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JUDGE’S RULING IN TAYLOR GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS SETS DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 5, 2020) — One of most serious setbacks for U.S. citizens came after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, when the Patriot Act suspended habeas corpus, a constitutional guarantee of a person’s protection from false arrests. Nearly 20 years later, We the People suffered another constitutional loss when Jefferson County (KY) circuit court judge Ann Smith ordered Kentucky attorney general Dan Cameron to release 20 hours of secret grand jury testimony in connection with the police shooting of Breanna Taylor.

Smith ignored a sacred legal right going back to the Magna Carta, signed recently in June 1215 by King John at Runeymede. Of the document’s 63 provisions, the longest is section 61, which provided protections against bogus charges. The Founding Fathers of the nascent United States of America a few years later included in the Constitution Article 5, guaranteeing the same protections.

The judge’s ruling to release the Taylor grand jury deliberations sets a dangerous precedent and should alarm every citizen who cares about freedom from Big State. By rule, grad jury testimony is held and remains secret. There’s only one plausible reason Smith ordered this unusual move: the overreaction to race. Racial issues have gone from legitimate discussion to the hysteria of witch hunts. If you’re “of color” and you face justice today, society’s default position is now to blame the police.

THE PLANET agrees with the Founders and with centuries of legal foundation that grand juries should be able to proceed behind closed doors. The reasons are many:

  • Protection of the innocent. If the grand jury fails to indict, the accused’s reputation remains intact, especially in malicious or arbitrary prosecutions.
  • Witness protection. Because grand juries hear cases that are notorious, witnesses who would otherwise not testify will do so with the promise of anonymity.
  • Secrecy provides law enforcement with a valuable investigative tool. Investigators can probe a case without tipping off the targets.
  • Grand jury testimony cannot be used in a trial. The jury hears evidence and decides if the prosecution has enough to bring criminal charges. In the Taylor case, the jury said no.

Breonna Taylor found herself involved as collateral in a drug operation. Her previous boyfriend was heavily involved in the Louisville drug scene and, investigators say, the woman allowed her apartment to used as a mail drop and storage area for drugs, weapons, and cash. Taylor learned the hardest way possible that actions have consequences.

The released grand jury testimony shows that despite having a no-knock warrant, police knocked on the door and loudly announced themselves. The only response they received was gunfire from Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired through the door and wounded one of the officers. It’s the M.O. of the street: Shoot first and don’t ask questions. The cops entered a darkened apartment with light flashes coming from a movie playing on TV. One of the officers said it looked like more shots being fired. Officers returned fire, Taylor dying in the crossfire.

Think about it.

  • Officers had enough evidence to ask for a judge to grant a no-knock warrant.
  • The judge examines the evidence and agrees.
  • Police show up at the correct address.
  • In an abundance of caution, the knock and announce themselves.
  • They get no response from inside.
  • Taylor’s boyfriend fires first.
  • THE PLANET asks: What are the cops supposed to do?

AG Cameron received a week’s stay so officials could go through 20 hours of tape and redact the names of jurors and witnesses. If they hadn’t done this, how much do you think their lives would be worth?

It’s unfortunate Taylor got involved with the drug scene, however peripherally. She was yet another who was “getting her life in order.” Yes, and she paid a fearsome price. Taylor family attorneys won a $12 million settlement from the city. That wasn’t enough. The family took the money and wanted revenge.

The grand jury heard the evidence and concluded the police were justified in their actions. Judge Smith’s decision essentially says what “protestors” and BLM agitators claim: “We can’t trust the criminal justice system.”

A court order can release grand jury testimony. The problem here, though, is the unanswered question: Was this extreme measure forced by an activist judge from a political agenda centered around race.

If that’s correct, it’s over for America.

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LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

Last week, a 22-year-old woman named Cassandra Brouthers was murdered by gun shots in inner-city Pittsfield. It is the first homicide in the city since August 2019, when Stephanie Olivieri was killed, also while inside a car. Inner-city Pittsfield has violent crime, drugs, prostitution, poverty, and homelessness. It is place most people avoid going to. North Street is called “Social Services Alley” by day, and “The Shooting Gallery” by night. The Mayor, Linda Tyer, lives in a gated community with her millionaire husband, Barry Clairmont. Former Mayor Jimmy Ruberto is a full-time resident of Naples, Florida, and a part-time resident of upper class Lenox. The ruling elites who run Pittsfield politics don’t live anywhere near inner-city Pittsfield. They must know full well about the acute socioeconomic issues facing inner-city Pittsfield, but they don’t do anything helpful to change things for the better.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

This latest murder is a real turning point for Pittsfield. The last two female victims were casualties of circumstance…wrong place, wrong time. Word on the street is that this was a deliberate hit on this girl. Someone wanted her dead and shot her up multiple times in a blatant murder.

