“We are not here to enforce immigration,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz told the audience of his department’s stance. “We are not here to detain people for immigration reasons. We are not here to question or investigate an individual’s suspected immigration status. That’s not our role and we’re not going to do that.”
Federal lawmakers must address issues of banking, security, drug testing, interstate commerce and more. This isn’t about one state gone rogue. This is about a trend that will soon sweep almost every state and more than likely move beyond America’s borders. This is about doing the right thing at the right time
This change, which jeopardizes case integrity and actual fair-trial justice, is for no good reason. It doesn’t save the city any money. It doesn’t improve defenses. And it arguably will create a huge legal expense as civil rights organizations line up to sue, and then individual defendants win expensive appeals, in the unlikely case this change is actually enacted
“The public defense is accountable to one thing and one thing only. That’s the constitution. Your public defender’s office is a model. Let’s keep it that way,” said Denise Maes, public policy director of the Colorado ACLU, at the meeting.
“Throughout her life Lois was actively involved in social issues and continually broke glass-ceilings,” her daughter Wendy Martin said in a statement.
“As a public school parent, I will put our children’s education first. I’m proud that my campaign reflected a broad coalition of Coloradans who came together to support positive change. I am hopeful we will avoid a recount as my lead has continued according to todays results.”
So you wander down the mountain as the minutes go by. The trees are bigger here. The smell of the pine is overwhelming, like being in a frigid sanitized bathroom. A squirrel has a scary tantrum when you reach into a tree to shake the snow off a contender for being the perfect tree.
At the end of the lesson, I still couldn’t ride a bike with the confidence and balance of an energetic, granola-munching Boulderite, but I think I managed to ride for a solid 10 seconds without Gene holding onto the bike, and that was good enough for me.
“I’m proud of our many accomplishments,” he said. “My decision to retire is difficult, however it is based on my multi‐year succession plan and term limits that prevent me from running for re‐election in 2018.”