Sep 22, 2009 7:02 AM by Associated Press

TABOR author sees charge dropped, summons reissued

A trespassing case against anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce was thrown out because of an error on the ticket, but a new ticket was quickly issued to keep the case alive.

Bruce and another man were arrested in August in front of a Colorado Springs store where they were gathering signatures on a petition. Police say the store manager asked the two to leave, but they refused.

Municipal Judge Spencer Gresham dismissed the trespassing charges yesterday after ruling the police officer erred when she changed the date on her copy of the tickets. Police reissued the tickets a few minutes later and a new court date was set for Oct. 14.

Bruce wrote the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters in 1991 to limit government revenue and spending.


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