Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Teflon Badge

may take a fall for his blatant executions of African Americans, citizens that were less than stellar, but cops can't act like the grandchildren of Hitler's Youth, out to protect their imaginary Fatherland.

The Irish Mob in Connecticut might be the oldest, but the new kids on the block being Italian and Jewish, shouldn't be counted out just because they don't have the stealth and finesse, but they still have the ability and means to cover up their crimes, look legitimate, and hide their tracks just as does the original. But … which of Connecticut’s Mafia’s or Blue Blood Commercial Elite’s Gang cover for Hartford Connecticut most famous Trigger Happy Cop, to start covering up, and then drop the hot potato?

You can’t allegedly shoot and graze a finger of the supposed shooter’s gun hand, no gun is found, and still say a suspect was armed.

'Mr. Drop the Ball on Purpose', prosecutor Connolly (Connelly?) might not be able to cover for another Trigger Happy “A Nigger Shootin’ Cop”

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My previous May 14, 2006, FreeSpeech.com post on this subject found here

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added May 16, 2006, 5:30 PM EST:
Grand Juror Rules In Police Shooting
1:22 PM EDT, May 16, 2006 By MATT BURGARD And TINA A. BROWN, The Hartford Courant

A report on a controversial police shooting in Hartford has concluded there is enough evidence to warrant filing criminal charges against an undercover officer who shot and killed a teenager he suspected of carrying a gun.

The report by Waterbury State's Attorney John A. Connelly found the shooting of 18-year-old Jashon Bryant -- who is black -- by Robert Lawlor -- a white police officer -- was not justified.

Connelly's report, released today, recommends charging Lawlor with first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault. The report was completed after an investigation by a grand juror in which 48 witnesses were questioned and more than 200 exhibits reviewed.

"We're very happy with the report," said Jefferson Jelly, the attorney representing Bryant's family.

"We think it shows what we've been saying all along, that Jashon Bryant was needlessly killed at the hands of a trigger-happy cop."

Connelly's recommendation will be forwarded to Chief State's Attorney Christopher Morano for review.

Bryant's shooting created a groundswell of anger in the city's North End, where the shooting took place. On May 7, 2005, Bryant had been sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked in a lot on North Main Street when Lawlor and Dan Prather, an agent from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, approached the vehicle.Lawlor and Prather, who were part of a task force aimed at removing illegal guns from the streets, believed that they had seen Bryant and another young man holding a gun as they sat in the car.

The officers ordered Bryant and the driver of the car, Brandon Henry, to get out, but Henry started the car -- and Lawlor opened fire. Bryant was killed instantly, and Henry drove off despite being shot once in the chest. He continued for several blocks, eluding police before crashing into a parked car. Lawlor later said he opened fire when he saw Bryant reaching for what he believed was a gun. But despite an extensive search of the car and the surrounding neighborhood, police were never able to recover a weapon.

Among the report's key findings:

The ATF agent assigned to work with Lawlor that day testified he never saw Bryant reaching for a gun, and never considered himself in danger at any point.

An analysis of the five shots fired from Lawlor's gun showed they were all fired as the car was driving away from him.

The two shots that struck Bryant were both fired from behind him, including one that passed through the passenger seat headrest and struck him in the head.

Forensic experts, including Dr. Henry Lee, found the tip of Bryant's right thumb had been grazed by one of the shots, suggesting at least one of his hands had been in clear view at the time of the shooting, and may have been raised as a defensive gesture.

During repeated interviews, Henry – who was driving the car -- consistently told detectives there was never a gun in the car. Two subsequent searches by police found no gun in the car or the area of the shooting.

Michael Georgetti, the lawyer representing Lawlor, challenged the report's conclusions.

"Officer Lawlor is disappointed with and disagrees with the finding that the discharge of a firearm by a police officer was not justified," Georgetti said.

"There is a prosecutorial difference between probable cause to seek an arrest warrant and proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Officer Lawlor hopes the prosecutor reviewing the evidence keeps that obligation in mind."

"Officer Lawlor maintains he acted in full compliance with his responsibilities as a police officer," he said.

