15 Months (and counting) of Shame

24Sep10

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Today marks 15 months to the day that Captain Joseph McNeil and Lieutenant Orlando Soto were arrested on a complaint filed by Chief John Buturla alleging felony computer crimes.

State of CT v. McNeil, Soto

For 15 months now, both McNeil and Soto have been suspended without pay. Both British Common Law and the United States Constitution provide for something called “due process” during which the accused are presumed to be innocent. Clearly, by manipulating both his administrative, personal contacts and relations, John Buturla has been able to impose real suffering upon two men and their families who are presumed innocent.

However, let us examine for a moment that very presumption of innocence. It is worth noting that one of the accused was and currently is the union president for police Local 407. Among the duties of a local president are the negotiation of contracts and the filings of grievances. That position does not usually entail warm feelings of gratitude from administrators like John Buturla, his brother Richard Buturla, the Town Attorney or former mayor James R. Miron. Let us also remember that there is nothing, absolutely nothing in CT State law that requires the suspension without pay of  any law enforcement officials accused of crimes. That is a purely discretionary action on the part of John Buturla. Which begs the question; why were both officers, with decades of experience and commendations (infra) suspended without pay?

In many criminal trials, prosecutors enjoy the ability to go to trial with something called “evidence”. In this particular case, there is no such thing. There are no fingerprints, no DNA, no witnesses, no confession, no paper trail, no sworn statements. There is merely an unsworn allegation that somehow these two officers were involved in some way. There was a purported video file of someone walking into the desk sergeant area with papers in their hand. That video file is so questionable that the judge in the case ordered an investigation into it’s validity and the possibility that it was subjected to tampering. The duty of the State Attorney’s office is not to convict anyone for any reason. The duty of the State Attorney’s office is to seek justice. After one full year, it is time for the State Attorney’s office to begin fulfilling this obligation.

In addition to tampering with evidence, the commendations and awards that have been received by the two officers during their years of service are somehow ‘missing” from their personnel files in the Human Resources department of the Town. Yet another mystery.

In the meantime, during this long year the Town of Stratford has changed administrations. A new mayor was elected on the promise of transparency and justice. The inauguration of the new mayor was December 14th, 2009. It is now more than nine months since the new administration took “control”.

So why is this man smiling? According to the new administration, John Buturla has an iron clad contract with the Town and there is simply nothing the mayor can do to control him. And the proof of this? The mayor has done nothing and John Buturla continues to smile and persecute any officer who does not kneel before him. All the while these two officers, their wives and children continue to suffer.

We should be ashamed.

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78 Responses to “15 Months (and counting) of Shame”

  1. 1 ronmoreau

    Jez,

    It appears that the residents/taxpayers of Stratford will be PAYING (through the nose)for the many questionable administrative policys of the first and former mayor.

    Why anyone would vote,let alone endorse, the former mayor for ANY political office is beyond me.

    “…the commendations and awards that have been received by the two officers during their years of service are somehow ‘missing” from their personnel files in the Human Resources department of the Town.”

    More ‘hanky panky’ in the human resources department? Say it isn’t so.

    Next court date? Today at 10 am.

    I wish both gentleman the best of luck.

  2. 2 jezebel282

    Ron,

    “Next court date? Today at 10 am.”

    I knew that. I’m just wondering if the judge or prosecutor will have a cake or something for McNeil and Soto.

    “the many questionable administrative policys of the first and former mayor.”

    That has been described in great detail on these pages and I am sure there are many that are still unrevealed. However, the point here is that it continues.

  3. 3 jezebel282

    Background for new readers:

    This entire tragedy for the McNeil/Soto families began after Mayor Moron was able to get Justin Loschiavo hired and then tried to get his brother, Christian, hired onto the Stratford PD.

    Somehow the younger Miron’s background police report ended up in the hands of the CT Post and published. Christian Miron proceeded to sue everyone he could think of for defamation of character EXCEPT the CT Post.
    http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail/PublicCaseDetail.aspx?DocketNo=FBTCV095021085S

    Ironically, the younger Miron was offered the position but could not agree on a convenient location and date for police training. No matter. “Vengeance is mine”, sayeth Buturla.

  4. 4 ronmoreau

    Jez,

    I’m wondering what sort of delay will continue to send these decorated policemen into ” suspension limbo”, WITHOUT PAY.

  5. 5 jezebel282

    Ron,

    “I’m wondering what sort of delay will continue to send these decorated policemen into ” suspension limbo”, WITHOUT PAY.”

    Don’t worry. I’m sure some Buturla will think of something.

  6. 6 1george1

    The Mirons / Burturlas / Harkins / Kelly / Bishop / Florek / Imbro
    Mossman / Stratford Police / Fairfield Police / Bridgeport Police
    Milford Police / FBI / STATE POLICE / others refuse to investigate
    a SERIES of DEATHS.

    Neither have any of the last 6 Town Councils, who have driven
    stratford into taxes at least 50 % too high, while friends and
    families have all kinds of goodies steered to them.

    People on this blog – who also claimed to be friends of some Stratford
    residents who died, do not express curiousity or “outrage?”

    I would like to think we do have honest police, especially McNeil.

    At this point, everything looks staged!

  7. 7 pt4341

    Does any one else think it is a shame that these two fine officers have been suspended with out pay longer under the Harkins administration than the Moron administration??? Please Mr. Mayor do the right thing and reinstate them.

    I hope members of 407 flood this site with support for their fellow officers.