Pittsfield is disgusting.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Auto Phil
25 days ago

In one sentence you say she was victim of circumstances, wrong place, wrong time. In the next you say it was deliberate. Which is it?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
25 days ago

Oh Tommy Boi,………… Phil said: This latest murder……… the last two victims were casualties of circumstance…………this was a deliberate hit on this girl……..

I understood Phil. How is Your reading comprehension?

Subject This latest murder.

This (3 times) vs the last two victims were? Are they the same?

Our host Dan, is the Prof. of English, I’ll defer.

Last edited 25 days ago by Mad Trapper
Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Correct Trapper, the last two in 2019 and 2018 were unintended victims. We hear that this latest victim, 2020, was the actual or one of the actual targets, intentional.

We now live in a Pittsfield in which bad people are killing 22 year old women because of a grievance. It’s a very frightening thought.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

This has been going on for years. Nothing new. Wasn’t it Tyer who campaigned against Bianchi on crime? And hasn’t city gone further down the drain under her vibrant and dynamic and incompetent leadershit?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny99
24 days ago

further down the drain? Pittsfield has BECOME the drain
Mayor Tyers drain

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
25 days ago

Another activist judge…..he should take the robe off and run for Congress if he wants to write laws. These judges are very dangerous IMO just look at what Corrupt Judge Emmet Sullivan has done to Gen. Flynn….sick

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
25 days ago

We here in Berkshire county have already had to bare witness to what happens when politics are allowed to take over the criminal justice system – is there a bigger point than Andrea Harrington. Think about it, she talked and talked and talked about Williams college investigations being a sham under Capeless, yet has she brought one case that wasn’t originally charged under Capeless? We heard over and over again about how transparent her office was going to be during high profile cases – any word on the latest homicide in Pittsfield and how long did it take her to comment on that tragedy in Sheffield. Not that I think those investigations shouldn’t remain sealed until complete but she stood on her soapbox and offered immediate answers, yet here we are and she’s always declining to comment. Do you think with her political ways she would’ve used the domestic related homicide rate of her first year in office against an opponent – you bet ya.

Have we in the history of ever had a district attorney making 170K a year be so far behind on property taxes that it ends up in the classified section of the paper? Any attorney with half of a brain would know that’d eventually end up in the paper. Are we to believe our top prosecutor is that dumb or is she that absent minded. Or is this another one of her claims that it’s a smear tactic by the Berkshire Eagle, which mind you is one of the most liberal papers in the world.

And we were promised over and over again how the integrity of this office was going to change, yet we have a DA who was stopped driving the wrong way on a one way street, with a suspended license. Instead of owning the mistake, going to court and getting a continuation without a finding like everyone else, it was the Eagles fault for publishing it, New York DMV’s fault for suspending her when she didn’t pay the fine and she’s too ignorant as a lawyer to realize Massachusetts is a reciprocating state to New York. Now mind you the Eagle wrote way too many disorganized articles for one instance but she blasted them for just writing about the stop never owned her mistake.

And, have we ever had a DA that would bring a jug of milk to a homeless camp for a photo op with a political campaign. Can you imagine how self centered someone would have to be to use people down on their luck for political gain. Has she done anything for them since now that Joe’s out? The date of her mid day wrong way stop also begs the question, what was she doing out of the office on primary day? Was she campaigning on state time? Was she driving a state leased vehicle for campaigning? Didn’t her campaign finance get sited over and over again for misappropriations.

Have we ever seen a DA spend nearly as much time traveling out of the area for speeches, meetings and conferences (remember her reason for the speeding ticket in New York). Did students need to hear a junior DA speak or did a small county need another prosecutor in the office with a limited staff. Was she then, in all her experience able to finally tell the difference between a shell casing and a projectile.

We could go on and on about her fumbles but the point being, we are seeing politics infiltrating the scales of justice nationally but Andrea Harrington has been hard at work utilizing image over integrity since the day she rose the wrong hand! I would love to hear the truth of what Helen Moon has to say!

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
25 days ago

Many if not most feel your pain, Juan. Harrington is the first grifter DA in the history of Berkshire County. Apparently the 170k salary was to bail her and her family out. There is good reason why this tale sounds familiar.

The school committee
The school committee
25 days ago

Who saw the crazy Trump parade?Enough said.

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

A doctor at Walter Reed has said that was insane and that now everyone in that vehicle needs to be quaranteed as the vehicle is sealed and the viral load has nowhere to go but into the breathable air. I feel so bad for his security detail to be forced to risk their lives to be part of a clown show.
Is there noone who can contain this guy so that he stops killing people?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
25 days ago

All of a sudden the security detail that’s with him all the time is in danger.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Acute Angina
25 days ago

From their own president no less. He is supposed to take care of them as they take care of him.

