Monday, April 04, 2011

Tell CT Judge No Rehab Release for Evelyn Guzman: 1000+ Texts While Driving School Bus! I created a PETITION (CLICK HERE TO SIGN) so that I can hand deliver your message to the judge next week. Guzman should not walk away without a record. Thank you. Here's the petition wording. Evelyn GuzmanI'm Kim Stagliano. Last May my daughter then 9 year old Bella was assaulted on her school bus by the bus monitor. Bella has autism and does not speak. The monitor plead guilty to her charges today, 4/1. Her MOTHER Evelyn Guzman (in photo) was the bus driver - and during review of video tape from the bus, was caught TEXTING while driving the special ed bus - over 1000 texts in 4 weeks. See story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20044594-504083.html Guzman is appealing to Bridgeport Court for ac "accelerated rehab" program that will clear her record in just two years. I do not want her to walk away FREE. We need to tell the judge NO - our children deserve safety. YOU deserve safety as you drive or simply get your mail from your mail box. Please sign the PETITION, which Mark and I will share with the judge on 4/8. You can reach me at KimStagliano@gmail. Please share with friends and family. Thank you. Bella's Mom.

36 comments:

singedwingangel said...

signed and shared hun

Sean, Angie, Theah, and Emma said...

Done.

Kiki said...

Sweet Jesus Christ. I am sorry to hear that your daughter had to endure assault while the responsible adult put the lives of all the children at risk. How just rotten. Petition signed.

Anonymous said...

My family has signed the petition. Daughter, a special education major at a CT college, and I have posted a link to the petition on our Facebook pages. This is the least we can do for Bella. May Bella receive the justice that is afforded to all of us as Americans.

The Wandering Author said...

Signed it. I am shocked that the judge would even consider such a thing.

Considering what went on aboard that bus, I'm shocked there weren't a lot more serious charges coming out of this.

And I'm going to post a link to this...

Anonymous said...

I personally think that your petition is a whole bunch of BS. This woman has been working for the town of Trumbull for the past 21 years and has drivin hundreds of children SAFELY from home to school and back and not once has ever gotten into any trouble! I think your blog is unneccessary. What you are tryin to do to this woman is very unfair and I feel like you are persecuting her. If u are a so called Christian you know very well that what you are doing to this innocent woman is very wrong. Who are you to judge anyone? I'm pretty sure that you have drivin with your three autistic girls in the car and have answered your phone or replied to a text message so I think you should be ashamed of yourself for all the BS your making this woman go through! Like everyone says " what goes around comes around" and I hope it comes back to you twice as hard! Think about what you are doing. I know this will be on your concious, that's IF you have one! Enough said!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous blogger! Who are you to judge this woman? Like they said, Im sure you have used your phone while driving whether if you were holding the phone in your hands, had it in a cup holder, or even with a "bluetooth", your still braking the law. I hope that one day you will get caught and be arrested or have a warrant out for your arrest like they did to this poor woman. No one is perfect and you act like your a freakin saint. Get a life and leave this woman alone and let her live her life.

Mary Debac said...

All these people that are writing comments about this matter should think back about their past!!!! EVERYONE has made mistake and I feel like this woman is being dragged on the floor. She is human like everyone else.

David Ruiz said...

I'm so glad a scapegoat has been found to push the no texting/no talking/ no eating/ no drinking ( and the list goes on )laws.. Yes I concur that distracted driving is not the correct thing to do, but "slandering" this woman's credibility is not the ethical thing to do ( coming from a "writer"). One valid point to note is the Court's verdict pertaining to the Monitor's ( daughter ) alleged assault, her plea was the minimum sentence due to the videos findings which were evaluated by the authorities, they show no signs of assault, yet the system needs to save face so the minimum sentenced was placed, why you ask? Because the monitor is innocent...
Yes texting/talking is wrong, but we all do it ( just look at the driver next,in front,behind you),(don't forget the mirror ) . On the subject of texting and driving, over 1,000 text, no accidents, this lady should be commended and she should receive an All State agent who'll personally reward her for her skillful driving.
Kim Stagliano, your petition is ludacris, please don't use your wonderful children as pawns for this malicious and injustice petition.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree as well..... She is human for Christ sake!!!! We ALLLLL make mistakes. And yes, I truly believe that she is being persecuted by someone who God only knows what she does.... I believe that people who point the finger at others are guilty of something and trying to cover up by pointing a finger. But like a previous blogger said, what comes around goes around and usually, worse then what you did to someone. I don't wish any harm to anyone, but I believe in my heart that there are just some people out there that do things for publicity and attention and those are the kind of people that should be reprimanded publicly for their actions. Why wouldn't the judge grant deserving woman the A.R. program??? For a person that is in her 40's and is a FIRST time offender, I think that is pretty commendable. So they have no reason to "deny" her the program. Good luck to this lovely lady. May God be with you and Bless you always!

