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ATTORNEY SULLIVAN LETTER: IS DA RESIGNATION A FORCE THAT WON’T BE DENIED OR A CALL THAT WILL BE CRUSHED?

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 9, 2021) — THE PLANET received a copy of what appears to be a letter written by Pittsfield attorney Robert D. Sullivan Jr. calling for the resignation of Berkshire County D.A. Andrea Harrington.

THE PLANET contacted Sullilvan’s office for comments on and confirmation of the letter but as of press time had not heard back. Based on what we know and applying a sixth sense, we believe the letter to be genuine. If so, it marks a potentially dramatic shift in the narrative of Harrington’s tenure, one that has been dogged by controversy and wrongdoing almost from the start, from the rash of resignations and firings of employees in her office to her own brushes with the law.

From the website Avvo.com:  Attorney Sullivan is an experienced litigator, with over twelve years of trial experience. A graduate of the University of Miami and New England Law Boston, and with the experience of a former prosecutor, Attorney Sullivan is in the courtroom daily to protect your rights and defend your case.

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Here is the text of the letter:

“Wrong Way Harrington is on the scramble. She’s sent out the emails and made some calls. She’s trying to suppress the call for her resignation but it’s spiraling out of her control.
Here was the political game plan in the office today:
Andy is looking for people to submit letters to the editor he is writing.
They are reaching out to Rabbi Cain, Neal Pilson, she’s trying to get interviews on talk radio, and is hoping the Broken Eagle will run a puff piece about her anti-bullying and racism seminars run by con-artist Edgerton.
Expect picture of kids being told lies about critical race theory.
The normal onslaught of letters to the editor will be forthcoming. This while she ponders trying to run for Hind’s old seat. The timing couldn’t be worse for her.”

It seems to confirm what sources within the D.A.’s office are saying.

THE PLANET doesn’t know Judge Tyne, except that the court sources speak highly of her and her experience. Tyne, named a Pittsfield District Court judge in 2017, has worked as a public defender, a solo criminal defense lawyer, a real-estate attorney, and, perhaps more tellingly, as an assistant district attorney in the office of Harrington’s predecessors, David Capeless and with Paul Caccaviello.

Could that be why Harrington has it in for Judge Tyne?

Yes, it may shock you, but such grudges have been known to happen.

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“I hope that to be of two minds about some thing is not to be neutral” — Writer Flannery O’Connor.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Lady Bird
Lady Bird
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Agreed! The cat was out of the bag here first Dan ! Per usushh. (Love the images so mooch) speaks volumes. I see Truth in one face. And fear in the next. Stock images – it’s true character. I HAPPEN TO KNOW FOR SURE.

Last edited 9 days ago by Lady Bird
Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

actually, she did a terrible job. She didn’t bother to interview any of the many people who filed complaints with the DA’s office about Judge Tyne’s harassment.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

I asked the same question further down.

I’m thinking this is another Helen Moon “arrested at gunpoint,” tale myself.

Vivian
Vivian
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

There’s a certain way to complain about a Judge. DA has 0 to do with it.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

oh. so you think that court staff, those being prosecuted, and prosecutors weren’t filing complaints with the DA’s office?

DA just randomly decided to write a letter?

That’s not even logical. I need you to both do better. Some investigation would do you good. Request to see the complaints with the DA’s office, I’m not your assistance.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Reread my post above, unless you have names or case numbers, nobody cares for this attempt at damage control.

I only work here?
I only work here?
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

The DA’s office does not accept complaints about judges. There is a formal way to report a judge and if nobody filed a report using the proper channels, than – there is no report- no such thing could exist in the DA’s offce.

JudgeDredd
JudgeDredd
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

It was not a random thing at all it was a desperate attempt on the part of a completely incompetent DA to try and win cases and still not do her job.

Harrington can’t win cases because she has zero court experience. She actually has less than zero experience because she is so ineffective she’s a detriment to every case she’s ever touched (thank god there are not many).
Her junior ADA’s can’t win because there isn’t an experienced DA to guide them.

So what’s her play? She can’t win before a judge, because the judge knows the procedure and the law, so the short cut for Wrong Way is to try and remove the judge because “she’s not fair”, “she doesn’t like me.” “She’s mean.”

So I look at the other side of this issue, to a one, anyone of consequence and standing in the legal community, came out in favor of the judge and was horrified at the stupidity of Harrington.
So which is superior, the hundreds of years of courtroom experience of all the lawyers and jurists and former prosecutors? Or the experience of Andrea Harrington?
Is everyone else wrong and Andrea Harrington is right? Not on your life.
She doesn’t know what she’s doing, she clearly has no ethics, she’s losing slam dunk easy cases, she’s violating due process of nearly all those that come before her office.

No it’s obvious, Andrea Harrington is a dangerous fool.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  JudgeDredd
7 days ago

Lol. Rarely do DA’s actually litigate trials. She has an office full of staff to do that, just like every other DA’s office in the country. Her job is to manage her staff, review cases, research and implement programs and occasionally try a case. Her office has won cases. This judge is abusive. To victims of crimes, to litigators, and to courtroom staff. She’s a miserable wench who doesn’t like people. It’s good she picked a career literally deciding people’s fate. I’m glad she got called out. I’ve seen her abuse in person many times. But I doubt her behavior will change. Guess someone will just have to get it on video. It seems the only way to prove things.

Also, I get the feeling no one commenting here understands a courtroom, litigation, or what a District Attorney’s Office actually does.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

The DAs office does not take complaints regarding judges because DAs have nothing to do with supervision of the courts. It’s a separation of powers thing. Might want to look it up. Either an attorney can file an appeal of a judge’s legal decision or a complaint about a judge’s comportment with the judicial conduct commission.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
7 days ago

The DA’s office will take complaints from victims and lawyers. The DA’s office does not get any supervision over judges, hence why the letter was written asking for removal. Just like Capeless did, twice. Where was the Berkshire Eagle then? Nowhere. Because Capeless was one of them. A good ole boy.

James
James
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Where are the people standing up for Harrington anywhere? Anyone? Bueller? Sorry Andy but she’s toast.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

Your lack of drive to look into something has nothing to do with Moon’s lie.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Again, you made the false claim about judges DA Capeless tried “to have removed,” along with the countless other “court employees.”

