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Krista Foster Heard July 21, 2014 at 01:32 am
God Bless , What a tragic loss . How was this K- 9 baby not secure. This K-9 was an officer of theRead More law and has died and hopefully the investigation shows it was no fault of his handler. John people are not laying blame , they simple want to know and are speculating , this is also a financial loss for Orange as well as loosing a trained officer and fur friend.
fatmancarruthers July 21, 2014 at 07:52 am
Whatever you do, dont question a cop's judgment. Theyre always right
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 07:46 am
poor dog... that sux. Sorry to hear of its loss. As for the Officer, Im sure they were using the dogRead More to sniff for drugs or something, whatever the case, the dog was only doing what it was trained for and weather or not the Handling officer "Needed" it there really does not matter.
Daisy Wilson July 19, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Its time that we began to bring the illness of hoarding out for open discussion. Too oftn peopleRead More know there's a problem but don't want to get involved.
Kerensa Gwir July 18, 2014 at 05:44 pm
The very agency that interviewed NPD officers multiple, multiple times on their actions that day,Read More collecting specific details as to how they and state police worked literally side by side for hours, listing each officer by name and badge number, now says it simply overlooked the fact they were there that day? Of the active shooter team who cleared room 10, two were honored, and two were not; no one knew Chapman's name? No one remembered Smith? How did Cario and Davis form that team with only two guys? CSP officers list multiple NPD officers by name in their own reports; it can't be the case that they didn't know who they are. We are not talking about the state overlooking a self-dispatching responder from a neighboring town who arrived 45 minutes into the response. We are talking about the state claiming that it overlooked the primary responding agency--and the only agency to be on scene when bullets were still flying. We are saying that when a wounded child was rushed to an SUV to be brought to safety, the man at his head was remembered but the the man at his feet was too insignificant to recall--even though the very carefully typed detail of who this man was is in the police report. To suggest that the memory of the NPD men they worked with in that first, horrific hour has faded so quickly that CSP personnel now don't recall working with them, strains credulity.
Kerensa Gwir July 18, 2014 at 05:44 pm
The very agency that interviewed NPD officers multiple, multiple times on their actions that day,Read More collecting specific details as to how they and state police worked literally side by side for hours, listing each officer by name and badge number, now says it simply overlooked the fact they were there that day? Of the active shooter team who cleared room 10, two were honored, and two were not; no one knew Chapman's name? No one remembered Smith? How did Cario and Davis form that team with only two guys? CSP officers list multiple NPD officers by name in their own reports; it can't be the case that they didn't know who they are. We are not talking about the state overlooking a self-dispatching responder from a neighboring town who arrived 45 minutes into the response. We are talking about the state claiming that it overlooked the primary responding agency--and the only agency to be on scene when bullets were still flying. We are saying that when a wounded child was rushed to an SUV to be brought to safety, the man at his head was remembered but the the man at his feet was too insignificant to recall--even though the very carefully typed detail of who this man was is in the police report. To suggest that the memory of the NPD men they worked with in that first, horrific hour has faded so quickly that CSP personnel now don't recall them even being there, strains credulity.
Kerensa Gwir July 18, 2014 at 05:51 pm
The very agency that interviewed NPD officers multiple, multiple times on their actions that day,Read More collecting specific details as to how they and state police worked literally side by side for hours, listing each officer by name and badge number, now says it simply overlooked the fact they were there that day? Of the active shooter team who cleared room 10, two were honored, and two were not; no one knew Chapman's name? No one remembered Smith? How did Cario and Davis form that team with only two guys? CSP officers list multiple NPD officers by name in their own reports; it can't be the case that they didn't know who they are. We are not talking about the state overlooking a self-dispatching responder from a neighboring town who arrived 45 minutes into the response. We are talking about the state claiming that it overlooked the primary responding agency--and the only agency to be on scene when bullets were still flying. We are saying that when a wounded child was rushed to an SUV to be brought to safety, the man at his head was remembered but the the man at his feet was too insignificant to recall--even though the very carefully typed detail of who this man was is in the police report. To suggest that the memory of the NPD men they worked with in that first, horrific hour has faded so quickly that CSP personnel now don't recall them even being there, strains credulity.