    Do not let the Buturlas of this town scare you!!

    Log on and show your support.

  8. 8 1george1

    I ran for MAYOR willing to put myself on the line for my family, friends,
    and people I care about.
    I also worked to benefit most Stratford and other tax payers.
    While I nailed the Pensions and Health Benefits I placed the Blame on
    the Mirons / Burturlas / Kelly / Florek / RTC.
    I SPOKE and WROTE for VIABLE and LONG TERM BEST INTERESTS!
    I documented everything.
    My letters to the editor nailed the stuff going on.
    Someone broke into my home and deleted thousands of documents.
    I do not care, what they do or try to do.
    They are lowly cowards, as a group! A mob.

    It is about time 407 stepped up for McNeil / Soto / Farmer / stratford
    residents + businesses AGAINST our real enemies.

    NO ONE publicly NAILED JIM MIRON in his re-election MORE than ME!

    The POLICE and FIRE as a GROUP – NOT as individuals. NOT on FACTS,
    but on SCAMS.

    NO ONE publicly SPOKE against BOTH the DTC + RTC more than I have!
    I predicted NO DIFFERENCE between HARKINS and MIRONS
    > Same LAWYERS
    > Same TAXES
    > Same STEERING
    > Same BOVINE scatology

    Why don’t you investigate if, IF, IF MURDERS took place and make it STICK?

    At the very least you would have the MIRONS / BURTURLAS as nonfeasant
    or accesories and what happens, if, IF they were convicted of FELONIES?

    Guess what 407 – I POSTED the other DAY how you may lose YOUR PENSION
    under STATE LAW PASSED when HARKINS was in HARTFORD.

  9. 9 pt4341

    Update, I head that the case against the officers has been continued due to a change in posecutors. I wonder how much that cost Buturla to get that changed???

  10. 10 pt4341

    sorry, prosecutor

  11. 11 jezebel282

    PT,

    “I hope members of 407 flood this site with support for their fellow officers.”

    Somehow I think losing a pension scares them more than losing a valued leader.

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  13. 13 1george1

    Which has been continued longer?

    DICK MIRON?

    MCNIEL, et al?

  14. 14 rex525

    Only one word for this topic DISGUSTING! Mayor Harkins how do you sleep at night?

  15. 15 jezebel282

    George,

    “Which has been continued longer?
    DICK MIRON?”

    I think the better question would be when was somebody not suing Dick Miron?

    Of course, in his case, Miron the Lesser let him continue to collect a Town paycheck for months after his arrest. He cited some drivel about being innocent until proven guilty.

    In the case of McNeil/Soto is seems that the only thing that is constant is the silence. From Harkins, Buturla (pick one), Tim Bishop and even their own union brothers.

  16. 16 jezebel282

    Update:

    “Update, I head that the case against the officers has been continued due to a change in prosecutors. I wonder how much that cost Buturla to get that changed???”

    Unfortunately, I have been electrically deficient for a while. However with all the, umm, hubbub lately, this matter should not get lost in the confusion.

    It is true that the State Attorneys Office show up at the latest hearing on June 24th and had the guts(?) to claim that due to assigning a different prosecutor to the case the State needed more time. Astonishingly, the judge permitted this. After 13 times on the docket, the case has been delayed again until July 15, 2010.

    To Hell with that speedy trial crap, huh?

    What is more depressing is that members of 407 would rather publicly complain about the FD pensions than support their own Union President.

  17. 17 1george1

    Could there be reasons:
    Dick Miron is being sued by NO ONE?
    Mayor Fabrizi saw no JAIL TIME?
    Russian Brothel customers saw no JAIL TIME?
    Sunday CT. Post indicates suddenly changes will be made in Bpt Police?
    Sunday CT. Post quoted Stratford and Ing?

    Question I can not find answer on internet
    what year did Stratford ZIP CODE change from 06497
    to 06614 + 06615?

  18. 18 jezebel282

    George,

    “what year did Stratford ZIP CODE change from 06497 to 06614 + 06615?”

    You can go and ask the Postmaster at 120 MIDDLE ST, BRIDGEPORT, CT 06602-9998 or call (800) ASK-USPS. I’m sure they will know.

  19. 19 1george1

    Jeze,

    REF: ZIP CODE YEAR CHANGE

    Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, USPS did not know.
    Inquiry to a couple libraries = NO RESULTS.
    Inquiry to Town = NO RESULTS
    Inquiry to Newspapers = So far, NOT KNOW
    Inquiry to USPS WEBSITE PHONE = NOT KNOWN
    by e-mail = NO REPLY YET
    Inquiry to Multiple senior citizens = NO exact YEAR.

    I spoke to Lou Knapp. He believes late 1980s.
    Historic Society not opened.

    All Information that I report as FACTS must be verifiable.

    IF ANYONE provides SPECIFIC YEAR of ZIP CODE changes
    that I verify – I will post the REASON, which will connect
    some dots for some people who are curious about certain
    people.

    INCIDENTLY – I know the approximate year, but need verification.

  20. 20 jezebel282

    George,

    “will post the REASON, which will connect
    some dots for some people who are curious about certain
    people.”

    I hope the dots are connected in the correct topic.

  21. 21 1george1

    Jeze,

    Would you agree or disagree that so many topics overlap,
    with many going back to the attorneys and town committees?

  22. 22 1george1

    Tonight, someone your people praise suggested Jim Miron
    might hire Dick Miron as a campaign consultant.

