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News | 06.29.18

DA Drops Criminal Charge Against Mom Who Wrote “STOP PUTTING KIDS IN CAGES” in Chalk Outside of Rep. Ken Buck’s Office

DENVER – The District Attorney’s Office of the 18th District announced yesterday via Twitter that it will dismiss the "criminal tampering" charge against Shauna Johnson, a mother of two who wrote “STOP PUTTING KIDS IN CAGES” in chalk on the sidewalk outside of Rep. Ken Buck’s Castle Rock District Office. The DA’s office wrote that it reviewed the case,.... | Read More

News | 06.28.18

Aurora Pays 75K to Settle Two ACLU Police Misconduct Lawsuits

DENVER - The City of Aurora has agreed to pay $75,000 to ACLU of Colorado clients Omar Hassan and Dwight Crews, two black men who sued over separate incidents of mistreatment by the Aurora Police Department. According to an ACLU lawsuit filed in September 2017, two Aurora police officers ordered Hassan to leave a coffee shop after telling him, “Your kind of business.... | Read More

News | 06.25.18

ACLU Will Defend Mom Who Faces Jail Time for Writing “Stop Putting Kids in Cages” in Chalk Outside of Rep. Ken Buck’s Office

DENVER – ACLU of Colorado announced today that it will represent Shauna Johnson, a mother of two who was charged with “criminal tampering” after she wrote “Stop putting kids in cages” in chalk on the sidewalk outside of Rep. Ken Buck’s Castle Rock District Office. “Shauna Johnson is a concerned constituent who wanted to communicate an urgent message to.... | Read More

06.01.18

Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Colorado voters will elect our next governor on November 6, 2018. This new leader will influence the direction of Colorado’s criminal justice system, marijuana regulations and broader drug policies. All candidates were invited and we’ve received confirmation so far from Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, Donna Lynne and Jared Polis. Join us as these candidates share their.... | Read More

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The ACLU of Colorado is committed to protecting children who are in the care of the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections (DYC) and to transforming the culture at DYC....
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The ACLU of Colorado believes that everyone has a right to receive appropriate healthcare and information. Everyday in Colorado, healthcare providers and hospitals deny....
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Now more than ever, we need Coloradans to come together in support of civil rights and liberties. Sign the pledge and tell your local and statewide leaders to protect....
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The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in Colorado. Colorado's use of the death penalty is immoral, unjust, and expensive. The death....