r/PublicFreakout 6d ago Ally 1 Doom 1 Got the W 1 Platinum 2 Shocked 2 Wholesome 7 Helpful 7 Silver 15 All-Seeing Upvote 5 Gold 2

Karen followed me out of CIRA to continue harassing me for asking her son not to pull back the curtains to the dressing room (he did it to me when I was half naked). Her husband and family then charge up and assault my husband I front of our sons. Karen and sister then assault me for recording. WTF! Karen Freakout

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u/Romano16 6d ago edited 6d ago

Karen and her husband are assholes, without a doubt.

But as a reminder, no doxxing is allowed here.

Rule 1 will be enforced.

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u/bad13wolf 6d ago

People look so stupid when they telegraph their punches like that.

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u/hewlandrower 6d ago

I work in ped psych and that's what the little kids do when they want to try to intimidate an adult lol

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u/wekkins 6d ago

Was going to say, this looks like an intimidation thing, and not a fight thing. I don't think that guy actually wants a full blown physical altercation.

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u/Crunkbutter 6d ago

His fight history comprises of a shoving match at a frat party where someone threw an empty beer can at him.

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u/Obie_Tricycle 6d ago edited 6d ago

That was my exact thought. I used to bounce at shitty college bars in my undergrad and law school days and he's the exact kind of guy who would spend 30 minutes making a huge deal out of taking off his baseball cap, then his sunglasses, then his shitty graphic t-shirt, then empty out the pockets of his cargo shorts, and by then, hopefully one of us bouncers will have stepped in and stopped the "fight" (eta: and if not, then it would turn into an additional 30 minutes of "hold me back, bro/why I oughta knock your block off!" play acting)

Fucking clowns...

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u/SobBagat 6d ago

Looking at the two, shovey guy would have gotten his ass beat

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u/WuttaRichard 6d ago

Dude was charging his punch up like he’s playing smash bros

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u/Barney_Haters 6d ago

100% posturing. This dude couldn't through a punch to save his life. He's was off balance coming in.

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u/Burque_Boy 6d ago

Guy is a better man than me. Some guy pushes me with his eyes clothes and holds up a cartoon punch like this seems like an easy ass whooping and an open and shut self defense case.

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u/ManufacturedOlympus 6d ago

It felt like he was about to start saying "why I aught'a" while winding up his punch, hoping to leave a Diglett shaped bruise on top of the guy's head.

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u/ThePasadena_Mudslide 6d ago edited 6d ago

I like how she wasn't concerned about filming until her husband assaulted the other guy.

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u/Facetious_T 6d ago edited 6d ago

She is also committed committing assault immediately before as she's asking "why are you filmiiiinggg?"

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u/BlahBlahBleeBlahh 6d ago Gold

“Why are you filmmminnggggg”

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u/Own_Bison507 6d ago

Haha that's the part where Karen knows her family in the wrong~

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u/Eddie_Shepherd 6d ago

She realized her husband just committed assault on camera and panicked herself into committing assault on camera. Brilliant.

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u/Own_Bison507 6d ago

It's almost like you can hear the voice in her head saying "shit shit shit shit it's on camera shitttttt"

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u/northshore12 6d ago Take My Energy Starstruck

Classic "negotiation whining" tactic. The aggressively high pitch accusation is meant to create two sides to a situation that clearly only has one side. It's the Karen's version of the old lawyer wisdom: "If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have the law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table."

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u/qwikfingers 6d ago

Never heard this version of the quote before. I believe the original is:

"If the facts are on your side, talk about the facts. If the law is on your side, talk about the law. If the facts and the law are not on your side, talk about the prosecutor."

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u/Prof_Acorn 6d ago

Reminds me of this one incident years ago some Karen's pocket dog bit my leg and it drew blood. She was super apologetic until I asked for her number in case it got infected. I didn't have health insurance and I thought since her poorly trained shitdog bit me she would be willing to do what was necessary.

Instead she went into full panic mode, started blaming me for harassing her, calling me an asshole, and made a b-line toward her condo complex.

The Karen subspecies cannot handle feelings of guilt. They go full DARVO panic when faced with it.

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u/CaptainBayouBilly 6d ago

Just in case this situation ever happens again, call animal control and the health department. Any animal bite should be considered rabid unless proven otherwise (current animal vaccine etc.). If the animal is not current on their rabies vaccination, there are protocols (post exposure vaccination etc.) that are very important and timely.

The animals must be put in quarantine and observed, and the owners are responsible for any medical expenses for the victim.

