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J. Michael Farren, a former New Canaan resident and former White House lawyer (2010 press pool photo)
Jack Stahl July 11, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Wow PO'G you are in fact brilliant. Quantative easing has only made the rich richer. Although I doRead More think it may have rescued a castastrophe back in 2008. Number 1 problem, national debt, which my great grandchildren will still be struggling with, number two multinational inversion, read US-(mostly) based companies don't want to pay taxes, oh yeah exactly like individual TBers.
Sandra July 11, 2014 at 07:04 pm
The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized President Obama for putting unaccompanied alien children beforeRead More Chicago, and argued that the federal government should award the Windy City $2 billion to help combat violence. Obama wants 3.7 BILLION for the illegal children but he doesn't want to go to see these children at the border because he's not about photo ops! HAHAHAHAHA Perhaps we can get a selfie with him instead?
Jack Stahl July 11, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Sandra, the children at the border are sent there by desperate parents. The subject is very complex.Read More Why do you think we are in this country ?? It wasn't because our ancestors were successful from wherever they immigrated from(or they would have stayed there). Throwing money at Chicago violence is like spitting in the wind. The US should be open to all immigration but some documentation and disease checking should be done(like Ellis Island). And yes this costs money, but most new immigrants are hardworking, will get educated and learn the language if given a chance and will one day become participants in the economy and taxpayers like the rest of us. Anyway that is what I hope for them, the kids are innocent. Oh yes, I don't play. j
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.
Igor July 11, 2014 at 07:10 pm
So rita what would you suggest? Tell the parents oh well it happens and send them on their way?Read More People who have auto accidents and kill someone go to jail, what is the difference here? Neither one of them was done on purpose? A lot of times these children aren't forgotten, but mommy or daddy finds it easier to leave the baby in the car and run in the store for a few minutes.
MAC July 8, 2014 at 06:13 pm
What a tragic waste of Life, both hers and the man she killed! Giving one's life over to DRUGRead More addiction, and enslavement to the great Destroyer (Satan) is one of the worst types of slavery.
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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Craig Zac July 2, 2014 at 10:07 am
it wont be long before these idiots are gonna run into someone with a gun and then they are going toRead More cry... "why me? why did he shoot me? Waaaa" and the family of the moron will be marching around like idiots saying their kid was "Murdered" and "Something needs to be done" and they'll blame the cops, no jobs, lack of education and resources and everything else except the fact that they failed as parents and raised an idiot crook!
Thomas Johnson July 2, 2014 at 11:29 am
Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? Charles Dickens
Laura Gosser Wilson July 2, 2014 at 01:30 pm
This is EXACTLY why I am not comfortable in the North End. Last time I said this, I was verballyRead More attacked and told that it is completely safe to walk around day or night up there. Well if you make the choice to do that, I would be armed.
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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.
NewtownMark June 30, 2014 at 06:25 am
How about background checks before you knock someone up cuz you know this I not going to end well
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
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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 :)
Kurt Knapp June 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I wonder if the politicians who would ban guns really believe that such a ban would be any moreRead More effective than the ban on illegal drugs. Could they really be that stupid ?
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