Bitcoin Accounts for 95% of Cryptocurrency Crime, Says Analyst

Despite the proliferation of more than 2000 cryptocurrencies, including harder-to-track privacy coins, the overwhelming majority of criminals still prefer Bitcoin for illicit activity.

Chainalysis makes software that helps cryptocurrency firms and law enforcement trace the public ledger of transactions recorded on 10 different blockchains. That number includes four new cryptocurrencies Chainalysis added on Wednesday, including dollar-backed stablecoins such as Tether, Gemini Dollar, and USD Coin, as well as Binance Coin…



How Can Bitcoin be used as a Crime Weapon? And How Can this Be Solved?

This article will briefly examine the existence of bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies), how bitcoin has become an integral part of many criminal networks, and possible changes that can be made in the future…



Bitcoin Ransomware

Pay us bitcoin or never see your files again: Inside the highly profitable underworld of ransomware…

In wake of an attack on computers at Colorado’s DOT, experts at Webroot shed light on ransomware…

To better understand how ransomware works and how it has spread so effectively, The Denver Post talked with Broomfield anti-malware company Webroot, which got its start in the late 1990s cleansing computer viruses from personal computers.

“The end goal is just to put ransomware on the computer because right now the most successful way for cybercriminals to make money is with ransoming your files,” said Tyler Moffitt, a senior threat research analyst at Webroot….



Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law

At any point in time America has over 700,000 people in jail, drawn disproportionately from low-income and minority groups. We require judges to make decisions about whether to release or jail someone awaiting trial based on a prediction of the defendant’s risk, but to help the judges with this task we give them access to the same technologies



Medical Care For Immigrants Is Only Getting Worse At An ICE Detention Center, Advocates Say

A year after immigrant advocates made US authorities aware of poor medical and mental health care at a Colorado detention facility, conditions have only gotten worse, according to a new complaint filed Tuesday.

The new administrative complaint, obtained by BuzzFeed News, was submitted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General. It detailed stories of immigrant detainees who received inconsistent medication, suffered delayed medical care, and faced threats of punitive segregation following suicide attempts…




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Denver Immigration

Immigration reform news, analysis, maps, data on immigrant visas, programs, changes as it relates to Colorado from The Denver Post…



Immigrant-Related Bills That Passed in Colorado

Deferred judgment: Imagine you’ve been charged with a low-level crime such as simple drug possession. A prosecutor offers you a deal: plead guilty and successfully complete your sentence — say, a couple years of probation or community service or maybe a rehabilitation course — and your case will be dismissed, with the record of the case sealed at the end of the probationary period…



Colorado’s Opioid Crisis Slows, In Part Because Of A Drug That Reverses Overdoses

Standing on Colfax Avenue across from the state Capitol, Vernon Lewis, in a red cap that matches his shirt, describes a near-death event that happened a few months back when a man overdosed near a park bench.

“He was drinking, and I guess he took his medication,” he said. “His medication was Oxy.”

Colorado, like much of the United States, has a persistent, stubborn drug crisis, with nearly a thousand overdoses in 2018. As Vernon Lewis can tell you, real measures are being taken to fight it. Lewis works at Denver’s Harm Reduction Action Center and has a ready supply of naloxone, the overdose reversal drug that is also known by the brand name Narcan. Lewis quickly administered it, and the man survived…



Hope For the Future in Ink – Voyage Recovery

When we talk about recovery, we’re talking about a person in transition. He’s moving from a state of sickness to one of health, or from self-hate to self-love, or from who he’s been to who he wants to be. He’s becoming a more whole-hearted version of himself that doesn’t use drugs or alcohol to numb his feelings or dull his experience of life.

The journey begins by asking Who are you? An addict, an alcoholic? A man in pain, someone who is ashamed of his past or hopeless about his future? A loner, a wildcard, a clown? And then asking Who do you want to be?



Both Sides of the Bars: Injustice in the Immigration System