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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Undercover officers take the stand to explain infiltration of local Socialists

history is repeating itself - during the late 50s and throughout the 60s the fbi infiltrated groups that threatened the status quo - the purpose was to discredit and disrupt any challenges to the establishment. today we have a republican party that declares open class warfare with its tax cuts for the rich and a democrat party that seems satisfied with claiming a moral high ground thus providing the people with justifiable reason to pursue political parties which are the only opposition party in town therefore the state can be exhibited to use the same tactics as were used by cointelpro of the 60s. firing these officers is the tip of the iceberg.

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Posted by Yova on 12/14/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

Pam Zubeck, great job in following through with this. I hope the citizens of El Paso County put pressure on the sheriff and county officials including the DA, if he is implicated. I'm also pleased to see that your employers followed through with an attorney to back you up. The newspaper company I recently left never had my back!

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Posted by Paul Hurschmann on 12/14/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs news: County pension checks a go; PERA head passes away; PPACG names leader; Memorial Hospital adds board members

"The last COLA just 2 percent was given in 2005. One-time bonus checks have been given in 1995, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Since then, retirees havent received either a COLA or a bonus payment. Thats why theyre struggling to make ends meet..."

Wow... sounds worse than living on Social Security!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/14/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Undercover officers take the stand to explain infiltration of local Socialists

Hey Metro VNI Lt. Mark Comte - This "mark" of yours, as many undercover cops do, tried to entrap members of this group by suggesting violence and trying to get protestors to act out.

I say these 3 cops need to be fired!

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Posted by TruB on 12/14/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Ex state GOP chair convicted of voter fraud

What's most interesting about this article is what it doesn't say. While he should be punished for doing what he did, the article doesn't say how the investigation got started in the first place. The do not do DNA and handwriting analysis on every ballot that comes in. So why was it done on his? Was he specifically targeted because of who he is?

You can't tell me he was the only person who did this during the election. But the article is right, he was the only one charged with doing so. Why was nobody else investigated? Kinda makes ya think this investigation was politically motivated, which is also bad.

Posted by Mike Randall on 12/14/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Sheriff's Office blocks reporter, Indy responds via attorney

Kudos to Pam for chasing this guy down.

Pam has the protections of law. Elder's deputies don't. Colorado law says they serve "at the pleasure of the Sheriff" and he can terminated them at any time without cause. Bill's behavior as seen in today's article is only the tip of the iceberg in how he treats his employees. You don't agree with him? You are immediately a target. That is why the vast majority of his employees are so afraid to say anything. That is the reason why Maketa went on for so long getting away with his shenanigans. Elder is worse than Maketa.

So, thank you Pam. All of your EPSO employees (ok, sorry, only the honest ones) greatly appreciate your work to expose what is going on. We dearly need to get rid of Elder and get some honest leadership for the Office. Please don't back down. Please stay on this until, like with Maketa, the rest of the media is forced to recognize what you have been saying all along and something gets done!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/14/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Venetucci Farm's future up in the air

What on earth has happened to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation? I knew there was a change in leadership, but did not realize that meant a change in mission, too. It sounds a bit like Trump coming in intent to undo any and all things accomplished by Obama..... it shouldnt be that controversial to value land preservation, organic farming, good food and CSAs. The foundation is very short on vision.....

Posted by prairie chix on 12/14/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Sheriff's Office blocks reporter, Indy responds via attorney

Another example of why we need Pam Zubek and other dedicated journalists. Thank you, Ms Zubek, for doing what you may consider a thankless job. Well done.

As for Sheriff Elder, the advice is the same as it would be for the current President. If you can't take criticism, it's not because it's "fake news." It's because you're petty and insecure.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/14/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Sheriff's Office blocks reporter, Indy responds via attorney

Douche bag Bill Elder is at it again!

You mess with the bull, you get the horns ... so hand over the information that we the citizens have a right to see. Just because you don't like the fact that a journalist is exposing your dirty deeds doesn't give you the right to block them from the information we have rights too.

You are a public servant! Remember that! You serve the people of this County! Now hand over of the information and quit being a bitxh! Your non-compliance is quite telling.

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Posted by Asher777 on 12/14/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

And, in other words, CBI doesn't want to comment on an OPEN investigation ... therefore, it "would not be appropriate for CBI to make any comments at this time." So, assuming CBI does their investigation correctly and they aren't part of this corruption, it will only be a matter of time before criminal charges are filed against Elder and Borland ... and maybe Janet Huffor too. What a way to ring in the new year!

