Why was the Larceny 2nd Charge crossed out? Is it acceptable to steal from the City if you were previously in a position of trust? Also, it seems as though we read about adults all the time who are charged when they commit a crime with a juvenile in their presence. Is hauling a little league team around in a stolen car not grounds for a charge.
Also, considering the relationship between the Segarra Adninistration and GA 14, might it not have made sense for a States Attorney from another GA to review the warrant to avoid any question of a conflict of interest?
If we are ever going to build trust in our judicial system, justice truly does need to be blind, not just deaf and dumb. Whether the defendant is a highly paid former City Official or a teenager from Garden Street, the treatment should be the same.
Here is the statutory definition of larceny 2nd degree, the charge that was crossed out by the Hartford County States Attorney:
Sec. 53a-123. Larceny in the second degree: Class C felony. (a) A person is guilty of larceny in the second degree when he commits larceny, as defined in section 53a-119, and: (1) The property consists of a motor vehicle, the value of which exceeds ten thousand dollars, (2) the value of the property or service exceeds ten thousand dollars, (3) the property, regardless of its nature or value, is taken from the person of another, (4) the property is obtained by defrauding a public community, and the value of such property is two thousand dollars or less, (5) the property, regardless of its nature or value, is obtained by embezzlement, false pretenses or false promise and the victim of such larceny is sixty years of age or older or is blind or physically disabled, as defined in section 1-1f, or (6) the property, regardless of its value, consists of wire, cable or other equipment used in the provision of telecommunications service and the taking of such property causes an interruption in the provision of emergency telecommunications service.
(b) For purposes of this section, "motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle, construction equipment, agricultural tractor or farm implement or major component part of any of the above. In any prosecution under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, evidence of (1) forcible entry, (2) forcible removal of ignition, or (3) alteration, mutilation or removal of a vehicle identification number shall be prima facie evidence (A) that the person in control or possession of such motor vehicle knows or should have known that such motor vehicle is stolen, and (B) that such person possesses such motor vehicle with larcenous intent.
(c) Larceny in the second degree is a class C felony.
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