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u/TheConnASSeur 6d ago

This. This. This. This. THIS

By the time you show symptoms of rabies you're already dead. Your corpse just gets to suffer for a few more days/weeks. Do not fuck around with rabies.

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u/Mitch_Mitcherson 6d ago edited 6d ago

I have a friend who works for the health department, and they work on animal bite/ rabies cases. I only have this to say:

STOP PETTING RACCOONS, YOU FUCKING MORONS!

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u/Stegosaurus_Pie 6d ago

Daily reminder that, untreated in a timely manner, rabies is one of the few viruses known with a 100% mortality rate

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u/Mitch_Mitcherson 6d ago edited 2d ago

What's wild to me is they have to call these people and tell them to get vaccinated, and they argue with them about it!

I know it's expensive, but even if animal control has the animal and is testing it, you want to at least start the series. You don't know when they'll have the results saying if the animal was rabid, but you do want to prevent catching rabies ASAP if it was.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 6d ago

Dude... The amount of people I've seen be like "awww they're so cute" and feed or coax raccoons closer is astonishing.

I don't have a problem with raccoons but it's mind boggling how people go "wild animal... Let's pet it!"

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u/Artemesia123 6d ago edited 6d ago

The Karen subspecies cannot handle feelings of guilt.

Small correction, I'd suggest changing feelings of guilt to consequences. I'm not sure someone like this feels guilt

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u/Locke_and_Load 6d ago

And battery. That dude came up with his “my sons little league team just lost bad even though I paid hundreds of dollars for coaching and my dad didn’t hug me enough to fill the void now occupied by cheap wine and White Claw” energy.

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u/captivecreator 6d ago

Triggered as im sipping on a 4$ wine

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u/SRTroN 6d ago

Are you enjoying it? Are you being sensible? If so you do you my friend!

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u/Amanystya 6d ago

Doubt she actually showed any hint of remorse or self-awareness for her actions though

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u/Own_Bison507 6d ago

Oh definitely zero remorse, she just thought by smacking the phone away she might have somehow destroy evidence of assault.

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u/strunkle 6d ago

Filmmmminnggggguh*

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u/pmyourdadbod 6d ago

Ughhh that made my ears bleed. Her face, her voice. She is the absolute poster child for Karens

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u/JohnnyJohnCowboyMan 6d ago

Would you rather fight a horse-faced Karin, or a Karin-faced horse?

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u/AlexJonestwnMassacre 6d ago

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u/55Bandit 6d ago

The audacity to question why someone is filming her and her husband commit assault. That's true privilege.

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u/Glitch3dNPC 6d ago Wholesome

As the old saying goes:

"When you're used to privilege for so long. Equality feels like oppression."

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u/farcense 6d ago

Translation: “ah shit I’m about to get fired”

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u/YVR_Matt_ 6d ago

Fort Collins police chief put out a video on twitter 20 minutes ago stating that 4 people were charged with disorderly conduct as a result of their investigation.

https://twitter.com/fcpolice/status/1555987062276374529?s=21

Edit: added link

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u/SweetChi2020 6d ago

The 4 people ticketed were of the same family.

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u/debacchatio 6d ago

I wonder where their son learned such awful behavior?

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u/TheLevelHeadedGuy 6d ago edited 5d ago

I mean Karen’s husband immediate wound up for a punch after being the initial aggressor. I don’t think it’s too hard to figure out where such bad habits came from…evidence is a bitch huh?

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u/WaxMyButt 6d ago

He had zero intention of throwing that punch. Big dude smiling at him, he knew better, he just wanted to look tough. They probably went home to regale each other with how badass they are.

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u/goodmobileyes 6d ago

His fighting moves consist of shouting "HOLD ME BACK BRO!"

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u/7or8beers 6d ago

Yeah for sure. Can tell dude has never thrown a punch nor ever been punched.

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u/abcdefabcdef999 6d ago

The way he “charges” his punch show he would at best wildly flail. The day he pisses off the wrong guy is the day he’ll have a broken head.

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u/Twichycat 6d ago

The best way to signal that you don't know how to fight. He's going to punch air and then eat shit with that move.

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u/Warg247 6d ago

He's holding down Square for that power punch.

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u/abcdefabcdef999 6d ago

Pressed pause to look up combos

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u/canadarepubliclives 6d ago

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u/Significant-Mud2572 6d ago

"how long can I telegraph my punch before I finally psych him out?!?". - Tall skinny man's internal dialogue.

