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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.
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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
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!
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.
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?
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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 ...
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
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.
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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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.
nascarblue July 14, 2014 at 06:02 am
this to me is very sad, I agree it is a form of mental illness, did she have family? hopefully ifRead More anyone sees a family member or neighbor, etc. hoarding at any extreme, please do not look away, they need help make a call and hopefully save their life, my Prayers for this lady & her family
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!!!
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT July 13, 2014 at 05:16 pm
you couldn't pay me to live anywhere near the ocean "Andrew Blum" "Fairfield,Read More CT" CT
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