Jul 4, 2022 • 1HR 1M

4th of July Episode covering the mass shooting at a parade that has taken the lives of six people and injured 24.

We also hear the speeches given at the opening of Estes Park's newest open space The Thumb, and also discuss the relevance of 'The Handmaid's Tail' in today’s world.

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Jason VanTatenhove
Colorado's Counter Culture Magazine. Covering local arts, music, writing, local breaking news, deep-dive investigative articles, and podcasts based in Estes Park by Journalist, Author, and Artist Jason Van Tatenhove. https://coloradoswitchblade.com

According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Six people were killed and more than two dozen others wounded when a gunman started firing a high-powered rifle from a rooftop 10 minutes after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade kicked off Monday morning, authorities said.

Authorities continued to hunt Monday afternoon for the shooter, and “the offender still has not been apprehended so far,” Christopher Covelli of the Lake County sheriff’s office and the Lake County major crimes task force said at a news conference around 2:15 p.m., four hours after the shooting.

The gunman used “a high-powered rifle,” Covelli said and fired from a rooftop “He was very discreet and very difficult to see.”

He called the crime “very random, very intentional,” and he called it “a very sad day.”

The FBI asked that anyone who had video of the shooting or possible information about the shooter call their toll-free tip line at (800) CALL-FBI.

We also hear the speeches given at the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Thumb Open Space Project. One of the most iconic natural features and historic climbing landmarks in Estes Park.

Here is a great video put out by the Estes Valley Land Trust about the natural area and the steps taken to protect it for future generations.

We then discuss the newly renewed relevance of the dystopian novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ along with the Hulu series and the warnings it had for us, long before the Supreme Court’s rejection of Roe vs. Wade.

Here are some of the media appearances and articles I was in this past week:

‘I was the propagandist for the Oath Keepers’ By Fox 31 News in Denver.

Great article on the talk I gave to an audience with The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism.

and an article about me made it onto Good Morning America’s website.

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