Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: stories

Re: “War gear for local cops

"reports have resurfaced that police departments are being equipped with free gear such as armored vehicles from the military."

Resurfaced? You make it sound like the reports went away for a while or were being covered up. Nothing "resurfaced", they have been reported on pretty constantly. And it didn't start in the 90s, that was just one of the more recent programs, it has been going on for decades longer than that. You can easily go back to the 1920s and find examples of this happening.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/20/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Your mouth here (Bingo Burger opens tomorrow)

got the chance to attend the soft opening! very excited! easy to find, the line moved very fast however the cook time was a little lengthy. about 40 mins. but definitely worth the wait. i did a build your own (bacon, bleu cheese burger) and it was perfect. although they did not ask how i wanted the burger cooked it was just how i like it, nice and pink in the middle! love the bun, lightly toasted and still very soft. the fries were hot and had the perfect amount of (sea salt?) on them. i also made sure to grab a couple of sides of dipping sauces to try. loved the chipotle ranch and also tried the bacon mayo...which i think would go better on a burger than with my fries. I work at the Holiday Inn Express off of Bijou so i wanted to make sure i checked the place out before refering it to guests...and i absolutely will be!! good luck on the grand opening tomorrow!!
Michelle
Holiday Inn Express employee

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Meeshell March on 08/20/2014 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Jenkins to donate land for Olympic museum

Again right where we had manufacturing jobs that were doing well and employing people with decent wages. Then the developers bought a lady mayor with dreams of a convention center. The voters squashed that idea along with the Broadmoor not wanting the competition and we got a park with a fountain that they cant keep working. Now Jenkins heard the State wants the Olympic museum more then the other things so he gives them land so the taxpayer will pay him for the rest around there. Yep were going to get the useless Broadmoor/ Bach Stadium even if we dont want it or cant afford it.

22 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/20/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Join the Cowspiracy

Katie,

This is a film, not a presentation or workshop. You can read more about the film here: http://cowspiracy.com/ to determine if you would like to see it or not. This screening, made possible by Tugg.com, is a community-based approach to showing the documentary widely. The Vegan Society of Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Vegan & Vegetarian Group volunteered to organize and promote it. We may have a Q&A after the film, which is optional, of course.

JL Fields, Colorado Springs Vegan & Vegetarian Group

Tinya Duffey, Vegan Society of Colorado Springs

Posted by JL Fields on 08/20/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Mr. K--,

Have you listened to the video? Here is a transcript from one site:

Man 1: 'How’d he get from there to there?'
Eyewitness: 'Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck'
Eyewitness: 'But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him'
Eyewitness: 'Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus - the police had his gun drawn already on him'
Man 1: 'Oh, the police got his gun'
Eyewitness: 'The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
(crosstalk)'
Eyewitness: 'Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing'
Man 1: 'The Police?'
Eyewitness: 'The Police shot him'
Man 1: 'Police?'
Eyewitness: 'The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … then something about he took it from him'


And here is a transcript from another site:

#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
{crosstalk}
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
{crosstalk}
#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus - the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
{crosstalk}
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#1 Police?
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/20/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

"Why isn't there an official police report of the shooting?" -- gregR

There will be. These reports don't just magically appear, they take time.

"Have the eye witnesses been questioned?"

Yes, many have been questioned.

"Is Johnson under suspension or is he just in hiding?"

Officers involved in shootings are normally taken off street duty, but not suspended, pending the outcome of the investigation. Because of threats on his life, he is probably someplace safe.

"Where is the medical report of Johnson's injuries he reportedly received during the encounter?"

Again, it takes time for these things to be gathered and if appropriate, released. Any early release of information has to go through the DA offices and sometimes even a judge to make sure that the information does not prejudice a possible jury.

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/20/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Rally tonight at City Hall for #Ferguson

being assaulted does not give anyone a reason to shoot someone after the fact. the shooting occurred after the assault... murder if this is the case.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 08/20/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

don't you think the police, even the dumbarses in ferguson, would have stated the victim was charging the officer from the beginning, if this really happened. kind of late to create new versions now. they did state he was assaulted at the beginning... but you don't get to shoot someone for that. if sure feels like the reason these cops are looking so bad is they are trying too hard to protect a cop that made a really bad decision.

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 08/20/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Why isn't there an official police report of the shooting?
Have the eye witnesses been questioned?
Is Johnson under suspension or is he just in hiding?
Where is the medical report of Johnson's injuries he reportedly received during the encounter?

We can only hope the grand jury will get answers to these and many other questions.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by gregR on 08/20/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Well Mr. K, now that the truth is coming out and the eye witness has changed his story and there's other independent accounts of the officer being assaulted by the victim, what's your "opinion" now? Once again, the clueless, anything to get a good protest going. You guys were called “Stalin’s useless fools” in the cold war days. What’cha want to be called now?

5 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Don Bennett on 08/20/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Rally tonight at City Hall for #Ferguson

Well Mr. K, now that the truth is coming out and the eye witness has changed his story and there's other independent accounts of the officer being assaulted by the victim, what's your "opinion" now? Once again, the clueless, anything to get a good protest going. You guys were called “Stalin’s useless fools” in the cold war days. What’cha want to be called now?

