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Colorado Officials Decline to Detail How Dunlap Would Be Executed

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This article was originally published by The Colorado Independent.

While political observers speculate on the factors shaping Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s thinking on whether or not to prevent the execution later this summer of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap, civil libertarians are demanding to know how the procedure would be carried out. (more…)

‘He was freaking’: Friend says suspected killer of Colo. Corrections chief flailed from years of isolation

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This story was originally published by The Colorado Independent.

DENVER– In the weeks before his death, Evan Ebel, suspected killer of Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements, had broken ties with white supremacist prison gang 211 Crew and was debilitated by the transition from prolonged isolation to social contact, according to a friend and former fellow inmate. (more…)

DOJ investigates Denver for violating deaf prisoner rights

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This story was originally published by TAI affiliate The Colorado Independent.

The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpreters for deaf prisoners. Investigators are seeking to determine whether Denver – which touts itself as “one of America’s most accessible cities” — is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. (more…)

In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This story was originally published by The Colorado Independent.

 

Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day 2006. (more…)

Advocates declare victory in Intel/Boy Scout funding campaign

Posted on: September 22nd, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Zach Wahls, Scouts for Equality

LGBT-rights advocates have declared victory in their campaign to get Intel to stop funding the Boy Scouts of America until that organization eliminates its policy of excluding gays and lesbians.

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Andy Birkey interviewed on the Michelangelo Signorile Show 9/18/12

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by The American Independent 3 Comments

American Independent reporter Andy Birkey went on the Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sept. 18 to talk about his reporting on corporate foundations giving big money to the Boy Scouts of America, despite the fact that the Boy Scouts have a policy of excluding gays and lesbians that violates some of those corporations’ anti-discrimination policies.

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In Colorado, calls for gun control

Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by The American Independent 4 Comments

While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation. (more…)

Former Colorado Independent intern found dead in Mexico

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Armando Montaño, a former intern for the Colorado Independent, died this past weekend in Mexico City, where he was writing for the Associated Press. Mexican officials are investigating his death and, according to the AP, the U.S. embassy is monitoring that investigation.

Mando, as his friends called him, died in a building near his apartment in the city’s trendy Condessa neighborhood, his body reportedly found Saturday at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

Mando had been living in the Mexican capital for only roughly a month at the time of his death, but a story on an airport police shootout he posted a week ago touched on the widespread corruption of officials routinely tapped to help move the cash and merchandise of the drug trade. (more…)