Some ignorant posts out here by people who don't know the dogs or owners. Can attest to Roxy being one of the sweetest dogs I know and the owners are great people who care. Anyone who knows these people say the same thing.
And his salary would pay for 2 new hires. The CSPD is being mismanaged and creating a situation where to make voters think a new tax is needed. Shameful.
I wonder why this humane society--whose spokeswoman says "According to the law, it has to be pretty severe in order for us to remove someone's animal. They have to be pretty much in immediate danger"--hasn't done what dozens of humane societies have done all over the country: work to get stricter animal welfare laws. In some cities chaining a dog out is illegal. And in many, the laws regarding neglect are much stronger than they are here. That happened in those other cities because humane society leaders cared enough to make it happen.
I'm with you on the PBMP. Here's the homework... Name three governor's and two senators that would do Uncle Teddy proud!
Expanding the route that averages three driver's licenses per household... Land Rover, Mercedes and a trick Honda, ha! Ride the #4, habla ingles? ...or whatever they speak in Slovenia. Ask your friend's wife, her cousins might be indentured with you. I know you counter-bloodlines have been raging against the "nobility" out of eastern Europe for centuries. Please take your money and ego to the Cayman's. This is sacred land where you golf.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to crack the two party system. Undecided plus "neither of the main candidates" totals 21.5 . Plus Big Johnson's 5 percent is more than Hillary's got, this poll was taken before she was found to be lying about her poor health. The two-party(more like one!) system will inexorably entrench after being blindsided by "the Donald". Two things are clear... We have to hit the establishment with both barrels and we have to do it NOW while they are in disarray. The other thing, the sad thing, is Trump is exactly what brainwashed, xenophobic morons recognize, respect and deserve. The track record of the oracular powers of EPC voters are made clear enough to embarrass anybody foolhardy enough to pay for a poll. hehe!
Smooth move Anschutz! Now let your slaves possess their own passports!
Let’s break Ray’s comments down line by line…
“Most of these so-called bikers are a menace to the public.”
Most is a tricky word, is it really most cyclist or maybe just the ones that you noticed and can still remember. Do you remember every cyclist you saw who was not being a menace?
“It is time to force bikers to be licensed, carry liability insurance,”
Licensed? So at what age would you like kids to start taking a test to ride their bike? Most cyclists also have a car and also then have a license and insurance. Cyclists also don’t need a license to be ticketed by police for breaking traffic laws.
“and to pay road taxes like the rest of do.”
Road taxes don’t even pay for most of the road. Property, income and sales tax (think 2C) make up a larger portion of the funding. Plus, the large majority of cyclists own cars. They also pay the exact same taxes even when they are riding their bicycle which has the added benefit of greatly reducing the wear and tear on those roads (less potholes for everyone)
“I've seen bikers----the large majority”
What did we say about using the word majority…
“run stop signs, weave in and out of traffic”
Some cyclists break traffic laws, and they should be ticketed for, so do cars and every road user every day. Cyclist do not break traffic laws in a greater quantity just because they are cyclist (you just happen to remember them more). And no, the sample size of only the cyclist you remember doesn’t count.
“kick cars for no reason other than spite, so on and so forth.”
Let’s hope they stub their toe…that’s just rude no matter what type of transportation you choose.
Dogs are only as vicious as they are trained and treated. Treat them well and train them well and they are good animals. Treat them cruelly and train them to kill....they will.
Mary Ann Redfern and others like her need to get their heads out of the poop bag they are in......NO DOG IS VICIOUS....it is all HOW THEY ARE TREATED AND TRAINED. Even a poodle can be trained as a KILLER!
He never worked with me, one of his constituents when he was my city councilman. Never anwered an email. So why would he work "across the ailse".
This is a total waste of tax payer resources. Instead do something to help people get off the street NOT shuffle them elsewhere.
For a reality check, the writer of this article should have interviewed downtown employees and residents. As a downtown resident of many years, I object to the characterization that we downtowners do not want to share the public space. I think we are very welcoming to people who show common courtesy and obey simple, common sense rules. Class and race have nothing to do with it. This article seems like a national narrative that's imposed on Colorado Springs, rather than a focused view of what our downtown is really like.
Thanks Gavin for sharing. #music from the heart.
I am curious, what sort of authority does a private security force have? If they are just private citizens, can the public just ignore their commands, or have they been granted some sort of authority by the city? Seems like the city should clarify, who, what and why these patrols exist, and exactly what authority they have.
Maybe because "preaching" is self righteously telling others how to live? Dictating how others live their lives is creepy. Going against the will of the voters who voted for legalizing marijuana is counter to democracy and creepy in a totalitarian, dictatorial kind of way. Calling people twits is just childish and lacks originality.
So why do the creepy pot smoking twits at the Indy feel the need to use the word "preaches?"
he should NOT receive a pension, gun or badge and should be locked up
IGNORANCE! ABUSE will change all living creatures. Pit Bulls are no different than any other animal. Horses are known to be violent and have had to be put down. Other dog breeds have also been violent and have been put down.
IT IS USUALLY THE OWNER! An owner needs to educate themselves before taking on a pet. ANY PET. Are you expecting to board a horse in an apartment? Do you have the time to devote to your pet? It takes time and effort to socialize a pet. Is your home appropriate for the pet? Is it calm or in chaos? Wll the pet fit in with other pets you may have? Can you afford the pet, food, vaccines, vets, etc.? Do you have adequate housing for you pet?
BEWARE OF THE WARNINGS? Don't put a fox in a chicken coup? Be aware of consequences. A baby cannot defend itself against animals. THINK! FIND YOUR COMMON SENSE.
I speak from experience. I own 3 pits bulls. I live alone on an acre of land with several acres between neighbors. I don't have any children visiting. I am usually home 24/7.
I am applauded by the animal control dept in my area. I am more afraid of someone killing my dogs because they are pits then I am of them biting someone. They have never been mistreated by a human and they trust people.
MAKE SURE THE ANIMAL AND THE HUMAN MATCH!
dogs arnt bad animals ANY OF THEM the dog will respond to how it is treated period. as for the officer? those igits arnt allowed on my property AT ALL...EVER!! most of em dont know what they are doing. and the dogs know it. alot of them dont even like animals. AND THE DOGS KNOW IT. as for pits they are sweet and awesome IF you are a dog lover. if your not a dog lover maybe you should choose another type of pet ...maybe a turtle.
Another example of horizontal growth not being able to pay for itself long-term. Too much area to patrol, tax base can't cover the costs.
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