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

Security driving the POTUS limo had medical grade respiratory and body coverings. Probably safer than a Biden rally with 10 people.

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
25 days ago

Dan
May I point out a few inaccuracies
In your article:
1) warrant was issued by magistrate- & from settlement demand stipulation “ failed to establish probable cause for issuance.
2) asset forfeiture is suspected and usual reasoning for issuing such warrants- to facilitate the removal of means of access to funds to defense counsel
3) attorney general knowingly provided perjured testimony “ boyfriend fired first & and fbi matched bullet to boyfriends gun.
Which in judges well reasoned and routinely followed starry decisis – that any facts falsely given to media and grand jury be equally distributed in the continued interest of justice
4) after months the attempted cover up, is showing more leaks than the titanic
A) judge questions why body cameras were only activated after the situation went deadly
B) as warrant was not provided to boyfriends counsel, until days after incident- judge deemed it suspect and falsely obtained
C) Warrant Likely issued days after it was executed

The settlement was peanuts as the loss of consortium alone should of reached 40-70 million
Civil rights violations 20-60 million

Kentucky is just another state attempting to balance its budget, via equity theft.

The attorney general is attempting to hire counsel, as he is subject to major liability
In attempting to facilitate the continued concealment of criminal behavior.
To wit
The boyfriend will get 50 million at least, with sandman’s settlement the press wisely avoided speculation.

This heap falls squarely on the state.
Where it belongs.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Thomas Betit
25 days ago

I don’t see any sources for your claims. or is this all just speculation on your part?

Dan seems to have it right. Only omission is not pointing out the Leftist lie that Taylor was killed in her bed, when she was killed in the hallway.

Tom Betit
Tom Betit
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
24 days ago

The judges order is far from speculative
” the erroneous warrant , lacks any facts ”
” an obvious pattern of harrassment ”
Facts do not support ag Cameron’s statements , stated to the court”
” jurors claims Cameron intimidated them into not indicting the officers, is supported by the facts available ”
Judge Ann Smith did not err in her ruling, Cameron attempting to reverse engineer a narrative is obvious.
Much like most recent woman murdered in pittsfield, which is another cop perpetrated drug burn home bad.

The school committee
The school committee
25 days ago

Trump gets 100% of those people who believe Tom Hanks is the head of that weird conspiracy group that runs America…Russia is working the brains of the stupid 24/7….skinheads love Trump and that will make America Great…White guys. KKK. Skinheads,Flatearthers,anti science,anti womens rights,….Putin is very powerful in America….Putin has played the race card in America for decades to undermine our country and you Trumpers are helping Putin.

Pat
Pat
25 days ago

It’s all an attack on our justice system. All of the far left district attorneys spread across the country who now refuse to prosecute so many crimes and it was critical to have them in place when the rioting started. The rioters weren’t going to riot if they thought they would face long jails sentences so they had to have a promise they would be released if arrested. The far left district attorneys did just that. This was all coordinated. All the time off from school has allowed the violence to continue too in many cities. Young people can’t commit chaos if they have to get up for school the next morning. The only institution they haven’t infiltrated yet is the presidency, but they have that prize as their ultimate goal. At that point I would say it’s all over for America. We still have a chance, but only if people wake up to what is happening.

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

Gee Pat, I thought you would jump up and try to defend Trump today. Please tell us why on earth this guy would do something so incredibly, beyond the pale, stupid? Was that freak show part of some new therapy? Did his security people ask to go with him to help him?

Oh My Effing God Trump. Please stop the insantiy now!

Fularie Lomolarry
Fularie Lomolarry
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
25 days ago

Really,you’re telling these trumpets on a trump site to stop? The election is right around the corner and because of his stupidity just cemented the election for Joe. Trump has legal issues when he gets beat. Many tax issue Teesha has been waiting in n y

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

The justice system was broke long before the current crisis. Like you know the war on drugs the for profit jails putting young kids in prison for weed and other petty crimes even here in Berkshire county the old system is and was overburdened by injustice

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Great drive-by. Awesome pizza.

“You Know It’s From Trump Because There’s Meat on It!” – AWESOME! President Trump Buys HUNDREDS of Pizzas for his Supporters Outside Walter Reed Medical Center.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/know-trump-meat-awesome-president-trump-buys-hundreds-pizzas-day-long-supporters-outside-walter-reed-medical-center-video/

And:

Trump’s Doctors Approved President’s Ride to Thank Walter Reed Supporters as “Safe to Do”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/trumps-doctors-approved-presidents-ride-thank-walter-reed-supporters-safe/

Did you know:

1. President’s limo doesn’t always drive around “hermetically sealed”? It has capability to cut off outside air.
2. There’s glass partition between masked Trump & front seat masked agents?
3. Fresh air enters thru series of high efficiency filters?

