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!!BULLETIN DETAILS ON NEAR-FATAL PITTSFIELD STABBING!! … GUEST COLUMN: D.A. ‘UNAWARE OF CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING’

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ADD 1 10/7/20 — Here are the details of today’s near-fatal stabbing in Pittsfield:

This morning at approximately 8:40 AM Pittsfield Police, Pittsfield Fire, and County Ambulance responded to the report of a stabbing on Weller Avenue in Pittsfield. The victim was immediately transported to Berkshire Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Shortly after, the suspect was observed driving in the area of the East/Elm/Fourth Street intersection and a brief pursuit ended when Officers lost sight of the vehicle in a thickly settled neighborhood.

Approximately 5 minutes later, an off-duty Great Barrington Police Officer observed the vehicle on Route 7 in Lenox.  That Officer, along with the Lenox, Stockbridge, and Massachusetts State Police Departments pursued the suspect into Stockbridge, where Stockbridge Police deployed a Stop Stick unit, successfully disabling the fleeing vehicle.  Those agencies were joined by Lee Police and took Stephen Moss, age 31 into custody after a brief foot pursuit.  He is now in the custody of the Pittsfield Police.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau, Drug Unit, and Patrol Division.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY OCT. 7, 2020) — As most know, THE PLANET accepts guest columns. We welcome all contributions and publish most of them subject to routine editorial standards, clarity and reasonableness mostly. We welcome pushback as well as agreement.

This is a column from Mama Mia, sent after Ward 1 councilor Helen Moon’s request to defund the police. At the time, Moon was employed by the Berkshire County District Attorney’s office. She has since been fired from that office. In light of the most recent murder in Pittsfield, we thought it might be a good time for this piece.

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New Cabal of Johnny-Come-Lately Players ‘Entirely Obsessed with Political Power’

BY MAMA MIA

Special to Planet Valenti News and Commentary

Local police departments have officers certified in Crisis Intervention Training. Based on the nationally-acclaimed Memphis model, officers attend a 40-hour training on responding to calls involving those with chronic mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, autism, and suicidal thoughts. Many community members have a dual-diagnosis and suffer with substance use disorder. CIT seeks to improve outcomes for both the public and the police by teaching officers to recognize when folks are in crisis and how to approach and communicate with them so as to de-escalate the situation; the idea is to move people into treatment and not the criminal justice system. Chief Wynn was very much a proponent of this program and by the time it ended in 2018, over half of PPD officers had been trained. Other local police departments, correctional officers, college security, dispatchers, and EMTs were also trained over the years.

The training was a collaboration between NAMI-BC, BCC, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department, and the Berkshire DA under Dave Capeless. Sending officers to a 40-hour training is extremely expensive, even though presenters and organizers [this writer included] donated their time to the training. Training participants were given a pre- and post-training assessment test, the results of which were examined by a Williams College Ph.D. on the level of comfort and confidence officers had in dealing with individuals with lived experience; each year the results revealed that officers went away from the training with the confidence and knowledge they needed to improve these outcomes.

Of course PPD took this one step further and hired a clinician to ride along on certain call where subjects were in crisis. I believe that this practice continues.

For those who were not aware of this program, you are not alone. Clearly Ms. Moon is unaware of it. During the last DA’s race it was clear that Ms. Harrington was unaware of it. Why is that? I suspect that it is because unlike the current “administration” the prior DAs did not view everything as a photo opportunity, staged, packaged, and displayed on social media or the subject of a press release or interview. The DA’s Domestic and Sexual Violence task force [which has its own FB page] is not a new idea–there have been various iterations of such a task force for decades; the previous participants were not the DA’s political pals, but rather direct providers. Diversion of mental-health cases? Absolutely, both in district and superior court. Evidence-based prosecutions of domestic violence case? The DA doesn’t realize the prior administrations successfully used this approach for decades and all new ADAs and VWAs trained to prepare for cases like this. Vertical prosecutions of serious district court cases? Nothing new. Domestic violence, child-abuse, and juvenile units working together? Of course. My point is this–just because the prior office didn’t trumpet each and every event, training, and task force doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. So the fact the the new comers think they invented this stuff is just wrong. And kind of pathetic.

This is just one example of why the Moon maneuver to unfund [because that’s what it is as far as she’s concerned] is without any thought to public or community safety, understanding of history, or perspective on what actually works.

 This new cabal of johnny-come-lately players is entirely obsessed with political power, because with it comes the promise of money, status, and influence. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong [the current D.A.] hates the cops, because they see her for the amateur she is. Oh, to the press she praises their work because she has to. But she will never forget or forgive those who were against her; she will reward her friends and punish her enemies.

And, lest you think otherwise my gentle readers, this writer is pro-cop and pro-black lives matter. You can be both, you know.

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THE PLANET thanks Mama Mia for the commentary. We welcome guest columns on relevant topics, all POV and political persuasions. You have something to say? We’re open for business.

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Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
23 days ago

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come.

The Emperor has no clothes.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jerry Packard
22 days ago

Are you referring to Harrington or Biden?

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Johnny99
22 days ago

I knew it was too good to be true. The Emperor is Trump. I am sorry for the misunderstanding. 

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jerry Packard
22 days ago

Improvement over the last Tyrant.

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
23 days ago

That’d be like having a press release praising your office for vigorously going after violent offenders like the recent escaped convict. When in reality, he pled to the charge, so really not a win. And, you asked for a ten year sentence, defense asked for three and the judge gave him two to four. Angry Andrea, you had no victory here, he plead, because he was already dead to rights and not by any work your office did. Further, the judge basically took the defenses recommendation for time, so again, no win. But quick, to the “reporter” who swayed his 18 articles so I gave him a job – release a statement praising me!

And, just thinking out loud here; but didn’t she say that she had to spend seven hours on the phone over two days to get her license back? Funny, everyone I know that has ever had a license suspension had to go before a hearing in front of the registry, did she not have to? Was this due to her offense, or abuse of power. Or was it another statement looking to protect her image over integrity?

Bitty bitty bop
Bitty bitty bop
23 days ago

I wonder how many of her own staff would pass her recent (another Rachel Rollins plagiarized) Brady policy?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
23 days ago

Did Hot Mess pay her taxes yet?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Acute Angina
23 days ago

Moving in at Springside Park ?

Maybe a Kennedy boy will bring her milk and cookies

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
23 days ago

Pittsfield is always in the FBI top ten list for cities with the most violent crime in Massachusetts. Inner-city Pittsfield is a nightmare full of shootings and murders, as well as other violent crimes, drugs, gangs, prostitution, homelessness, and poverty. North Street is called “Social Services Alley” by day, and “The Shooting Gallery” by night. Pittsfield is exhibited to upscale museums and art galleries in large photos in London, NYC, & L.A. as “a city in decay” by artist Gregory Crewdson for well over one decade now.
Pittsfield, like many poor gateway cities, is facing deep cuts in state funds when Beacon Hill belatedly gets around to passing a long overdue state budget. Governor Baker said next fiscal year of 2022 will have an even bigger state budget deficit than this fiscal year of 2021. Pittsfield has gone into the proverbial ditch, and Beacon Hill isn’t coming to its rescue.
(Sarcasm): Let us all blame the new Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington for it all. While we are at it, let us throw the lovely Linda Tyer into the proverbial fire, too. All the local liberal ladies only care about is politics and power instead of good governance and criminal justice. If only we had a D.A. and Mayor who would do their jobs, then Pittsfield would magically have a bustling downtown, and all of the criminals and bums in inner-city Pittsfield would move somewhere else.
“Blame Andrea Harrington” & “Blame Linda Tyer” for it all, despite the fact that Pittsfield has been the PITS for a long time now.

None Ya
None Ya
23 days ago

I’m sure Capeless did the crisis intervention training because it was a sanction from AG, after & only AFTER Reena Bucknell violated a disabled persons rights to EMS, arrested & jailed a woman – Brady violations by the Capeless administration, he also don’t trumpet the fabricated evidence & perjury. Why does Reena Bucknell still work at BCC ? Ask press prez. That is why the Brady reform & the newly released “do not” list…. Andrea has to fix Capeless wrongful convictions……. & you’re right, she don’t know how.

Gigi
Gigi
23 days ago

Dan,
I was okay with this author’s column until the very last sentence, “And, lest you think otherwise my gentle readers, this writer is pro-cop and pro-black lives matter. You can be both, you know.”

My question to “Mama Mia” is this……how can you support both groups? BLM, Inc. is a Marxist group rebelling against law and order by burning, looting and murdering. This group has been causing mayhem across the country. Please explain.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Gigi
23 days ago

if you criticize Black Lives Matter then they will accuse you of believing black lives don’t matter, i.e. you want to lynch them; if you clarify that “blacks lives matter” then you must support everything Black Lives Matter does. Sad how much of human existence is shaped by dumb word games like this

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Pat
Pat
23 days ago

Helen Moon was just ahead of their agenda. If Biden wins, they will defund the police in this area, but Moon went too fast. That information could not be released to the public before the election. As far left liberal as Berkshire County is, most people still want police in this area and the far left politicians know it. If Biden wins, local politicians will probably all get positions in the Biden administration, maybe even Harrington.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

probably

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

But if Trump wins we may all die. I’ll take Biden and take my chances with whatever he may do wrong. Enough is enough.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

Pat, I heard that if Biden wins, the first thing on his agenda is to come to Pittsfield and let the air out of all the cop car tires. What the hell is the matter with him?
I know, I know. It sounds like a conspiracy theory but what if it is true? And what if he lets the air out and then takes the air with him and they have to buy all new tires with air. That could get pricey.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
23 days ago

I’m sure glad The Planet is still free. Thank you Dan.

Masslive/Republican is going partially pay for view starting tomorrow

https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/10/letter-from-the-editor-masslive-launches-exclusive-stories-reserved-for-subscribers-starting-monday.html

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
23 days ago

I agree. The Planet is awesome on several levels and the low cost is one of them. Hope Dan is well compensated on the backside.
The Eagle lost its following when it became part of the political problem in the city. For all we know it may be shadow owned by politicians. Kinda reads that way.

Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
23 days ago

Thanks JOHNNY.

Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  Mad Trapper
23 days ago

That’s unfortunate. THE PLANET is becoming the only game in town for (a) reader comments and (b) free and FULL access. We did explore a subscription model, but it’s not for us.

The school committee
The school committee
23 days ago

Dan ,How do you see whats happening with your Republican President Trump getting Covid and spreading it to every staffer in the in the White House and have a cover-up with 4 weeks to go and not write your thoughts about a steroid lunatic American President….You are transfixed on parking meters but avoid the elephant in our lives.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  The school committee
23 days ago

Tell me of those staffers, how many have died or are violently ill? Have you never had an illness and passed it on to others? I go out to the store, restaurants, and work all of the time, should I be blamed and condemned if I pass on a virus?

Keep treating people like leopards and blaming them for something they have little control over and people are going to start not reporting. And don’t tell me a little surgical mask made from some kid in Taiwan is going to stop the spread of the virus. It is here to stay, get over it and move on with your life.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Hendrix
23 days ago

That’s telling him. Treating people like leopards. Next thing you know he’ll want to start a leopard colony like the one in Hawaai.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
23 days ago

Biden is trying to change his spots.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
23 days ago

Unlike Trump who needs to change his diapers

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
23 days ago

pee pads and knee pads

Biden/Harris 2020

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Hendrix
22 days ago

Then why is the rate of spread so low in Asian countries that embrace wearing a mask?

Seeammy Hagcigarr
Seeammy Hagcigarr
23 days ago

Planet Bulletin………Eddie Van Halen dead…he was sixty five.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Seeammy Hagcigarr
23 days ago

Bulletin??! You’re a day late and a dollar short. You must depend on the Berkshire Eagle for news. That happened YESTERDAY!

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
23 days ago

but he is still dead and I think that is the point he was trying to make

Dina Krol Jr
Dina Krol Jr
23 days ago

Just a point so nobody forgets that when faced with COVID in March DOTTIES closed the doors and threw up a gofundme that raked in over 6k. They then double dipped and were able to walk away with a cool 10k from the govt relief. Interesting right?

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
23 days ago

Many businesses fought hard during the pandemic and completely changed their models to minimize loss or miraculously break even. People worked longer and harder. Remember the businesses that stayed open and fought through it, make sure you support them because they just had a hellish 2020 and many are on the brink.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
23 days ago

and a chunk from the mayor as well. They need to make their tax returns available to Pittsfield taxpayers. In fact all the business that the mayor gave the taxpayers hard earned money to should make their tax returns public.
I am still trying to figure out how the mayor can just up and give taxpayer money to her business cronies. The taxpayers never even got to express their opinion on it. She just gave their money away to friends. I see it as immoral if not illegal. Have any of you lawyer types checked to see if it was legal? If not please do.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

DA Dingbat.

Did those in the know in here conclude that she is one of the many Soros-funded DAs in the nation?

BLM = Burn Loot Mayhem

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/soros-funds-campaign-of-l-a-prosecutor-candidate-who-vows-lock-up-fewer-criminals/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=corruption+chronicles&utm_term=members&utm_content=20201007171218

“Leftwing billionaire George Soros just donated $1.5 million to help the nation’s most populous county elect a Black Lives Matter-endorsed prosecutor who promises to lock up fewer criminals. The sizable contribution to former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon’s campaign for Los Angeles District Attorney is part of a broader effort by Soros to place leftists in local prosecutors’ offices around the country. The philanthropist has donated generously to these types of candidates throughout California as well as in other states, including Florida, Virginia, Illinois, Texas and New Mexico. Earlier this year, a Soros-linked group called Missouri Justice Public Safety PAC gave St. Louis prosecutor Kimberly Gardner, who criminally charged a couple for defending their home against violent Black Lives Matter protestors, $78,000. Soros also helped fund Gardner’s 2016 campaign and his reelection support has not wavered even though she was investigated for abusing her power to pursue a bogus criminal case against a political nemesis and fined for campaign finance violations…..”

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

Do you own a mind?

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
23 days ago

I did request the police report in which Helen Moon was taken out at gunpoint for a simple traffic violation. Guess what I got back? Nothing. No report from Boston PD exists for a Helen Moon. I have to use Been Verified to find people in my job. Guess what? Helen Moon has no criminal record. She is a pathetic liar.

Keep an eye on her social media posts. She loves to send out or retweet posts that one way or another, put down white men. Somebody commented about her being in city government and posting that garbage. She took it down. I’m curious when she’s going to be held responsible for this? If I were a white man in Ward 1, this is very concerning. She is proving to be a racist and a fraud. How can she govern without her prejudice. And you know she sees the police department as one big white man.

Helen, let me be the first to tell you. You did not grew up in the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago. Explain how you’ve been discriminated against Helen? And if you tell me you were, explain to me your qualifications to work in the DA Office in the position you got?

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Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  Markus Aureluis
23 days ago

This is the second time we have heard from a source, MARK, who check with Boston Police and came back with nothing. This might bear further examination.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Dan Valenti
23 days ago

She may have been telling the truth originally and somehow the record got “lost” along the way. It happens in politics ya know.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Dan Valenti
23 days ago

I agree. She said in that deleted post that “she was taken out at gunpoint,”……and later “spent the night in jail,” in her reference to the DA getting preferential treatment because she is white and Helen is an oppressed minority.

So, if she spent the night in jail, there is a report, to include her paperwork bearing her signature that she would guarantee to appear in court for her arraignment (known as being released on personal recognizance (PR)-even if the DA dismissed the charges at the arraignment, an arrest record would still exist. Not to mention a police report number. Boston doesn’t have one with Helen Moon being arrested by BPD.

So Helen, I’m calling you out. I know you read this. Your a politician who’s jumped on this “everybody white owes you,” kick. All pol’s know to keep friends close and enemies closer. So, where is it Helen? No paperwork makes you a liar and a racist.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  danvalenti
22 days ago

Unfortunately, I do not. I wish I had saved it.

Bitty bitty bop
Bitty bitty bop
Reply to  Markus Aureluis
23 days ago

If you still have screenshots of that, the website turtleboysports has people who will research these records.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
23 days ago

Just about an hour ago, a home invasion occurred in Pittsfield that also involved a stabbing of another young woman. According to scanner, woman was unresponsive with several stab wounds. High speed chase down Lenox Bypass through the center of Lenox of attacker just ended around High Lawn Farm as MSP put down spike strips. Attacker fled but was caught by MSP in the woods. Just another vibrant day in Pittsfield. Meanwhile, our City officials spent last night on overtime repainting the lines on North Street for a new traffic pattern for new orange cones and barriers and relaxation areas. Wish the Mayor could tell us taxpayers how we are suppose to relax with the crime in the City. Do these officials realized life does exist beyond Vibrant North (basically dead) Street. They are still hiding in their attics playing with their ZOOM buttons or something else.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

When will the politicians push to ban knives and/or force you to have/buy a permit to cut up your steak?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
23 days ago

In my country the old folk have to carry their teeth in a lock box so that they don’t bite anyone. But it is still mandatory that everyone gets both tetanus and rabies shots at their own expense just in case.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
22 days ago

“Your country” invented the tooth brush, anyplace else would have been the teeth brush.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

Ah, but in your section of Appalachia there is no need for either. Am I right Bubba?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
22 days ago

You have me mixed up with someone else. How racist of you Johnny!!!! ROFL!!!

Bubba tried driving for Petty team in NASCAR. Bubba played the race card for attention, and feinted a racial/racist hoax. Bubba’s race card didn’t help as he didn’t have a full deck to start with. Bubba packed up his marbles and went home…..

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

Maybe the mayor will pass an ordiance that there can be no stabiings, shootings or muggins in the relaxation areas. She can be very vibrant in that way sometimes. Besides, I really don’t think anybody would rob, rape, shoot or mug a person who was just chillin out. Not in Pittsfield anyway.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

Do you think Jon krol could do the job? or is his 5 mile dirty laundry list to long?

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
Reply to  Yeah Right
23 days ago

Krol was a Squeaky Toy for a while. Had to get out of dodge to escape the crazy.

Slim Jim Pickins
Slim Jim Pickins
Reply to  McSqueaky Toy
23 days ago

Apparently his wife wasn’t too happy about it either

Pat
Pat
23 days ago

The brainwashing of so many Americans by Marxist communists has been so successful that these Americans actually think they are saving their country by trying to destroy their own government. The brainwashing has been going on for at least 30 years of trying to convince Americans to hate their government. The Marxists have even been using behavioral psychologists to most effectively brainwash Americans. Their plan has been brilliantly evil, but Americans are smarter and we can stop this attempt to destroy our country.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

Speaking of brainwashing Pat, if I were to teach a class on what brainwashing could do to a person, I would be using you as Exhibt A.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
23 days ago

True,he speaks for the silent majority.He does not understand Hannity gets 50 million to paint the brains of American men.They do it with blonds too….Hannity got a new gf too

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
22 days ago

AOC put an end to stupid blonde jokes!

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

Your new girlfriend is your left hand.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

Maybe more like 60 years. Where do you think the spoiled brat ’68ers got their ideas? Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorrh anyone?

We know that the Dims have used George Lakoff (rhymes with . . .), “cognitive linguist and philosopher,” to come up with buzz words that the Left laps up and spouts like myna birds.

Right, so everything from college profs to pub school admin and curricula to Ed schools to J schools to Hollywood movies to TV to media to music and now to pro sports–Uncle Karl rules.

The New Stalinism

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

And you sir, would be Exhibit B.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

They wanted to make Americans so dissatisfied with their government that they will turn to communism. It’s such an evil plan. The choice this election is between capitalism and communism.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

The republican party is obstruckting voting in must have states.They have alway been against a democracy of the people voting.They only represent the rich and corporations….but they need dopy people to vote for them.Thats where Fox fantasy news comes in.They make you speak their words to each other,sick. Marxists

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
22 days ago

It’s all part of their plan. Just like they blame President Trump for the virus when it’s their Marxists friends in China who sent the virus to us. The Democrats want to require no post stamp or signature on the mail-in ballots and have done so in many states, but they blame the Republicans for cheating on voting ballots. Pure evil.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

Should be a slam dunk for Pence tonight. Just off the top of my head, make sure you discuss these topics.

Harris:

  1. Most liberal member of the US Senate
  2. Raised money to bail out BLM/POS
  3. Disgusting display on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh Star Chamber hearings
  4. Revisit Tulsi’s attack on her record as prosecutor, which killed Harris’s nonstarter campaign
  5. Stated on video that the BLM/POS riots must continue and must not stop

That’s just a start . . .

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

What if someone forgets to plug Pences cord into the outlet?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

Yes, you’re a good judge of that.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

Didn’t watch or hear the debate, but if Pence did not do these things I mention, he lost.

Realize what “most liberal US senator” means–to the left of Bernie! Lizzy!

Harris-Biden the New Stalinist ticket.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
23 days ago

David Capeless best press conference was when he was going to announce to the family and friends of Joanne Ringer oh wait scratch that he retired wink wink. Sounds like a Jealous ex woman employee.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
23 days ago

Was this program like the famous one that sought intervention in the schools by the DA’s office at a tune of 80,000 or so a year? but you ask what were the ones in the program doing when school was not in session? hmm asking for a friend or the years and years of accrued vacation time that was paid by you the tax payer on the way out the door. Or drum roll the Cat house that was the affairs the ..I should stop. That office didn’t even have a web site or anything that resembled a modern day DA’s Office so please. Dan, more room for another guest column?

Mc Squeaky Toy
Mc Squeaky Toy
Reply to  Yeah Right
23 days ago

So you mean they were getting paid Hellen moon money to actually work instead of put water on tables? You mean those victim advocates who did education in the schools and outreach?
Yes those victim advocates were actually trained professionals that, when not doing outreach, were training the police, working with community leaders, and working with victims of domestic violence and rape. You’re right, they were not just doing school programs and they had training in social work and were actually certified councilors. They also worked with boys and girls club, Girls Inc.

Those Cody are professionals will be missed over this ridiculous affirmative action hire.
So sad that real professionalism of the past has been traded for a website, a DA boy toy, a DA that cant pay a speeding ticket, and a DA who can’t actually do anything in court.

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
Reply to  Mc Squeaky Toy
23 days ago

Dont forget, a DA that can’t pay taxes or feels she above taxes too.

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
22 days ago

She complained to the selectmen that it was “unfair” that her name was in the paper and that they should fire the tax collector for not notifying her. Too bad he had copies of every letter sent, they equaled over a dozen letters.
She’s a dummy. Funny how she can’t pay taxes but has a “manny” and sends her kid to private school.

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
Reply to  McSqueaky Toy
22 days ago

Can you imagine the hypocrisy of someone in a position of DA, the ultimate position of scales of fairness, has the audacity to request someone gets fired for publishing her name in accordance with law. Then, she turns around and releases the Brady list containing names of primarily people who are no longer employed or people who pled to motor vehicle offenses only weeks after dodging her own motor vehicle offenses.

James
James
Reply to  Mc Squeaky Toy
23 days ago

Pay no mind. Yeah right was convicted of child porn so is a bit resentful.

James
James
Reply to  James
22 days ago

I mean as long as Yeah Right is just making things up…

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

“Newly declassified handwritten notes authored by former CIA Director John Brennan show that on July 28, 2016, he briefed President Barack Obama on intelligence evidence that Clinton had approved a plan to vilify Trump with false accusations that he was colluding with Russia. She did it, the intel concluded, to distract from her own damaging email scandal.”

I’ve said from the start that this Russia hoax will lead back to Obummer.

“The result was the greatest mass delusion in American history and one of the dirtiest political tricks ever perpetrated.”

We’ve got few delusional people in here still.

As I’ve laid out for you in here a few times before:

Obama = liar
Clinton = liar
Comey =liar
Brennan = liar
Chairman Shifty = liar

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/russia-hoax-lie-hillary-clinton-gregg-jarrett

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

And Joe Biden = liar!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

I apologize for being remiss in rendering that axiom.

“Joe’s got a past full of phoney baloney,
Bidens corrupt as fusilli macaroni.”

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

Oops, corrupt = twisted, you get the idea.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

tortellini Edward

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
23 days ago

And in tonight’s debate, Kamala Harris = liar!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

No wonder Kamala was among the first to drop out of the Dem race for the presidential nomination – she’s a terrible debater. Pence is eating her lunch!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

Let me guess, lots of smirky snark from Harris, various facial expressions.

Because they got nothing to offer–except bitching, lots and lots of bitching.

Racist! White supremacist! Homophobe! Transphobe! Islamophobe!

Yup, that’s about it.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  danvalenti
22 days ago

Then again, flies like the smell of manuer. Kinda surprised there was only one.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
22 days ago

She’s a flytrap, but sure not Venus!

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
23 days ago

In Williamstown, the Selectboard and DIRE Committee requested of DA Harrington’s office a copy of its Brady report. The DA’s office responded that it did not have such a list. Ten days later, a Brady list was provided the town containing the names of several countywide police officers. Most notably, a key witness against the plaintiff who is suing the town ended up on that list. The DA cut the list off at 11 years back.

Interestingly, had the list gone back to 2009, the plaintiff against the town would have appeared on the Brady list. In case anyone doesn’t know. officers who appear on a Brady list are branded as being possibly untruthful in any testimony regardless of why they made the list. Interestingly not only would the plaintiff against the town appear on a list dating back to 2009, but said individual is also known to have/have had a relationship with an ADA in the DA’s office.

Is this a case of a plaintiff selectively eliminating witnesses through contacts at the DA’s office. Few have seen the letter saying there’s no Brady list. Is this another DA cover up like dodging a ticket?

Mi oh my
Mi oh my
Reply to  Truthsayer
23 days ago

Is said relationship with a current member of Andrea’s staff or previous administration. I believe it was with the previous office so one could only read that you’re trying to discredit a lawsuit by taking partial truths and times and twist a story?

Are you trying to infer that pleading to a motor vehicle violation automatically makes some one always untruthful. Do you feel the same about citizens who have committed crimes that can’t later file a complaint as a victim? That would be like me simply concluding that you’re related or friendly with the victim.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
Reply to  Mi oh my
22 days ago

Actually, the DA’s office has an agenda. So long as those who supported her run and continue to support her agenda need help, she bows and provides. The plaintiff is clearly manipulating circumstances to discredit and/or hide the truth about his own conduct and certainly to try and force a cash settlement. It’s the typical classic slimy politics dominant in this county. The DA’s biggest cheerleader, Moon, got canned for some reason that has resulted in her being one of Harrington’s biggest critics, and certainly, Moon knows which closet contains the requisite skeletons.

For Harrington’s protectors and supporters, if it walks like a dog, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s either a crow or a radical right wing blogger.

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
Reply to  Truthsayer
22 days ago

When the ADA’s boyfriend is on the list, they shorten the list.
Do you realize that if Hellen Moon was actually arrested she would have been disqualified from working in the DA’s office.
Here’s a funny one, that list was made up after the request. It’s a common thing, not a big deal, every year it comes out. Squeaky didn’t even know what is was for two years. Someone had to tell her so she could call a press conference.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
22 days ago

No one in tonight’s V.P. debate talked about our nation’s huge national debt! It now is over $27 trillion and counting higher. U.S. total debt is over $82 trillion.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

The U.S. government is borrowing huge amounts of money similar to when Napoleon ran the printing presses in France over 2 centuries ago. We are printing a record breaking amount of money out of thin air.

We are in a new financial reality where the government can borrow and spend trillions of dollars without any economic connection to reality.

On Beacon Hill, Governor Baker and the budget chairs in the Statehouse held a virtual meeting today (7-Oct-2020) about Massachusetts state government’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit. They did not give a date when they will propose a state budget that is already over 3 months late. Baker ruled out tax hikes during the 2020 economic recession and COVID-19 pandemic, while liberal state Legislators pushed for tax hikes on millionaires and closing corporate tax loopholes. Beacon Hill has 24 days left in its temporary or interim 3 month state budget before they either pass a temporary or official state budget for fiscal year 2021. Election day is 27 days away, which is also a factor to the yet to be proposed state budget.

In closing, I see both our country and Beacon Hill’s budget problems as financial shell games that will further harm our distressed economy.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
22 days ago

Hot Mess Harris is just as bad as Hot Mess Harrington.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Acute Angina
22 days ago

Neither one could manage a Mickey D’s, and neither could Biden. God help us if Biden wins

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Acute Angina
22 days ago

Ain’t neither one hot pal

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

Is DA Dingbat prosecuting anyone in this county? Or is everyone but white males given a pass and get-of-jail-free card by the DA with the help of Harris and Soros?

Q: Why do I need an email saying that I posted something on this site? Seems quite unnecessary, no?

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

Ahh powerful women got ya down again boo hoo

None Ya
None Ya
22 days ago

What would it mean for high-profile cases if the DA were on the Brady/Giglio List ?

A story w/o a writer.

rollerskates/no key

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
Reply to  None Ya
22 days ago

Based on the lies in her CV and her campaign ads alone she’d be on that list!
Not to mention, doing nothing about the backlog of rape cases out there.
Her lies about her paying her ticket
The use of state resources to promote her campaign.
Her being called out by one of the most ethical ADA’s in the history of MA.
Her blocking access to public information.
She should be in jail.
Wrong Way Squeaky has got to go!

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  McSqueaky Toy
22 days ago

Reminds me of Craig Swine son

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

BINGO!

Pence nails it starting at about 1:00.

Now, who can’t and hasn’t accepted the results of an election?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/omg-mike-pence-just-stomped-kamala-debate-moderator-transfer-power-question-obama-video/

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

If the gateway pundit says it, its got to be true. I guess this is what The Planet calls ‘robust conversation’. Edward R, Gnurrow talking to himself for the last 20 hours.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Thomas More
22 days ago

Just scroll down a bit and you’ll find the video. If you’re not capable of that, have someone help you.

The video clip of the debate is the video clip of the debate.

Gateway just posted it, you know, in the interest of information. Unless, of course, you’re not interested in information and fact but just whatever narrative CNN, MSNBC, NYT, your bespoke Fakebook and Twitter feeds, and whatever other leftist claptrap you feed yourself on. My guess is chick-news-lite from Yahoo! “News.”

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
22 days ago

WOW!

Egbert T. Morrow
Egbert T. Morrow
Reply to  Thomas More
22 days ago

This….is Pittsfield. See it now. We provide an additional check on our system of checks and balances, using our REAL names, rather than plagerize the name of a loyal American who’s touchstone is truth and accuracy in the reporting of the news. The only reason Limbough and Hanity are there is to vouch for the quality and effectiveness of MyPillows and SimplySafe. Assume the rightful mantle of Walter Cronkite of the Fourth Estate! Good night, and good luck!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

Molly Hemingway’s excellent take on the VP debate. Pence mopped up the floor with Kamala!

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/08/7-quick-takeaways-on-the-2020-vice-presidential-debate/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

You are witnessing the takeover of the American democracy by a lunatic. Ruppert Murdoch loves white supremacist and their supporters.Trumps relationship with Putin does not concern the republican revolutionary party.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
22 days ago

blah, blah, blah.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Agent 86
22 days ago

Great Response 86 – well thought out.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
22 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-joe-biden-subject-federal-criminal-investigation-role-spygate-activities-ukraine/

Russians, Sotero, Biden, the deep state DOJ/FBI , were all in, on H-Beast’s faux slander of “Trump/Russia collusion”.

Just to deflect from what was in her 33,000 “missing/deleted” emails. Started summer 2016, D-TDS set in November, then reached crescendo Jan 2017 in the remains of the Sotero presidency.

The D-s spent 3 1/2 more years on a frame up, of the duly elected POTUS, resulting in a failed persecution/prosecution.