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT July 20, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Be advised, they do NOT work for you. They work for the state. It is a judicial fact (via SupremeRead More Court Rulings) that the Police have no legal obligation to protect you; and they are allowed to lie, it's a big part of the job.....And they do not put their lives on the line every day - well, not for the people they don't. And more so, they were not drafted and they do draw a pay check. They certainly joined for a reason and they certainly know the risks ahead of time. We should not have Policy Enforcement Officers. We should have Law Enforcement Officers (Sheriffs) and Peace Officers (Constables). Policies are corporate and they protect corporate interests. Also Police are appointed. Sheriffs and Constables are elected by the people and owe their allegiance to the system. Before you yell at me and tell me your daddy is a good man and a police officer, take the time out as I have done and do your research. You'll be amazed what you find. And I know Police Enforcement Officers who have told me to my face that they f----- HATE civilians. Up to you - you can throw insults my way and stay asleep or you can calm down, do your own research and wake up.
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT July 20, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Be advised, they do NOT work for you. They work for the state. It is a judicial fact (via SupremeRead More Court Rulings) that the Police have no legal obligation to protect you; and they are allowed to lie, it's a big part of the job.....And they do not put their lives on the line every day - well, not for the people they don't. And more so, they were not drafted and they do draw a pay check. They certainly joined for a reason and they certainly know the risks ahead of time. We should not have Policy Enforcement Officers. We should have Law Enforcement Officers (Sheriffs) and Peace Officers (Constables). Policies are corporate and they protect corporate interests. Also Police are appointed. Sheriffs and Constables are elected by the people and owe their allegiance to the People. Before you yell at me and tell me your daddy is a good man and a police officer, take the time out as I have done and do your research. You'll be amazed what you find. And I know Police Enforcement Officers who have told me to my face that they f----- HATE civilians. Up to you - you can throw insults my way and stay asleep or you can calm down, do your own research and wake up. Who do I call when I need help? I rely on myself. Why in the world would I put my life in the hands of a stranger? Why would you?
Outlaw July 22, 2014 at 09:18 am
To the people on here stating the police put their lives in danger with little pay is horse sh*t.Read More They knew when they signed up to be an officer the dangers it presented. It was a conscious choice. Because you don't make a lot of money as a clerk in a fast food restaurant does not mean you have to steal to make up for it. Work harder. The other issue is where is this guy's photo? People's faces have been placed up here for simple petty theft. Meanwhile, this guy, who is supposed to be an officer of the law, doesn't get his mugshot placed on here.
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Voice of Reason July 14, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Interesting. As they're listed above a quick check of the half dozen Towns/Cities with the highestRead More crime rates are also near the bottom of the list of citizens with pistol permits. New London #166. New Britain #152. Waterbury #153. Bridgeport #158. New Haven #168 and Hartford #169 of 169 Towns in CT. Any correlation?
David Parsons July 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Small towns have a larger percentage of people with permits but a far lower number of permits.Read More Canaan has the highest 13.5% and there are a whopping 167 permits. Bridgeport, on the other hand, only has 2.8% that amounts to 4,031 permits.
Shirley B. Backus July 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm
I thought I read somewhere that most armed robberies were committed with guns that were stolen fromRead More homes. If you feel you must own a gun, don't advertise it. That alone could be the reason your home gets broken into! Obvious alarms and locks could make thieves wonder what's so valuable that it needs all that security. Again, don't advertise how secure your home is, and what valuables are inside.
IOU July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am
I never trust crime numbers. The police supply the data and it's in the best interest of the policeRead More if the crime rate is very low. It makes residents feel safe. It gives job security to the police if the residents are led to believe the police are doing a good job. There was an incident in my town a few years ago where a man murdered his wife. But the crime stats said there were no murders. I lost interest in our police stats at that point.
John Q. Public July 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm
The more police officers a town has per person, the more 'crime' gets reported!
Ken Anderson July 15, 2014 at 09:22 am
Whoever compiled this shouldn't be taken seriously. They've got five different Hartfords demarcatedRead More (all with the same stats though--?) and yet they forgot at least one whole town. I'm not going to say which one--that's their job, but if I had to remark on the State of Union, I'd just say "very, very swollen." C'mon, if they're going to offer stats like this at least get the flipping map right! Sheesh.
Cpl. Jessie Peterson of the Highland Village Police Department only lasted 30 minutes in quickly-rising temperatures of the car before he had to get out and recover.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 09:03 am
Cars have alerts when you do not have your seat belt clicked. Why not alerts if the seat belt isRead More clicked in the back seat and the door is opened to alert the parent? If the door is closed without the seat belt un-click the horn would blow until un-clicked. Hows that for a new invention car manufacturers?
Igor July 16, 2014 at 11:09 am
How about people just pay attention to what they are doing? It's not not just with children. TheyRead More drive, walk the same way. With their heads up their butts. Why should it fall on the auto makers (thus increasing the cost to the consumer) to do what the parents should be doing?
