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Just Salute and Follow Orders’: When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law

By John W. Whitehead “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when they … Continue reading

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50 Years After the Beatles: Isn’t It Time for Another Political & Cultural Revolution?

By John Whitehead —   “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969) It’s … Continue reading

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Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It’s Time for ‘Militant Nonviolent Resistance’

By John W. Whitehead   “[E]verywhere, “time is winding up,” in the words of one of our spirituals, “corruption in the land, people take a stand, time is winding up.”—Martin Luther King Jr. We now live in a two-tiered system … Continue reading

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Shooter at Arapahoe High School dead on scene

Police have reportedly responded to an “active shooter situation” at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado that has left two injured and one dead.   Colorado’s 9 News is reporting that one of the victims is a 15 or 16 … Continue reading

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Transforming America’s Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance

By John Whitehead —   “To the degree that we take away play, we deprive children of the ability to practise adulthood, and we create people who will go through life with a sense of dependence and victimisation, a sense … Continue reading

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Mississippi Pro-Life Advocates Defended Against Police Threats and Arrests

The Life Legal Defense Foundation has come to the defense of pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi.  The sidewalk counselors were arrested and threatened by police for their peaceful, legal pro-life activities on the public sidewalk outside the state’s only abortion … Continue reading

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Common Core: A Lesson Plan for Raising Up Compliant, Non-Thinking Citizens

By John Whitehead —   “A fool with a tool is still a fool.  A fool with a powerful tool is a dangerous fool.”—Michael Fullan, international school reform authority, on the powerful “tool” that is Common Core As I point … Continue reading

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Licensed to Kill: The Growing Phenomenon of Police Shooting Unarmed Citizens

By John Whitehead —   Here’s a recipe for disaster: Take a young man (or woman), raise him on a diet of violence, hype him up on the power of the gun in his holster and the superiority of his … Continue reading

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Elysium: The Technological Side of the American Police State

by John Whitehead —   “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso From George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to the Wachowskis’ The Matrix, Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report and most … Continue reading

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Disabled Ft. Collins man disputes police ticket

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Bulging scar tissue marks the right side of Steven Hodges’ forehead, a place vulnerable to bumps when he collapses into disorienting seizures. It was still taped from a previous injury last May, when the mentally disabled … Continue reading

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Ft. Collins police pay better than other agencies

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Police officers in Northern Colorado get paid pretty well, with rookies typically making more than $50,000 per year. Even accounting for inflation, officers make more than ever, but they’re expected to do more than ever at a … Continue reading

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Police detain 5, arrest 1 in Friday drug raid

(Coloradoan) — Fort Collins police detained five men and arrested a sixth following a series of drug raids around the city Friday morning.   Five men were taken into custody and held on behalf of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. They … Continue reading

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Weld Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony to be held Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 a ceremony will be held at the Fallen Officer’s Memorial at Bittersweet Park located at 16th Street and 35th Avenue .   The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will recognize seven dedicated … Continue reading

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Greeley Police Investigate and Locate Four Missing Girls

GREELEY — The Greeley Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of four girls reported missing at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening.  All four girls were located together and have been reunited with family members.   The four girls, ages … Continue reading

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CSI Weld County: Weld gets first of its kind crime lab

by Jack Minor –   Weld County, the only county in the state to be debt-free took the first steps to achieving another first in the state with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new regional crime lab on Wednesday.   … Continue reading

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Greeley Police to get AED’s in patrol cars

GREELEY — In late September, 2012, Greeley Police will begin deploying AEDs, (Automated External Defibrillators) in many of their patrol cars.  The AEDs were purchased, in part, by a grant obtained by the Greeley Fire Department.   “We believe the … Continue reading

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Greeley peeping Tom suspect arrested

GREELEY — On September 4, 2012, Greeley Police Officers arrested Nathaniel Moguson 3 counts of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, a class one misdemeanor.   Mogus was arrested after being reported as a suspicious person in the area of the … Continue reading

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Loveland police to crack down on Loveland Trail pet owners

Based on recent complaints, the Loveland Police Department will be enhancing enforcement along the Loveland Recreation Trail and lowering their tolerance level when it comes to irresponsible pet owners. That’s according to Loveland Police Sgt. Bob Shaffer, who heads the … Continue reading

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Evans Police locate abducted child

