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Crazy People Are Dangerous: No Motive Yet in Colorado Springs Shooting
UPDATE: Shooter Is ‘Non-Binary’?

In June 2021, Anderson Lee Aldrich was in an armed standoff with police at his mother’s home in Colorado Springs. He was charged with multiple felonies, but for reasons as yet unknown, the charges were dropped and records in the case were sealed. Seventeen months later, Aldrich was wearing body armor when he stormed into […]

Lauren Boebert Reelected

For some reason — I don’t know, I barely pay attention to this kind of stuff — Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is the one Republican that Democrats most hoped to beat this year. And . . . nope: Democrat Adam Frisch announced Friday that he had called GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and conceded the race […]

Denver Shooting Rampage Update: Gunman Identified as Tattoo Artist Lyndon McLeod, Was Known to Cops

Before the identity of the Denver shooter was known, I’d predicted that we would “eventually be told the gunman ‘struggled with mental health issues,’” and sure enough, Lyndon James McLeod, 47, “had a history of psychiatric episodes,” according to “multiple law enforcement sources.” McLeod had twice been the subject of police investigations in the past […]

Denver Gunman Kills 4, Wounds 3

Motive unknown: A lone gunman shot four people to death and wounded three, including a police officer, on Monday in a Denver-area shooting spree that unfolded at several locations and ended with police killing the suspect, authorities said. Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the rampage, which began around 5 p.m. when the […]

‘Caring, Loving and Charitable … He Got a Kick Out of Pulling Pranks on People’

Theodoro Macias Jr., known by the nickname “Lolo,” was only 28 when he died on May 9. His obituary includes these remembrances: Junior grew up in Longmont and attended schools in the area. He recently worked for a national cell phone network. He was dedicated to his job, and was passionate about serving people. Lolo […]

Syrian Immigrant Ahmad Al-Issa Identified as Boulder Gunman

Early this morning — it was about 2:30 a.m. — I noted that there was something odd about how police were dealing with the shooting in Boulder. Even though they had the shooter in custody, they didn’t name him. Why? What purpose was served by withholding that information? It was not until about 11 a.m. […]

Boulder: 10 Dead, Including Police Officer; Suspect in Custody, Not Yet Identified

There is something . . . off about this story, and I don’t know what it is yet. We saw the suspect walked out in handcuffs and yet, several hours later, police have still not identified him. While I have seen some speculation online about the gunman’s identity, the fact that police did not name […]

The Death of ‘Teflon’

Ramiro “Teflon” Carrasco began his life of crime at a young age, with a record dating back to 2003, the year he turned 14. In late June 2011, Carrasco was wanted on six active warrants, including failure to appear in court to face charges of fraud, domestic violence and probation violation, when police spotted him […]

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