Ex-con Newton wants better treatment for freed prisoners

There are 18 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Nov 30, 2012, titled Ex-con Newton wants better treatment for freed prisoners. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Ernest E. Newton II, the ex-state senator from Bridgeport who served five years in federal prison on bribery and corruption charges, returned to the Capitol on Thursday to plead for better treatment of ex-offenders after they've paid their debt to society.

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“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#1 Nov 30, 2012
Wow is this country going down the toilet fast! Everywhere you look, its all about kissing the azz of losers, lazy people, people who make bad life choices.
NOWHERE is it ever about the producers, the people who work, live responsibly, and hand half their earnings over to the government...... sad times.

I look at drudge and fast food workers are demanding $15/hr. Thats 30k a year! Are you fuking kidding me? How totally ridiculous is that?

There has been a major shift in our culture in the last maybe 10 years. Rich people and successful companies are now seen by the ignorant majority as 'evil'.

Soon hard work will be perceived as not being worth the trouble.

Look at the cities and states where this collective ignorance has prevailed: Detroit, Baltimore, etc. And the thing about liberalism is once it takes hold, it perpetuates itself.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#2 Nov 30, 2012
And the thing is, if Newton had never gotten caught, arrested and convicted, he wouldn't be spouting off at ALL about "better treatment" for ANYfreakinbody.
BPT

Bristol, CT

#3 Nov 30, 2012
you would think the lesson of GETTING CAUGHT would be enough to straighten a person out.
mr newton has no credability, saying one thing to the community and ripping them off at the same time.

“'never'”

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#4 Nov 30, 2012
Ernie Newton/bribery: reelected.
Marion Barry/Drug user: reelected.
Jesse Jackson Jr./metal breakdown: reelected.
Charlie Rangel/tax evasion/lying under oath: reelected.
Bill Johnson/stroke: reelected.

How many years before democrats re-elect a pedophile?
Oh wait, that already happened -Mel Sauders

We have now left the realm of logic in this country, and we've entered the realm of stupidity. I'm sure it will go well.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#5 Nov 30, 2012
Right? Kinda reminds me of the movie "Idiocracy"!
BPT

Bristol, CT

#6 Nov 30, 2012
LynneB wrote:
Right? Kinda reminds me of the movie "Idiocracy"!
that was on the other night..........put me in a pod, send me to the future..........PLEASE.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#7 Nov 30, 2012
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>that was on the other night..........put me in a pod, send me to the future..........PLEASE.
Why? Its going to get worse in the future. When liberals ruin a place, they invariably think the solution is more liberalism.

Its a mental disorder- but like rabies or pancreatic cancer, it almost always gets worse.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Nov 30, 2012
Non-working Obama voters asking for more benefits and higher taxes: thats like people in a lifeboat. The as sholes who don't help row are sitting on their fat as ses demanding that the rowers row faster. It's sickening that we as a collective people really are so stupid as to let it come to this.

Since: Aug 10

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#9 Nov 30, 2012
Good Afternoon Citizen and Lynne from Tippy and her fish and myself.
American Gentlemen Samuel

Naugatuck, CT

#10 Nov 30, 2012
I disagree with # 17

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#11 Nov 30, 2012
American Gentlemen Samuel wrote:
I disagree with # 17
I think we all do. There is no place here for comments like that.

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Nov 30, 2012
Thank you, Jackelope for your support against the Fake Sam... Notice that there is no N after my America, but the Fake Sam has a N after America.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#13 Nov 30, 2012
Watch, they will start giving them jobs with the state. "Just do as you are told" will be their new union. Sit behind a desk and lie is already a full time job with the state.
America Gentlemen Samuel

Naugatuck, CT

#14 Nov 30, 2012
#5. Lynn you are so funny!!!!!!
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#15 Dec 1, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
Wow is this country going down the toilet fast! Everywhere you look, its all about kissing the azz of losers, lazy people, people who make bad life choices.
NOWHERE is it ever about the producers, the people who work, live responsibly, and hand half their earnings over to the government...... sad times.
I look at drudge and fast food workers are demanding $15/hr. Thats 30k a year! Are you fuking kidding me? How totally ridiculous is that?
There has been a major shift in our culture in the last maybe 10 years. Rich people and successful companies are now seen by the ignorant majority as 'evil'.
Soon hard work will be perceived as not being worth the trouble.
Look at the cities and states where this collective ignorance has prevailed: Detroit, Baltimore, etc. And the thing about liberalism is once it takes hold, it perpetuates itself.
Good observations. It's true, things have changed and not for the better.
AVA-AVA-AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#16 Dec 1, 2012
LynneB wrote:
And the thing is, if Newton had never gotten caught, arrested and convicted, he wouldn't be spouting off at ALL about "better treatment" for ANYfreakinbody.
You are so right!
AVA-AVA-AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#17 Dec 1, 2012
BPT wrote:
you would think the lesson of GETTING CAUGHT would be enough to straighten a person out.
mr newton has no credability, saying one thing to the community and ripping them off at the same time.
Ernie likes to hear himself talk.If he wants to help the freed inmates let him take them home.BTW what is he doing for money these days?

Since: Aug 10

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#18 Dec 1, 2012
Yes, where is he getting his money?

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