Dave Kopel, a staffer at the conservative Independence Institute, will not return to his role as a panelist on KBDI-TV’s Colorado Inside Out for two weeks following comments he made on the program about the Black Lives Matter movement.
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A Three Percenter militia Facebook page that appears to be run by Libertarian statehouse candidate Nathan Foutch posted threats against retired Army Lt. Colonel John Foley, who is also running for a statehouse seat (as a Democrat) in El Paso County.
It should not take a national uprising for those in positions of power to recognize their long-standing history of neglect or outright violence against our communities, and it certainly shouldn’t take communities of color banding together to make sure we hear from the people who want to make huge, sweeping decisions that impact our lives and our families.
Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble, a Republican from Fort Collins, was apparently pleased that St. Louis police chanted “whose streets, our streets” while arresting people protesting the acquittal of a former officer who murdered a black man.
In Facebook responses to Charlottesville violence, some Colorado conservatives embrace Trump’s many sides-ism
Following last weekend’s uproar of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists gathered for the “Unite the Right” protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, President Trump first responded by condemning “many sides.” Later, after a brief change of heart, the President blamed many sides again.
Four people kidnap and torture a man. They’re caught and charged with crimes that will likely keep them in prison for life. For the GOP, this is proof that Obama and Black Lives Matter are racist and responsible for the crimes.