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Posted by Asher777 on 12/14/2017 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Undercover officers take the stand to explain infiltration of local Socialists

There is no reason to send in undercovers. An undercover was also placed into the crowd of a rally. A rally where threats were made toward the groups and people organizing. That cop acted like a distributor in audience. He was there in his bicycle helmet to try to make the crowd take a hateful turn.

Hey CSPD the threats that come in toward groups and individuals planning protests didn't get investigated but you 'infiltrate' groups looking to march. Go stop the gang activity! I thanked officers for keeping us safe during a march and one silver haired officer reacted with such disgust in his face. Get rid of that angry officer. I bet the CSPD hasn't 'infiltrated' the Proud Boyz nazi 3% meetings.

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Posted by TruB on 12/13/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles lawsuit with CSPD recruits

'"the city paid the eight recruits $150,000 for 18 weeks"
No wonder the City needed to pass a tax increase when over paying people.

Posted by TruB on 12/13/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields appraisal needs fresh look, citizens say

I began asking that the City answer my questions about the appraisal that was submitted by the Broadmoor during the public comment process 20 months ago. I demand that the
City release the dollar figures in question for the needed repairs on the Barr Trail. See my posts on my Facebook page Cos Land Swap.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 12/13/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Venetucci Farm's future up in the air

"Charitable foundation". HAHAHAHA, and a Merry Christmas to you too, oh fair Christians ye are. #Shame #Shameshame #Fail

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Posted by Old COS on 12/13/2017 at 5:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Venetucci farmers laid off as contaminated water spoils finances

PPFC is the worst organization I have ever seen. They don't care about the community, they only care about making money - - not a great mission for a not for profit organization. The CEO and others should all be fired, as they did to all the good people who used to work there and actually do care about the community. Please don't trust them with your money.

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Posted by Sadincolorado on 12/12/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

@JayWhynotaskme, they already know they are being watched. They don't care. They don't have to care. The BoCC supports them. The mainstream media turns a blind eye. The District Attorney is corrupt and refuses to do anything. All we can hope for is that CBI will really do something, but even that won't get rid of Elder. We are just going to have to vote someone else in who is competent and who will rid us of the filth that is running the Sheriff's Office.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/12/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

WHEN ARE THESE PEOPLE GONNA LEARN THAT WE ARE WATCHING THEM......

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/11/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Ex-officer says he witnessed order to notarize deputy oaths

Our Board of County Commissioners won't do a damn thing. Write them and ask them why they are allowing the Sheriff's office to police itself?

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Posted by TruB on 12/11/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs settles lawsuit with CSPD recruits

"Within days of publication, they filed a federal lawsuit, seeking reinstatement and back pay. "

OK, so they each got $1000, but the article doesn't say anything either way about reinstatement? I'm guessing they did not get their jobs?

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/11/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

I have listened to Andrew for several years now. There is absolutely nothing phony about who he is and what he stands for. If I were to pick up any hate towards homosexuals or any other group I would stop listening to him. I've been in the Bible now for about 40 years, his teachings are real. For those who criticize him you were speaking in ignorance. Ignorant about what he truly teaches just to justify what you believe. You may not realize this, and obviously you don't, you are so blessed to have a ministry like that in your city. It's so funny, really pathetic that God puts a ministry like this in a town and the so many in that town listen to the devil and try to boot him out. Oh, this also goes for those pastors out there did speak against God's child. Religion kills, unfortunately many standard religious beliefs do nothing but hurt and judge. I may be bold in saying this, I do not believe you are listening to the Holy Spirit, you do not have an ear for God to speak, you are totally going by what you think, feel or think you see, which leaves you wide-open for the enemy. For more understanding of what I just said, open your Bible, pray that God reveals to you truth and you will be set free. Free from ignorance and self-righteousness! For those that are judging his sons, I really don't believe you have lived in a perfect world, none of us have. Boy are you walking on dangerous ground. One day this world will come to an end, and I hope you're on the right side of the cross. As for the pastors that are afraid their congregations might hear the truth and be set free from guilt and condemnation, rejoice for them! Andrew teaches the truth. He is not a perfect man and he would be the first to say that. Like all of us he goes for his heart leads and I for one am so thankful.

Posted by SMN on 12/11/2017 at 6:51 AM

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