Douglas Bruce hits the big time–arrest covered by NY Times

It wasn’t bad enough that Douglas Bruce lost a bid to join the Colorado Springs City Council last week. It still wasn’t bad enough when he was arrested Friday for tax evasion.

Today, it is is officially bad enough as the man known for writing and promoting Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights, had the most recent chapter of his life chronicled in the The New York Times.

From today’s New York Times:

Taxpayers have rights. It says so in the Colorado Constitution in an amendment known as Tabor, which passed in a voter referendum drive in the early 1990s that was led by a man named Douglas E. Bruce.

Criminal defendants? Yes, they have rights, too, as Mr. Bruce learned the hard way last week after he was arrested for what prosecutors said was a failure to pay his taxes.

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About the Author

Scot Kersgaard

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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