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  • LIVE:Trump 9/17/2016 Houston, TX at 1pm CT and Colorado Springs at 7:30pm MT

    09/17/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 591 replies
    Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live coverage of Donald J. Trumps speech to the families of victims of illegal aliens and their supporters at The Remembrance Luncheon. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: OMNI Hotel Houston, TX @ 1pm CT Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Colorado Springs, CO at Jet Centers of Colorado. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM MT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Hangar at Jet Centers of Colorado
  • Trump returning to Colorado Saturday

    09/14/2016 3:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | September 14, 2016 | Mark Harden, news director
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to campaign in Colorado Springs on Saturday. According to his campaign website, Trump is slated to appear at a rally at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at JetCenters of Colorado. Tickets are available through the website. Trump previously campaigned in Denver and Colorado Springs on July 29. He also headlined a private fundraising event in Aspen on Aug. 25, hosted by Denver homebuilder Larry Mizel. On July 1, he spoke at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The announcement of Saturday's appearance comes as a tracking poll shows Trump with a slight lead over Democratic...
  • Police: Colorado Springs 5-year-old offered killer his only dollar in bid to save mom

    08/02/2016 6:09:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    gazette ^ | July 31, 2016 | Kaitlin Durbin
    A 5-year-old boy trying to save his mother during a robbery offered the only thing he had: $1. Three armed, masked men burst into the living room of their Colorado Springs home demanding money from his mother, Courtney Beaudette, according to court records. When she said she didn't have any, the men told her to strip. She took off her shirt but refused to go further, the documents said. Amid the chaos, Beaudette's son ran to his room to retrieve the only money he had, a single dollar bill, the report said. Then the gun went off. ... Michael Ryan...
  • Trump blasts ANOTHER fire marshal for 'political' interference

    08/01/2016 1:30:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 Aug 16 | David Martosko
    Trump blasts ANOTHER fire marshal for 'political' interference after thousands are left outside his rally despite massive empty spaces inside Fire marshal in Columbus, Ohio cut off Donald Trump's crowd at 1,000 Cavernous exhibit hall was only half-used, and massive empty spaces remained insideTrump claimed he was being discriminated against 'purely for political reasons ' and asked if the mayor is a Democrat 'We could've had four, five, six thousand people. Theyve all been turned away. It's a disgrace,' he added Trump also slammed a fire marshal in Colorado last week for shutting the door on him and forcing people...
  • Severe Hailstorm in Colorado Springs

    07/28/2016 10:12:55 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 22 replies
    KOAA News Station, Colorado Springs ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | helensdottr
    This evening there was a torrential downpour in Colorado Springs, CO, with hailstones ranging from 1" to 3+" in size. The damage occurred mostly on the northeast to southeast side of town and is now moving off onto the plains. Windshields and house windows smashed, roads flooded with rain and hailstones, police were asking everyone to stay indoors. I live on the southwest side of town and was aware of the violence of the storms, but didn't get much here.
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women both named Misty won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorados 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Palin endorses Glenn in U.S. Senate race

    06/08/2016 5:09:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Grand Junction Daily ^ | 6/7/2016 | Charles Ashby
    U.S. Senate GOP candidate Darryl Glenn picked up a major endorsement on Tuesday in the race to be the nominee to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has come out in support of the Colorado Springs Republican, calling him a proven hero.Over two decades of exemplary military service brought him honor and adulation from his intelligence, leadership skills, fiscal responsibility and patriotism, Palin said on her Facebook page. His deserved recognition honed a servants heart. Hes one who proudly clings to God, guns and our Constitution.It is unknown if the endorsement also will...
  • Schools nationwide could be victim of bomb threat robocall

