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Re: “Officer’s testimony omits prior IA investigation for use of force

That is the caliber of people who Bill Elder surrounds himself with.

And people thought Maketa was corrupt. Ha ha ha haaaa.....

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 08/10/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Officer’s testimony omits prior IA investigation for use of force

It's one thing to say that you can't remember or "can't immediately recall" what you had for dinner one night three years ago, but it's a whole other story when - UNDER OATH - a law enforcement officer "doesn't remember" or "doesn't immediately recall" that he was investigated by Internal Affairs. A person just doesn't forget something like that.

And, for big fat Sheriff Bill Elder to play dumb about the whole thing ... ah, not surprised!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Asher777 on 08/09/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

I am curious as to what the the Independent thinks the right course of action should have been. Police in uniform would have been accused of harassment, while no police response at all would enrage citizens who don't want people marching in the middle of the street.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/04/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

What exactly is the issue here.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 08/04/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

Can we say "po-po overkill"? Pretty typical of CSPD and law enforcement in this town. Heavens, we can't allow protests, can we? Remember when Verlo and friends were roughed up by Po-Po at the St. Paddy's Day parade? Some things never change, but good for attorney David Lane taking up the case......
Glad the group learned of it and exposed the ridiculous police actions.......

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 08/04/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Air Force takes blame for water contamination, leaves ratepayers with the cost

"confirming the long-held suspicion that on-base activities are to blame for the high levels of PFCs a class of man-made chemicals linked to health issues in the Widefield Aquifer"

That is NOT what they said. They said they confirmed that the fire fighting foam had gotten into the soil, but they could NOT confirm that it was the, or even a, source of the contamination of the aquifer. It remains a POSSIBLE source of the contamination, but there are still other possible sources.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 08/03/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Air Force takes blame for water contamination, leaves ratepayers with the cost

People don't want to face that the government is screwing with our water. The military will never pay to repair this and the town will suffer like Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base NC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zur7J4tgFp…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 08/03/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

I'm not a fan of some of the language used by younger members of Antifa however they have put themselves in between some angry white nationalists and the children of people standing up for LGBTQ in the military. They cover their faces because the conservatives like to make things personal by advertising names and addresses on their iii %'s facebook pages suggesting others should intimidate them in person.

Who are the undercover police in the 3% oath keepers patriots?

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 08/02/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

These are videos of the undercover officer and his fake arrest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s12JlitggVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG68u_4Wfvo

This isn't someone *suspected of being an officer. It is quite clearly shown in the video.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hellhathno Fury on 08/02/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Nancy Miller,

Are either your daughter or her boyfriend adults?

Has the boyfriend every paid you rent?

If he is an adult and has never paid you rent, serve him with an eviction notice.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 07/31/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

I have asked police and sheriff officers for help with this situation. They stated it is a civil matter, not criminal, so they cannot help me. Since I hold the lease, it all is thrown back on me. My daughter's boyfriend claims he lives here. I have asked repeatedly that he leave and he will not. It seems he has rights and I do not. We go to court day after tomorrow and all face eviction. I have lived here with my daughter for 11 years, & never missed a rent payment. NOT FAIR!! Be VERY cautious about letting someone stay where you rent. They can dig in and make life hell for everyone.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nancy Miller on 07/30/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

This is an important issue with important consequences.
There are very basic principles that Democrats should restore to the Party Platform when it comes to unions, and the American worker.

1...A commitment to the aspiration that the first to profit from the creation of wealth is the worker whose labor creates that wealth.
2...A commitment to the right of workers to organize their workplace and to negotiate the conditions of their employment.
3...A commitment to protect and advance the best interests of the American worker.

The Democrats' commitment to those basic principles has eroded, and that erosion, along with largely successful Republican efforts to destroy labor unions, has resulted in general social dissatisfaction, materializing in large Occupy Wall Street protests, demonstrations for increasing the minimum wage, a feeling of great resentment for the widening income disparity, and other unintended consequences, one of which is, ironically, the ascension of Donald Trump.

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Posted by asawatcher on 07/30/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Bicyclists and cars collide on the city's roads

If you want to get a non-answer, be sure to interview Kathleen Krager, she's the absolute worst......

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 07/29/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Daughter who lives with me has her boyfriend living here and he will not leave. Landlord served eviction papers on me for violating the lease (2 adults only). What can I do?

Posted by Nancy Miller on 07/28/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “A 2015 Ponzi scheme continues to take tolls on uprooted area families

I "sold" my house to Richard Roop in 2013 to avoid foreclosure. The new "buyers" were chased out by bankers when Richard Roop stopped making payments on MY mortgage after he was jailed. It was never part of the receivership. The mortgage foreclosed anyway. This guy is a crook and a con artist.

Posted by LostLakePl on 07/28/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

Forced Unionism is wrong in America and passing a Right-To-Work law is the best way to help protect Colorado workers and their families.

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Posted by Richard Graham on 07/27/2017 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

It was 2011 when the incident happened about which the IBEW guy has his nose out of joint? Come on folks, time to move on beyond, way past time. May I point out that Chuck Murphy is an important community leader, and a very generous man who has supported the El Paso County Democratic Party for years, enabling it to grow and do good things in this community? The "business side" of running a political party is as important as the organizing side. While I don't know the specifics of the squabble with the electrician's group, folks need to let this conflict go after 5 years, and work instead on their many commonalities. Mr. Murphy is a compassionate man who is important to the Democratic Party. We all care about getting the current occupant of the White House out as soon as possible, and we can't do it if old conflicts and divisiveness rule local Dems. We also can't do it if union members vote Republican......

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 07/26/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

I am finding the responses to this column just petty.
Talking about printers and how people haven't been in the union themselves. Does this mean that people can't stand up for America? No it does not. There is a guy in the WH who avoided the draft and is now making decisions about who can't join the military.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 07/26/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

Electra Johnson used Vistaprint not a union printer when she ran her campaign for county commissioner. How is that labor friendly?????? Curious people want to know.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 07/26/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Mitch McConnell, Gardner to attend GOP fundraiser in Denver

So Gardner can 'meet and greet' his constituents if they pay him big bucks? Interesting. And what can I say about McConnell? Nothing good that's for sure! I hope the people that couldn't afford to attend this function realize that they are all about the money...not the people!

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ripley on 07/26/2017 at 12:57 PM

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