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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/26/2016 at 2:14 PM

Re: “CSPD withholds investigation of cop who cost taxpayers $100,000 in lawsuit settlement

*yawn* Boys will be boys...especially when it comes to the CSPD...speaking of whom, is anyone other than me even just a tad curious to know whatever became of former CSPD Joshua Dwayne Carrier, the penultimate boy in blue himself? It's been a couple of years now since he was purportedly moved out of Colorado and into an east coast prison facility for his safety's sake...and out of sight, out of mind, I guess -- surely his justice is being served *somewhere*...right?!? Well it ain't necessarily so. Personally, and even though I'm decidedly not his type, Carrier's memory nags at me like a abscssed tooth and causes me to search for and gaze at his face almost daily. I came across a relatively recent selfie shot of JD sporting a red hat emblazoned with $$ signs -- yeah, that's right, cash money, dolla dolla bills, y'all...and the many young men he traumatized would do well to avoid downtown Denver, where I spotted him not even a week ago working as a concierge for a swanky hotel -- I found myself gazing up into his unmistakably hollow eyes...his all too familiar face veiled by a full beard and mustache; but it was him, or his twin; nearly dumbstruck, I forced myself to engage him in small talk about the hotel's rooftop pool...catching my breath sharply as I read the moniker on his name tag: "Joshua Jones".

Well, at least that menace to society Doug Bruce is securely under lock and key.

We have all been served up a half-assed report on Joshua Carrier; the rabbit hole starts at Mind Seizure, the commercial haunted house JD co-owned with his mother...and the peculiar fire that destroyed the TV parked in front of his house, which reportedly contained records his ghoulish moonlighting enterprise.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/26/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Local farmers market doubles food stamps — how do they do it and why is it rare?

You are right ThinkitThrough that Farmers Markets have been targeting those folks with money but I don't think this is out of some kind of bias or snobbery. Local food is pricey because you can't produce food sustainably at a cheap price. Small local farmers have to make a living, so they have to sell their food at higher prices.

This Doubling program will make local food accessible to low-income folks WHILE giving the local farmer a new client segment. Great for the farmer, great for all community members and great for the planet. Thank you Nat for writing this article.

Elise Rothman, LocalMotive, PBC

Posted by Elise Rothman on 07/26/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Racial disparities persist in marijuana arrests

Whenever there occurs a general decrease in some adverse outcome, groups with the lower baseline rate tends to experience larger proportionate decline in rates of experiencing the outcome while other groups tend to experience larger proportionate increases in rates of avoiding the outcome. Correspondingly relative differences in rates of experiencing the declining outcomes tend to increase while relative differences in avoiding the outcomes tend to decrease.

References 1 and 2 explain these matters fairly succinctly. Reference 3 and 4 discuss the patterns that have been observed in Colorado and Denver as both have generally reduced school suspensions. Reference 5 explains the matter to the City of Boulder with regard to criminal justice issues and reference 6 urges the American Statistical Association to explain the matter to the President.

But statement “since 2012, marijuana arrests among white kids decreased by 8 percent, but increased among Hispanic kids by 29 percent and among black kids by 58 percent” (original emphasis) suggests a substantial departure from the usual situation where all groups’ rates change in the same direction. But if the statement actually means that the proportion white kids made up of persons arrested decreased while the proportion Hispanic and black kids made up of persons arrested increased, that would simply be a reflection of the usual pattern. See reference 1 and Table 1 of reference 6. See also the July 1, 2016 preliminary note to reference 7.
J Scanlan

1. “Things DOJ doesn’t know about racial disparities in Ferguson,” The Hill (Feb. 22, 2016)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/270091-things-doj-doesnt-know-about-racial-disparities-in-ferguson
2. “Things government doesn’t know about racial disparities,” The Hill (Jan. 28, 2014).
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/196543-things-the-legislative-and-executive-branches-dont-know
3. Denver Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/denverdisparities.html
4. Colorado Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/coloradodisparities.html
5. Letter to City of Boulder, Colorado (Mar. 5, 2016)
http://jpscanlan.com/images/Letter_to_City_of_Boulder_March_5,_2016_.pdf
6. Letter to American Statistical Association (July 25, 2016)
http://www.jpscanlan.com/images/Letter_to_American_Statistical_Association_July_25,_2016_.pdf
7. Rhode Island Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/rhodeislanddisparities.html

Posted by James Scanlan on 07/25/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Heroin moves far and fast across the West — including Interstate 25

Daniel Malloy: You do realize that most heroin comes into the US at BORDER CROSSINGS, right? The wall of your dreams will not stop the flow of drugs at Border Crossings. http://theinfluence.org/surprise-donald-tr…

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/25/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Heroin moves far and fast across the West — including Interstate 25

Mexico is the heart of the heroin trade let us cut the heart out and BUILD THE WALL.
Make no mistake the WHOLE government of Mexico is in on the drug trade and Mexican Cartels are entrenched in every major city in the USA. STOP illegal immigration and stop drug trafficking it is the same highway that lets them both in to OUR country.

