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

"There being no 1st-hand party to the actual infraction, there is no debt collectable. Check 15 USC 1692 et-seq and the FDCPA. The "red-light" camera cannot be "cross-examined" and cannot testify. " - gregaj7

Great, another barroom lawyer thinks he is qualified to give legal advice.

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Posted by Odin on 11/27/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Real Bandits food truck challenges fast to-go staples

Congratulations for a charburger made to perfection!!

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Posted by gloriaAraceli on 11/26/2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Dusting off Gold Hill Mesa

I grew up.playing there..I used it live in the trailer park in front...I have had various health probkems..unexplained

Posted by Lin t on 11/26/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Real Bandits food truck challenges fast to-go staples

When money is no object...

Posted by CSIndyReader on 11/26/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “The real resistance

I'm sorry, is Mr. Woods telling "Resist" sympathizers that they are encouraged - even obliged - to adopt Antifa-like tactics? He certainly seems to like Anarchist-Communists enough seeing as this is apparently his third piece defending them. If this is the case I'd suggest they all live permanently and exclusively on his front lawn and the Independent find themselves a new columnist.

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Posted by Pat Holden on 11/26/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Concerns remain over new Penrose-St. Francis hospital project

There is zero accountability with City Planning under Peter Wysocki - our family learned that when he approved an illegally-sized, illegally-setback building next door to our home in the historic Old Colorado City neighborhood this May. AND THEN DENIED THERE WERE PROBLEMS FOR MONTHS. We have been fighting it ever since. He is unethical - he avoids putting anything in writing, ever, and his office shows no respect to the historic character of an area, or to decreased property values with homeowners, or to future problems of any kind. All he cares about is contractors - not the people of Colorado Springs. When we exposed the illegal size of this building, after months of trying to get him to admit the numbers on the submitted plans were false, his office actually broke the building rules (going against ANSI building standards) and in order to "fix it" they "re-calculated" these plans to make them fit code - deducting an interior staircase and the WIDTH OF EXTERIOR WALLS. Read our story at http://www.protectourwestside.com.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 11/26/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Let's not make Hwy. 115 worse

Well said. In addition to getting pelted by stones causing several chipped/cracked windshields I also had to dodge a huge black steer about to step onto the highway one evening...where did THAT come from???

We need less trucks on 115, not more! The destruction of the pavement has accelerated recently with ruts and potholes. Road repair delays will also increase the dangers and stress of our 115 commute.

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Posted by Daybr88k 1 on 11/25/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Poor people keep going to jail on non-jailable offenses. How do we break the cycle?

It is peculiar to me that "community service" is a punishment. It says a lot about where we are in how we see the world and each other. We are going backward.
Considering the insanity and cruelty of The War on Drugs (which really is a war on the poor) staged by an out-of-control agency called the DEA and the money spent (over 20 trillion dollars since Nixon) we clearly do not want to help our fellow man. That money could buy houses and pay medical bills instead of imprisoning people and torturing doctors with laws and insurance costs. Subsidies paid to insurance companies and monthly premiums mandated by law sicken people with stress not to mention ticketing homeless folks added to the equation is just a pile-on, kick them when their down end-zone grandstanding by bullies. Public safety? Who is "public". There, but for the grace of God go I...
We have to stop abusing drug users and stop abusing the homeless and the disable. Stop penalizing everyone who must suffer through the bullshit our governments create and the very thought of ticketing someone who has nowhere to go for the crime of having nowhere to go is something only a sick sociopath could do.
FYI, all the things you have been told by government and the media about drugs and drug use does not contain one scintilla of fact. Before you attack my statement do some real fact checking and that excludes the CDC first of all. Plus it is a fact that not one person has been harmed by "second hand smoke". Find out how much money tobacco companies pays to the state of Colorado every year as awarded by the lawsuit 18 years ago. It is more than enough to buy houses for the homeless. Trust me though, Hickenlooper pisses it away.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/24/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “El Paso County takes steps on bail after ACLU suit

What the BLEEP is "pretrial services fund"?!? To me, yet another revenue effort for the municipal corporation known as COUNTY OF EL PASO. Time for all of us to quit contracting with all municipal corporations (muni-corps) on this land of The United States of America (the style of the Confederacy as listed in that document of 1777-1781).

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/24/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Poor people keep going to jail on non-jailable offenses. How do we break the cycle?

Does the municipal corporations CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS and COUNTY OF EL PASO enjoy the pillaging and economic raping of those who can least pay it? The wealthy of this area want the poor gone by whatever means necessary, and have put their agents to the effort in place to accomplish this mission. These actions clearly show the system of housing "inmates" to be a debtor's prison. It also shows slavery. This is done by the "rule of contract", not the rule of law, because there is no law. There's only statutes/codes/ordinances as corporate policy, with agents of those corporations enforcing those policies regardless of authority. Please check the term "person" in a law dictionary, and see if you qualify. I know I don't.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 11/24/2017 at 11:04 AM

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

There being no 1st-hand party to the actual infraction, there is no debt collectable. Check 15 USC 1692 et-seq and the FDCPA. The "red-light" camera cannot be "cross-examined" and cannot testify. This effort, again, will cost more than it will gain. This is all for revenue, not safety.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 11/24/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Energy Resource Center is lowering Colorado utility bills

ERC is amazing!

Posted by Jody Aliotti Derington on 11/24/2017 at 8:41 AM

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.

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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.

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

Re: “Recidivism continues to contribute to overcrowding Colorado prisons

Reading this article and many others, written by my daughter Patience most of all coming and raised in an oppressed country my pride of her is behind tears of joy.
Keep up the good work and always love you

Posted by Janvier Kabwasa on 11/22/2017 at 8:09 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 :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 11/22/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Wyatt’s Pub & Grill is no slouch

Love the atmosphere!! Great spot to catch the game and have exceptional food at a crazy cheap prices.

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Posted by Brian Holst on 11/22/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The new Taylor Swift carries an odd feeling

I have not listened to her new music, this review seems useful, she is still rather young, sheltered and uber wealthy, given more time she may come upon a populist progressive mindset if she keeps thinking and asking questions, I hope.

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Posted by Dave Chase on 11/22/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Help Nate Feola get a service dog named Chunk

$14,000 for a dog? "Oxygen tanks" that weigh 10-15 pounds? Is there something I don't understand?

Portable oxygen concentrators weigh less than 5 pounds. The Airsep Focus weighs 1.75 pounds. (It can cost less than $1K.) That leaves enough money to get the boy a dog from the pound.

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Posted by Linda Rosa on 11/22/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Gabe From The Future's sound advice

His taste in music actually kind of sucks. When it comes to Metallica those who cared about things more than loudness said take a hike after touring for 4 years on the same album. Losers in music do make money.
Love some of the bands but come on man.
By the way "Heavy Metal" was a derogatory term for the obnoxious music heard by a music critic. But took off with other writers because many, like the critic, didnt have the decency to publish the thoughts and feelings of the musicians at the time. Take Black Sabbath. When rarely asked by american writers what their thoughts where on their music they would respond "hard rock blues".
Yet they were labeled Heavy Metal. A rather stupid term in the face of the bands thoughts.

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Posted by William Rodriguez on 11/22/2017 at 7:50 AM

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