Why would I do the legwork to validate your claims? I don’t believe a word that comes out of that office, so unless you can provide names and/or case numbers of all these incidents, STFU!!

InsideHer
InsideHer
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Quite the contrary, the Eagle did the research and said there were no claims of misconduct against the judge since her appointment to the bench.

InsideHer
InsideHer
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Name some or I call this what it is, Andy trying to seed lies in hopes they grow.
You people are so transparent it’s pathetic.
Other shoe dropped today. Everyone is coming out against Harrington. There isn’t a competent legal mind that supports her.
The best part is they keep asking if she listened to the court recordings.

If she did and she still thought it was a good idea to send the letter, it shows she is incompetent.

If she didn’t and she still thought it was a good idea to send the letter, it shows she’s incompetent.

Either way she’s a loser and a liar.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  InsideHer
8 days ago

Exactly. This is the progressive mind set. Either you agree with them, or they will do everything in the power to get rid of you. This is the example locally.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
9 days ago

This is pretty much part and parcel with your post Monday, Dan.

What we are witnessing is the way progressives conduct business. Wrong Way doesn’t like the way Judge Tyne, runs her court, wears her robe, so she will go behind her back, legally or illegally (it appears in this case), to rid a person who disagrees with her.

If this really is true, it’s time for Wrong Way to be bounced.

I’d be curious if the state did investigate, what would turn up on her and Andy’s computers? A forensic search will date/time stamp emails, internet searches, amount of time spent of an internet retailer. That would almost as interesting as a forensic audit for Pittsfield.

With the violence out of control in Pittsfield, I would love for Helen Moon to explain why she wanted to defund the police? She’s a progressive, reread my post.

Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 days ago

At this point in time “Progressive” has the equivalent definition of “elitist hypocrit”

Every.Single.One

and no.. I am not some ultra-conservative, cisgendered, white male. Actually, none of the above. I just think for myself openly and freely.

Ever notice how it’s the white women that are on the forefront of the racial justice/progressivism. I’d willingly go back to the kitchen just to shut most of them up

Colonull Defreud
Colonull Defreud
Reply to  Chief Hell'n Two Moons
9 days ago

At This Point Gaetani ought to run in a race. I’m serious.

Hi Smapperel
Hi Smapperel
Reply to  Colonull Defreud
8 days ago

Naw,people love to pay the higher water rates.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 days ago

LOL. CONSERVATIVE DA Capeless had two judges removed. Where’s your complaint now? Do you know how many court officers, witnesses, and other court staff reported complaints to the DA’s office about this judge? TONS. Yet no one can be bothered to paint an accurate picture. Berkshire County media.. such a joke.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Sorry Andy, you’ll have to provide names and case numbers for anybody to believe anything that comes out of that office.

Helen Moon already tried this with The Planet, with her “arrest at gunpoint.” You know the saying, fool me once…..

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

What? Look it up. It’s not sealed information.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

You make the claim, you look it up and provide the information. Are you guys really that incompetent in the DA’s Office that you can’t even do your own work?

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Its non-existent information.
More lies.

James
James
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

You can’t possibly be comparing Harrington to Capeless. I’m sure if he did he had good cause. She didn’t. Case closed.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  James
8 days ago

aha! Capeless ruined so many people’s lives (remember when he prosecuted three teenagers for a joint?!?), he bailed on the Berkshires to work on Gov. Baker’s campaign, then he tried to bypass the election process and seat his replacement. A real stand-up guy.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Wrong. He retired. Baker wasn’t even running then. It’s also common practice for a first assistant to replace a DA.
This ain’t about Capeless in any event. We see the deflection and what-aboutism for what it is…guilt.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Careless is a liberal Democrat, hard to take what you say as true if you get the start off incorrectly

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
7 days ago

You listen to the well vaccinate Tucker and Hannity and Fox fascism is the largest media fake news company in the world that is a source for dopes

ROY G BIV
ROY G BIV
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Can you post links on this, two judges removed by Capeless?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  ROY G BIV
8 days ago

It’s probably the same two judges who presided over Helen Moon’s “arrest at gun point,” criminal case.

Last edited 8 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  ROY G BIV
8 days ago

The Eagle never ran the stories. The Eagle is after Harrington, that should be clear to anyone with their eyes open.

ROY G BIV
ROY G BIV
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

The Eagle is not the correct source then.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Waaaah waaaah, cry baby.
She messed up again.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

With supposed tons of past complaints filed against this judge, wouldn’t they have been considered in the review that found the DA’s current request seeking the judge’s removal important in the decision not to remove her?

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Fake, fake, fake.
Capeless did no such thing.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

Your ignorance is showing. She wrote that letter to blame Tyne for releasing the guy who was shot (in all likelihood in self-defense) and killed. Tyne didn’t release him, a different judge did. DAAH is trying to cover up that her office dropped the ball and failed to get the witness in to testify at the hearing, so the defendant was released and killed by the person he was tormenting.
It’s all about blaming someone else for her mistakes

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
9 days ago

I read both blogger Dan Valenti’s blog posting and Berkshire Eagle journalist Amanda Burke’s online news article. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington did not use proper channels in her unprofessional letter of complaints against Judge Jennifer Tyne. The court found Harrington’s allegations against Tyne to be without merit. Lawyers in the Berkshire legal community are calling for Andrea Harrington’s resignation from the Berkshire DA elected office. Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington stands by her ill advised actions, and she gave no indication of resigning her elected office.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts is plagued by violent crime. I cannot blame the current Mayor, DA, Judges/Courts, Police, Sheriff’s Department, and so, for dangerous downtown or inner city Pittsfield because it is a bad situation that is always getting worse and worse as the years go by. Every year for a long time now, the FBI consistently ranks Pittsfield in the top 10 cities in Massachusetts for violent crime. There was a mass shooting incident in downtown Pittsfield during Mayor Bianchi’s two terms in elected office. Earlier this year of 2021 a man was shot dead in broad daylight on North Street.

Post industrial Pittsfield has become very economically unequal and dystopian. Pittsfield politics is corrupt and ran by a group of one political party dominated insiders who are really a bunch of provincial state and local political hacks who are mostly disconnected from a majority of working class and underclass Pittsfield residents.

