Archive for April, 2013

Mandatory Minimums: More Harm Than Good?

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The Denver Post reports a scathing audit of the state concerning the treatment of convicted sex offenders in the state. By statute, sex offenders in Colorado receive mandatory treatment in prison, before they can be paroled. Currently, only about one out of every six people in Colorado prisons for sex offenses are able to begin [...]

7-Yr-Old Works for Car Safety Awareness

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9 News reports that child safety seat manufacturer Graco will help a little girl in her quest to get her classmates into child safety seats when riding in the car. The 7-year-old, who was hospitalized after a serious car accident, believes that her booster seat saved her life. Seeing that many of her schoolmates do [...]

Housing Growth Showing Positive Signs

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Flipping houses for profit was big business a few years ago, but has slowed down significantly with the poor economy. According to a report at 9 News, the last couple of years ago, however, have seen a significant rise in the number of people who have been able to successfully make a good profit flipping [...]

Rash of Denver Hit and Runs

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The Denver Post reports on the rash of hit-and-run accidents that have occurred across the city this year. In about a three week period at the end of March and beginning of April, four people were killed in three hit-and-run accidents in three different parts of town. On March 27, a man was killed when [...]

Opinion Piece On The Dangers Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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  Former United States Senator Robert Bennett of Utah wrote an opinion piece for the Deseret News out of Salt Lake city, in which he discusses the dangers of mandatory minimum sentences for criminal offenses. His primary point in writing the piece is that the recent trend toward involvement by the federal government in fairly [...]

Snowstorm Responsible For A Number Of Colorado Car Wrecks

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According to the Denver Post, the recent spring snowstorm was responsible for a number of Colorado car wrecks. Anyone who has lived in Colorado for a few years knows that spring means sun and warmth, but it also probably means one or two more snowstorms. These snowstorms can be particularly dangerous, as they sometimes take [...]

Denver Police Are Planning Awareness Campaign Aimed At Pedestrian Safety

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In response to an unusually large number of pedestrian accidents in the first three months of 2013, CBS Denver reports that the Denver Police are planning an awareness campaign aimed at educating people about pedestrian safety. A CBS crew working on the story found that while it was easy to spot drivers who were engaged [...]

Auto Accident Leaves Car On Roof

In a strange car accident in California, a man who says that he experienced mechanical failure in his driveway ended up on the roof of his neighbor’s house, according to USA Today. Fortunately, neither the driver nor his wife, who was in the car with him, were hurt. No one inside the house that the [...]