    05/23/2016 1:21:08 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 8 replies
    KTV11 ^ | 05/23/16 | KKTV11
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) Schools across the country might have fallen victim to robocall bomb threats Monday afternoon. In southern Colorado, a bomb threat was called into several schools in a matter of minutes. Liberty Point Elementary in Pueblo West and The Colorado Springs School in Colorado Springs were both evacuated around noon. There are reports of schools in Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Madison, Wisc., who were also targets of bomb threats, that led to evacuation of its schools. Sergeant Joel Kern of Colorado Springs police said it was investigating the possibility of the calls coming from a...
  • Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter mentally incompetent

    05/11/2016 2:08:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/11/16 | AP
    A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The decision by Judge Gilbert Martinez puts the case against Robert Dear, 57, on hold until his mental competency can be restored through treatment. He will be sent to the state psychiatric hospital, and his mental health will be reviewed in August. As he was led out of the courtroom, Dear yelled at the judge: "That's called prejudiced, filthy animal!" The case will resume when Dear is found to be mentally capable of...
  • ACLU Colorado Board Member Resigns After Encouraging Shooting Trump Supporters

    03/13/2016 9:15:40 AM PDT · by ak267 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-15-2016 | Alex Swoyer
    An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board Member in Colorado has resigned after making national news headlines for urging people to kill Donald Trump supporters. Loring Wirbel of Colorado Springs, posted on Facebook, The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day. Theyre not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, theres always force
  • Frustrated Scammers Make 911 Calls, SWAT Team Surrounds Victim’s Home

    02/12/2016 8:20:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | CBS Denver
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - It's a new twist on the old IRS scam and it ended with a Colorado Springs woman being surrounded by the SWAT team. According to KKTV, police swarmed the home on Windy Oaks Road near Northgate and Highway 83 on the north side of Colorado Springs on Tuesday after receiving several 911 calls. One call said the homeowner, Jim Davis, was threatening to kill other people. In another call someone pretending to be Jim Davis said armed men were outside demanding money.
  • Robert Dear's Jailhouse Phone Call to TV Station Doesn't Speed Path to Trial

    01/15/2016 8:37:18 PM PST · by Jack Straw from Wichita · 18 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 15, 2016 | Lance Benzel
    With a collect phone call to a Denver news station, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. again claimed full responsibility for raining terror on the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic. Getting a court to recognize his confession - and his avowed willingness to face the death penalty - won't be so easy. ... "I felt like they were going to get me and so I am going to pick where I want to make my last stand," he told Denver-based CBS4. "And I picked Planned Parenthood because it's murdering little babies."
  • The Planned Parenthood shooting was directly related to the Christian pro-life movement

    12/14/2015 8:38:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/15 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    COLORADO SPRINGS, December 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Yes, you read that correctly: there was a strong Christian pro-life element to the tragic shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. But it is not the motive or the person the media has been focused on. The person is Officer Garrett Swasey, and his motive was his Christian faith. I would like to see at least one news story cover the shooting at the Planned Parenthood from the perspective of Officer Swasey. I would like at least one reporter to ask: what was his motivation? I think Officer Swasey earned it, don't...
  • ACLU leader forced to resign after making violent threats towards Trump supporters

    12/13/2015 7:05:38 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.allenbwest.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Yes, we conservatives are the hate-filled bigots because we still use terms like "illegal immigrants," "Islamic terrorists" and oh yeah, "Merry Christmas." Yes, very hateful - and you know the American Civil Liberties Union would be first in line to point that out, except... What happens when one of their OWN squeaks out a little bona fide hate speech? His rant was accompanied by a USA Today article calling Trump a ‘fear monger in chief.’ The original post, which has been taken down, read, ‘The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for...
  • Pro-life leaders slam Ben Carson’s charge that they engage in ‘hateful rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 4:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life leaders are used to being accused of hate speech by Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton, and campus feminist activists. But they were surprised to hear Dr. Ben Carson seem to agree that they spewed "hateful" and "immature" rhetoric on Sunday. When CBS moderator John Dickerson asked Dr. Carson whether Planned Parenthood was right that pro-life rhetoric had led to Friday's shooting inside a Colorado Springs abortion facility, the doctor readily agreed. There is "no question the hateful rhetoric exacerbates the situation," Carson said on "Face the Nation." Pro-life advocates quickly rebuffed the notion that they had pushed 57-year-old Robert Lewis...
  • Crime Expert Rips CNN On Air for Dishonoring Agreement Not to Discuss Colorado Shooter

