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Annabelle Grace July 10, 2014 at 02:09 pm
People are very distracted these days, I'm not saying it's an excuse but we are human and who amongRead More us hasn't been in a situation where we are stupefied by our own mistakes? I also believe Porter is right, we shouldn't need the name of the person responsible. I feel that too many things are public these days. What this couple..this family will have to live with the rest of their lives no one would wish for. Compassion is needed.
Annabelle Grace July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I also think the police showed good judgement and I think the people who were screaming for namesRead More should be ashamed of themselves.
rita bendler July 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm
There is a lot of hateful judging going on here. Who are we to judge the person? We don't know--Read More someday it could be one of us doing something at seems unforgivable. It does happen. Go easy lest you be judged as harshly as you judge. You have no idea what that parent is going through. It would tear my heart apart and nothing in this world could heal it from the pain if it happened to my child and I was the cause.
Fred July 7, 2014 at 05:03 pm
The millions in taxes for these wonderful magnet schools are really paying off. Kids are so muchRead More smarter in these safe and wonderful facilities that promote such higher learning. I also can't wait till Mary Jane is legal and then the cops won't have to bother with these pesky arrests. You know, as they apply to kids, just like the cigarette, alcohol, and cell phone laws everyone ignores...
Fred July 7, 2014 at 05:08 pm
The millions in taxes for these wonderful magnet schools are really paying off. Kids are so muchRead More smarter in these safe and wonderful facilities that promote such higher learning. I also can't wait till Mary Jane is legal and then the cops won't have to bother with these pesky arrests. You know, as they apply to kids, just like the cigarette, alcohol, and cell phone laws everyone ignores. Not to get off track but is anyone doing the math as to how much is costs society when the concerts come to town? The amount of ER trips is staggering for kids who get drunk and high. Figure $2000 on average per concert goer who goes to the ER to sleep. Ask the ER staff how much they like working when these concerts are held. The Comcast should be required to hire a medical team with 200 beds and basic monitoring to allow the folks to sleep it off right on site rather than the needless ER visits. They can triage the bad ones and transport them...
Webster July 8, 2014 at 09:14 am
Get your facts straight. Marijuana is NOT SENDING kids to the ER at concerts- Ecstasy/Molly is. IRead More agree that Marijuana should be legalized, regulated and taxed the same way as alcohol, but Marijuana doesn't belong on school grounds in any form legal or not. Just as Alcohol or cigarettes don't belong on a school campus.
Nostradamus July 7, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Ct has a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way to go to even sniff at the level of corruption inRead More Flori-dah !!!!! http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/09/us/hampton-florida-corruption/
Jim Eastwood July 7, 2014 at 07:10 pm
Gerald M. Gaynor July 8, 2014 at 08:01 am
If you got a ticket for speeding on an Interstate Highway in Connecticut this weekend, you wereRead More driving in excess of 75MPH. You were lucky not to get a ticket for reckless driving...
An officer talks to a driver during a DWI Checkpoint in East Haven, CT. (Credit: versageek, Flickr creative commons)
porter gladstone III July 9, 2014 at 10:42 am
Yes ABG i do get your point that arabs /muslims have been terrorizing the world. I do actuallyRead More think that they get profiled. I think there is reason to profile them. I totally understand that. I think my response was not well written in that, at the end of the day, my experiences are that granny is rarely if ever searched and when she is, the media makes a big deal about it. Arabs are, and if I were Arab I would both be pist and understanding. The prison system is crazyily occupied by blacks. The question always is if they just get bad lawyers, are caught more often (the Bell Curve suggests that blacks are caught more often as opposed to do more crimes --and politically incorrectly attribute that to iq) etc. I dont have the answers. I think when you grow up in a crime ridden area with little hope youre more inclined to resort to crime. Im not sure it has to do with race as opposed to poverty. As far as traffic goes, the numbers above dont lead me to believe that there is anything crazy going on. And again the racial makeup of the police departments issuing the traffic tickets might also be examined. I.e are black officers handing out more tickets to whites, blacks, or in proportion? Are female or white etc officers more inclined to hand tickets out to -----------fill in the blank, females, white, black whatever. The big mistake is to observe a town such as New Canaan with a high white populatin away from highways and study data there, then to look at data in Darien which has I-95 running through it as well as route 1 and a pretty high-traffic area with rest stops etc and then analyze the data there as though the population is doing the arresting.
Igor July 9, 2014 at 11:13 am
There are so many variables in these studies (porter has pointed out a few) that it makes the wholeRead More study useless and a waste of money. The big problem I see is people take the portion they want and run with it, but gloss over the parts that don't show their point in a favorable light.
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Igor - It is the rare human being who does not do what you describe. >>> Porter - My pointRead More is that those who complain about profiling point to disproportionate stops/arrests/etc compared to representation in the general population rather than looking at historical data on incidents, etc. Such people will ignore that the white stops are nearly equal to their representation; they will point to the black stops being higher than their population representation and yet ignore that that cohort is more likely than the others to be violators. In traffic stops, particularly on highways, LEOs stop those who violate or act suspiciously, not those who fit a certain profile. As has been pointed out by others, rarely is the race of a driver known until they are pulled over.
