When Colorado lawmakers made fourth-time DUIs a felony offense last year, many people wondered if this was the answer to reducing the number of drunk driving accidents in the state. Many are hopeful it will, but is stricter legislation really the most effective deterrent for repeat offenders?
Drinking and driving is dangerous on many levels. Not only does this increase the chance of an accident, but if you are convicted of such a crime it could turn your life upside down.
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado was seen by many as a major triumph over oppressive federal laws that have kept the drug criminalized for decades despite growing research suggesting that the drug is not as harmful as we once thought it was.
As a 2014 article written for the Mint Press News so aptly explained, it's difficult to talk about the subject of domestic violence without warranting some level of trepidation. While it's important to remain sensitive to its victims - which, in a majority of cases, are women - it's important not to ignore other truths about the subject, such as the fact that men can also be victims of domestic violence.
On April 21, a 40-year-old male teacher was arrested and booked on suspicion of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. The teacher, who is from the Ambassador Academy charter school, was the subject of an investigation that started on April 20.