Justice

Colorado legislators reflect on red flag laws after Club Q shooting

BY: - November 25, 2022

Following Saturday’s deadly Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, reports of the suspected shooter’s past history with law enforcement prompted questions about Colorado’s red flag laws and whether their application could have prevented the tragedy. Red flag laws allow authorities to temporarily seize firearms from, and block the sale of firearms to, individuals judged by […]

Gay bar owners seek to increase security in the wake of shooting of a gay nightclub in Colorado

BY: - November 23, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Tennessee Lookout. Over the past year, Wendy McCown-Williams has noted how heated political discussions about the transgender community had affected her business. McCown-Williams, a transgender woman, has owned a gay bar in rural Tennessee for six years and welcomed everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or political leanings. Drag shows […]

Club Q shooting suspect makes first court appearance

BY: - November 23, 2022

The suspect accused of killing five people and injuring 18 others in Saturday’s mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was hospitalized following the incident after being confronted and beaten by club patrons, was released from the hospital Tuesday and transferred […]

COMMENTARY

Red flag laws and the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting

BY: - November 23, 2022

This commentary originally appeared on The Conversation. The killing of five patrons in a Colorado LGBTQ bar on Nov. 19, 2022, is the latest mass shooting to garner headlines in the U.S. Police have said they have yet to determine a motive. But one thing that has emerged is that the suspect had a history […]

Denver vigil mourns victims of Club Q shooting

BY: - November 22, 2022

Denverites packed a vigil on Monday night honoring the victims of the Club Q shooting as elected officials and faith leaders spoke about the need for action against gun violence and support for the LGBTQ community. Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, left five people dead and at least […]

‘Irreparable heartbreak’: Victims killed in Club Q shooting remembered

BY: - November 22, 2022

The five victims who were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, are being remembered by their friends and families as investigations into the attack continue. Officials confirmed the names of the five deceased victims in a press conference Monday afternoon. At least 18 other people were injured […]

Club Q shooting victims identified as red flag law questions linger

BY: - November 21, 2022

Colorado Springs police on Monday released the names of the five people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ-friendly nightclub. “Too often, society loses track of the victims of these sad and tragic events in all the talk about the suspect,” said Chief Adrian Vasquez of the Colorado Springs Police Department in […]

‘Sickening and devastating’: Colorado leaders react to Club Q shooting

BY: - November 21, 2022

As details of the mass shooting at Club Q emerged on Sunday, Colorado officials expressed shock and grief, with some directly acknowledging the shooting’s impact on the LGBTQ community while others stuck to the rhetoric of “thoughts and prayers.” The shooting, which took place at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs late Saturday night, left […]

5 killed, 18 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

BY: - November 20, 2022

At least 5 people were killed and 18 others injured in a shooting late Saturday night at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to 911 calls from Club Q in East Colorado Springs shortly before midnight and took a 22-year-old male suspect into custody, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a press […]

Migrant women endured medical mistreatment at Georgia ICE facility, U.S. Senate report finds

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Senate on an investigation panel on Tuesday grilled federal immigration officials about a bipartisan report that detailed how migrant women at an immigration detention center in Georgia underwent questionable gynecological procedures. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations released an 18-month bipartisan report that found migrant women who were […]

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Colorado to receive more than $40 million in settlement with Walmart over opioid crisis

BY: - November 15, 2022

Colorado will receive more than $40 million from a $3.1 billion national settlement with Walmart for its role in the opioid crisis.  A news release from Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office said the settlement will require “significant improvements” in Walmart pharmacies’ handling of opioids, as a lack of proper oversight worsened the opioid crisis. Weiser […]

Colorado wins over $8 million in multistate Google settlement

BY: - November 15, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Iowa Capital Dispatch. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 38 other attorneys general reached a $391.5 million settlement with Google over its location tracking practices, their offices announced Monday. Colorado will receive $8.3 million from the settlement. “Google told consumers they could stop sharing […]