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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

You can **mail** anything you want, that does "not" mean I will get it.

Posted by None of the Above on 11/23/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Wait - so it was a failure before, but now we think it will succeed?

The chief throws a lot of stats around but he is just a policemen, not a traffic safety engineer. How do those numbers compare with traffic volumes? What are the statistical averages? What is the standard deviation? Unfortunately the chief is not qualified to evaluate traffic safety, and he is judged in some part by how many tickets he issues. So to him naturally more tickets = more safety - a correlation that has been studied extensively and never proven to be true. Not to mention the 'empire' building that comes with a program like that... the extra revenue, the extra staff. Police love this stuff whether it improves safety or not (and as determined before, it doesn't).

And let's not confuse mailing a ticket to a car owner (not the driver) weeks after they've done something with enforcement.

Let's be clear, there have been NO comprehensive studies by traffic engineers for any of these supposed "dangerous" intersections. Most likely, all they need to do is lengthen the yellow light time above the minimum specification that they are probably set to. This costs nothing and can be done immediately. Any interest from the council on trying this? Of course not, and that's all we need to know.

Posted by PhotoRadarScam on 11/23/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Do it!

Why are lights or signs at intersections?

It is where vehicles COULD collide. More dangerous than a straight stretch of road.

Lets weed out those who think a yellow light means beat it like hell through the intersection.

Behavior is modified by positive reinforcement.

Start mailing those tickets!

Dave :-)

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by William David Beadles on 11/22/2017 at 5:58 PM

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Posted by Tony Walter on 11/21/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

Yet another business engaged with the Prison Industrial Complex. Forced contracts for "defendants" should be unconstitutional and probably are. This "war" is Spiritual, as well as physical/legal/lawful. In the name of Yeshua.

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/20/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

@apathetic Oh yeah, this poor poor victim. She was in possession of methamphetamine. Not much sympathy here. It's not news to anyone that it is ILLEGAL to posses meth. So she ended up in jail? Good!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/20/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

Feels like the majority residents do not matter and only very small interest group does. Not at all happy with the changes dowtown.. Just more traffic issues and less ability to get to shops.

Posted by Cher Fenn-Young on 11/18/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

so county wasted mY TAX money? FUDGE! and randall makes a joke? make him pay the cost

Posted by apathetic on 11/18/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

The ACLU is going to get paid again by the taxpayers of El Paso County.

Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

This is nothing. The only crime would have been committed by the notary.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

:)

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Whats that Holmes? You claim you dont work at EPSO, and are not connected to the sheriff, yet you make a comment like that. Hmmm...just blew your cover, genius.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Skeet on 11/16/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

You're in for a huge disappointment!! Wish that I could share more! Please stand by!!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Bwaahaaa, Holems you crack me up...... your either an Elder crony or your someone who thinks the the earth is flat. I know that you keep saying that the docs dont have to be notarized, but no one is distracted from the fact that Elder and/or his command staff ordered those two to notarize documents more than one year later ( which happens to be illegal and therefore a crime), But dont worry your pretty little head..... the truth is coming out and neither you or i will have to prove it. Word on the street is that it is being looked into behind the scene. And in the famous words of Jim Carrey (in the movie Liar Liar) And the truth will set you free :)

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John D on 11/16/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

People go off and do a lot of crazy things. You'd have to ask them. But it's true, they do not need to be notarized. Check with the CSPD, same with them. Your burden of proof is on Elder's wrongdoing. Good luck with that!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office asks for crime footage

@Mike Randall - that's a great idea!

One would believe we have a right - it's a taxpayer owned building and they are government workers - their paychecks are funded by the taxpayer! It's our right! That would be some true transparency! And, didn't Elder say he was all about transparency?

And Pam, come on ... where is the KRW report?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 11/16/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office asks for crime footage

I would like to ask the Sheriff's Office to start making video available to us of the shady deals that go on behind closed doors on their 5th floor and elsewhere.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

This is terrible!!!

People should retaliate against the Sheriff's Office by not breaking the law and thus depriving the jail of any inmates. That'd teach them a lesson!!!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I think these bike friendly changes need to thought out better - our roads are already hazardous and driving is often a dangerous activity on streets seriously over crowded and drivers who have zero patience for anyone in their path vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

Where are the studies from the motorized point of view? Overnight people who parked on the street have their parking taken away and drivers are forced into traffic delays and congestion all so empty bike lanes can be kept available at all times.

Perhaps it would be in the public safety interest to consider adjusting sidewalks to allow for the bicycle traffic? Maybe we just dig up all the parkways trees and grass and turn them into bike paths - it makes about as much sense as what is being done to high traffic roadways for the sake of an alternative method of transportation.

And one might also question why if cars are suppose to be abandoned there is not a more aggressive attempt at improving public transportation options in this community?

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Posted by rms on 11/16/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

You prove your theory. What would be their motive? If they arent required to be notarized, why would they have fraudulently notarized them? Unless they were instructed to do so. Please explain.

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Posted by Skeet on 11/16/2017 at 8:36 AM

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