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    Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    From one of the most LIBERAL states in the nation, Connecticut. I ask you Democrats, where is the outrage? Whats that you ask?? No, there is no report of a cover-up here. Yeah, I know, you don't care then.


    Oct 9th 2006


    HARTFORD, Conn. - An Avon man who had been found with scores of images of child pornography on his computer and videos of children being violently raped has avoided prison time.

    Edward J. Burke III, 47, was given a suspended sentence last week after going into a courtroom expecting to spend up to four years behind bars.
    Burke, 47, of Avon, was convicted in a plea deal of two counts of first-degree possession of child pornography.

    Prosecutor John F. Fahey told Judge Thomas P. Miano that Burke had 141 photo images and two videotapes of known child victims on a home computer. The victims ranged in age from toddlers to prepubescent children.

    Fahey and Burke's defense lawyer, John D. Maxwell, had worked out a deal that called for Burke to receive up to four years in prison, five years' probation, and mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years.

    But the agreement gave Maxwell the right to argue for a completely suspended prison sentence, which was granted by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Miano.

    Miano noted that Burke has actively participated in sex-offender therapy for the last year and, by his doctor's account, is at very low-risk to offend again.

    The lack of prison time was something of a surprise to the state's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Kevin J. O'Connor.

    "I have to say that I am amazed at that sentence," O'Connor said. "It would be very, very rare to see that at the federal level. Particularly with the distribution. You really, really get hammered for distribution."

    Authorities were directed at Burke after his Internet provider determined that he was distributing child porn images to others.

    Armed with a search warrant, Burke's home was searched and his computers seized. More than 1,100 pornographic images and dozens of videos were found on one computer.

    O'Connor said Friday that there are no hard and fast rules as to whether child-pornography defendants will be prosecuted in state or federal courts, but he did note that there would have been mandatory prison for a conviction at the federal level.

    The federal law known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 requires a mandatory minimum prison sentence.

    There are no such mandatory minimum penalties in Connecticut's child-pornography laws.
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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    From one of the most LIBERAL states in the nation, Connecticut. I ask you Democrats, where is the outrage? Whats that you ask?? No, there is no report of a cover-up here. Yeah, I know, you don't care then.


    Oct 9th 2006


    HARTFORD, Conn. - An Avon man who had been found with scores of images of child pornography on his computer and videos of children being violently raped has avoided prison time.

    Edward J. Burke III, 47, was given a suspended sentence last week after going into a courtroom expecting to spend up to four years behind bars.
    Burke, 47, of Avon, was convicted in a plea deal of two counts of first-degree possession of child pornography.

    Prosecutor John F. Fahey told Judge Thomas P. Miano that Burke had 141 photo images and two videotapes of known child victims on a home computer. The victims ranged in age from toddlers to prepubescent children.

    Fahey and Burke's defense lawyer, John D. Maxwell, had worked out a deal that called for Burke to receive up to four years in prison, five years' probation, and mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years.

    But the agreement gave Maxwell the right to argue for a completely suspended prison sentence, which was granted by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Miano.

    Miano noted that Burke has actively participated in sex-offender therapy for the last year and, by his doctor's account, is at very low-risk to offend again.

    The lack of prison time was something of a surprise to the state's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Kevin J. O'Connor.

    "I have to say that I am amazed at that sentence," O'Connor said. "It would be very, very rare to see that at the federal level. Particularly with the distribution. You really, really get hammered for distribution."

    Authorities were directed at Burke after his Internet provider determined that he was distributing child porn images to others.

    Armed with a search warrant, Burke's home was searched and his computers seized. More than 1,100 pornographic images and dozens of videos were found on one computer.

    O'Connor said Friday that there are no hard and fast rules as to whether child-pornography defendants will be prosecuted in state or federal courts, but he did note that there would have been mandatory prison for a conviction at the federal level.

    The federal law known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 requires a mandatory minimum prison sentence.

    There are no such mandatory minimum penalties in Connecticut's child-pornography laws.
    Sad thing but who the hell are you to label that a liberal thing. You never know he could have a thing for kids himself and we all know there are fruits on both sides of the fence. It looks like concerned citizens need to do some lobbying to their law makers to get tougher laws about this so that it's not totally at the judge's discretion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Button
    Sad thing but who the hell are you to label that a liberal thing. You never know he could have a thing for kids himself and we all know there are fruits on both sides of the fence. It looks like concerned citizens need to do some lobbying to their law makers to get tougher laws about this so that it's not totally at the judge's discretion.
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
    I wouldn't quote it as a liberal thing. Judges have had a tendancy to do what they want and the people in a society need to decide what they feel is best and lobby their goverment for it.

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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    From one of the most LIBERAL states in the nation, Connecticut. I ask you Democrats, where is the outrage? Whats that you ask?? No, there is no report of a cover-up here. Yeah, I know, you don't care then.
    I don't know if this is what is a "liberal" judge or not. I suspect by definition it would be. He definitely seems to be unworthy of the title of "Judge". This is what came up on a google search.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

    I think he should be removed from office.

