DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!
By Max R. Weller
Read Boulder police arrest wounded suspect following overnight search from the Daily Camera. Quoting from the report below:
In this image from a TV news helicopter that was assisting police, Boulder SWAT officers are seen taking a suspect identified as Russell Daniels into custody on a bike path near Baseline Road this morning. (Courtesy 7News)
Following a dramatic overnight search, Boulder police this morning located and arrested a suspect who reportedly fired four times, apparently shooting himself in the head, while officers were speaking to him.
Russell Daniels, 34, was taken into custody around 7 a.m. today on a bike path near Gilpin Drive, Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly confirmed.
Daniels was conscious and breathing but had a gunshot wound to his head, where he was believed to have shot himself, according to police radio traffic. Officers reportedly found a gun on him.
Foothills Parkway and Baseline Road, parts of which were closed overnight, have both been re-opened following the arrest.
When I got up at 5:30AM here at Boulder Manor, I knew something was up when I smelled cigarette smoke in the hallway. The facility had been put on lockdown so nobody could enter or leave, and the selfish little tobacco addicts were smoking in their rooms. (Assholes.)
It’s OFFICIAL now or should be: Boulder, CO is a violent city. No use pretending that Peace & Love still prevail here, if this was ever the case.
In other news:
I see opioid abuse right where I live, in Boulder Manor Progressive Care Center. My current roommate — who will remain strictly anonymous — came in needing Physical Therapy to help in recovery from fractures. He was already on oxycodone from the hospital and in a wheelchair; after many weeks in this facility he’s STILL on oxy and I witnessed him throw a loud, cursing fit with nurses when they wanted to start reducing his dosage (rightly so). Physically, he’s no closer to getting out of the wheelchair now than he was at the start, and might even be in worse shape for lack of anyone in PT who will MAKE HIM WORK. My first roommate left here so that he could, in his own words, “Find two or three doctors on the streets who will give me [narcotic] painkillers.” Once you get in here, and BMPCC starts to make at least $7,000 per month for minimal care, it doesn’t seem like they’re in any hurry to help you become independent and able to function in the outside world . . .
I doubt that a Colorado Overdose Awareness Day will make any difference at all to those in the homeless population (or in the general population, either) who are bent on self-destruction with opioids and / or alcohol. Those I’ve known who have died were in fact self-aware, but they’d just given up on life.
I do feel much better today, having enjoyed McDonald’s cheeseburgers, french fries, and a large chocolate shake (with whipped cream and cherry on top, no less) thanks to my friend who took me out to lunch yesterday. She also brought some supplies I’d needed; I feel clean for the first time since coming here, after a hot shower using Ivory bar soap. My appetite seems to have returned in full force as well, so I ordered the Boulder Manor breakfast this morning after being off my feed in recent days.
That’s all for now.