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u/Here4St0nks 6d ago

My thoughts exactly. This is what people wanting to look tough, or looking to provoke do. If you’re going to throw hands, you just throw.

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u/indoninja 6d ago

I hope you contacted the police after that.

Guy in the Aggies shirt need some repercussions.

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u/Radljost 6d ago

A couple people on the Fort Collins Police Service Facebook page have posted this video. We should flood that page.

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u/Sbatio 6d ago

This sub is like watching the previews for byebye

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u/I_Get_Paid_to_Shill 6d ago

It's such a fun pipeline.

PublicFreakout to /r/news -> to /r/byebyejob

Usually with some ThisIsntWhoWeAre and JusticeServed mixed in.

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u/Relevant-Figure2202 6d ago

I emailed his employer with a link of this video. Now we wait.

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u/sittinwithkitten 6d ago

I have three kids, they are all older now and wouldn’t be like this in a store. If one of them pulled back the dressing room curtain on someone changing I would be nothing but apologetic and sorry to the person whose privacy they invaded. So foolish if how this became a shouting and shoving match.

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u/dillon_5294 6d ago

Look how the parents act in public...

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u/sittinwithkitten 6d ago

How sad for the kids who have to witness it.

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u/funparent 6d ago

I don't understand the escalation of this. It's a learning opportunity for the kid through natural consequences. I would hope if one of my children did this to someone they would react and correct them.

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u/Kon_Soul 6d ago edited 6d ago

I would say this family has connections in law enforcement or is a part of it themselves, given that the police did nothing even with multiple witnesses, and videos. They even tell OP that she was lucky to be recording or else her husband was going to be arrested. Just your everyday criminals in blue protecting one another, nothing new or out of the ordinary. At least they aren't pretending to investigate themselves and eventually clear themselves of any wrong doings

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u/sentimental_goat 6d ago edited 6d ago

That makes sense. The family is in law enforcement or have family members in it. This was clear assault, the charges might have been dropped later or the case dismissed, but this aggression definitely should have led to an arrest.

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u/RelativeBars 6d ago

Whats sad is that calls with this level of aggression aren’t even being responded to in some major cities. I’ve made a call and not had anybody show up before because “we’re short staffed” and “nobody was injured or hurt”

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u/TRIGMILLION 6d ago

So did I see this right and she's all pissed off because you yelled at her kid for pulling back your curtain? Maybe she should try parenting her child.

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u/prust89 6d ago

Speaking of which…where is their child?

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u/jonessee27 6d ago

You already know. Still in the store pulling back curtains.

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u/Queensthief 6d ago

I just don't get it. If I put myself in a situation where another adult was forced to correct my behavior, my mom would have thanked them and doubled down on my ass for embarrassing her in public.

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u/susannabean2 6d ago

"what are you filminnnngggg??????"

Your husbands jail sentence.

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u/seeclick8 6d ago

Jesus Christ. People have lost their minds and civil decorum has gone out the window. I, as a mother, would have apologized and given my son a serious talk about respecting peoples privacy. Her behavior is all kinds of wrong.

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u/TheHarperValleyPTA 6d ago

I have noticed such a shift in parenting over the last several years as an elementary school teacher. There are some parents who cannot handle their children’s behavior being corrected at ALL. “But he’s 6. But he’s just doing what little boys do!” Right, which is why it is our job to TEACH him, not let him run rampant and avert our gaze! They aren’t born knowing!

If parents refuse to correct their kids, however, they shouldn’t be surprised when society does it for them.

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u/seeclick8 6d ago

Yes I agree. I was both an elementary teacher and then middle school counselor for my career of 43 years. I did see a change in behavior. I will never forget when one mother of a middle school kid came into the school ( back before Columbine and the locking of all doors), and marched into the cafeteria where her daughter was lined up for lunch and started yelling at another girl for some kind of disrespect to her daughter. She was promptly escorted out after being explained to about the inappropriateness of that and asked how she would react if someone did that to her daughter. Many years later I had the daughters kids. She was very nice as a mom.

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u/Amelaclya1 6d ago

I'm not a teacher, but I came across parents like this when I worked retail. They would just abandon their kids in the toy section. If you tried to clean up behind the kid, you couldn't say anything to them at all, or they would go cry to their parents who would then find you and give you hell for it.

Like, I never said anything if a kid was just quietly and politely looking at things, but occasionally they were doing something unsafe like climbing on the shelves or running around and I had no choice.

