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Friday, April 12, 2019


Why is it that what we are sold at campaign time is hardly ever what we get after the election?

Politicians seem as though they think theycan tell us whatever sounds good to get elected and then we never follow up to find the truth.

No tolls, remember that promise? How did that work out for you with your blind faith and allegiance. I think we would have more respect and trust in a politician who would say "I'm new to this and until I actually get in there and start looking under the hood, anything is possible" Is that too difficult to do, or maybe it is being too truthful and politicians seem to have a hard time dealing with the truth.

I'm really not opposed to tolls because our roads are a mess, and if the tolls actually go to road repairs and transportation, I'm OK with that. But I think we were told the same thing about Casino revenue going to Education. I wonder how that worked out?

Politicians can't be truthful during a campaign because that might cost them votes. So, instead mislead us on and once you are elected , you are safe to do whatever you want.

Remember the Ned Lamont initial campaign commercial where he is sitting behind the wheel of his personal car, pledging to not use a State vehicle and that his own car was "good enough for him" Does anyone know where that car is now? Definitely not at the Governor's Mansion, his State Police detail troopers drive him everywhere.

Maybe if candidate Lamont had a conversation before that ad was shot with Governor Malloy he would have learned a few things. On the day of Governor Malloy's swearing in, his Troopers told him to put his license away because he would not be driving at all during his elected term. And that actually makes sense .

Here is a little refresher for you:

Maybe our politicians, instead of making it look like they support "the little people" and marching on the picket lines at Stop and Shop while streaming it live on Facebook. A real leader might be more productive working to resolve the situation to get the people back to work with a contract so they start making an income again.

Last night at the Maple Avenue NRZ monthly meeting, there were 5 representatives from Mayor Bronin's Office, all talking about the wonderful things the Mayor is doing. I don't think it is a coincidence that I have never seen any of these people before and they appear as City staffers just in time for the next Mayoral election.

 I guess that is the benefit of incumbency. They probably should have introduced themselves as "Bronin Campaign staffers" paid from the City's payroll.

 Hopefully Chief Thody and HPD can keep it a quiet summer because it will be a messy summer if Bronin and all the other candidates start racing around the City to be the first to be seen by the media consoling the families of shooting victims.

Thar was a regular occurrence by Bronin and Segarra last go round during the campaign, I think that concern and sympathy ended on election night after the final vote was counted.

Does anyone remember the candidate forums for the last Mayoral campaign? Only one candidate seemed to have a grasp on reality and expressed the truth to people attending. Judge Robert Killian spoke very honestly about the financial mess the City of Hartford was in and that bankruptcy was a definite possibility without serious structural change. None of the others in the field of candidates seemed to understand that but instead told us what they thought the  voters wanted to hear instead of the truth

Voters need to open their eyes and then be willing to hold  politicians who lie to us accountable. That is the only way this will change and the truth will begin to matter

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


The Hartford Police Department today released its initial conclusions in the Officer Baerga Internal Affairs report to investigate claims of sexual harassment against her by her supervisors.. The conclusions pretty much lays out the claim and the validity of some of those claims.

 On a larger scale though it exposes a greater power struggle by Lieutenant West and his efforts to sway opinion in his efforts to become the next HPD Chief and the hidden agenda behind those efforts.

 It is also interesting to read the actual timelines and it appears as though Baerga was vocal about the delay in her complaint being investigated, much of that delay may have been her own doing in delaying the investigation and Lieutenant West having to be chased down repeatedly by investigators to obtain his testimony.

It is also interesting that the claims of HPD being "unsafe for women" and a toxic environment , to me, would seem questionable. I would have a hard time encouraging anyone I claimed to care about to go work in such an environment. Yet in the IAD report it states that Baerga's wife , or significant other, is currently in the HPD Academy. Would that be safe if the conditions were "toxic"?

It also seems deceptive that after  report was released, Officer Baerga released a statement regarding the investigation. The deceptive part is that it was e-mailed from Attorney Cynthia Jennings e-mail  account, no where does it state that Jennings is also representing Lieutenant Paul West, so she has a definite motive to discredit the IAD Report.. It might be nice if she was transparent enough to disclose that also.
At  the very least, both Lt Paul West and Sergeant Andrew Rodney, in my opinion,  do not deserve their positions of rank for the behaviors they admitted to in the interviews. NUMEROUS CHARGES WERE SUBSTABTIATED AGAINST BOTH WEST AND RODNEY BY IAD INVESTIGATORS