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Re: “CSPD suspended from military surplus program based on accountability glitch

Suthers has done a lot. Hes secured the backing of every developer and rich folk in the County so he can make a jab at higher office. Hes gave away public land, hes raised our taxes to one of the highest in the Nation, hes fixed three pot holes on his street and hes convinced a big portion of the populace that hes great. What more do you want from a Mayor.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/08/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “CSPD suspended from military surplus program based on accountability glitch

What has Suthers done while in office?

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Posted by Lalahartma on 06/08/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Millennial firebrand Calandra Vargas wants to kick Lamborn to the curb

She's a fundamentalist Christian and a creationist. She only has one agenda. Although she may either not know it, or may fight very hard to keep it concealed, her only true agenda is the propagation of her God and her book of wholly fables. No separation of church and state with this one. She has been indoctrinated to belive that the Constitution was written specifically to protect the Christian belief system, not that the founding fathers recognized that to have freedom of religion you need to have freedom from religion.

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Posted by By-tor on 06/08/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

.... Bicyclers and motorcyclists should be warned. Manitou avenue is so dangerously littered with potholes your life is in danger when you drive this road. It was not the case from 1975 through the early 2000's . Ignorance and "Deferred maintenance" pursued and there have been no consistent repairs or maintenance performed. With all of the "Jammed down our throats" parking revenues and increase in sales taxes there is no logical reason the city does not have the equipment/their own crew to fix this issue(the equipment is not expensive and we have most of it). We don't need an uncaring outside contractor (that CS embraces). THE ROADS ARE USED BY EVERYONE. It's an insult to follow Colorado Springs corrupt method on this issue. Madame Mayor get the potholes fixed TODAY ! Stop with the excuses...it is doable without one more excuse.....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/08/2016 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Statistics show higher arrest rate for local African American drivers, but questions persist

If the Independent was a restaurant all the food would all be half-baked. This story is so typical of the reporting:dribs and drabs with no real conclusion. There has to be more to this than tallying up race on traffic tickets and it does almost force one to say that black males are bad drivers. But we know better. Who is writing the tickets and where? What time of day and what violations? Tell me that that information was not collected during the process and I will not believe it. If Officers X, Y and Z are writing the majority of tickets to blacks while the majority of patrol officers write tickets equal to population ratio then X, Y and Z need to be scrutinized.
All over this country racism, bigotry, cruelty etc still thrive but at least the peer pressure does not exist as it did before. Many are not really aware enough of discrimination in employment and practice it unknowingly. You cannot hire pretty young girls for your business and turn others down. You cannot ask birth dates on applications and you cannot ask dates on job history. Saying someone is overqualified is saying they are old and that is illegal. Don't even joke about it or you may find yourself paying someone you did not even hire. Too bad we have to have laws to make some people at least act as if they were decent human beings.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/03/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Statistics show higher arrest rate for local African American drivers, but questions persist

Sometimes cultural differences are the cause of increased police scrutiny, not racial bias - but of course any further discussion of the subject is forbidden by our current society.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/03/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Millennial firebrand Calandra Vargas wants to kick Lamborn to the curb

She’s very much positioned herself to appeal to republicans. I think politicians and voters who just want to stick it to the other side are part of the problem. Of course putting down liberals will get you the vote in this district. Standing behind Trump will make you popular in this district. Already I see a candidate who believes that only republicans stand for the constitution. I hear someone who claims to not be the old party who sounds exactly like the old party.

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Posted by TruB on 06/03/2016 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Broadmoor land swap ain't over till it's over

Hats off to the 3 councilors Gaebler, Collins and Murray. The others on council as well as the mayor have sealed their legacy's forever. They do not represent the citizens.

Great work by Pam and the Indy! Thank You!

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Posted by Mike Dorsey on 06/02/2016 at 8:35 AM

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