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Re: “The Muff reopens in Old Colorado City

No where *NEAR* as good as the original Meadow Muffins. The food is average and it is almost completely devoid of any atmosphere. We won't bother going back.

Posted by Jane Dowe on 01/19/2020 at 10:33 AM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires


A free bit of advice: lay off the booze before posting.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tim Downey on 01/18/2020 at 8:55 PM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires


2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by MY CITY on 01/18/2020 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Lamborn to seek re-election

Ryan Lucas is running. Nice bias to make Lamborn appear unopposed.

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Posted by Cynthia Barnes on 01/18/2020 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Sheriff’s office says it will comply with red-flag law

Bob Wyman:

"Red Flag laws are un-Constitutional."

NOPE. Unless and until the Supreme Court says so, Red Flag law are presumed to be Constitutional. There's no Bob Wyman exception to determining the constitutionality or this or any other law.

Unless you're a Constitutional Lawyer, you are treading on very thin ice by advising others on breaking this law. Anyone following your advice may be arrested, charged, and convicted. Do what you think is right, but advising others to break the law is not in their or your best interests..

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bill W. on 01/18/2020 at 6:06 AM

Re: “The dos and don’ts of street activism

"The police can’t simply snatch you off the street for exercising your rights"... The Indy and its loyal confused followers have been begging for police to be able to do that very thing for years! Now the shoe is on the other foot and they tell you it is not. Good luck I say with sarcasm.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 01/17/2020 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Sheriff’s office says it will comply with red-flag law

Red Flag laws are un-Constitutional. The sheriff must know this: Under federal law, 18 USC 242, it is illegal for anyone under the color of law to deprive any person of the rights, privileges or immunities secured by the U.S. Constitution, and under 18 USC 241 it is illegal to conspire to violate such rights. It is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. This could be applied to local, state, or federal law enforcement or military personnel who abuse the rights of citizens.

Any order which the sheriff or police officer may receive that is contrary to the Constitution of the U.S. or of your State, or to a constitutional law, is illegal. Compliance with such an order is not only not required of you, but may be and probably is illegal, and the issuance of such an order may be a crime, which obligates you to make an arrest of the person issuing it.

Some law enforcement officers say that if they are put in the position of having to obey an illegal order or law, they will resign. That is wrong. Once you take an oath to uphold the law, you are obligated to resist all efforts to turn law enforcement organizations into criminal enterprises. Don't resign. Arrest the offender, just as you would arrest any other offender. Make him resign.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 01/17/2020 at 10:56 PM

Re: “CBD giant battles lawsuits from former employees

Good lab safety practices in the main picture.

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Posted by justinban on 01/17/2020 at 9:04 PM

Re: “City touts changes for public safety

I wonder how much this cost? We spent millions, and continue to do so, for the PPRCN (Pikes Peak Radio Communications Network) which is now part of the greater digital trunked radio system that covers the entire State of Colorado. We were told we needed this expensive system as it would allow for interoperability between all emergency response agencies. Channels on the system are also easily encryptable, and many are, which allows for fully secure communications.

Now we are going to spend more money on some new system?

Someone is making a few bucks off of this...

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 01/17/2020 at 11:41 AM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires

"drove Cintron home that night" cuz that's what we do with someone who is not impaired, right?

@Whynotaskme Sorry, not really true. I know of a cop who got fired just last Friday due to a DUI arrest. Just wasn't in the news since they did it right.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 01/17/2020 at 11:28 AM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires

The answer is easy...He was a cop and cops don't get charged....not in El paso or surrounding counties....period.

12 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 01/17/2020 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy deals with cheating, again

Am I the only one that sees the problem is the prior and existing senior leadership, the only common denominator in all these years of dishonor, cheating, sexual assaults and coverups? The Honor Code is meaningless if unenforced, but as I've said before, honor is not a pre-requisite to flying a drone from your moms basement.

Posted by rangesaf on 01/17/2020 at 9:43 AM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires

Two groups that get too much unearned deference in the US are clergy and cops. Both hide troubling levels of corruption and abuse of power.

Good to see this incident coming to light. Anyone in the CSPD who gave Cintron special treatment, or failed to report abuse, should also face consequences.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Tim Downey on 01/17/2020 at 4:32 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities is selling our water

Yes I'd like to buy 48950 cu. ft. of water for $914 please. Seriously, if utilities can sell water that cheap to outsiders i would like to take advantage of that program please.
Why are we selling water to Anschutz, a billionaire, for $0.0028 per cu.ft. to put water in a reservoir we gave him, while paying $0.0965 that for our residential water??? Criminals, the whole bunch of them.

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Posted by rangesaf on 01/17/2020 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Guns and private jets

Umm. There is no response to this that will convince the writer he is actually speaking nonsense. So I won't bother.
Have a nice day John, hopefully you will relax before someone decides you're a candidate for the red flag law.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by rangesaf on 01/17/2020 at 1:31 AM

Re: “CSPD commander, cited for careless driving, retires

Sad to see Rafael end his career at a relative young age. I knew him back in the day. He was a genuinely nice guy, and I thank him for his service to the City.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 01/16/2020 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Sheriff’s office says it will comply with red-flag law

I, for one, am glad that our police department will take extra measures on the Red Flag Law. My own brother, a Mental Therapist, called in a “Health Check” call on me the day after our mother died because he didn’t like something I said to him about our childhood past. I never used the words that I was going to hurt myself or anyone else, just, “I don’t know what I’m gonna do…” as I was still in shock. I had 3 days off and went back to work. When I got home, there was a Mental Health Check person from Aspen Pointe, where I am in counseling, a Paramedic and a Police Officer at my door. I was stable and in the right state of mind, so this to me was a “swatting” type of call.
Last Fall, I noticed a police car two doors down the hill from my house with their lights blazing and a police officer with his gun drawn in the dark of evening running up the two front yards to my door. I turned on my porch light and WAITED! I waited until he was at my door and ready to have me open the door for fear I would startle him, and I had no idea why he was there to begin with. I was scared that I could be shot in error! He stated he was looking for a domestic dispute at a similar address number, but wasn’t my house. This could have been tragic like the woman who was shot thru her own home’s window in Texas. My brother is a strict Gun Rights advocate, so I told him he was a major Hypocrite for putting me in this position, especially since he did it cause of his damaged ego! I agree that we need to have a search warrant and probable cause before our rights are taken from us.

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Posted by guruD on 01/16/2020 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Loopr and High End Transportation stand out when it comes to cannabis friendly transportation

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Posted by mathewbarnes on 01/16/2020 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Sheriff’s office says it will comply with red-flag law

To the best of my knowledge the Sheriff has never said he would not comply. He stated his opposition and indicated that while he did not want to comply, he felt he would have to if the law was passed.

While it was recently re-iterated that the Sheriff's office would comply, there are important caveats. As noted, the EPSO will not seek an ERPO unless they find probable cause -- a higher level of evidence than required by law. They also have stated that if an ERPO is issued, they will not search the domicile for firearms -- unless a warrant is issued, they will only confiscate any firearms in plain sight.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave Hernandez on 01/16/2020 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Space Force leaders will swear oath on a Bible

Using a bible to be sworn in does not violate anything. If general Raymond was Muslim, he would be allowed to use a Koran. This is just a case of people getting their knickers in a knot because they want to be offended at something.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave Hernandez on 01/16/2020 at 8:55 AM

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