Steven Glaze promised himself he woul...

Steven Glaze promised himself he would never go back to prison....

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GT Highside

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 17, 2008
What it all comes down to is - You are who you are. He has no one to blame but himself! The only bonds that tied this man are the ones that he put on himself. We live in a great time, we can choose where to live, where to work, and whom we marry. others in the world don't have these choices, so to feel sorry for this man is to feel sorry for yourself.
KIM

Hastings, MN

#3 Nov 18, 2008
Very well said GT Highside, You kinda get sick when they blame others for there actions
bubbafranks

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2008
people make decisions that they have to live with-mna up -you have a child that depends on you. the way i see it once a thug always a thug-how many more chances do you get - this is the double standard again at work -its good he had a goal to be com. organizer- but its just another name for thug- how much is it a day to keep in prison?if they had to pay back the money to keep incarcerated i guarantee you they would really never go back in the big house!
Bah Humbug

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 18, 2008
quote>Glaze, held since July for violating conditions of his release, expects to get out soon<quote

He'll be back inside "Soon"

A thug is a thug is a thug

This sounds like a Rosario story. Waste of bandwidth and pointless.
Lewis Sinclair

Burnsville, MN

#11 Nov 18, 2008
Why Am I Not Surprised wrote:
Gang member goes to prison for shooting someone. Desperate woman marries him after becoming his prison pen-pal. He impregnates her with children he can't support. Doesn't work. Gang member assaults mother of his child. Tries to avenge the shooters of his gang member brother. Ends up back to prison. Pioneer Pres continues to heap accolades at his feet, writes of his boyish smile and twinkling eyes.
The system is broken how? The guy is right where he belongs. What else should have been done differently on his behalf? He's an evil man who does evil things. With a twinkling smile. And I'm sure he'll be back behind bars. Maybe next time Reuben Rosario can write him up in glowing terms.
Don't be too harsh on the writer of the article. "Boyish smile" is a favorite phrase at the Pioneer Press. They use it a lot when they describe our current governor or any other male they seem to have a fixation on.
ONLY HUMAN

AOL

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Let's see the first crime was putting a 15 yr old in jail. The system is a crime. There was a disservice in his life by his family first, then the legal system. He needed a true opportunity not to be used by opportunist that flaunted his situation and vulnerability, the desperate women, the media. He needed the time to adjust, he was still a 15 yr old, never had any other life but jail. It's amazing how compassionate some people choose to be, let's choose to be compassionate for all people. From what I see he didn't commit any crime, he was upset about his brother, where is the crime in that whether he was a gang member or not. It was a human response, did he get revenge, plan it, beat the woman to death, no, article just stated a glossed over view of what truly happened. NOTHING! Where is the compassion?

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Andy McNab

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 18, 2008
ONLY HUMAN wrote:
Let's see the first crime was putting a 15 yr old in jail. The system is a crime. There was a disservice in his life by his family first, then the legal system. He needed a true opportunity not to be used by opportunist that flaunted his situation and vulnerability, the desperate women, the media. He needed the time to adjust, he was still a 15 yr old, never had any other life but jail. It's amazing how compassionate some people choose to be, let's choose to be compassionate for all people. From what I see he didn't commit any crime, he was upset about his brother, where is the crime in that whether he was a gang member or not. It was a human response, did he get revenge, plan it, beat the woman to death, no, article just stated a glossed over view of what truly happened. NOTHING! Where is the compassion?
Compassion? Ahhhh? Most of us know how to keep our selves under the law! Compassion? Please?
JAdams

Hopkins, MN

#16 Nov 18, 2008
The PP gives us the feel good story of the year. Does anyone in the newspaper business ever wonder why they are becoming extinct?
Randy

Wichita, KS

#17 Nov 18, 2008
Settle down people. Did you read the whole story or just read the headline? He's not blaming anyone but himself for where he is, which is alot more than some will ever do. He is taking responsibility for what he's done
firestorm_lange

Middleton, WI

#18 Nov 18, 2008
What the article doesn't say is whether the people who shot his brother have been caught or are they even bothering to look for them? It's way easier to round up the parole violators than go after the real criminals who are running the streets. This guy is representative of many who are sitting in prison. Usually they get out and flounder around trying to make a life with all kinds of baggage the system has strapped them with. This guy got a hand up, but they put him on a pedestal that he just couldn't balance on yet. It is not a pretty world out there for an ex-inmate. In fact it's no longer a pretty world for most people. And the worst part is we are tarnishing it ourselves without even realizing it. We look down on people like this plus the homeless, the mentally and physically challenged, and anyone who doesn't quite fit out "perfect little model" of who we think "we are".
max

