Please take a minute to respond to the convention survey to the left. It will help me direct my attention in Denver later this month. Thanks in advance.
For those who didn’t stop by over the weekend, please also scroll down and consider bidding for the vintage Star-Bulletin shirt. Proceeds will go to the fund benefiting those laid off by the Advertiser last week.
Have you just been walking your dog or are you heading for the Democratic National Convention? That’s a question Denver police will have to be asking now that the City Council has banned carrying buckets of urine or materials for a graphically-named “feces bomb”. Of course, the ban only applies when there is the intent to, well, distribute. It also applies to chains and locks that could be used to lock people in or out.
Police have to prove that people carrying such items intend to use them to block public access or emergency equipment or to thwart crowd control measures.
Safety Manager Al LaCabe said the law will be applied in situations when certain items are going to be used in a disruptive way. He said officers will consider the totality of the circumstances.
“Our intent for this bill is not about suppressing or chilling First Amendment rights,” he said.
Looking forward to fun in downtown Denver!
I also took some time over the weekend to download Mayor Hannemann’s latest campaign report covering the six month period from January-June 2008. Here’s a list of the latecomers to Hannemann’s campaign party who gave the maximum allowed by law during the period.
You can also click here for a full list of contributors during the six months, arranged by amount and by date, which can often reveal relationships between groups of donors.
You can also compare to a similar list of top contributors from the last campaign report, which covered July-December 2007.
I’ve also been catching up in the photo department. Click on the photos below for selections of my favorite Kaaawa pictures from the months of June and July. Enjoy.