"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.
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!!
Holiday Inn Express employee
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.
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
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
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
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#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
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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