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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.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Denver Cops: Medical marijuana sale leads to fatal shooting - The Denver Post

Denver Cops: Medical marijuana sale leads to fatal shooting - The Denver Post

A "medical marijuana" sale gone awry early this morning led to the fatal shooting of a man in Denver.

The incident happened at about 12:25 a.m. at a home on the 2600 block of Leyden St., said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police Department spokesman.

When officers arrived at the scene they found an unidentified man who was shot in the head, Jackson said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A short time later another man walked into the Denver Health Medical Center to be treated for a gun shot wound.

Investigators believe the shooting victims are linked and that the two men were "conducting a medical marijuana transaction at the residence when an altercation occurred," Jackson said.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide and the man who wound up at the hospital is being held as a suspect in the fatal shooting.

Read more:http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14122238#ixzz0bkKXViPB

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