Many people who follow criminal law stories and topics have likely seen references to obstruction of justice.
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Consider the phrase "moral turpitude."
A recent Colorado media article stresses one state legislator's desire to materially flip the criminal charging equation for one specific group of individuals.
If the cops arrest you, you're going to jail.
The atmosphere prior to the final vote casting on one specific matter before the Denver City Council last Monday was tense. Council president Jolon Clark made a pre-tally statement that subject matter deliberations were "tearing all of us apart."
A nonprofit group recently released a criminal law-focused report that is attracting considerable attention nationally. An article by The Marshall Project focusing upon that study notes that states across the country are "evenly split" on how they view and treat its subject matter.
There are both optimists and pessimists when it comes to assessments regarding the rate of violent crimes committed in Denver.
Here's a workable definition for the expression "fool's errand:" locking people up in prison or releasing them from incarceration without attendant rehabilitation programs to assist them.
We all know there are some problematic cops working in Colorado and across the country. No professional demographic is perfect.