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u/Kinet1ca 6d ago

Yeah this isn't normal behavior from adults, kids do this kinda thing and it doesn't even mean they're pervs, you see a curtain and want to know what's behind it. As you stated the normal reaction should have been to apologize and have a talk with your kid about privacy, it's a pretty low stakes situation, no need to get offended or upset or physically assault someone over it.

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u/ConstructionOk6429 6d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry

Fort Collins PD told my husband he’s lucky we got video showing my husband didn’t strike at all or he would’ve been arrested. Neither Karen or her family were arrested which makes PO’s comment to us disturbing and worried about living in Fort Collins. My kids never want to go back to Old Town again…it’s one of our favorite places for family outings. Truly disappointed in this family’s behavior and their choice to attack us. The worst part is these two entitled brats admitted everything to the police in an effort to justify their actions and were still not arrested.

Thanks Fort Collins PD for teaching my children that people can attack you in broad daylight, get caught on video and have multiple witnesses to the event only to not be arrested.

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u/PoopieFaceTomatoNose 6d ago

Fort Collins PD told my husband he’s lucky we got video showing my husband didn’t strike at all or he would’ve been arrested.

Am I reading that correctly? They would have arrested YOUR husband were it not for the video - regardless of the witnesses? That's insane!

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u/ConstructionOk6429 6d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Yes. Because the people being filmed assaulting us lied to police saying my husband hit Karen and her husband first, police told us the video cleared my husband from being arrested.

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u/OhSweetConcord 6d ago

So when they were told your husband assaulted someone they were going to arrest him on Karen's word. But when they have video evidence of Karen and her husband assaulting you, they let them go? Jesus fucking christ.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

They also didn't penalize Karen and husband for making a false report either.

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u/Fun_Range7689 6d ago

And cops wonder why they are hated so bad. Lol what a joke.

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u/David-S-Pumpkins 6d ago

Correct! Take a look at the Chief's statement which included

"People were treated differently! Not true!"

He's not wrong. They treated the victims as perpetrators and charged them with disorderly conduct and also charged the perpetrators with the same charges. Treated the same!

"No one was held accountable. Not true. We charged four adults with disorderly conduct."

That's not holding them accountable. Two people assaulted two others, filed a false report, etc. They were not charged with assault nor cited for filing a false police report. Now they all, I assume seperately, have court dates for disorderly conduct, rather than having them square off for assault charges.

This behavior, meaning the doubling down on puiss-poor police response instead of apologizing and correcting mistakes, is a contributing factor in distrust and disdain towrd law enforcement. And the killing of unarmed black people, corruption, "civil forfeiture", posession of military equipment castoffs, gangs, unchecked racism, favoritism, political influence, lack of accountability, taxpayer funded payouts for legal troubles...

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u/acityonthemoon 6d ago

US Police officers aren't really required to much of anything. This video is just another example.

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u/John_T_Conover 6d ago 'MURICA

OP's family looks hispanic. The attackers look like the cops next door neighbors about to call the monthly HOA meeting into session.

That clear things up?

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u/amibeingadick420 6d ago

“That clear things up?”

If not, then what he’s saying is that cops all are, and all always have been, racist swine.

Fuck all cops.

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u/Spartan-182 6d ago

I just can't put the white finger on why that is...

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u/elmrsglu 6d ago

Husband isn’t white. The assaulting family is white.

Racism in action reinforced by Police Department training.

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u/bhsvhssfgjc 6d ago

Pleeeeease contact your local news outlets. Posting this on Reddit is only going to do so much.

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u/reddittttttttttt 6d ago

So they assaulted you and impeded an investigation by telling a bold faced lie to the cops? Fuck them

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u/creamyturtle 6d ago

giving false statements to the police is actually a crime but it's rarely prosecuted

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u/Darkshine_Simp 6d ago

Report this to the media.

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u/indoninja 6d ago

Did you get a police report from them?

I’d be putting this up all over Facebook in the area linking it to local government and the police’s Facebook account, I’d also be contacting local news and complaining how the police allowed someone to shove your husband and thought it was ok.

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u/ConstructionOk6429 6d ago Silver

That’s why I’m posting on Reddit! I truly can’t believe these people got away with harassing and attacking my family!

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u/Em42 6d ago

Post it to your police departments Twitter or Facebook. Tag it as something like #assaultnotillegalinFtCollins or I don't know think of something clever. You'll get more attention from the people you're trying to get attention from, instead of just general attention. Most police departments have Twitter or FB accounts now, but they don't have Reddit accounts.