I understand Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington’s frustrations with wanting to protect the community, but she shouldn’t have taken it out on Judge Jennifer Tyne in an unprofessional expression of indignation at what Pittsfield has become in terms of violent crime, drugs, mental illness, homelessness, and so many poor people living at the edges of society.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
9 days ago

You should read other people posts on this blog JM, and you’d understand why downtown Pittsfield is a mess.

I’ll help you understand. All those “grants,” that come to Mayor Tyer to spruce up Tyler Street, put ceramic sheep on North Street, and all the other vibrant and dynamic things Linda does with the grant money, comes with strings attached.

When Boston, Worcester, Springfield, run out of beds at half-way houses or rehab facilities, guess where do they end up? Here, in Pittsfield.

And guess what comes with them JM? Their problems (drug use, “houseless,” and/or criminal activity).

So, the next time the “Lovely Linda,” does a press release praising the grant money she received from the state, ask yourself, who and what comes with that grant.

I’m sure you know JM, nothing in life comes free.

Spider
Spider
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 days ago

Well said, Markus and so true!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Spider
9 days ago

I understand. The state dumps its underclass into post industrial cities like Pittsfield. The Lovely Linda takes Boston’s grant money, along with the state’s underclass. After all, dangerous downtown Pittsfield isn’t called “Social Services Alley” for nothing!

Also, blog posters criticize Pittsfield’s women politicians – Andrea Harrington, the Lovely Linda, Trippy Country Buffet, Helen Moon, Yuki, Dina Guiel Lampiasi – for Pittsfield’s socioeconomic problems, but I know that Pittsfield’s problems were bad way before these women held elected office in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

I have a Master of Public Administration degree. I have studied communities and public policy for many years of my life. State and local government politicians are supposed to be investing in the people who live there instead of being disconnected from them in her [Linda Tyer’s] gated community near million dollar home and/or screwing them over with their [Adam Hinds’] stupid schemes to raise state taxes while buying a $690,000 home in Amherst, Massachusetts, to help the ruling elites being career politicians for life with their do nothing political hack so-called “plum jobs”.

The people are the government’s most valuable resource because they live, work, shop, pay taxes/rent, and enjoy their life in their community and state. Whatever happened to the proverbial George Bailey investing in the common people in the proverbial Bedford Falls community in the 1946 Christmas classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

Slush Fund
Slush Fund
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
9 days ago

Given your Master – what is a solution?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
9 days ago

Posters don’t want to discriminate against those you mentioned because they believe in equal rights for women. Not criticizing them just like anyone else that maybe criticized, is discrimination.The fall back of things were really bad prior to them being around doesn’t account for what they are doing now in the present to stop it from going really bad ,to really worse than it was. I didn’t need a Masters in finance to know when I’m getting Bopped with regard to financial dealings from the local, state and federal government’s.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  J2S
9 days ago

I am far from a financial expert. In fact, people who know far more about financial matters try to explain big business and big government finances to me without me fully understanding it all. On the macro level, our country’s entire economy depends on the financial sector. On the micro level, financial interests are hurting the bottom 98 percent of the population who are not very wealthy. Any time someone out there points this out, they are called Socialist or Marxist. What is my financial solution? I believe that the government should invest in the people who live in communities and states. I believe that government should ensure that all workers are paid a living wage and equitable perks. I believe that everyone should have affordable access to housing, healthcare insurance, public education, financial literacy, living wage jobs, and realistic pension plans with solvent social insurance, social services, and welfare assistance programs. I believe that poverty and other social and economic injustices are structural conflict and violence – class warfare – by the ruling and corporate elites. I believe that politicians are mostly disconnected from the people they represent in government. I believe that a majority of the ruling elites and corporate elites are only in it for themselves. It is the old “If there is no bread, let them eat cake” unevidenced quote by Marie-Antoinette, who was the Queen of France during the French Revolution prior to her execution by guillotine.

In Pittsfield, I think that the Lovely Linda living in a gated community cut off from the mean streets of inner city Pittsfield is a prime example of how economically unequal Pittsfield really is. I see Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar slush funds as a slap in the face of the Pittsfield taxpayers. I see Mayor Linda Tyer and Matt Kerwood receiving $41.7 million in Biden Buck$ direct aid from U.S. Congress to the City of Pittsfield mostly being used for the benefit of the vested and special interests instead of the common people who pay their hard earned tax dollars to Pittsfield City Hall. I see Pittsfield politics record breaking nearly $180 million municipal operating budget as excessive. As I read in the Berkshire Eagle and on blogs, it is always, always, always, always….”Business as usual in Pittsfield politics!”

In Boston today [June 9th, 2021], Beacon Hill lawmakers advanced a state constitutional amendment to add a surtax to millionaires, which will kill small business in Massachusetts in the name of raising between $1 billion to $2 billion per fiscal year in new state government revenues. I wonder what the net financial benefit will be instead of Beacon Hill’s one-sided financial analysis of the Millionaires surtax?

I am NOT wealthy by any means. I still think $100 is a lot of money to me at the end of the month. I am NOT part of the politically connected in crowd. In fact, I despise all of the corrupt politicians and their greedy financial donors.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  J2S
8 days ago

It’s not just female politicians who are bad. It’s the whole damn lot of them in the Berkshires with a few notable exceptions.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Acute Angina
8 days ago

That’s my point in that all are and should be open to rightful criticism regardless of gender, economics etc.. Some use the whatever card to defend against rightful criticism. I agree it isn’t just the women politicians…

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

What job do you hold?

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

so what should we do with less desirables of the world? What are your ideas?

Accepting financial grants has nothing to do with having people who are in the state system move our ways.

And which rehab facilities are you speaking of? Because all the short-term facilities we have in the area (that don’t offer the support services an addict needs for life) are privately owned. And because these places want to make money, they contract with state agencies to send people to these short-term facilities working with the hospital systems. Somehow the Mayor just isn’t involved at all. But isn’t it fun to constantly punch the same bag?

Duh
Duh
Reply to  Pittsfield Pride
8 days ago

In a shelter.

NFB Harrington
NFB Harrington
9 days ago

This is Andrea Harrington in one quote:
“no factual basis”

“Wrong Way” has turned the corner and is now “No Way”.

