The GUARDIAN ANGELS are coming to Colorado Springs!
On Friday, May 28, 2004, Peter Dempsey and Ted Noyes, long-time GUARDIAN ANGELS, met with a number of Colorado Springs citizens to talk about the GA organization, answer questions and listen to concerns and remarks from CSPD representatives.
The author of the news article which appeared in the Gazette the following day, stated that "……. and about a dozen others met with the Angels……..." In addition to representatives from Knob Hill, excluding CSPD reps, residents/property owners of the Broadmoor, Skyway, Eastlake, Park Hill, Old North End, Audubon, Mid Shooks Run, Palmer Park and Rockrimmon areas attended, most with hopeful anticipation that, at long last, a chapter of the GUARDIAN ANGELS would be established in our City.
At a time when local law enforcement officials claim a lack of funds and the trained officers needed to handle the myriad of problems currently infecting Colorado Springs, and events are handled with a "Call In The Crime" approach, more eyes and ears are needed to help deter crime and make our streets and neighborhoods safer places in which to live, work and play.
GUARDIAN ANGELS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which began in New York 25 years ago.
Simply stated, its founder, Curtis Sliwa, then a night manager at a fast food restaurant, was fed up with the crime he witnessed on a daily basis on the NY streets and in the subways late at night. A caring, dedicated and determined man, Curtis took action and the rest, as they say, is history. The GA website on the internet provides extensive information as to the organization's history as well as its establishment of chapters throughout the United States (including Hawaii!), and several foreign countries. www.guardianangels.org
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