My name is Sean Carlos. I am a musician. From 6/27/2015 to 7/6/2015 I was held at CJC in Colorado Springs for missing a disorderly conduct court date related to playing music on the streets of Colorado Springs.
The first night I was imprisoned I refused an order by a sheriff's deputy to stop singing. I was placed in "irons", (my wrists shackled to my ankles), in isolation and left overnight. The following morning, after I was released from the shackles I noticed my left foot was partially numb. I requested medical attention and was refused help for two weeks despite multiple requests. When I finally received attention from the medical staff they confirmed the numbness and told me I'd see a doctor if the numbness persisted another week.
I was released as part of a plea agreement before I was seen by a jail doctor. The numbness in my foot has not improved. I fear I have permanent nerve damage. I am not currently employed and I have no health insurance. I am unsure how to obtain a doctor to fix my foot.
I feel my civil rights were abused. Not only was I not allowed to sing, but I was unjustly subjected to a tortuous experience that prevented me from getting any sleep that night. On top of that I have a permanent injury as a result of the deputies disregard for my personal safety.
I filed a grievance while in jail regarding this matter. On release I asked a member of the jail staff what would happen to my grievance. They suggested I contact the ACLU. I hope this matter can be resolved in a timely manner. I hope that feeling can be restored to my foot. I hope no one has to endure what I was forced to endure ever again.
Thank you for your time.
Another Pam Zubeck hit piece filed under the 'news' section.
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Lutherans that ordain women are not new. The predecessor ELCA Lutheran denominations included women ordained in 1970. The Missouri Synod is NOT one of three predecessor church bodies to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, of which Bolz-Weber is a part. D Whitenack
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If the owners had'nt given in to CORPORATE greed and killed the ONLY good thing they had(the ice rink, ONE OF A KIND). it would still thrive. THERE'S A DICK'S EVERYWHERE. only ONE indoor ice rink INSIDE A MALL. sad. But corporate greed over childhood memories and makin NEW ONES with OUR children who will NEVER KNOW such wonders, only CORPORATE BOX STORES. sad.
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I find my new home city, Seattle, very prosperous and the citizens work for common welfare, not to separate themselves to flaunt their freedom.
Sorry, Dave. I thought your comment implied it was explicit. Good elaboration.
"The Constitution does not explicitly give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review."
Did I say explicitly? No, I said "via". However, since you went there, "The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;" Now, while it does not explicitly say "judicial review", it pretty well describes exactly that.
And please note that Marbury was not the first case of judicial review. Marbury was the first case where judicial review struck down a law.
Dave H, you are mistaken. The Constitution does not explicitly give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review. Chief Justice John Marshall, in the case of Marbury v. Madison, ruled a provision of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional, reinforcing the doctrine of judicial review, which had only been a theoretical power before.
According to Wikipedia, "Historians mostly agree that the framers of the Constitution did plan for the Supreme Court to have some sort of judicial review; what Marshall did was make operational their goals."
The irony of the situation is that the provision the court struck down would have expanded the power of the Supreme Court.
"Who gets to decide what the U.S. Constitution really says?
A legal scholar would tell you that's the job of the U.S. Supreme Court. "
When it comes to legal precedent, the US Supreme Court is generally the correct answer -- ironically a power given to them via the U.S. Constitution, the very document they are supposed to interpret and apply.
However, it is really the people of the United States who are the final arbiters of what the Constitution actually says.
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Does anyone know if this elected official can be impeached?--or maybe just charged with a crime and dragged into court?
CSindyReader, The county is a subdivision of the state, and the elected officials are statutory, or perhaps even constitutional, which means the commissioners cannot make this change on their own. I don't know if a county can opt out of having their local elected officials, such as county treasurer, assessor and sheriff, appointed and not elected. Maybe a reader has a handle on what procedure would be necessary for this to happen.
Sheriffs' departments are notoriously corrupt regardless of whether the person in charge is elected or appointed. The bigger question is why the Republican party chose to continue to back Maketa in light of Pam's story several years ago. The time for partisanship and labeling one or another news organization "conservative" or "liberal," and thus more worthy of being listened to, needs to end for the sake of this city and county.
Should someone with no integrity be in charge of budget, personnel, or criminal investigative issues?
Instead of a recall petition, the county should be considering whether it makes sense in today's world to have an elected official in charge of the Sheriff's department and propose a ballot issue to end the election of a county Sheriff.
What is needed now is a thorough housecleaning, yet the commissioners hands are tied due to an antiquated concept - i.e., electing a sheriff.
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