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COS drops convention trespass charges

COLORADO SPRINGS- At this morning’s motions hearing in Municipal Court, the city attorney asked Judge Spencer Gresham to dismiss their case. Due to “discovery issues we cannot resolve” and “internal misunderstandings,” the city dropped the trespassing charges against Peter Sprunger-Froese … Continue reading

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Will free speech arrest merit a jury trial?

COLORADO SPRINGS- I figured our Motions Hearing today would be a perfunctory affair. Wrong! The city is denying there is more evidence, they want us to waive our right to a speedy trial, and, they asked the judge to deny … Continue reading

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Convention free speech still in question

COLORADO SPRINGS- A motions hearing is scheduled Monday, Aug 18 at 9:30am, for defendants Eric Verlo and Peter Sprunger-Froese at the Colorado Springs Municipal Court. The two are charged with trespass at the Colorado Democratic State Convention. They were arrested … Continue reading

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Private interests overlap with public

Traveling down Highway 24 today I see parking directions for the US Senior Open which begins today at the Broadmoor. Look at this, a private event advertised with state highway equipment, in the public interest, of course, The U.S. SENIOR … Continue reading

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El Paso County Democrats fight against local party leadership to UNDO THE COUP

Rita’s form response to the MOVEON.ORG FORM LETTER “Thanks so much for going to a Platform Meeting to urge that Al Gore’s energy challenge be part of the Democratic Party’s issue platform!” Hi Noah: Please note a correction. I did … Continue reading

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Trespassing into the booster zone

Peter and I are now described as having been confused about where to express Free Speech at the May 17 state convention. We are being arraigned today at 1:30 at Municipal Court because the Democratic Party is sticking to the … Continue reading

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State Dem Convention trespass charge arraignment hearing 1:30pm today

Peter and I are scheduled to appear at the Colorado Springs Municipal Court, 224 E. Kiowa, Tuesday June 10 at 1:30pm. The charge: “TRESPASSING. PROTESTED OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED AREA.”   UPDATE: We received a continuance until July 1st, 1:30pm.

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Riot police were standing by on Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS- Channel 5/30 News reporters were called away from the World Arena last Saturday to cover a stabbing at a public music event at the flea market. A fight broke out in a crowd of 2000 people and the … Continue reading

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Activists not arrested for trying to get into the State Democratic Convention

TO CORRECT POLICE BLOTTER DISINFO (A friend asked me casually “how far did you get?” I was disappointed to admit that Peter and I were not arrested trying to get into the convention.)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The police team … Continue reading

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Revisiting convention Free Speech Zones

Mark Lewis of CSaction documented the scene of the [speech] crime.

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Dry Run at the State Convention

COLORADO SPRINGS- Interviewers kept asking me ahead of time if the local Colorado Democratic State Convention was going to be a dry run for groups planning something big at the national convention in August. Their curiosity might have been piqued … Continue reading

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FRI-SAT Demo State Convention Demo

FRIDAY UPDATE: As usual our Stop Funding the War message was welcomed unanimously. Democratic delegates smiled, cheered and thanked us for “keeping at it.” Their enthusiasm was no doubt bolstered by the overwhelming honks we elicited from the rush hour … Continue reading

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Thank you, sir! May I have another?

This morning I clicked on our new upper-left graphic which imparts info about protesting the state democratic convention. What I discovered was page after page of terms to meet and rules to obey, laid out neatly by the powers-that-be, so … Continue reading

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Manitou Springs tribute to my mother

MANITOU SPRINGS- (Last night my mother Kathy Verlo was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Open Space activists at the Manitou City Council. I was overcome by their gracious tribute. Here are the notes I prepared in thanks.)   … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech in America IMO

Can it be said that Americans retain anything but nostalgia for their Freedom of Speech? The upcoming State Democratic Convention will be the chance to see whether Colorado Springs activists have any rights. Continue reading

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PROTESTCOLORADO targets the 2008 Colorado State Democratic Convention

The City of Colorado Springs has interesting plans for you if you feel inclined to raise a citizen’s voice at the 2008 State Democratic Convention to be held May 16-17 at the World Arena. The city is hosting a public … Continue reading

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Protest the State Dem Convention here

A plan is brewing to protest the COLORADO STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION held on May 16-17 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. Demonstrations will be restricted to a distant Free Speech Zone, do you suppose other opportunities will present themselves? … Continue reading

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