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July 2011 Archives

Local officer's DUI case ignites idea about special treatment law

No matter what a person's place in life is, he or she deserves to be treated the same way by law enforcement and the legal system as a whole. Doubts exist about whether that is actually the case in Denver and throughout the country, but equal treatment is certainly an ideal. For example, a recent Denver case has some speculating that police officers let each other get away with breaking the law.

Colorado won't kick Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign

We recently wrote about a law enforcement campaign that ran in Colorado and throughout various cities and states in the U.S. this summer. The campaign is called Click It or Ticket. It is meant to encourage motorists to use their seat belts. For those who are pulled over and unbuckled, they are be cited for a traffic violation.

Colorado woman charged with and applauded for alleged TSA assault

Recently, there have been a plethora of public debates regarding the security measures used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Following the attack on 9/11, travelers were faced with stricter security measures at airports from liquid restrictions to full body scans. These measures can be invasive and often lead to frustration and anger among travelers. One Colorado woman recently expressed her outrage by allegedly committing an assault against a TSA officer.

Denver judge approves trial for airport rape case

Back in April, we included a post about a now high-profile criminal case stemming from an alleged incident at the Denver International Airport. A woman has accused a U.S. marine of sexual assault. According to her accusation, on Apr. 11, the sexual assault suspect attacked her at late at night at the airport.

Exonerated man awarded $10 million for wrongful conviction

Timothy Masters has lived every person's worst nightmare. Masters spent more than ten years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was wrongfully convicted in 1999 of the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick. Now, the Colorado government seeks to make amends.

Colorado woman's repeat DUI ends in murder charge

Drunk driving charges carry serious penalties, but a recent Colorado case shows just how very seriously the state takes DUIs. According to various reports, what seems like it was merely a drunk driving case has become something much more severe.

Medical marijuana advocates challenge harsh Colorado laws

In the past, we have included posts about the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. It's a topic of much debate and change. Various legal changes regarding medical marijuana were set to take effect as of Jul. 1, but that date did not come without industry advocates challenging the looming regulation shifts.

Cox controversy continues surrounding his sex assault arrest affidavit

In a recent post, we wrote that there was a ruling out of Perrish Cox and his defense's favor when it comes to his Colorado sex assault case. Details about the case are limited - which is how the defense and prosecution have wanted it.