Michael Francisco

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Michael and Karla

    By Ron Kokish

    It was 1970. We had professional degrees, a house, beginning careers and a three-year-old son, The Great Society, weed and Beatles music. A bright future seemed certain for us and our country. The only thing missing was a daughter. As weekend hippies, we easily fixed that by… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Resumen: el caso de Michael Francisco en Carbondale

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Michael Francisco es un residente de la ciudad de Carbondale quien ha trabajado en el City Market de Aspen desde que empezó la pandemia. Previamente se dedicaba a trabajar con estudiantes de necesidades especiales y estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma a través del distrito escolar… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Slow is the New Fast: Climate of Love

    I am deeply concerned about the future of Carbondale, and the world, and how we will hold together amidst increasing social, economic and climate pressures. As Carbondale grapples with the complexities of racial injustice around Michael Francisco’s case, like many of you I’ve been trying to understand how to best… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Justice takes its time in Francisco case

    Michael Francisco appeared for another hearing in Carbondale Municipal Court the afternoon of March 8. It culminated in yet another continuance — the third of a series since Jan. 11.
    Expecting a large turnout, which they were right about, the Town of Carbondale limited attendance to 25 people… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 4, 2021

    To the Carbondale community
    Despite our incredibly strong and compassionate community, Carbondale is not immune from
    unfortunate situations arising from time to time. My expectation is that the Town will carefully
    evaluate the incidents that took place at City Market last December in more depth and in… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local arrest stirs controversy

    Michael Francisco has lived in Carbondale for 10 years. He grew up in Belize, where his father was a police officer, before moving to Los Angeles (LA) when he was 15. He is currently 54 years old. In Belize, Francisco was not familiar with racial profiling as a law enforcement… read more →