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 18, 2008
firestorm_lange wrote:
What the article doesn't say is whether the people who shot his brother have been caught or are they even bothering to look for them? It's way easier to round up the parole violators than go after the real criminals who are running the streets. This guy is representative of many who are sitting in prison. Usually they get out and flounder around trying to make a life with all kinds of baggage the system has strapped them with. This guy got a hand up, but they put him on a pedestal that he just couldn't balance on yet. It is not a pretty world out there for an ex-inmate. In fact it's no longer a pretty world for most people. And the worst part is we are tarnishing it ourselves without even realizing it. We look down on people like this plus the homeless, the mentally and physically challenged, and anyone who doesn't quite fit out "perfect little model" of who we think "we are".
What planet are you from?? You seem lucid and illuminated!! Yes we all are able to make choices and must live with the consequences of them...but dont think for a minute that we all play on the same field..
You can decide

Rapid City, SD

#23 Nov 18, 2008
Old Indian proverb says: Let me not judge my neighbor til I've walked a mile in his mocassins...
Time Waits For No One

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Nov 18, 2008
Ultimately, he needs to take responsibility for the hot-head temper that brought him back. It's terrible that his wife decided to terminate a sick baby in utero-where was his input? That's a huge cross to bear. But you know what? We all have messes to clean up and deal with in our lives. In the end the only person left to make a decision concerning a situation is YOU.
Get a Grip

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Nov 18, 2008
Time Waits For No One wrote:
Ultimately, he needs to take responsibility for the hot-head temper that brought him back. It's terrible that his wife decided to terminate a sick baby in utero-where was his input? That's a huge cross to bear. But you know what? We all have messes to clean up and deal with in our lives. In the end the only person left to make a decision concerning a situation is YOU.
I have been told that you can't terminate a baby? I think the correct term is fetus right.....

Funny how when convenient they're called babies, but when not so convenient they're called fetuses.
Kevin Fraher

United States

#28 Nov 18, 2008
Powerful.
rofl

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Nov 18, 2008
15 yr old in prison for murder? Lucky only in America, other counties would do eye for an eye.Kinda like Steve wanted to do seeing his bro shot by gang members.See a resemblance?So now suppose to have compassion for steve? Lol! Do the crime, do your time.We all have life stress, death, joblessness, relationship twists.Is there a group to join to show cons how to grow up? Be a man and do the right thing instead of fulfillinf selfish needs? Dinner with Gov. What a bunch of crap.Publicity for the unworthy, How about real success stories like kid grows up in system 10-15, goes on with life..About the guys paying childsupport living on nothing..They deserve gov's attention more then some routine offender..
pumpkin

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Nov 18, 2008
Oh my God I NEVER thought that I would be the one to defend anyone on this blog, maybe this dam election has caused me to try and be more civil, but look people, slam the guy all you want, but people make mistakes. Isn't is at least remarkable that

--He Accepted responsiblity for his actions
--He isn't blaming anybody but himself
--He admits that he had resources, people, and abilities that he squandered
--He knows what he needs to do and knows why he isn't doing it.
--He isn't blaming the popo, whitey, the deputies,the "man" the "system" for his troubles like most of them do

At least he is taking responsibility for his actions and he is coming out on record as stating that he blew it, which is more that you can say for the rest of the prison population.

A man like that is able to be rehabilitated because he has a conscience. That is worthy of a second or third chance in my world.
G from MN

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Nov 18, 2008
Perhaps I should tell my 58 year old husband to commit a crime and go to prison. He can do his time, dine with the governor, see a therapist, get job offers, etc. Then if he decides to start beating me he can get all kinds of sympathy and a big write up in the paper. I know I sound cold, but I want the paper to write once in a while about the unsung heros. The men and women who go to work everyday, pay their bills and taxes, vote, serve in the armed forces, and through no fault of their own lose their jobs, or something even more precious to them, and yet manage to continue to be decent human beings and citizens who contribute to make things better.
I hope this guy stays in prison a long time. He deserves it for betraying so many people who believed in him.
G from MN

Minneapolis, MN

#33 Nov 18, 2008
Time Waits For No One wrote:
Ultimately, he needs to take responsibility for the hot-head temper that brought him back. It's terrible that his wife decided to terminate a sick baby in utero-where was his input? That's a huge cross to bear. But you know what? We all have messes to clean up and deal with in our lives. In the end the only person left to make a decision concerning a situation is YOU.
Perhaps that sick baby was going to cause the death of the other healthier baby. I am sure she didn't make the decision lightly. Afterall, she decided to terminate the child because it was sick.
Jon

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Nov 18, 2008
Boo frickin hoo! Don't like being in jail? Quit breaking the law!! This clown isn't a hero or a role model - he is a criminal. He belongs in prison. Obviously he is unable or unwilling to live among the other law abiding citizens - so he needs to be kept in a cage. He had EVERY opportunity to learn from his mistakes and rejoin society - he chose to break the law (again). Good riddance!

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