    However, if NONE of the Bridgeport Police victims or others
    sue Dick Miron for anything, would any of you be willing to
    conceed it “MAY” have all been “contrived?”

  23. 23 jezebel282

    George,

    “Would you agree or disagree that so many topics overlap,
    with many going back to the attorneys and town committees?”

    No.

    Let’s review:

    I am the editor. You are not the editor.

  24. 24 1george1

    Upon further review,
    maybe we need video tape replay?

    Even umpires admit they blow calls?

    Even newspapers have areas for retractions?

    Jeze, you are fun to tease!

  25. 25 rex525

    HELP WANTED: The Town of Stratford is in the need of a chief elected official who will keep their campaign promises and have the leadership ability and internal strength to make the tough decisions. Please apply with the state elections commission. Applications close October 2013.

  26. 26 sudds

    Rex… can I get the mailing address for the elections commission please??? 😀

  27. 27 rex525

    18 Trinity Street
    Hartford, CT 06106-1634
    (860) 256-2940

  28. 28 ronmoreau

    Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission’

    http://www.ct.gov/seec/site/default.asp?ctportalPNavCtr=|27616|#27619

  29. 29 1george1

    HELP WANTED:
    The Town of Stratford is in the need of a chief elected official who
    1) will keep their campaign promises

    2) have the leadership ability and internal strength to make the tough decisions.

    Please apply with the state elections commission.
    Applications close October 2013.

    IF I am AROUND and HEALTHY …. I might accept help and donations,
    WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. (sorry Sudds – no > “no show jobs”)
    > Since I was 9 … I have had A ROUND body.

    EVERYBODY can QUESTION MY SANITY.
    However – even detractors tell me they believe
    1) I am honest

    2) I tried to lead, made difficult decisions, and have shown some
    internal strength.

    BEING INSANE, does not necessarily mean a person has errored on
    FACTS, CIRCUMSTANCES, PROBLEMS DETECTIONS, EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS …

    Might be my new Bumper Sticker …..
    IF
    I didn’t still have 2,000 Bumper Stickers left over 😉

  30. 30 sudds

    “sorry Sudds – no > “no show jobs””

    …so much for me contribution to your campaign!!!

  31. 31 jezebel282

    Sudds,

    Maybe try for Emergency Management Director? You don’t have to be around during emergencies AND you have a spokesman to cover for you.

  32. 32 1george1

    “sorry Sudds – no > “no show jobs””

    …so much for me contribution to your campaign!!!

    😦

    ————

    EVERYBODY can QUESTION MY SANITY.
    However – even detractors tell me they believe
    1) I am honest

    2) I tried to lead, made difficult decisions, and have shown some
    internal strength.

    BEING INSANE, does not necessarily mean a person has errored on
    FACTS, CIRCUMSTANCES, PROBLEMS DETECTIONS, EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS …

    😉 8) 🙂

    ———-

    Sudds,

    Maybe try for Emergency Management Director?
    You don’t have to be around during emergencies
    AND you have a spokesman to cover for you.

    Sudds,
    Depending on who became Police Chief.
    Officially, the Mayors tend NOT to get involved in “hiring” 😉

    Oooops,
    I forgot about LoS, Christian, and 15 % of miron/burturla hires 😦 😦
    or
    the hires under
    Branyan
    Feeney
    Barnhart
    etc 😦

  33. 33 jezebel282

    To review and bring the topic back kicking and screaming:

    John Buturla is still Chief of Police. He reinforces “loyalty” with favors and OT and punishes honest cops with internal “investigations”.

    Richard Buturla is still Town attorney billing us thousands of dollars every month.

    James R. Miron is a candidate for State Senator trying to get his hands on $75,000 worth of public financing.

    Lt. Orlando Soto has been without a position and pay for over a year.

    Captain Joe McNeil has been without a position and pay for over a year.

    John Harkins has…umm…errr…ahem…OK, help me out here; what HAS John Harkins done?

  34. 34 sudds

    eww… eww… eww… I know…

    Harkins has allowed Adam Bauer (Sp?) to be our quasi-mayor!!!

    oh wait… that doesn’t really count as an accomplishment, does it?!?!?

  35. 35 1george1

    What HAS John Harkins done? MY POLITICALLY related OPINIONS

    1) Harkins
    The prior Town Council BID & BONDED FULLY EQUIPED FIRE TRUCKS
    * $ 570,000 CUSTOM
    * $ 230,000 NON CUSTOM

    Without a NEW TOWN ATTORNEY (who was the carry over(s)?) to determine
    legality, the Mayor and NEW Town Council declared an EMERGENCY
    to BUY 2 NON CUSTOM FIRE TRUCKS without EQUIPMENT for $ 400,000 each
    and a separate BID for $ 100,000 for Equipment which I believe mostly went
    to New England Fire & Apparatus, the Distributor for the Smeal Manufacturer

    Not a bad gig to get about $ 860,000 for basically the same NON CUSTOM
    Fire Truck BID for $ 230,000

    Were they needed?
    Yeah!

    Real or contrived Emergency?
    I dunno
    Stamford Fireman Feehan was on the Town Council for 9 years.

    2) Harkins
    Appointed Tim Bishop Town Attorney
    Partner to kissarse kelly.
    Allowed U R BRUTAL (an actual anagram) Burturla to keep his cases.
    Berchem flunkies handle the GYP, I mean GOP BoE.
    Flunky Florek still in the mix of screwen Stratford

    3) Harkins
    Retained Police Chief, Fire Chief, PW and most of mIRON curtain.