EVANS- The Evans Police Department was able to successfully locate a missing 9 year old who was reportedly abducted Sunday evening.   Police officers in Evans were notified at around 8:30 p.m. that a 9 year old girl had been … Continue reading

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Weld County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

by Jack Minor –   Saying he hopes never to add another name to the list, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke dedicated the Weld County Fallen Officers’ Memorial Monday morning at Bittersweet Park.   The timing of the dedication came … Continue reading

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Evans collects 150 lbs. of expired prescription drugs

by Jack Minor –   Working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Evans Police and Fire Departments were able to collect a large supply of potentially dangerous controlled substances from area residents last weekend. The DEA established the … Continue reading

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Renter’s threats result in restraining order

by Jack Minor – A restraining order has been filed against a tenant of Brett Reese after he allegedly threatened physical violence against him for attempting to collect on a late rent payment. The restraining order was issued by Judge … Continue reading

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Evans teen missing since Halloween back home safely with family

  by Jack Minor –       An Evans teenager who was missing since Halloween has been safely returned to her family, the Gazette has learned.   Sheala Edwards was last seen on Halloween night when she was trick … Continue reading

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Greeley Police surprised with home cooked meal on busy work day

    by Jack Minor We have all done it. We’ve criticized the police department when someone is a jerk in traffic; we wonder, “Where is a policeman when you want one. Are they all eating donuts?” An act of appreciation … Continue reading

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Stupid is as stupid does, August 2011

By Mike Bauman  – Two Aurora police officers went afoul of the law in Wyoming last week.  Goshen County  (Torrington) Wyoming Sheriff’s office was notified of a marked Aurora Police vehicle that was speeding, using its emergency equipment to pass … Continue reading

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National Night Out comes to Evans

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 citizens, community groups, local businesses, local officials, and Law Enforcement Agencies from all over the country will join forces to mark the “28th Annual National Night Out”.  This year, over 34 million people across the … Continue reading

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Evans police officer honored for helping Denver Police Department close out six open cases, prevent armed robbery

  Story and photo by Jack Minor   An Evans police detective was recognized by the Denver Police Department, for her role in helping them close several unsolved cases and preventing an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store.   … Continue reading

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Citizens arrested for filming police in public

by Jack Minor   Following 9/11, a disturbing trend has emerged. Ctizens are being arrested for videotaping police officers during routine traffic stops and other incidents. Carlos Miller, a Miami multimedia journalist, told the Gazette that, in the age of … Continue reading

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Prevent theft before it happens to you

by Vanessa Dominguez Summertime has seemed to ignite the theft bug in many criminals. But before you order “Trunk Monkey” – the hilarious commercial  of a monkey-in-the-trunk-protector,  consider the following points. According to Greeley police spokesman, Sergeant Joe Tymkowych, people can … Continue reading

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When police officers break the law

With the recent “bad cop” stories in the news, most wonder; do they hire just anybody? Not in Greeley. Police Chief Jerry Garner explained the long and tedious process consisting of several tests, screenings, and interviews one must successfully complete … Continue reading

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Police find hundreds of stolen items after arrest

Press Over the past five weeks an investigation into an organized theft ring has been ongoing with initial arrests coming this past weekend resulting in two search warrants and a substantial recovery of property taken in numerous vehicle trespass cases … Continue reading

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City council suggests a tax increase

By Vanessa Dominguez Tim Nash, Finance Director for The City of Greeley, presented City Council with several options to would free up money for road repairs. Nash stated that all ideas were either policy driven or ordinance driven. The proposed … Continue reading

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Police Officers Killed: 2011 vs 2010

By Mike Bauman  As of April 1, 2011, there had been 52 police officers killed in the line of duty in the United States this year.  Compare that to 48 by this time last year.  The Greeley Gazette salutes the … Continue reading

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Local law enforcement “outraged” over white house invitation to rapper glorifying cop-killers

  by Jack Minor   Local law enforcement have expressed displeasure with the President’s invitation of a rap star who wrote a poem extolling the virtues of a cop-killer.   Next week is National Police Week, intended to honor law … Continue reading

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Evans police officer receives award for superior service

Story and photo by Jack Minor  –  An officer on the Evans Police Force was presented with the Officer of the Year award at the city council meeting April 5th.  William Haslett, an officer with over 9 years experience in the department, … Continue reading

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