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If you look hip hop and all gangster, all eyes will be on you where ever you go.
If you are Asian, you are less suspect. Try to look like a nerd . If you are middle eastern try to look as American as you can. Many of you are rich, hang together, don’t drink and are fashionable. That goes a long way here. Goes without saying don’t wear hodgie clothes not matter if some white people do. They’re stupid and they don’t understand the implications… but the police do and Afgan and Iraqi war veterans who you will be going to school with don’t think hodgie clothes are cool. It makes them nervous and you suspect.
Most Strict sharia Muslims were thrown out of Boulder after 911. They FBI came to CU and revoked everyone’s passports. So don’t go grocery shopping at 1:00 am with your wife following behind you in a Birka. Dropped the Birka and any of that child or woman repressive civil rights stuff while you are in Boulder.
In all my years with my involvement with Police and law enforcement one thought comes to mind. They do have the power, training, wherewithal and the guns to kill you at the drop of a hat. Like an explosive offensive lineman in football cops are like wild beasts ready to strike without warning. So you have to be mindful of that. You are not dealing with an ordinary person. You are always dealing with someone who can knock you to the ground, handcuff you and take away your freedom or your life. They are a gang of trained killers who live in a closed society. They are the military except on American soil. Our Military only operates on foreign soil where the host country fears for their lives. Cops are color blind. They only see blue. They are a brotherhood of men and women who rule the streets. They have rules of engagement which are less strict than our US Marine Corps.
That means if you frighten them them they can and will shoot to kill you. They do not have much of an in between.
So I always approach cops with this in mind. I am not stupid. I don’t ever do things to antagonize them. I never fight with them or argue with then.
They have the gun on their holster. They have the badge of authority and the entire police department, district attorneys office and local government behind them.
Cops are the wrong people to fuck with always. Many of them are stressed and overworked. They spend much of the day dealing with scumbag wife beaters, child abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics, thieves etc.
So when they run up on you in a traffic stop just know you have a wilkd lion coming up to your car and you don’t want to piss him or her off.
What to do in a traffic stop.
1. Pull over to the right immediately and stop.
2. Don’t get out of the car.
3. Put your hands up on the steering wheel and keep them there.
4. If it is night , turn your overhead light on so the officer can see your hands.
5. Don’t go fishing around for your license or registration in the glove box.
6. Sit still and wait for the cop to come to your window and wait for instructions.
7. Cops get nervous when you go to the glove box or start fishing around. They worry that you might have a gun or someone in the car has a gun .
8. Be polite. Yes sir no sir goes a long way. Don’t argue with him.
9 I have found that being polite to a police officer always helps….. If I have done something wrong in the vehicle I just admit it or say i didn’t realize and apologize. That approach will get you less point on a ticket or a warning. I almost never get stopped and when I do it is usually with a warning.
10. I am serious. I could have driven over the guys mother and he’ll give me a warning. Why. because I pose no threat.
12. Now of course I am white, middle aged and look like Rush Limbaugh so that helps… a lot. I am usually well dressed and well spoken. I don’t give off attitude.
13 I have no idea what to say to those of you who are black, Latino, or wear gangster clothes. I would take my hat off and do your best Eddie Murphy impression.
14. when I was a long haired hippie and on drugs and wearing weird clothes… believe it or not I was the guy who was cool calm and collected around cops. I was often the spokesperson. ” Yes sir. No problem here sir. thank you sir . no sir yes sir. did you want to fuck one of the girls sir cause that one there thinks your cute.” I mean , I will do anything to keep the heat off and make sure the cops are feeling non threatened. I just try to be nice to them. Cause nobody else has been all day and they appreciate it.. And that means they will go find somebody else to eat.
15. If you have somebody with you who is being agro toward the cops, you tell that person to “shut the fuck up” in no uncertain terms. You tell the cop .. “You will have no problem with us sir, I am sorry for my disrespectful friend he was smoking crack before you so caringly stopped us ” and then you make sure a friend sits on that guy or girl.
16. Now you people of color, try to dress as white as you can. And talk as white as you can. Wear Kakis and a blue oxford shirt and a red and blue stripped tie. Talk about how you love the police and hope to be a police officer next year. Smile like Chris Rock and mention church.
sorry that is how it goes. This is a white mans world. White businessmen do rule…Next come our white women and our white children. If you are rich like me and live in a rich white city like Boulder you get treated like a Lord by the cops. Then again I don’t fuck up. I am not out dealing drugs, shooting people, robbing, stealing rapping or walking the streets. I am scared shitless. But I get more points than you.