#TheMoreYouKnow https://t.co/jzvdfb3UF0
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 5, 2020

NO, you probably DIDN’T know because of the media lying narrative:

I love the “news” reports, such as on the BBC overnight:

“President Trump is being accused . . .”

“Critics say that President Trump . . .”

Is that “news”? Or just skip the facts and go right to someone’s opinion that you like and ignore all other facts?

You have to really dig for any kind of truth these days. Drudge now useless.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Just more far leftist propaganda. Get used to it if Biden wins because this country will be like living in China. They will shut down all news sources that speak anything against what the far left is saying. This isn’t your normal Democratic party. These people are revolutionaries.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

andddd, they’re going to take you car

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
24 days ago

And Tommy, you’ll be on the B-bus.

Got a bicycle? A green one? B-buses have bike racks!!!

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

Right, Pat.

It is the New Stalinism.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

I have no doubt the front and rear cabins have shared airflow. The statement says the doctor’s approved the safety of the ride. For who? The President? Sure, safe for him, he’s already got the corona virus. I feel bad for the secret service agents. What a horrible abuse of power and another shining example of the self centered stupidity of our fearless leader. Oh, and hey, three more white house staffers with the Corona virus today. How stupid can these people be?!!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  jon doe
25 days ago

Not as stupid as you, apparently.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Well Ed, I didn’t catch the Corona virus because myself and my sycophant co-workers wanted to suck up to my boss, unlike Trump’s crew, so there’s that.

Plus, I just watched Trump get out of the Air Force one helicopter, take off his mask, and walk into the White House. I’m sure the employees there are thrilled to have this walking pathogen back in the building!

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  jon doe
25 days ago

and if you listened carefully you would have heard him shout, ” Melania honey, I;m home!”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
25 days ago

I’d be happy to be seeing Melania too!

H-Beast or Moochelle being there, I’d sneak in via the cellar, then hide, ………with an intern or two, quiet as a mouse so not to be discovered……..Like Wille Clinton

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Are you 14? Good God man, grow up and speak like an adult not a juvenile. No wonder you like Trump.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

So just say the H-beast and Moochelle are fugly repulsive beasts, no Man would want to come home too?

Good God, forgive me, I said it.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Truly pathetic.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

No H-Beast and Moochelle are. They both hate America and Americans.

The former probably hates all Men too. Given her relationship with Willie Clinton, and Little Tony Wiener’s ex-wife Huma.

Were are all those e-mails??????????

They say the e-mails 33,000 deleted by the H-Beast is out there. NYC Cops have copies for shelter from “arkancide”

Last edited 24 days ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

D-POTUS wives last 30 years? Yup

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

You have knowledge of the specs inside the presidential limo?

The helicopter is called Marine 1.

Pleased to hear you can see the images on a screen; most of us can too.

I don’t think you’re “sure” of anything, especially any facts or the English language–just make them both up as you go.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
24 days ago

You’re getting a little testy Eddie. What’s the matter, a little worried now that your boy has infected half the people around him? Tell you what, run and put on Fox news for affirmation and instructions on what to think, then go online and read Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit and whatever other right wingnut sites you can find, and you’ll sleep like a baby again.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

I’ll do that while you check some facts and work on your punctuation.

Or just throw anything out there that pops into your head, whether related to the truth or not.

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

The real Edward Murrow would turn in his grave if he knew his name was being used by someone on a message board to constantly spew propaganda and misinformation.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
25 days ago

Get woke go broke!
NBA Finals Game 2 Ratings Crash by 68%, Least Watched Finals Game in Historyhttps://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/10/04/nba-finals-game-2-ratings-crash-68-least-watched-finals-game-history/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Joe Blow
25 days ago

The kneeling Red Sux on NESN, have largest rating decline in Crying Baby League baseball.

https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2020/10/boston-red-sox-nesn-games-experience-largest-ratings-decline-in-mlb-during-2020-report.html

Transnot Hair
Transnot Hair
Reply to  Mad Trapper
25 days ago

Byedon wins election as Trump and entire administration now has Covid,dummies.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Transnot Hair
25 days ago

The POTUS et al, will all be recovered and immune, from Covid-19 by November.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Yes, no doubt this was another one of his beautiful, brilliant, strategic plans.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

Biden will get it, them Commie-ala would be POTUS, for a while….

