Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS

• Ron Stallworth, policeman and author of the book “BlackKklansman”, visited CC over Block Break and answered questions from students.

 

C-SPRINGS

• A group of teenagers crashed into a Native Roots dispensary on Wednesday, managing to steal display containers from the store before hitting a police car and escaping in another vehicle. No marijuana was actually stolen. (The Gazette)

• El Paso county jails reach a record high of female inmate population. (The Gazette)

 

COLORADO

  Over 66 tons of ground beef were recalled from a meat producer in Fort Morgan after several illnesses and a death were reported due to an E. coli contamination. (The Denver Post)

• The ACLU of Colorado recently called for Colorado State University to amend its policing practices in light of a racial profiling incident several months ago. (The Denver Post)

• Many of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks saw a dusting of snow this week as temperatures dropped below 40 degrees across the state. (The Denver Post)

• Toxic algae was found in Gunnison’s Blue Mesa Reservoir on Saturday, negatively influencing recreational activities in the area. (The Denver Post)

• A plan was released by the U.S. Forest Service to close 250,000 acres of the Arapaho and Roosevelt Forests from shooting activity. (The Denver Post)

 

USA

• Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct from three women, raising further doubts about his potential nomination. (NYT)

• Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand 14 years ago. (CNN)

• A report was released on Friday revealing that last year Rod Rosenstein, the second-in-command at the Justice Department, wanted to secretly record President Trump, citing the 25th Amendment. (NYT)

• While speaking to the UN General Assembly this week, world leaders laughed at President Trump after he boasted his achievements. (CNN)

• The Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor has been charged with manslaughter and was fired from her job. (CNN)

 

WORLD

• An Indonesian teenager was rescued this week after being lost for 49 days at sea. (BBC)

• U.S.-imposed tariffs on over $200 billion worth of Chinese goods went into effect on Monday. (BBC)

• A seven-year-old girl was raped at a restaurant in South Africa, sparking discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault in the country. (CNN)

• Letters from the former Pope Benedict XVI to Cardinal Walter Brandmüller indicate that Benedict does not support the anger that many of his followers have expressed towards the current Pope Francis about his mishandling of sexual abuse controversies in the Catholic Church. (NYT)

• Israeli forces killed a 15-year-old Palestinian boy during Gaza protest demonstrations on Sept. 20. Since the start of the Palestinian “Great March of Return” protests on March 30, the death toll has risen to 173 and 18,000 people have been injured. (Democracy Now)

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