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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Case by case

Not only excessive force but he lied 3 times on his report. If you slow the video down like they will in court you can see she kicks at him and her foot glances off the clipboard in his hand. Not his crotch. All this will come out in court and cost tax payer a few million dollars. He is clearly a Sadist and Im sure his boyfriend or girlfriend can testify to that.

41 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by James OMeara on 07/16/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Case by case

Great one sided reporting.

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Posted by happywoman43 on 07/16/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Case by case

Curious - how many of the 12 females on the lawsuit not allowed to do their jobs involved in these events. I'll answer that for u - zero! Bet all those male officers passed the cspd physical abilities test - but how about communication, de escalation, learning how not to react personally......hmmmmmm.

19 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Justareader on 07/16/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Case by case

I understand code of honor after serving in the military. CSPD does not have a code of honor when it comes down to reportable incidents. They act like steroid infused trigger happy quota gathering fools. This mentality comes from top down. There are good cops but bad processes. Transparecy on the police side would be helpful to dispel the current police state we live in. The reported or news worthy incidents for a state of 4.5 million is incredibly high compared to smaller states with 9 million population. These cops are acting like their outside a FOB forward operating base in the middle East. Our own DA office is afraid of filing charges from fear of retaliation. With a military town filled with vets coming out of a 10 year war, this mickey mouse crew need outside audits and updated training. However they are empowered to do what they want with no accountability to tax payers. At the end of the day I have to hope not all police sleep easy at night knowing they are in someone's back pocket---when they endorse fraudulent statements of their peers. I know I would not sleep at all.

33 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Frank discussion on 07/16/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Case by case

the problem is police departments are not disciplining the bad apples. the more that bad apples get away with this kind of unneeded abuse (in this case it was a big over reaction), the more of this kind of abuse we will see. fire a few of these abusive morons and we will soon see these types of situations decrease. a few months off without pay, drop a rank or two... something needs to be done to penalize these quick tempered abusive cops. this is a national problem, the police oversight of themselves are doing nothing in terms of appropriate oversight.

31 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 07/16/2015 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Case by case

Bunch of tools. Have you even seen the video?? Cop was kicked in the CLIPBOARD, nothing more. His use of force was more than Excessive to almost lift her up off ground before slamming her to floor. Totally unnecessary & he should NOT be a cop. They're supposed to be trained to handle difficult situations, including a little restrained, defenseless girl saying bad words, that's what drunk people do.... He needs to grow some Balls, not lie about getting kicked him them. Oh please.

39 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by La Fitzpa on 07/16/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Case by case

When a cop says sit, you should probably sit! Entirely preventable on her part.

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Posted by Ely Slade on 07/16/2015 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Full force

Pam does a pretty good job of making brown look like the victim. Just to clarify, brown was the guy chasing a teenager with a baseball bat, firing a gun in city limits, and threatening to kill all of them? When does she feel police force is justified?

10 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Ely Slade on 07/16/2015 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Case by case

Unless this cops balls hang half way down his thigh he was not kicked in the balls. Takes a real man to do this.

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Posted by Carl P on 07/15/2015 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Manitou will ask to keep excess weed tax revenue

How about we give some excess tax money to the school district that is in great need!

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Posted by Jennifer Nagel on 07/15/2015 at 4:41 PM
Posted by Bill Burns on 07/15/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Manitou will ask to keep excess weed tax revenue

Had it up to here with TABOR, bag it.

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Posted by longtooth on 07/15/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Case by case

So he should have just stood there after getting kicked in the groin? I'm sure he didn't intend on knocking Alexis Ackers tooth out but what do you expect when you act like that... A pat on the back? No, and she shouldn't get a penny either.

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Posted by spizzydj on 07/15/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Raising questions about excessive force

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.

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Posted by Sean Carlos on 07/15/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Full force

Whether you "support" the CSPD or not, this story should strike a nerve at the very center of your American soul. The fact that the CSPD can take these actions, investigate the matter themselves and then bury the report of the investigation "for the public good" makes it appear as if we live under martial law. A home destroyed with explosives, shots fired, compound fractures, 30-minute delay attending to life threatening wounds caused by police. This could be considered reasonable force if they were seeking Osama Bin Laden in a war-torn country, but absolutely over the top in this circumstance. An outside agency must be called in over this case.

35 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Liberty for COS on 07/15/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Case by case

Alexis Acker - Guilty of being more than a jerk. Maybe she learned a lesson... probably not. The officer's action was justifiable. You can't have jerks acting out however they want. Action has to be swift. She doesn't like that she lost out in that situation. Too bad. If I was on the jury and saw that video, she would get zero $.

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Posted by 80923 on 07/15/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Case by case

Police can use an 'obstruction of justice' against anyone for any reason. Try to claim unconstitutionality of the actions of an officer (your right to protest) or call him an obscenity as he enters your home or searches your person/vehicle illegally (your right to free speech) they can use the all encompassing 'obstruction of justice' charge to 'teach you a lesson' and put you in handcuffs. If you get angry for being arrested for no reason you then get 'resisting arrest' thrown on top and they are free to cause you physical harm with no repercussion. If you physically try to protect yourself when being assaulted, you get a 'felony assault on a police officer' and you are now permanently branded with a felony record. These three charges are overused and treated with too little scrutiny by the court system. It really gives a bad cop (not all cops are bad btw) free reign to treat people however they choose.

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Posted by dp72 on 07/15/2015 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Breaking the cycle

How much time is spent on these evaluation? It has to be less then a few minutes.

Posted by Carl P on 07/13/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Om on the range

My girl friend and I attended the FIRST gathering in 1972 and I am adding a chapter of my upcoming book (and movie I pray) to that gathering. We attend two other Rock Festivals during that same period, one on Bull Island, Indiana, and the other near Evansville, Indiana.

All three gatherings were meaningful to my life, and I cherish the memories. The gathering at Strawberry Lake were filled with smog like smoke due to burning green wood, but we met a lot of good people and heard a lot of original music throughout the nights. We even met up with some people later in life.

If anyone else attended the 1972 gathering, let me know your experience. You can email me at donihess1951@yahoo.com

Are you out there Kathy LeMausuier?

Posted by Don Hess on 07/11/2015 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Trails and parks reopen, HUD finds deficiencies, and more

Mr. Gioia would be best served to bring up voter turnout from his demographic above 20%. If the group cannot be motivated to even complete a ballot that is mailed to them and need only be mailed back, it is folly to believe that they will have the will or the attention span to educate themselves on issues and take an active role.

Hopefully Mr. Gioia can turn that around by informing the group of what is really happening in their City--not by using race, age and gender discrimination allegations toward those who do actually vote.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Liberty for COS on 07/08/2015 at 12:31 PM

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