NO FACTUAL BASIS, lawyer speak for “she’s a liar”.
She’s lied about her qualifications.
She’s lied about supporting victims.
She’s lied about her driving record.
She’s lied about her taxes.
EVERYTHING she does wrong, she blames someone else with NO FACTUAL BASIS.
Andrea Harrington is only practiced in lying and promoting her self-serving agenda.
She doesn’t care about victims, the accused, due process, ethical behavior, hard work, integrity, honesty. She is the antithesis of what a good district attorney is.
She doesn’t even know the basics of the law. She just forever damaged a half-dozen cases that are before judges right now. She has destroyed the credibility of her office because a judge called her staff out for not doing their job.

Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Reply to  NFB Harrington
9 days ago

But she’s a woman and a card carrying Democrat… what’s your problem?

JoePesci
JoePesci
9 days ago

Wow. Harrington trying to cancel a judge she disagrees with, and doing so in a Wrong Way.. Can’t wait to see the Mass Board of Bar Overseeers’ Investigative Report on this, after somebody complains to them about Harrington’s latest eff up. It will be a paper tiger of course, but will be worth the read.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
9 days ago

I commend Attorney Sullivan for telling it like it is. Perhaps this will be the crack that opens the dam. We need somebody with Sullivan’s gumption to take it to Harrington in the next election.

Is there such a person on the city side with the gumption and wherewithal to school Tyer. She’s been mayor long enough now to own the crime problem, which btw is worse than ever, in case you haven’t heard, which she campaigned against Bianchi on, and wasn’t it she who claimed she wasn’t going to tolerate the gun play? Actions speak louder than words Linda. When are you going to figure out that throwing money at the problem isn’t, in and of itself, the solution?

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
9 days ago

As come on man! Giver er a break. At least we got bike lanes on “Upstreet” and a new park for the bums to sleep in.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
8 days ago

What does that have to do with the DA?

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
9 days ago

The mayor is beyond caring about what people think. She is stomping through the flower garden with her mud boots picking a few tulips for herself and friends along the way. She has tuned out citizen concerns and is dreaming about the view of the Rocky mountains and listening to John Denver on her stereo system.

Pat
Pat
9 days ago

This is how these far left people operate. They figure they can get away with anything and, sadly, they often do. The media drools over them and allows it to happen because they are all far left Democrats and it’s all good. This is why our country is being destroyed. Good for this lawyer for speaking out. Everyone needs to do this on all of these far left agenda issues including CRT (Critical Race Theory).

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Tell me again Pat why Trump got his Proud Boys all pumped up before he sent them to the Capitol building. Why did he operate like that?

X-Lachs Lounge
X-Lachs Lounge
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

fake info

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  X-Lachs Lounge
9 days ago

Ahem, it is, X-Lachs, unfortunately, oh so true. We all witnessed it on live TV. It was an attempt to keep the election results from being certified by our congress. It couldn’t be clearer. Why the mystery? Why the denial?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  kltpzyxm
9 days ago

Putin taught the Trump team all he knew about mind control and then helped him orchestrate it. There is the simple answer to your mystery.

X-lachs lounge
X-lachs lounge
Reply to  kltpzyxm
8 days ago

The case against those who entered the capitol that day is crumbling. Trespassing is not an insurrection. The only serious crime that day was the murder of Ashli Babbit.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  X-lachs lounge
8 days ago

X-Lachs, it was much more than just trespassing. As we all watched on TV, Trump told his supporters to go to the capital to interfere with the certification of the election results. His supporters then marched to the capital and attempted to do just that. That’s why the members of congress stopped the certification, in order to hide in fear from the protesters.

After the protesters left, the members of congress bravely went ahead and reconvened, and certified the election results.

X-Lachs Lounge
X-Lachs Lounge
Reply to  kltpzyxm
7 days ago

Exactly what did Trump say that caused anything? Your entire premise is based on very fake MSM information.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  X-lachs lounge
8 days ago

UH, what ere those gallows for sir? Why were they screaming “hang Mike Pence?”

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pointstoponder
8 days ago

Trumpers will never answer that question.A well planned scheme to overthrow democracy is not ever going to be admitted. The fascist elite will never admit it over for them if America votes

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

The liberal coup started 2015, by the She-beast Clinton campaign, continues until this very day with help of MSM.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
8 days ago

Not really that well planned though. Cuz it failed and lots of people look really traitorous and foolish. But Putin and Kim Jong loved it.

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

You’re just dumb.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Again, Pat, what is CRT and then, after you describe it based on your own research, not your consumption of right wing media liars and Trump cultists, tell us what critical race theory is. Then you will be in a position to tell us how it is a far left agenda issue that must be spoken out against. I challenge you to read, study and engage in critical thinking and analysis.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
9 days ago

bravo; well spoken.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

Who would we be reading this from because lo and behold the Wuhan leak which all the experts called conspiracy theory and lies is now the most probable cause of this pandemic. Hydrochlorixine has been proven effective in saving lives which of course every paper said was a lie, the list is endless. But don’t worry I am reading and studying crt to form my own opinion….maybe you should try to do the same

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
8 days ago

Already did, fudgebutt

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

Tell me sources so I can see what their studies say

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
8 days ago

I did the same. That’s my point.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

CRT teaches children to hate themselves because of their skin color.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  Acute Angina
8 days ago

AA: That is so over-the-top.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  kltpzyxm
8 days ago

And not true

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Acute Angina
8 days ago

Wrong

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

That is so ignorant.

X-Lachs Lounge
X-Lachs Lounge
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

CRT is a Marxist construct that promotes cultural Marxism. See the Frankfurt School.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

Trumpers can not defendTrump.They can however call Americans communist.That tells all non Trumps they hate because Fox news told them to hate.

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

You always repeat the FOX fascist talking points…Trumpers never fail the wealthy

Namaste
Namaste
9 days ago

Harrington wants to hold defendants prior to trial, relying only on police reports, no live witnesses. Think about it – deprivation of liberty for an indefinite period of time with no cross-exam or substantive due process. There is nothing more draconien and quite surprising for Ms. Progressive. I guess she just puts her finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. But,ok, this is what she wants but she has not trained her troops as to how to prosecute such a dangerousness hearing; therein lies the rub. Judge Tyne or any other respectable impartial judge is not going to do the work for you, Andrea. How pathetic.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Namaste
8 days ago

Deprivation of liberty, I do think about this everyday. Harrington wouldn’t be able to get away with holding defendants indefinitely without a biased accomplice, e.g. Tyne who should have recused herself. A respectable judge would have. A respectable judge with integrity, a judge with a conscience, a judge with a moral compass would have recused herself. Tyne is not this judge. Caught between an over zealous vindictive DA and the equally over zealous vindictive judge is an unenviable place to find yourself, or for someone you love to find themselves. Lying lips are an abomination to the lord…… And no, I will not post the case NUMBERS on here.