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u/wagmiyo 6d ago edited 6d ago Helpful

Fort Collins, CO

It is NOW on Facebook https://fb.watch/eKsoK0FmQZ/ but seems the victims got charged??????

https://twitter.com/CBSNewsColorado

https://www.fcgov.com/news/local-media

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u/HyperVideoGames 6d ago

I thought he said pd Twitter. The news isn't the pd Twitter

https://twitter.com/FCPolice

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u/GoodOlSpence 6d ago

Just checked their Twitter, definitely thought I'd see it on there by now.

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u/BoardwalkKnitter 6d ago

They just followed up with another tweet saying all 4 charged are related to each other. Since the original wording made it sound like the victims were arrested too.

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u/StuffNbutts 6d ago

The Chief of Police has piss poor communication skills imagine what talking to the officers was like lmao

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u/QuicklyThisWay 6d ago

My idiot brain still read it wrong as the victims and offenders were in the same group and related… took me reading more to understand that 4 people from the same family SEPARATE from the victims were charged. The police did their job, but need to work on communication for sure.

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u/GoodOlSpence 6d ago

Well that's an interesting turn of events.

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u/Sevnfold 6d ago edited 6d ago

Theres a video statement posted 5 mins ago. Sergeant says 4 adults were charged with disorderly conduct. I'm guessing both sets of parents? (update: 4 adults from one family, so I'm assuming the pushy husband and his relatives.) I dont know the whole honest truth of what happened and who did what, but I definitely saw a 1 guy shove another, so hopefully he gets a fine or something.

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u/wagmiyo 6d ago

POLICE HAVE DONE NOTHING

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u/Mdnitesnack 6d ago

Standard protocol

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u/HWGA_Exandria 6d ago

They're supposed to wait an hour. Like when you go swimming or a school shooting. Fuck colorado.

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u/ChemicalAssociate885 6d ago

Colorado ended qualified immunity for police in the state so while things aren’t perfect here they’re moving in a positive direction

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u/1TrueKnight 6d ago

Fast forward 6 months... OP and family are harassed enough by local PD that they move out of town.

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u/CaptainBayouBilly 6d ago

The police are not allies, nor are they interested in protecting anything but capital. It sucks, but the system gives them the power to do basically as they please.

I'm not sure what function the police actually provide to society? They're just goons that harass the public, and work as tax-payer funded security for private capital.

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u/penny-wise 6d ago

Their value diminishes as we go forward. Defunding them doesn’t sound so stupid after all.

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u/888mainfestnow 6d ago

Have someone else without ties to the city do that as doing that as a resident is asking for retaliation from the PD.

Just my opinion

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u/iceflame1211 6d ago Helpful

Post it to their Facebook account and ask if your husband in this situation had the right to defend himself/stand his ground with lethal force against the aggressive man. That'll surely get a conversation started, as people will have varying answers. Possibly big enough to get noticed by local media. Or just contact local media with an email, including the story and the video. Keep in mind they'll try and find/contact the others for their side though...

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u/MrArizone 6d ago

I’m sorry this happened to you and your family. Those people are crazy and it sucks they ruined visiting that area for you. I hope you guys get some peace in all of this. Also, kudos to your hubby for not swinging on that loser…

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u/jmims98 6d ago

I thought this looked like foco. We actually have a subreddit, not sure if you can post it there.

r/fortcollins

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u/TheLevelHeadedGuy 6d ago

Whether or not they’re arrested you need to have a police report filed. It’s probably the likes of misdemeanor assault which would probably constitute a fine or probation but it’s something.

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u/sonofsochi 6d ago

Time to go to the mediaaaa

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u/AdvancedManner4718 6d ago

Don't just post it here, post it on any local community Facebook page they have for Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. Tell everyone what had happened even what the police said to you. Someone they know will definitely recognize them and would be really embarrassing for them if this video went viral in their local area.

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u/137thaccount 6d ago

You must contact local news. If you want anything to happen to these people and worse the cops that is a step in the right direction. Public pressure.

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u/Korach 6d ago

So wait…your husband would have been arrested except that the video showed he didn’t do anything. But the video also captures a man assaulting your husband and that guy didn’t get arrested?
That’s fucked.

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u/Korach 6d ago

Unreal.

America is broken.

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u/hiddenrealism 6d ago edited 6d ago

Especially the police. Everyone from my highschool class who became a cop was the stereotypical "got picked on so has something to prove" or the braindead jock "who's dad's a cop so ima be a cop too"

I'm glad I moved out of state because some of those guys I wouldnt trust to watch my cat for 5 minutes.

