By Tynin Fries
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Happy Thursday, Rounduppers.
It’s National Cat Day! After a hard, draining week I encourage all of you to scroll through cute photos of felines today. And then follow that up with reading the rest of this newsletter.
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+ Today’s Weather: Cooling off a bit with a high chance of storms.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Colorado Springs community is right to question justice after law enforcement misrepresents the shooting.”
+ Ask Amy: Concerned Ph.D. is trying to get rid of “very racist 19th-century books” they used for research on slavery. They are afraid to sell the books and fuel the rise in white supremacy across the country.
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Coloradans living with mental illness say comments after El Paso, Dayton mass shootings further stigmatize
A Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Andres Leighton, The Associated Press)
“It’s already something I don’t disclose to people unless I need to, and now I feel like I want to do it even less. I’m the least likely person in the world to hurt anyone.”
Karisa Hunt, Denver resident who said she has anxiety, depression
Following two mass shootings over the weekend, Denver residents are speaking out against Trump’s use of “mental problems” as a scapegoat.
Most individuals with mental illnesses are not violent, mental health experts said, adding that they are more likely to be targets of violence than perpetrators, Jessica Seaman reports.
Father demands justice after video appears to show Colorado Springs police fatally shooting son in the back
A screengrab from surveillance video that shows two white Colorado Springs police officers allegedly shooting De’Von Malik Bailey, 19, in the back on Aug. 3, 2019.
Since a fatal officer-involved shooting Saturday in Colorado Springs, new details and surveillance video have sparked outrage. In a video originally obtained by the Colorado Springs Gazette, two reportedly white police officers appear to shoot 19-year-old De’Von Malik Bailey in the back as he runs away from them.
De’Von Bailey’s father, Grey Bailey, demands justice in the fatal shooting. He also expresses frustration with the department for refusing to give him information about his son’s death.
“I wasn’t able to see him until (Tuesday) at the funeral home. They wouldn’t let me identify the body. They had a John Doe tag on him when he was in the morgue.”
Greg Bailey, father of De’Von Bailey who was killed by police
Denver will lower some speed limits to combat bicyclist and other traffic deaths
Piep van Heuven, policy director at Bicycle Colorado, lights candles on a ghost bike in honor of cyclist Alexis Bounds at the scene of her accident at South Marion Parkway and East Bayaud Avenue in Denver on July 31, 2019. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Amid mounting traffic deaths, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced efforts to address street safety.
The city will be implementing reduced speed limits on a handful of streets. First, Evans Avenue from Huron Street to Federal Boulevard will see its limit dropped from 35 mph to 30 mph.
By the Numbers
Handcuffed female workers are escorted into a bus for transportation to a processing center following a raid by U.S. immigration officials at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Rogelio V. Solis, The Associated Press)
+ In the largest raid in at least a decade, U.S. immigration agents arrested 680 people at Mississippi food processing plants that employ mostly Latino workers.
+ In 2018, violent crime in Colorado rose 8%, but murders dropped by 3.2%.
+ The age of Boulder County’s Altona Schoolhouse, where class will soon be back in session.
+ The FBI’s Operation Independence Day identified 12 sex trafficking victims in Denver and the arrest of one trafficker.
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Tom’s Diner on Colfax Avenue in Denver. (Denver Post file)
+ Going against the owner’s wishes, Tom’s Diner’s historic status moves up to Denver City Council.
+ Denver’s first billion-dollar “unicorn” company is the mobile shopping app Ibotta.
+ Kiszla: Why new Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco will be Joe Cool.
+ PHOTOS: Peep our shots of the 2019 Boulder County Fair. — The Know
+ In one of the worst stories from yesterday, a Boulder man, who was arrested on child pornography charge, also created online hate guide on how to hunt refugees, Jews and Muslims.
+ Foodies, listen up: The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Tour is coming to Denver next year.
+ A man died after being pulled from Boulder Creek last night.
+ In today’s preseason game at Seattle, here are five Broncos players to watch.
+ The Denver Post crew may be attending this event in full force. So if you see us, say hi! The Denver Zoo is hosting a “Flamingle.” And they have the best tagline: Nothing makes you tingle like a night to flamingle!
+ One person died and three were injured in a crash on U.S. 285 south of Conifer.
+ Meouch. Initial investors are suing Meow Wolf over forced share buy-back.
+ FYI: There are new rules at Coors Field for Billy Joel and Zac Brown Band concerts. — The Know
+ Treat your best friend. Here are 8 dog-friendly Colorado restaurants that also serve dog food. — The Know Outdoors
+ After another loss, Rockies’ Bud Black says, “We want to get to that point” about the Astros.
What We’re Reading
+ Now that white supremacy is running rampant, The Guardian reveals the intelligence officer whose warning over white supremacy was ignored 10 years ago because right-wing politicians were offended. — The Guardian
+ Did you know that Colorado had 24 mass shootings in the last six years? Most of them went unnoticed. — Westword
+ Now that grocery stores are putting out Halloween decorations, here’s a creepy tidbit about tarantulas migrating through Colorado. Hard pass from me. — The Associated Press
Song of the Day
Song: “Where does the good go”
Artist: Tegan and Sara
Sounds like: When you have an emotional goodbye with someone at the airport and then get in your car to drive away and you have that tight-chest feeling while trying to read the airport signs. (This is also the song in an iconic “Grey’s Anatomy” scene and it makes me cry every time.)
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