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Re: “CSPD loses dozens of officers, struggles to hire replacements

"But law enforcement nationwide has had a tough go since the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white officer, an event that led to growing distrust of law enforcement among some segments of society."

It's a lot more complex than that. The fact is, that shooting was determined by multiple investigations to have been justified. All those who were claiming Mr. Brown had his hands up were lying. What went wrong with this one is that the mainstream media decided that the "in" thing to do is to vilify law enforcement officers no matter how they have to do it, and that has had a horrible affect on law enforcement nationwide. Be a cop and do the right thing? Nobody likes you. Be a fireman and mess everything up? Everyone still loves you.

Yeah, that's why it's hard to hire and keep cops these days.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 02/20/2019 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Tim Watkins was shot to death in an area known for illegal activity

What would the sheriffs department do? It is the domain of United States Forest Service and National Forest land. USFS placed signs and "banned" target shooting which is not a law as they do not have that authority. They do have now their own para-military law enforcement people (they do not want to miss out on the fabulous goods and cash that citizens can easily be relieved of in the War on Drugs.) so send them. But it is not a law so they are not going to bother.
If you are in an area and shot at I advise to not go back there. Report it if you want but do you have a description of the shooter or the spent cartridge? No. Then why ask a deputy to go risk his life looking for the unknown person? A great idea is to not chastise strangers who have weapons and are alone in the woods with only you. Most places that people set up makeshift target ranges are generally slobs and slobs rarely exhibit good manners. Even if they are good folks I know many (such as myself) have grown weary of "do-gooders" banning this and that along with the commonplace vitriol such as one can read in this local rag! I would never dare harm someone but have had strangers try to scold me for some perceived behavior and wonder why they can be so certain that it is wise to do so to another stranger...It is too bad all around.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 02/16/2019 at 9:17 PM

Re: “UCCS’s Nanna Meyer unpacks Grain School 2019; calls for support for area farms

I live in Pueblo but there is no farmshare program here. The organic produce goes to the Springs farmshare which makes it feel like a developing country here as in send the good stuff to the privileged.

Posted by Mercedes Heartwood on 02/14/2019 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Beavers drive a wedge between Manitou Springs environmentalists, business owners

So far so good. Trees have been wrapped and we are doing a few more. Manny is alive and kicking from video seen January 30th, 2019. Looking at installing a Castor Master this spring with the help of Tippie and The Defenders of Wildlife,

Posted by Roy Chaney on 02/14/2019 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Recent stunts suggest anti-”alt-left” propaganda campaign just got local

Oh, well if antifa says they didn't do it, they must be innocent. Pure as the driven snow. Isn't that the way it works? Besides, all of it was probably done by "the Vast Right-Wing conspiracy" (-H. Clinton, 1998)

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Posted by Christian Anderson on 02/13/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Maverik pushes for (prohibited) fuel sales in streamside overlay

I also appreciate your article concerning the Maverick Store. I'm sure you can obtain exact numbers, but I.d feel safe guessing no less than 4 fender benders a month in the I 25 Nevada/ Tejon intersections and 100s more jockeying lanes to turn on and off I 25 , Motor City Dr. and Arvada, not to mention bicycles and busses, why do we need to create a situation where traffic will become a greater problem. I suggest they look to Bijou exit, finding a station downtown is nearly impossible.

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Posted by Esperanza on 02/11/2019 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Will voters give firefighters collective bargaining power?

Chad Stone - Why are you assuming that the 920K is from tax payers.

This article fails to say what is the EDC. Why is our Chamber of Commerce footing the bill to fight fire fighters.

Posted by TruB on 02/11/2019 at 1:11 PM

Re: “The golden years

Kelly Means and Jerry Forte ... two peas in a pod. Karma? Do you believe in Karma? You should for as all of the all you have done wrong. No one needs to remind you, Mr. Means. KARMA.

Posted by Cindy Bryson on 02/10/2019 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Music venue planned for old Blue Star space lacks parking, stirs neighborhood’s anxiety

BUILD A PARKING GARAGE !! Obviously parking has been an issue in that area for many years . There are enough nice businesses/restaurants/bars on S. Tejon that a nice parking garage could alleviate all this tension between business owners . Downtown C/S seems to have no problem building anything they want - well guess what, S. Tejon is an extension of downtown, invest a little bit of your constant downtown expansions I.e....new apt buildings, more parking garages, (odd one lane/bike lane/ parking lane thang) - fine city engineering there ! Sometimes you have to borrow ideas from cities much larger than ours and improvise what has worked for them (create something useful in a small space) . I dont know what it takes to get this done (parking garage) but it sure seems to be the best solution?!?