    4) Harkins
    Installed JOY STICK for Council Chamber camera.
    I have no idea what flavor or if lubricated? 😉

    5) Harkins
    Appointed Mirons’ buddy Sue Collier as Finance director and they
    held back the MILLIMAN REPORT until the BUDGET WORK SHOPS
    ENDED and the BUDGET PUBLIC HEARINGS.

    6) Harkins
    Allowed Bridgeport to take 1 acre of land for Airport expansion.

    7) Harkins
    Big priority was RAYMARK.
    What has Harkins done?
    Willow Street residents and certain Housatonic Avenue Residents and
    Ferry Boulevard Businesses are getting a BACKYARD WIRE FENCE.
    > Someone explain what the WIRE FENCES will do to keep out under
    ground toxic water from peoples back yards and gases from basements?

    8) Harkins
    I had met Jimmy weekly and sometimes twice weekly for 6 months tring
    to help Stratford.
    While Jimmy, like the rest of Stratford DTC / RTC fagin knights are worse
    than worthless, in fact very costly – NOT ONCE WHEN I MET Jimmy was my
    home broken into, unlike the date chosen by Harkins to meet him Mach 18.

    > March 18, 2010 was the 49 th anniversary of my mother’s death.

    If you read te STAR, the week after my buddy Joe Pedoto assumed much
    incorrectly (again), I replied in a way that left no doubt that I have issues
    with what Rich Fredette shrugs and says: “they’re all puppets.”

    I have huge disagreements with a wide variety of Fredettes actions.

    However Rich Fredette is accurate when shruggingly coining phrases:
    “they’re all puppets.”
    “This IS STRATFORD.”
    “All Attorneys are whores.”

  36. 36 jezebel282

    And who could possibly argue with that?

  37. 37 1george1

    NOW I know why it is sooo HOT ….

    Since, Jeze completely agreed with my post ….
    I am a guessin HELL FROZE OVER ….

    The HEAT hadta go sumwear …..

    – Hydrate boys and girls – hydrate!

    – Oh – I have a defender postin against Joe Pedoto in the Star?
    This has been an unbelievable day ….
    I gotta buy a scratch off.

    Actually I like Pedoto doin to me what I do to others …..
    I like that CHRIS caught my Baseball error …
    I love arguin wit Jeze …..

    We argue, but Jeze is mostly about political positions and political
    actions, except involving the Mirons.

    I think Jeze, like Syl, may give a free ride on criticism of some friends,
    however, most of the time, I believe Jeze has righteous indignation on
    people screwin over other people ……

    Now that jeze, sudds, chris, mayor 2013, rex, ron, pt, and a couple
    o udders isa tryin ta solve da world’s problems, like I a have been a
    postin ….. it opens doors to see what do you believe?

    How do yoU visualize America?

    Mike had improved postin greatly
    I miss Phyllis and Star.
    I miss Kane n Cyclops, even though they are opposites of Phyllis n Star.

    I miss on target / FOS / PEARLY WHITES / Jimbo / dave / gavin / jon
    and the rest of the “mulligan’s island” cast o characters

  38. 38 jezebel282

    George,

    “Since, Jeze completely agreed with my post ….”

    Ummm, hold on a minute there.

    “I think Jeze, like Syl, may give a free ride on criticism of some friends,”

    Friends? I have friends? In this Town?

  39. 39 sudds

    “Friends? I have friends? In this Town?”

    oh come on Jezzy-Baby… you KNOW that you LOVE me!!! 😀

  40. 40 jezebel282

    I rest my case.

  41. 41 mayor2013

    So where is this Mayor Harkins who is now past 6 months in office. Well, he has a very best friend – same best friend as Jimmie, Rich Buturla. In fact, Rich is his closest confidant. (Sorry Adam – don’t cry). He orchestrated the highest increase in municipal taxes than in any of the the other Fairfield County communties. Who does that remind you of? For me, its Jimmie. He is granting 50% salary increases to his friends (Adam). Who does that remind you of? Only, I don’t recall Jimmie granting 50% increases to any of his cabinet. And, now he is working diligently behind the scenes to screw all of the unions – and I know you all know who that sounds like.

    So, it appears that Mayor Harkins is a clone of Jimmie Miron. They are exactly the same. Nothing has changed.

    He gets a minus F for his first six months. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! WHAT A RUSE! PITY US ALL!

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU – TOWN COUNCIL — FOR PERMITTING IT ALL.

  42. 42 pt4341

    “He gets a minus F for his first six months. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! WHAT A RUSE! PITY US ALL!”

    I couldn’t agree more.

  43. 43 jezebel282

    Update:

    After thirteen (Count ’em, 13!) docket appearances and over a year since their arrest Captain McNeil and Lt. Soto are scheduled yet again to appear in court tomorrow July 15th at 10 AM.

    We wonder if the “new” State Attorney will request yet another delay or postponement so that these two officers and their families will continue to suffer.

    What we do know is that the State Attorney, Police Chief John Buturla and Mayor John Harkins are perfectly happy with this.

    Feel the pride!