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Posted by Daniel Malloy on 07/25/2016 at 4:43 AM

Re: “City funds golf outing

Disgusting.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 07/24/2016 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Local farmers market doubles food stamps — how do they do it and why is it rare?

Farmers markets have long been geared toward white people with money (Whole Foods shoppers, Prius drivers, mate drinkers, yoga mat toters, etc.)

Are you kidding me? Nat, your bias and stereotypes are showing. This isn't a news article, it's an opinion piece. There's a huge difference in case you hadn't noticed. Shame on you.

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Posted by Thinkitthrough on 07/19/2016 at 6:50 PM

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

As Brian mentioned the proposed changes only affect 1.4 miles of bus route 9 & 19 that pass through a historic residential neighborhood. There are 4 lightly used bus stops on this stretch of N. Nevada. The rest of the route and stops on Nevada between UCCS and Downtown will not be affected by this change and will maintain their 15 minute service. For more information on the ONEN Bus Plan, please visit this website: http://oldnorthend.org/mmt-releases-propos…

It does a much better job of explaining the concerns of ONEN neighbors and the proposed solution to the problem.

There is also a blog with several posts that further detail the extensive process that was used to arrive at the ONEN solution: http://oldnorthend.org/transit-committee-b…

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/14/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

(Carter Payne Event Center/Green Man Taproom) at 320 S. Weber St.

Posted by Lalahartma on 07/14/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

Did I miss where it is located?

Posted by Debbie Benson on 07/13/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

This article has several factual errors. Here are just a few: 1) The previous route on Wahsatch was 60 minutes, not 30 minutes; 2) The reasons given why ONEN objects to the plan are not correct; 3) Some elderly and people with disabilities are negatively affected by moving the bus route away from the amenities on Wahsatch Avenue. Some people have to resort to stealing grocery carts or take a cab. Why isn't the Independence Center concerned for the people they are supposed to be protecting? 4) The main reasons listed on the ONEN website are safety issues of placing buses on an overloaded residential street, and that doing so violates the ONEN Master Plan and City Ordinance intended to respect our residential streets.

The ONEN Bus Plan, which keeps a direct bus down Cascade while returning a local bus down Wahsatch, improves the bus system for people who need to reach the local amenities while maintaining a 15-minute bus service to points north and south. Most of all, it respects that Nevada is already busy and dangerous enough without adding buses to the equation. 15 minute service is only lost for the 1.4-mile stretch through the residential area.

15-minute service is an attempt to attract choice riders at the expense of conveniences for those who need the bus to survive. ONEN is not against 15-minute service, but it does not work through our neighborhood because it keeps the bus away from local amenities and makes an already deadly residential street even more dangerous. There have been four fatalities in the last 4 years on the 1.4-mile stretch of Nevada Avenue through ONEN. We think the City should be making this residential street (that passes 1/2 block from Steele Elementary) safer. There has already been one bus-related accident on Nevada in the 2nd month of service.

I am the ONEN Transit Committee Chair. If you are willing to reprint this article as an objective piece of journalism, please contact me to get the facts. Readers should know that this is an editorial piece and only tells one side of the story.

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Posted by Brian S on 07/13/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Wish We Were Here killed as KRCC adapts to survive

Colorado College should exert some humanitarian and egalitarian ideals on their runaway Pop/NPR/Corporate media outlet. The last thing Colorado Springs needs is another PEAK-FM. If this GM and her happy sycophants want another pop megastation, they should quit KRCC and apply at the Peak and quit ruining public radio.

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Posted by Jonny Quest on 07/13/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

Glad to know that this is a 'step one' location. I've been a bit bummed by the reduction in scope from the original plans. Bring it on CSPM! Let's get this thing going!

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 07/13/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

I'm 21 do I qualify for urban peak youth?

Posted by Deon on 07/09/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Waldo, Black Forest Fire investigations lurch to a standstill years later

I rec'd notice in property transaction section of Denver Business Journal where the Cathedral Pines Homeowners Ass. was in foreclosure and brought by a Developer 4 Days before Black Forest fire started. Candidate Tom Reynolds House District 19 resident for 40 years and counting.

Posted by Candidate Tom Reynolds on 07/07/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

No big deal. This is all free money. Comes from the taxpayers.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 07/06/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

Building more parking downtown, regardless of who pays for it, is a step backwards - any funding spent on a new garage would be better off invested in making it easier for people to reach downtown without having to get into a car first.

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Posted by David E on 07/06/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

Shouldn't the cost of a garage for the Olympic Museum be included in the building costs of the Olympic Museum? If not, it must not be needed.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 07/06/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “City looks to build a subterranean parking garage to sprout growth in southwest downtown

This sounds a lot like the city paying to build Nor'wood a garage for their building, but selling it to voters as being necessary for the Olympic museum.

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Posted by atomicbird on 07/06/2016 at 10:09 AM

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