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Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by Lilian Jossy on 11/24/2017 at 10:38 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.

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

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

Re: “Dab Lounge closed after police execute search warrants

Can we say witchunt? Police and local authorities have a bad case of reefer-madness, they will never give up on their attempts to suppress the evil weed..... too bad because these clubs are important venues for cannabis users to congregate with other like minded folks. There is no harm caused by them.

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/22/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “How do we even the economic scales for Americans?

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

Re: “Notary duties by the book

Garrett Swasey isn't mentioned in this article. Based on your posts you must either be in law enforcement, in which case your comments show a lack of professionalism at best, or you're retired from the force in which case you get to attack people and make accusations based only on your prejudices. In other words, a troll.

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Posted by rangesaf on 11/20/2017 at 9:07 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: “Let history and the 25th Amendment inform efforts on impeachment

I found this article by Baynard Wood highly amusing. Now the "shoe" is on the other "foot", in that many of us from the "right/conservative" side deeply wanted Barack Obama impeached, yet also knew who/why was next (Joe Biden). Having to remove upwards of ten or more in the succession order wasn't viable. Now, with CEO Trump, this same dilemma presents itself to the "left/liberal" side. Praise YHVH-God, in the name of Yeshua!!!

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/20/2017 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Uber hit with $8.9 million civil penalty

Many cab drivers, and very likely Uber and other transportation providers are ex- convicts. They get out of prison with pristine driving records. No violations for 10 to 25 years probably looks pretty good on a resume.

Posted by rangesaf on 11/20/2017 at 5:36 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: “Transgender Day of Remembrance to be observed Nov. 20

clueless but proud, heartless, old fart teabaggers on full display in this village... oh how the times are changing and these dinosaurs cannot handle the truth!!

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Posted by happyfew on 11/20/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Transgender Day of Remembrance to be observed Nov. 20

Holmes:

Spell check is your friend. Dispicable?

Again...a rant with no supporting data. If you are trying to convince people to rethink their positions, you have failed.

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Posted by Bill W. on 11/20/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Transgender Day of Remembrance to be observed Nov. 20

Our Country is going to hell in a hand basket! Very dispicable.

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Posted by Holmes on 11/19/2017 at 10:05 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

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