Dylan Anthony July 17, 2014 at 02:25 pm
was the title pun seriously necessary?
J. Michael Farren, a former New Canaan resident and former White House lawyer (2010 press pool photo)
Bill Payer July 13, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Hey David, "Dou-Bag", what does Bush and Bin Laden have to do with a personal criminalRead More case? Besides, Bin Laden is dead and nothing has changed. The occupant in the W.H. will be on trial soon as well, don't worry!
Amy S. July 19, 2014 at 01:18 pm
not if he is playing golf.
do cons ever work? July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Have you ever noticed that when tragedy strikes this country the Republican presidents are always onRead More vacation and the Democratic presidents are always in the White House? Funny. Even with Katrina, the war criminal was in Crawford on his month-long (5th) vacation.
Chinook and Cheyenne. Photo provided by CT Department of Agriculture
Dana July 13, 2014 at 06:12 pm
It's unlikely they will put the horses down if their only issue is a lack of groceries. However,Read More they have obviously been starved on and off for at LEAST a few years if it was first reported in 2011. Like most mammals, this kind of malnutrition can destroy the internal organs. Horses a especially subseptable. I hope the court denies any appeal she makes, because what ever her issue is, she obviously either won't or can't properly care for them.
BARBARA July 14, 2014 at 10:52 am
It says nothing about putting them down. Hopefully they will be fed and cared for then put up forRead More adoption. Poor horses at the mercy of an unfit human to take care of them !
nana of 5 July 21, 2014 at 11:22 am
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE !!!!!! Why have them if you can't care for them
Kristjan Ndoj
Cookie1255 July 10, 2014 at 04:49 pm
somebody knows something ... they just dont want to talk! Guiltiness will set upon them soonRead More enough... They should get more information from the girl she knows who did it she doesnt want to say it!!
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 07:51 am
you mean to tell me that no one has any ideas as to who shot this kid and why? What about the homeRead More where he was shot? who lived there? what's their deal? was the shooter trying to send them a message and shot this kid thinking he was whoever lived at that home? this kid also was supposedly dating some girl who had a jealous ex? nothing came of that? its so strange, a seemingly happy, normal, innocent kid gets killed in a sniper attack and there's no motives or any reason or suspects at all? Hmmmm. I feel bad for his family.
Leenie Beattie Smith July 22, 2014 at 05:58 pm
The shooter was probably connected in Shelton, why else would they not have him arrested yet?
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Kerensa Gwir July 15, 2014 at 01:26 pm
How can you honor 300 first responders without mentioning the *very first* responders? Where areRead More Nute, Barocsi, Chapman, Penna, Smith, Vanghele, Bahamonde and Kullgren? What about McGowan for God's sake? What about the people who treated Ms. P's foot? What about all those who dealt with the parents and children? What about Jeltema who sheltered parents behind the rescue truck? What about Hull who escorted two moms through a potential hot zone to safety? This isn't about those receiving the awards--of course they are deserving; this is about completely omitting most of the very first officers on scene, all Newtown dispatchers, and all Newtown Fire & EMS from what I can see. Maybe there's a reason for these omissions, but how do you not even mention the very first people involved, especially considering that the most dangerous moments of the entire response were handled by them?
Kerensa Gwir July 15, 2014 at 01:27 pm
How can you honor 300 first responders without mentioning the *very first* responders? Where areRead More Nute, Barocsi, Chapman, Penna, Smith, Vanghele, Bahamonde, Seabrook, Chief Kehoe and Kullgren? What about McGowan for God's sake? What about the people who treated Ms. P's foot? What about all those who dealt with the parents and children? What about Jeltema who sheltered parents behind the rescue truck? What about Hull who escorted two moms through a potential hot zone to safety? This isn't about those receiving the awards--of course they are deserving; this is about completely omitting most of the very first officers on scene, all Newtown dispatchers, and all Newtown Fire & EMS from what I can see. Maybe there's a reason for these omissions, but how do you not even mention the very first people involved, especially considering that the most dangerous moments of the entire response were handled by them?
sassy July 15, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Excellent point
Michael Mott, 34 of 411 Chestnut Hill Road (Credit: New Haven Police Department)
1 July 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm
A few lessons here. 1) mind your business or you may get punched in the face. 2) always have aRead More backup credit card in your own name. Especially if you are unfortunate enough to marry a spendthrift. 3) don't punch a person in the face where you just tried using a credit card - the cops can track you down that way.