  44. 44 genuinephyllis

    @Georgie..Nice to be missed..Thanks!
    One another note what a farce our “chosen ones” have become just when you thought they could sink no lower..Boom!
    How about the accident today Wed,approx 3:55 PM, corner of Ryder’s Lane and Main St. Just beyond entrance to Ryder’s=to the front of me blocking the entire 2 lanes,2 tow trucks with accident vehicles, a firetruck, 2 vacant Police cars …..STFD EMT/ambulance trying to make way to Lord Chamberlain to my rear about to slam me and all trapped as Sikorsky escapees occuppied the oncoming other two lanes. There was NO police directing traffic!t
    To say the least it was a pretty hairy situation…..Called the Non emergency line to be dangled by a first an imcompetent dispatcher, next a desk Sargent who when I explained situation was told”Well the 2 officers must be busy w/ something else” to which I replied “Might be a good idea to send another before you have another pileup…given the situation caused total mayhem with NO DIRECTIVES!”
    My answer from that Sargent…”Call dispatch yourself!”..I said what? then he hung up on me!!!!!
    Called the Mayor Pride’s office and as usual got Ricky, & I expressed a few shall we say words of dissatisfaction of how this was handled…..I was offered a meeting with Mayor Pride….Uh no thanks by then too late…by then action needed now…
    Ya know what BPT gets the name and this F%C&N town plays the game once again…I have had it!
    I pay almost $11,000(UP TILL LAST YEAR 2 PROPERTIES $20k) in property taxes to a town for what? Garbage pickup? THE PLOWING SUCKS, I NEVER HAD KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM, NO SEWERS..WHF?????
    I rarely ask for anything in my `10 years as a resident and the lousy 3 times, I ask for needed services A HIGHER UP FLUFFS ME OFF…..
    ANYONE HAVE A CLUE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS?
    IS IT THAT THE GOOD ONE’S WANT US TO GET SO PISSED WE ACT UP?
    OR IS IT THE RESPONDERS OF NOTHINGNESS ARE THE GOLDEN CHOSEN..
    IN ANY CASE..IT IS WRONG..I’VE HAD IT!!

  45. 45 genuinephyllis

    You know where I feel the pride?
    Don’t ask I won’t tell LOL

  46. 46 phineast

    These are the times that I really miss Rich Weizel covering Stratford-he definitely kept the spotlight of scrutiny on those in charge.
    Anyone notice how bad the CT Post is since the change over? Lousy reporting-big pictures with no content. Why does anyone buy it?- never thought I would prefer the Register to it but honestly we get better coverage there….
    My point is-write a letter to the editor-get it out in the public eye-and make sure of the names of who you spoke with.

  47. 47 jezebel282

    Phin,

    “Why does anyone buy it?”

    It is strategic marketing. They are developing the illiterate demographic.

    Ice cream trucks & beaches.

  48. 48 1george1

    Hi Phyllis
    Thanks for the shout out. Back to you!
    Sorry about problems you experienced.
    I wonder if all of the Traffic on this web site
    will die down or increase due to the story
    by John Kovach of “The Stratford STAR?”

    Opinion:
    Mr. Kovach, Tris DeRoma (Bard), Fred Musante, and Jack Terceno
    were all superior reporters to Weisel, in my opinion.
    While I like Tris, John, and Jack more than FRED,
    who I loved to tease, Fred was actually “the hardest working”
    of any of the reporters covering Stratford.
    John has been the most accurate reporter, with least bias, I believe.
    Jack had strong political beliefs.
    Tris was a bit timid and very, very, very subtle (& wise) in his coverage.
    Weisel rarely mentioned my name or issues and went out of his way to
    push agenda of a certain group 😉
    > I liked Rich. We had minor issues.
    > I (believe) know for a FACT the CT POST has an AGENDA against
    Stratford’s people and for REGIONAL / POLITICAL people, from my
    experience.
    > I believe most of the POST and some of the STAR reporters were poor,
    in my opinion, as they printed for the Town Managment / Parties!

    JEZE
    It is strategic marketing.
    They are developing the illiterate demographic.

    Ice cream trucks & beaches.


    What’s next?
    Lifting Stratford’s ban on BB Guns?
    Aren’t BB Guns similar to the Musket Balls of Revolutionary War?
    I guess they aren’t covered under 2nd Amendment?

    I had a BB gun in Fairfield and could practice in my back yard.

    I had asked Julian and Barnaby to get WHITE SAND for BEACHES
    for FREE via GRANTS.
    Also Booms + Netting to keep out SURFACE and UNDERWATER JUNK.

    Now the GULF is getting that stuff, for pretty beaches with WHITE
    SAND, NO ROCKS/SHELLS, KEEPING OUT SURFACE and UNDERWATER
    JUNK. We coulda upgraded out natural resources for FREE!

    Compare crowds of Coney Island and Long Beach high tide!
    Now that is Marketing!

    Jimmy claimed he got the Beach Cleaner, after I suggested in 2005.
    Jimmy may be politically delusional and challenges related to telling
    the truth, but he recognized other peoples good ideas, like the
    FREE MONEY from GOVENMENT GRANTS I spoke about for YEARS
    at TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS

  49. 49 1george1

    I hope Doug O’Meara read this week’s Letter to Editor by David
    Blumstein in the Star.

    In far fewer words than I tried to convey (mine was not published)
    and in a far less complicated format, Mr. Blumstein pointed out
    some important issues which transcend the O’Meara debacle and
    the reprisals to him, in my opinion.

    If everything was relatively true about what I saw and heard in the
    PENSION BOARD MEETINGS, Burturla / Florek / Winterbottom / Norko
    / Mirons / LoSchiavos appeared to have abused their positions?

