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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.

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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

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

katy lynn...

"ya but when youre a star they let you do it. you can do anything,
I just start kissing them. I don't even wait.... Gram em by the p@$$y"

you women must love this kind of guy....RIGHT????

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Posted by happyfew on 02/19/2019 at 12:06 PM

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

@happyfew...

"...wants to kiss the arse of the p@$$y grabber in chief or not... "

What does Bill Clinton have to do with this?

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 02/19/2019 at 12:02 PM

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

gardner is toast... he can't figure out if he wants to kiss the arse of the p@$$y grabber in chief or not...

Colorado is moving in one direction and it isn't in the direction that is kissing the pee soaked boys' behind.

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Posted by happyfew on 02/19/2019 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

Ms. Parker hit a key point - Colorado Springs has grown into a fairly diverse population and gone just a little past the recent days when it was just a bunch of old white pasty republican dudes sitting around the El Paso Club (excluding women) smoking cigars and ruling their little Mayberry domain! Which, actually, they still do!

Are there 'ethics' issues surrounding the city giving taxpayer/ratepayer dollars to private political action groups then outsourcing the task of Opposing legitimate election ballot measures to those private political action groups?

What do you think?

https://goo.gl/forms/N7bVbLrf2EIioC3i1

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Posted by R Wehner on 02/19/2019 at 6:38 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

Interesting point re the local "Movers and Shakers" and their effort to influence voters to go for 'their' candidates.

During the last council race, where all six numbered council seats were up for grabs, the 'Power Groups' collectively spent close to 3/4 of a million dollars to support a 'SLATE' of candidates for city council. Out of the six races, voters said NO to five! Colorado Springs Forward and the Chamber/EDC achieved an 83% failure rate after spending about $125,000.00 per candidate, on the average.

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/20…

Which begs the question: "Does the public really pay attention to Colorado Springs Forward and The Chamber?"

What do you think? Do you pay attention to these groups and how effective do you think they are in supporting candidates and issues? Do you support the city providing funding political action committees with money then outsourcing opposition campaigns to these groups to oppose ballot measures which have been placed on a ballot in a legitimate manner?

https://goo.gl/forms/0VCJxGVt8iUGZk2m1

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Posted by R Wehner on 02/19/2019 at 3:02 AM

Re: “Utilities need to let town know when scrubbers are down

why did I not know this? oh I guess since I dont send money to the gazette, to help the billionaire owner

Posted by apathetic on 02/19/2019 at 2:53 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

Well now we no who not to vote for. If HBA and the rest of the shakers and movers are giving up such large sums of money then those that they are supporting have been bought and paid for and that is the last thing we need.

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Posted by Chad Stone on 02/18/2019 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

It's unethical (if not illegal) for the Mayor to use his position of power to affect the outcome of a ballot measure in this manner.
This is one of MANY reasons why I am running for Mayor of Colorado Springs... to stop the current trend of the Mayor feeling that it is HIS city and not OUR city!

-Juliette Parker
Candidate for Mayor of Colorado Springs,
www.Parker4CoS.com

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Posted by Juliette Parker on 02/17/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Reader: Shut Drake down as soon as possible

...And wait for the first calm, dreary sunless winter day (or night - good luck with the solar when it is 3AM); and light a candle (for heat - all 50 watts of it); and think upon Drake; long ago shut down by unknowing, uneducated, uninformed fools; all of whom will then be loudly wondering ...
Why did the cost of running the AC or heater just double when Drake was shut down?

The Yellow Vest protests in France? The working people that are bearing the brunt of excessive environmental actions and "progress"? Yes, that would be the majority of the OMG crowd when Drake is shut down. OMG; why is power so expensive? We just got the main power plant shut down; and OMG; now power is unaffordable! Oh noes!

Next we still all the windmills due to the birds being hit by the blades.
Then we stop the new solar fields due to the super-heating caused by the panels, and the destruction of natural habitat for the 1,000s of acres needed for the panels.
And tear down the hydraulic energy generating dams that harm the Salmon migration.

So. With no forms of energy available; because of the harm being done; most of humanity will slowly cease to exist; and
Uh.

Good luck powering the espresso machine with treadmill generated energy.

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 02/17/2019 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Transgender man files discrimination charge against local company

Disgusting! Society needs to revert to '70s/'80s mentality. Force the freaks back in to the closet! This is not okay and it will never be acceptable!

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Posted by Holmes on 02/17/2019 at 11:31 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: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

On the 92nd day of the year, an opportunity will exist to 'Single-Term Suthers'

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Posted by R Wehner on 02/16/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

Let's see .... the mayor is opposed to giving the firefighters a VOICE. And don't forget what Mr. Suthers said when the citizens of Colorado Springs OVERWHELMINGLY asked to vote on the Broadmoor Land Exchange. His words were simple enough ..... "I won't take anything to a vote if I don't have to." If you treasure your constitutionally-granted right to vote, I submit that John Suthers is not your man.
If you like being told what to do, and where to do it, and when and how to do it .... John Suthers is definitely your guy. Be my guest.

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Posted by Mur on 02/16/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

It is interesting that all of the commercial businesses that receive tax payer dollars from mayor suthers, are joining him to oppose the fire department ballot initiative.

The mayor choosing to funnel tax revenue to private businesses rather than public safety. I wonder what sort of quid pro quo is going on there?

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Posted by Ely Slade on 02/15/2019 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

It is interesting that all of the commercial businesses that receive tax payer dollars from mayor suthers, are joining him to oppose the fire department ballot initiative.

The mayor choosing to funnel tax revenue to private businesses rather than public safety. I wonder what sort of quid pro quo is going on there?

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Posted by Ely Slade on 02/15/2019 at 8:54 PM

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