Moe Clark

Moe Clark

Moe Clark is a freelance journalist and former Colorado Newsline reporter who covered criminal justice, housing, homelessness and other social issues.

Aurora police officer fired for failing to intervene in violent July arrest

By: - August 13, 2021

An Aurora police officer has been fired for failure to intervene after a fellow officer violently detained an unarmed man in July. Officer Francine Martinez was fired on Thursday after an internal investigation found that she failed to intervene when former officer John Haubert beat, choked and pistol-whipped an unarmed civilian on July 23 while […]


Free eviction clinic to be offered in Alamosa

By: - August 10, 2021

The Access to Justice Committee of Colorado’s 12th Judicial District, which encompasses Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties, is hosting a free clinic on Aug. 26 to discuss the eviction process in Colorado. The clinic will include a presentation on the legal process landlords must follow when filing an eviction followed by […]

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Key decision looms for how Colorado will count inmates in redistricting data

By: - August 10, 2021

The independent commissions charged with redrawing Colorado’s political maps will make a key decision this week regarding how to count incarcerated people in the state’s redistricting data. Colorado’s two independent redistricting commissions will vote this week on whether to count incarcerated individuals using their permanent addresses, as is done with military service members, or the […]

Firms selected to investigate alleged misconduct within Colorado’s Judicial Branch

By: - August 5, 2021

Two firms have been selected to investigate allegations of widespread sexual harassment and gender discrimination within Colorado’s Judicial Branch, as well as claims that a multi-million dollar contract was improperly awarded to a former senior employee. In early February, allegations emerged that former Judicial Branch chief of staff Mindy Masias was awarded a training services […]

What Colorado renters and landlords need to know about the new federal eviction ban

By: - August 4, 2021

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a new, narrower moratorium on evictions through Oct. 3, which will protect struggling renters in areas of the U.S. that are seeing rising COVID-19 infection rates. The ban comes days after a broader federal moratorium expired on Aug 1. The Biden administration previously said it could not legally extend […]

Vaccination rates in Colorado prisons remain low as COVID-19 cases spike across the state

By: - August 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low in Colorado’s state prisons as the delta variant drives a spike in cases across the state, largely among unvaccinated people. From July 26 through Aug. 1, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded an average of 798 new cases of COVID-19 per day, the highest seven-day average since […]

Every week for a year, this group has provided water and trash services to Denver’s unhoused

By: - August 2, 2021

Almost every Sunday for the past year, a small group of volunteers has gathered at 10 a.m. at Benedict Fountain Park in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood equipped with shovels, plastic bags, latex gloves and an intricate homemade water system. From there, the group disperses throughout the city in search of homeless encampments, where they offer […]

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Guide: What you need to know about evictions in Colorado right now

By: - August 2, 2021

Editor’s note: This guide was published on April 26, 2021. It will be updated as necessary to reflect changing eviction rules and protections. Last updated: Oct. 4, 2021. The number of Colorado households behind on their rent or mortgage payments has decreased slightly since September as the state rolls out more rental assistance funds and […]

Guía: Qué necesitas saber sobre los desalojos en Colorado en este momento

By: - August 2, 2021

Por Moe Clark, traducido por Emma Athena Nota editorial: Esta guía fue publicada el 26 de abril de 2021. Se actualizará según sea necesario para reflejar los cambios en las reglas y protecciones contra desalojo. La actualización más reciente: 4 de octubre de 2021. El número de viviendas en Colorado atrasadas en sus alquileres o pagos […]

ACLU pushes Boulder to abandon ‘unconstitutional’ homeless policies

By: - July 29, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado sent a letter to Boulder officials on Thursday regarding what it sees as the city’s “unconstitutional and inhumane” treatment of unhoused residents. The letter took aim at two policies impacting unhoused residents: a requirement that a person must live in Boulder for more than six months before being […]

Colorado’s new cannabis business office will focus on job creation, social equity

By: - July 29, 2021

A new office within Colorado’s Business Support and Rural Prosperity division will focus on all things cannabis. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced on Wednesday the launch of the Cannabis Business Office, which was established through legislation that was signed into law this year. The office is funded by the state’s […]

Aurora police chief pleads for calm after released video shows officer beating, choking unarmed man

By: - July 28, 2021

An Aurora police officer is facing numerous felony assault charges after beating, choking and threatening a nonviolent, unarmed man accused of trespassing, according to court documents. John Haubert, 39, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after beating an unarmed man with his pistol. Haubert, who has been with the department since 2018, is being […]