We've written frequently about "The Bad Three" – Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101.
But don't forget about the The Other Bad Three on this year's ballot – Amendments 62, 63 and Proposition 102. These measures also are confusing and conflicting, narrow and partisan and deceptive and cynical. Amendment 62, the "personhood" amendment, would amend the state constitution to extend rights "to every human being from the beginning of biological development."
Proposition 102, a ballot initiative designed to limit pretrial services programs for defendants, will come before Colorado voters on Nov. 2.
If passed, many low-income defendants will be denied release on an unsecured bond, leaving them with no option besides awaiting trial in jail. This would unnecessarily drive up costs and crowd local jails with defendants -- many of whom will not even be sentenced to jail if convicted.