Johnny99
Johnny99
9 days ago

Jeepers Wally, maybe if Harrington argued for bail, instead of using dangerous hearings in lieu of bail, this whole embarrASSment could have been avoided. Just saying.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Johnny99
9 days ago

I think you hit the nail on the head, J99. Here is what I think happened. The ADAs suck or at least they are not getting the leadership they need, probably on a regular basis. The judge gave ’em what for and they came back and whined. Harrington never listened to the tapes because she is not very intelligent. A lawyer builds a case. A prosecutor builds an airtight case. She doesn’t go off half cocked without first gathering every bit of the evidence. Because Harrington is both dumb and aggressive she ended up disgracing herself. She used anger and aggression, a rooky mistake in any lawyer but a disastrous one for a leader. She has pretty much shown us this multiple times in the past n blaming others for her mistakes. She’s not even smart enough not to underestimate a judge. I don’t know how much more evidence Berkshire County needs here.

Colonull Defreud
Colonull Defreud
Reply to  LegalEagle
9 days ago

BerkshireCounty is full of narcissists,especially in politics.

Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Chief Hell'n Two Moons
9 days ago

All you need to win an election in this state is a a “D” next to your name on the voter registration and a vagina. You know that’s 100% accurate. Everyone was so up in arms about Trumps mean tweets they instantaneously became oppressed and came out in droves.

Unfortunately, they voted for biological body parts and political affiliation as opposed to actual qualifications.

You all get what you deserve. TYER. HARRINGTON. FARLEY-BOVIER. MOON. LAMPIASI.

5 of the most useless pols ever to grace the halls of this city. I’d throw Caccamo in there because I’m pretty sure he identifies as female. He’s just as useless and AWOL. Ward 3 got shafted right from the bowels of his parents basement

Dell Yeffgfar
Dell Yeffgfar
Reply to  Chief Hell'n Two Moons
9 days ago

Until we get taxpayers to start voting we will have this non stop tax and spend. It has to start somewhere. Let’s get some candidates that are willing . You have to vote them all out including the Mayor. Time for a Town Management type here. Let the troops coming back from overseas take over our police department.

All of this was just a dream,please ignore the blog,thank you.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Dell Yeffgfar
9 days ago

And who are they going to vote for? The large majority of candidates who run for office in Pittsfield were preprogrammed prior to the election. Most of those people on the current council vote as they are instructed by the mayor. Citizen concerns never enter the equation. Thems the facts.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Chief Hell'n Two Moons
8 days ago

Chief I would like to add a qualifier to your statement if I may. These woman, did not get elected for any talent or special qualifications they may have had for governing, or making anyones life better. They were simply recognized, BY MEN, as puppet material. They were promoted, financed and guided by powerful men into their respective positions. These men are still reaping the benefits while not actually having their own names put to shame for the foolish and immoral acts of governance.

And everyone one of them does look the fool as well as the tool. How embarrassing is that girls?

Duty of Care
Duty of Care
9 days ago

ROBERT CAPELESS offered up the truth, as best he could – all while abiding his oath. He said…. silently – using only his fountain pen; as he looked at me with CONVICTION … he said ~

1 1 1

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Duty of Care
8 days ago

Great opening prose…Makes me want to read more!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
9 days ago

I don’t know this Sullivan, esq. He looks young and in the wilderness as he is not part of the Cohen/Cain Hibberd or other law firm Cabal of the suits.
I can only expect someone put him up to this or maybe he has aspirations, and he is being used as a wedge for the next election.
The problem with the DA, apart from the fact that she doesn’t know how to practice law, is that she is fundamentally dishonest and underhanded. Anyone who knows her knows this, along with her being hot heated.
I alway think when I see the crazy stuff around Pittsfield that the people involved must be dumb or dishonest, many times both, as in this case.
It’s depressing along with the Berkshire Arc thing that the MA Democrats milk the poor to their advantage some crooked tele-evangelists

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Burke wrote a good piece, it’s easier to see the whole picture than from Sullivan’s letter/email. I understand now from her article the points above about bail – if they’d had bail no problem — probably. How shady that Harrington is blaming the judge for the outcome of Harrington’s own policy.
I am not surprised. I think we need some actual lawyers in that office.

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MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Kermit Frog
9 days ago

They need trained ADAs in that office with supervisors with real experience, not just political hacks. Some of the ADAs (including Joe Yorlano and Karen Bell) are fine, well-experienced lawyers with excellent trial skills. But two good ADAs do not an office make. I hope the cocktail party swells are happy with the role they played in electing the least experienced and most dishonest attorney they could find. I don’t care how many frickkin’ backpacks and story hours she and her staff put together. It’s first and foremost a law office, at one time the best in the county. I’d like to see Harrington try a case–any case–and win.

The liberal elites blew it when they chose her over Caccaviello. What a bunch of fools the voters are–too much TV and too little real-world experience. The problem is that we all are suffering because of her ineptitude. Harrington MUST resign and take Dohoney with her.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

Harrington lost another case when she tried to have the judge removed from office. Pathetic. No one with a thread of common sense should have voted Harrington in as D.A.

Bethany
Bethany
9 days ago

WHAT IS A RAINBOW – A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the Sun.

WHAT IS COLOR – Color is an appearance, semblance, or simulacrum, as distinguished from that which Is real. A prima facie or apparent right. Hence, a deceptive appearance; a plausible, assumed exterior, concealing a lack of reality ; a disguise or pretext.

Bethany
Bethany
Reply to  Bethany
9 days ago

Consciousness/ Light
Racism / Prism

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Bethany
8 days ago

A rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise to never again destroy the earth via flood.
A symbol hijacked by the LBTQ crowd.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
9 days ago

So is the eagle going to publish letters to the editor defending Harrington when they know they’re being cooked up? Or is integrity too much to ask for? It’s one thing during campaign season but when it’s an issue like this and you know they’re not being written by the signers it’s time to call BS.

