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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

Mr. Wyman's statement that, as a white person he has been treated in a manner that he does not deem appropriate, gives credence to the fact that the police are more even-handed than he may purport. Obey the requests and commands of a police officer and there will be far less trouble and whining by amateur "filmmakers." Body cameras do, indeed, make a police officer more cautious primarily because we live in a litigious society with a large population segment that is disrespectful to the point of being confrontational -- much like Mr. Wyman's kneejerk response. Manners have fallen by the cultural wayside.

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Posted by GregO73 on 04/25/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

I am responding to your headline "Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case" April 20, 2017:

Racial profiling is not racist. Police departments dont profile people because of the color of their skin. Profiling is simply an acknowledgment of the economic fact that a shameful practice of slavery, reinforced by 200 years of abuse and prejudice, put a significant percentage of our black-skinned fellow citizens in such a collective hole that, for those still climbing out, crime sometimes seems the only way to survive.

If profiling were truly racist, wed be reading stories of far more Hispanics, Asians and American Indians being pulled over for no good reason. Bottom line: cops should not be punished for making reasonable inferences based on the very essence of human intelligence i.e., The ability to cross-reference. Dont punish policemen for the unrelated sins of past slave owners. Theyre simply doing their job. And stop giving away precious tax dollars for PC purposes.

Gregory Olinyk, founder and managing partner of Point-of-Reference, LLC (P-of-R), is a venture management expert with extensive international entrepreneurial experience providing analytic, functional and administrative skills in all aspects of corporate and civic management.

Greg Olinyk
Colorado Springs

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Posted by GregO73 on 04/22/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “'Fluff' news, safe and clean parks, pot and the press, and more

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A multi-part question for the candidates, the answer to which will likely never see the light of day. But first a little background info:

Our City Council is being asked to work 40-50 hours per week to govern a $250 million city budget plus a debt-ridden, $1.08 Billion dollar, Colorado Springs Utilities (“CSU”) operation. At a salary of $6,000 per year how can we ever attract true experts onto the Utilities board, which our Council members also govern? How can we attract “youth” onto the City Council if they cannot earn a living and support a family?

Even in this tough economic environment doesn’t it seem wise to spend what would amount to ½ of 1% of our current $250 million budget or $1,250,000 ($100,000 per council member and $50,000 for one staffer each) to protect a Billion dollar operation? After all, we pay CSU’s CEO $250,000+ only to be stuck with a $120 million yet-to-be-proven pollution scrubber.

Would you support this? If not would you be willing to reduce your salary to their level?

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Posted by GregO73 on 04/08/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “About a mall, Springs' political history, slumlords, and more

Lenore Fleck's "Reinventing the Mall" highlights the value of being able to see and touch what we buy. Perhaps it's time to shut down a few and consolidate the survivors into a more consumer-friendly environment. Give me the mall equivalent to a "Tattered Cover!"

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Posted by GregO73 on 12/27/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “About a mall, Springs' political history, slumlords, and more

Nicole Rosa's "Ditch the Dinosaur" might carry more weight if the insidious nature of lung, DNA and embryo damaging coal smoke were better publicized. Maybe if the people who are teaching our kids presented the facts we would finally have a generation that should have existed several generations ago.

We took lead out of gasoline because of its toll on children and adults yet we allow Drake to spew 14 tons of the stuff each year. Think about that the next time you drive by the "big cloud" off I-25. Holding your breath will not work.

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Posted by GregO73 on 12/27/2014 at 3:27 PM

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