QUIDNUNC: ‘Nope’ Springs eternal after Polis town hall police gets personal


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD the excessive force is strong with security types in faraway Colorado Springs. Seems that Rebel Gov. Jared Polis ventured into enemy territory May 4 to make a town hall meeting appearance in the Springs at Sierra High School. It’s a town where Congressman Darth Lamborn and state Rep. Dave Sidious regularly warn Rebels to steer clear. 

Undaunted, Polis went there. And there, Jedi school security forces meant business when boos erupted during a Polis tap dance. When Imperial protester LaDonna Robertson whipped out a scarf demanding that Polis be recalled for carrying out campaign promises to reel in guns and petroleum giants, an unnamed school guard whipped up a hornets nest. Video from the town hall shows the guard grabbing Robertson by the wrist and dragging her across auditorium chairs in an effort to unceremoniously toss her out of the town hall meeting. That brought on a cacophony of screams, yells, shouts and demands before the guard stood down to watch the woman lie and moan in pain on another spectator. Clearly not offering the optics school officials were after by hosting the Guv, they issued a statement after saying guard dude “is no longer employed” by the school. School district officials said it was all great fun, but in the future, security to guard against infractions from the Dark Side or Any Side must be provided by Imperial or Rebel forces, not cafeteria patrollers.