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Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

My daughter was sexually abused by her own father we reported it and if I wouldn't have found out she probably wouldn't have said anything went to police station made reports and still have done nothing about it they said they couldn't arrest him with no evidence but I have text messages from him to my daughter then they wonder why people take matters into their own hands....

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Posted by angry mom on 11/10/2017 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

This from the National Archives: "The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act. The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s. The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part."
In other words, this is merely part of an ongoing release of information regarding the assassination of JFK. The release and the release dates were legislated. If you don't want to see them, then don't look at them.
Usually people who are made nervous about attention being given to sexual assault incidents are those people who have themselves committed sexual assault. Is that you, by any chance??

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Posted by Paula George on 11/09/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Sallie Clark takes job with U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sallie just takes credit for work done by others.
Now she can cheat the US gov like she cheated the County.

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Posted by TruB on 11/09/2017 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

Lol Jessica - gonna die mad about it?

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Posted by TruB on 11/09/2017 at 5:05 PM

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

Why did it take over 6 months to come clean? The notaries committed fraud and showed be prosecuted as should Larry Borland.

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Posted by .\-. on 11/09/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

B.D. Bryan, this is the stupidest thing i have seen today. Congratulations. Good job CS Indy you are truly a voice for the mentally unstable.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 11/09/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

just locker room talk right... doesn't count if you can pay them off...

let the dirt stay buried... is this the p@$$Y grabber in chief???

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Posted by happyfew on 11/09/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

If a woman is sexually assaulted by an older person then it doesn't count? Should all women who've been sexually assaulted keep quiet to "Keep the Peace"? I guess "Love thy Neighbor" doesn't mean a thing when one is assaulted, only when they speak of it. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

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Posted by JWM on 11/09/2017 at 10:33 AM

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

the cover up is as bad or worse than the crime... when are people going to realize this? admit mistakes, don't order people to break the rules. go after these cover uppers. we may not know for sure if the notary is required but we do know this cover up was against the law... c'mon law enforcement... enforce the law!! this good ol' boy attitude in law enforcement has lead to much of the disdain they are experiencing.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/09/2017 at 8:45 AM

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

@Archie,

Yes, the people who ordered them to unlawfully notarize the forms are guilty of a crime, to wit:

18-8-306. Attempt to influence a public servant.
Any person who attempts to influence any public servant by means of deceit or by threat of violence or economic reprisal against any person or property, with the intent thereby to alter or affect the public servant's decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter which is to be considered or performed by him or the agency or body of which he is a member, commits a class 4 felony.

And they SHOULD be charged with the above crime. Coercing a public servant, which a Notary is, to perform an unlawful act out of fear for their jobs is a perfect example of why the above statute was written. But.... will anyone in a position of authority do anything about it? That is the problem here. People seem to just get away with everything.

You probably remember when Maketa's scandal blew up. Everyone noted that there were signs of problemS, even an article here on the Independent a year prior, and everyone asked "Why was nothing done earlier?" Well, people should ask themselves that exact question today. There are plenty of signs that things are evil at the Sheriff's Office.

WILL SOMETHING BE DONE?

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/09/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

you would rather have Clinton bombing Syria and the rest of dozens of countries by drone? I don't know which of the two is better- but the least the Army and Air Force could do is stop wearing their goddamn combat uniform out in public.

Thanks, from another Service Member--


Eat it

Posted by KyleJS on 11/09/2017 at 1:36 AM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