    Their is a privacy issue related to questions about the disability / retirement?

    However it did appear confirmed Officer O’Meara WAS HURT ON THE JOB
    and WAS COVERING a shift for Justin Lo?

    GAVIN knows much more than I about the situation and NOT EVERYTHING
    is an EXECUTUVE SESSION ISSUE, right GAVIN?

    There are many people I do not waste my time challenging, like I do to GAVIN,
    who I believe is a person who is SMARTER with more CARING than MOST and an
    EGO that has to be EATEN AWAY by the THINGS he has SEEN, HEARD, and KNOWS
    have hurt many INNOCENTS.

    There are many people who just do NOT CARE!
    There are many people who are CRUEL and UNUSUAL!
    There are many people who are COWARDLY. 😦
    There are many people who DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR OBLIGATIONS!
    There are many people who are STUPID!
    There are many people who are IGNORANT (different than stupid)
    There are many people who are looking for MONEY + POWER?
    There are many people who have NO CONSCIENCE or sense of SHAME!
    There are many people who lack EXPERTISE.
    There are many people who lack EXPERIENCE!

    I guess insulting GAVIN, is my way of COMPLIMENTING him?

    As a counterpoint, Malloy may be as smart or smarter than GAVIN.
    Whereas GAVIN holds back, Malloy has proven to go against stated
    political positions, and I interpret those as LIES.
    GAVIN, is more subtle in how he has used and been used (by) politics.

    Our political integrity is a key factor in judging actions.

  50. 50 ronmoreau

    ….and Captain McNeil/LT.Soto remain in suspension limbo (without pay), for how long?

    What is the latest excuse?

  51. 51 ronmoreau

    Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution,

    “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

  52. 52 ronmoreau

    …shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial,

  53. 53 jezebel282

    Ron,

    “and Captain McNeil/LT.Soto remain in suspension limbo (without pay), for how long?”

    16 months.

  54. 54 ronmoreau

    Jez,

    It appears that Connecticut has suspended these 2 decorated cops Bill of Rights, as afforded be the U.S. Constitution, as well.

  55. 55 jezebel282

    Ron,

    Actually the State of CT has not done anything but arrest three men for alleged “computer crimes”. Astounding when you consider they all had fully authorized access.

    No, the suspension without pay is entirely up to John Buturla and John Harkins. It is these two men who continue to punish McNeil and Soto.

    Make no mistake about this: John Harkins has not lifted a finger to correct this. These men were suspended without pay for 6 months by Miron but have been suspended without pay for 8 months under Harkins.

    So much for “restoring the pride”. huh?

  56. 56 ronmoreau

    Yea

  57. 57 1george1

    Jeze,
    Didn’t you forget a couple people involved in allowing the original
    suspension?

  58. 58 ronmoreau

    “In the meantime, EMS continues to disintegrate and tomorrow marks EIGHTEEN months that Captain McNeil and Orlando Soto have not received a paycheck.”

    ” …tomorrow marks EIGHTEEN months that Captain McNeil and (LT)Orlando Soto have not received a paycheck.”

    YEA

  59. 59 ronmoreau

    Merry F’n Christmas from the Town Of Stratford and the State of Connecticut.

  60. 60 jezebel282

    Ron,

    “Merry F’n Christmas from the Town Of Stratford and the State of Connecticut.”

    Couldn’ta said it better.

  61. 61 1george1

    Merry Christmas.

    Joy to the world.

  62. 62 jezebel282

    Update:

    Deals reached in police leak allegations

    Written by John Kovach
    Friday, 07 January 2011 12:40

    Deals have been reached to end the prosecution of three Stratford police officers arrested in connection with the leak of a confidential memo regarding Christian Miron, brother of then-Mayor James R. Miron.

    Joseph McNeil, who was a captain at the time of his arrest, and Orlando Soto both applied Friday for accelerated rehabilitation.

    Accelerated rehabilitation, available to those who have never been convicted, expunges a person’s record upon successful completion of a term of probation.

    McNeil was charged with five-counts of third-degree computer crimes and one count of conspiracy to commit third-degree computer crimes.

    Soto had been charged with two-counts of third-degree computer crimes and one count of conspiracy to commit third-degree computer crimes.

    Both have been suspended from the department without pay since their arrest June 24, 2009.

    Retired officer Shawn Farmer, a sergeant and union president at the time, pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct, a charge reduced from the four counts of third-degree computer crimes and one count of conspiracy.

    The state argued under the new charge that Farmer acted to “annoy or interfere” with another person.

    Farmer’s attorney, C. Christian Young of Gulash and Riccio, said the plea does not indicate Farmer made any action against Christian Miron, and that it could apply to actions against Police Chief John Buturla.

    Farmer entered his plea to help his fellow officers resolve the matter and return to work.

    William Dow, Soto’s attorney, stressed that the application for accelerated rehabilitation was not an admission of guilt. He said Soto would seek to return to work as soon as possible.

  63. 63 1george1

    “accelerated rehabilitation was not an admission of guilt.”

    Wrong.

    The proof will be in the reinstatement of officers with back pay or not?
    The proof will be in the affect on Christian Miron potential LAW SUIT.

    Retired officer Shawn Farmer, a sergeant and union president at the time, pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct, a charge reduced from the four counts of third-degree computer crimes and one count of conspiracy.

    The guilty plea is a victory for John Burturla.
    Something illegal happened and was acknowledge as guilty of law violation.

