Thursday, July 24, 2008

A success of the past year

The WRA editorializes on a success of the past year:

Dr. Petit has trained a bright light on the dysfunctional system the entrenched legislature and bureaucracy have wrought, thereby establishing a strong impetus for reform.

The well-worn Edmund Burke quote, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," typically is used to frame moments when evil triumphed. In the year since the Petit slayings, good men and women have done much, enough perhaps to reverse Burke's construction in a small, yet significant way.

I've watched and heard the cerebral tendencies of state Rep Mike Lawlor (D-East Haven). Lawlor is the co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee and has a huge impact on what happens (or doesn't happen) in Hartford. Lawlor is also one of several people who can rightly be blamed for shortcomings in CTs judicial system. And to have gotten him (and the rest of Hartford) to move on criminal justice reform is amazing.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

It is a shame that it took a tragedy like this to get some judicial reform. At least it is a step in the right direction, but they need to go further. They can't forget what happened here a year ago. They can't let Dr. Petit down.
Now, they need to get rid of the backlog of cases so these 2 animals can tried expeditiously. It is totally ridiculous that they may not be tried till 2010.
I pray that justice will be served sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Your recent quote from the Declaration noted this charge against King George:

"For protecting them (murderers), by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states."

Sounds like Mike Lawlor. These judicial liberals really believe that criminals are not responsible for their crimes; that society is to blame, economic disadvantage, etc etc.

Elizabeth Esty will be another thug hugger if she goes to Hartford. The lunatics are running the asylum.

Anonymous said...

The last thing this state needs is another elitist egghead liberal telling us how to live our lives and squandering all our money on failed policies.