texmex said...

This whole petition is illegal, just goes to show what some people will try to do to hurt another person, Kim may God himself forgive you for this low bashing and may our Judicial system see right thru your charade.

Dr Robin Scharres said...

Too all parties interested I will be starting an anti Kim Stagliano petition.. I don't want a Monster like this woman writing children's books and corrupting our kids with her evil and dark infested soul, I as a mother myself understand doing a crime is different from making a mistake.

Anonymous said...

To Dr. Robin.... Please let us all know about that petition because i dam sure that we can get WAY more people to sign this petition. She needs to be publicly humiliated just like she did to this woman and her innocent daughter! God will definitely remember her when its judgment time. No one can hide anything from God and like the say, they sky can not be covered with your mere hand. She will reap what she sowed!

Anonymous said...

I agree with TexMex! God will definitely handle her.... She can try to hide all her wrong doings from any human or "law enforcer" but what she fails to realize is that God sees EVERYTHING someone/everyone does. You do ugly things to innocent people, ugly will smack you back in the face.... She will get what she deserves for slandering this innocent womans name. As for Dr. Robin, please keep us posted about that petition because I WOULD LOVE TO SIGN IT!!!!!!

Douglas Mastrorocco said...

If there is a such thing as HELL, Kim Stagliano will be the first one to enter the burning gates! Hope you get what you deserve!!!

Anonymous said...

Who are all of these horrible people? This disgusting woman and her daughter apparently neglected and abused a helpless, disabled child. If all of you scumbags are from CT. God help that state.

Kiki said...

I find it interesting how the folks who are angered by Kim's petition are focusing on the texting and not on the fact that her daughter came home with bruises because she was being abused by another child (who happened to be the daughter of the distracted bus driver). If your nonverbal child came home in such a state, unable to tell you who was hurting her, I imagine you might be upset about the adult who was supposed to be in charge not paying attention to what was going on.

trumbulldriver0202 said...

kim stagliano needs to STOP slandering this poor family on the internet, blogs, twitter, etc. and get a life!

jocelyn_russo said...

i bet that you kim is the type of parent that will be at the school at like 2:45 to meet with teachers or sign paper work, whatever the case my be, and would make her child take the bus home at 3pm instead of taking them with you... yes, your taxes DO pay for your child's FREE public transportation, but stop and think for a minute, that's if you have enough brains. would you rather your state use your taxes for FREE transportation or for an innocent person that made the same mistake your doing while driving in jail???? ENOUGH SAID!

richmond, va. said...

if your girls were not autistic, how do you think they would feel that their "mother" is putting all their personal life on the internet for the WORLD to see? in my opinion, that is just invasion of their privacy. and just for the record, i am NOT from "CONNECTICUT"... i and from Richmond, Virginia. if that's "important" to a previous blogger that thinks everyone who is defending this innocent woman are from CT. i am a buyer of the book by Kim and a parent of an autistic child, but just because i bought her book, it doesn't mean that i AGREE with what she's doing.

Amy Y said...

Remember - we ask that you not feed the trolls. Nothing to see here folks, just move along.

lanenamasmala said...

Maybe if her old ass didn't have kids so late in age, she wouldn't be having a problem with being a mother of 3 autistic children. Some people just like to use their children to try to get money from the state. Like the Trumbull driver said, "stop slandering this womans name!" I hope this family sues ur ass for all the harrassment!

michele i. said...

Wow. Last time I checked, getting home safely meant you weren't being physically ABUSED during the ride.

Kim- thank you for being a voice for all of our children- not just your own.

xxoo

Anonymous said...

