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Re: “Reader: I want to live where people respect each other and the environment

Rick Snyder- I've walked around this town for 20 year unarmed and still go downtown at night for music. I spend a great deal of time downtown and find people over exaggerate their issues with pan handlers and people laying on side walks. I think you over exaggerated your interaction with the police.
LMAO - that you wrote in to claim you are left leaning. I live near a park and the college and HS kids all with nice cars and homes leave their trash every night. The people park and eat their lunch leave their fast food containers.

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Posted by TruB on 10/23/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Reader: I want to live where people respect each other and the environment

Unfortunately, the writer of this letter reveals exactly the lack or respect towards the poor and homeless that puts the lie to the title "I want to live where people respect each other and the environment ". Calling less fortunate people bums and treating them like they are somehow less human is not respectful and does nothing to move forward what should be a very important conversation in our community.

Why is there trash everywhere? maybe because the city has removed many of the trash cans from the parks and areas downtown where the homeless gather. Why do homeless people go to the bathroom outdoors? Perhaps its because there are almost no public restrooms available anywhere. Businesses are restricting use of the restrooms to customers only or even closing them to the public altogether. The city has been keeping bathrooms in the parks locked and without other alternatives, where exactly are the homeless to go. Why are there so many homeless people in the first place? Perhaps we should look at the loss of high paying jobs over the last ten years and the dramatic increase in the cost of housing over the same period.

Additionally, what are the current viable alternatives for homeless people to panhandling? As a city, we need to explore creating low barrier work opportunities for homeless people as an alternative to panhandling. Perhaps we could find a way to pay homeless people to clean up our parks and open spaces. carrying a gun is no more the answer than giving money to a panhandler is the answer. We need to find ways to provide for the basic human needs of our most vulnerable populations and find alternatives to panhandling that serve to make our neighborhoods safer better places for everyone.

Some people in our community are working to find answers to these questions instead of complaining about them. One such program can be seen at http://www.hisurbanpresence.org/uplift-.html. By working together and learning to really respect every part of our community, we can truly turn this city into a place where everyone is valued and treated equally.

Edwin "Pastor FedEx" Aldrich
Executive Director,
His Urban Presence Ministries

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Posted by Edwin Aldrich on 10/23/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by elizabeth taylor on 10/23/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Reader: I want to live where people respect each other and the environment

My kids pick up trash on our way to and from the park in our neighborhood off Circle Drive . We also volunteer to assist the homeless and shut-ins. I'm far more concerned with the apathy towards the homeless and families in poverty than in the problems homeless people cause. I've given free haircuts and food to the homeless and have only had one negative experience versus the many negative experiences I have had with rich people. I'm a 28 year old woman and have no need for a weapon. Maybe the writer should befriend a homeless person and use his writing skills to assist a homeless person in completing a resum. Having been homeless in the past, a helping hand was all it took to get me back on my feet.

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Posted by Mandy Riggle on 10/23/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

When you get people like Trub the yellow bird up there THAT mad, you know you are doing something right! Rock on ladies! I will do everything I can to support you!

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Posted by Jessica Lawyer on 10/23/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Audience counters Douglas Bruce at election forum

Mr. Miller

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 10/23/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “How the alt-right normalizes hate

Milo is not a white supremecist you jackass he is married to a BLACK MAN. I love how popular Milo has become thanks to scolds and nannies like YOU. Keep lying about our President and Milo you only make them STRONGER!

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 10/23/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Audience counters Douglas Bruce at election forum

Would love to hear from the dislikes what they dislike about the website that documents the real story.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/23/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Utilities will fund water and sewer relocations for Olympic Museum area

"... with streetscape work next year, to be funded with Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and city funds."

Streetscape work? Oh, yes, more "beautification" projects for the downtown area, funded by a your tax dollars, which could have been used to fill potholes and take care of stormwater infrastructure. When did the voters get asked to spend their tax dollars on this project? Oh, that's right, never!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/23/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Reader: I want to live where people respect each other and the environment

Its been like this for many years. Its a backward state and an even more backward city.
This person is a classic bs whiner who obviously doing nothing to help others than bitch and shop online for fear of being "begged".
I believe his also lying in that "all" of his shopping is not just online.
Also he does not actually describe his encounter with the "bums" as he calls all homeless that now makes him feel the need to now arm himself.
I challenge this outlet/media site to ask this man to work with one of the grpups who provide services/outreach to the homeless, or as he likes to call them "bums" instead of just leaving it as is so there might be less of a chance of someone getting shot and more of a chance that he and this outlet dont look passively on a serious situation going on in this city.
To get at the root of a number of problems rather than just post a readers obvious disdain for the very poor perhaps this outlet could show us in this city some effort to inform the citizens of this community what it knows and what it can fimd out.
The alternative is nothing but a form of sensationalism with no form of editorial input.

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Posted by William Rodriguez on 10/23/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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