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  LegalEagle
9 days ago

i honestly believe they knowingly do this all the time. Would not be surprised to find out they help write the bogus letters to the editor themselves.
By the way. How long has Tyer been mayor and in all that time, have your read one little criticism in the Eagle about her? 4th estate my ass!

Ineffective Assistance of Council
Ineffective Assistance of Council
9 days ago

Looking for the Berkshire DA’s Office, social media policy – if anyone knows it please provide details.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace

Be prepared to be blocked if you say anything honest about her corrupt and ineffectual tenure. And she has plans to run again!

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
9 days ago

I would like to know if DA Harrington is not prosecuting “low level crimes” like her self described mentor DA Rollins? These include shoplifting and larceny under $250, receiving stolen property, threats, destruction of property, drug possession with intent to distribute. Can anyone get a yes or no? Here is the list https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

EAT CAKE !
EAT CAKE !
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

I don’t blame Andrea this was an issue before she was born – but she didn’t fix flawed convictions, that is what I hold her to, her own word.

InsideHer
InsideHer
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 days ago

It seems that is contrary to the law. She is not allowed to block or delete comments of the public on a government run account.
She doesn’t know the basics of the law at all

Mad As Hell
Mad As Hell
9 days ago

My sister was a victim of a sexual assault. She got a rape kit done, she spoke to the police, she is willing to testify against the men that assaulted her.
The DA’s office has been in contact with her but they have provided zero support and make her question going forward to trial.
The so called victim’s advocate couldn’t even remember her name or case.
They called her to provide a victim’s statement during covid. The ADA started reading off her name, then read her someone else’s ssn, then when they tried to confirm the date of the assault and basic info, it was all wrong.
That’s not some old software or a glitch, that’s just bad data entry.
She asked if there was counseling or support services available from DA’s office. They said they were starting a new program but that was two years ago. Recently she talked to them again, because cases are starting to move in the courts, they “misplaced” her file or a big part of it so she had to go through it all again. This time she asked again for mental health support. Two weeks later she got a little handout about drug diversion programs.
My sister has NEVER done drugs, she was raped by an guy she sort of knew and his friend.

If there is anyone screwing up and jeopardizing cases it’s Harrington and her incompetent staff. When my sister asked to be assigned to someone else, she was told they were short staffed and this was the best she was going to get.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mad As Hell
8 days ago

MiaWallace’s comment about the elite screwing up – well yes this horrible outcome for victims is the result.

I hope some of the ‘elite’ people read your post and really evaluate what they are trying to achieve in Berkshire Co.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad As Hell
8 days ago

Isupported Harrington and she has proved beyond a doubt shes NOT qualified to represent victims or simply run the DAs office.She had her chance and messed it up.People want stability in goverment.Change cant happen inside of incompetence.

Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Chief Hell'n Two Moons
Reply to  The school committee
8 days ago

I’m curious as to what convinced you to vote for her. Anyone who paid actual attention during the campaigns and debates would notice how incompetent she is.

Clearly some people simply wanted a female and “progressive” proving my point that they vote blindly

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  The school committee
8 days ago

There are probably many more like you. She could be majorly embarrassed at the polls if she is foolish enough to stick her neck out. Many Pittsfield politicians seem to come from some hidden clown farm on the outskirts of the city.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Annalprobe
8 days ago

I think reasonable people were sick of the stores from or about the Capeless office, shifty evidence handling etc. There was smoke and fire in those stories and that is why Harrington’s message won. But she is just as bad apparently, maybe worse.
The problem around here is that it’s so corrupt that without the US Justice Dept. putting 10-15 people in prison for racketeering not much is going to improve. There is too much incentive to talk out of two sides of your mouth. There are smart private lawyers who milk the system here and who are pretty base and they swan around talking progressive nonsense. The ADAs make very little money, not running around at galas and must really do the job for the job. I hope things get better but don’t expect it to.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Kermit Frog
8 days ago

Let’s hear one piece of evidence of “shifty evidence” or shut the f up.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Aerin
7 days ago

My dear lady you protest too much. You would be in denial not to think that the Cameron or Baran cases wouldn’t put a thumb on the justice meter of the average To Kill a Mockingbird (and faithful recycling) Berkshire Co resident.
Whether those things are right or wrong, what I am talking about is voter perception. Paul’s supporters never saw that he was being played by ‘justice’ perceptions. Maybe that is to his credit.
The blood feud between Harrington’s people and Paul’s people has zero to do with me. I am just pointing out that Harrington channeled the zeitgeist, and Paul’s people didn’t know what hit them.
If you want to talk ‘sycophant’ though, surely the sycophants are the voters more angry that someone might collaborate with Baker, than think about the quality of the candidate. So many, many people just milking the Democratic machine trough and getting played at every term. Voters maybe aren’t good learning machines?
If you want to jump around like Yosemite Sam in a rage just think of Squeaky letting you know ‘Yo, hate the game not the playa.’
(Also, if Paul’s people still don’t understand why he wasn’t elected – there is a lot of marijuana money around. Follow the money, maybe ask for a map if still confused)

Harrington is Corrupt
Harrington is Corrupt
Reply to  Kermit Frog
7 days ago

Completely bogus. This is again a narrative put forth by Harrington during the campaign. Ever notice that when bad stuff comes out about Harrington her sycophants flood the papers and Facebook and the board with made up accusations and lies. It’s all they know how to do.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

Yet you vote for all the Democrats…TDS is of your meds again

The Clapp
The Clapp
9 days ago

The hundreds of thousands they spent on clapp park, all for nothing.

The splash pad doesn’t work, the toilets are clogged and don’t flush right. You flush the toilet, it bubbles up into the sinks.

Great job parks department. You suck!

One of the Dpw guys said it might take weeks to repair because they think there’s a broken pipe under the pad.

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The Clapp
8 days ago

But at least Pittsfield is vibrant, dynamic, and now inclusive.

The splash pads might not work, but city hall has a rainbow flag hanging from it.

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

And this subject would be ripe for a real newspaper. They would name the company. They would name which city officials signed off on the contract. They would detail how they got the bid and who else was competing, assuming Pittsfield even does bidding anymore. They would detail who is looking into it and what they plan to do about it. Once again, …..4th estate my ass!

