June 2, 2009

More about the arrest of Robert Park

Robert Park

Read reporter Diane Church's story here.
Here is today's story in the Courant.
Channel 30's story is here.
This is The Associated Press story.
Here is WTIC radio's story.

*******
Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.
Contact Steve Collins at scollins@bristolpress.com

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

fry the bastard.do not feel sorry for this drunk.if he is allowed to ever drive again there truly is no justice.he deserves 20 years if not more. REST IN PEACE HENRY.

Anonymous said...

CAN WE REALLY BELEIVE ONLY THREE MONTHS NEW RECORD FOR POLICE DEPT. WHAT A INSULT TO THE FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

THIS MAN SHOULD GET LIFE. THEN SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL DRINK AND DRIVE. HE LEFT THE SEEN HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. THE ONLY PROBLEM HERE IS THE POLICE WITH NO LEADERSHIP ONLY UNION VOTES. THATS WHAT COUNTS IN BRISTOL.

Anonymous said...

Hey all caps kid (I'm assuming you're in what, 3rd or 4th grade?), Why don't you let the police do their jobs and you head off to school. Good boy!

Anonymous said...

A child is dead here...lets not turn this political....

Anonymous said...

7:02 - the police can't arrest someone that is in a rehabilitation program. They have to wait until he's out. The police did all they could without compromising the law and risking he get away with a lesser charge than he deserves.

Steve Collins said...

There's no way it's true that the police can't arrest someone in a rehab program. It may make financial sense to leave the guy in rehab, but the police certainly have the right to go there and arrest someone.

Anonymous said...

The following statement in no way condones this jerk's behavior, but in response to June 2, 2009 6:49 AM, it can't go unsaid.

Alcoholism, which is also known as "alcohol dependence syndrome," is a disease.

Anonymous said...

A rug rat playing in the street at night might possibly bear some responsibility .

Or is responsibility not taught in our wonderful public school system these days .

Anonymous said...

"A rug rat playing in the street at night might possibly bear some responsibility."

Well, that about takes the cake. Anyone who can call that child, 14-year-old Henry Waye, such a name is a callous jerk beyond redemption. From what we've learned about his short life and his character (always, always wanting to help - in school, in church, at home) Henry clearly had developed more sensitivity, kindness, compassion and sense of community in his 14 years than you'll ever hope to have, no matter how long you live.
He was in the street, yes. This is not a crime. He was walking his bike, and on the proper side of the road. On the side, not in the middle, walking home, not playing.
There are kids who take risks and play in the street. We should all watch out for them, and they need to be warned over and over again about the danger of what they're doing, but Henry and his friend weren't doing that. They were walking home, pure and simple. They were the innocents and now because an adult made a decision to drink and drive, many lives are ruined.
Should you feel your ugly thoughts arising again, Anonymous at 7:23 p.m, stuff 'em and spare the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Alcoholism is a disease, sure, and maybe it is really hard to stop drinking. Maybe it was too hard for Robert Park and maybe it is too hard for many people to quit.
But even if you accept that, you don't have to accept that whatever they do when they've been drinking is okay. If they feel they must drink, they can stay inside, at home and in bed and reduce the chance of hurting others.

メル友募集 said...

最近仕事ばかりで毎日退屈してます。そろそろ恋人欲しいです☆もう夏だし海とか行きたいな♪ k.c.0720@docomo.ne.jp 連絡待ってるよ☆