Archive | October, 2009

Shoplifter tasers security guard

15 Oct

October 7th  AURORA – A loss prevention officer at the Burlington Coat Factory near I-225 and Mississippi in Aurora had a shocking experience when he tried stopping a man he saw shoplifting four watches.

Aurora Police say when the officer confronted a man he had seen putting four watches into his pants pocket, the man used a taser on him and then got away.

from 9news

Loveland bank robbed

15 Oct

A man wearing a gray hoodie robbed a Western States Bank this morning after handing a teller a note and demanding money, Loveland police reported.

The suspect, who did not indicate he was armed, fled on foot.

from the Denver Post.

Don’t snitch!

AWOL ex-soldier escapes custody

13 Oct

DENVER – Authorities are looking for an AWOL Fort Carson soldier who escaped from federal custody at Denver International Airport Wednesday.

Denver Police say 19-year-old Private Terrance Hilton, who turns 20 on Thursday, was handcuffed and being transferred from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs via Denver when he ran from his escort on Concourse B.

from kdvr.com

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the ex-soldier was caught on Saturday in Grand Junction.

Rapist cop done killed himself

8 Oct

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Authorities say a former Grand Junction police officer accused of sexual assault in Mesa County has been found dead in a hotel room in Jefferson County, more than 200 miles away.

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that 35-year-old Glenn Coyne had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The hotel’s housekeeping staff found Coyne’s body Tuesday.

Coyne had recently posted bond in Mesa County after being arrested last week on charges of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree burglary. He was fired after two years as a Grand Junction officer.

Authorities say Coyne was accused of assaulting a woman who called him for follow-up help after Coyne and other officers went to her house on a family matter.

Capitol Hill bombed with ‘peace’ graffiti

8 Oct

In recent days there has been a bombing of graffiti in the Capitol Hill area of Denver.  Someone has spray painted peace signs all over the area.  They are on walls, pillars and signs, homes, businesses and schools. Denver Public Works has found 51 incidents so far, but that number is expected to grow.

This quote from Fox News is hilarious:

“It’s somewhat of a contradiction, right? It evokes, hate, anger and frustration more than peace,” Flahive said.

Well, we are angry and frustrated, we have every reason to hate the government, military, and the cops.  The whole ‘peace sign’ thing doesn’t get that message across too well.  Up the revolutionary graf, but keep it fierce.

Grocery workers reject offer, strike imminent

6 Oct

Grocery store workers for Safeway, King Soopers and City Market on the Western Slope have overwhelmingly voted to reject the companies’ offers and ask for a return to the bargaining table.

Safeway workers also voted to reauthorize a strike.

Meanwhile, the Denver Post is reporting that some shoppers are ready to betray class solidarity and cross picket lines…

Yeah, it’s hard to find a grocery store in Denver that isn’t a Safeway or King Soopers.  But you don’t have to be a traitor to get your food…

If you dodge the picket lines, dodge the checkout lines!

What better way for working-class folks to support the strike while improving their own material conditions?

UPDATE:  Okay, ‘imminent’ was an exaggeration. The fucking union is dragging this out as long as possible, giving the managers as long as they need to find scabs. Latest word: back to the negotiation table October 20th.

Boulder teachers set to strike

5 Oct

School District attempts to turn parents against union

A letter sent to Boulder Valley School District parents telling them of steps officials will take should there be a teacher strike was not meant to influence negotiations, a district spokesman said.

But Melissa Tingley, head of the teachers union, said the letter is trying to get parents to take sides in the conflict between the Boulder Valley Education Association and the district.

“It’s a shame that the district is trying to create unnecessary fear with the parent community,” Tingley said.

Mediation between the district and the 1,500-member teacher union collapsed Sept. 17, and the association filed notice with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment of a possible strike.

The union wants changes to the professional salary schedule that will move pay higher more quickly. The district says it can’t afford the changes this year.

Read the full story at the Denver Post