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Re: “Homeless people face risk factors that could bring untimely death

Hi. I'm Calvin's mom. I think the most important thing is to encourage people to go to a shelter, rather than risking death in the cold. Calvin was loved and wanted, and this is a tragedy.

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Posted by Seena Phillips on 02/21/2019 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Homeless people face risk factors that could bring untimely death

Having a brother in law who "never really came home from VietNam", alcohol, homelessness, distrust was how he lived. When he came and knocked on the door, he was abusive, drunk, looking for a fight. His brother set up a bank account that could be accessed via a card. That surprisingly, was why he ended up with an axe in his head, pushed into a campfire - his "friend" wanted the money.

He did not trust family, he did not want to be in shelters. Only one social worker had any connection to him; she only saw him sporadically.

He had been involuntarily and voluntarily committed over the years, yielding no improvement.

Everyone; my wife, his brothers (3), mother and father were all on vacation when I was called by detectives to come in, not knowing why I was being summoned. In their not-so-gentle way, they explained how he was found.

Being the only one available, I put the funeral together. Family finally came home. I've never wept so hard in my life. When you know someone and there is nothing you can do - there is no happy ending for anyone.

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Posted by fx k on 02/21/2019 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Homeless people face risk factors that could bring untimely death

Thank you for doing this story about Calvin Reeves and ALL the other homeless. Regardless of their personal demons, the homeless are America's failure.

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Posted by M Acuff on 02/21/2019 at 5:20 PM

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

Who would want to be a police officer, state patrolman, or deputy sheriff these days. They are vilified, held to a ridiculous standard in making millisecond decisions, all while putting their lives at risk.

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Posted by Oakley on 02/21/2019 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Jussie Smollett charged with fabricating hate crime: ripples could affect at-risk populations

The writer spews plenty of hate in this article criticizing hate! In your list of targeted groups, you left out "conservative heterosexual white male".

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Posted by Ely Slade on 02/21/2019 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Space Force: A good thing or a farce?

This decision is not about national security. It is about keeping Pentagon dollars flowing into local coffers. As we know from Trump's plan to divert military spending to building a border wall, the Pentagon pipeline is choking on money they can't spend fast enough. Waste, fraud and abuse!

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Posted by Gopher on 02/21/2019 at 1:12 PM

Re: “JUUL, a new and emerging threat to our youth

idiot

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Posted by Connor Banar on 02/21/2019 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

holmes is the definition of my term "religious freak". a person who claims to be religious only so they can put themselves on a perch and throw hate on people who aren't like them. they also love to use their "religion" to further their political desires, no matter how immoral or un-jesuslike.

To the common man religion is true. To the wise it is false. To the rulers it is useful.

Posted by happyfew on 02/21/2019 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Space Force: A good thing or a farce?

So, he's gonna build a wall in space and make the Martians pay for it?

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Posted by Bill Burns on 02/21/2019 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

I love their staunch support of christianity and denouncement of homersexuals! Chick fil a is a gold mine because people despise libtards and support Conservatism!!

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Posted by Holmes on 02/20/2019 at 10:01 PM
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 02/20/2019 at 7:56 PM

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

That and i bet they got tired of the corruption in C.S.P.D. I know i would.........

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 02/20/2019 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Homeless people face risk factors that could bring untimely death

so much for white privilege..... people don't really care about anything but themselves anymore....not even the people that run these so called shelters that no one will go to for fear of theft, disease and other reasons they have listed.....also i can see how many posts there are on this subject.....i think i saw a cricket in the corner....

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 02/20/2019 at 7:52 PM

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

The "tough go" is because police departments no longer back their officers. Governments are too quick to take the side of every complainer without question, sometimes settling cases for millions that would be won in a trial if they only made the effort. There is no doubt officers make mistakes, but the atmosphere these days is to find a way to blame the officer in nearly every case, doing everything they can, even, to solicit complaints. Those who've been there for years have a lot invested in their careers and make do until retirement. But why would anyone new to the job (within those 5 years mentioned) or in a position to be a new applicant want to take a job that actively seeks a reason to punish them?
Police work is tough enough as it is. It's essentially doing the things that society needs to be done but doesn't want to be part of - almost like "doing the dirty work." It's not all that much fun and it sure isn't pretty most of the time. It nearly always doesn't look like what people expect it to look like when their frame of reference is TV cop shows. As such, if an action needs to be investigated for impropriety, do so, but do it without a preconceived notion that the cop is wrong and work from there. Until some common sense is applied to managing the police and leading them instead of looking to get rid of them, we'll never reach recruiting goals.

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Posted by Ger San on 02/20/2019 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

Well considering no one at Chic Filet has quoted me scripture or handed me religious pamplets I really could give a crap about the founders thoughts or beliefs. These same people that complain are the same types of folks who follow celebrities (like any sane person gives a crap). If I delved into every business owners personal feelings and habits I'd either be unemployed, have no life, or just be a flaming nosey a$$hole.

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/20/2019 at 3:27 PM

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.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 02/20/2019 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Colorado to join multi-state lawsuit to fight national emergency declaration

What a wonderful carnival of the absurd.

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Posted by Christian Anderson on 02/20/2019 at 9:29 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail hits new record with 1,880 inmates

You're right about the timing of the indictment. The blog post has been edited accordingly. Thanks for letting us know.

Posted by Pam Zubeck on 02/20/2019 at 8:58 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail hits new record with 1,880 inmates

Actually Pam...... Terry Maketa did not leave office amid criminal allegations...... Terry Maketa retired at the end of his 3rd term as sheriff (and was term limited) after serving our community for 27 yrs........ not sure why you felt the need to imply that he left office because of unfounded criminal allegations that were brought against him more than 2 yrs after he retired....... You of all people should know and report the facts accurately....... please update your story with the facts!

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Posted by John D on 02/19/2019 at 8:52 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail hits new record with 1,880 inmates

Gawrsh. Why are these people in jail? Oh. They did really, really bad things. Because to actually go to jail in the year 2019; you almost have to work hard at being bad.
To be there for more than a week; wow. CTFD and avoid bad stuff.

Posted by Dwight Fairbaks on 02/19/2019 at 8:36 PM

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