USPS is one of few things the US got right. But our Republican so called friends are hard at work to make it look bad and eventually disassemble it. All things that help regular people run small business without paying a share to a bid corporations are not welcome. Afterall you know that popular, selfish question everyone asks nowadays, whats in it for me?
Mr. Bennett, how very fair and democratic of you to blame both sides (after consistently attacking only one side up until now). Are you, perhaps, an elementary school teacher? I hope you will forgive me if I would would like to see a thorough investigation and trial rather than rely on your opinion.
You write, "Dang, Mr. K is pulling out the RACE card..." Duh...
"...guess we should all just go home." If you have nothing better to add to the conversation maybe you should go home. That was your advice to the protesters. Try taking some of your own medicine.
What the transcript does not show is the accuracy of the bystander's statements. He says, "I’m thinking the police kept missing... the next thing I know – the police was missing..." In fact, the officer did not keep missing.
The bystander continues, "The Police shot him...The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running..." Surely, he does not mean that Brown started running after being shot down. He is remembering Brown's actions prior to the shooting. He might be remembering Brown running toward the officer at the end, but he might just as well be remembering Brown running away from the officer at the start. Once again, the officer may have said that Brown "charged" at him, but you cannot corroborate that by these comments.
What about the eye witness who claims Brown was not coming at the officer, but stumbling as his body fell over forward when he succumbed to the gunshot wounds?
Dang, Mr. K is pulling out the RACE card, guess we should all just go home. The comment on both threads seemed to fit Mr K. I hope you have the time to come back and post when you finally get it, they were both victims, one just had a gun and the right to use it.
Broadmoor and the shady El Pomar, so called non-profit foundation helps advance republican agenda for a reason. Without the foundation they would not be able to avoid paying taxes and funneling money into Republican campaigns and superpacs that are interested in one thing, profit for corporations like Broadmoor and keeping Springs residents and America in economic slavery. When El Pomar donates money its with a GOP agenda attached, it is in charge of Broadmoor's image and is very influential with local judges and government. You will be surprised what free rooms at a 5 star resort can get you. While they have countless lavish banquets at our cost (most of which are written off as business expenses) and their managers fly overseas to find new foreign employees, Colorado residents will continue to get screwed in more ways than one. Wanna be an elitist? Go to the Broadmoor.
An eye witness in a car behind the officer saw the officer shoot at Michael Brown while Brown was running away. She says she saw Brown's body jerk before he stopped and turned around with his hands in the air. It seemed to her he had been shot.
In the meantime, I will wait for the experts to sort it out. It is not my intention to try the officer or Michael Brown in the court of the Indy blog. Nevertheless, I do want to see the officer tried in a court of law.
Watch her get probation or a slap on the wrist. Stealing millions is ok if you are white, but see what happens when u're black and you steal some cigars from a gas station (Feguson). Love the American justice system.
If you are a frequent driver up Ute Pass between Manitou and Cascade, there is an area near the Waldo Canyon parking lot between the Eastbound and Westbound lanes where Fountain Creek splits the highway where there are bushes upon bushes of chokecherries every year. If you can get them before the bears do, they are lush and delicious. Used to make jelly out of them all the time.
Wasn't this whole area designated an urban renewal zone? Why bother donating when it will be bought from you at face value anyway?
"when the first shot hit Michael Brown he was running away from the officer."
Then why does the autopsy indicate all the shots were on his front side?
The transcript shows that after getting away from the cops at the truck (him and the police was both in the truck) and running away (, then he ran ), Brown turned back (next thing I know he doubled back toward him) and was coming back at the cops even after the cops started shooting (but he kept coming toward him) and was running at them (the dude started running).
That would indicate "charging" at the officer.
"Apparently, this witness did not know that Brown had already been shot once, before he "doubled back" on the officer."
If so, he would have been shot in the back. The autopsy indicates all the shots were in the front.
Jenkin's gift of a property no one wants to buy at the price Jenkins is asking will provide him with a tax writeoff, which is the next best thing to selling it at a profit. With the iconic and visionary museum built on it, the price of the rest of the property owned by Jenkins in the vicinity will rise. Luxury condos for wealthy retirees wanting to live on the eastern edge of ATB park with an unobstructed view of Pikes Peak can then be built and sold, providing Jenkins with a solid profit. And the condos can be situated so that the wealthy retirees will not be looking at ugly Drake, which will remain where it is for the next 20 or 30 years providing relatively cheap coal-based energy for all the rest of us who are not wealthy retirees.
