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Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

how does your church say to treat others??? are you truly a moral caring person or are you not???

just because you go to church does not make you a good person... you must show it in your actions... well what is it going to be?!!!

Posted by happyfew on 04/26/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

The other two commenters, you can't actually believe that you could argue reason and facts with people who write articles like this, do you? I mean, the author goes so far as to say "...the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) focus was purportedly on removing undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes, but people with very minor infractions often got swept up.." So it's telling me that illegal (undocumented) immigrants with VERY (as if there's a difference between minor and very minor???) minor infractions aren't actually "criminals" convicted of crimes? Seriously? THEY'RE IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AND THAT'S A F#%KING CRIME!!!

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Posted by Mr Creepus on 04/26/2017 at 9:11 AM

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

Olinyks comment about Blacks that " crime sometimes seems the only way to survive" I feel needs to be addressed. An ignorant comment and a racist view or a view by someone who has had little to do with learning history. As it is said about history and not learning from it that one will repeat it. The lowest common denominators in society force us all to their level all too often.
What some do not understand is that of the many groups or cultures living here there are some that are targeted. From harassment to murder, those the United States government wishes to control are blamed for outrageous acts against "proper society" As Olinyk demonstrated in his Blacks=crime comment, government's tactics work quite well on those who do not think it through or see a pattern of behavior. Government simply studies these groups and observes what they do. When the appropriate activity is found it is criminalized. The War on Drugs began this way. Cocaine use by Blacks was demonized in the media and laws then were passed. Shortly thereafter police were shooting "crazed" Black men in the back and it was justified, thanks to a racist law. Plains Indians were forbidden to perform their private ritual known as the sun dance. And Opium being outlawed was to target Chinese immigrants. Marijuana targeted Mexicans in the 1930s. All the way to the 1960s when hippie liberal Democrats saw the criminalization of LSD and were constant targets. Humans using drugs goes back to the beginning of time and it is a boon for a government that wishes to control or eliminate certain groups. History shows that this is absolutely the case and not the way they would like you to believe.
The recent rewriting of The Civil War history is a glaring example of government propaganda and control. Suddenly the noble and valiant Northerners are the heroes who fought to free slaves. Wrong and absurd as well. Free the slaves into what? "You are free, go along now" "Go where?" "I don't know, you're free, now go, you cannot stay here because you are free. Get it?" Young white men in blue uniforms sacrificing their lives for Black slaves?? No way. The Civil War was about money, tax and trade. Ask yourself; if it was about slavery then why did it take 100 years before The Civil Rights Act was signed into law. No big rush was there?
Actual crime is generally committed by sociopaths regardless of their ancestry, social or financial standing. Using and/or selling drugs was not a crime at all until 100 years ago. Barrack Obama used drugs so was that his blackness showing? No.
Olinyks has shown nothing has changed and as wordy as he is he still cannot grasp what "profiling" means or maybe he does. He will probably tell us. I can't wait. He will help us lose Rights and live in fear of police, he will take us back to the stone age.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

I did not vote for Trump. However, in all fairness, Trump is not skipping the AFA. Instead he is speaking at one of the other FOUR institutions that presidents rotate through. Pres Obama spoke at the AFA last year, and the normal rotation would put the president at the Naval Academy this year. This is a list of Obama's graduation speeches each year: https://www.google.com/amp/www.nj.com/articles/18376199/here_are_the_other_graduations_president_obama_has.amp

However, due to a scheduling conflict with an overseas trip, Trump is speaking at the coast guard graduation this year instead of the Naval Academy. This is one of the FOUR places in the rotation, not three as your article states. https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/19/trump-to-keynote-us-coast-guard-academy-graduates-on-may-17.amp.html


See also this April 13th article (before Trump's Coast Guard speech was finalized) that details the four year rotation and the scheduling conflict: http://www.theday.com/article/20170413/NWS09/170419674

I don't care for Mr Trump at all. But your article is unfair. It leaves the reader with the impression he is snubbing the AFA. That is simply not true. He was not due to speak here this year, and he is in fact speaking at one of the four institutions where presidents speak each year.

Your point about speaking at a religious institution graduation is indeed worthy of examination, but it's unfair to frame your article as though he is speaking at Liberty instead of the AFA.