Bert Marchael July 9, 2014 at 06:54 am
After looking at the picture of Mott, I doubt he could read, let alone read anything McCann wrote.Read More As they say, "No good Deed goes unpunished."
Bobbie July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am
Judging a book by its cover? We know nothing about Mr. Mott. And by what you wrote, Bert, I knowRead More that you are an uptight snob.
L.A. July 14, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Back seated or front seated car seat.... my question is: how in the WORLD can these parents goRead More hours, and hours throughtout the day without thinking about their baby??? Don't they think about their child like: what is he/she doing right now, is he sleeping or playing with his friends, is he eating right now? Is he ok????etc...). Don't they call each other (mom/dad) to ask how the daycare drop off went??? My God!!! I think they should have the same punishment.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Rita is correct in her response but what I am saying is to be consistent. New Haven should notRead More arrest a parent for accidentally leaving a child in the car and Ridgefield not arrest. Also Igor indicated not to put the burden on the car makers. Yet they now have computer chips to stop the car before it hits something and beeps at the driver if they move across the center line. All these are good things so how about something that helps solve this problem.
johndoe July 17, 2014 at 02:46 pm
OK. so what is the verdict??? why is it taking so F***** long to convict a father who killed hisRead More baby!
chuck July 13, 2014 at 06:37 am
Wonder how many of these people were already breaking the law by being here illegally. Remember...CTRead More passes out driver's licenses to people here illegally like popcorn at the movies. What a joke.
Robert Lederhilger July 14, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Great job CT STATE POLICE!
JYD July 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm
For all those patting the state police on the back, keep in mind that numbers were down about 30%Read More compared to 2013. And based on my observations, it wasn't because drivers were suddenly obeying traffic laws. Definitely less of a police presence on the roads this time around.
An officer talks to a driver during a DWI Checkpoint in East Haven, CT. (Credit: versageek, Flickr creative commons)
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.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Get them monkeys!
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 08:02 am
I dunno, are cops here in CT really that bored that they can go out and just pick on minorities?Read More also, what about when a cop is taking radar on the side of the road and some car speeds by, does the cop have time to sit and go, was he black? Hispanic? white? ... I think that if you get pulled over, its for a reason, speeding, failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, or maybe some of these people being pulled over are in the inner cities and the cops know them or who they are and suspect them of something? (I know its wrong to assume someone is guilty of something that you don't have proof of but...) maybe some cops are targeting blacks and Hispanics... what id like to know is, are these people also getting fined or ticketed for anything or are they being let go with a warning?
Cookie1255 July 8, 2014 at 11:08 am
that area is very small so why dont they look at video cameras from gas stations/ mini marts aroundRead More that area and see anyone who looks suspicious.
Gil Fevrier July 8, 2014 at 04:19 pm
This is extremely concerning !! Why is there no information on who or what caused this young man toRead More be murdered within just a few miles of where we live ????
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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.
Bob Kirk July 2, 2014 at 09:56 am
idiot
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.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Need alittle up skirt action ...
Photo courtesty of the Newtown Action Alliance
Don Omar June 24, 2014 at 01:00 pm
I'm serious! Where are the bodies? Where are the death certificates? Why all the inaccuracies in theRead More news reports? This is obviously a hoax
resident June 24, 2014 at 04:42 pm
If you write a stupid report you will get stupid comments
Craig Zac June 25, 2014 at 07:51 am
the reason there's been so many shootings is that the Media jumps all over any shooting now andRead More actually in a way, almost glorifies it... the unstable amongst us will see / hear / read the story and not think its sad like a normal person would but he / she will almost feel like its cool or it sounds like something they'd like to do. Stop spending so much time dragging every shooting around and waving it like some sick flag!
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 :)
brutus June 20, 2014 at 10:06 am
1.6 miles? I wouldn't call that a chase. I would call that a case of an older woman who couldn'tRead More hear or see any sirens for a couple of minutes.
Crystal Wood June 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
If you read the full article from the Republican-American, she wasnt an innocent old lady. She wasRead More driving under suspension, had an unregistered car and was passing people in the breakdown lane. We should all be thankful she didn't hit and hurt anyone.
chuck June 20, 2014 at 09:46 pm
Another Patch disaster. Lead headline has Southbury spelled wrong. Anybody have a clue? Isn't anyoneRead More at Patch embarrassed?? Aside from that, it appears nothing but prison will stop Granny. She's going to drive no matter what they do to her. That's obvious.
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
Lol
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.
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