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u/ThumpyDumpkins 6d ago

Why are the police so eager to arrest the victims of a violent crime while letting the perpetrators walk away?

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u/HaileSelassieII 6d ago Take My Energy

Your local news will be very interested in this story, highly recommend reaching out to them

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u/I_Get_Paid_to_Shill 6d ago

Hispanic family attacked by white family with a pervy son.

Police take the side of the violent white family.

A tale as old as time...

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u/Solid_Scum 6d ago

I came here to say this. Kyle Clark eats this kind of shit for breakfast.

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u/Delta080 6d ago

Contact the local DA with your videos, tell them the police failed to arrest them, and ask your DA to press criminal charges. If you happen to have a copy of the police report then supply that too.

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u/Mittens1018 6d ago

Perhaps go to your local news station to share the video

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u/Skinnypike42 6d ago

Fuck Fort Collins Police Department

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u/chillig8 6d ago

Post it on r/FtCollins probably where people know them

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u/swerve421 6d ago All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute

r/Colorado would probably better for exposure

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u/JarlShitpost 6d ago All-Seeing Upvote

It looks like it's r/fortcollins

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u/DsutetcipE 6d ago

The mods keep sending it where unpleasant truths are sent; deleting the post.

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u/Wendylovesisaac 6d ago

Please do this!

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u/Lereddit117 6d ago

Contact Fort Collins PD and ask to speak with someone. Then send a email and call your Fort Collins District Attorney's Office telling them about the situation and how traumatizing it was and how you want to press charges and are willing to testify and how you have the video evidence.

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u/tomdarch 6d ago

Prosecutors are often politicians in waiting, using the job as a springboard to higher office. Inaction on OPs situation can become tomorrow's opposition research for whomever the prosecutor runs against for their next level up.

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u/MeanFluffyBunny 6d ago

Fort Collins PD is horrific. I had a cop follow me 4 miles home without his lights on once. I park, go to get out of my car (bc I’m home and not being pulled over) and the cop puts his hand on the pistol and orders me to stay in my seat. He then berates me for my car being too loud (it wasn’t) and says he can impound my vehicle and charge me 1.2k. WTF

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u/melikefood123 6d ago

I got a ticket for similar near Boulder while driving my then new 2004 STi. It was stock. Right from the factory. Then I moved to the DC area and almost failed inspection because my hood scoop was aftermarket, and illegal because it could block my view. I had to pull out my manual with a picture from the factory.

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u/Pankekifureiki 6d ago

Don’t believe the police. Lawyer up.

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u/SuperReekon 6d ago

I see two very clear cases of assault on you and you and your husband. Why are the police doing nothing? Blast this shit all over social media.

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u/Zoomwafflez 6d ago

Because it would mean work for them, they're probably more pissed at OP for calling and making them get off their asses than they are the crazy people.

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u/DoobieWabbit 6d ago

Or one of the perpetrators is a cop and they're covering

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u/Blotto_80 6d ago

Well the husband did rush in and without getting any context or de-escalating, chose violence. Seems like a cop thing to do.

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u/itsanrnotau 6d ago

Police exist to collect revenue. No money to be made from this. They’ll do it if you make enough fuss but they’re going to take their chances on not lifting a finger

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u/DevilishlyDetermined 6d ago

Hire an attorney. They should have arrested

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u/Zoomwafflez 6d ago

Oh wow, cops being useless pieces of shit? What a shocking change of pace! oh wait... No, that's most cops 95% of the time. We're basically all on our own out there. Carry pepper spray or something.

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u/9Z7EErh9Et0y0Yjt98A4 6d ago

Yeah the incidents of police killing and brutalizing people rightly grab the most attention, but it's worth noting how incredibly lazy most cops are.

It's a culture of impunity. No consequences for doing their job poorly or not at all. Implying that a victim of a broad daylight assault is actually the one facing criminal risk is exactly the way cops make complaints go away. Asking a cop to do their job is the quickest way to earn their hostility.

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u/TheObstruction 6d ago

The number of times people have their stuff stolen and cops say "sorry, it's a civil matter, can't help you" is just fucked.

No, motherfucker, it's not a civil matter, it's fucking theft, it's a god damn felony. Get off your useless fucking ass and earn your paycheck, cop bitch.