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Don Bennett on 08/20/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

What I heard is that it was a friend of the police officer, not a bystander, who was repeating the story the officer told him or her. On the other hand, several eye witnesses say Michael Brown was standing still with his hands in the air when he received the fatal shots.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/20/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Jenkins to donate land for Olympic museum

Decommissioning Drake will now be a major issue for the Mayor with the added cost of utilities now being taken on by the ratepayers who then, in fact, will help subsidize C4C in an indirect manner.

26 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 08/20/2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Join the Cowspiracy

I would love to support this cause because I think it is very important to raise awareness about the impact our industrialized food practices have on our environment. However, I have concerns about the local groups behind getting this film here. If I support this and bring my kids to see this film, am I going to be preached to about how I shouldn't be eating meat at all? Because I know there are sustainable ways to raise cattle and I would love to support raising awareness about that and our current processes, but I do not want to support the idea that we should be vegetarians. So, if someone could clear this up for me, I would happily support this cause.

Posted by Katie Sage on 08/20/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Cannabis club Studio A64 wins appeal

As I crawled out of my medically induced isolation I found my way to downtown Colorado Springs. As I proceeded, I recalled yesteryears when civil rights were forged within the notes sounded at The Cotton Club. Today, here on that same street Colorado Avenue, stands a new kind of club sure to make it's own mark in history ~A64. My initial perception of an eclectic gathering of artists, musicians, comedians and philosophers partaking in Earth's bounty and eachothers giftings was unfortunately tainted. These beautiful minds and profound talent had been forsaken for gratuitous flesh, because sex sells. I was inspired by visions of collaborative enpowerment and communal growth, you didn't have to form a smut parade and simulate Amsterdam for appeal. If I desired proximity to burlesque dancers, I know where they pop out of cookie cutters in your zip code. I will Never support establishments that objectify and degrade the carriers of life. The lesson, be YOU, everyone else is taken. Don't simulate, be authentic, you don't have to spray paint a rose to make it beautiful

Posted by FukBigBro on 08/20/2014 at 4:31 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Actually, as a child I was taught to go to the police officer for help - not to fear them.

As a young person during the Viet Nam conflict I watched as police departments provoked students and others protesting against American involvement in that conflict. The kids did not even have to be protesting - just congregated in a park listening to music and being kids. The police would arrive and start walking around in the crowd and taunt those with long hair or bell bottoms. If the kids responded to the taunts the police would use that as an excuse to rough them up and arrest them.

It is very unsettling to see the new footage from Ferguson, Missouri this week and realize we have learned nothing from past conflicts.

18 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by rms on 08/19/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

What Dutta is saying is what many of us were taught as kids: If a cop directs you to do something, unless it is a matter of injury or death, you should do it. You can always file a complaint later. Doesn't matter what race or ethnicity you are, just follow instructions and things are a lot more likely to turn out OK.

BTW, if you riot, loot, and vandalize and the cops break out tear gas and batons -- don't go blaming the cops. Lay the blame on the person in the mirror.

Oh, and hasn't the autopsy shown the Brown was shot in the front and a video capture a bystander stating that Brown was charging at the officer?

11 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/19/2014 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Poll apparently shows mayor's opinion on stormwater doesn't matter

City counsel is wrong it is a tax and they are dazzling you with B.S. Why are they needing a force, it is so they can fill there chest with our dough for pet projects. Also people who have not been here long need too really check the agenda's out before voting. Because when you let this happen it does not go away and could keep increasing year after year. Also we should not be paying for other communities that have their own governments.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by B.B. on 08/19/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Utilities gets good review from employees

The survey team did not do a thorough job. I have worked at CSU for a while. Employees are reluctant to express their concerns, issues, etc. There is fear of retaliation. There is a very hostile work environment. We are doing more with less. I do not think the officer team/leadership team has a clue to what is really going on. Employees are extremely burned out. People do not take their breaks so that they do not fall further behind on their work. It is a very hostile work environment. There is back stabbing, secrecy, unethical behavior, and many others. Instead or promoting within CSU, they spend time and money, flying applicants out for interviews . There are times when they are 2nd and 3rd interviews which is paid for by our rates. Is there no one in Colorado Springs who can supervise people? Do they need to waste money and time on multiple interviews. These are supervisors not managers or CEO. It is very frustrating for employees when they hire someone from outside the organizations who is completely clueless and we use more of our time to train them which puts us further behind on our work.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Helene on 08/19/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “In the poorhouse now

It is unfortunate that house shown in the paper article was not necessarily a good representation of poverty stricken areas nor a neighborhood that has felt the effects of the economic downturn. In fact that house has been in a dilapidated state for almost 20 years and is almost unsalvageable, which is unfortunate for that neighborhood in its own right.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jami Everett on 08/18/2014 at 4:09 PM

All content © Copyright 2014, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation