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Re: “City, Broadmoor negotiating over portions of the city's water system

Hey John Suthers,

How can you be trusted with statements like, "Suthers concurred, saying, 'If a sale is proposed, there will be plenty of opportunity for public discussion' ", when, after all, the "public discussions" concerning Strawberry Fields were nothing more than a dog and pony show by you, Parks and the Broadmoor? Answer: you are NOT to be trusted! That much is certain...

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 07/27/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Land swap opponents prepare suit, ballot measure over Strawberry Fields

Pam,

Once again, outstanding journalism! We are most fortunate to have you in our fair city. Keep up the great work. Your efforts are truly appreciated!

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 07/27/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Police, court documents differ from Glenn on 1983 incident

Once again, regardless of if he was actually charged or not is pretty darn meaningless. The fact remains that the charges were dismissed. This is simple muckraking and much ado about nothing.

Even had he been charged and convicted, keep in mind that this is only a MISDEMEANOR and the lowest degree of misdemeanor at that, and that 3rd degree assault is exceptionally easy to be charged with -- in fact it is often used as a place holder charge just to allow the cops to investigate or as an add-on charge during the DA's typical attempts to throw noodles at the wall to see what sticks.

As one attorney website states:

"Third Degree Assault

Colorado defines Third Degree Assault as "knowingly," or "recklessly," causing bodily injury to another person. Pain alone satisfies the "injury" requirement, even where there is no actual injury. (Or, Third Degree Assault is defined as negligently, or accidentally, causing actual injury to someone with a deadly weapon.)"

IOW, this is just Pam on yet another anti-conservative vendetta.

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Posted by Odin on 07/27/2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Police, court documents differ from Glenn on 1983 incident

Sad thing is his dad probably deserved a good whack.

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Posted by Robert Bastille on 07/27/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Police, court documents differ from Glenn on 1983 incident

Good job of reporting. Great followup to a scoop. I wonder if he lied about this on his AFA application? It might have asked:
"Have you ever been charged with a crime?"

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Posted by Gopher on 07/27/2016 at 7:17 AM

Re: “State Patrol forces citizen to drive to its Lakewood office to view, but not copy, reports

Cops breaking the law in Colorado and making damned sure you can't gather the evidence to fight them on it.... sounds fairly routine. Slow news day?

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Posted by Thomas Shea on 07/27/2016 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Police, court documents differ from Glenn on 1983 incident

ahhhh..the Alumni in the 80's.....hahahahahahaha!

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Posted by carolyncathey on 07/26/2016 at 7:26 PM
Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/26/2016 at 2:14 PM

Re: “CSPD withholds investigation of cop who cost taxpayers $100,000 in lawsuit settlement

*yawn* Boys will be boys...especially when it comes to the CSPD...speaking of whom, is anyone other than me even just a tad curious to know whatever became of former CSPD Joshua Dwayne Carrier, the penultimate boy in blue himself? It's been a couple of years now since he was purportedly moved out of Colorado and into an east coast prison facility for his safety's sake...and out of sight, out of mind, I guess -- surely his justice is being served *somewhere*...right?!? Well it ain't necessarily so. Personally, and even though I'm decidedly not his type, Carrier's memory nags at me like a abscssed tooth and causes me to search for and gaze at his face almost daily. I came across a relatively recent selfie shot of JD sporting a red hat emblazoned with $$ signs -- yeah, that's right, cash money, dolla dolla bills, y'all...and the many young men he traumatized would do well to avoid downtown Denver, where I spotted him not even a week ago working as a concierge for a swanky hotel -- I found myself gazing up into his unmistakably hollow eyes...his all too familiar face veiled by a full beard and mustache; but it was him, or his twin; nearly dumbstruck, I forced myself to engage him in small talk about the hotel's rooftop pool...catching my breath sharply as I read the moniker on his name tag: "Joshua Jones".

Well, at least that menace to society Doug Bruce is securely under lock and key.

We have all been served up a half-assed report on Joshua Carrier; the rabbit hole starts at Mind Seizure, the commercial haunted house JD co-owned with his mother...and the peculiar fire that destroyed the TV parked in front of his house, which reportedly contained records his ghoulish moonlighting enterprise.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/26/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Local farmers market doubles food stamps — how do they do it and why is it rare?

You are right ThinkitThrough that Farmers Markets have been targeting those folks with money but I don't think this is out of some kind of bias or snobbery. Local food is pricey because you can't produce food sustainably at a cheap price. Small local farmers have to make a living, so they have to sell their food at higher prices.

This Doubling program will make local food accessible to low-income folks WHILE giving the local farmer a new client segment. Great for the farmer, great for all community members and great for the planet. Thank you Nat for writing this article.

Elise Rothman, LocalMotive, PBC

Posted by Elise Rothman on 07/26/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Racial disparities persist in marijuana arrests

Whenever there occurs a general decrease in some adverse outcome, groups with the lower baseline rate tends to experience larger proportionate decline in rates of experiencing the outcome while other groups tend to experience larger proportionate increases in rates of avoiding the outcome. Correspondingly relative differences in rates of experiencing the declining outcomes tend to increase while relative differences in avoiding the outcomes tend to decrease.

References 1 and 2 explain these matters fairly succinctly. Reference 3 and 4 discuss the patterns that have been observed in Colorado and Denver as both have generally reduced school suspensions. Reference 5 explains the matter to the City of Boulder with regard to criminal justice issues and reference 6 urges the American Statistical Association to explain the matter to the President.

But statement “since 2012, marijuana arrests among white kids decreased by 8 percent, but increased among Hispanic kids by 29 percent and among black kids by 58 percent” (original emphasis) suggests a substantial departure from the usual situation where all groups’ rates change in the same direction. But if the statement actually means that the proportion white kids made up of persons arrested decreased while the proportion Hispanic and black kids made up of persons arrested increased, that would simply be a reflection of the usual pattern. See reference 1 and Table 1 of reference 6. See also the July 1, 2016 preliminary note to reference 7.
J Scanlan

1. “Things DOJ doesn’t know about racial disparities in Ferguson,” The Hill (Feb. 22, 2016)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/270091-things-doj-doesnt-know-about-racial-disparities-in-ferguson
2. “Things government doesn’t know about racial disparities,” The Hill (Jan. 28, 2014).
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/196543-things-the-legislative-and-executive-branches-dont-know
3. Denver Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/denverdisparities.html
4. Colorado Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/coloradodisparities.html
5. Letter to City of Boulder, Colorado (Mar. 5, 2016)
http://jpscanlan.com/images/Letter_to_City_of_Boulder_March_5,_2016_.pdf
6. Letter to American Statistical Association (July 25, 2016)
http://www.jpscanlan.com/images/Letter_to_American_Statistical_Association_July_25,_2016_.pdf
7. Rhode Island Disparities subpage of Discipline Disparities page of jpscanlan.com
http://jpscanlan.com/disciplinedisparities/rhodeislanddisparities.html

Posted by James Scanlan on 07/25/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Heroin moves far and fast across the West — including Interstate 25

Daniel Malloy: You do realize that most heroin comes into the US at BORDER CROSSINGS, right? The wall of your dreams will not stop the flow of drugs at Border Crossings. http://theinfluence.org/surprise-donald-tr…

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/25/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Heroin moves far and fast across the West — including Interstate 25

Mexico is the heart of the heroin trade let us cut the heart out and BUILD THE WALL.
Make no mistake the WHOLE government of Mexico is in on the drug trade and Mexican Cartels are entrenched in every major city in the USA. STOP illegal immigration and stop drug trafficking it is the same highway that lets them both in to OUR country.

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Posted by Daniel Malloy on 07/25/2016 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

Dont know much about Andrew Wommack, but nothing can be more evil than WalMart, except maybe Amazon

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Posted by Daniel Malloy on 07/25/2016 at 4:39 AM

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