The chair of the Mesa County, Colorado, Republican Party says he’s going to “tighten the posting policies” on the organization’s official Facebook page after an item appeared on the site Monday, and was subsequently removed, speculating that George Floyd’s death was staged.
LeBron James took a shot at the media Saturday, in retweeting a video of a peaceful protest posted on Twitter by ace Colorado Times Recorder reporter Madeleine Schmidt.
A leader of one of the state’s most prominent LGBT advocacy organizations says U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s recent attack on former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is “cynical” and “beneath” the Gardner campaign. Jason Marsden, vice president of the Mathew Shepard Foundation, told the Colorado Times Recorder that Gardner, a Republican, misrepresented a decade-old interview to attack Hickenlooper, his likely Democratic opponent in November’s election.
On Saturday afternoon, thousands gathered at Colorado’s Capitol for a peaceful protest during which protesters laid face down on the ground with their hands behind their backs chanting “I can’t breathe,” some of George Floyd’s last words before he died. The demonstration lasted for 9 minutes, roughly the length of time Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck.
During a vehicle search near the downtown Denver protest on Friday evening, police officers seized several military-style assault rifles from anti-government gun enthusiasts who call themselves “Boogaloo Bois.”
Protests are planned Saturday and Monday against institutionalized racism and the murder of Geroge Floyd at Colorado’s Capitol, in the wake of a protest Thursday evening that turned increasingly chaotic.
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made headlines last month by suggesting that states should consider declaring bankruptcy as opposed to receiving more federal funding during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Denver protest of the killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers included numerous incidents of violence Thursday evening. Although most of the several hundred attendees left before dark, the conflict continued into the night. Eventually officers deployed tear gas canisters and pepper bullets on smaller but vocal and sometimes antagonistic groups remaining near Civic Center Park.
The ballot initiative campaign to ban abortion at 22 weeks announced today that they have enough signatures to qualify for Colorado’s November ballot.
In response to news that two detainees at an immigrant detention facility in Aurora have contracted COVID-19, immigrant rights groups and medical professionals are calling on state lawmakers to pass a bill, introduced at the Colorado legislature this week, to allow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to inspect Colorado facilities that house non-citizens, including facilities in Aurora and Westminster.