    11/29/2015 5:10:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was one of those stunning live-TV moments revealing the seamier side of TV news. Pat Brown is a criminal profiler who has taken a principled stand on media appearances about mass murderers. She will not discuss individual criminals, their motives, etc., believing that to do so pnly increases the number of mass murders. But when Brown appeared on CNN's New Day this morning, co-host Christi Paul immediately tried to engage her in a discussion of Colorado Springs shooter Robert Dear's possible "anti-government" views. Retorted Brown: "I'm a little disturbed because I made an agreement with CNN to appear this...
  • Ted Cruz cited this research...Now the researchers say he’s wrong.

    12/02/2015 8:19:13 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2 at 10:12 AM | Marc Meredith and Michael Morse
    Ted Cruz cited this research when he said most violent criminals are Democrats. Now the researchers say he’s wrong. In the wake of last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday claimed that the “overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” When asked for evidence, the senator’s campaign cited a paper we published in 2014, in which we present data on the party affiliation of ex-felons in three states. The paper Cruz cited is one in a series of papers in which we have combined public records – from departments of...
  • Colorado Springs one of two cities targeted by Atheist group for holiday billboard campaign

    12/09/2015 9:26:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    KRDO.com ^ | 8 Dec, 2015 | Chris Loveless, Angelica Lombardi
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Santa Claus says it's OK to skip church this Christmas, according to a series of billboards paid for by American Atheists. The billboards have been set up in Colorado Springs and in Raleigh, North Carolina. In Colorado Springs, there's one located near Fountain at Exit 128 and another near a Stratmoor Hills neighborhood. "We want people to know that going to church has absolutely nothing to do with being a good person, " said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. "The things that are most important during the holiday season—spending time with loved ones, charity, and...
  • Planned Parenthood and Those Villainous Christians

    12/03/2015 6:01:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the wake of the Colorado Springs shooting, I read a great deal about so-called Christian terrorism from liberals. I don't think they've thought this through. We've spent years hearing how associating Islam with terrorism is outrageous and bigoted. President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton have all made the case that Islamic terrorism has "nothing whatsoever" -- Clinton's words -- to do with Islam. President Obama insists the Islamic State "is not Islamic." Even phrases such as "Muslim terrorism" are forbidden because they imply that Islam itself has something to do with terrorism. Better to talk...
  • The Most Surprising Thing About the Colorado Springs Shooting

    12/01/2015 5:33:35 AM PST · by detective · 90 replies
    Red State ^ | December 1st, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    This past Friday, a lunatic who lived in a shack with no running water or electricity killed three people in Colorado Springs, CO. He wound up going into a Planned Parenthood facility. Three people were killed. None of those were abortionists or patients. A pro-life Christian preacher/police officer was one of the victims.
  • The Planned Parenthood Shooting and Anti-Christian Hysteria

    12/01/2015 12:23:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Michael Brown
    As expected, no sooner had blood been spilled at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado than accusations of "Christian terrorism" began to fly across the internet, despite the fact that: 1) no motive had been announced; 2) there was no hint of a connection between the murderer and any pro-life organization; and 3) pro-life leaders immediately denounced the killings as soon as the news was released. In the words of Jason Benham, posting on Twitter, "True pro-lifers care about all life, including employees and clients of #PlannedParenthood. Praying for those in #ColoradoSpringsShooting." Or, as stated by Tony Perkins of the...
  • Colorado governor:

    11/30/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Grabien, skip to 4:45 of the clip below for the key bit. I naively thought we were (mostly) done with “climate of hate” stupidity after the left went all-in on that narrative to try to explain the Gabby Giffords shooting, only to find that Jared Loughner was an incoherent delusional crank. For instance, despite the fact that Dylann Roof’s motives for perpetrating the Charleston massacre were more overtly political than Loughner’s, the aftermath of that attack focused not so much on “inflammatory rhetoric” by the left’s enemies on the right as on the Confederate battle flag specifically, more an...
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • Cruz: Maybe alleged clinic shooter is 'transgendered leftist'

    11/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon November 30, 2015 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)-Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.Speaking about the alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, at a campaign event in Iowa on Sunday, Cruz accused the media of wanting "to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there's very little evidence to indicate that." Audio of the comments was posted online by The Texas Tribune.When a reporter told Cruz that the suspect in the Colorado Springs killings is alleged to have mentioned "baby...
  • WaPo's Marcus: GOP Candidates 'Inflamed People, Helped Create Environment' for CO Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart's MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that "the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . . I think it's a fair conclusion, especially based on his . . . alleged mentioning of 'no more baby parts,' that this kind of rhetoric helped create this environment." Really? Is there no room for people--without being accused of inflaming people to commit...
  • Victims of Colorado Springs shooting attack identified ( Records are now SEALED)

    11/29/2015 7:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 148 replies
    www.wptv.com ^ | 11-29-15 | AP
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.</p> <p>A friend says of one of the three people who died in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an Iraq War veteran who had recently left the military.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • Cruz Condemns Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/28/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by Isara · 129 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday night condemned the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado while urging caution regarding the suspect’s motives. “We don’t know ... what those motives were, but whatever they were, it’s unacceptable, and it’s horrific and wrong,” the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters here before a town hall. Cruz is among the first — if not the first — GOP candidate to denounce the shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs and...
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT A Republican, Identifies As A Woman

    11/28/2015 12:44:21 PM PST · by IChing · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs. The suspect was identified as Robert Lewis Dear. According to his voter registration Robert Lewis Dear identifies as a woman. Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. from Hartsel, Colorado is registered to vote in Park County, Colorado as a woman. dear female That’s weird. Dear also lists his party as UAF. Colorado Voters Info has...
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood UPDATE:One Officer Has Died

    11/27/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Following a lengthy standoff with police, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Co. has surrendered to police and is in custody. His name and motive have not yet been released. Eleven people, including a reported five police officers, were injured in the shooting. The standoff began a little after 11:30 a.m. local time and ended just before 5 p.m. From NBC News: The gunman walked out of facility just before 5 p.m. local time, and officers took him into custody, officials told NBC News. Several more people were injured, with the total...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting

    11/10/2015 5:53:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn’t do anything about the man due to the state’s Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three...
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting (ref coward at salon.com)

    11/06/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/6/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn't do anything about the man due to the state's Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three innocent...
  • 4 dead, including suspected gunman, in Colorado Springs shooting

    10/31/2015 2:48:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/31/15
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four people are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree in downtown Colorado Springs.
  • 4 people killed, including suspect, in 'random' Colorado Springs shooting

    10/31/2015 2:12:50 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 62 replies
    KRDO, ABC 7 ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Brendaliss Gonzalez, Oscar Contreras
    Matt Abshire, 21, said he was woken up by the sound of gunshots when he looked out the window and saw a "college-aged kid dead on the road." Abshire said he followed the suspect west on Platte, who allegedly had multiple weapons including an assault-style rifle. That suspect then shot two other women who died a short time later, an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department confirms with Denver7.
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Bear opts for pizza over education in Colorado Springs

    09/14/2015 6:40:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Sept 14, 2015 | Matt Steiner
    A bear cub wandered the streets of downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, before entering a local pizzeria and settling down for an afternoon nap. The sighting and subsequent invasion into Louie's Pizza's prep room was one of several bear incidents to make headlines in 2015 and keep Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials springing into action. Matt Robbins, a spokesman with Parks & Wildlife, didn't have statistics Monday for this year's bear sightings in the Pikes Peak region. He seemed a bit overwhelmed, however, when asked if occurrences are on the rise.
  • Black Man Arrested After Admitting to Posting Racist Signs Outside Black Churches