    The guilty plea is a victory for Rich Burturla.

    The guilty plea is a victory for Christian, Jim, and Dick Miron.

    The guilty plea & accelerated rehabilitation is a loss for Farmer, soto, and
    McNeil – regardless of what anyone chooses to write / blog!

    The guilty plea & accelerated rehabilitation may be a loss for Tax Payers.

    2 years ago I had inside information that the police test given to certain
    people had at least one (or more) failures on that test.
    (Jeze knows name of the test)

  64. 64 jezebel282

    George,

    It is my understanding that the case against McNeil & Soto, in it’s entirety, will be dismissed by the end of this month.

  65. 65 1george1

    Jeze,

    I would like to read / learn that you are correct, AND
    there is NO accelorated rehabilitation!

    The decision at court was rendered today.
    I had arranged my letter to the editor to be published the day before!

    Most likely …. there was NO connection?
    A couple people suggest ….

  66. 66 1george1

    Post with under 50 words … awaiting moderation?

  67. 67 1george1

    Jeze, I would like to read / learn that you are correct, AND
    there is NO accelorated rehabilitation!

    The decision at court was rendered today. I had arranged my letter
    to the editor to be published the day before! Most likely ….
    there was NO connection? A couple people suggest ….

  68. 68 1george1

    I went around the moderation … and reposted!

  69. 69 jezebel282

    George,

    “Jeze, I would like to read / learn that you are correct, AND
    there is NO accelorated rehabilitation!”

    Not that it matters to anyone, but in New York when the State has an awful case and the judge knows it, they use a mechanism called “adjournment in contemplation of dismissal”. It saves the State the expense of a trial. This sounds very similar.

  70. 70 jezebel282

    A few concluding (I hope) thoughts.

    To Captain McNeil and Lieutenant Soto: As a citizen I would like to apologize for the treatment you and your families have received at the hands of Town and State officials. Both of you have endured punishment for far too long for no reasons other than politics and personality. The day you walk back onto the job will be a giant step forward for Stratford and its citizens.

    To Ex-mayor Miron, Police Chief John Buturla, et al: This editor will not forget what you did which included causing hardship and stress upon the children of these two fine officers. You are a disgrace in every way imaginable.

  71. 71 1george1

    To Jeze:
    Accelerated Rehabilitation:
    Also called AR. A program that gives persons charged with a
    crime or motor vehicle violation for the first time a second
    chance.

    The person is placed on probation for up to two years.

    If probation is completed satisfactorily, the charges are dismissed.

    Like Dick Miron, no one is serving jail time, at this time.

    Because they are police and politically selected, like the:
    Judge
    Prosecutors
    Attorneys
    They are likely to get suspended sentence, making AR a moot issue.

    However, accepting AR is an inferred acknowledgement of GUILT
    and a VICTORY for the PROSECUTION and ALLIES of the PROSECUTION.

    Some people effectively lose foundation to SUE.
    For other people, basis to SUE is strengthened.
    You can figure out which is which.

    Mirons / Burturlas / DTC / RTC / Police / Fire and others have had an
    extraordinary run of excessive compensation.
    Especially for those hired before 1985 retirement of a certain KEY person.

    Based on subsequent and prior games, I have doubts about the whole mess?

    The shame is I had heard soooo many good things about McNeil & Soto.
    I have nothing negative about Farmer.

    I like the vast majority of the Stratford Police.

    There is PEER PRESSURE and POLITICAL PRESSURE !!

  72. 72 jezebel282

    George,

    “Because they are police and politically selected, like the::

    Sometimes your logic is backwards. The only reason McNeil and Soto were charged at all is BECAUSE they were policemen.

    Whatever the philosophical shades of this case are there are also other considerations that must be taken into account. This case has lingered in the court system for 18 months. There were no less than 14 court dates. Delay after delay was granted to the prosecution while families suffered. The State and Court system can continue indefinitely while taxpayers continue to fund them. At no time during the entire process did a State Attorney skip a paycheck or benefits. The result will be that the case will be dismissed and according to the Court, never have happened.

    It would simply be unreasonable for either the McNeil or Soto families to continue to suffer while the same end result will occur…only months later.

    Here is the striking part; Based upon the sole decision of Police Chief John Buturla to suspend these two officers without pay we, as citizens, have been denied the services of two of the finest in the SPD. In all likelihood, both McNeil and Soto will be restored to their position, rank and pay. It will have cost us 18 months of pay (at a minimum) for…nothing. That is to say nothing of the expense of the process initiated by John Buturla (including tens of thousands of our dollars paid to outside investigators).

  73. 73 mikereynolds

    It bothers me that they had to apply for AR and that Farmer had to plead guilty to anything.

    This case should have been dismissed negating the need for anything to apply for AR or to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

    By the way, how the hell long is Burturla’s contract? How much longer are we stuck with this loser?

  74. 74 phineast

    Jez, If you feel deprived then maybe it is time to sue the chief for using his position for political gain and costing the taxpayers a bundle.

    Buturla does not have a contract, we are stuck until they fire him for proven just cause(according to state guidelines) or he chooses to leave…..He is protected by state law and his brother’s friends.

  75. 75 jezebel282

    Mike,

    “By the way, how the hell long is Burturla’s contract?”

    According to the contract written by Buturla’s brother and signed by Mayor Moron, it is forever.
    http://www.stratfordpoliceunion.com/pdf/buturla_contract.pdf

    It does call for the ethical performance of his duties, but it would be difficult to find any official in this Town who is familiar with ethics.

