Let me get this straight, the cops are pinching guys over fallen street signs? Horseshit. From the CT Post:
While city was struggling to recover from a devastating storm, police said the mayor’s son, Peter Finch, grabbed a fallen street sign, tucked it under his arm and walked with it into a local bar.
“It’s just unbelievable,” said Police Lt. Thomas Lula, head of the Police Department’s Strategic Enforcement Unit “Everyone’s out clearing trees, cleaning up and he stops to get a souvenir.”
Finch, 28, of West Parkway, was charged with sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
According to Lula, at about 6 p.m., a half hour after Mayor Bill Finch’s city-wide curfew went into effect, Peter Finch took the “Broad Street” sign from a fallen pole at the corner of Cesar Batalla Way and Broad Street, tucked it under his arm and walked with it to Murphy’s Law on Fairfield Avenue.
“Officers saw him walking with the sign and then go into the bar,” Lula said. He continued that officers Frank Cuccaro and Frank Delbuono went into the bar and issued Finch the summons.
“He claimed he was going to turn it in to his father,” Lula said. “But he walked past a half-dozen public works trucks that he could have turned it in to on his way to the bar.”
“It’s just unbelievable,”according to Police Lt. Thomas Lula. The cops have nothing better to do but to pinch someone with a souvenir? Lula is in la-la land. What’s this about? Is this about police work? Or is it about the mayor wanting union concessions? The words “It’s just unbelievable” smack of a cop sticking up for his buddies rather than good police work. So now cops are pinching guys for picking up a street sign after a storm? Is this the same Frank Cuccaro, the former police union president? Yes. If this was anyone else beyond a member of the mayor’s family the cops would have ignored it. This is not about police work. It’s all about punishing the mayor for trying to squeeze givebacks.
Mr. Barnum Takes It On Chin
The Jenny Lind concert was canceled last night. Waiting word on a new concert date. Barnum Festival fireworks scheduled for tonight also will set a new date. The Barnum Museum took a hit and is closed today. From museum director Kathleen Maher:
Yesterday, the Museum was hit hard by the storm that drove its way through Bridgeport, and we have had some significant damage to the building as well as the collection. Two Main Street windows completely blew out, allowing all the storm water and wind to howl through the first floor exhibition areas. Additionally, water at the North West corner of the building was then able to seep through the first floor into the basement storage area wetting the archival collection of Barnum books.
We had extraordinary help from many of our friends who came to assist with the recovery, and currently the building and collection are stabilized for the moment. We will have to seek professional assessments to determine the extent of the damage to the building structure and to the collection of the display and storage items. We photo and video documented the incident and we began doing written reviews.
Storm Displaces Rodgerson
Former City Councilman Keith Cougar Rodgerson was among the residents of a Cannon Street apartment building downtown evacuated by the storm. Cougar, whose annual FeeJee Mermaid party downtown was washed away, says part of the roof was dislodged.
Downtown Cabaret Open
From Hugh Hallinan:
Yes! Downtown Cabaret is OPEN This Weekend
All Spelling Bee Shows are on for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Currently our phones and Internet are off line. We have power and air conditioning. Tell your friends the show is ON! and come on down. We have tickets available for all performances. Buy 3 and get 1 FREE. FINAL WEEKEND – LAST CHANCE!
phone: 203 567-1636