Colorado Rights Blog


  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

ACLU Calls on Candidates for Mayor to Speak on Police Brutality

The people of Denver will elect a Mayor in just a few short days and the sad fact is that neither candidate has made any attempt to communicate their views on one of the most important issues concerning Denver residents – police brutality.

This is a sorry state of affairs. The candidates are afraid of the issue while we, in the community, are just plain afraid of the police.

Who wants to live in that kind of city?

So we are calling on the candidates for Mayor to do two things. We call on them to announce that, if elected, police reform will be priority #1. We call on them to demonstrate that commitment by agreeing to meet with members of our broad coalition in the first days of their administration. And we need to hear this from their own mouths before the final votes are counted Tuesday … and before the Department of Justice begins its investigation.

For the victor, reforming law enforcement must be the mandate.

Meeting with us will be the first step.

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