The progressive plan

News Bytes
News Bytes
25 days ago

Well there go the millions.
The regal theater is closing at the mall, all regale are but the mall one is closing for good.
The Regal has missed a payroll tax payment allegedly and some other tax payments.
A number of Berkshire communities have doubled their cases of Covid.
The girl murdered in Pittsfield was shot as part of a long standing feud among rival groups over drug turf and a drug dealing boyfriend.
The DA puts about 10 hours of work in a week. The rest of the time is spent BSing and planning election.
Emails in N.Y. show Gov Cuomo knew the risks of sending Covid positive seniors back into assisted living, he didn’t care.
The legal case from the Soldier’s Home in MA is falling apart. This will be the end of the Baker Admin, dozens of emails sent to Baker and various people in the administration shows Baker was fully aware of the pending crisis but withheld funds and help. Remember these words “Let him figure it out for himself, that’s what he’s paid to do”.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  News Bytes
25 days ago

Cheer up New Bytes, you can always look forward to sitting in a dirty City parking lot in one of the Mayor’s “Prive Pods” alias Petri Dishes that the State used taxpayer monies for.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  News Bytes
25 days ago

These far left DA’s were put in place as part of a political agenda so the political agenda is their main focus not decreasing crime. Oh Good maybe we will get a really far left Marxist governor next time, not that Governor Baker ever even acted much like a Republican. He had to toe the line and act like a far left progressive to survive in this politically ridiculous state of Massachusetts.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  News Bytes
25 days ago

Gov. Cuomo is a tyrant. Not only did he order covid patients into nursing homes, he protected the nursing homes from lawsuits via legislation prohibiting such. Now he wants to lockdown schools in certain sections of NYC along with houses of worship due to a “covid flare-up.”

The state of Michigan recently struck down Gov. Whitmer’s covid lockdowns as unconstitutional. When will people revolt against tyrants like NY’s Cuomo, and Baker in MA?

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

What did you find out about Trump preventing democrats from voting under the Trump dictatorship

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

The Democrats are out doing active voter fraud.

Proven and captured on video tape, caught in the act . But D-Rats officials and deep state in LEO are blind.

See Project Veritas/Judicial Watch, TSC.

They have IIhan Omar’s minions buying votes, on tape, implicating Omar.

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

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/ilhan-omar-connected-cash-for-ballots-voter-fraud-scheme-corrupts-elections/

[Minneapolis–Sept. 27, 2020] Project Veritas investigators revealed a ballot harvesting scheme here involving clan and political allies and associates of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) in the first of a series of reports…..”

RN
RN
25 days ago

Over 2000 Covid tests in MA, that tested positive were under reported or incorrectly reported. Per capita Berkshire county will come in in the top three in under reporting/error reporting.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  RN
25 days ago

The reporters were acting predictably stupid while President Trump was leaving the hospital to go home and yelling out “Are you a super spreader”? Melania, also with COVID-19, is at the White House, but the press doesn’t mention that. Do they think Melania is locked in a room in the White House like some mad relative? They do have interaction with their staff and I’m sure they are taking precautions just as they will when President Trump arrives home. Should they get rid of all the staff and live alone for the next few days which is what the stupid media seems to be suggesting?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  RN
25 days ago

Stupid reporters calling President Trump a super spreader for going home from the hospital and interacting with his staff. Melania is at home with COVID-19, but that’s OK; only President Trump can’t go home. Such ignorance from the media.

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

But, but, but Pat. The were saying the same thing on Fox news? And Fox news is the truthiest news for you guys right?

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

Yes ,Fox Media Giant never lies to the fringe.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

From what I hear Kamala is the super spreader

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Acute Angina
24 days ago

Confirmed by ex-SF D-mayor Joe Brown!!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  RN
25 days ago

Stop the fear-mongering! Get a life!
99% of people who contract the virus, recover!

RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

It’s not fear mongering to tell people the numbers are very wrong. When everything is predicated on the numbers.
If the state is going to make sweeping decisions based on numbers then the numbers better be right.
Here’s hoping for once you are the 1%

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  RN
24 days ago

Sweeping decisions, RN? The state is too slowly crawling out from under the Guv’s lockdown. The question is – are his orders constitutional?

I doubt you are a nurse. I’ve never met a nurse so lacking in compassion with such a foul mouth.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

President Trump has proven it…there is a cure for even the most vulnerable group, a man in his 70’s. Our country has done much better than England did when treating Boris Johnson when he had COVID-19. Boris Johnson is also much younger than President Trump.

The Hour of Truth
The Hour of Truth
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

The Hour of Truth in about a month.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

Yes Pat, if you can get whisked away to a hospital with all the best doctors, multiple treatments, and no expense spared, your chances of surviving are greatly improved, even if you are 74 and obese. Unfortunately Pat, most corona patients don’t get that treatment, which is why many comparable patients have died. And by the way, he’s far from out of the woods. Steroids have a way of making you feel great for a few days, but he could easily relapse and be back in the hospital by the weekend.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

While Democrats keep hoping for the worst outcome for the president, the fact remains that back in March and April when many deaths occurred, nobody knew which drugs worked, so yes, many died, but now, today, we are in a different situation and fewer people across the country are dying. People may not have access to the experimental antibody treatment that the president was given, but most of the other drugs are available to the general public.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

Doe boy

The Democrats, early on, blocked any treatment with chloroquine that is an effective, inexpensive, and readily available treatment. It should be used in combination with zinc supplements. Media ridiculed and ostracized doctors who supported this effective treatment. D-governors went so far as to ban it’s use. Why?

Big Pharma could not make money on it. Dr Fauci had an intre$t in an expen$ive Chi-Com drug he was promoting. The left winged media was an mouthpiece for the farther left agendas. Meanwhile, Americans died.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

They needed to keep the virus going strong and the fear factor strong to bring down the economy.

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

They did not use it to treat Trump.

Aboner Truppledaze
Aboner Truppledaze
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Even Fox says Trump is getting pummeled in polls.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Aboner Truppledaze
24 days ago

2016?

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

How do you know that, TSC?

I DO KNOW D-RATS , prevented cheap effective treatment, for infected Americans, since March 2020.

Refute that!

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

Are you saying that 210,000 did not really die? Are you saying those people had acccess to the “cures” Trump got? Are you saying that you and I would have access to Trumps “cures” if we needed them?
Would you be surprised if you found out the Trump family were heavily invested in the “cures” he will now be promoting?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
24 days ago

Wealthy Democrats have access to these drugs that’s for sure and did China let the Marxists in this country know which drugs work against the virus since these groups seem to be working together? People with TDS will vote for communism in our country rather than voting for freedom with President Trump.

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

Democrats blocked chloroquine/zinc.

Cheap and effective, known so since last March.

Case closed

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Could have been readily available March 2020. And saved thousands of Americans . Democrats, national,and statewide blocked it.

Why? They couldn’t profit off it!!!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Day Tripper, I’d love to see some proof on that. I’ve yet to see any proof that would be effective but maybe I don’t read enough fringe websites. And while they publicized what Trump was treated with, hydroxychloroquine wasn’t listed.
Case soo not closed.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
24 days ago

Published in peer reviewed journals Doe boy.

I won’t bother myself to cite them.

You read any peer reviewed scientific journals, Doe boy?

I have publications in them. ROFL!!!!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
23 days ago

“I have publications in them. ROFL!!!!”

ROFL!!! indeed!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Laughing my arse off at the 3 Prive Pods the city bought with their street grant. Like I’d want to be stuffed into a small greenhouse in order to eat dinner “outside.” Social distancing in that tiny thing? Right! What the hell are our city leaders thinking? What a waste of money!! The vagrants will certainly end up using them as shelter or portapotties.

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/63237/Pittsfield-Downtown-Experimenting-With-Pod-Dining.html

Dangull Crangull
Dangull Crangull
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

You’re the one that wants to open things up mr. fritz?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Dangull Crangull
24 days ago

Go hide in your basement, fool.

Standard Mont
Standard Mont
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Those trash cans they had on Tyler st. Would have made a great decor look with with the diner cages.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

It’s a dam greenhouse!!! Yup, “solar powered”!!

ROFL!!!!

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

So surely they will be cleaned for the virus after every use? If not that would seem to be creating an even more dangerous enclosed environment. And if so who is on the hook to pay for the cleaners?
Honest to god this seems effing bizzare. Has anyone besides me driven by city hall and seen Rod Serling looking out the window of the corner office?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

My theory is that the”pods” will end up in 3 lucky city officials’ backyards as wacky weed greenhouses!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

If the virus hysteria dies off, the BRTA should have a “solar powered” greenhouse at each bus stop to keep waiting public transportation users warm.

And is the city paying, for “hotel north” diners to have these greenhouses? Who put them first in line?

Why not Burger King or Subway? Maria’s, The Highland and Soda Chef?

P.S. I am sure Dotties is next on the list for a free greenhouse.