"He has over 18 years on the job and is a highly decorated police officer. He is known for being a fair cop on the street by both his co-workers and the citizens of Hartford."

A grand juror was appointed at Connelly's request after he took over the investigation to avert any potential conflict of interest on the part of authorities in Hartford

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added May 26, 2006, 1:30 AM EST:

Injured Divorce Lawyer Seeks $25 Million From State
9:34 PM EDT, May 25, 2006 By ALAINE GRIFFIN, The Hartford Courant

The Waterbury divorce lawyer critically injured last June when a client's estranged husband shot her and her client outside the Middletown courthouse is seeking $25 million from the state, charging that state authorities should have warned her that he was dangerous.

Julie Porzio filed a notice of claim Thursday with the state claims commission against the judicial branch, the Department of Public Safety and the state judicial marshals services, charging that serious employee negligence allowed Michael Bochicchio Jr. to flout the rules of the courthouse.

The heart of the claim is that the state never notified Porzio of six instances in which Bochicchio attempted to bring prohibited items into the courthouse, including a gun and pocket knife.

"They knew that he was dangerous," Robert S. Kolesnik Sr., Porzio's attorney, said.

"They knew he had attempted to bring a gun to the courthouse along with other things. The marshals regulations are clear that they're suppose to report that to the administrative judge and we believe they did not. If they had, certainly the administrative judge would have warned the trial judge who would have warned Julie and Donna.

"Porzio and her client, Donna Bochicchio of Harwinton, were shot June 15 as they arrived in a municipal parking lot near Superior Court in Middletown. It was to be the 12th day of Bochicchios' bitter divorce trial. Porzio, wife of former Waterbury mayor Joseph Santopietro, was wounded in the face, hand and shoulder, and has had several surgeries to repair the damage. Donna Bochicchio was killed.

The latest claims against the state follow two pending lawsuits already connected to the case – filed by Porzio against the estate of Michael Bochicchio Jr. , a retired state trooper.

According to a judicial marshal services incident report, Michael Bochicchio attempted to bring a handgun into the Middletown courthouse during his divorce trial on May 26, 2005.At about 1:30 p.m. on that day, Bochicchio walked through the metal detector flashing his state police badge.

He told the judicial marshal, Georgene Sherman, that he was there "on business" to which Sherman replied, "Are you sure?"

In the report, Sherman said she asked that because another marshal had pointed Bochicchio out to her earlier in the week, telling her Bochicchio was at the courthouse "on a highly contested divorce matter."

Bochicchio then said he was there for "a divorce" and Sherman asked him to place his bag on the X-ray machine.

"He did so and came back to me and said, 'Well, I guess I should tell you that is what I'm here for – my divorce," the report says.

Sherman asked Bochicchio if he had any weapons on him. He said yes and asked if you could leave it in her lockbox.

"I firmly stated, 'No, you need to leave the building right now," Sherman wrote.

"He became very angry, turned red in the face and said, 'Come on, can't I leave it here? I work at the federal courthouse in Hartford where I'm a marshal just like you."

Sherman asked Bochicchio for identification but he did not have it on him.

"He then said that the other marshals would let him just go in. I told him that was not true. At this time, I felt as if he was attempting to pressure me into allowing him to check his weapon. I told him that there would be no more talking, handed him his bag and directed him to the door to exit the building," Sherman wrote in the report.

Sherman said she contacted a supervisor and made him aware of the exchange. Bochicchio returned about 10 minutes later and went through the metal detector.

