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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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Monday, May 14, 2012

Not a Good Night in Denver

Within minutes of each other the SVMA committee voted down Civil Unions 5- 4 during the Special Session called by the Governor.  Billed as the "kill committee"  it certainly lived up to it's name.

A few minutes later just across the park, the Denver City Council votes 9-4 to Ban Homeless Camping in Denver.   Mayor Hancock is in support of the bill and is expected to sign it.  Here's the article from earlier about how this affects homeless families

1 comment:

delbert douglass said...

Does anyone consider that this denial of persons to camp in the city limits of Denver is a backhanded way of dismantling the occupation movement which is seeking to awaken the American public to what is truly going on in our nation's capital? Also, if the city really had the interest of the homeless and poor in mind, they would have set up an alternative to the situation in the 16th Street Mall and other business areas by simply setting aside places where these downtrodden persons may find a safe haven for the night. The decision by our government leaders show how short-sighted they really are to the problems we all face.