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CIA psychologist says he threatened to kill 9/11 plotter's son 28.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

James E. Mitchell

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Kelsey Berreth murder case: Fiancé Patrick Frazee appeals his conviction 28.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Patrick Frazee, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth, has filed a notice of appeal in a an attempt to overturn the conviction.
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Woman found dead in University Park area identified, death deemed domestic-violence homicide 28.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A woman who was found dead in the University Park area of Denver has been identified and her death is being investigated by police as a domestic-violence homicide.
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Mother, 17-month-old son found in Rocky Mountain National Park died in murder-suicide, officials say 28.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Bodies of 24-year-old mother and her 17-month-old son found in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Custer County Sheriff’s Officer arrests second inmate after jail escape 28.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
WALSENBURG -- The second of two inmates who escaped from a jail in a small Colorado town by locking a guard in a cell was arrested Sunday night, the Custer County Sheriff's Office said.
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Call it torture if you want, military judge says at Guantanamo hearing 25.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Walter Ruiz, a defense lawyer for one of the 9/11 defendants, repeatedly used the word as he questioned a CIA psychologist who devised the harsh interrogation methods used on detainees after 9/11.

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Adams County sheriff’s commander guilty of careless driving resulting in death 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
An Adams County Sheriff’s Office commander was convicted Wednesday of careless driving resulting in the death of an 85-year-old woman in a crash near Bennett.
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Governments everywhere are targeting journalists. The latest: An American in Indonesia 23.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Philip Jacobson, who faces up to five years in prison for an alleged visa violation, works for a website that has exposed corruption and environmental degradation in Indonesia.

Waterboarding of detainees was so gruesome that even CIA officials wept 23.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

James Mitchell, an architect of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that human rights experts have condemned as torture, testified about the tactics in a pretrial hearing at Guantánamo Bay.

Former Aspen Skiing Company executive gets 6 years for stealing, reselling merchandise 22.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A judge has sentenced former Aspen ski company executive Derek Johnson to six years in prison for stealing equipment and merchandise from the company and reselling the gear online for more than a decade.
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Immigrant Kids Were Restrained to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads at a Juvenile Hall in Virginia 22.1.2020 Mother Jones
Antonio was tired of people calling him names. Staff members at the Virginia juvenile hall where he was held would call him pendejo and “onion head,” he said. After fleeing violence in Mexico at age 15 and arriving alone at the US border, he’d been sent to Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in 2016 and held […]
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Psychologist who waterboarded self-proclaimed 9/11 plotter says, 'I would do it again' 22.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

James Mitchell, the CIA psychologist who waterboarded Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, was unapologetic as he testified before a U.S. military commission in Cuba.

Aurora teen who killed man over an Xbox sentenced to 30 years in prison 18.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
A teen-age boy who fatally shot a 32-year-old man to rob as Xbox gaming system was sentenced as an adult to 30 years in prison.
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Two inmates escape from Colorado jail after trapping deputy in cell, stealing Rotary Club minivan 14.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Law enforcement continue to look for the escapees, Jerry Williams and Bryan Webb, and say they are dangerous, according to the Custer County Sheriff's Office.
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To this man, Islamic State's ideology 'just made sense.' Now, he rejects extremism 12.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

A young man arrested in a terrorism plot inspired by Islamic State visited his former jailers to thank them for steering him down a better path.

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New York Politicians Are Using the Anti-Semitic Attacks to Scare People About Bail Reform 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
At the start of the year, New York enacted a set of reforms designed to ensure that fewer people land in jail before trial simply because they don’t have enough money to pay the court bail. Critics immediately pounced. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and state lawmakers are already trying to roll back […]
Should Judges Have to Weigh the Price Tag of Sending Someone to Prison? 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
There’s one trial that Buta Biberaj will never forget. Biberaj, a former defense attorney, remembers how Virginia jurors in 2017 requested 132 years of prison for a man who stole car tires. The jurors may have been unaware that taxpayers could pay more than $25,000 a year to keep someone incarcerated—so by proposing their sentence, […]
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Colorado agrees to pay inmate $500,000 for alleged prison beating 6.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado has agreed to pay $500,000 to a convicted murderer serving a life sentence who allegedly suffered a prison beating at the hands of a guard, an incident a federal jury initially awarded him a record $6 million over. That judgment, however, was later rescinded.
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Death of Grand Junction man held in girl’s death ruled a suicide 1.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The death of a Colorado jail inmate suspected of killing a 9-year-old girl with chloroform has been ruled a suicide.
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Gov. Polis appoints attorney to 12th Judicial District 28.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. Jared Polis appointed Robert Samuel Willett, of Alamosa, as district attorney Friday for Colorado’s 12th Judicial District, spokesperson Conor Cahill said in a release.
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