But if this was one of those make work/spend bucks/kickback deals the real story will never see the light of day.
Reason 494 for a forensic audit. Will Elizabeth Warren please come to Pittsfield and get the ball rolling on this?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  The Clapp
8 days ago

Didn’t the Clapp Park splash pad fail to open the first year it was completed because of some problem? And didn’t parents have to resort to self-help in removing a city erected fence that blocked entry into the playground/splash pad area at the $4 million plus Common? But on a positive note tyer and her booty bumping super spreader twerkers didn’t let the pandemic non-cavorting rules stop them from frolicking in the parks and raising the queer flag over city hall.

The Downtown Umbrella Guy
The Downtown Umbrella Guy
Reply to  The Clapp
8 days ago

Isn’t it amazing how a city this size can just screw up, over and over and over. Like I’m not even mad at their ineptitude anymore, its just funny at this point. They fumble EVERYTHING and either play dumb or ignore you.

All those 411 Info gossip groups are absolutely FILLED with our elected officials and Mayor’s office employees. They see what is posted but only speak up to give empty gestures on small issues.

I think its time for me to stop waving a cross at the post office, whistling and writing ‘jesus saves’ in dust on downtown windows.

Downtown Umbrella Guy for At-Large Counselor.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella Guy
8 days ago

I swear…I would vote for him in a second. I guarantee he has more intelligence that any of those in the council chambers or corner office. And in many instances..More sanity!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  The Clapp
8 days ago

90 degree weather and the brand new splash pad is broken? Toilets broken? Sounds like Pittsfield got hosed on this project. Who was the contractor? Where’s Deanna Ruffer, queen of community development? What is Parks & Rec department doing to get this fixed? How is the contractor politically connected to the Tyer admin?

I’m still shocked over the mess made of downtown Pittsfield. First the parking kiosks Linda installed, now the crazy traffic patterns – you people should turn out in droves to the CC meetings and demand this stuff gets rectified!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
8 days ago

How has the revenue been at our parking kiosks? Isn’t the money supposed to be used to keep the McKay st garage in good order?

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
8 days ago

If Attorney Sullivan promises to raise his right hand and place his other on the bible he’s got my vote.

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
8 days ago

Our mayor and city council did that and it looks like they may have had their fingers crossed behind their backs. Cuz they don’t seem to have a clue as to what that oath means.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
7 days ago

You can’t do that anymore in MA, you must put your hand on all the progressive books, CRT, 1619, how to destroy democracy…

Chrisley
Chrisley
8 days ago

I sent Judy Knight my emails & she didn’t step up either, for the record.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Chrisley
8 days ago

I’m not trying to dampen your quest, but pretty much every attorney (civil/criminal) that I know, is not going to work your case for free.

I’m sure if you meet Judith Knights fee, she’ll take your case.

Chrisley
Chrisley
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
8 days ago

Not giving a dime to any attorney. I already won my case. I got a dismissal from Judge Tyne.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

The Lovely Linda offered to pay with Kapanski Ka$h the rent for one year for each the 5 families living in Springside Park IF they can find themselves respective apartments to live in.

Springside Park Inhabitants Say Pittsfield Has Renewed Removal Efforts | WAMC

I have an idea, Lovely Linda. Why don’t you offer each of these homeless families a respective room in your nearly $1 million home in your gated community neighborhood that is very close to the Pittsfield/Hancock border that you and your millionaire Accountant husband Barry Clairmont live in while they search with little to no success to find apartments? I understand that you and Barry only like to live with fellow millionaires so you wont follow up on my suggestion on taking in Pittsfield’s homeless families living in Springside Park other than making empty promises to them.

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

She gave her buddies at Milltown big tax cuts for their many many apartment construction and renovations. So perhaps they could help her out as a thank you. No one has more apartments than they do or benefited more from other taxpayers subsidies.

And if you do this what do you tell the other homeless families? Are some homeless families more deserving than others? What precedent does this set?

Hi Smapperel
Hi Smapperel
Reply to  Annalprobe
8 days ago

What the D A tried to do to Judge Tyne is criminal in my opinion. And I agree with the statement very very dangerous also. Even Judges in the wild west were never shook down like this. It is just as bad as a public linching.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

I guess your love affair with Linda is officially over. Or just checking which way the wind is blowing?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
8 days ago

I was never romantically involved with the Lovely Linda Tyer, Mr. Fritz. While she is cute and adorable, I wish her a good life with Barry Clairmont. There are leadership qualities and values that she represents that I still support. I do NOT agree with all of her Mayoral Administration’s decisions. She inherited a mess. Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Pittsfield politics has had serious and severe systemic problems long before she arrived on the scene. She is still carrying on “business as usual in Pittsfield politics”, which is unfortunate for the people and taxpayers who live in the heart of the Berkshires’ Shire City.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

You lost me at Cute and Adorable….Really???

The school committee
The school committee
8 days ago

Trumpers return to power in 51 days.Ex prez Trump will be installed before August

Annalprobe
Annalprobe
Reply to  The school committee
8 days ago

and will the groveling, ass sniffing Mike Pence be there to keep the sycophant religious right marching the blind line? Cuz that is the ONLY reason Pence was ever considered useful to the team.

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

LOLOL. You poor soul!

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

Very Fake News

InsideHer
InsideHer
8 days ago

PITTSFIELD — Members of the legal community on Wednesday decried as “dangerous” and “stunning” District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s failed attempt to have a district court judge removed from the bench over a series of rulings unfavorable to prosecutors.

Dangerous and stupid

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  InsideHer
8 days ago

The moral of this story is, if you are going to kill the king you better not miss. There is nothing wrong per se with taking issue with a judge’s decision or their treatment of attorneys. But you goddamn better have the evidence and Harrington’s failure is major miss. Judge Tyne was trained as a prosecutor in the DA’s office. She knows what is expected when attorneys come to court. The ADAs are not prepared and are woefully ineffective because they have no leadership. That is because of Harrington and Dahoney. This is clear as a bell to everyone in the legal community not just those quoted in the article. And before Harrington goes further off base on her “the Eagle hates me” campaign she should realize they love her. Her continual mistakes are priceless to them.

