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Re: “Time to show up, step up

"There are standards..." Yes, but there is no single, uniform standard, and no requirement to report any information to a central agency for analysis.

"Additionally, the CDC tracks them via coroner reports." Poring over coroner reports, trying to figure out which reports actually refer to police shootings, does not strike me as a method for producing accurate and reliable statistics, particularly as coroners do not report on non-lethal shootings.

But, not to worry. Some congressmen are planning to introduce legislation to fix this situation.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/16/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “The NAACP bombing, municipal court, shoplifting, and more

Hey Bob Kinsey! Power companies and their suppliers are investing portions of their profits in feasibility and design of other energy sources. As soon as fossil fuels become scarce they will be ready with solar panels, wind turbines and a million tons of batteries to sell. Of course those batteries are made with some real caustic chemicals which will need to be disposed of when they die. So much for "green" unless you know of another way to store electricity. I am not sure how fast the wind would have to blow to rotate the blades on a generator as to produce a few amperes ( hurricane force probably) or how many acres are needed for the solar panels needed to charge batteries to light a city. Might want to consider investing in horses.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/16/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

the second amendment includes the phrase

"well regulated"

nra... nope. they want people to buy guns for their corporate masters profit margins. regulations hurts the profits and must be fought against by all means according to the nra. even when it includes common sense issues that the nra agreed with in the past. nra = no integrity... that is why so many people are leaving this immoral organization.

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Posted by happyfew on 01/16/2015 at 8:38 AM

Re: “The NAACP bombing, municipal court, shoplifting, and more

Thank you Mr. Bruce and you are absolutely correct. Our courts do not serve us and regardless of innocence or guilt once a person is in the system he/she is trapped. The irony that for any citizens to attempt to put things right attorneys would need to be hired which of course would lead to years of legal battles (big payday for lawyers). Of course lawyers do not want to get on any judge's bad side for obvious reasons and citizens are ill-equipped to tread on any legal path. The judges know this just as police know the average hasn't a clue about their Rights. The bottom line is the bottom line: money and lots of it in fees, fines and salaries. We are doomed and of that I am sure. Justice wears a blindfold because she cannot bear to look anymore.

And to leok: There are plenty of innocents among the scofflaws, but I believe I detected sarcasm in your comment. Am I correct?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/16/2015 at 8:20 AM

Re: “City election bits and pieces

Here we go again down a road of danger. These people running are just out to help them selves. Also one renames storm water to SCIP which still takes money out of our pockets. The other shows you where their going to put their marbles and it's not with the people. We need new blood and some one from our state that has been here more than 15 years. Also they need to be willing to give back and not what they can take.

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Posted by B.B. on 01/16/2015 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Help with moving to Colorado for cannabis, MMJ patient still suing and more

How do you contact Moving for Marijuana (213-0366) ? My family is in dire need of this new medical option. My wife has been on these dangerous M.S. medicines for too long. I have been an unpaid caregiver in Ohio for 3 years now unable to afford the move to Colorado. Hope someone can maybe lead us to getting assistance for this move. We have no support in Ohio, sent letters and made numerous calls to no momentum. Hope Bob Crouse too get what is his.

Posted by Ray Gambrel on 01/16/2015 at 2:47 AM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"A colleague at work asked me what I would do if someone shot my dogs in a similar situation.

"I would have shot the son of a bitch," I replied."

This comment is made by the kind of person who hasn't thought out the ramifications of carrying. This person is in the extreme minority of people who actually carry and in my opinion is not emotionally mature enough and should not carry. Just as all gun control advocates betray themselves with their thoughts, these are the the nonsensical ramblings of a spoiled child.

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Posted by Lars Norbit on 01/15/2015 at 11:51 PM

Re: “City election bits and pieces

Lawrence Martinez, the peoples choice for Mayor of Colorado Springs!

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Posted by JMcGee on 01/15/2015 at 8:52 PM

Re: “The ReMINDers return home

There are many ways to show incompetency with journalism and show that the writer has no clue what he's talkimg about, but one of them is to confuse Aleister Crowley with Anton LaVey.

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Posted by Bill Maulenbot on 01/15/2015 at 7:06 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

Looks like the bloomberg-funded propaganda journalist course just passed its first freshmen. Your words ring hollow as the majority of Americans have already decided on our Civil Rights. We like them. Including the Second one.

Trying to demonize gun owners and the NRA is foolish. Why not go after the gang-bangers or better yet, the liberal policies in our big cities that create so much poverty for generations ? That is the real crime here.

The Second Amendment is a Civil Right and the NRA protects that right from nanny-state politicians seeking control and power. Guns are not bad, only people and the decisions they make. Lawful citizens are the least of our worries, including those who own guns.

