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Steve Bass found guilty of camping not occupying, but could jury have ruled otherwise without hearing his defense?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– You may have underestimated the importance of today’s Camping Ban trial. The local media, social justice community and rights watchdogs missed it. But judging from the police force on hand and the elaborate lock-downs placed on the … Continue reading

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Steve Bass to get his day in court, but he can’t say what he was doing or why, & above all he can’t mention “Occupy”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Municipal Court Judge Spottswood W. F. Williams heard a final motion today before the AUGUST 10 trial of Occupier Steve Bass, charged with violating the city’s camping ban. The prosecution motioned to forbid from trial, “discussion of … Continue reading

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The Great American Hero

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses. –Woodrow Wilson Our understanding of history shapes our perception of the present, … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Colorado Springs

Those readers following the Occupy! Movement in its many forms around the world and in Colorado Springs will be glad to hear that Tuesday culminated a difficult week for us here with a resolution of many contentious issues, and an … Continue reading

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#Occupy Colo. Springs Municipal Court

OCCUPIED COLORADO SPRINGS- Attention local media, if you’re looking for authentic spokespeople for Occupy Colorado Springs, you need look no further than today’s front row. Holding the big sign is first arrestee Steve Bass, to his right: three times arrestee … Continue reading

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Occupy Colo. Springs suffers SECOND ARREST for camping outside permit

COLORADO SPRINGS- Tonight’s 11 O’clock arrest in Acacia Park was the second for #OCCUPYCS. As contentious GAs can attest, the self-delegated city-liaison executive-members are fighting a losing battle with a dissenting membership determined to grow the OWS protest by stressing … Continue reading

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Legal artistry

(In response to questions received on another forum: “I’m curious as to why, exactly, you feel that you are entitled to stay in a public park at all?”, “What makes you feel that you are entitled to enjoy the ‘right’ … Continue reading

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Neither cold nor city ordinance stays #OccupyCS from its appointed grounds

COLORADO SPRINGS- 7PM Tuesday Eve and all is well, chants, drumming, and car horns midst sporadic precip. Two dozen at 7PM GA, spirits high. Tomorrow morning we’ll see how we occupy SNOW. 2AM

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1, we are the people! 2, we are united! 3, the occupation is not leaving!

Nighttime arrests continue across the country in local moves to stomp on the sparking Occupy Movement, using park, curfew and anti-homeless ordinances to thwart permanent protest encampments. Participants remind each other that it’s about issues not tents. The authorities however … Continue reading

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Legalismo

This is a direct copy of the email i sent earlier today and then copied and pasted some before it dawned on me it would be much easier and more effective to post it here. Collins is a law professor … Continue reading

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Report from the Right Front

I will be the first to point out, right now here in this forum, that I have a Texas-sized ego. I think I’m a reasonably smart guy, and not unlike any writer, that I have some things to say that … Continue reading

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Should homeless camping ban apply to Occupy Colorado Springs protest? Homelessness is often also protest.

COLORADO SPRINGS- Activist Steve Bass was arrested last night for overstaying his welcome in the city’s Acacia Park, violating the ordinance against pitching a tent in a public park. While the city is asserting that the anti-homeless no-camping ordinance ban … Continue reading

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To be or to be somewhere else

An attempt to address a few issues presented here in as brief a fashion possible: Re: “Occupy Colorado Springs hits legal wall.” Regardless of the opinions of any observer or participant in any protests currently under way here or across … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with privatizing public resources? Quite a lot, actually…

(Editor’s note: Some Colorado Springs councilmen don’t see anything wrong with leasing public assets for private profit. Is there anything wrong with that?)   Well, let’s see. The City Council is so top heavy with Real Estate Brokers including Princess … Continue reading

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Doug Bruce v. Dogbert

See, this guy is an archetype of So-Called “Conservative” ethos. He milks his position as a pig, Former prosecutor that is, first with the “Back the Badge” morons who actually believe that “The Policeman is always right”, made God-damn sure … Continue reading

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The Law, in its Majestic equality, forbids rich and poor from being alike

At least when it comes to Urban Camping. Seems the “no camping” ordinance didn’t apply at the mall when Greed rather than Need was the motivation to take to the tents. People started camping out early Thanksgiving day to be … Continue reading

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Another battle looming for the Very Rich vs. Very Poor?

The Gag-zette, our local Right Wing Extremist “newspaper” ran a fluff piece as a headline Sunday. Saying that draconian laws forbidding poverty to be seen within the walls of Emerald City had “positive results”. Translation: The Rich Bitches are about … Continue reading

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Colo. Springs finds jobs for homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS- Any development on the local homeless front as funds dry up to hide them in roach motels? Sure: we’ve harnessed the destitute with bigger burdens to pull across public sidewalks. Not only do they have nowhere to put … Continue reading

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Another English Lesson

Mean Spirited like in, the no-camping ordinance is Mean Spirited. Does NOT have anything to do with “oh, you’re such a meanie” Although that was derived from a childhood interpretation of Mean. what “Mean” means, is Petty. Petulant, Small-minded. The … Continue reading

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On–street Parking violates camping ordinance.

The Rich are allowed to store their oversized vehicles on Public Thoroughfares. Simply, they can’t afford the price of More Stolen Land on which to legally park their Replacement Penises, so they store them not only on Publicly Owned Land, … Continue reading

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El Paso County to thump on poor too

El Paso County commissioner Sally Clark is pushing to enact county regulations to prevent Colorado Springs homeless from shifting their camps outside municipal lines in response to the new anti-camping ordinance. Recent business complaints prompted the city to evict the … Continue reading

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What a Waste…

Ok, so that’s bad… but the story is worse. Seems the “feces is the creek water” Scare Tactic used by the Anti-Camping Ordinance Terrorists … well, it has some very bad holes in it. Like, KOAA News just reported (I … Continue reading

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Got an message from an Elitist Snob who claims to “help the Homeless”

Saying that the reason he lives in wealth is because he “earned” it. Which is a backward way of saying that those of who live in Poverty never “earned” anything. Like me, I guess. Working construction labor for 20 years, … Continue reading

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