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Danbury police investigated harassment complaint against Burke ...

There are 86 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Aug 25, 2009, titled Danbury police investigated harassment complaint against Burke .... In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

A Danbury woman called police to complain she was being harassed by Bethel First Selectman Robert Burke in June, a Danbury Police Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

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laughing

Monroe, CT

#1 Aug 25, 2009
Maybe Bob Burke and Joe Esposito can get a cell together. They'll have plenty of time to discuss relationships.
Get the Whole Story

Waterbury, CT

#2 Aug 25, 2009
the death of a thousand cuts! Let's get the whole story out in the open NOW. can't we get the complainant on the record? she can speak without publishing her name. Let's hear from her/them.
RU kidding me

Shelton, CT

#3 Aug 25, 2009
Get the Whole Story wrote:
the death of a thousand cuts! Let's get the whole story out in the open NOW. can't we get the complainant on the record? she can speak without publishing her name. Let's hear from her/them.
They're the VICTIMS of an alleged crime! A crime of harassment!
William Randolph Hearst

Ansonia, CT

#4 Aug 25, 2009
The only thing I learned from this piece of, well, I won't call it reporting, is that no one apparently knows anything and the News Times continues to employ morons as alleged writers.

What a useless, poorly written piece of drivel.
See Through the BS

Waterloo, Canada

#5 Aug 25, 2009
Do you suppose any of this is politically motivated?
Hubris

Hopewell Junction, NY

#6 Aug 25, 2009
What are the details on articles of impeachment in the charter?? Time to start the process. This guy needs to go now. Are we waiting for the civil suit to be filed?
Hubris

Hopewell Junction, NY

#7 Aug 25, 2009
See Through the BS wrote:
Do you suppose any of this is politically motivated?
If you are going to hold public office I suggest you don't leave yourself open to this type of attack.

You have probably made the argument that she had it coming because she wore a provocative outfit right?
Witchhunt

Danbury, CT

#8 Aug 25, 2009
The Newstimes is completely out of line with this incident. The people involved in this incident are the same people that filed the Southbury report and it's absolutuly nuts. They're after him. and the NewsTimes is afterhim too. Total White trash.
Bethelite

Brunswick, ME

#9 Aug 25, 2009
Despite all the attempts by his toadies to spin this harrassment charge as unimportant it appears this may be just the tip of the iceberg. Guess Burke and his buddies consider laws only a suggestion. This man must go quickly before the town of Bethel is further colored by his actions. I hope any/all women who were victimized by him will come forward right away and get it all out in the open. Residents have a right to know just what kind of man they have elected and how he has shamed his office and their trust.
odd

Danbury, CT

#12 Aug 25, 2009
Strange how the victim's name is not being released anywhere. Why are they protecting her? This doesn't pass the smell test.
Done with Bob and Bob

Lynn, MA

#14 Aug 25, 2009
Wow Crnic is really desperate now. Does anyone not know that "Homewrecker" "Tramp" and "Odd" are probably Burke's best buddy Crnic. To call a harassed victim a "tramp" is way over the line. People, take notice as to who Burke surrounds himself with and who defends him... Bob take your meds, close the bunker-door and go away.... You are pathetic
libel

Boston, MA

#15 Aug 25, 2009
Homewrecker wrote:
The victim became a very close friend of the Improtas after leaving her husband, shacking up with another republican town committee member, then divorcing her husband and doing yard work for Mrs. Burke while she made oogley eyes on her husband Burke. You get the picture? That's who everyone is putting their campaign hopes on to ruin Burke's election chances - a tramp.
Dan, Bob, and friends your IP addresses have been logged many times here. Dan's broke and is being foreclosed, Bob has a nice home a family and is risking all of that while slandering some woman. Shame on you all
roy

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 26, 2009
was told her name is sharon. Hope she stays in cape cod!
suspicious

Danbury, CT

#19 Aug 26, 2009
A person has the right to know who his accuser is. Why is the accuser's name not being published anywhere? What has he/she have to hide?
Burke supporter

Danbury, CT

#20 Aug 26, 2009
libel wrote:
<quoted text>Dan, Bob, and friends your IP addresses have been logged many times here. Dan's broke and is being foreclosed, Bob has a nice home a family and is risking all of that while slandering some woman. Shame on you all
Judging by all the posts, Bob Burke has been slandered the most here in these blogs. If anyone can sue for slander it's Mr. Burke. I hope he sues the whole lot of you.
grumpy

Salem, CT

#21 Aug 26, 2009
Well if you read between the lines the affair was over and someone did not get the closure they needed and wanted to talk about it or explain themselves further.
As long as this story is judged by the facts and not the fact that a complaint was made things can go forward. Complaints are not always warranted especially when emotions are not satisfied.
Was there a threat, was there damage or is this a POLITICAL PLOY just before elections??? HMMMMM tactics and timing must be discovered to get to any truth. I have questions not answers.
grumpy

Salem, CT

#22 Aug 26, 2009
Get the Whole Story wrote:
the death of a thousand cuts! Let's get the whole story out in the open NOW. can't we get the complainant on the record? she can speak without publishing her name. Let's hear from her/them.
It does sound like a woman scorned...did he say no to her and she wanted to take him down for refusing to buckle under to her blackmail?
grumpy

Salem, CT

#23 Aug 26, 2009
Smellslike Fish wrote:
Rebutplican liar, thief, azzwipe, cheater,****.
are you sure? do you know who, what, where that no one else does?
Bethel Native

New Haven, CT

#24 Aug 26, 2009
Harassment and stalking are serious accusations. No matter who the woman is, she is the victim, not Mr. Burke.
grumpy

Salem, CT

#25 Aug 26, 2009
See Through the BS wrote:
Do you suppose any of this is politically motivated?
My thoughts exactly. I can't defend Burke because the "complainant's" story is not printed. AND HE DID NOT ASK FOR DEFENSE. He just co-operated...I see a slander tactic. If the complainant wants privacy keep it all out of the paper. Its not news its gossip.

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