If you are black, Latino or homeless you will always be stopped by the cops in rich white Boulder or any affluent white neighborhood in America.
So how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you speak in the presence of law enforcement officers will make the difference of whether you live or die tonight.
Jann Scott has covered the police for over 20 years
by Jann Scott
Jann Scott’s Journal
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These nights of shelter included the operation of 72 nights of secondary overflow shelter for 2,593 guests at seven congregations, an average of 36 per night, and 33 nights of women’s shelter operations sheltering 224 women at three congregations, an average of 7 per night. Of the 1,354 individuals who sheltered with BOHO, 9% make up the core who sleep most of the winter at BOHO. That 9% consumes nearly 50% of the BOHO resource. Visitors who only spend a few nights with BOHO make up a majority of the individuals served by BOHO, but they consume only 14% of BOHO’s resources. They are most likely passing through Boulder, or are quickly able to find another type of shelter.
Women’s Shelter Pilot
These women come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and possible varieties, but they have one thing in common: they are shells. They are hardened on the outside, and to get to the inside, to the real person using the shell as a home, much as a snail or hermit crab would their shell, takes years of trust building. It does not happen in one night when a writer comes in to ask them to share their story. The shell is a survival tool, and they all need it. To have survived this far, they’ve already endured more than the average person can possibly imagine. Their backgrounds are varied, but they share one thing in common: trauma. That unites them into a sisterhood who will together celebrate the gift of a scarf, from a man using the shelter, to one of their own. “I told you I’d get you one!” “Thanks, it’s wonderful!” They are passing the time until they can go to the Women’s Shelter. The Women’s Shelter is a portion of this bigger overflow shelter, the safe place BOHO has created for them, away from the men (as a gender) who make them uncomfortable, or frightened, and unable to sleep without fear. They do, however, have a period of time when the populations are combined. During this time, a faithful volunteer waits with them, reassuring and comforting, shooting the breeze, checking in, keeping them talking and joking and together. They eat the wonderful meal provided and prepared by still more volunteers. The pasta, sauce, salad, and garlic bread keep them occupied and they seem relaxed, but there’s an undercurrent of, “I can’t wait until it’s time to go upstairs.” “Upstairs” is a section in this synagogue where they have a classroom to sleep in, not the big gym with blankets spread on the floor, 18” apart. They have a restroom to themselves, one where they will not encounter a man coming out of an adjacent restroom. The door to their area will be locked. No one can get in. They are safe, if only for this night. The Women’s Shelter is a pilot program, one whose fate is unknown at this time. Averaging seven women per night, this night the guests totaled 11. Lined up by the stairs, they check in, and then drag their plastic trash bags, or assorted re-usable grocery bags, or in the case of one woman, a very new looking, wheeled suitcase one might find in the overhead bin of an airplane, up the stairs to their own place of safety. Though none of the women wanted to talk to me, some did talk “off the record”. I can tell you that the guests here are as varied as a woman who lost literally everything in the September flood, to one who is “financially just fine, but I’m staying here because it saves me money and I’m starting my own non-profit.”
Will you consider making a donation to keep this program going? Even if we can make life safer and easier for one woman who has endured trauma, it’s worth it. Tina Downey is a local author and blogger. Follow her on Blog: Life is Good
The Living is Not Easy….
Living without a home is not easy. The recent deaths in Boulder remind us of the challenges that take a daily toll on the mental and physical health of those who are not housed. Those of us with a kitchen, however simple, don’t realize that dependance on handouts, soup kitchens, and sometimes the garbage pail leads to severe malnutrition. We forget that lack of accessibility to dental hygiene and routine care leads to gum disease and the systemic infection that spreads throughout the body, causing weakened immune response and disease elsewhere in the body. We can’t imagine the chronic stress associated with the daily uncertainty of food, shelter and safety, and the havoc it wreaks on the human psyche, self esteem and immune system. We go home to a warm place, and don’t think how hard it is to shiver, damp and cold, all night. How the joints stiffen up and infection is impossible to shake. And we don’t understand that alcohol and drugs are not only a passport into homelessness, but they are also a defense against the loneliness and stigma of the situation.
Anew HA meeting started this past week Fridays 8:00 pm at Boulder One Foundation, 5375 Western Ave. Ste F, Room A ) Boulder, CO. 80301. located on the North end of this commercial building. This meeting is open.