    07/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Root ^ | July 2 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Forty-four-year-old Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs, Colo., is facing charges of bias-motivated crime, harassment, littering and disorderly conduct.A Colorado Springs, Colo., man was arrested Tuesday after admitting to local station KRDO that he was the one who posted racially charged signs outside two churches and around the city, KRDO reports. Vincent Broughton, who is black, faces charges of committing a bias-motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering, the news site notes. The signs were first put up outside New Covenant Church of God in Christ, and referenced the Ku Klux Klan. On Monday, three signs were found outside the Relevant...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, Black men beware, you are the target. The messages had the congregation on edge. We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldnt be that way. You shouldnt have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

    06/19/2015 6:46:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18 , 2015 | Daniel Wallis
    A civil rights group said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by reports that a Colorado motorcycle club has distributed flyers for an anti-Ramadan barbecue, including a pig roast, this weekend "in defiance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan." Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club.
  • Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

    06/19/2015 5:23:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 20 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 6-19-2015 | Daniel Wallis
    DENVER (Reuters) - A civil rights group said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by reports that a Colorado motorcycle club has distributed flyers for an anti-Ramadan barbecue, including a pig roast, this weekend "in defiance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan." Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club. "Holding an event mocking the Muslim observance of Ramadan, a holy time in the Muslim faith, is highly offensive and abhorrent. As a community, we must...
  • Colorado man reportedly shoots himself in foot to see what it feels like

    06/11/2015 11:07:17 AM PDT · by dware · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.11.2015 | Fox News
    A Colorado man-- who police say was curious to see what being shot felt like-- reportedly sustained a non-life-threatening injury Wednesday night after he fired a single bullet into his foot. The Denver Post reported that Adam Hirtle, 30, told a Colorado Springs officer that he purposely shot himself in the foot while inside his garage. Police told FoxNews.com that Hirtle used a .22 caliber, semi-automatic handgun.
  • Pot Rock Smokes Into Denver

    06/01/2015 7:01:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | June 1, 2015 | Lance Venta
    Featuring a mix of Rock hits and marijuana themed programming, KBUD will also air the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge in mornings. The station is focusing on the niche of weed smokers in the first state to legalize marijuana, just like the short-lived on-air version of K-High in Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • NAACP Bombing . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. From the liberal medias coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, youd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days MSNBC Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP the Washington Post NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife Time magazine Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • 'Bomb' explodes outside the NAACP office in Colorado sparking FBI search...

    01/07/2015 10:00:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/7/15
    ...for 'balding white man in his 40s' Federal investigators are on the ground at the scene where an 'improvised explosive device' detonated Tuesday next to the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The blast happened about 10:45am outside a barber shop next door to the group's building, which is about an hour south of Denver. Eyewitnesses said they heard a 'loud boom' as the improvised device, which was placed next to a can of gasoline, went off. The contents of the can didn't ignite, federal officials said. I was cutting somebody's hair and I heard the explosion,' Gene Southerland, who...
  • Woman Accused Of Stealing Christmas Decorations Speaks Out

    12/26/2014 8:56:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 104 replies
    KKTV ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | KKTV
    A married couple allegedly took on the role of "Grinch" this Christmas season and stole Christmas displays from dozens of Colorado Springs families. Jeremy Lewallen, 18, and his 42-year-old wife Carrie Carley were arrested Dec. 19. Police say they used the displays they swiped to decorate their own yard. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News, a neighbor who had his decorations stolen was driving around his neighborhood when he spotted a very familiar looking Christmas display in the suspects' front yard. Police served a search warrant there and allegedly found, in the words of one of the...