Monthly Archives: September 2015


5 of the worst criminals Colorado has ever seen

Colorado, one of the most interesting historical states in the country, has a great list of criminals who hail from and still occupy Colorado.

There are great stories and tall tales about these criminals, and sorting through what’s true can be quite difficult. But here are some of the worst criminals the state of Colorado has ever seen:

Ramzi Yousef


Ramzin was one of the men behind the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers and the World Trade Center. He’s serving a life sentence in the maximum security prison in Colorado. We won’t miss seeing him around.

Terry Nichols


Terry was sent to the supermax prison in Colorado after being convicted for the bombing in Oklahoma City in the year of 1995. 5 years ago Nichols began a hunger strike, complaining about the quality of the food in prison. If he was arrested in Idaho instead a criminal lawyer from Boise could have helped him.

Robert Hanssen


Robert H. is also serving multiple life sentences after selling classified data to the Russians. Robert is a former FBI agent and was convicted with treason after betraying the United States. Robert’s story was told in the movie “Breach” which can be watched online.

Michael Rudki


He’s a former prison officer, who admitted having sex with an inmate. Not only that but we also pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill his own wife. After being incarcerated, Michael tried to get another person to kill that inmate, his wife and her boyfriend and a federal officer.

Vincent Basciano


Vincent is serving a life sentence in Colorado supermax prison for leading the Bonanno crime family. He was convicted not only with murder but with other countless charges. Basciano was imprisoned in 2006.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments below!

Last update: Nov 11, 2015


Legalizing marijuana in the state of Colorado

The process of legalizing marijuana in Colorado wasn’t as smooth as a lot of people would have wanted.

There were too many hands in the pot for the legislation to be completely clean, so the laws that have been put in place have a few holes, and a few enforcement problems.

This is to be expected when there’s such a socially institutionalized message of destruction that has to be overcome. In time, laws will resolve themselves into statues that can be understood, enforced and lived with by the population of Colorado at large.


For the time being, the process toward legalization of weed in Colorado is one for the history books. The opportunity for tax revenues to be increased during the end of the international financial crisis was something that politicians and liberal social politicos couldn’t turn away. The chance for what many considered social justice in the pot use community was something they couldn’t stay away from.

And the overall climate of political distrust and disgust in the country at large led to favor from the population, even when they weren’t users of the drugs.

The way the United States processes civil and social change relies heavily on legislation, either from the elected legislators or from the bench, and the chance for people to independently participate in the process of law making is a great benefit to life in the United States.

For the benefit of people who don’t want to have marijuana legalized, there are options for fighting the law, and that’s a great privilege as well.


Here are a few signs that your lawyer is untrustworthy

Partnering with a lawyer is a little bit like getting married. You can rest assured that, no matter how hard you try, your lawyer will know more about you than your mother will.

At times, the relationship can become contentious, and you may feel uncomfortable with your attorney. However, the opportunity for a real, honest and clear adult relationship may not be present in any other part of your life when you are dealing with criminal charges in the United States criminal defense system.

Much like you would trust your gut in the beginning of any other relationship, your gut feeling about your lawyer should dictate how you proceed.

You cannot have a lawyer that you don’t trust completely during a time of high stress and potential death or incarceration on the line. At the end of the day, this can be more important to your survival, happiness and freedom than any other relationship in your life.

Particularly if you are guilty of the charges brought against you, your ability to communicate well with your lawyer about your case, your lifestyle, and your intentions for your own defense is vitally important.

Here’s a very interesting talk, by Professor Gregory Germain, on the Differences between a good and a bad lawyer:

Any feeling that your lawyer may be playing you for a fool, or providing improper, unsound, or unconsidered advice is a sign that you need to consider.

In general, a defendant’s intuition is tuned to high gear when dealing with a criminal charge or ongoing trial, so paying attention to the messages you get is important.

However, analyzing them critically and thinking about the outcomes can mean that you decide to stay with an attorney, because those feelings of distrust may be reflected from other areas of your life, or from your precarious legal situation.

In short, don’t throw away a good relationship with a solid attorney because you have a suspicious nature at the moment. However, if your lawyer is giving you a good reason to suspect bad behavior, you should run for the hills.