The museum all by itself will be the catalyst needed by Jenkins to revitalize that dingy derelict undesirable area where his other properties are located. I have no objection to this scenario becoming a reality. However, I do object to building a stadium downtown. I object to building an unwanted, superflous, iconic, visionary and even uglier than Drake stadium that will be paid for 100% by city and county citizens using our future sales tax revenue for the next 30 (or maybe 50) years as the mayor wants. Building an iconic and visionary museum should be enough excitement for our mayor, City Leaders, and Jenkins to handle. Build the museum and see what happens. Then gather the young professional entrepreneurs and let them - rather than the gentrified City Leaders - turn the URA into an urban neighborhood, if that's what they want for themselves.
It is Truly Ashamed, That the 'New' Retooled Southern Colorado group can't find a Sympathetic Politician, who is closer than Longmont! Maybe this group should just GO AWAY?
Mr. Bennett, here is something I did not comment on in the other thread: you write, "You guys were called 'Stalin’s useless fools' in the cold war days." Yes, we were called that by the same racists who called desegregation a communist plot.
Dave, very nice transcript, but nowhere does the eyewitness say that Michael Brown was "charging at the officer." That line comes from the friend of the officer.
The bystander does say, "he kept coming toward him" but he also says "the police kept missing." Apparently, this witness did not know that Brown had already been shot once, before he "doubled back" on the officer. Another eye witness says that Brown was not coming at the officer, but stumbling as he pitched forward after being shot.
The real question is why did the officer shoot when Brown was unarmed and running away?
Mr. Bennett I see you are too lazy to come up with two different arguments for two different threads, so you just posted the same drivel in two places. Which only shows that you are not addressing any of my individual comments at all. Your intellectual laziness explains your paucity of actual facts and information.
If you have any intellectual curiosity at all, you will find I responded to these comments in that other thread ("Rally Tonight at City Hall for #Ferguson").
happyfew, when the first shot hit Michael Brown he was running away from the officer. Obviously, at that time the officer's life was not in danger, nor was Brown armed. There was no cause for that first shot.
When he was hit Brown turned around with his hands in the air. This is when, according to the officer, Brown ran toward him, and this is when the officer first feared for his life. According to an eye witness, Brown dropped his arms, wrapped them around his belly, and stumbled forward one or two steps as he fell to the ground. The officer fired three more shots as Brown fell. The autopsy shows one bullet entered the crown of his skull.
Mr. Bennett, there is no independent eye witness account of the officer being assaulted. The officer himself has made that claim, but no one else has come forward to corroborate it. Those "other independent accounts" are nothing more than the police and their supporters repeating the officer's account.
Even if there were some truth to your "facts" it would not change my opinion of the St. Louis County police, as it is based on their actions after the incident. The Bill of Rights is supposed to protect the citizens of Ferguson in the exercise of their freedom of speech and their freedom of assembly. The police are supposed to protect these rights, not violate them with orders to disperse and canisters of tear gas.
So, when you call people "clueless" I cannot help but think of the old adage, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
Face it folks! Peace is breaking out! There will be reductions in force and they will impossible to stop. Just read the AF Times, Army times, & Navy Times for the reductions. Peace broke out in the early 90s and it was not a pretty sight. It will be worse for Colorado Springs.
This community is ill-equipped for a reduction in force since it put all its "eggs" in the proverbial basket of Federal largesse and low wage jobs, aka the Walmart economy, by choice. Yet, there are those in this community that rail against the hand that feeds them. How ironic. Now the gravy train is about to end and now everyone wants the status quo to continue.
No amount of letter writing will stop this juggeranut. It's wishful thinking. In the 90s the state with one of the most influential congressional delegations could not stop it. So what makes one think a few postcards will do it? We as a country can longer afford these bloated military expenditures.
None of the proponets of C4C factored in this scenario except one. Those that didn't will pay a dear price for not listening and some are the backers of this write in campaign.
"reports have resurfaced that police departments are being equipped with free gear such as armored vehicles from the military."
Resurfaced? You make it sound like the reports went away for a while or were being covered up. Nothing "resurfaced", they have been reported on pretty constantly. And it didn't start in the 90s, that was just one of the more recent programs, it has been going on for decades longer than that. You can easily go back to the 1920s and find examples of this happening.
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