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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    Eileenhawkeye, imo, if Legislators want to return to office after the next election, they may want to get behind Jessica's Law..

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    http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/...hildren/83248/

    In the battle for the 6th Congressional District, Republican Congressman Mike Coffman recently unveiled a TV ad that charges Democratic challenger Joe Miklosi was soft on sexual predators as a state lawmaker and “decided to vote against them (children).”
    “Joe Miklosi cast one of the deciding votes against Jessica’s Law.”

    http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/elect...9bb2963f4.html
    Ryan Boldrey rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com

    Republican Mike Coffman may want to send a thank-you letter to the voters of Highlands Ranch.
    In a tightly contested race with Democratic challenger Joe Miklosi for the newly redrawn Congressional District 6, votes from Douglas County are sending the incumbent back to Washington. Coffman got 49 percent of the vote to Miklosi’s 45 percent, with the rest going to Libertarian and unaffiliated candidates.

    Coffman accepted the seat around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6, more than two hours before Miklosi conceded the race.
    As Coffman appeared on stage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to thank his supporters for electing him to his third term, Democrats at Miklosi’s election-watch party in Aurora were stunned.
    Coffman was the incumbent, and the incumbent always has a better chance than the other guy. That's not to say that Miklosi voting "NO" on Jessica's Law didn't have an effect on why he lost; but Coffman still had an advantage. If this is a heavily GOP congressional area, it's not likely they are sending a democrat to represent them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eileenhawkeye View Post
    Coffman was the incumbent, and the incumbent always has a better chance than the other guy. That's not to say that Miklosi voting "NO" on Jessica's Law didn't have an effect on why he lost; but Coffman still had an advantage. If this is a heavily GOP congressional area, it's not likely they are sending a democrat to represent them.
    Colorado already collects DNA profiles from convicted sex offenders. The only effect Jessica's law would have is to expand that to anyone accused of such a crime. Miklosi voted no because he believes in due process.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eileenhawkeye View Post
    I'm just saying that all that money could be put to much better uses. I'm sure there are some sick children from Westminster who could use the money for hospital bills. Or children from a poor local family who didn't receive any gifts for Christmas. Something tells me that the city and county aren't donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to local families in need. Why not?

    Use $450k to help families in need...to fix roads...to combat local crime...to buy new textbooks..something that will actually help people. Not waste it on some elaborate park design in an attempt to feel better about themselves.

    I just don't get it. This is just another example of the government throwing money from tax payers away like it grows on trees. *sigh*
    The city had already planned to upgrade the park in the future but moved up the timeline. The funds they had already committed to upgrading other parks were diverted to this park instead so it isn't like they pulled the money from somewhere else, just another park in the community that will have to wait.


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    preliminary hearing will be closed to the media and the public

    A judge is denying the media's requests for access to a key hearing for a teen accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and attacking a jogger.

    Judge Stephen Munsinger ruled Friday that the preliminary hearing for Austin Sigg will remain closed to the public to ensure Sigg has a fair trial and to protect the privacy of the alleged victims and their families.
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...t-public-media

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    Tomorrow would have been this sweet girls birthday


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    Happy birthday jessica!


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    There are birthday signs and notes in chalk at Jessica's park today. My friend ran into her family there and they said they are burying her today as well. Happy birthday sweet girl. Rest in peace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashew View Post
    There are birthday signs and notes in chalk at Jessica's park today. My friend ran into her family there and they said they are burying her today as well. Happy birthday sweet girl. Rest in peace.
    I read about that. May she finally rest in peace.


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    Jessica Ridgeway case: Colorado Supreme Court orders judge to explain why he closed Sigg hearing: The Colorado... http://dlvr.it/2tB5h1

    from Denver, CO

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    Original story is here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Know? View Post
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    Jessica Ridgeway case: Colorado Supreme Court orders judge to explain why he closed Sigg hearing: The Colorado... http://dlvr.it/2tB5h1

    from Denver, CO

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    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...dge?source=rss
    Has anyone heard if the Judge answered this?
    The deadline was Feb 11.


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    I think this is a good move for the case so the jury pool won't be tainted I imagine his lawyers will still want a change of venue though.

    Will he be tried for both cases at the same time do we know?

    I am worried because he is only 18 he will be eligible for parole at some point he doesn't deserve the possibility of getting to live outside prison again.
    If you have information about a missing or deceased person's case please do the right thing and call your local police/sheriffs office.

    Never forget all murder & presumed murdered victims including Chelsea Bruck, Karen Buckley, Travis Alexander, Hailey Owens, Daniel Morcombe, Lyric Cook, Elizabeth Collins, Jessica Ridgeway, Caylee Anthony, Celina Cass, Ethan Stacy, Somer Renee Thompson, Shelia and Katherine Lyon, Leiby Kletzky, Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon, Whitney Heichel, Shaniya Davis & Mickey Shunick.

    Never forget the missing William Tyrrell, Jessica Heeringa, Etan Patz, Dirk Shiller, Jacob Wetterling, Kyron Horman, Haleigh Cummings, Brittanee Drexel and all missing children and adults.


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    I don't really think there needs to be a venue change. Just to give two examples, Samantha Runnion and Danielle Van Dam were both high-profile cases, and their trials were held in the same county. I feel like with high population counties, it's more likely that the trials won't move, because it seems more likely that you could find 12 people who aren't biased. Another reason is that after Austin Sigg was arrested, there really wasn't much coverage from that point on specifically screaming that he's the killer. There were a few days of intensively looking into his background, but it's not like there have been months/years of reporting on everything about AS. I feel like the majority of recent coverage is about the park, and there really isn't much coverage anymore at all. I know that it's because of closed hearings and I think there's a gag order...but if it continues at this quiet level until the trial in probably 2-3 years, I don't see why they couldn't stay in Jefferson County. I know that media coverage in the area was unavoidable for a couple of months, but by the time the trial starts, it will be years since the case was a regular fixture on the news, so I think they can find unbiased jury members. And just because you live in JeffCo doesn't mean you followed every detail of the case.

    I also don't follow this case, but I think whether or not James Holmes gets a venue change could affect whether Austin Sigg does. I could see see both the prosecution and defense using the decision in the Holmes case to justify their view about the Sigg case.

    Anyway, I am 100% sure that the defense will request a venue change, but I wouldn't be surprise at all if they aren't granted it.


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