I think what i find frustrating here is that it feels like this savior-fetish that a lot of men are feeling right now. It's like street harassment and workplace assault and all other abuse we endure is now a genre of pulp fiction that is always explicit, titillating, and then ends on a note of sanctimony. You say you're trying to understand- and I'm going to take you at your word, but if so, can we look together at where you need to work? First, like much pulp fiction, you have a weird fixation on her physicality here, whether you meant it that way or not. Sure, it provides a theme, but I'm 5'8" and I've been raped twice by age 39 and experience the exact same crap on the street despite being well past my prime as the standards go - as do my friends who both fit and don't fit the fantasies of the male sexual gaze of little and innocent (do you think you might be fixating on this as a factor as a result of your own gaze?). Do you think if I was a few inches taller I could've pushed him off me more easily? Sure, it can be true if you happen to have a visible identity that coincides with a porn category, you're extra screwed (pun intended) if you try to exist in public, but there's no shortage of dudes that literally harass every woman who walks by. Even old ugly hags like me. Second, stop it with the self-congratulatory humility here. You're probably feeling pretty great that you brought this to our attention... newsflash: women already know this. And guess what? So do men. You just don't know if we know that you know, so of course, you gotta publish your woke-ness so we know you're one of the special men, one of the good guys. Well, we know that too. Look, nobody thinks all men are rapists, or that you're all culpable on a personal level for the patriarchy and misogyny that creates rape culture. But we also know there is a lot of gray area that our good guy allies walk around in. And we can't tell you where you need to draw the line - because we aren't in those spaces, at least not the full us. If you really wanted to do something to stop and change all this, (here's my Third point) do this: Instead of a salacious description of all the dirty things we encounter on the street as reported by a definitely-not-turned-on-boyfriend-asserting-his-territorial-claim, give us an honest, vulnerable assessment of the ways YOU have failed us. Tell us that you're conflicted with (it's probably in your porn history) and the ways you worry you've failed us. Tell us what you think is unfair. Ask us what we want you know. Ask us to help you be better and share your failures and your remorse. Don't speak for us. Don't explain the shit we deal with to us or for us. Dont save us. Save yourself my friend. We been out here for years and we're working on saving our damn selves. You do that.

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Posted by Olympe de Gouges on 11/08/2017 at 11:31 PM

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

My guess is that the people who ordered the notaries to sign are guilty of some crime. Holding out something of value to force a public officer to exercise his duties unlawfully is probably some sort of corrupt influencing or public intimidation . The notaries should have refused, taken the consequences, and sued the ever-lovin' out of the sheriff and his corrupt-influencing , public intimidating staff. I'd say the sheriff and his staff are guilty if there is a criminal statute on the books dealing with their behavior in this case.

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Posted by ArchieB on 11/08/2017 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Notary duties by the book

It seems all that which Pam Zubek has so excellently reported (as is usual for her) will be ignored by those being exposed.
This truly proves to me the wrong folk are controlling COUNTY OF EL PASO inc., with the "elected" puppets doing as their handlers direct them. Satan's municipal corporate system of governance needs to be dissolved ASAP, as it is clear they won't follow their own statutory policies and will fake whatever is necessary to continue the plunder of the populace.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 11/08/2017 at 11:09 PM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

Powerful. Sobering. Shocking. And all together too real, for too many, for far too long.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 11/08/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

"Citizen of this planet" "World citizen"

Hilarious.

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 11/08/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

Hey let me add LCpl USMC (BadASS), because I'm a Marine!

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Posted by Rob Hicks on 11/08/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

That is an opinion, but it is not shared by all veterans or those still active. I never understood why Light Colonels are always the ones to include their rank in any correspondence even in retirement.

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Posted by Rob Hicks on 11/08/2017 at 7:10 PM

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

Way to pander to your Liberal base!! New low for Zubeck. Why mention Swasey? I know, to grab the readers attention as if it is relevant to Garret's service and sacrifice at Planned Parenthood! Shame on you CSINDY!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/08/2017 at 6:41 PM

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

@MikeRandall ... Dan May is just as bad as Bill Elder. They are a match made in ... well, I think you know where I am going with that one! It's a shame that the elected "leadership" in this county is so corrupt. It is quite sickening.

Interesting note about the KRW report. So, glad you brought that one up!

Hey Pam ... let's get a copy!!!

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Posted by Asher777 on 11/08/2017 at 6:22 PM

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