Again

There are 12 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Apr 1, 2008, titled Again. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

It's happened again. A recently paroled man has invaded a home and murdered a stranger, this time in New Britain.

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Since: Mar 08

New Haven, CT

#1 Apr 1, 2008
"But Connecticut has been through this before. Promises are made about fully reviewing the records of inmates before parole. Promises are made about properly supervising inmates who are paroled.

What Connecticut needs is action, not promises."

Absolutely correct! Enough with the promises, MORE with actionable procedures or changes to same. What happened to these innocent women is intolerable.
GHT

United States

#2 Apr 1, 2008
What is needed is a super max. No tv, no weight room, an hour a day of exercise in a convict run. A 20 year sentence buried in a 8 x 8 cell. No release without a 3 month review by a professional panel. Then supervised 6 month release in a state facility doing road work, civil improvement projects in the cities. Use them to rebuild abandonded homes and businesses, teach them to be plumbers, carpenters, electricians. Then they have no excuse if they return to prison, society gave you a chance- hello to life in prison. Society does not owe these maggots the priveledge of being thier continual victims.
RBlue

Stevenson, CT

#3 Apr 1, 2008
You make some excellent recommendations GHT. I wish those in power would put your ideas into action, pronto.
RBlue

Stevenson, CT

#4 Apr 1, 2008
Because this story's now got me and my husband trying to figure out where to hang a rifle on the main floor, instead of way upstairs in our closet...way up high, in the den where the kids can't see it? Even then, if some creep barged his way through my door, I can't see me having the chance to run to that room, AND open the closet, AND unlock the rifle, AND load it, AND aim it at him, etc., etc., etc...

So this whole thing s-uck-s.
No wonder everyone is in fear and we've lost our sense of trust and community.

Some guy banged on my door this afternoon, in a US Beef truck, and I wouldn't answer it. Hell no. Sure, he might just be trying to make a sale but expecting women home alone to open up is going to have to be a thing of the past. Same with telemarketing- ain't gonna make sales that way anymore either. Too many scams and scoundrels.
Renfield

Levittown, PA

#5 Apr 1, 2008
Unfortunately, Connecticut is incapable of getting tough with violent criminals. It is simply not in the psychological makeup of the people who run this state. The home invasion in Cheshire last summer and the recent one in New Britain are not the first horrific crimes Connecticut has seen. Why pretend that it is NOW that action is suddenly needed? It was needed long ago.

Connecticut had a solid criminal justice system as recently as the 1960s. Violent offenders were not treated leniently. What happened? Why did the system deteriorate? Do the ivory tower theorists at Yale have that much influence?

So Connecticut will again go through its obligatory hand-wringing and angry posturing, and soon revert to paroling more violent thugs who seem "cooperative."

Since: Mar 08

Windsor Locks, CT

#6 Apr 1, 2008
This is a big problem in our country not just in CT...to many bleeding hearts out there..!!!!..I don't know what he was on parole for..but now two people are dead because somebody let him out...!!.Our whole justice system in this country is a joke...and there is nothing funny about it.!!!.

“America's Lie Detector”

Since: Jan 08

Danbury, CT

#7 Apr 1, 2008
forty wrote:
This is a big problem in our country not just in CT...to many bleeding hearts out there..!!!!..I don't know what he was on parole for..but now two people are dead because somebody let him out...!!.Our whole justice system in this country is a joke...and there is nothing funny about it.!!!.
stop with the 'bleeding heart' crap. You won't find a single person who condones the behavior OR makes excuses for it.

what you will find is rational thought aimed at figuring out why people do what they do, and then trying to combat THAT. Instead of solely focusing on what this guy did and getting all aggravated about the fact that he was just released from prison, know there are hundreds of more just like him out there. Why? How can we prevent THOSE people from acting out their sorry desires? How can we end the cycle of abuse so that victims don't become perpetrators? Answer those questions, and we will hear about crap like this less often.

Let's get all the drug users out of prison, and keep the rapists and child molesters in for 20 years minimum for first offense, life for subsequent offense. For some reason, sex offenders have the highest rates of recidivism, therefore the lowest rates of rehabilitation. It's about time we took them more seriously, and had MUCH harsher penalties.