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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    The reason things like this are tagged "liberal" is that it is that leaning that
    finds any and all excuses to let things slide by. Excuses are made and
    the ACLU chimes in and the violins start. :rolleyes:

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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
    Every time something happens that agitates these Monkeys, they immediately fly into their autonomic twitching paroxysms of "librul" this and "librul" that. This simply highlights the degree of tactical mass brain-washing that has infected the media in the past decade. This country was founded on the principles of a Liberal Democracy. But, hypocrites like "Pills" Limbaugh have programmed these stooges to fly into involuntary spasms of total hysteria anytime they get the idea enough punishment isn't being meted out by those who are too "librul". This sorry state of affairs has resulted in a pandemic of catatonic Orwellian dementia which has taken over many of the weaker minds in our society. They've all been hypnotized into believing torture, war, murder, and destruction of our Constitution is the solution to all the ills of society. Is it any wonder we're in so much trouble?
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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
    actually, the ENTIRE JUSTICE SYSTEM places emhasis on treatment, counseling, etc. ...its called changing from a punitive justice system to a rehabilitative one. its national. its not by party lines, its across the board.

    now show us that this judge is a known liberal or democrat and maybe, just maybe, you would have a point. otherwise, you are just copying and pasting BS without due diligence.

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    If this judge let the man go and he is labeled a "Liberal Democrat", then, using the obtuse logic of the sub-sailor, it would stand to reason that the Pedophile he let go would be a "Conservative Republican".

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
    pleaes actually do point out all the other cases. And we don't trust you...show me factual evidence this judge is a liberal...this has nothing to do with liberal values. It's like saying, the republicans that believe business should be allowed to run without regard to human health or dignity...and the liberals that want to lower the consentiual sex age. It only makes up a minority of both groups.

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    If this judge let the man go and he is labeled a "Liberal Democrat", then, using the obtuse logic of the sub-sailor, it would stand to reason that the Pedophile he let go would be a "Conservative Republican".
    lol too funny

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    I dont care what the judges politics are the fact of the matter injustices happen everyday in our country. One example I saw on a news program long ago was of a young woman who was mixed up with a bad guy.She agreed to do a drug deal for this guy and was busted.She had no priors but the amount she had on her was enough to get her a mandatory 10 year sentence.While in prison she would call her mothe.During one of these calls her mother was attacked and raped.The rapist received 3years.Now Im not saying let all the drug dealers go but where are we when a violent offenders are out in less time or no time while non violent offenders are overflowing our prisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie
    I dont care what the judges politics are the fact of the matter injustices happen everyday in our country. One example I saw on a news program long ago was of a young woman who was mixed up with a bad guy.She agreed to do a drug deal for this guy and was busted.She had no priors but the amount she had on her was enough to get her a mandatory 10 year sentence.While in prison she would call her mothe.During one of these calls her mother was attacked and raped.The rapist received 3years.Now Im not saying let all the drug dealers go but where are we when a violent offenders are out in less time or no time while non violent offenders are overflowing our prisons.
    women like that were some of the people Clinton pardoned in his last few days. i guess he has a soft spot in his heart for women who get duped by their men.

    seirously though, most of his pardons were for women who were in prison because they were 3 time offenders, but were caught doing nonsense for their men.

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    Re: Judge lets child porn defendant walk

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySubSailor
    Button, this is a liberal thing. Trust me on this one. I can point out a ton of cases just like this. The common denominator in each one? The liberal judge. Now I know how this must make you feel, kinda like I feel when people say the GOP is the Grand Ol Pedophile party. How is it different you ask? Do I really need to explain this again? It's about values (deja vu?) Button. Conservative and liberal values say this kind of crime is wrong. But... liberal values place emphasis on treatment, counseling, etc and not on punishment. It's a fact Button.
    and as we all NOW know!?with bah blah blah sailor!?it's ALL about PUNISHMENT!?......HHMMMMMMMM!??!.....dare he EXPLORE liberal and get the S&M feelin!?.....just askin.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchristie
    Every time something happens that agitates these Monkeys, they immediately fly into their autonomic twitching paroxysms of "librul" this and "librul" that. This simply highlights the degree of tactical mass brain-washing that has infected the media in the past decade. This country was founded on the principles of a Liberal Democracy. But, hypocrites like "Pills" Limbaugh have programmed these stooges to fly into involuntary spasms of total hysteria anytime they get the idea enough punishment isn't being meted out by those who are too "librul". This sorry state of affairs has resulted in a pandemic of catatonic Orwellian dementia which has taken over many of the weaker minds in our society. They've all been hypnotized into believing torture, war, murder, and destruction of our Constitution is the solution to all the ills of society. Is it any wonder we're in so much trouble?
    Who's in trouble D? I'm not in trouble. It's your sorry ass thats in trouble.

    Do you want to know what disturbs me about this though. Is the fact that you didn't admonish this judge's behavior. So that tells me you agree with him. That's exactly why I made this post. It shows your true nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UserName
    If this judge let the man go and he is labeled a "Liberal Democrat", then, using the obtuse logic of the sub-sailor, it would stand to reason that the Pedophile he let go would be a "Conservative Republican".
    Is that all you got? I would say I'm disappointed in you User, but I can't because I didn't expect much more than that.
    If that was supossed to hurt, well, it didn't. Let me try to explain this to you so you'll finally understand. If a person who calls himself conservative commits pedophilia, we can say he has violated our conservative values. I know your biased, closed-minded and incapable of rational thought, but even you would have to agree with that. Now, when a liberal judge lets a pedophile walk free, we can say that his actions in no way violated liberal values. That has been proven time and time again.
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