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

They're inmates, which means that they are not deserving of what they consider to be "good food". If they wanted good food, they they shouldn't have landed their butts in jail in the first place.

They ought to be lucky that they aren't getting Hawkeye Pierce's "river of liver and ocean of fish." Or Soylent Green.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 02/02/2017 at 10:46 AM

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

Boohoo. Supposed to be jail. A reminder that you dont want to come back. Sheriff Elder is running his agency efficiently despite constant cuts to law enforcement. You should be pleased with his ability to work within a tight budget and saving law abiding tax payers money.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by romer1 on 02/02/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Milo Yiannopoulos Speech At Berkeley Canceled Amid Violent Protests
The Berkeley College Republicans had invited the Breitbart editor and notorious Twitter troll to campus to speak.…

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by guruD on 02/02/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Old Crank, it was Tim Leigh (Mr. Conspiracy Theory). He didn't get re-elected... no surprise. The voters did the right thing.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 02/01/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Regardless of what this page's resident Trump licking troll sez, it doesn't negate the fact that Lamborn is the quintessential greed driven myopic Republican Koch whore and fits perfectly into the mindset of our "little Bavaria".

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Boomer49 on 02/01/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Addressing poverty on the Springs' Southeast side


I appreciate the fact that in your article you also mentioned about Denver Works opening a satellite office in Sand Creek Lbrary. I live in the southeast area of town and every day I see hard working people who really do need work apprenticeship programs.

I also love the fact that Foid Rescue is helping lower economic situations have healthy fresh choices for food and it debunks the myth and stereotype that people in poverty don't want to eat well.

Thanks for the article

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Posted by Joyhappy on 02/01/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Promise Lee on what's next for Hillside community


Thank you for writing such s great article and indeed highlighting one of the city's great community leaders. I so agree with Promise Lee's perspective on community coming alongside each other to bring positive change and awareness of community issues. Thank you again and many thanks to Mr. Promise Lee for his continued leadership in the community of Colorado Springs and beyond.

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Posted by Joyhappy on 02/01/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Promise Lee on what's next for Hillside community

Thank you for this piece.

It really has me thinking. What are the lessons learned from the closure of South that we can act on now with the closure of Hunt? Is it possible to ameliorate the hurt, displacement and overall value statement that closing a community school creates?

I like the strategies around community organizing that Lee shares.

How can we strengthen some of the existing infrastructure that has already been established? What is the state of the newsletter? Is this something to resurrect? Who are the former and current block captains? How can we retain the existing captains and recruit new captains?

What will it take? Who can help?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by licanray on 02/01/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Coloradans conflicted on Trump's Supreme Court pick

religious freaks have no place in our politics or our courts.

perform your voodoo doctrine elsewhere please!!

15 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/01/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Teqnik G learns from the past

Dope read!!

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Posted by Macadoe on 02/01/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

Thats true Dave when there was a hand full of States and a few thousand people they thought it was the best way to go. And it was. But now that theres 50 States and millions that need to have a voice the way we have it now in my opinion is the best. If we stayed a true Republic only a hand full would have a voice. LIKE CHINA. But we are a Democratic Republic with Representation. My vote is my voice.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/01/2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Yep! Sure did! And, like it or not, I still stand beside my post!

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Posted by Asher777 on 02/01/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

There has been a dichotomy expressed by Trump supporters that a nation cannot be both a democracy and a republic.-- Bill Durland

Technically true. A republic and a democracy, even a representative democracy, are not the same things.

Republics are rule by law, are always representative, and have an executive position which is not a monarch.

Democracies are rule by vote, can be direct or representative, and do not have an executive position.

The US is a Republic, albeit with some democratic principles, specifically we are a Constitutional Federal Republic. We are not, despite the fervent assertions of many, a representative democracy. In fact the founding fathers specifically did not want a democracy.

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 02/01/2017 at 12:26 PM

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

Asher, is it your job to blow every CSIndy story out of proportion? If you're not Sheriff Maketa with a different user name you might actually have what it takes to become Chief Editor at the Independent; since they enjoy blowing everything out of context (proportion, i.e. Trump).

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/01/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Asher did you read the article?

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/01/2017 at 12:18 PM

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

Sorry, but this story reads as sour grapes from Aramark over losing their long-term deal. It would be wise to keep the prison population well-fed in order to reduce their overall angst, but you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this is a jail and not a resort.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 02/01/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs attorney admits converting clients' money to his own use

This is the second big story involving lawyers (see past articles on Terry Malcom). It seems like the profession as whole and state legislatures needs to implement some rules that prohibit lawyers from taking custody of client money. Really they should not have to touch client money.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Greg Yost on 02/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Given the gravity and seriousness of this alleged "Fight Club," anyone in their right-mind would question why Elder kept this investigation in-house. I'm confident that most would agree, given the severity, the investigation should have been given to an outside agency for an impartial and objective investigation to reveal the real truth, not some Elder cover-up! Investigations of this nature, to include those involving a death of an inmate, MUST and SHOULD be investigated by an outside agency. Period!

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 02/01/2017 at 10:24 AM

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: “Colorado Springs renames stormwater division

All of what has been noted is true-ish. But my problem is a citizenry which seems either cowed or - worse yet - disinterested in the obvious fact that Colorado Springs' voters are being regularly manipulated by fancy-pants rulers. Knowing for certain that stupidity is not the issue, one has to wonder just what is holding back an intelligent and fairly balanced citizenry from insisting that such manipulation is not to be tolerated.
With any luck, this will be made crystal clear in April. Although, to be frank, much damage could be done just between now and then.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 02/01/2017 at 9:42 AM

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