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RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Every other place, the businesses have to fend for themselves. Pittsfield spills grant money on these while the homeless suffer.
I’m thinking Barry the 3am cowboy will use these for rendezvous, hopefully the homeless will be able to use them maybe they can put bunks in them. Worse comes to worse I’ve found a new bathroom

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Suggestion for a new fundraiser for City of Pits. How about placing the following three couples in each of the Prive Pods. Mrs. & Mr. Mayor, Andrea Harrington and hubby, and Mikie Wynn and his honey, they can have a dinner hosted by HON and dessert by Dotties, both establishments that the City has paid a lot of bucks to keep open. Meanwhile, us hard working tax payers can purchase a dozen eggs for a minimal donation and pitch them at these three couples while they enjoy their dinner. Bet a lot of monies would be raised. Probably could build a new homeless shelter and police station.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Merry & Bright
24 days ago

You are not just Merry and Bright but BRILLIANT and don’t forget the 20 year tax break to Spice the former HON and Link to Life owned by Joyce Bernstein and Larry Rosenthal who just happen to live in a Tony town in South County. Monies well spent for the “everyday citizen of the CITY”.

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

Better yet. Put them on the rotary where north/south/east/west meets. Give out rotten eggs to travelers coming from each direction. Don’t waste good food, the many panhandlers and bums need to eat.

The couple with the most yokes (votes) wins!

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

Can we add krol and the Crooked cop MMc and the ywan’s?

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Yeah Right
24 days ago

and the rogue cop eason? car 54 where are you? covered up.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Linda is not that bright.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

There are still no arrests in the shooting/murder of a 22-year-old woman named Cassandra Brouthers in Pittsfield last week. There are other unsolved shooting murder cases in inner-city Pittsfield. Dangerous downtown Pittsfield is a scary place. The FBI states that Pittsfield is always in the top 10 for the most violent crimes in Massachusetts. I feel bad for the poor people who live in inner-city Pittsfield. They are unable to afford to move out of the distressed neighborhoods in Pittsfield. I am happy I did not end up in inner-city Pittsfield. It was one of my biggest anxieties/fears when I was a young man over 2 decades ago. When I lived in Berkshire County, North Street was derisively referred to as “Social Services Alley”. Thousands of young adults moved out of Pittsfield and the Western Massachusetts region because there are scarce living wage jobs there. If you weren’t related to one of the incestuous Good Old Boys Pittsfield politics families, then you either had to kiss their corrupt and dirty behinds or pound sand. If you spoke out about Pittsfield politics running the city into the proverbial ditch, you were blacklisted and bullied. Pittsfield is exhibited in huge Gregory Crewdson photo’s as a city in decay in elitist museums and art galleries in London, NYC, and L.A. Pittsfield is polluted with industrial chemicals called PCBs that cause cancer and other deleterious health impacts in local residents, while state and local politicians give into GE’s snake oil negotiations with the corrupt EPA bureaucrats. Pittsfield has high municipal taxes, fees, and public debts, while Matt Kerwood sits on a +$10 million slush fund. The Berkshire legislative delegation to Beacon Hill are 5 do nothing political hacks who only do disservices to their hard hit Western Massachusetts legislative districts. 4 out of 5 of the state Reps and Senator voted themselves a 40% pay raise over 3.5 years ago. Now, they haven’t even proposed a fiscal year 2021 state budget after over 3 months and counting. We all know they will end up voting for a state budget that will make deep cuts in state funding to local government and public school districts. Congressman Richie Neal only represents D.C.’s K Street lobbyist industry. Ed Markey, who really lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is a fringe far-left U.S. Senator who won’t get anything accomplished over the next 6 years. Elizabeth Warren is hoping for a Cabinet appointment in the would be Joe Biden administration. In closing, Pittsfield is going to get yet another royal screwing over by the useless politicians who say nice things while the city goes down the tubes.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

John,

I gave you a thumbs up.

You put the blame where it lies. Mostly with mASSachsetts politicians.

You never once mentioned the POTUS.

Help us find/maybe there is, a cure for TDS!

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

I thought we had a cure as well. But the SOB got out of the hospital and is back amoung the general population spreading his germs, hatred and total incompetence.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
24 days ago

You just spilled/spewed germs , hatred, and intolerance. Also showed Your incompetence.

How liberal/progressive/socialist of You!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
24 days ago

Would You be happy, if we all came to piss on, Your grave , Johnny?

Like You would for the POTUS.

Stanulous Ferlouw
Stanulous Ferlouw
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

November third make the change. And vote out Graham and McConnell.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Stanulous Ferlouw
24 days ago

RINOs, but better men than Jackasses

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Someone suggested you behave like a 14 year old. I would say probably more like a six year old. Trump loves guys with your intellect (or lack of it)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
24 days ago

Biden loves girls that age.

The school committee
The school committee
24 days ago

I would not talk about the Donald Trump republican conservatives Presidents bizzar leaving of Walter Reed hospital in the middle of treatment shedding virus without his mask.This is mentally ill behavior and this column wont acknowledge Trump has his finger on a nuclear weapon with nobody to tell him no…..Pittsfields problem is nothing compared to what I see and what you see…..your familys are in danger witb this President and what will this wack job do today…He is crazy and you wont talk about it Dan

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
24 days ago

Necessary reading for the brainwashed Dims in here–and everywhere:

From https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/05/fact-check-joe-biden-repeats-the-charlottesville-very-fine-people-hoax-lester-holt-does-not-correct/

President Trump repeatedly condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville in August 2017 — “totally.”