More information may be found on the Heroin Anonymous Website
WHAT IS HEROIN ANONYMOUS?
“Heroin Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women who have found a solution to heroin addiction. HA is a fellowship of complete abstinence from all drugs and alcohol. We are recovered heroin addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay sober.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop suffering from heroin addiction. There are no dues or fees for H.A. membership. H.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other heroin addicts to achieve sobriety.
Heroin Anonymous is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of heroin addicts who turn to us for help. We do not provide drug counseling, medical or psychiatric treatment, chemical dependency treatment, or therapy of any form. Our members consist of individuals who have found a better way of life. We have recovered from our heroin addiction and simply wish to offer help to those who suffer. We are fully self-supporting, we accept voluntary contributions from our members for our expenses, and we respectfully decline outside contributions.
Our program of recovery was adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. We apply the Twelve Steps as done in A.A. (Although we are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous), which involves one heroin addict helping another to achieve freedom from their heroin addiction.
In our Fellowship you will see one heroin addict helping another, freely passing on their experience to the next person who is desperately searching for an answer to their own heroin addiction. ” source Heroin anonymous
be potential target for cancer-fighting
drugs, according to study led by CU-Boulder
A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered a protein complex that could be targeted with drugs to stunt tumor growth.
As tumors expand, their centers are deprived of oxygen, and so tumors must flip specific genetic switches to survive in these hypoxic environments.
A series of studies published today in the journal Cell reports the discovery of a protein complex that tumor cells require to flip “on” genes that allow them to thrive in low-oxygen conditions. Importantly, a critical part of the protein complex, an enzyme known as CDK8, can be targeted by an existing class of drugs.
The research team — including Joaquín Espinosa, an associate professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Matthew Galbraith, a postdoctoral researcher in Espinosa’s lab — stumbled upon the discovery while studying how gene expression is controlled by a protein complex called Mediator.
“This is a clear example of starting with a basic biology question that now turns out to be relevant to patients,” said Espinosa, who also is an investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
The researchers, with funding from the National Science Foundation, were trying to better understand the function of CDK8 in the Mediator protein complex.
“This is an ancient protein complex,” Espinosa said. “But the mechanism of action of Mediator is not well understood.”
For the study, Espinosa, Galbraith and their colleagues depleted CDK8 in cancer cells and then grew the cells with and without stressors, such as low glucose, DNA damage and low oxygen. Without CDK8, cells in hypoxic conditions failed to activate the gene expression program that could help them survive without oxygen.
“Lo and behold, it turns out CDK8 has a major role in controlling gene expression in conditions of low oxygen. A few hundred genes go up to allow the cell to adapt to these conditions, but not without CDK8,” Espinosa said.
In itself, this is a fairly major finding in basic biology, Espinosa said. But it was Espinosa’s connection with the cancer research community that allowed the next step.
“See, we’ve known that the transcription factor HIF1A is a master regulator of a cell’s response to hypoxia. It turns survival genes up when oxygen goes down,” Espinosa said. “HIF1A has been known as a major factor in tumor development, but as a transcription factor it’s notoriously hard to drug.”
The group wondered if CDK8 and HIF1A might work together to regulate the genetic response to hypoxic conditions. It turns out that HIF1A necessarily works through CDK8 to help tumors respond to the hypoxic environment. And while researchers have struggled to create drugs that can inhibit HIF1A from doing its job, the class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors is designed to specifically target enzymes similar in function to CDK8.
“From the start, it was a very mechanistic question: How do cells use the Mediator complexes to turn genes on and off? Now we find this same system is important for tumor hypoxia,” Espinosa said. “We entered from the CDK8 angle, landed right on the known oncogene HIF1A, and are back to CDK8, now with very real clinical potential.”
-CU press release-
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An officer opened the side door of the van and repeatedly shouted at McCoy to show his hands. Officers saw that McCoy was holding a knife. Officers continued to talk to the suspect and ask for his cooperation, but McCoy remained in the vehicle for a few minutes. McCoy then kissed his dog on the head and unleashed it. McCoy emerged from the van with his right hand tucked behind his right leg as if he might be holding a weapon. The suspect came toward officers and continued to ignore commands to show his hands. An officer deployed a Taser stun gun on the suspect, but it proved ineffective. Two other officers deployed a Taser stun gun and multiple PepperBall projectiles. At the same time, the suspect’s dog ran toward officers in an aggressive manner. An officer fired a bean-bag shotgun round at the dog, but it does not appear the dog was struck. The animal quickly fled the scene. McCoy was placed under arrest and transported to Boulder Community Hospital with minor injuries. A knife was recovered near the location where McCoy was arrested.