Since: Mar 08

Windsor Locks, CT

#8 Apr 2, 2008
censorfree wrote:
<quoted text>
stop with the 'bleeding heart' crap. You won't find a single person who condones the behavior OR makes excuses for it.
what you will find is rational thought aimed at figuring out why people do what they do, and then trying to combat THAT. Instead of solely focusing on what this guy did and getting all aggravated about the fact that he was just released from prison, know there are hundreds of more just like him out there. Why? How can we prevent THOSE people from acting out their sorry desires? How can we end the cycle of abuse so that victims don't become perpetrators? Answer those questions, and we will hear about crap like this less often.
Let's get all the drug users out of prison, and keep the rapists and child molesters in for 20 years minimum for first offense, life for subsequent offense. For some reason, sex offenders have the highest rates of recidivism, therefore the lowest rates of rehabilitation. It's about time we took them more seriously, and had MUCH harsher penalties.
I have no idea what he what he was in jail for I am sure in the next couple day we will find out...nobody condones it or makes excuses for it..how about the PEOPLE that re4leased him..??...how would you feel if you were on that panel two weeks ago. and found out the man you just help release killed Two people...maybe you should check out thew news once in awhile you will see that this happens WAY TO OFTEN.!!!!!!!..instead of finding out why he did it...bring him into a prison and hang him in front of all of the other animals that people are "trying to figure out"....remeber the big man that beat up a 80 or 90 year old lady all over the news...chances are he did it for drugs..so if people kow why he did it does that make it better.??...NO.."acting out sorry desires"..that sounds like an excuse to me...I can tell you how to stop it have a justice system that serves JUSTICE..This Three strike crap is not working..did you read about the man who just received four years for murder in East Windsor because he was old...does that make sense at all..???.

Since: Mar 08

Windsor Locks, CT

#9 Apr 2, 2008
After posting this I thought I would see what I could find out about this animal..good news is one of the womem is going to live..The headline is the Gov. thinks there might be a problem with the Three strike program also..NO kidding....It appears this piece of garbage served 8 years for raping a 5 year old..girl..MMMMM all that time and they could not figure him out...A 5 year old girl.!!!!!!!!! I do not care why he did it. he should have been treated like the animal he is and been PUT TO SLEEP.!!!!!!.

“America's Lie Detector”

Since: Jan 08

Danbury, CT

#10 Apr 2, 2008
forty wrote:
After posting this I thought I would see what I could find out about this animal..good news is one of the womem is going to live..The headline is the Gov. thinks there might be a problem with the Three strike program also..NO kidding....It appears this piece of garbage served 8 years for raping a 5 year old..girl..MMMMM all that time and they could not figure him out...A 5 year old girl.!!!!!!!!! I do not care why he did it. he should have been treated like the animal he is and been PUT TO SLEEP.!!!!!!.
the idea is to find out why people do things to prevent others from doing so, not to excuse the behavior of those that have ALREADY done it. If you don't see the value in preventing crime, that is your problem.
RBlue

Stevenson, CT

#11 Apr 2, 2008
Once again, I agree "censorfree". An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. However, I think what people are tired of is the fact that often the punishment does not fit the crime.
It seems people in power are not always comfortable with punishment, in general.
No, we don't want to mimic or mirror fundamentalist Muslims and mete out their sort of punishment.
But at the same time, it seems real punishment is not swiftly administered to murderers and rapists and other criminals in this country.
All this parole and release and whatever....big mess.
danbury native

Johnson City, TN

#12 Apr 2, 2008
forty wrote:
<quoted text>I have no idea what he what he was in jail for I am sure in the next couple day we will find out...nobody condones it or makes excuses for it..how about the PEOPLE that re4leased him..??...how would you feel if you were on that panel two weeks ago. and found out the man you just help release killed Two people...maybe you should check out thew news once in awhile you will see that this happens WAY TO OFTEN.!!!!!!!..instead of finding out why he did it...bring him into a prison and hang him in front of all of the other animals that people are "trying to figure out"....remeber the big man that beat up a 80 or 90 year old lady all over the news...chances are he did it for drugs..so if people kow why he did it does that make it better.??...NO.."acting out sorry desires"..that sounds like an excuse to me...I can tell you how to stop it have a justice system that serves JUSTICE..This Three strike crap is not working..did you read about the man who just received four years for murder in East Windsor because he was old...does that make sense at all..???.
he was in jail for sexual assault on a 5 year old girl. He sholud NOT have been put back into society.

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