Media

Photos, videos, and articles that include Denver Justice Project’s campaigns, work, or activities.

District Attorney Accountability/Awareness

Media and articles from DJP’s initial campaign to recall DA Mitch Morrissey and the following efforts to bring attention to the 2016 Denver DA race.
Articles:

Denver events mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, The Denver Post

Five Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Denver, Westword

Thousands demand DA Morrissey stop making Moses-EL “a slave” to the justice system, The Colorado Independent

McCann wins big in Denver DA’s race, The Colorado Independent

Mitch Morrissey leaves his fingerprint, The Colorado Independent

Videos:

Denver DA Forum on MLK Day 2016 hosted by DJP (full coverage at Unicorn Riot)

Office of the Independent Monitor/Amendment 2B

Media and articles from the effort to add the Office of the Independent Monitor to the Denver City Charter.
Articles:

Denver City Council considering move to strengthen police watchdog, Denver Post

Move to strengthen Denver’s police accountability office moves past first hurdle, The Colorado Independent

Denver’s independent safety monitor insulated from political whims, The Colorado Independent

Proposal to Put Independent Monitor’s Office in Denver Charter Makes Ballot, Westword

Denver Question 2B: What you need to know about the Office of the Independent Monitor, The Colorado Independent

LOOK: Our favorite photos of the year, Denverite (Alex Landau of DJP featured from City Council rally)

Denver Justice Project members, along with individuals from the community and representatives from SURJ Denver, the ACLU, and Colorado Latino Forum testified at city council to put the issue of including the Office of the Independent Monitor in the Denver City Charter on the November 2016 ballot.

Videos:

Rally at the city council meeting before testifying to get Amendment 2B on the November ballot (full coverage at Unicorn Riot)

Data Collection/Racial Data in Policing

Articles related to Denver Justice Project’s work to make Denver Police collect data on race and policing.

Denver police to collect racial data on contacts, The Boston Globe

Community groups to Denver Police: Count Latinos in new accountability effort, The Colorado Independent

The value of Denver police collecting racial data, The Denver Post

After protest, Broncos LB Brandon Marshall meets with DPD chief, 9News (Roshan of DJP speaking about racial data collection included)

Use of Force Policy/Police Accountability

Media and articles related to Denver’s use of force policy and police accountability.
Articles:

Police supporters and protesters face off at rally in downtown Denver, The Denver Post

Experts give mixed reviews to Denver Police Department’s proposed use-of-force policy, The Denver Post

What’s “reasonable” use of force? Denver Justice Project wants DPD to define it, Denverite

Six Changes Activists Want Made in Denver Police’s Use-of-Force Draft Policy, Westword

Denver police listen to community’s input during first public airing of new use-of-force policy, The Denver Post

Activist say video shows DPD using excessive force on an unarmed homeless man, Denver7

Council members question proposed changes to DPD use-of-force policy, 9News

Religious, community groups join call for criminal justice reform in Denver, The Denver Post

1000 call for police reform, accountability at community meeting, The Denver Post

Community groups want a seat at the table as Denver police update their use of force policy. Denverite

Denver Police Chief Robert White is inviting a few community members to advise him about use of force. Here’s who he asked. The Denver Post

Use of force advisory board for Denver police struggles with rocky start. The Denver Post

DPD union calls use-of-force committee a joke; only officer left resigns. Denver7

Use-of-force committee working for community accountability from DPD. Life on Capitol Hill

Activist say video shows DPD using excessive force on an unarmed homeless man. Denver7

Denver activists criticize police for using a Taser on an unarmed homeless man. The Denver Post

Denver police officer, city sued after homeless man shocked with Taser. The Denver Post

Immigration

Articles and media about DJP’s involvement in immigration issues
Articles:

Protesters gather outside of the GEO private immigration detention facility, Denverite

Supporters speak up for felon flagged for deportation. 9News

(We helped support a walkout from several Denver schools in protest of the termination of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Below is some of the coverage of that momentous action.)

DREAMERS Anxious About DACA Decision. CBS Denver

Denver students march out of schools in protest of Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. Fox31/KDVR

Live coverage of walkout: CNNMTV News, Denver7, Fox31/KDVR

Videos:

Elisabeth giving her take on the Rene Lima case (Full interview at Next on 9News)

 

Miscellaneous

Other media and articles from DJP campaigns and activities.
Articles:

Marvin Booker Family Claims Coverup, Wants Criminal Charges in Jail Death. Westword

DPS is mum about bigoted posts by East High students. Watchdogs say the district “normalizes” culture of racism, The Colorado Independent

East High students’ racially charged social media posts anger community groups. Fox 31/CW 2

Unity to protect human rights, Daily Camera

Drug Policy Alliance: Time to Decriminalize, NYC Racial Disparities Remain. Leafly

Policing for Profit: When Systemic Practices Supersede Corruption. The Nation Report

Videos:

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center hosts the forum, Human Rights in the Age of Trump. Vinnie from DJP spoke on the panel.