McCoy was arrested on the following charges:
- Felony menacing
- Obstructing a peace officer
- Disorderly conduct
- Traffic charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, failing to remain at the scene after damaging another vehicle, driving a vehicle without a driver’s license and recording a second DUI offense.
According to CU-Boulder databases, McCoy is not a CU student or employee. McCoy has an extensive criminal background in multiple states for charges related to resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, burglary, weapons violations and drugs.
The Boulder Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run accident near 30th Street and Baseline Road.
The Case Number is 13-1008. The case report will not be available until at least Monday, April 22.
-CU police press release-
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- Nicholas Busbey, 23, of Boulder. Unlawful sale of a controlled substance (Class 3 felony)
- Marshall Pedder, 21, of Boulder. Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 6 felony)
Shortly before noon in the Center for Community lobby, a CU employee observed Busbey remove a pill from a prescription drug bottle and provide it to Pedder for $5. The witness approached the two men and contacted UCPD. Busbey provided Pedder with Vyvanse, a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Stimulants such as Vyvanse and Adderall are sometimes used as “study aids” on college campuses to help keep students awake as they prepare for mid-terms or finals. It’s illegal for people with legitimate prescriptions to provide those drugs to others. It’s also illegal for anyone without a prescription to possess someone else’s drugs – including those prescribed to parents or friends. The Office of Student Conduct can also take disciplinary action in such cases. UCPD and other campus partners explain these laws to students during a mandatory Orientation session and throughout the school year.
“It’s important for students to know that possessing or taking just one pill that is not prescribed to them can lead to a felony arrest and a trip to jail,” said CU-Boulder police spokesman Ryan Huff. “As mid-terms and finals approach, we typically start to see some of these cases. It’s not worth the risk.”
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Suspect arrested; linked to more than 50 burglaries in University Hill area
Boulder police have arrested Daniel Stewart Cooper (DOB 11/22/1977) in connection with dozens of burglaries which occurred in the University Hill area between April and September of 2012.
Cooper was arrested on Sept. 5, 2012 after two victims of a residential burglary saw Cooper walking nearby, carrying the victim’s stolen backpack and laptop. The victims contacted police and although Cooper fled, police found him hiding in some bushes on University Avenue. He fought with police and faces charges of Obstructing a Police Officer, Resisting a Police Officer and Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer. (Case numbers: 12-12169 & 12-12174).
Police believe Cooper is responsible for between 50-and-100 burglaries in the area that roughly borders Broadway to 9th Street, and Euclid north to Grandview (University Hill). Cooper was mainly looking for drugs, but would steal electronics and other items from homes if they were available.
Cooper only targeted unlocked residences. In many cases, the doors were not only unlocked but left open, and Cooper would help himself to food, alcohol, clean clothing, a shower and various personal toiletries. In many instances, residents were home and asleep when Cooper entered. In a few cases, residents confronted him during the burglary. Cooper usually pretended to know someone at the home. Those victims allowed him to leave peacefully without contacting police. Cooper repeatedly burglarized several residences where doors had been consistently left unlocked.
Police believe Cooper committed an additional 34 burglaries in Boulder, but those have not been reported to police.
Police also believe Cooper committed Unlawful Sexual Contact of an adult female, and several vehicle thefts.
Daniel Stewart Cooper currently faces the following charges:
- 23 counts of Second Degree Burglary
- 4 counts of Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer
- 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender
- 1 count of Unlawful Sexual Contact
- 1 count of Resisting a Police Officer
- 1 count of Obstructing a Police Officer.
Cooper is being held in the Boulder County Jail. Charges for the vehicle thefts are being processed by the Boulder County District Attorney.
Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to contact Detective Kristin Weisbach at 303-441-4474. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Presented by the CU-Boulder student group Oasis and Counseling and Psychological Services, the pledge also includes no recreational drugs for all participants. Numerous free activities including a film screening, ultimate Frisbee tournament, intramural sports, rock climbing and yoga sessions will be offered throughout the weekend to highlight substance-abuse-free lifestyles.
