Colorado documentary-maker Brian Malone has taken on some big topics over the years, including the media in Breaking News and environmental dangers via Intelligent Life -- not to mention the late, great Blinky the Clown. But his latest project -- The Reformers, launching tonight in Parker -- is amon ... More >>
Update below: On the same day Denver Manager of Safety Alex Martinez met with Westword, his office cleared eight cops in a July incident at the Denver Zoo during which Alonzo Ashley died. The decision summary contradicts the account offered by Ashley's loved ones in virtually every respect.
The editors.Last week, two editors of The Scout, the Overland High School student newspaper, appeared with representatives of the ACLU of Colorado to protest actions of the school's principal, who was said to have ordered the pub to shut down for the year and removed its faculty adviser over ... More >>
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a formal administrative complaint against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over an April incident during which dozens of Spanish speakers aboard a Denver charter bus were detained under suspicion of human smuggling. Turns out the ri ... More >>
FlickrCritics of the ACLU portray the organization as an apologist for flag burners. As such, the group loves to show it's about principles, not ideology. Case in point: Its defense of Cainan Gostnell, a Colorado Springs student whose middle school has banned wearing religious symbols like ro ... More >>
The ACLU is challenging a Boulder ordinance that penalizes homeless people for sleeping outside under the cover of blankets -- even when the city's homeless shelter is full. That's what happened to David Madison. He was ticketed last November under the city's controversial camping ban for s ... More >>
There are mellow cops and in-your-face cops.Then there are cops like the Denver Police Department's Perry Speelman, the subject of at least 18 internal affairs investigations dating back to the 1990s, many triggered by complaints of alleged "unnecessary force" or "discourtesy." Precisely how ... More >>
Stan Garnett isn't having to spend a lot of time weighing the differences between indecent exposure and public indecency.We still don't know all the particulars about the Halloween festivities on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall on Saturday; at this writing, the Boulder Police Department is still ... More >>
Cancer patient Tim Thomason didn't think he could feel any worse. His Denver jailers showed that he could.
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
Denver bicyclists get taken for a ride.
Landscape paintings and photos are at Robischon, while art and architecture make the news.
From the week of September 12, 2002
The DPD has a binge-and-purge problem.
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
Stan Israel spent two days in a psych ward. There was just one little problem.
The Denver cops make a drug bust at the infamous Walker house. Is a seizure of the property next?
The ACLU jumps into Warren Hern's battle with Ken Scott.
The Denver Police Department acts like it has something to hide about its clash with students at Thomas Jefferson High School. It does.