As to “very fine people,” Trump had been referring to peaceful protests both for and against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

He completely condemned the extremists — as the timeline and transcript confirm:

  • Aug. 12, 2017: Trump condemned “violence “on many sides” in Charlottesville, after neo-Nazi and Antifa clashes
  • Aug. 14, 2017: Trump condemned “neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups” in White House statement
  • Aug. 15, 2017: Trump condemned neo-Nazis “totally,” praised non-violent protesters “on both sides” of statue debate

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

Marxist Melle – read the above, you might learn something.

The school committee
The school committee
24 days ago

The mayor of Pittsfield whoever she is did not sweep city streets all summer.They only do winter cleanup.We bought a sweeper so walker and riders could navigat city streets….I never see the mayor walking or biking …..

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

TSC, put Yourself out on the curb, for white trash collection.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

So when all the bike lanes get put in the roadways the cyclists will have to be careful not to swerve into traffic while dodging garbage. The mayors garbage

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
24 days ago

Could be TSC, if they don’t pick up the white trash……..

The school committee
The school committee
24 days ago

Trump owes 100 million in federal tax avoidance. A criminal problem because he is broke

RN
RN
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Fake news.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

Dan thanks for telling it like it is. Between the Covid shutdown and the systemic racism hoax, Americans are being fed a Bull Shit Sandwhich, and the police are the ones paying the price. And the fact is blacks commit 8 times more crime than whites henceforth the cops deal with blacks more. What race do you think is involved in almost all Pissfield Shootings?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

It’s not race. It’s people.

There is good and bad. Too bad so many bad people, they are not ALL one race, but many

Blaming one race for the bad, hurts all the good people.

Making good people pay for bad peoples crimes is wrong.

Good people need to stand against bad people.

BLM and Antifa are BAD PEOPLE!!!

They Burn Loot and Murder, no matter their color/race/creed.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Yes it’s people. Bad actors, mostly black men, who commit more than half the murders in America and when you consider they make up only about 13 percent of the population, this is astounding. Black males are responsible for most of the shootings in Pittsfield, period.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
24 days ago

Don’t blame all the Black men, just the bad ones. Plenty of White and Hispanic trash involved in the crimes in PITTSfield, WOMEN TOO!!!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
24 days ago

Oh, OK, says here that Biden leads by 36 points. He wins, I guess.

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

Leading us to his basement?

Or the door to HELL? That is where Joe has been……….

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

Oops, lead just increased to 38 points. No need to even vote, Trumpsters. The media’s got it all figured out for you.

This is based on a scientific poll conducted by the smartest effing people on the planet (not this site). They polled 100 people: 75 Dimorats, 12 Republicans, and the rest participated because they received a few bucks for some hooch.

Results: 58 for Biden, 20 for Trump, and 22 for rot-gut vodka.

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

Where’s my vodka CNN?

School Scam
School Scam
24 days ago

The NY scam. Parents from NY are faking addresses in MA to get a better and free education for their kids.
They rent a cheap place, get a PO Box for mail they get a better and free education for their children, especially those with special needs.
In MA the tax payers pay for the child’s care until 22 years old. Recently a local school system had to foot a $240k a year special needs residential program. Well good for them. The people live in NY and “moved to MA” just to get the free education and care.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
24 days ago

“Paul Sperry on Tuesday just released a tweet noting that House Investigators have now joined the Senate in requesting the FBI open a criminal investigation into possible foreign influence-peddling and embezzlement involving Joe Biden, his younger brother and son Hunter due to suspicious financial activities flagged by the US Treasury.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-republicans-house-join-senate-republicans-ask-fbi-investigate-joe-biden-son-hunter-brother-criminal-financial-activities/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Sounds good, but this corrupt media will protect Joe Biden no matter what he has done or will do. His own VP choice calls him a racist and there is plenty of evidence to prove he has said racist comments, but for now he is gold to the far left if he can beat Trump. They will then get rid of Joe somehow once he is president so far left Kamala can lead the country to total destruction. All of the good paying jobs that many people still have despite the virus lockdowns will be replaced by government assistance checks because they need the government dependence to give themselves power.

The Fish Wrap
The Fish Wrap
24 days ago

Insiders say the fish wrap is in talks to move to online only except for a weekend edition.
That the new printer they purchased will be used for service printing in the “off hours”.

Their move to a smaller paper print cycle has not saved the money they hoped it would and then are set to lose buckets of money.