Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced the issuance of pardons to 17 criminally convicted offenders last week.
The Denver Police Department is no different from peer organizations across the country in wanting to be as accurate as possible regarding crime reporting and classification. As a recent Denver Post article duly notes, "Inaccurate or false crime data can damage a department's credibility."
One Denver police lieutenant says that select individuals who accompany him when he responds to 911 calls "are worth their weight in gold."
We all know the overriding strategy long employed in the so-called War on Crime against criminal suspects.
Many news followers in Colorado and nationally are regularly bombarded with articles featuring all manner of story lines. Given the sheer number and diversity of competing news bits, it is course quite often the case that readers quickly scan over some stories with little or no regard for their details or potentially deeper meaning.
Many of our readers in Denver and across Colorado certainly note -- and likely criticize -- the constant bickering that our national lawmakers routinely engage in on Capitol Hill, and the resulting inaction that follows in its steady wake.
It's one thing when flawed calculations lead to a lost poker hand or a bit of incorrect tallying in a check book.
There is no question -- and certainly no media outlet arguing otherwise -- that current U.S. Attorney General is anything other than a law-and-order type of guy.
We would ask our readers across Colorado to try to imagine for just a moment the sheer consternation of criminal prosecutors in another state earlier this year when they had to ditch more than 21,000 drug cases they were working on.
If you read our blog posts chronicling criminal law stories and developments relevant to Colorado, you likely harbor no illusions concerning the uniform stance of state officials toward alleged drug-crime activities and their zero-sum insistence upon aggressively prosecuting and seeking harsh sentencing outcomes for offenders.