Parred Masonsson
Parred Masonsson
Reply to  LegalEagle
8 days ago

She needs to stop being a bureaucratic liberal dictator and do what she was voted to do…PROSCUTE.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  InsideHer
8 days ago

And now they are trying to oust her

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

Hello Patrick Fennell,

The news this morning [June 10th, 2021] about U.S. inflation is that core inflation had its biggest increase since 1992, and overall inflation had its biggest increase since 2008. Inflation is worse than any tax on American consumers. The average American saver is losing their money to rising inflation unless they are willing to risk it in the roller coaster stock market, which is predicted to tank over the next year or two. We are in a K-shaped recovery/recession where only the corporate and ruling elites are on top, while everyone else is losing ground. If the economy tanks soon, then things will only get worse for the working class.

What did you think about yesterday’s vote on Beacon Hill to advance the Millionaires surtax that will kill small business in Massachusetts? How did the Berkshire delegation – Chrome Dome: Adam Hinds, Trippy Country Buffet: Tricia Farley Bouvier, Paul Marx: Paul Mark, the Mayor: John Barrett III, and Smitty Pignatelli – vote on the Millionaires tax yesterday? I assume they all voted for it, but I don’t know for sure. When Beacon Hill lawmakers vote to raise state government taxes, I believe that they should first vote to cut their own public pay and perks by at least 50 percent to lead by example. What a double standard that Beacon Hill lawmakers vote themselves huge legislative pay raises and accept up to 3 legislative pay raises every two years, while they also vote to increase state taxes on everyone else.

Lastly, I agree with you that there are people telling Joe Biden what to say during his week-long tour of Europe. I wonder how his meeting with Putin will go next Thursday, June 16th, 2021? Also, I always wondered why the U.S. Government criticizes foreign leaders such as Putin, while they are friendly with similar foreign leaders when it is in our national and economic interests? Again, it is always a double standard!

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

Taxing the rich is a bad idea. They erned that money fare and square. If you surtax the millionares then that cash won’t trickel down to the middle class. Biden does not have the pull with Putin that Trump had. At least Putin was receptive to the Trump gosple when Trump gave Putin the benifit of the doubt.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Tony Clifton
8 days ago

Putin was so receptive that he helped Donald win an election. They had brotherly bond which continues to this day.

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Fizzlehead
8 days ago

And why not? World leaders help each other all the time. Do you want him with ya or agin ya?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

Here’s the double standard – when you voted for Biden yet whine about rising inflation!
He supports, along with your Hilary Clinton, an America Last program!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
8 days ago

I see your point, Mr. Fritz, about how I voted for Joe Biden but I still complain about his presidential administration, along with his troubled son Hunter Biden. Donald Trump and his Republican Party are mostly still spreading the BIG LIE that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Liz Cheney received retribution from her own Republican Party for telling the truth that the aforementioned election was NOT stolen. Yet another double standard in big government!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
7 days ago

Careful about what you say before the audits are done….strange things are being said…kind of makes you wonder about all past elections and how states run them…time for in person only and id’s…counts go up immediately on the city’s web page…certain people in Pittsfield use to guarantee 1000 votes if you got their blessings….always made me wonder about the election roles in Pittsfield and how many dead people voted

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

China owns the Bidens along with the majority of the rest of the liberals.

None of them care about American citizens, they pretend too, if they need a vote or pushing/cramming their agendas through.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

I think Harrington is correct about Tyne. Do you remember the guy who was drunk, shooting a gun from his car window on the West side, tried to evade police and then ran his truck into the St. Joe fence? They found the gun on his front seat. Tyne ruled he wasn’t dangerous and didn’t hold him. If he isn’t a danger, who is?

There are many examples of Tyne’s reckless “judgement”. She is a danger to this community.

Expert
Expert
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Nice try but a lie. The point was the DA should have asked for high BAIL.

Here are his initial charges, Harrington screwed up. The ADA on the case was unprepared, couldn’t string three sentences together, expected the judge to hold, but the ADA didn’t even make the minimum case for why.
Just because you are charged with a crime, and it can be NUMEROUS bad HEINOUS crimes, doesn’t not mean you are guilty. The burden is still on the prosecution to make the case for being bound over for trial with no bail.
Even looking at the charges in totality, that’s not a dangerousness hold. If so EVERY drunk driver or everyone that discharges or possesses a firearm illegally is immediately dangerous.
Since you don’t know anything about the law, dangerousness hearings are typically reserved for people who are direct and imminent threats against another person. Even then the request can’t come unsigned on a scrap of paper.

M.G.L. Chp. 89 Sec. 4A Marked Lanes Violation
· M.G.L. Chp. 89 Sec. 9 Failure to Stop at a Red Light.
· M.G.L. Chp. 90 Sec. 16 Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle
· M.G.L. Chp. 90 Sec. 24J Operation Under the Influence of Liquor
· M.G.L. Chp. 90 Sec. 24E Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
· M.G.L. Chp. 90 Sec. 25D Failure to Stop for Police
· M.G.L. Chp. 269 Sec. 10J Possesion of Firearm without a License
· M.G.L. Chp. 269 Sec. 12E Discharge of a firearm within 500 Ft. of a Building
Now look at what the outcome of the case was, go ahead I dare you.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

The best thing to happen to Harrington is Covid. It has hidden from the at large public the total buffoonery judges have had to endure from her office. Keep slinging the mud at everyone but DA Harrington who couldn’t prove or manage her way out of a bag. She seems to think being DA gives some sort of legitimacy and power. It does not. She has to earn it but she can’t because she is not qualified for the job. Even after all this time she still has no idea how anything works, whether it is how to deal with judges or how to manage people. She has exhibited no humility or willingness to learn. But do look for her to start blaming even more people. I guarantee it will be her only defense.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Didn’t he have friends in high places?

Water cooler
Water cooler
8 days ago

Harrington has been on the phone today and sending emails.
Andy said that if people clicked on links other than the ones about her, it will push her stories off the page.
Calls were placed to the BE to get the story moved off the front page of the website.
Evidently someone complied, the top story jumped to something about a picture and the second story about the legal community laughing at Harrington is slowly fading.

GOAT
GOAT
8 days ago

Impeachment

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  GOAT
8 days ago

What would be the mechanism for that, a petition?

GOAT
GOAT
Reply to  Aerin
8 days ago

A sworn affidavit charging the DA with one or more grounds for removal, filed with the clerk of Superior Court.

Nipples Harrington
Nipples Harrington
Reply to  Aerin
7 days ago

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