I know Jerald "Jerry" Day and I think he is a piece of s@!#. I'm all for innocent until proven guilty but the fact is he pointed a weapon at cops. He's lucky he wasn't shot dead. Even more amazing than Jerry acting the fool is Maketa hiring him as civilian in the jail. I don't know how anyone could get a position in law enforcement with pending felony charges. Maketa needs to get a clue. I hope Day goes down and spends many years in prison where he belongs.
Robert M: He hasn't stood trial yet, so saying all he got was a slap on the wrist is not correct since he hasn't been punished. He did lose his deputy job and was rehired as a civilian in the jail, meaning he does not carry a gun.
For the record, I am a Maketa supporter. But, Day should not be employed by the S.O now that he has now submitted an insanity defense. Now I'm sure it is probably a temporary insanity based on the situation at the time, but it still quite apparent he has no place in law enforcement. I am a true believer in innocent until proven guilty and supported his employment until this defense. It is time for the sheriff to put this issue behind him and move on to the important work of keeping the jail safe and enforcing the law in El Paso County.
hmm..seems yeahbaby doesn't like parkview1949s comment. Its true.. if you are "insane" then why the he** are you working at the jail for your buddy?? I wish i had friends in high places like that. This is the kind of stuff that pisses me off. You do something so stupid and as a cop.. but yet you just get kicked off the force and hired at the jail as a civilian.. there is something wrong with this picture. He should have done hard time for those crimes but all he gets is a slap on the hand. Makes you wounder about the cops who are suppose to protect you doesnt it? How do you know your cops aren't "INSANE" like this one?
I find it extremely amusing that a "self-proclaimed" insane person was hired by and is still working for his buddy in the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Bet the guy gets off for his charges, and I bet he stays employed by Terry Maketa.
So if Jerald Day is "insane," why would Sheriff Maketa keep him employed at the jail? Interesting that Maketa was "unavailable for comment" on this one.
Wow. What a completely inappropriate place to express someone owing you money. My son just got done with treatment at Peak Addiction Recovery Center, and I can say that the process saved his life. If he did, however, drop out of treatment, I don't think any of us would have expected any money back. That, on top of the fact that McKelvey runs a treatment facility that SHOULD cost twice as much as it does, makes you appear to be a jerk. With that being said, knowing Michael McKelvey - I bet you have your money back. Really, don;t be a jerk. Don't blame the guy saving lives, take a look in the mirror - I know I had to.
So.... another of balink's tricks to rob the people of their Democratic right to vote.
Anyone that thinks Wayne Williams would be any less of a fascist is stupid.
Mr Salsman I do not know where you get your facts but the military is what is keeping this city a float and to stop more from coming in is absolutely rediculous. The taxes and sales revenue that comes from the soldiers and thier families is actually supporting this town not draining it. I would think twice about fighting it.
This lady is not just a victim of San Francisco cluelessness, though it was definitely clueless of SFSPCA to have hired her in the first place.
Out of all people, SFSPCA picked someone out of a shelter in BOULDER.They had about three cats there recently. There is not a huge pit/chi let alone feral cat population in Boulder. I would bet few in Boulder even know what a feral cat is.
Pluses: Jan shared the vision of no-kill, open-door and Kate Spade leashes at retail. Minus: She didn't get how different San Francisco actually is.
She's from Boulder, after all. Looks like Boulder/Fairview around 1980, but I don't know her. That she states that she's saying she's "coming home" and to Colorado Springs and not Boulder, well, there is a difference.
During her probationary--or at least before CS pays her whatever bonus-- I hope Pikes Peak requires her to spend an afternoon or several running around with euth-certified staff.
I am glad that Jan McHugh-Smith is "so excited to be home". I am excited, too. I don't believe the animals who find themselves in the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region will be excited after too long though. Jan, the only "shock" felt by "animal advocates" was that the SF SPCA Board of Directors hired someone to save their money bleeding, unneccesary new hospital, rather than someone whose primary focus was on saving the lives of all of SF's savable animals. You professed "transparency" ad nauseum, but deception, half-truths and smoke & mirrors were your m.o. You cut programs and jobs to save that hospital. You promoted helpless animals as "merchandise" that needed to be moved through the system quickly before their "expiration date". You intentionally closed off condos previously used to house animals up for adoption so as not to give the public "too many options". You defiantly went out of county to hand pick the easiest to adopt out dogs and cats, robbing San Francisco homeless animals the chance of finding homes and avoiding the needle. Your actions resulted in the deaths of many of the community's homeless SAVABLE animals. You relaxed adoption counselling to make the process more 'friendly', resulting in bad adoptions and bad endings. You dismissed the community and chose not to work with animal advocates not to mention, most terribly, you refused to work with the largest dog and cat rescue organizations in the city. These are the organizations who struggle every day to save the lives of your rejects. You fudged numbers and statistics in an attempt to impress the public in the hope that they would make more and bigger donations (to save the hospital). You created a six figure position for a VP, then hired a past colleague to fill it, to be your henchman and to implement your policies. Everyone here understands what 'No Kill' means Jan. San Franciscan's are not quite as stupid as you thought we were. Most are clear, and were clear before you showed up, that 'No Kill' means only seriously vicious animals, or animals with medical conditions that cannot be cured or managed and that are suffering and will continue to suffer, are euthanized. Finally, you failed at "saving the lives of more animals". San Francisco only needs to save 500 to 600 more homeless animals a year and you turned your back on them in order to accomodate the cherry picked out of county animals. Proof that your intention was to find ways to 'fail' animals, thus condemning them to uncertain fates and often death, is that committing to saving a few hundred more animals a year would NOT have prevented you from continuing to save hundreds of out of county animals too. You did so much more, Jan, and you have left much destruction in your wake. So many of the savable animals of San Francisco were needlessly killed during your reign. To the animal lovers and advocates of the Pikes Peak Region, please be vigilant and use your brains. Keep the smoke out of your eyes and remove all mirrors. The defenseless precious animals of your community, who through no fault of their own are homeless - animals who may be seniors, or need dental work, or need daily meds to manage a health condition, or don't like to be picked up, or have flea allergies, or hiss and swat because they are afraid of a cage, or guard their bowls because they were neglected in a previous home - depend on you for their advocacy, for their 'voice', for their lives.