  76. 76 1george1

    “Because they are police and politically selected, like the::

    Sometimes your logic is backwards. The only reason McNeil and
    Soto were charged at all is BECAUSE they were policemen.

    —-

    Jeze > I found the Mirons / Burturlas / B utter nuts and their
    handlers / controller use COUNTER INTUITIVE LOGIC and they
    CREATE improbable COVER STORIES as DIVERSIONS for ULTERIOR
    REASONS.

    Examples:
    Town Charter Revision Commission and Miron position & reversal

    AVCO SAEP – 3 phoney bidders. Working on # 4.
    Oh the ARMY is involved….
    Counterpoint # 1: Berchem merged with Westport firm with a partner
    who was an Army Judge Advocate.
    Counterpoint # 2: Florek (very low profile / town fees) told me his partner
    who was an Army Judge Advocate.
    Counterpoint # 3: Montiposillico’s Advocate to the FEEHAN (Fire Trucks)
    Town Council was a retired Army Judge Advocate. (Barry Steinberg?)

    Town Charter Revision Commission # 1 Chair Gavin called Miron a NUT
    and stated the revised Town Charter does not work.
    A) Gavin NEVER tried TO reopen the Town Charter.
    B) Gavin NEVER tried TO use the FOI information he supposedly paid for?

    I told DICK MIRON I did not like the stuff he pulled, but I had to admire
    the fact that he was able to get the Republicans to do what he wanted!
    Dick replied: “The Republicans do it to themselves all of the time.”

    Marx made a case against the REACTIONAIRES who controlled the means
    of production.

    Hmmmm.

    If I controlled the means of production, either I am pretty smart, or I have
    many people on pay roll who are pretty smart, and it is our objective/goal
    to maintain the SUPERIOR position.

    If someone pointed out that I and my fellow controller were consistently
    and obviously reactionaries, then wouldn’t it be obvious to:
    1 – Be less obvious and more subtle, even counter intuitive?
    2 – Be proactive or active in creating illusions for the masses and observers?

    Miron & Burturla are Lawyers, as are many of the key players in Town,
    area, state, federal, and international positions.

  77. 77 1george1

    According to the contract written by Buturla’s brother and
    signed by Mayor Moron, it is forever.
    http://www.stratfordpoliceunion.com/pdf/buturla_contract.pdf

    It does call for the ethical performance of his duties, but it would
    be difficult to find any official in this Town who is familiar with ethics.

    Since Rich Burturla wrote and rewrote the Town Ethics Commission
    Ordinance, and/or advised the hand picked people chosen by the
    Town councilors, hand picked by leaders of RTC + DTC …

    LOGICALLY ………

    Maybe we could appeal to Senator Blumenthal, for whom ex-Town
    Attorney / assistant Town Attorney / CT. State Rep Kevin Kelly
    once worked for as an investigator.

    LOGICALLY ………

    Maybe we could appeal to Senator Lieberman, who Senator
    Blumenthal succeeded as CT. Attorney General, where he was
    able to build up chips with Bush / Cheney as CHAIRMAN of
    Fatherland, I mean Home Land Security, SENATE COMMITTEE,
    at a time John Burturla leap frogged superiors to become
    Head of CT State Troopers Home Land Security.

    LOGICALLY ………

    Maybe we could appeal to Governor Dannel Patrick Malloy who is
    Town Council Chairman Tom Malloy’s first cousin.

    LOGICALLY ………

    Maybe we could appeal to CT. State Rep Laura Hoydic, whose husband
    Paul is a Town Council and his brother is on Zoning with H E N R I C K

    anyone want to debunk my TIME TABLE theory

    Incidently … Mike Feeney is now the logical first choice to replace Harkins.
    1 – Barry Knott’s son in law
    2 – ex-Town Manager
    3 – ex-Assistant Town Manager
    4 – Present C. O. O. of Board of Ed
    5 – Barry Knott’s son in law, who worked with Burturla on Hanney contract
    6 – Barry Knott’s son in law, who worked with Burturla on Raymark
    7 – Barry Knott’s son in law, who worked with Bridgeport Mayor Fabrizi in
    City Hall and knows all the key players in the area, and many in the state.
    > I wonder how much of Fabrizi’s cocaine came through sikorsky airport?
    > I wonder how much was kicked back to certain key Bridgeport / Stratford Police, CT. State Troopers, FBI, and various players and attorneys, who love
    a lot of $$, which can only be satisfied by selling a lot of DRUGS!
    > Robin Williams: “Cocaine is proof we all make too much money!”
    > Certain lawyers do NOT need to be involved in DRUGS, as they can make
    much money of Real Estate or Boards Of Ed + Towns + Housing + Parking
    and can “appear to be clean.”
    8 – Barry Knott’s son in law. Barry golfed weekly with Bridgeport Mayor
    Fabrizi.
    9 – Barry Knott’s son in law. Barry’s father was a Judge and player in both
    stratford and Bridgeport.
    10 – Barry Knott’s son in law. Barry is the pre-eminent Real Estate lawyer in
    Stratford and knows everything related to Zoning and A L L of the players.

    Personally, I like Barry.
    I do not like what he did with Hanney / Burturla.

  78. 78 1george1

    Some of my above post about barry knott + mike feeney makes it
    I was writing about mike, when I was referring to barry related to
    his attorney work in town.


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