(DENVER, Colo.) Independent Redistricting Commission Report: Approved a new congressional map minutes before midnight on Tuesday, in the latest test of whether citizens can draw legislative maps that are fairer than ones sketched by politicians and a sign that the redistricting process has kicked into high gear #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.30: Because the U.S. Census Bureau delayed releasing its new population numbers for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, redistricting is happening at warp speed this year, as both political parties battle ferociously to shape maps that benefit them.

#AceDailyNews says that according to AP today ‘Colorado Commission Agrees On New Congressional Map’ in a once-in-a-decade redistricting bonanza happens as states adjust the boundaries of their congressional and statehouse districts to keep pace with changes in population.

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The new Colorado map must be formally approved by the state Supreme Court, but it culminates a breakneck process to redraw lines in the fast-growing state and add a new congressional district. That seat will go in the heavily-Latino suburbs north of Denver. The commission also made relatively minor changes to the state’s other seats, preserving a 4-3 balance of districts in favor of Democrats.

In an evenly divided country, redistricting can give one party a significant leg up. Republicans only need to flip four seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, for example, and several in the party anticipate being able to gain that many seats from redistricting alone.

Amid the partisan jousting, an increasing number of independent commissions have started drawing maps, hoping to take politics out of the process. Colorado is one of three states that has shifted to a commission system since 2010 after its voters in 2018 approved a pair of ballot measures laying out a new process. Democrats backed the measure, and the result is a congressional map that preserves four safe Democratic seats and three safe Republican ones, while creating a new, competitive district north of Denver.

That means the state, which voted for President Joe Biden by 13.5 percentage points last year, could end up with an evenly divided congressional delegation. It’s part of the reason some Democrats have become queasy about their party’s partial embrace of nonpartisan redistricting.

Still, Democrats in Oregon this week threw bipartisanship out the window, as the state’s Democratic governor signed a map drawn by statehouse Democrats who rescinded their deal with the GOP minority to jointly draw maps. In New York, Democrats may overrule their own redistricting commission so they can eliminate more Republican congressional districts. 

Meanwhile, Republicans in fast-growing Texas, which gained two congressional seats due to its population growth over the past decade, released a preliminary map that’d shore up their majority. In Georgia, where the GOP also controls the process, party leaders released a map that’d likely switch one Atlanta-area congressional district from Democratic to Republican control.

Because they control more state governments and have fewer commissions, Republicans hold the upper hand in redistricting, controlling the pen drawing 187 congressional districts while Democrats only have power to draw 75.

Still, Republicans are hemmed in by where growth has been happening in big, multicultural cities and suburbs that lean Democratic like Houston and Atlanta. That’s limited what Republicans can do during this cycle.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.30: 2021:

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(DENVER, Colo.) Court Report: Colorado school shooter sentenced to life in prison on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: Devon Erickson, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of classmate Kendrick Castillo, along with 45 other charges in connection with the 2019 attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch….

#AceDailyNews sys that a school shooter in suburban Denver was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday after a jury found Erickson partnered with fellow student Alec McKinney to plan the attack for weeks

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Castillo, 18, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop Erickson’s deadly massacre, which also injured eight people.

In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Devon Erickson appears in court at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo.

A jury found Erickson partnered with fellow student Alec McKinney to plan the attack for weeks. McKinney testified he wanted to target students who mocked him because he was transgender.

Judge Theresa Michelle Slade added hundreds of years to Erickson’s mandatory life sentence after hearing lengthy and emotional testimony from survivors.

“I don’t think there is anything I can say to you, Mr. Erickson, that would make any difference,” Slade said, adding the shooter never tried to explain his actions.

Erickson was stone-faced as the verdict was read, but his voice broke when the judge asked him if he wanted to speak, right after his family members testified that they loved him.

McKinney was sentenced to life in prison last year, but could be eligible for parole after 20 years since he was a juvenile.

The two shooters targeted a dark classroom where students were watching a movie. They entered through separate doors to maximize the carnage, and planned to have McKinney die, either by suicide or at the hands of his cohort, according to prosecutors.

The massacre was thwarted when Castillo and two other students, Joshua Jones and Brendan Bialy, charged Erickson as his gun jammed. McKinney was arrested by a security guard.

“He killed Kendrick, and he didn’t care,” Jones said in court. “I would implore you to put him in jail for as long as you can.”

“The defendant is a loser,” Bialy said. “He walked into a classroom, armed, with vulnerable students, and he lost.”

Erickson’s father, Jim Erickson, read aloud the names of the victims and apologized to the community.

“We pray for these people every day,” he said through tears.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.19: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FBI Denver Division Report: Durango Resident Agency (RA) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: This case was prioritized for renewed investigation in response to the November 2019 launch of the National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons by the United States Department of Justice. FBI Denver—Durango RA investigators reviewed several cold case missing persons and homicides on the two reservations in southwest Colorado and determined Mr. Whiteskunk’s murder is a potentially solvable case, so we are seeking the community’s support in providing new investigative leads.

