It would make Colorado less safe, and be a grave mistake, to double down on “tough on crime” practices that have caused intergenerational harm, financial loss, and damage to Colorado’s families.
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ACLU of Colorado Statement on the Indictments Against Aurora Police Officers and Paramedics in the Death of Elijah McClain
“Two years after Elijah Jovan McClain, a 23-year-old African American, a beloved brother and son, a massage therapist and gifted violinist, died at the hands of Aurora police and first responders, two of the three police officers directly involved in his death still work at the department.
Blog: I watched my parents help organize the March on Washington 58-years-ago and “the movement” still burns inside me for social change
As a child, the March on Washington was my first realization of “the movement” — something that every adult I knew was talking about and engaged in.
When I was a sophomore in high school, my world history teacher started off the class period one morning with a question.