Sunday, May 9, 2010

PLN 28

I read an article called "Our boys are falling behind in education" By Dottie Lamm on the Denver Post talking about how Currently, up to 60 percent of the students at an average co-educational college or university are female. The majority of bachelors' degrees are now awarded to females in every racial and ethnic group. By 2017, the ratio of female to male college graduates will be 1 1/2 to 1. This means that boys are falling back For example, boys are far more likely to be held back a grade in fourth grade and then again in ninth grade, an action that promotes a suspension rate for boys that is twice as high as that of girls. This in turn leads to a male dropout rate of 32 percent compared to 25 percent for females. This matters because most boys are not dumb or bad a school, we are just lazy and do not try as hard in school as girls do. Boys falling back in school can easily be fixed by making single gender classes so boys are more comfortable with there class mates.

PLN 27

"Longmont officer shoots man suspected of assault" by The Associated Press is an article on the Denver Post about Longmont police officer is on routine paid leave after shooting and wounding a man wanted on suspicion of misdemeanor assault. Longmonts chief says police the officer shot the Brandon Duke in self-defense. The act supposedly happen because Brandon Duke shot at the police officer first with a semiautomatic rifle. This matters because it tells us that some police men can be very aggressive and if Duke really did shoot at the Longmont police officer the police officer did the right thing.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

PLN 26

"Santa Cruz police announce partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs unit to fight gang violence" By Jennifer Squires is an article on the Denver post talking about unsolved gang violence, the Santa Cruz police turned to federal immigration agents for help in solving so homicides that have been going on.Carl Reimer is a 19 year old and he died April 17 after being shot three times by suspected gang members in a Westside park area no arrests have been made for this murder.There also are outstanding suspects in three other gang-related activities have not been caught yet. This matters because most of the gang members are illegal in the United States, and most of them think since its not there country they can do what ever they want and get away with it. this is a big problem already and if the U.S. does not do something quick lots of bad things are going to happen.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

PLN 25

The article "12-year-old boy hit by bus still in critical condition" By Kirk Mitchell on the Denver post talks about a 12-year-old boy who got caught under the wheel of a school bus he was trying to catch on Friday remains in critical condition. The fifth grader was taken to surgery to repair serious injuries to his pelvis, leg and foot. Diego Lemos pounded on the back of the bus and then fell underneath the rear wheel leaving him with horrible injuries to his legs and waist. No decision has yet been made whether any tickets or charges will be issued against the bus driver. I do not think that the bus driver should get charged with anything because there was no possible way that he could of seen the 12 year old kid pounding on the the back of the bus.

PLN 24

In the article "Dougco deputies hunting for carjacker" By Electa Draper on the Denver post talks about Douglas County sheriff's deputies are still searching for a suspected carjacker driving a 2001 red Ford Escape. The incident began with deputies pursuit of a stolen car around interstate 25. The man suspect sped off the police losing control and driving into a ditch at I-25 and Lincoln Avenue. The suspect ran away and then carjacked the Escape. The owner of the Escape was tossed out of her car and finished with only minor injuries. This matters because the carjacker is not dangerous and probably did not have bad intentions so why are the Douglas County police spending so much time to find the carjacker.

PLN 23

An article called "El Paso County deputy dragged 40 yards after traffic stop" on the Denver post talks about how an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after he was dragged 40 yards by an SUV after a Saturday night traffic stop. Witnesses reported the deputy had stopped a dark colored SUV after an argument the officer reached into the SUV and the car sped away with the deputy hanging on to it for about 40 yards before the deputy fell. A resident found the officer laying in front of her house and called 911. This matters because we need to give our officers more thanks because they put there life out on the line for our safety everyday there out on the job.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

PLN 22

The article "20-car pile up closes I-70 west of Frisco" on the Denver post talks about how there was a 20-car-pile up has eastbound Interstate 70 closed just west of Frisco at mile marker 198. At least three people are being transported to Summit Medical Center with injuries. Severe weather and snow conditions have caused problems for the area much of the afternoon. This matters because it it showing that our Colorado roads should be safer. This accident could of been stopped if CDOT would have closed the roads earlier because it was giving them troubles.