Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state supreme court has agreed to hear a bizarre case that combines jury nullification, juror tampering and a grisly murder that left five people dead. And one of its main protagonists is a man known for appearing in public with an oversized hand flipping a bird emblazoned with the slogan “Fuck Cops.” Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: In “Was Gary Hart Set Up?” published by The Atlantic, writer James Fallows shares a claim that a photo of Senator Gary Hart with a young woman name Donna Rice, which ultimately ended Hart’s 1988 run for the White House, was a trap arranged by a political operative of future president George H.W. Bush. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One big city neighborhood is caught in a vicious cycle, flinging fighting words back and forth online while a series of protest “art” installations involving a kiddie pool and smelly dog poop suddenly appeared at traffic circles that sparked the controversy in the first place. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: “Most of the time, officers follow their training and handle things in a proper, professional manner,” acknowledges Jim Scherer, attorney for Cody Cox, who was paralyzed for life in a police shooting. “But occasionally, these things occur — and I believe there can be a tendency for people to give the officer more of a benefit of the doubt in these circumstances than perhaps they should be entitled to.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A mistrial was declared in the case of Noe Gamez-Ruiz, a commercial truck driver charged with criminally negligent homicide for a November 2016 accident that killed State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue. Now, political insiders are speculating that the way the proceedings were short-circuited — the judge took action after defense complaints that prosecutors withheld relevant evidence — could impact a big political race. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Activist Laura Carno provides the details of a three-day class to instruct teachers, administrators and other school personnel interested in carrying a gun on the job how to stop an active shooter. The idea of armed teachers in classrooms remains controversial, but Carno sees the concept as common sense, pure and simple. She explains why here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A small county and city have agreed to pay $290,000 plus additional costs estimated at approximately $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over a police home invasion two years ago that resulted in shoulder surgery for an elderly man who was body-slammed by two cops shortly after being tased by a third. Get the details about what the family’s attorney calls “the neighborhood bully syndrome” here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: In March, Denver Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis was busted ona rape charge out of Georgia, casting a shadow over his professional football career and making the Broncos the NFL team with the most arrests since 2000. Now, however, Gotsis is in the clear after prosecutors announced that they were dropping the matter. Here’s why. Westword has the story.