Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

AG Holder Speaks At Chief of Police Conference

DOJ Website Speech

Chief Whitman, thank you for hosting the IACP in your home city.
And IACP Executive Director Dan Rosenblatt, thank you for your strong leadership of this outstanding organization.

Officers and Members of the Board of Directors, friends, and colleagues. It is my great pleasure to be able to join you today for the first time as Attorney General.

Eight months ago, Vice-President Biden administered to me the Oath of Office – an oath not dissimilar to the one sworn by each of you – to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Since that time, it has been my solemn privilege to stand with you as you work tirelessly and selflessly to animate the meaning of those words, and to do honor to the uniforms you so proudly wear.

Together we have walked the Pathways of Remembrance and silently lighted candles at the Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in honor of your 133 brothers and sisters who lost their lives in the line of duty last year.
Together we have grieved with the husbands and wives, daughters and sons, for whom the steady march of time will never ease the burden of the loss they suffered on September 11th, 2001.

And together we have commemorated feats of heroism performed by your fellow law enforcement officers, who acted for no other reason than the noble realization that "duty called."

As Attorney General, I have traveled our country and watched many of you in action, and I have personally witnessed the dramatic results of your daunting tasks. I have seen your efforts manifested in children who are learning in safer schools; in teenagers who now have a park or a project or a basketball court to help them stay on course; in senior citizens who are unafraid to sit on their porch or to walk to the grocery store; and in neighborhoods that have been reclaimed from drugs, violence, and despair.


Anonymous said...

It is all about the money and not really about law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

How can using a taser gun on a woman be considered heroism? How can lying or falseifying a police report be in the line of duty. I am not talking about a few isolated cases. Also cops dont make safer schools!! It was the dumb actions of lawmakers succumbing to the minority who preached the no spanking and all the child abuse crap who made it impossible for school teachers to maintain dicipline. Today parents cant dicipline there own kids for fear of being arrested for child abuse. djw