About two weeks before his death, Evan Ebel — suspect in last month’s murders of pizza delivery man Nate Leon and Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements — wrote a suicide note to a longtime friend who says Ebel was unhinged by his abrupt release from solitary confinement and seeking revenge for years of humiliation and torture behind bars.
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DENVER– A rally hosted here Thursday on the steps of the capitol by this year’s “No Personhood Campaign” featured speakers who decried government intervention into citizens’ private lives and admonished overreaching political activists who would tap the organs of the state to solve perceived social ills.
Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has been a champion in the post-9/11 era of the need to balance tough national security measures against concerns for civil liberties and privacy protections. Wednesday he sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing “deep concern” over a plan to rework a key regulation tied to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The new regulation, known as 16.6(f)(2), would allow the government to lie to citizens seeking sensitive information.
As Alabama has supplanted Arizona as the state with the strictest immigration laws, it’s no surprise that it is also gathering supporters and opponents from all over the world. The latest out of state group to weigh in is Colorado’s Team America, led by former congressman Tom Tancredo.
Texans filled the pews at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Houston Friday night, to join religious leaders and activist organizations in opposing “The Response,” this weekend’s prayer and fasting event hosted by Gov. Rick Perry and the American Family Association.
This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Marvin Booker’s death at the Denver jail after a tragic confrontation with Sheriff Department deputies. Booker’s parents commemorated the dark day by joining members of a rights coalition and police brutality awareness activists for a rally in front of the jailhouse. Booker’s death was one of several high-profile episodes over the last few years that have sparked widespread concerns over law enforcement practices in the Denver metro area. At the event Saturday, the ACLU’s Rosemary Harris Lytle said the group asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate police practices in the city.
Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center announced Friday at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala., they have filed a lawsuit challenging the new Alabama immigration law.
Marijuana debate tonight in Denver–and in Washington, former U.S. Attorney leads legalization effort
Even as proponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado meet this evening to debate the best way to accomplish that, former U.S. Attorney John McKay is one of a handful of people leading an effort to legalize marijuana in Washington State. Spurred in part by Governor Christine Gregoire’s veto of much of that state’s medical marijuana laws, McKay and others say the time is ripe for full legalization in Washington.