A Push To Tighten Security

A Push To Tighten Security

There are 9 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 7, 2007, titled A Push To Tighten Security. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Lawyer Wounded In Shooting Joins Call For Increased Safety Measures In Courts February 7, 2007 By COLIN POITRAS , Courant Staff Writer Cradling her left wrist, which was shattered in a vicious shooting outside ...

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harry r

Waterbury, CT

#1 Feb 7, 2007
Have lawyers handling divorce cases hire their own bodyguards. With what they charge clients-it would be a minute percentage....Though tragic, the incident happened in a Public Garage..A Public Place where ANYBODY can park or walk in or get in...A camera or a gate can't stop that....More intensive psychiatric tests and yearly evaluations of their mental should be given to all in law enforcement. Don't keep throwing away millions of CT Taxpayer's Money on ineffective measures. Ask Hartley how much it would take to secure the parking garage in Waterbury where the State Court employees park free. Of course The State and Cities get sued because they have the Cash...The Taxpayer's cash. The same scenario could have happend in a Mall..You have an accident in a Mall Parking lot or assalted/shot, the Police are involved...Sue the Mall?
Konnecticut_Bett er yet

Brewster, NY

#2 Feb 7, 2007
Hmmm....how come when a black boy is shot in front of the New Haven courthose no one says boo. But a white lawer from connecticut is injured (from a cop who should have had his guns taken away but didn't because he is a cop and entitled to a different set of standardsand) the system is up for overhaul.

“Fallen Angel”

Since: Jan 07

New England

#3 Feb 7, 2007
Not to mention that this divorce lawyer, after pushing the guy over the edge (no excuse, that's true too) by screwing him as hard as possible in a divorce negotiation, now wants to sue the estate so that the kids --orphans from the incident-- won't even get any of their parents' money. That was the case last time this was in the newspapers. Is Ms. Porzio still suing to take all the orphans' inheritance?
harry r

Waterbury, CT

#4 Feb 7, 2007
A General Rule Lawyers Follow..A lawyer should meet the client in the Courthouse, past Security....Julie Porzio was with her client in the Van in the parking area...Never meet or travel together. The husband just had to follow and had them trapped together.
Mary

Prospect, CT

#5 Feb 7, 2007
timemachinist wrote:
Not to mention that this divorce lawyer, after pushing the guy over the edge (no excuse, that's true too) by screwing him as hard as possible in a divorce negotiation, now wants to sue the estate so that the kids --orphans from the incident-- won't even get any of their parents' money. That was the case last time this was in the newspapers. Is Ms. Porzio still suing to take all the orphans' inheritance?
Did you read the article? If you did you would see that Ms. Porxio and the estate are suing the state.

“Fallen Angel”

Since: Jan 07

New England

#6 Feb 7, 2007
But it doesn't say anything about Porzio's lawsuit against the Bochicchio estate. When this was all in the news a year or so ago, she had just filed a suit against the estate that would have left the orphans penniless as well. That would be a different suit than the one mentioned here?
Pat

North Salem, NY

#7 Feb 7, 2007
I think what happened was a tragedy...for all involved. What about the families, and those poor children. Every time she appears on TV, or an article goes out...those children are the ones that suffer. Not once has she mentioned the children. The families are in pain, I do not think any amount of money could heal those families. Why millions, why not give that to the children. And yes..she is going afer the estate. How sad. What about their pain and suffering.
Truth Matters

Oviedo, FL

#8 Feb 9, 2007
Although tragic only few know the truth of the matter. What Mike did was wrong but if you knew the complete story one might understand why this person snapped. Julie Porzio tainted Donna. Porzio will not tell the truth of what led to the shooting. Porzio was doing every low life lawyer trick in the book to bring Mike to his knees. Why doesn’t Porzio tell the truth about that last phone call minutes or seconds before the shooting? Now she will do every low life trick to steal any money the two children would have received. How despicable.
Legal Insecurities

Wallingford, CT

#9 Feb 9, 2007
It was obvious at the time that she was putting all the screws to him to the maximum. Now her other lawyer friends in the legislature want to spend millions more so she can feel absolutely safe destroying people according to the maximum lawfully plausible, taking her money and walking away from the sanitized devastation. Blowback sucks, and there's no good in it, but neither was there in the precipitating "legal" attacks. The guy should never have done anything violent but I think she just snapped him with ruthless legal pressure.

Funny because at least one of her direct friends in the legislature was growing pot in his house only a decade ago, yet now thinks its fine to make not a peep against putting people in jail for pot. As a lawmaker not opposing it, that lawmaker is hypocritically complicit in the travesty of justice of mass incarcerations for drugs. But in divorce so too in drug war the lawyers make money (prosecutors and defenders) and the bigger lawyers who write these laws also get to thereby send millions of dollars annually into the careers of the narc squads, prosecutors, jail guards, jail builders, pee-testing "counselors," adcouncil producers....all the while reinforcing the politicians' scapegoating arguments that drugs are the cause of poverty, unemployment, alienation...when the reverse is true.

I guess all that lawyerly ruining of lives can make them feel insecure....

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