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  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • Colorado: Castle Rock apartment's controversial policy banning firearms is thrown out

    08/08/2013 10:36:18 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 26 replies
    NRAILA ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | KUSA-TV Staff
    A controversial gun policy at an apartment complex for seniors has been thrown out after a 9Wants to Know report. The Douglas County Housing Partnership, a multi-jurisdictional housing authority, held an emergency board of directors meeting late Wednesday afternoon. Board members decided that the policy, which would have prohibited residents from having firearms in their homes, will not go into effect. Read the article: KUSA-TV
  • Colorado renters told to toss guns or move out

    08/08/2013 10:08:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumle
    Renters at an apartment community just south of Denver are between a rock and a hard place, ordered by their landlord to either get rid of their weapons or move out. The manager at Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock, Colo., sent a notice to renters last week advising them of the new rule banning all “firearms and weapons” from the premises, a local news station reported. Residents have until Oct. 1 to comply. The rule has one worried — and outraged. Art Dorsch, 77, a Marine Corps veteran and avid hunter with a concealed carry permit, said he lives on...
  • Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone (2005 SC case)

    01/09/2013 3:01:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation. The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to...
  • Courthouses Now Have Nude Imaging Machines

    11/17/2010 6:57:14 PM PST · by CodeToad · 37 replies
    11/17/2010 | Self
    The wife had jury duty at the Douglas County courthouse in Castle Rock, Colorado yesterday. She found they, too, now have the backscatter nude imaging machines, and they are mandatory. So, to excercise our constitutional rights to the courts or to appear as mandated by the court we must submit to a strip search and radiation. According to the TSA web site, these machines are also in other courthouses throughout the country. Just thought you should know.
  • Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

    06/28/2005 1:46:17 AM PDT · by Nathan Zachary · 93 replies · 5,367+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | Linda Greenhouse
    WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, overturning a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado... police d not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm...The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to a woman's pleas for help after her estranged husband violated a protective order by kidnapping their three young daughters, whom he eventually killed....
  • Cops Can't Be Sued for Restraining Orders

    06/27/2005 8:36:45 AM PDT · by strange1 · 39 replies · 1,257+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) ^ | Jun 27, 10:57 AM (ET) | GINA HOLLAND
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police cannot be sued for how they enforce restraining orders, ending a lawsuit by a Colorado woman who claimed police did not do enough to prevent her estranged husband from killing her three young daughters. . . Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to police enforcement of the court order against her husband, the court said in a 7-2 opinion. Hours later Simon Gonzales died in a gun fight with officers outside a police station. The bodies of the three girls, ages 10, 9 and 7, were in his truck.
  • Supreme Court Decision- Castle Rock vs Gonzales

    06/27/2005 7:19:43 PM PDT · by sactodan · 10 replies · 2,280+ views
    Sacto Dan Blog ^ | June 27, 2005 | Sacto Dan
    The United States Supreme Court today ruled in the case TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO v. GONZALES. This case is about a woman who had a restraining order against her estranged husband. ...when its police officers, acting pursuant to official policy or custom, failed to respond to her repeated reports over several hours that her estranged husband had taken their three children in violation of her restraining order against him. Ultimately, the husband murdered the children.The court ruled in favor of the Town of Castle Rock. Here is a brief excerpt of the decision which can be viewed in its...
  • Gonzales vs. Castle Rock

    03/24/2005 8:39:15 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 690+ views
    CBS News/60 Minutes ^ | 3/20/05 | n/a
    Gonzales Vs. Castle Rock March 20, 2005 Mother Fights For Slain Girls The U.S. Supreme Court will decide March 21 if Jessica Gonzales can pursue a lawsuit against her town and its police. "I don't lose three children and not do something about it. "[The lawsuit] is the only best shot to make a change, to make the world a little safer." Jessica Gonzales (CBS) What is the duty of the police in your hometown to protect you from your estranged husband, after you’ve had your ex-husband served with a legal restraining order because you fear he may try...