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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

So, essentially what is being said is that bodycameras do reduce the incident of racial profiling, when officers are held accountable for their actions and being filmed. That is the intent of the cameras. Not just to document arrests, but also to document the abuse civilians.

What is needed are comparative analysis of the data, before and after body cameras. Number of citations, number of complaints against the CSPD, Percentage of Race/Gender of citations issued from 2010-2015 vs 2015-2016. From there a comparative analysis can be made. Not just cherry picking the stats that favor the CSPD.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hoosier Newman on 04/21/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

One the one hand we have a person who was not doing anything illegal in the operation of his vehicle and on the other we have a person who was crossing the street illegally. Other than hitting his friend, the driver did nothing wrong and his friend would not have been hit had the pedestrian been obeying the law.

So it has nothing to do with whether or not the driver is May's friend or rich white man, it is a simple matter of law.

And I agree with Jackie.

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

BTW, because these people are actually criminals under this law, those helping them can actually be charged with aiding and abetting or under 8 US Code 1324, the latter usually being a felony.

4 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country

"Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country "

Typical misleading headline. There is no threat to legal immigrants.

"But Trump's guidance, issued in January, upended the country's enforcement. That's because it defined "criminal" broadly enough to include everyone in the country without authorization like, say, all the women around this table. "

Again, misleading. Trump did not define what "criminal" is. Long established federal law, 8 US Code 1325 -- last changed over 20 years ago, actually makes them criminals, often felons. Trump is simply enforcing closer to the letter of the law.

5 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

This is a horrible accident and both families are grieving on so many levels. You both should be ashamed of yourselves and try to reach beyond your own limited capabilities of having feelings for people you don't know. Pathetic!

12 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 04/20/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

Held accountable for what, Mikel?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jennifer Caress on 04/20/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

I read this and can only think Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! The council serves as the utilties board and someone should be held accountable. SMH!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mikel Lee on 04/20/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

rich white man... nothing else matters to these people... WOW. This place will never change, thus it fall behind the normal cities in every way possible.

14 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 04/20/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “GOP chair charged, but hours later DA's Office dismisses charges

Mays friend - so of course dropped

16 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by apathetic on 04/19/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site hosts big Army drill

Not one word out of a person from Ft. Carson is the truth!! Those guys spew trash better that any garbage truck in America. Look at this picture--does that look like a barrow ditch with GRASS--Nope!! Just dust, dust and more dust. Wait until the wind starts up--those poor enlisted men had better have respirators or they will develop COPD--just a little while they are young but with age they will be totally disabled. If they haven't seen grey slime instead of lung tissue they had better get ready!!

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by gmame on 04/19/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Cool news. Now we need to get rid of the "strong mayor-council" form of government foisted on the rubes in 2011,

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Who thinks we should honor coal?

No one elected the Koch Bros to anything, but they control much of our government (at the federal, state and local levels) with their billions of dollars and octopus-like set of organizations. They, their fellow billionaires, and rivers of dark money are a threat to our democracy. Only way to fight them is to vote Democrat, just hold your nose and do it.

The piece in the Gazette reads like a press release from lobbyists, what crap.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

If you want to find Dr. Neumann just have CSU sue in court for ownership of the patents underlying this technology as CSU provided the money to prove the technology works and has an agreement to share income from sales. Dr. Neumann will show up asap to protect his nest egg, else lose his patents.

I suspect that since CSU proved the gear works that Dr. Neumann will declare bankruptcy so he can take his technology to China where he will license his patents to the Chinese who have hundreds of filthy coal plants to retrofit. He will become a billionaire and live high on the hog in Singapore for the rest of his day.

This is a classic case of using taxpayer money to get started then going elsewhere to make your fortune without paying back the taxpayers or honoring your deal with CSU. Anyone have a better scenario?

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Looks like my District's Don Knight voted with the Olde Guard... sigh...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John B Hoag on 04/19/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

I'm surprised if there wasn't a warranty in CSU's contract with NSG. Usually there is a warranty of a year, sometimes more. That would be a due diligence problem if either they didn't contract for a warranty, or let NSG evaporate without some arrangement, perhaps an escrow. Might come back to the Utilities Board's responsibility for large purchases...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Randy Lindsey on 04/19/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

What a contrast of stories on Raider Focus II between the Gazette and the Indy. The Gazette releases a long bunch of happy talk and the Indy digs down into the weeds and tells us the real story.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Gopher on 04/19/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

"In exchange, the city was granted a cut of the action on future sales." Except there have been no other sales. Anywhere. Ever. A cut of Zero is still ZERO.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicole Rosa on 04/19/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

It'll be a mud hole Friday in the rain: https://youtu.be/QipXXMTJ1UE

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bill Burns on 04/19/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

Doesn't look like Utilities will be getting its cut of future Neumann revenues.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Hearing John Suthers invoke Wallace Stegner makes me laugh. That's funnier than Woodrow Wilson pushing for full integration.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 8:56 PM

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