@ Dr. Robin Scharres-learn to spell you complete asshole. It would be "To all parties" not "Too all parties". What's your Doctorate in? Moronic behavior?

I hope someday someone doesn't abuse your child or put his or her life in danger. You are a low life who I hope someday rots in hell.

Ann said...

Wow. I support Kim and her children wholeheartedly...all these negative posts seem to be written by the same person...I would also go after anyone who harmed my child, or who could have harmed them by texting and driving.
The bus driver will probably get caught driving without a license during her probation,which will compound her legal troubles.

Anonymous said...

There is of much sick souled people here and it is of not Kim or her beautiful girls. Any who condones harm, to a non verbal child , and or to be allowed to text and drive a bus of special needs kids is not right in their heads. That bus driver was to be working like all of us when we go to work are not allowed to be on our personal phones and or texting the day away and expected to keep their jobs. Why is of this lady allowed to do as she pleases, when she took the JOB it was to assure the safety of all she was of intrusted too on that bus.
And how dare of any defend of the other who left of this child into tears and bruises to her little hands, how dare any to rationalize that. this child was so fearful if not she would not have arrived to school in tears , sobbing hard in fear with no words to say of how that other person maked her feel. shame on you to cause fear in a little girl.
And if the school did not have concerns they would not have investigated of it by to review other past recordings of this bus driver and her daughter?
Not from the east coast, but from Ohio.

Anonymous said...

The funniest comment was the one about kids being autistic because parents were old when they had them. Wow. Really. You actually believe that. Some of the people commenting on here are morons and have no idea what they are talking about.

Anonymous said...

The negative people here defending the dangerous school bus driver and her daughter's criminally abusive behavior should be deeply embarrassed -- not only by their illiteracy, but also by their moral deficits.

Guilt belongs to the guilty, as judged by a court of law.

BTW, "Dr Robin Scharres" cannot be found on the Internet.

RJeff said...

To all the negative commenter(s): I am not completely familiar with the facts of this case, but I am pretty sure that the texting was only discovered after the video camera evidence (brought into play because of the abuse allegation) showed Ms. Guzman texting while driving. This is a crime in the state of Connecticut, and in Pennsylvania too, and in many other states, and as such Ms. Guzman needs to answer to it. But blaming Kim for these charges is idiotic - the State presses these charges, as it is a state crime.

The state would never have found out about this if Kim's daughter had never have been hurt. The real responsibility of these actions rests solely at the doorstep of Ms. Guzman and Ms. Davila.

Judge Judy said...

Verdict was already imposed, Ms. Guzman had her sentenced handed to her, why are we still commenting on yesterday's news?

Anonymous said...

Hey Trumbull Driver, it's not slander when it is the truth. The daughter, guity of hurting an innocent child. The mom guilty of texting and driving. No slander here!!! Maybe someone should review your bus tapes because it sounds as if you too may be texting while driving.

Mary Davidson said...

What I can't understand is, why didn't Kim make a big stink about the person who "assaulted" and "abused" her daughter?

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Mary, Jennifer's case was never up for the accelerated rehab program for first time offenders - she had used her accelerated rehab last spring when she was rrested for stealing from Target, Therefore, she was not a first time offender when she was arrested in the bus case. I was informed of this by the State's Attorney. So she had no choice but to stand and face her charges of assaulting Bella. That was the STATE'S case and Mark and I had no say in the matter. Thanks for asking. Kim

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

The reason parents showed up at the courthouse in the Guzman case, is that in CT, when a defendant applies for the AR program, they victim(s) (or in the case of minors, their parents) receive a letter from the defense attorney informing everyone that the defendant has applied for the program and that we had the right to protest at the hearing. Every parent whose child rode her bus routes received the same invitation to voice their protest. Those who could show up, did.

chouzuo said...

I am the mother of an 8 year old boy with autism, I am so thankful my son could tell me if something happened to him. Poor Bella, thank god she has parents who care about her enough to fight this. I am so distraught over this story and disheartened by the lack of compassion and the ignorance displayed by many of the comments.

Miranda said...

I wish I'd seen this post in time to sign the petition. I am horrified that Bella endured such treatment and the driver not only did nothing to stop it, but endangered the children on the bus and others with such reckless driving. I hope that Bella has no lasting damage from such a terrible experience. Such treatment is inexcusable and cruel.