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Topic - Jessie Ulibarri
Ordinarily it's the Republican candidate who gets hammered for being insufficiently supportive of illegal immigrants, but that's not how the dynamic is playing out in a pivotal House race here.
The Colorado Democrat who once suggested that ballpoint pens and the buddy system were reasonable alternatives to carrying a firearm for self-defense took to Facebook on Sunday to explain why, in light of the George Zimmerman acquittal, he no longer is allowing his children to play "cops and robbers."
The gun debate is heating up in Colorado, with politicians from all over the state trying to come up with a way to handle gun violence in a post-Newtown world. Two Colorado Democrats, specifically, have suggested that carrying ballpoint pens or learning judo are better alternatives than carrying a gun.
"The tragedy of (Clements') death was an example of why the policy wasn't working," said Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, who carried the solitary confinement bill in the Senate. "We were warehousing people with serious mental health issues in long-term isolated confinement, then we were dropping them off back in the community with no transition back to human contact, no mental health care, and it's incredibly dangerous."