
View Larger Map Information has been dribbling out about a robbery attempt at a cigarette and check-cashing store at 9445 E. Colfax that resulted in one man being fatally shot; the area is captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Now, the Auror ... More >>
Illegal immigrant Jon Vaupel is not from Mexico, but he's a borderline case.
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
The Second Amendment triggers dialogue.
For Lieurance and Shirley Sullivan, the lights went out last Christmas, when Polly died.