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Posted by Chris Carpenter on 01/15/2015 at 6:28 PM

Re: “The ReMINDers return home

Just to correct an error
There are many potential routes to stardom, and one of them is to make a video of yourself serenading a maniacally grinning Pee-wee Herman doll who's perched over a copy of Church of Satan founder Aleister Crowley's The Book of Lies.

You mean Anton LaVey? Crowley founded Thelema

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Posted by Robert J Leuthold on 01/15/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “The ReMINDers return home

Aleister Crowley didn't found the Church of Satan. Anton LaVey did. Aleister Crowley had nothing to do with the Church of Satan.

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Posted by Chyort on 01/15/2015 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Grocer X: Don’t let me sell you craft beer

We ran a piece pairing each CO Mountain with a Colorado Beer. Thought it might belong here:…

Posted by Colorado Ski Authority on 01/15/2015 at 2:53 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Collins recall to proceed in city's southeast

THIS IS A HIT JOB! I don't agree with Helen most of the time, but look who's behind the recall. Wayne Laugensen's wife is leading the effort. We can assume that the Gazette is bankrolling the recall and by association Anchutz is trying to influence our local government. It will not be healthy for this community to be made in Anchutz's image.

By supporting this recall, we as a community are showing our immaturity to the rest of the world because someone disagrees with a small, well heeled, group. We've seen this movie before.

So, people of the 4th district, retain Helen and if you don't like after her first term then show her the door. She's done nothing wrong to you or the city to warrant this recall.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 01/15/2015 at 2:15 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"the nra has fought this idea lately... such as the Colorado recalls. "

The NRA had extremely little to do with the recalls. In fact they basically wanted nothing to do with the recalls until it was shown that they might succeed and then came to the table late when it was almost a done deal.

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Posted by Odin on 01/15/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"There have been junk studies that suggest those things, asa."

I remember one where the "researchers" (paid by the anti-gun lobby) tried measuring testosterone levels of people who were given a firearm to clean vs a puzzle to complete. Unfortunately for them, other researchers were able to duplicate the findings after substituting a lawnmower engine for the firearm.

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Posted by Odin on 01/15/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Time to show up, step up

"There are no reliable statistics on police shootings because there is no federal law requiring local police departments to keep such statistics."

There are standards and nearly all departments comply with them. Additionally, the CDC tracks them via coroner reports. Don't confuse these numbers with In Custody Deaths, which can include things like a detainee dying of a heart attack. The "every 28 hours" claim that has been floating around is completely and utter bogus.

"Either way, it looks like police kill Blacks at a higher rate than Whites, as a percentage of their total population"

Per capita (actually usually expressed as per 100,000, roughly twice as many as Whites. And of course statistically, Blacks are more likely to be involved in crimes which put them in conflict with police and are more likely to become confrontational and assaultive with police -- has nothing to do with race as a physical characteristic, but rather it is more of a culture issue.

Regardless, cops kill far more Whites than Blacks. By far the greatest danger to Blacks are other Blacks, who kill each other 17 times as frequently as cops kill Blacks.

"In other words, in up to 49% of cases there was no weapon. "

About 44%. Which, by the way, does not mean that lethal force on the part of the cops is not justified being as unarmed people kill more than twice as many people every year as do attackers armed with rifles like AK-47s and AR-15s and seriously injure thousands more.

"The NAACP has bigger fish to fry"

The NAACP conveniently ignores things where they can't play the race card.

And I have not known Dave to be condescending or arrogant. You, on the other hand, frequently are.

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Posted by Odin on 01/15/2015 at 2:02 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

Aside from your expert opinion on “studies”, I’m of the notion that common sense and personal experiences lead most of us to the same conclusion: “objects, and images of objects, affect our physiology and behavior.” Producers of commercials have known that fact for many years.
You could simply google the question “does gun possession change behavior?” Or you could try the name given the phenomenon: “Weapons effect”.
I’m more inclined to read and learn than I am to label conclusions with which I don’t agree “junk”.

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Posted by asawatcher on 01/15/2015 at 1:43 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

Firearm ownership has long been restricted and regulated, happy, and the NRA has helped put quite a few of those laws in place. As to who they represent, you couldn't be more incorrect.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/15/2015 at 1:43 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"Restricting and regulating such ownership..."

this is not too much to ask. the nra has fought this idea lately... such as the Colorado recalls. they are an arm of the gun manufacturers and are scaring the poop out of all the little minded people. unfortunately it is working as gun sales are way up over the last few years.

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Posted by happyfew on 01/15/2015 at 1:33 PM

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