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Molly Woonsocket July 2, 2014 at 07:00 am
No trial? What? I bet if a couple of kids came pointing to you and said "There he is, heRead More exposed himself to us" you would want a trial....I agree they are the worst of the worst but come on dude, what the hell are you thinking?
chuck July 2, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Yeah...I know...he's gonna get a trial. I'm just being a little over the top, but my frustrationRead More with the proliferation of these freaks has reached a new level. If caught and then found guilty, he should be castrated and imprisoned like I said. Sick of these molesters hovering around our playgrounds and ball fields.
Dave G July 3, 2014 at 06:40 am
He's a sick man
OpportunistWatch July 3, 2014 at 09:14 am
Search Google: Rabbi Porn New York....... this case is nothing compared to the ring of childRead More molesters the feds caught last week raping little children. The Rabbi came from Israel.
Husein Ahmetovic. Photo: West Hartford Police.
Philip July 2, 2014 at 07:38 am
How is this any different from photographers who take pics of celebrities sunbathing in the nude atRead More a private retreat. I don't see them going to jail. Or anyone who takes any picture of anyone when it's intruding their privacy. It's easy to come out with medieval reactions in this case but law needs to be clear and fair.
Bob Kirk July 2, 2014 at 09:56 am
Igor July 4, 2014 at 10:23 am
I love how people try ti justify doing stupid shit. I don't think wearing a normal skirt or dressRead More can be seen as revealing. These women were covered, not nude, not in a bikini. Just going about their business. There's no justification for what this guy did. Castration is a bit harsh though. Although if he's married his wife could think of something even more devastating.
Convicted murderer Luis Rodriguez
Kevin June 21, 2014 at 08:49 am
He should get the chair.
BJ June 23, 2014 at 09:07 am
You can download the episode at piratebay.org.
JTTPW June 23, 2014 at 05:37 pm
BJ: Thanks for the point of grammar, and a special thanks to your sons, for their service. OOH RAH !Read More :)
Three CT residents were arrested Sunday outside of Taylor Swift's beach house. Photo credit: "Taylor Swift" by Eva Rinaldi (flickr creative commons)
Craig Zac June 19, 2014 at 07:25 am
Thanks guys... Way to make us all look like a bunch of D-bags. Yay CT!
tawisn June 19, 2014 at 05:12 pm
H. Pyres June 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm
At least their statement showed some class. I'm glad TMZ didn't exist when I was younger.
Marcie Kane June 17, 2014 at 02:40 pm
How sad. Nothing wrong in our society. Nope, nope. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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Val June 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm
How heartless can you be?? This is a form of mental illness, often triggered by a trauma. TheseRead More people are typically very loving and giving people who weren't always suffering from this illness, but were once productive members of society. You judgmental a-holes think you are somehow above reproach and actually celebrate their death?? Wow!
Heywood June 18, 2014 at 03:19 pm
I feel sorry for the people who had to search thru the trash to find her corpse.
Deb Bicher June 21, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Having spent the last few years throwing out the hoardings of my late husband (Question: how manyRead More cans of tomato soup do you need when it is on sale? Answer: 27) my heart goes out to this poor woman. As Val says, hoarding is a medically recognized obsessive-compulsive disorder and can be treated if help is sought.
Jim June 14, 2014 at 02:50 pm
When you look at the amounts they obtained, and the length of time it took to get this money, theyRead More are truly idiots. It will cost them far more than what they got in legal fees alone to try and keep their sorry a$$es out of prison. That coupled with losing their jobs and having to pay restitution makes it a bad move to even think they could get away with it.
Marci June 17, 2014 at 09:26 am
You have to wonder how many more people are out there defrauding the government for benefits.
Socialist Worker June 17, 2014 at 02:27 pm
How many Fairfield county bankers went to jail after the housing bubble burst? I guess if itsRead More working class people this a major crime but if its a banker than no laws apply. The government maintains massive databases on everyone's communications. Why is it that the state and federal government database cross checking allowed this money to be paid out? Not enough computer nerds to write programs? The only way to underreport wages and receive compensation is to be partially unemployed. In that situation the state asks you to estimate wages and hours you will receive. If you are totally unemployed than it is not possible to be overpaid since the system determines your eligibility and payment by paperwork and computer. ...17,204 in benefits from January 2010 through January 2014. An average error of approximately $83 a week at $15 an hour about 5.5 hours over. Interestingly that appears to be close to the difference between 34 hours a week and 40 hours.
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Elizabeth Campo June 13, 2014 at 02:34 pm
the people who really pick the right homes to buy are in patrol cars. real estate agents thinkRead More commission and might not even know what officers know. they should be consulted with an offer of about $500.00 cash before buying. large puddles exist all over the country. wood rots !!!! black mold grows!!!
