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Colorado man ticketed for broken windshield in parking lot of auto glass repair shop: ‘Definitely a bummer’

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A Colorado man was ticketed for having a broken windshield while on his way to a repair shop.

Nick Berlin said he made an appointment to replace the windshield a day after vandals threw a rock through it, and he was pulled over and ticketed in the parking lot of the auto glass shop, reported KUSA-TV.

“I got a ticket for something that I was close as I could be to resolving,” Berlin said.

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The ticket shows an officer cited Berlin just minutes after his scheduled appointment Aug. 19 at Absolute Auto Glass, as baffled workers watched.

“We were just standing here in our door and were ready for his appointment, and all of the sudden we see a cop out there writing the guy a ticket,” shop owner David Sprague said. “We were pretty astounded to think that was what happened.”

The shop owner claims Berlin had “plenty of visibility on the driver side,” but the Adams County deputy ticketed him anyway.

“I don’t know if he’s a no-nonsense kind of cop,” Berlin said. “It was definitely a bummer.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado said the incident demonstrates that many law enforcement officers see their role as ticketing rather than protecting public safety — and that can erode public trust.

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The Sheriff’s Department declined to comment on the citation but explained that ticketing officers are given discretion when issuing citations.

Berlin said he intends to fight the $46 ticket in court, but the shop owner promised he would pay the fine if the citation isn’t dismissed.

Watch this video report posted online by KUSA-TV:

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Here’s how bad things are for Trump after the Supreme Court ruling: columnist

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In a piece for Vanity Fair, columnist Eric Lutz addressed the degree to which President Donald Trump is in trouble after the ruling by the Supreme Court on his financial records.

Trump has spent the better part of four years fighting any transparency about his finances and taxes, which many have suspected might reveal illegal activity.

"He's not going to release his tax returns," said senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in 2017. "We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care."

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Trump gets advice from golfing buddies and right-wing Twitter as America faces a ‘crisis of truth’: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Thursday, columnist Michael Gerson contends that President Trump is running the country through the prism of the "right-wing information bubble."

"Trump is not only using this right-wing information bubble to exploit his supporters," Gerson writes. "He also seems, increasingly, to have taken up residence there. As his failures have multiplied, his hold on political reality has loosened. Trump has become our boy in the bubble, with an intellectual immune system too weak for him to survive exposure to reality."

All sources of dissent and critical thinking have been removed systematically removed from his administration -- — posts formerly held by Rex Tillerson, James Mattis and Dan Coats, have now been replaced by sycophants, according to Gerson.

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‘Another hoax’: Trump whines and rambles about Supreme Court and New York in latest meeting

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After spending most of the day whining on Twitter, President Donald Trump spoke to the press from the White House Thursday afternoon to call questions about his taxes and financial documents a "witch hunt."

Trump has used the term to reference the Russia scandal, the Ukraine scandal, cases against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, his friend Roger Stone and any other topics he chooses on any given day.

"Do you have a reaction to the Supreme Court rulings today?" asked a reporter that sounded like CNN's Kaitlan Collins.

"The rulings we're basically starting all over again," Trump said. "This is a political witch-hunt... it's a witch-hunt, it's a hoax, just like the Mueller investigation... this is purely political..."

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