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Ridge asks for leniency for man who assaulted toddler
Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Posted on 10/21/2009 9:05:46 PM PDT by jaxon72

ERIE, Pa. -- An Erie-area man will spend four to eight years in state prison for severely assaulting his ex-girlfriend's toddler despite a letter requesting leniency from ex-Gov. Tom Ridge.

Mr. Ridge says in the letter that he is a neighbor of 21-year-old Matthew Lazenby, who lives with his parents in Millcreek Township. Mr. Ridge says in the letter that Mr. Lazenby is a "loving and nurturing father" despite his crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: childabuse; tomridge
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1 posted on 10/21/2009 9:05:47 PM PDT by jaxon72
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To: jaxon72

What the Heck is Ridge smoking now!!!
This is an OUTRAGE!! This is DISGUSTING!!


2 posted on 10/21/2009 9:07:41 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: jaxon72

We MUST cleanse the Republican party of these Democrats i.e. Tom Ridge, Charlie Crist, Mitt Romney, Linsey Graham, John McCain, etc.


3 posted on 10/21/2009 9:08:48 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (mmm mmm mmm, Chairman Mao Zedong)
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To: jaxon72

NO LENIENCY!!!!

FRY HIM!


4 posted on 10/21/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: jaxon72

Tom Ridge, just another Rino. Kid’s daddy must be a big contributor.


5 posted on 10/21/2009 9:09:10 PM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: jaxon72

This was a great opportunity for Tom Ridge to keep his opinion to himself.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 9:09:31 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: AuntB

This is creepy.


7 posted on 10/21/2009 9:11:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jaxon72
Tom Ridge..

what an ass

8 posted on 10/21/2009 9:11:42 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: jaxon72

Would Mr. Ridge like to agree to go to jail and serve along with the perp should he re-offend?


9 posted on 10/21/2009 9:13:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: pissant

“This is creepy.”

Ridge is creepy. And we thought illegal aliens were the only criminals Ridge likes to coddle.


10 posted on 10/21/2009 9:15:15 PM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: NautiNurse

Actually, I’m glad he did this. If he ever thought he had a prayer after the hit job he did on Bush, this eliminates that beyond any possible rehabilitation or redemption.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 9:15:20 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: jaxon72

GO AWAY Tom Ridge.


12 posted on 10/21/2009 9:17:20 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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Tom Ridge is a jackass. He’s an embarrassment that needs to go on retirement on some deserted island.


13 posted on 10/21/2009 9:18:33 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: jaxon72

Deaf in more ways than you can imagine.


14 posted on 10/21/2009 9:21:57 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: AuntB

The boy ain’t right.


15 posted on 10/21/2009 9:27:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: AuntB
Tom Ridge, just another Rino. Kid’s daddy must be a big contributor.

Ridge is a pro-ABORTION RINO, AuntB.

This letter is consistant with the SOB's total disregard for innocent life.

16 posted on 10/21/2009 9:29:00 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: jaxon72

Thanks for helping to keep us posted on the RINOs.

The article goes on to say: “An Erie County judge sentenced Mr. Lazenby yesterday. He had previously pleaded guilty to shaking and striking the 23-month-old toddler last Halloween, fracturing her skull and causing neurological damage.”

Four to eight years seems to be a very lenient sentence for someone who already has a history of seriously abusing the child.


17 posted on 10/21/2009 9:30:54 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: MestaMachine

Most likely Ridge’s neighbors purchased 3 out of five book copies sold. Spineless Ridge owed them a favor.


18 posted on 10/21/2009 9:31:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: redinIllinois

There are people that go down for twice or three times that for non violent offenses.

This guys parents must have alot of pull and influence.


19 posted on 10/21/2009 9:35:50 PM PDT by jaxon72
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To: jaxon72

Unbelievable!! What is wrong with that man? He has proved that he doesn’t have good judgment. Thank God he never became President. Shame on him!!


20 posted on 10/21/2009 9:40:36 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (If there is trouble let it be in my life time so I don’t leave it for the kids to clean up!)
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