“One of our goals is is to give people who binge drink and use drugs a chance to take a step back and look at what they are doing,” said Matthew Tomatz, substance abuse coordinator at CU-Boulder Counseling and Psychological Services.
The CU Intercollegiate Athletics department will help kick off the event with the Live-Free Kickoff Lunch on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at noon on the south side of the Balch Field House. The free lunch, available to those who take the pledge, also gives participants a chance to meet others who are taking the challenge.
“We are excited and proud to be able to get involved with Live Free Weekend,” said Chris Schaefbauer, CUSG director of health and safety. “It’s important to have events like this on campus, where we question the things we do and the choices we make. Live Free Weekend gives the student body a great way to engage in dialogue within our community about alcohol and other substance abuse, because the truth is, it’s a problem among our students and college students in general.”
Live Free Weekend is sponsored by CU-Boulder Housing and Dining Services, CU Parents Association, CU Intercollegiate Athletics department, CU Volunteer Resource Center, Residence Hall Association, Community Health, GLBTQ Resource Center and Veteran Services.
To sign the pledge and see a complete list of events visit www.colorado.edu/livefreeweekend.
The team has discovered the key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs. Laboratory studies involving rats have shown that the drug (+)-naloxone will selectively block the immune-addiction response.
“Our studies have shown conclusively that we can block addiction via the immune system of the brain, without targeting the brain’s wiring,” said lead author Dr. Mark Hutchinson, ARC Research Fellow in the University of Adelaide’s School of Medical Sciences.
“Both the central nervous system and the immune system play important roles in creating addiction, but our studies have shown we only need to block the immune response in the brain to prevent cravings for opioid drugs.”
The results – which could eventually lead to new co-formulated drugs that assist patients with severe pain, as well as helping heroin users to kick the habit – will be published in the Aug. 15 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.
The team has focused its research efforts on the immune receptor known as Toll-Like receptor 4, or TLR4.
“Opioid drugs such as morphine and heroin bind to TLR4 in a similar way to the normal immune response to bacteria. The problem is that TLR4 then acts as an amplifier for addiction,” Hutchinson said.
“The drug (+)-naloxone automatically shuts down the addiction,” he said. “It shuts down the need to take opioids, it cuts out behaviors associated with addiction, and the neurochemistry in the brain changes – dopamine, which is the chemical important for providing that sense of ‘reward’ from the drug, is no longer produced.”
Senior author Professor Linda Watkins, from the Center for Neuroscience at CU-Boulder, said: “This work fundamentally changes what we understand about opioids, reward and addiction. We’ve suspected for some years that TLR4 may be the key to blocking opioid addiction, but now we have the proof.
“The drug that we’ve used to block addiction, (+)-naloxone, is a non-opioid mirror-image drug that was created by Dr. Kenner Rice in the 1970s,” she said. “We believe this will prove extremely useful as a co-formulated drug with morphine, so that patients who require relief for severe pain will not become addicted but still receive pain relief. This has the potential to lead to major advances in patient and palliative care,” Watkins said.
The researchers say clinical trials may be possible within the next 18 months.
The study has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the United States and the Australian Research Council, or ARC.
Brigham is upset because Scott is a witness for the city in Brigham’s protective order case. Brigham has admitted to Boulder Channel 1 news that he has shown up at city council meeting drunk and under the influence of drugs on many occasions. He is also a mental patient. The combination of which is volatile. Brigham has called Boulder Channel 1 drunk and screaming many times over the past 10 years.
He has physically confronted Jann Scott on multiple occasions. Saturdays attack was the latest occurrence. Brigham was escorted from the building.
The city attorney Tom Carr who is prosecuting Brigham was informed and concerned that Brigham may have violated his restraining order by attacking the city’s witnesses connected with the case. The protective order strictly prohibits Brigham from contacting witnesses.
Boulder police department is investigating Brigham for criminal charges on his attack on Scott, interfering with a witness and other felony charges.
The permanent restraining order on Brigham will be heard next week. It will protect the city from Brigham, but he will still be free to attack citizens at will. Brigham interfered with media operations during the JonBennet Ramsey case in 1998. He has interrupted many city meetings, stalked Journalists and finally attacked Boulder channel 1 s Jann Scott. Brigham has also had run ins with landlords and neighbors over the years.
Brigham has written some columns for Boulder Channel 1, but they have had to be critically edited because of his extreme personal attacks on people. We have had to block his emails and phone calls. Brigham has proven himself to be a violent threat to staff at Boulder Channel 1.
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