Jan, while I understand why you continue to act as polished politicians spinning the truth for your benefit. We don’t misunderstand the meaning of No-Kill, for once and for all, tell the truth and shop covering up your lies. If you really believe in transparency, take accountability for your poor leadership. You did not act on the behalf of SF animals and manage to the SF/SPCA mission and values which were once a model for other communities to follow. You are not being transparent in how the adoption numbers increased. Why don’t you tell your fellow colleagues in Colorado the truth about you sending SF animals to high-kill shelters that are out of county in exchange for the highly adoptable and actually counting the exchange in your numbers as a “live-release ” and those animals being killed on the other end. The truth is… Jan, you are right about one thing relating to transparency, the people of San Francisco saw right through your antics and drove you out of our city. God help the animals of Colorado…let see how long it takes them as you play with the number and at expense of the community’s animals.
Jan McHugh-Smith continues to blame "animal-activists" for exposing her failure to live up to the standards that should be met by any compassionate shelter director. She let animals die in the San Francisco shelters and used the excuse that San Francisco residents "didn't understand the definition of no-kill." This is more than a stretch considering San Francisco is the city that pioneered the No Kill movement. She was only interested in the "easily adoptable" animals and let the local Animal Control kill any that didn't meet her narrow requirements. McHugh-Smith failed as a community leader and was more concerned with manipulating numbers and statistics to make herself look good rather than working with the community and advocating for the animals of San Francisco. Instead of assisting shelters outside of San Francisco County with developing successful spay/neuter and adoption programs to help save more animals, McHugh-Smith cherry-picked handfuls of "highly adoptable" animals to take to the SF SPCA. These out of county shelters would then fill up the next day with more animals that would be killed; comparing this to using a finger to stop a leaky faucet would be giving this approach more credit than it is worthy of. I encourage the residents of Pike's Peak to pay close attention to the actions of McHugh-Smith. If Pike's Peak really wants to save animals they will demand their Humane Society adopt the No Kill Philosophy.
I'd be careful about this ranking. Why must a state spend a certain amount per 1,000 of income to be successful? Test scores do well, the students on average in Colorado do about as well as any other state. And if you look at total spending, Colorado is about AVERAGE. This statistic is used for headline grabbing, that's all. That's a shame.
Damron will support someone simply "because he's a Republican."
I'm sure glad she's leaving office. She always was narrow-minded.
I think we are venturing into semantics here; the Sheriff maintains not only his budget through the good graces of the County Commissioners, he maintains his political well being through their support. If the County Commissioners felt it was in their best political interests to see that an investigation was conducted, you can rest assured one would be launched.
Mules_Fan, I am afraid I can't come forward because it would potentially cause harm (retribution and retaliation) to someone close to me. I do not work for the sheriff, but someone close to me does. I would hate for the sheriff to take out his anger against that person. But, I do have proof. I just can't share it for selfish reasons. Anybody that works for Mr. Maketa can understand my position.
This comment is regarding the first story....about trash service in Manitou Springs. I must say I am appaled at the following line..."It adds that the single-hauler system will provide no environmental benefit and may mean increased costs for customers." I have to ask you this Mr. Shrader......do you REALLY think the people of Manitou Springs would actually believe that????? For the record, I do not live in Manitou, but spend a great deal of time there....I have met many people who do live there and I can tell you they are far more intelligent that you give them credit for. Many states have been doing this for years, and I can tell you from experience that this (single) system works VERY well. It is about time this area starts catching up to the rest of the country. Hopefully the rest of the state will follow suit. I for one (of many) am fed up with many trash trucks on my street every day.
Not_surprised: I'm sure you have proof of this? Otherwise it would be a libel or slanderous comment that you made. If everybody on here who has made these allegations actually came forward with attributed statements, this discussion would be over because the sheriff would probably be run out of office before the election. If you all feel so passionately about this, stand up and do something besides make unattributed accusations on the Internet.
I understand your concern, but they only allocate an operating budget amount to his office and how he spends money within his office is ulimately his call. Again, I'm not on either side of this argument, I'm just pointing out that the commissioners can't dicsipline him since he is an elected official. Have a great day!
The commissioners indeed control the purse strings, and an investigation of an unprecedented pay raise of approximately $50,000 is in fact a matter they should be making inquiries into.
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