The police chief is right, it has created a dangerous situation for everyone, the best thing the Missouri governor can do is demand a full investigation into what happened.
Find out the facts, and don't blame the media for being there. You don't gas the media, this situation was handled badly by the police, they are relieved of the situation they helped to inflame. Cooler heads are prevailing now, I know that's disappointing to some who wish to be "entertained" by the misery of others, but the truth is, people should not feel that they cannot protest, nor exercise their free speech rights, The bundy ranch incident is a good example of this, but then again, they had mouths and guns didn't they? imagine a group of people in Ferguson with legally issued firearms protesting in the streets, would they be dead right now? you better believe it. View Comment
I love the way people make light of a serious situation, there are no issues here right? As the Russian military told prisoners in the gulag; you wouldn't be here unless you "broke the law", get a grip on yourselves, this is no laughing matter, but listening to this crowd, you would think they have crossed the line between insanity and reality. View Comment
What a lovely story! and such a wonderful young person, you are truly the future, it is refreshing to hear about one who would give back. The Carver Center has a stalward soldier in helping children in Norwalk for many years.
Thank you for your service and your recognition of this fine institution!
Best Regards and much success in your sparkling future
Norwalk Lifer View Comment
I see there are other stories in the headlines, a dean of a catholic school busted for herion, an insurance broker who scammed his client, and of course the father that went to defend his daughter from what he perceived as harassment from her boss.
All in Wilton, tell me, does crime merit a geographical review? why does this story attract so much attention? what is it about this story, that veers the insanely stupid to pontificate inanely about a confrontation in front of city hall? the "ooooh scary!" projects.... the breeding it creates.
Do you people ever listen to yourselves? would you be silent should someone else speak in dripping sarcasm about your broken and bent views about other Norwalk town members?
Why this story folks? what sparked your interest? this almost smacks of sensationalism doesn't it?
NL View Comment
As Americans, we all have an obligation to defend civil rights, we all have an obligation to defend the principles of freedom, someone mentioned majority rules, quite a majority of people, whether through dogmatic thought, or fear, or other motivation, supported the ruling of a King, King George, in the 1700's.
That is the "rule of man", but this country is based on the "rule of law", not man, not King, not Emperor.
We may not always like the rulings, but these rulings do uphold the tenets of a democracy, and democracies, as well seen from ancient Greece to France to Concord Mass, to Philadephia, are messy. Quite messy, it's a higher standard people hold here, whether you are for gay rights or not, it does not matter. What is being uphold is those unalienable rights. View Comment
As I see this, this has nothing to do with being a teacher, it has nothing to do with being from Norwalk, and it has nothing to do with the environment that provoked this event.
It has everything to do with lack of wisdom, self control, and even a modicum of acknowledgement that a "message" a permanent display of opinion, was left. The consequences of making a permanent record of what is more than likely, a momentary lack of reason, is the real issue here. The stupidity or lack of wisdom that led an individual to do this, leaves a lot to question about their ability to control their reactions to events around them. So if the denominator here is lack of self control, lack of wisdom, and the inability to foresee the consequences, then the numerator could be anything; the childish emotional outbursts of student, the inability to vocalize an opinion in a forum of peers, and of course, the public arena. Teachers should not be held to higher standards when they are "off the clock", however, Human beings should use the basic reasoning skills they are blessed with to manuveur or steer their way thru adverse situations. The ability to reason separates us from other mammals. It would be good to remind ourselves of this.
Evidence to the contrary seen in the responses to this article. View Comment
In America's past wars, (God bless her) 19 year olds were good enough to go and defend their country, they have a voice, and whether that opinion changes, is the individual's right.
Many people change their opinions, some just before they die, there's nothing like the horizon of one's own mortality in view to bring elegance, truth, and forthrightness to an individual's opinion.
I do not believe that the state of being (married with children) would change the belief that all are created equal, unless of course, some are more equal than others.
The opinion of a 19 year old, can be refreshing, and might be just the right amount of new thinking that is required in order to create a more perfect union.
Just as immigrants to this country, came and made the ideal of American exceptionalism reality. View Comment