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Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

It has become pretty clear since Elder took office in 2015, that Sheriff Elder doesnt care about the safety of our deputies and the support staff working the floors at CJC. He doesnt care about the Patrol deputies on the streets risking their lives every day. He doesnt even care about the inmates serving time in our correctional facility. It is a disgrace that he and Command Staff are willingly standing by and allowing this to happen. What they are doing DOES NOT define leadership. It is a shame that no matter how many complaints are made or proof is shown, the so-called leadership of El Paso County DOES NOTHING to correct it. All they do is play their blame games, resort to their diversion tactics, or just blatantly ignore the problem hoping it will go away. This is another reason why so many dont stand up and say something. They know if they do, they will be black listed and their pleas will go unanswered.

El Paso County Government, to include the Sheriffs Office, has become a laughing stock in this community. They turn a blind eye to Elder's corruption, his discrimination against women, the promotion of sexual harassment in the workplace, the support of sexual predators (i.e. Commander Rob King and Lt. Bill Huffor), the engagement in financial impropriety, the list goes on. And now as taxpayers, employees of El Paso County, and members of this community we get to keep adding to that list, but see our Commissioners doing nothing about it. When will it end? Does something so bad have to happen before our Commissioners stand up and hold Sheriff Elder accountable? We have inmates that are deliberately being malnourished, deputies being put in unsafe and deplorable conditions, but yet Elder sits up in his Ivory Tower just laughing. Does someone need to die or be beaten so badly as a result for someone to actually stand up and defend us?

It is worth noting that what they have done with the food contract and taxpayer General Fund and 1A money that is being used to pay for it is blatant financial malfeasance and nonfeasance by an Elected Official (or in other words, financial wrongdoing and misconduct, but also the failure to perform an official duty). Lets not forget that simple procurement policies have been violated as well.

We see it every day! When will it end? When will the Commissioners "grow some balls" and hold Elder and his clan of cronies accountable?

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 02/01/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Anarchist punks hijack every peaceful protest and help the fascist PR campaign against reason and truth.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill Burns on 02/01/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

The entire world is a free speech zone, but you have to MAKE it so and defend it every day because the fascist powers hate thought and reason and truth.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bill Burns on 02/01/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

There is a simple, non-violent tactic that works well in such situations. Instead of dressing in black and trying to block the entrance, dress casually and show up early to get a seat in the auditorium. Wait patiently for the program to begin. When the fascist walks up to the podium and opens his mouth, we rise to our feet, hollering anti-fascist slogans at the top of our lungs, and walk out on him.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/01/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy loses men, women cadets at different rates

Thanks so much for the information provided! I must say that being a cadet in Air Force Academy is really hard and the educational process is very complicated. However, such an education is very interesting and it opens great career opportunities so I think that sending your child there is a smart decision. At the same time I would recommend Air Force Graduates to check http://topresumeswriters.com/military-resume-writers-review.html and to learn more about their career perspectives. Good luck!

Posted by Dakota7 on 02/01/2017 at 5:59 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

They all suck! The sheriff should get someone to go undercover into the kitchen as a trustee and report what the hell is going on! I can guarantee you that it's not good! At $1.01 per meal you can't feed folks well enough especially with these large greedy corporate assholes. I could go and run that kitchen at $1.45 a meal and be over the 3,000 calories easily with good food not that dog chow they try to serve. Let's not forget that a well fed inmate is a happier inmate. I've talked about this for years but they need to get a large greenhouse on site raise chickens etc it can be very affordable and healthy. I've been in thst facility a few times and it's always been horrible. I could fix it in 2 weeks period

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shawn Saunders on 02/01/2017 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council fields are set for six district seats

Joshi, really? Did he not learn anything from the previous election? Congratulations Andy Pico!!! Thanks for all you do!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by 80923 on 01/30/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Marijuana Working Group close to solidifying new policy recommendations

These are very near sighted recommendations, as our population is growing by leaps and bounds due to the green rush in part at least, and to limit dispensaries this way only helps the dispensaries already in place, not the patients, and the patients should come first...

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ed Sanders on 01/30/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “State legislators clash over the rights of charter schools

If these charter schools don't have to follow the same laws or achieve the same standards as a public school, they don't deserve the same funding. They are putting up a smoke screen hiding the real problem: charter schools can teach what they want, even if it goes against accepted science and history.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Roberts on 01/30/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “By the hour

I'm trying to Pay someone as well. I'm a full time student and I have a job. I have to complete 80 hrs and its either quit school, my job, or go to jail.

Posted by Adennis on 01/29/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “State legislators clash over the rights of charter schools

those pesky parents showing their preferences AGAIN

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by johninlongmont on 01/29/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

http://rs834.pbsrc.com/albums/zz264/Murdercut3/IMG_20170121_034509_zpsra2erxj1.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip this is a picture of the girl he claims to be in love with, that's what he did to her on Thursday, the last time he saw her.

Posted by godless on 01/22/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “God Bless the Child

My only Son was taken away from ne when he was eight years old by the Colorado Sorings Judicial System, corrupt GAL, Attorneys abd Judges! This happened in 1992! After my Son returned from visiting his Father fir the Summer, he had nightmares and tried to molest the neighbor girl! Thus happened when he was 5! I took him to a counselor and he disclosed to her that horrible things that his father and new girlfriend had done to him! The GAL Marcy Gouge convinced the judge that i had brain washed my child! I lost custody and they sent my Son to live with his Father permanently! I was never proven to have harmed my child in anyway! I fled with him to protect him but was caught two years later and charged with Felony Kidnapping of my own child! He is 30 years old now! He doesn't work, he uses drugs and he is terrified to leave! DHS destroyed my entire family to line their pockets with money! I need an attorney with guts! I want to sue each person involved, dhs, el paso county and the City! Because now my son can tell the story as an aadult. I was unaware that this injustice wad still occuring here! I though it was just those people that were involved then!

Posted by rhonda068 on 01/22/2017 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Ballot issues in Colorado Springs city election

Tannim

Considering CSF is attempting to exercise influence they might not really possess, and the rather inept handling that Cassiana and Lane provided in their initial failure - would it not make sense to vote for the measure to increase the votes required for sale of portions of Colorado Springs Utilities up from a simple majority vote to one requiring 60% voter approval?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Ballot issues in Colorado Springs city election

In short, vote No, No, and No.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “'Guys, I'm going through something here'

My name is Jessica and I went to school with Dee. She was one of my best friends. I am truely sorry for what has happened not only to Dee but also her family. My heart to this day is filled with sadness, over losing a great and beautiful friend that I have ever known. She would give you the shirt off her back if ever you needed anything. Always had a wonderful smile on your face. Dee will always be in my heart and greatly missed. Friends 4ever, Jessica

Posted by codream on 01/19/2017 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Springs Council considers making certain medians off-limits with an untested new law

a fine of $500? My god - this city can't take a step in the right direction without two in the wrong.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 01/18/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Springs Council considers making certain medians off-limits with an untested new law

The people standing on the medians on Powers Blvd are insane.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CSIndyReader on 01/18/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Springs Council considers making certain medians off-limits with an untested new law

Common sense , not the First Amendment , says these medians are hazardous .....

21 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by actionjackson on 01/18/2017 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Ballot issues in Colorado Springs city election

The Parks are worth " hundreds of millions " ... But we won't spend to adequately maintain them or acquire them ( BTW when is Corral Bluffs gonna open ? Years and years in planning and press releases .... )

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by actionjackson on 01/18/2017 at 5:59 AM

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