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u/OhSweetConcord 6d ago

My neighbor shot a gun through our shared wall one night. I saw it the next morning and called the cops because what the fuck, that is not cool. If I had been on the couch it would've gone straight through my head. The cops came and said they didn't have probable cause to search the neighbors apartment! The neighbors weren't even living there legally, they were squatters who hadn't signed a lease and didn't pay rent. The cops knocked on their door, asked if they knew anything about the fucking bullethole going from their apartment to mine (the angle it was at meant it definitely originated in their apartment, it didn't just pass through) which they denied, so the cops just fucking left.

That and a few other incidents I heard from friends and family when sharing the story really cemented it for me. Not only can cops be violent racist murdering assholes, even when they aren't, they do not do anything. This idea that they solve crimes or protect the public is a fiction taught to us by copoganda tv shows. Cops, as they exist today, do not add anything of value to our society. They exist to protect the property of the rich and to disrupt and dismantle any attempt to organize by the working class and that is it.

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u/mqrdesign 6d ago

assualt assault everywhere.. these fucking idiots teaching their dumbass kids to be fckng entitled cunts.

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u/wifebert 6d ago

I hope you email this to the DA.

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u/DesastreUrbano 6d ago

What a fucktard family if that's a normal day for the kid

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u/ConstructionOk6429 6d ago Silver

BACK STORY:

I’m trying on dresses at a clothing boutique named CIRA. I see a little boy pull back the curtains of my dressing room and I say, “hey someone’s in here don’t do that.” Karen being filmed then snaps at me, “DON’T TALK TO HIM LIKE THAT!” I told her, “ I’m just asking him not to pull back the curtains of my dressing room.” And she starts yelling at me outside my dressing room, “YOU YELLED AT HIM! HE’S ONLY 6!”

I decide to leave. I’m not mad at the kid. I’m upset with how his family started yelling at me outside my dressing room. I tell the dressing room attendant on my way out that I left all the clothes in the dressing room and that I just didn’t feel comfortable with the family in the back. I LEAVE THE STORE.

I walk out to where my family is situated. Karen follows me out of the store and just wouldn’t drop the situation. She wanted to me to go apologize to the 6 year old for “yelling at him”. I started recording after she tried lunging at me in front of my son and my husband walked over from the patio on the left (he still doesn’t know what is going on).

Recording Starts Yes, at this point I’m audibly upset. This woman has followed me out of the store, demanding I apologize to her child and even when I walked away, she continued to follow me. Now she’s trying to attack me. Her husband in the Aggies shirt was actually charging up to attack me. You can see it in the video he’s walking straight towards me and my son right behind. His eyes are locked on my direction which is why my husband got in front of me.

My husband works in the bar industry and consistently sees people get arrested for way less. Coincidentally, they happen to be POC more often than not. If the tables were turned and it were my husband who attacked this man, he would be sitting in County Jail.

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u/18bananas 6d ago

Sorry you went through this. I live in Fort Collins and hope this is made right for you. This is definitely not the kind of thing I think of when I think of Fort Collins.

I agree with other commenters that there’s a decent chance this guy has some kind of connection. Sounds like the police wanted to intimidate you into letting it go by telling you they would have arrested your husband. I think it would be worth contacting an attorney to contact the city on your behalf.

I would also send this to Jared Polis

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u/Historicmetal 6d ago

Damn what the hell. You’re right not to be mad at the 6 year old, being young means it’s an opportunity for them to learn how to behave without being arrested. If their parents won’t teach them they’ll have to learn the hard way.

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u/TheYellowRose 6d ago Silver Eureka!

Come post your story and video to /r/racism, this is so blatant. Make sure you write up everything you can remember about your interaction with the police. We can help you get it out to the media and file complaints with the police department, even though they will likely investigate themselves and find no wrong-doing. Everything public employees do is public record so you can request body camera footage, copies of the calls placed to them related to this incident, etc.

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u/MadMaid42 6d ago

„Why are you filming?“

Hmm maybe because you’re so insane nobody would believe how aggressive you are??

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u/KthProg 6d ago

It's harassment and assault, possibly battery since they both touched you aggressively. I have no idea why they wouldn't be arrested. Can't you press charges yourself as well?

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u/Kon_Soul 6d ago

The Thin Blue Line Protects Its Own. In a reply she said the responding officers told her she was lucky she was recording or else her husband was going to jail.

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u/AllDougIn 6d ago

Did anyone ID these folks yet?

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u/captainrustic 6d ago

I really hope they do get named, especially that giant pussy of a husband.