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Posted by justmyopinion on 02/10/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Construction begins on I-25 "Gap" toll lanes

The expansion is paid for with tax dollars yet CDOT has determined toll lanes are the solution.

Wonder exactly how 10% of the traffic in toll lanes will fix the jammed freeway.

Posted by Robert 9942 on 02/04/2019 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Cripple Creek casinos seek solution to housing shortage

Great to have another study. The answer is the same as always:build employee housing. There is no other answer. Private housing for this salary level is impossible. Paying hospitality workers enough to afford private housing is impossible.there is but one solution...but no one wants to acknowledge it and do it.

Posted by jwestc37 on 02/03/2019 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Will voters give firefighters collective bargaining power?

The City taxpayers has given COC and EDC 920k over the last 3 years and how much has the County given these 2 groups in the last 3 years. Now COC and EDC is setting up the Citizens Against Public Employee Unions committee to actively fight the initiative. The question begs who is funding the Citizens against public employee unions and is any of the tax payers money being used to fund this group. If they are using donations to run this campaign then whey do they need taxpayers money in the first place. It sounds like some shady quid pro quo from the city to the COC and EDC follow the money

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Posted by Chad Stone on 01/27/2019 at 3:25 PM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

This man was driving drunk and someone died as a result. That's vehicular homicide. As far as I'm concerned, the fact he is a DACA and possibly will be deported as an illegal alien shouldn't have any bearing on what happens to him because he is liable for a death of a person while driving drunk. The fact that the person who died was his best friend who died in his arms, and the parents of his friend forgave him doesn't matter. A person is dead due to a drunk driver. Would there be as much sympathy if he was a U.S. citizen who was driving drunk and someone died as a result? I don't cut any slack for drunk driving no matter where the person was born nor if the person is a legal citizen nor illegal undocumented person, especially when someone is killed because of it. I am sad that the people in his life are going to take a hit because of his bad choice and being irresponsible. He made his choice and now he has to take the consequences. His citizenship has no bearing on the fact he needs to face the consequences anyone else would face for killing someone while driving drunk.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by lswfrb on 01/27/2019 at 2:28 PM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

Read the book, Dear America, if you want to know how hard it is to become documented and be on a path to citizenship in our country with our messed up immigration system.

The person who said Richard Skorman should resign needs to look into Trump using undocumented citizens.

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Posted by kbranine on 01/27/2019 at 11:19 AM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

Sounds like his parents screwed up and didn't educate the kid properly. Pretty much left him out in the cold. Yeh. Sad but reality. Adios.

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Posted by Don Shanks on 01/26/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

DUI accident resulting in a death sounds like the other guy you were all singing praises for-the murderer who was pardoned by the bonehead governor.
Is Skorman not the owner of Poor Richards? Is he not president of city council? Is this the best news you can come up with?
A citizen that drinks and drives or hires undocumented workers or parents who toss their children to the wind would be crucified by this rag. But this man is a "Dreamer". Or did you mean "drinker".
So Huffpost says undocumented immigrants pay $60 billion a year in tax and receive only $5 billion in benefits. $5 billion sounds like an amount I have heard before somewhere.
I see Cathy Stark HATES all the "hate". What are you talking about?
And Fracknutz wants to do something to help. Okay publish your address and make room for dreamers and hope it is not a nightmare, or are you all smoke and no fire Jeremy?
You know how much Skorman cares? As little as the rest of this city government unless it about the Broadmoor. And the streets are far from fixed by the way. Fix em, it seems you have plenty of cheap labor...
So my rent keeps rising and utilities are going up, my vehicle is almost 30 and draining me but a living wage is not in the offing for old folks, I am too old to even dream. How about that Cathy, don't ya just hate that?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 01/26/2019 at 8:19 PM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

For those asking why he didnt apply for citizenship earlier, there is no path to citizenship for DACA recipients. DACA allows for temporary work permits, but it is (as the name states) deferred action. Without the Dream Act or something similar, theres no path to permanent resident status or citizenship. Marriage to a citizen is a path to citizenship, but still uncertain for DACA recipients.

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Posted by Kevin Kooiker on 01/26/2019 at 10:33 AM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

Is there a way to donate to Oscar?

21 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Amy Moore on 01/26/2019 at 10:27 AM

Re: “ICE raids Poor Richard's, leaves Dreamer facing uncertain future

I feel sad for many of the people commenting on here. It must be awful to live your life full of hate. So sad to see so many uncompassionate people. A working contributing adult to our community and all some can see is where he was born. So sad.

58 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Cathy Stark on 01/26/2019 at 8:22 AM

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