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Posted by indigogirl on 04/25/2017 at 7:03 PM

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

Olinyk! How dare you presume my levels of respect or disrespect. I asked you to guess why you may think I was profiled and a traffic stop occurred, more than once I will add. Police cannot stop someone without reason, and one does not not have to provide ID either. They asked for ID from the passenger in that car, and they had no cause. They also had firearms drawn, so should I assume it was a felony stop?
My response was not "kneejerk" and was actually a short version of what I almost posted yesterday. I will point out that your first comment was pure racist and bigoted hogwash, and one might guess you are a white supremacist just by what you stated. Would CSPD really like you defending their practices? Your answer will be quite interesting, and CSPD's would be even more so.
While you may specialize in claptrap, and the Indy is always trying to make a rose stink, I am a supporter of The Bill of Rights. There is but one race: Human. We have Rights granted by our creator and guaranteed by The Constitution. Spin it any way you wish, but your view will not stand up under the scrutiny of even the dimmest light of day. To those who are not as blond haired and blue eyed as you are, you owe an apology.
As for manners: I have them, but they will not be exercised or exhibited for the likes of you.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Not speaking at the AFA but speaking at an Evangelical University? Well, if that isn't the most Un-American thing I've ever heard of... What a douchebag and an embarrassment.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 04/25/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Odds and ends from Colorado Springs to La Junta

You are a typo: Spout instead of Sprout in the first line.

Posted by Lalahartma on 04/25/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Perhaps if the ceremony was held in Florida #45 could make it...the Academy is better off with the Retired Marine Corp General!

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Posted by Mary Ripley on 04/25/2017 at 2:12 PM

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: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

He's probably afraid to appear in front of so many intelligent people and looking and sounding stupid!

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Posted by mbomcar on 04/25/2017 at 1:17 PM

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

Greg Olinyk! They should make you minister of propaganda. And where does this slavery nonsense you spew enter in to any of this? CSPD profiles, they have done it to me and I am white. I will leave it to you Greg Olinyk to guess why.
Guns drawn for a traffic stop is a "tell". If the officers felt they were in danger they would have stayed back with their vehicle. What was the cause of the stop anyway? Driving while black?
Your whole comment is pure idiocy and nonsense.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

I live in castle rock so it would be very nice if there is a ski resort 40 minutes from my house and that area does get a lot of snow enough In that area so their could be a ski resort but With the rise of climate change and the area not being the coolest how long would it stay open also how many tress would they need to cut down, so I'm skeptical of a resort at ormes peak I personally think the old pikes peak ski area would be better. So despite what I've said everyone in Colorado Springs, pueblo, Canyon city and Douglas county would be happy for a new ski resort so close. The problems it would cause is traffic in the neighborhood and the disruption of wildlife ecosystem sooooo I highly doubt this is actually going to happen but it would be cool

Posted by colby on 04/24/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

I hate to say I told you so, but...

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Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 04/24/2017 at 6:39 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

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

Re: “AFA chief wants UCCS chancellor job

Picking MDJ would be interesting seeing as she has no doctorate, no US civilian university experience (especially at the graduate/research level to which UCCS aspires), and a command/leadership style based upon the formality of military rank alone. Sounds like the antithesis of her predecessor, but then maybe that's what they want?

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 04/22/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

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Posted by Philip Stanley on 04/22/2017 at 4:33 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

Interesting that if a vehicle has a rear-view camera, you're not required to turn your head to look around (i.e. Taking proper care). I wasn't able to find a definite answer on how long/far you can drive in reverse, but common sense tells you that it really shouldn't be legal. If he had hit a vehicle instead of a person, would the outcome have been different? Was Mr. Dierdorff not doing anything illegal, or was the law "bent" for him?

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Posted by MargRita W on 04/21/2017 at 7:04 PM

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

So, essentially what is being said is that bodycameras do reduce the incident of racial profiling, when officers are held accountable for their actions and being filmed. That is the intent of the cameras. Not just to document arrests, but also to document the abuse civilians.

What is needed are comparative analysis of the data, before and after body cameras. Number of citations, number of complaints against the CSPD, Percentage of Race/Gender of citations issued from 2010-2015 vs 2015-2016. From there a comparative analysis can be made. Not just cherry picking the stats that favor the CSPD.

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Posted by Hoosier Newman on 04/21/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

One the one hand we have a person who was not doing anything illegal in the operation of his vehicle and on the other we have a person who was crossing the street illegally. Other than hitting his friend, the driver did nothing wrong and his friend would not have been hit had the pedestrian been obeying the law.

So it has nothing to do with whether or not the driver is May's friend or rich white man, it is a simple matter of law.

And I agree with Jackie.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

BTW, because these people are actually criminals under this law, those helping them can actually be charged with aiding and abetting or under 8 US Code 1324, the latter usually being a felony.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:14 PM

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