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Another incidence of a cop (retired) breaking rules and not facing consequences. What if this offer were put in check BEFORE he went on a murderous rampage and then kill himself. The Divorce may have forced the former Connecticut State Police Officer to tell where he got hundreds of thousands of dollars to waste gambling. He didn't want to go to prison, as his life would be over anyway, and he wouldn't want to take out countless State Police buddies that have their own scams, booty, secret stashes, favors owed and collected, and huge secrets
-Steven G. Erickson aka Vikingas


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you frickin' insane? Our justice system/media/politicians are not keeping blacks down. According to the news programs I watch (CNN, Fox, NBC) and the paper I read (NY Times) it is obvious that whenever a black person claims he/she is a victim, and the accused is white, EVERYONE jumps to the black person's aid - not just the HUGE family of the victim, nooooo, black groups come from every direction to protest and yell and scream about the injustices they must endure. Discrimination used to exist - but now it's reverse discrimination. "Oh no, don't fire the black girl even tho she can't pull her own weight and slacks off...she might sue"..."Oh no, the black girl must have been raped by the white college boys, after all, having sex with a sleazy stripper with who know's what kind of stds is every college guy's dream"..."the white cop must be dirty, how could anyone think a kid (regardless of his race) in that neighborhood trying to run from the cops would pull a gun, he was such a nice boy, so was his friend - who happens to be in jail on unrelated charges involving a gun!!!!"
The blacks are turning this into a race war - I'm not sure what your agenda is - other than playing devil's advocate. Why don't you blog about real issues - like the environment and education. People like you give liberals a BAD NAME!
You idiot!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 6:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You seem to forget to mention. All the police officers, killed by young men fitting the same discription. As this so called victim. It seems to me that this is an overlooked issue.

I feel officer Lawlor, actions were justified. Your reports fail to point out. These so called victims. We're known violent gang members.

As far as Mayor. Perez? Hum! Another previous gang member. Makes you wonder. What his agenda is all about.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering you were able to gather up enough intelligence to create this blog, it's amazing how ignorant and misinformed everything you have to say is. Unless you are directly involved in this case, the only information you have is what has been written in the papers and/or discussed on the news. While you might feel you are serving the community by opening people's eyes to the social injustices that you feel plague our country, you are really just vomiting out false information and proving that you really are a complete fucking idiot.

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're an idiot. I worked with Bob Lawlor for 20 years and I can tell you that he's not a racist - nor a killer. He has put hundreds of criminals Yes, just like Jason Bryant, in prison.

Watch how his family reacts during court proceedings. Lawlor should get a medal and you should march down Barbour St ... with a sign .... any sign, and see how long you live.


Thursday, July 06, 2006 5:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that the posters here and the blog originator miss the most seering point of this matter...the officer LIED about the circumstances leading up to and the subsequent events that happened after the incident. A false story planted by Lawlor concerning an informant "finding" the alleged weapon; supposedly telling his partner fist, that he saw a "gun" - and then changing the story to say a code "38" - neither of which his partner says is true; his statement that he shot Henry first - when he actually shot Bryant first (who had his hands in the air by the way); who claims he shot as the vehicle came toward him (another lie in that Henry Lee concludes the vehicle was going AWAY from Lawlor...this is why Bryant was shot in the BACK OF THE HEAD. There are numerous inconsistencies in Lawlor's version of the story - all to try and save his butt.

Now, that is not to say that had he come clean immediately and stated he shot the kid because he was fearful for his life, used the "fleeing felon" principle - that I wouldn't support him. But that's not what happened...he LIED about everything that happened during this incident - doesn't sound like a good cop to me and as such, should be tried on the charges as they stand and shouldn't have been allowed to retire in good standing.

Monday, January 12, 2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God, those poor criminals! When will white police officers realize young black men are never guilty of anything! Brandon Henry was only speeding away because he didn't want to go back to jail for having coke on him, and that other honkey with a badge just shouldn't have been standing in front of the car. This sort of garbage is a perfect example of the police's outright prejudice against drugdealers and fine, enterprising young gangbangers like Henry and Bryant, who are really just trying to come up.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:50:00 PM  
Anonymous angelwriter said...

Firstly it's 83, not 38 for a gun warning. Secondly why is no one asking for an apology from henry? He started the cascade of consequences of events that lead up to bryant's death by disobeying the police commands and fleeing the scene. robert lawlor is nothing but a potential cash cow and scapegoat. Stop selling drugs, get a job and get a life to all you drug dealers in Hartford. After all aren't you potential murders when someone dies from your retail poison you sell?

Saturday, December 19, 2009 11:16:00 AM  

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