The FBI is Seeking the Public’s Assistance Regarding the Disappearance and Murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk: ‘The FBI Denver Division—Durango Resident Agency (RA) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk. He was last seen by family members on January 30, 2004, in Towaoc, Colorado. The next day, the family filed a missing person’s report with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On March 19, 2004, Mr. Whiteskunk’s body was recovered on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and an autopsy determined the cause of his death was homicide’

Avery Whiteskunk

“The FBI vigorously investigates violent crimes that affect tribal communities. We are committed to protecting all communities we serve, helping victims, and ensuring that justice is met for violent criminal offenders. We hope that sharing the Seeking Information poster with neighboring communities in the Four Corners area will encourage those with information to come forward to help solve this crime and bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family.”

The FBI is disseminating the attached Seeking Information poster with Mr. Whiteskunk’s photo and description in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah in hopes of gathering new information to bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family as well as the community. The poster is also available online: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/avery-whiteskunk.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the murder of Avery Whiteskunk.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.18: 2021:

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(COLORADO) Cold Case Murder Case Report: Authorities have arrested a 70-year-old man in connection to the 1982 murders of two women who were last seen hitchhiking from a small town near the Rocky Mountains, according to reports #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.10: Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold-case murders of 2 women last seen hitchhiking near Rocky Mountains:

Investigators have worked the case for nearly 40 years: ‘Alan Lee Phillips was taken into custody for the deaths of 22-year-old Annette Schnee and 30-year-old Barbara Jo Oberholtzer, FOX31 Denver reported, citing law enforcement sources. He faces charges of first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping’ No further details on how investigators identified Phillips as a suspect were immediately released:

6 days ago

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Schnee and Oberholtzer were both last seen on Jan. 6, 1982, hitchhiking separately from Breckenridge, a town at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range, where they both worked. Investigators do not believe the two women knew each other, according to KMGH-TV.

Schnee, pictured left, and Oberholtzer had no apparent connection to one another besides both working in Breckenridge, investigators have said.

Oberholtzer’s body was found a day later about 10 miles from Breckenridge on the summit of Hoosier Pass, which stands at more than 11,000 feet elevation. She died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Schnee’s body was found six months later on July 3, 1982, in rural Park County, Colo., about 20 miles south of Breckenridge. She was fully clothed and lying face down in a stream. She died of a single gunshot wound to the back.

Private investigator Charlie McCormick, who began working on the case in 1989, told KMGH-TV last year that he’d work the case “to the bitter end.”

“You can’t walk away from it, or I can’t,” he told the station. “Haven’t wanted to. Tomorrow’s another day, and you got stuff to do, and you see what might happen.”

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said an update to the development would be given later Wednesday.

COLORADO OFFICIALS OFFER $100G REWARD IN COLD-CASE MURDER OF TEENAGE ‘HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS’

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.10: 2021:

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@AceBreakingNews SWAT team chasing shoplifter detonate explosives @theblaze

#AceBreakingNews – COLORADO:June.08: Authorities said Robert Jonathan Seacat, 33, was on the run from police who suspected him of shoplifting when he entered the Greenwood Village, Colorado, home, beginning a 20-hour standoff, KMGH-TV reported.

Hours later, police detonated explosives into every room of the house in an attempt to get the armed suspect to surrender.

A 9-year-old boy was inside the house at the time, but his mother and emergency dispatchers were able to get the child to come outside.

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DENVER: ‘ FBI INVESTIGATING THREE TEENAGE GIRLS OVER JOINING ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Denver) – Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls – two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend – were headed to Syria, though the official said investigators were still trying to determine what sort of contacts they had in that country.

The official said investigators would be trying to figure out whether there were “like-minded” friends and acquaintances in the girls’ social circle.

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` Police in Denver Arrest Six Protesters believed from the ` Occupy Movement Protests ‘ in New Mexico ‘

#AceWorldNews – DENVER – April 06 – (CBS4) – Police in Denver arrested six protesters on Saturday night. Just before 20.00 GMT officers and police speciality units rushed to down-town Denver near the 16th Street Mall where the protesters had gathered.

It is unknown exactly why the group was protesting, however the demonstrators seemed to express solidarity with recent Occupy movement protests in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Last Sunday, what started as seemingly peaceful protests over 37 police shootings- 23 of them fatal- since 2010, ended up with police firing tear gas into the crowds and a handful of arrests. One Albuquerque police officer was injured.

Police in Denver did use pepper spray on the protesters to stop those who were attempting to interfere with police activity and on-going arrests. Police have not said what behaviour led to the arrests.

The protesters were originally thought to be with the Occupy movement however Occupy Denver tweeted that it was not an Occupy event, instead that it was an Anonymous Every 5th event.

No property damage has been reported. No officers were injured.

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