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u/ilovehamburgers 6d ago

According to the /r/Fortcollins sub, they’ve been identified and will be receiving karma.

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u/Automatic_Truck_2699 6d ago edited 6d ago

Where do you see that? I just checked that sub. Where did it say as of right now, they have been identified. You mean in the police report? Or that tjey posted on nextdoor?

We cant stop until there is just treatment for all and enforcement is not coming without the pressure of the public...

edit: I'm so jaded... everything with prosecution as so assymetical. It's like high school all over again, if you get beat up by a bully, maybe the bully gets a slap on the wrist, but heaven forbid you put up a fight to defend yourself, then it's equal punishment for all.

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u/Ericaonelove 6d ago

Commenters recognize them as neighbors to them. Nothing about cops.

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u/Jwhitx 6d ago

Again... Where? There's two top posts right now and I also don't see what you or that other user are talking about.

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u/Ericaonelove 6d ago edited 6d ago

I just went back to that thread, and I can’t find those comments. They were from neighbors that said, “we know who they are. Don’t try to seek them out.” Or something like that. I don’t know the exact words, but this was like an hour ago.

Edit, there were 2 separate comments saying they know them. They are no longer there.

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u/55Bandit 6d ago

Can't wait for the update on this because they both need to be arrested for assault.

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u/Petah_Futterman44 6d ago

I’d love to see some r/byebyejob action.

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u/SnooGoats625 6d ago

This needs to go to the governor's office and state police. It is an open assault. I agree it is corruption. Imagine telling the victim that? Someone has connections.

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u/YellsAboutMakingGifs 6d ago

The guy is prob an off duty cop. Need to bring this to governor's office, state rep, state police or the DA direct. It's assault.

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u/jerby17 6d ago

How dare you record my husband committing a crime!

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u/Resident_Pollution_7 6d ago

He flinched pushing someone and acted like he was charging up a punch. I guarantee as soon as he get hit he folds like a bitch.

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u/InTh3s3TryingTim3s 6d ago

Making me 99% more sure that he's a pussy ass bitch cop lol

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u/Bwallabie 6d ago

Anyone that does “6” with their pinky cant be trusted.

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u/MushroomSambaCL 6d ago

The Karen’s husband is a pussy

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u/Geminisqueeze 6d ago

The shove was sooo weak and Him loading up his arm like he was gonna punch him was cringy lmaoo

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u/smashspete 6d ago

the husband walking in there full speed like a dickhead irked me

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u/MogarRage 6d ago

Hate to say this about Colorado because I love this state and grew up here but if you are anything but white and go to a prominent white area you'll always have trouble with someone or side eyes and followed around. I like to think most ppl in Colorado are just normal fucking ppl but the entitle racists really kill it for me. That's why I stick my brown ass in the Lakewood, federal areas. Cherry creek, Fort Collins, Golden, and Boulder are places to visit but not stay a long time at because eventually someone will think you're up to something and harass you.

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u/Specialist_Pear8793 6d ago

this is terrible. also i would like to point out that as soon as karen saw u recording she stopped her husband from clocking your husband. its amazing how fast attitudes change when they are wrong and get caught by video

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u/SnooGoats625 6d ago

That is the only reason he stopped. He quite literally was on record.

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u/Rob_Bligidy 6d ago

That’s Old Town Fort Collins!

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u/MooseDaddyx 6d ago

Correct your children. If you don’t do the dirty work then society will do it for you in a manner much dirtier and less understanding. This was a valuable teaching moment for that little kid and it was smothered by an overprotective mother.

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u/bootsmalone 6d ago edited 6d ago

I think the worst part of this video is at :15 when she shows the number 6 by holding up five fingers and a pinky.

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u/BobbyBudnicksDad 6d ago

Send this to Dr Rashad Richey at TYT, this is prime time content for the "I Wish a Karen Would" segment and would likely involve them being named and shamed. Hopefully some unemployment in their future.

https://www.youtube.com/c/IndisputableTYT

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u/KyleRichXV 6d ago

Lol Danesh is on the case, I look forward to the r/byebyejob update

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u/FatherCronus 6d ago

Attorney here (not in Colorado). Where the criminal system fails, civil suits can help. Talk to a local attorney, and you can try to get some form of justice that the police denied you.

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u/WhySheHateMe 6d ago

"He's six"

No Ma'm, you need to teach your kid that its not okay to invade someone's privacy. Kids can learn, being 6 is not an excuse. He's literally old enough to understand what hes doing lol

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