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January 18, 2022
The Colorado Supreme Court governs rules of professional conduct for all attorneys and is considering changes to Rule 3.8 which addresses prosecutors and their special responsibilities.  

Read our comment
on the proposed rule changes. 
Mar. 15, 2021
Did You Know:  You could spend life in prison for a crime you didn't commit?  It's called felony murder and Colorado has a chance to end it.
January 8, 2021
The fact that white supremacy pervades law enforcement can no longer be doubted.  Read our statement regarding the Insurrection of Jan. 6th.
January 1, 2021
Did You Know:  Police murdered 981 people in 2020?
December 18, 2020
Did You Know:  Mass incarceration increased the spread of COVID-19 in facilities AND in the surrounding communities?
Did You Know: There are 18 active COVID-19 outbreaks in 22 of Colorado's prisons?
Did You Know: There are active COVID-19 outbreaks in all types of detention facilities in Colorado?
December 7, 2020
Did You Know:  Nationwide, over 1500 incarcerated people have died of COVID-19?
Did You Know: 1 in 8 incarcerated people in Colorado have COVID-19?
Our letter to Gov. Polis discussing his comments regarding "incarcerated people's" access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
December 2, 2020: 
In speaking about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution Gov. Polis said, "There’s no way that prisoners are going to get it before members of a vulnerable population."  We responded.
November 30, 2020: 
Did You Know:  When police department pay civil rights violations settlements, it is really YOU that is paying?
November 19, 2020: 
Did You Know:  Felony disenfranchisement is a subversive way to silence the voices of our most vulnerable?
October 29, 2020: 
Did You Know:  You can vote, even if you have a criminal record?
October 22, 2020: 
Did You Know:  There are extreme disparities in the Denver Municipal Court system?
In 2019, the Office of the Municipal Public Defender conducted a research study on Denver Municipal Court cases and the effects of poverty, race, and mental illness
October 19, 2020: 
Did You Know:  It is legal for police to lie in order to get a confession?
October 9, 2020: 
Did You Know:  In 73% of wrongful convictions, prosecutors hide useful evidence from the defense?
October 6, 2020: 
Did You Know:  Prosecutor misconduct contributed to 30% of wrongful convictions?
September, 2020
August, 2020
August 6, 2020:  Did You Know:  You cannot sue a prosecutor for their misconduct?
Senate Bill 217 eliminated qualified immunity for law enforcement officers, but did not include DAs, who enjoy *absolute* immunity for anything they do as an "advocate."
June, 2020

June 7, 2020:  Our statement regarding community concerns about the June 5th protest.

June 18, 2020:  Prosecutors Are Cops, Too.  Why do DA elections matter?  Prosecutors are not separate from violent cops; they are violent cops.