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carlos carion June 13, 2014 at 10:19 am
hey, bottom line is, tobacco and alcohol are deadly, as well as prescription drugs, and marijuana isRead More safer than eating peanuts. grow up people and have some civilty
carlos carion June 15, 2014 at 08:21 am
even so, don't bring your stash to a meeting with your PO! those people are humourless, and lookingRead More to feather their caps with as many busts as possible. I can't say I've ever been to one, but I know some folks who have, and the stories are the same, "always try trying to violate me", it's like a sport for these cretins. save yourself a lot of wear and tear on your hide, get through probation, and skip into the sunset, like audi murphy didn't lol
nascarblue June 16, 2014 at 06:53 am
hochap June 17, 2014 at 12:36 am
I think you are confusing a grenade shell without a charge and a simulator which has a charge andRead More will produce a considerable explosion.They are used in training.
Geoff Cabral June 17, 2014 at 07:17 am
I realize that the mom was pretty stupid to let him take it to school, but the charges are worseRead More than hysterical overcharging. At most, she should've been sternly reminded that "our country has let ourselves be turned into a woosie nation, so don't scare us like that again!"
Keith Rayeski June 20, 2014 at 11:48 am
I think YOU "hochap" are allowing yourself to be led down the liberal yellow brick road!Read More There is NO report that this device WAS explosive or, was "detonated" and SURELY they would have reported THAT "news"!! This was an inert object capable of nothing more than holding papers down or a door open! But, "they" don't want to admit that because it does not fit their agenda!! YOU, on the other hand.....DO!
Authorities are looking for information on a suspected child pornography distributor.
MAC June 9, 2014 at 03:55 pm
I hope someone recognizes this SCUMBAG "Named Shaun... "40 to 50 yearsRead More old---------------------------------------------------- Living within a 100-mile radius of the New Haven, Connecticut, area--------------------------------------------------------------------- Has degrees in electrical engineering and construction management----------------------------------------------------------- Proficient with computer programming------------------------------- Works in construction management---------------------------------- Travels frequently------------------------------------------------------ May have worked as a director of IT or information security-------- May have a family member living in Hamburg, Germany"------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please report him, so he can be prosecuted, punished and STOPPED from destroying children's lives!!
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Philip June 15, 2014 at 10:10 am
Brad, has there ever been a case where someone was convicted using DNA and later found innocent? SoRead More enough excuses - guilty beyond 'reasonable' doubt, get rid of these scum
Jackie Giamini July 9, 2014 at 07:37 am
It's TIME for CT to take out the garbage!
fedspy July 9, 2014 at 07:48 am
talk to edith sprague, she voted for the death penalty before she voted against it. liberals in ct.Read More rule the state, and a certain religious group, i believe in the legislature, catholic, voted against it. what the voters want is not acknowledged by these elected officials.
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CTMom June 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm
I have got to give a huge amount of credit to that kid for keeping his cool & not beating theRead More shit out of that maniac bully bitch!
Gerald M. Gaynor July 8, 2014 at 07:59 am
Hopefully this thug will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and banned from all ConnecticutRead More State Parks. We don't need bullies and vigilantes attacking people at the beach or any other State Park where families gather.
joseph esposito July 8, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Unfortunately, wo=MEN are not seen as bullies, even though many of them are! Google: You don't wantRead More to piss her off" Youtube, kids; mixed wrestling, and you will not only see fe=MALE bullies, but the fact that they can sexually assault boys on youtube, without consequences!
Robert Homer June 11, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Hope the JERK injoys his time in jail
dizickle June 12, 2014 at 09:58 pm
Why didn't anyone ride in the ambulance with her? Where were her friends? Noone even followed theRead More ambulance? Sounds strange to me.
mjk June 15, 2014 at 08:49 am
He deserves the consequence. What he did is an offense and assault to the whole community. StoriesRead More like this are not forgotten and can cause "mental illness", making people paranoid, fearful and untrusting of professionals (which sadly, can make the fearful person the threat or danger). It's a bunch of twisted crazy making. So yeah, he deserves the consequence. Let all service professionals remember, when you deal with any one individual citizen you're actually dealing with the entire public community. Take care (which actually means GIVE care).
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Peace June 24, 2014 at 05:31 pm
For crying out loud. Can you possibly let this go? The kid didn't bring it to school to blow it up.Read More It was show and tell. I again will say I don't know the kid or his mother. But let it go. Before you know it we will have a SWAT team on the roof of the Academy and armed guards at the door frisking our kids and taking away sharpened pencils
Igor June 24, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Congrat Dave Lersch you made the dumbest remark so far this week
Dave Lersch June 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
Igor. Really? What didn't you like about what I said several weeks ago?
"If the binding plea agreement filed today is accepted by the court, Mendoza will be sentenced to at least 84 months of imprisonment."
Monica June 7, 2014 at 09:16 am
fatmancarruthers June 7, 2014 at 01:24 pm
What about women that harm men? Should they get castrated too?
MAC June 7, 2014 at 02:01 pm
fatman, what a dumb-o you are! You seem to specialize in irrelevant, irreverent, and/or impossibleRead More comments.
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Igor June 5, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Ann for all those tree huggers who don't want the UI to trim the trees, this is your future.
Ella Nelson June 5, 2014 at 04:39 pm
I write the check to UI each month with a smile on my face.
Paul Bahre June 6, 2014 at 07:24 am
Looks to be blue sky's and sunny here in Granby right now.....
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