The Freedom of Information Act is for...

The Freedom of Information Act is for everybody

There are 8 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 8, 2009, titled The Freedom of Information Act is for everybody. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

When the lights dim in theaters and John Dillinger springs to celluloid life in "Public Enemies," leaping over bank balustrades machine gun in hand and a young J. Edgar Hoover declares the nation's first war on crime, audiences get a window on how criminals transformed the Federal Bureau of Investigation from a bumbling unarmed agency incapable of ...

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Trumbull

United States

#1 Jul 8, 2009
The CT Post should should educate its reporters on FOI. I have seen "executive sessions" called, with no specific reason cited, and the Post reporters have left the room without raising an objection.
Dillinger Inspires Miron

Mahwah, NJ

#2 Jul 9, 2009
Great Column. Read the book. Saw the movie, and it strikes me how much Dillinger reminds me of the Stratford mayor.
Don't get me wrong. Miron is no Dillinger. And I say that not to insult Dillinger.
But plenty of similarities in attitude. Both thought (and think) they are above the law. Both are so arrogant they think they'll never possibly get caught.
Both get away with it ...for a while.
Both go down, in the end, because you can't go on forever when you've made so many enemies. Sooner or later, someone (in Miron's case a lot of people turn on you and the fatlady sings.
Miron is fast approaching that day because too many people know too much about his illegal hijinks, and are now starting to talk -- to the press and the feds.
Go get those records, Connecticut Post, and show the public how the FOI laws can now protect us against "Public Enemies" like Miron and his cronies.

Since: Jul 08

Morris, CT

#3 Jul 9, 2009
The Post knew this was coming shortly after Mayor Moron took office. He issued an order prohibiting Town employees from talking to the press.

Then he appointed Rich Buturla as Town Attorney and John Buturla as Chief of Police.

ANY request for information or investigation is automatically denied unless it is about someone Miron wants to hurt.

Nacht und nebel.
KingMironsTeam

United States

#4 Jul 9, 2009
Mayor James Miorn
Town Attorney Rich Buturla
Dick Miron
Dad's Girlfriend(works at Town hall)
Christain Miron
Sister Miron
Sister's Boyfriend(works at Public Works
Chief Buturla
Deputy Chief Joe Loschiavo
Human Resources Linda Loschiavo
officer Justin Loschiavo
officer Joe Loschiavo Jr
Detective Jack Cratty (retired)
Captain John Popik
Human Resources Ed Winterbottom
C.A.O Susan McCauley
Sgt. Jerry Pinto
Sgt. Moe Scioletti
Lt. Pat Freer
Lt. Celeste Roitaille
Detective Bill Jennings
Public Works Director Moe McCarthy
Consultant Kent Miller (yeah right)

Please add to the list so everyone knows who to watch out for.

Stratford Residence and Stratford Employees must stick together.

Vote Miron out in November

www.stratfordpoliceunion.com
(for facts concerning Stratford)

Stratford Word Press for facts concerning Stratford
Stratford Public Enemies

Mahwah, NJ

#5 Jul 9, 2009
Jezebel wrote:
"The Post knew this was coming shortly after Mayor Moron took office. He issued an order prohibiting Town employees from talking to the press.
Then he appointed Rich Buturla as Town Attorney and John Buturla as Chief of Police.
ANY request for information or investigation is automatically denied unless it is about someone Miron wants to hurt."

All too true, Jezebel.
Miron, the Butt-urla Brothers, Joe Loschiavo and the other cronies are Stratford's "Public Enemies."
Dillinger may have robbed banks, but they rob the taxpayers. At least Dillinger had honor among theieves.
This Stratford crew has no honor, no integrity, no ethics at all.
Just glad to see it being exposed.
Hey, where have the boys been this week? No fancy press conferences now, hugh mayor?
Keep hiding. You're just confirming what most people already know. You're a bully and a coward.
Why So Hard

Shelton, CT

#6 Jul 9, 2009
It shouldn't so hard for either media outlets or the public to get FOI enforced information.
The Stratford stonewalling is just another example of how the politicians and law enforcement agencies use whatever means they can to stall release of information they are required to release by law.
It is no surprise that Miron and the Buturla twins are trying to stop this inforamtion from coming out.
Nothing good can come out of it for them, and of course, they want more time to doctor it so it appears in the best light to cover-up their wrong-doings.
In the end few believe them anymore. But the longer this goes on, the most they appear to have something to hide.
The FOI process should move faster, so that these corrupt officials have less chance to change the original reports and try to pass off later doctored ones as the originals.
Enjoyed the column, and it really is timely considering what's going on in Stratford.

Since: Jul 08

Morris, CT

#7 Jul 9, 2009
Stratford Public Enemies wrote:
Jezebel wrote:
"The Post knew this was coming shortly after Mayor Moron took office. He issued an order prohibiting Town employees from talking to the press.
Then he appointed Rich Buturla as Town Attorney and John Buturla as Chief of Police.
ANY request for information or investigation is automatically denied unless it is about someone Miron wants to hurt."
All too true, Jezebel.
Miron, the Butt-urla Brothers, Joe Loschiavo and the other cronies are Stratford's "Public Enemies."
Dillinger may have robbed banks, but they rob the taxpayers. At least Dillinger had honor among theieves.
This Stratford crew has no honor, no integrity, no ethics at all.
Just glad to see it being exposed.
Hey, where have the boys been this week? No fancy press conferences now, hugh mayor?
Keep hiding. You're just confirming what most people already know. You're a bully and a coward.
My guess is that they are figuring out how to get a pension for Justin. There MUST be a doctor somewhere that will say dumpster diving is a work injury.

Or it could be that Miron is thinking how he's going to explain NOT providing the Veteran's Tax Relief he made such a stink about.
FOI Will Prove It

Shelton, CT

#8 Jul 10, 2009
Just let Miron and the Butt-Urla brothers keep stalling.
In the end, the Post will get most of it in FOI and it will show once and for all what lying cowards the "public enemies" in Stratford truly are.
Everyone already knows it. Let's face it, witnesses don't come forward and make this stuff up. Doctors recomending Justin not be hired cannot be disputed.
The FOI information will just add one more nail in the coffin for a mayor who has disgraced this town by his blatant disregard for the public safety and the safety of officers.
Shame on you, Mr. Miron, this is your worse offense yet.

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