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Murder suspect known as the Hammer Killer arrives in Colorado decades after cold case killings shook metro region 29.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Alex Christopher Ewing, the man accused of bludgeoning four victims to death with a hammer three decades ago, has arrived in Colorado, where he will face charges in the cold case killings.
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Vehicle involved in fatal Thornton hit-and-run found, but driver still at large 27.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run early Saturday morning has been located, the Thornton Police Department announced in a tweet.
Death penalty repeal passes Colorado General Assembly 27.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado state legislature has taken the historic step of passing a bill to abolish the death penalty, as 21 other states have previously done.
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Viewpoint: Why a Texas county had a radical rethink on crime 26.2.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
A congressman's presidential run helped boost efforts in Texas to reform their criminal justice system.
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Colorado lawmakers pass death penalty repeal in the middle of the night 25.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
At nearly 4 a.m., after about 11 hours of discussion, a bleary-eyed Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the death penalty.
Justice Sotomayor writes a devastating rebuke of her conservative colleagues’ callousness and fealty to Trump 22.2.2020 Raw Story
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a devastating conclusion to a dissenting opinion released Friday, drawing attention to her conservative colleagues’ callousness toward inmates facing the death penalty and contrasting it with their excessive fealty to President Donald Trump. Her dissent broke from the court’s decision to grant the Trump administration a stay in the case of […]
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‘Didn’t Trump want the death penalty for drug offenses?’: White House mocked for claim Blagojevich was freed to combat ‘aggressive sentencing’ 20.2.2020 Raw Story
During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley addressed President Trump’s recent pardons and commutations, specifically the commutation of Rod Blagojevich, suggesting it was done in an effort to clamp down on “aggressive sentencing” by prosecutors. “The fact is, the president is clearly against excessive sentencing,” Gidley said. “Whether […]
Julian Assange: Father fears 'worried' son's extradition 18.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
John Shipton said Julian Assange had felt "ceaseless anxiety" over the past decade.
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The Bob Cesca Podcast: Dixville Notch 12.2.2020 Little Green Footballs Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show , powered by The Miley Legal Group : Dixville Notch -- NSFW! Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; All about Donald Trump's one billion dollar Death Star; The most extensive disinformation campaign in U.S. history; The Death Star is way worse than the NSA; Trump's dictatorship fetish worsens; Trump wants the death penalty for drug dealers; Bill Barr accepting Rudy's bogus conspiracy theories; Barr walks back Roger Stone's sentencing request; Whiny white guys; More "headaches"; Trump's electoral suicide by cutting Social Security; CPAC warns Romney; With music by Michael McDermott and Freekbass ; and ...
Michael Bloomberg swings back at Trump on stop and frisk: Calling me a racist ‘reflects his fear’ 11.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s campaign accused Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg of being “clearly racist” over his past support of the NYPD’s use of “stop and frisk.” In 2015 audio that resurfaced this week, Bloomberg can be heard defending the policy, which he would eventually go on to disavow before running for president. Audio of @MikeBloomberg’s […]
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Trump once again calls for executing drug dealers 10.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump once again called for the death penalty for drug dealers. The president has repeatedly praised authoritarian nations that execute people for selling illegal drugs, and he did so again Monday at a White House meetings with governors. “Countries with a powerful death penalty, with a fair but quick trial, they have very […]
CNN's Rye: Trump's 'Pro-Life' Judges 'Want to Kill Off Everyone Else' 9.2.2020 NewsBusters
In a late Thursday, early Friday edition of Cuomo Prime Time, liberal CNN contributors Angela Rye and April Ryan both spewed bile toward conservatives as Rye declared that President Donald Trump's judicial nominees "may be pro-life, but they want to kill off everyone else," and Ryan condemned Rush Limbaugh as a "bigot" and "racist" because he was awarded the Presidential Medal of ...
El Paso Walmart gunman hit with 90 federal hate charges 7.2.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
He could face the death penalty under the new charges if found guilty of the mass murder.
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Man charged with raping five-year-old girl at US embassy in Delhi 7.2.2020 Raw Story
An Indian man has been charged with raping a five-year-old girl on the premises of the US embassy in India’s capital New Delhi, police said Thursday. The 25-year-old was arrested at the high-security compound on Sunday a day after the alleged incident at the living quarters for local housekeeping staff. Police officer Yogesh Kumar told […]
Trump Just Bragged About Criminal Justice Reform. Look Closer at How His Administration Is Undoing It. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump praised himself for his work on criminal justice reform. “Our roaring economy has for the first time ever given many former prisoners the ability to get a great job and a fresh start,” he said. “This second chance at life is made possible because we […]
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Lisa Murkowski falsely claims people have already cast ballots for the 2020 election while justifying her Trump acquittal vote 4.2.2020 Raw Story
As Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) laid out her long-winded explanation of why she would not vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, she offered this as one of her rationales: “Removal from office … is the political death penalty. The president’s name is on ballots that have already been cast. The voters […]
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Santorum Hammers CNN Lefties Bashing GOP, ‘Sham’ Witness Vote as a ‘Travesty’ 1.2.2020 NewsBusters
With rare exceptions, the litany of liberal journalists, lefty analysts, and former Obama officials have free rein on CNN to pontificate without pushback. Unfortunately for legal analysts Preet Bharara and Jeffrey Toobin on Friday after the Senate impeachment trial’s witness vote, senior political commentator and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was on set to push back after they called the vote “an absolute travesty,” “a sham,” “a shame” and a departure from “common ...
Former Costilla County undersheriff charged with strangling and assaulting inmate 30.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The former undersheriff of Costilla County has been charged with four criminal counts, including strangling and assaulting an inmate, the sheriff said.
Colorado Hospital Association withdraws lawsuit over $40 million reinsurance payment 30.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The hospital association maintains the $40 million isn't due until July 1, when the new fiscal year starts, and that some of its members didn't have room in their budgets to pay it early.
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Powerball jackpot expected to reach $394 million Wednesday 30.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is estimated to reach $394 million.
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