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CORRECTING AN INJUSTICE: COSBY GOT OUT BECAUSE OF PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 7, 2021) — Phylicia Rashad, Bill Cosby’s TV wife from years back, whacked the hornet’s nest with a bludgeon when she defended a court ruling that freed the comedian from a Pennsylvania prison, where he was serving a 3- to 10-year sentence for sexual misconduct. He had served more than two years.

Rashad praised the correction of a “miscarriage of justice.” The #MeToo movement and and assortment of woke-sters howled in outrage.

Fact is, a huge prosecutorial error ignored the law and unjustly sent Cosby packing to the stripey hole.

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When Andrea Constand took her case to police long after she alleged Cosby drugged and raped her, the prosecutor told her she didn’t have a chance in criminal court owing mainly to a complete lack of physical evidence. That’s how our the court system works when it’s on the level. Overly ambitious prosecutors notwithstanding, cases need more than someone’s claim. The case  boiled down to he said-she said.

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The prosecutor in the original case told Constand a criminal indictment would offer Cosby Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. He advised her to take up the case in civil court, where Cosby would have to testify.

During the civil action, prosecutors agreed to seal the testimony and offered Cosby immunity from prosecution. Cosby reached an out-of-court settlement with Constand. Again, she gave consent. Case closed. …

… until years later, when a new prosecutor saw a chance for national publicity given #MeToo plus Cosby’s name and fame.

He reopened the case, breaking the agreement the state made with Cosby when he testified in the civil case.

By then, the witch-hunt hysteria of #MeToo was in full swing, bringing an onslaught against rich, male celebrities — Sen. Al Franken, radio host Garrison Keillor, comic Louis CK, and a long line of others. Rational adjudication having been rendered impossible, all were considered guilty without trial.

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For young people, sexual relationships have never been more confusing. What is consent? When is consent not consent?

From usi.edu:

Consent is a clear, knowing and voluntary agreement to participate in a given activity.Consent is active, not passive; silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent.

From www.wooster.edu:

In situations where force is used, or an individual is incapacitated, a sexual interaction is not consensual.

Since different people may experience the same interactions differently, each party is responsible for making sure that partners have provided ongoing, clear consent to engaging in any sexual activity or contact.

A person may withdraw consent at any time during sexual activity or contact through words or actions. If that happens, the other party must immediately cease the activity or contact.

Silence or the absence of resistance alone does not constitute consent. An individual is not required to resist or say “no” for an offense to be proven.

Consent to some forms of sexual activity (e.g., kissing, fondling, etc.) should not be construed as consent for other kinds of sexual activities (e.g., intercourse).

Being or having been in a dating relationship with the other party does not mean that consent for sexual activity exists.

Previous consent to sexual activity does not imply consent to sexual activity in the future.

To legally give consent, an individual must be at least 18 years old.

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Cosby maintained his innocence in a weekend statement on Twitter: “In response to the rhetoric that the media keeps pushing, [I]  never admitted in [my] deposition testimony, or anywhere else, to nonconsensual sexual contact with any woman and/or the drugging of anyone — [I have] never admitted to spiking drinks, as the media would like you to believe.

“Mainstream media has irresponsibly, egregiously and inexcusably misled the public with out of context coverage regarding [my] deposition testimony. This shall serve as a grave reminder of the consequences that come with lying to the American people to satisfy an agenda,” Cosby.

The comic ended his Tweet by quoting Malcolm X: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

Frozen food for thought.

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“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Nipple Harrington
Nipple Harrington
2 months ago

This is why someone like Andrea Nipples Harrington is so dangerous. She will put personal political gain and her ambition above the law. She doesn’t care about victims or the law, she is only about scratching and clawing her way to a position she has no business occupying.
She is a fraud. She’s lied about her experience, she’s lied about her ability, and we are seeing the fallout from that now.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Bill Clinton, who was convicted of 2 felonies (Perjury & Suborning Perjury), has 26 entries in the late Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet logs. Bill Clinton denied doing anything illegal during his flights and vacations with Jeffrey Epstein, but we have heard Bill Clinton falsely deny his sexual misconduct allegations many times before. There are many other men who spent time with Jeffrey Epstein. Ghislaine Maxwell sits in a federal prison cell in Brooklyn, NYC, while Bill Cosby walks free despite having 60 women making similar claims of being sexually assaulted and/or raped by Bill Cosby. Ghislaine Maxwell could spill the beans on the rich and powerful men who associated with Jeffrey Epstein, including former U.S. President and twice convicted Felon Bill Clinton. Will she produce evidence such as financial documents and/or visual and/or audio evidence against the aforementioned rich and powerful men who are associated with Jeffrey Epstein? If so, will her evidence and testimony be admissible in federal court? If not, will her word be she said versus he said many times over? Will Ghislaine Maxwell be the only woman to pay for Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sexual crimes against teenage women minors under the age of consent and/or the alleged sex trafficking crimes? Or, will Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and other rich and powerful men pay, too? Let us not forget that Martha Stewart went to federal prison for insider trading, but the rich and powerful Wall Street Investment Bankers who nearly destroyed the U.S. economy if not for trillions of dollars in federal bailouts in 2008 and 2009 faced no charges whatsoever. In fact, Wall Street Investment Bankers were rewarding for their alleged financial crimes and mismanagement. When billionaire Robert Kraft, who owns the New England Patriots, among two dozen other men, allegedly paid women sex workers in Florida for sex, only the women sex workers faced charges and paid fines while the men walked free after allegedly receiving “Happy Endings” from the women sex workers. In Pittsfield, there was the infamous persecution of the now late Bernard Baran, who was a young gay man in the mid-1980s, by the city’s “Good Catholic Boys” civic leaders who ran the local county/state court system, and who either allegedly led double lives as alleged closeted homosexual men or at the least knew about each other’s alleged sexual deviancy, that included the late Berkshire D.A. Anthony Ruberto (brother of snake oil salesman Jimmy Ruberto), Prosecutors Daniel Ford, who became a Massachusetts Judge, and the late Gerry Downing, who became a Berkshire D.A. (who withheld exculpatory evidence which were audio tape recordings of the young children that proved Baran’s innocence of the sex crime charges against the aforementioned young children through his – Gerry Downing’s – death of a heart attack in late-2003 while Baran was repeatedly beaten and raped in Massachusetts state prison), Berkshire D.A. David Capeless who sat on the withheld audio tape recordings for several years before finally releasing the said tapes to the Massachusetts Appeals Court that led to Baran’s release from state prison after over two decades of his – Baran’s – brutal incarceration, the late Berkshire Sheriff Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr., and Berkshire Superior Court Chief Probation Clifford J. Nilan. The late Bernard Baran paid, while the late Anthony Ruberto, Daniel Ford, the late Gerry Downing, David Capeless, the late Carmen Massimiano, Jr., and Cliff Nilan never paid for their alleged double lives and/or close knit network. Then just last year of 2020, the Boston-based Massachusetts State Democratic Party ran a sleazy homophobic smear campaign against Alex Morse, who challenged K Street’s favorite PAC Man Richie Neal in the Democratic primary election. In 2021, all of the Boston-based state Democratic Party Officials are still in their seats, PAC Man Richie Neal is serving his “1,000th term” in the Swamp, and Alex Morse received no apologies from anyone involved in the dirty political hit job against him, which means no one paid and they are all still in power one year later. In closing, we live in a country of double standards that favors rich and powerful men from Pittsfield to Boston to the Swamp and beyond instead of a country that is based on the rule of law.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

What point are you attempting to make? The Democrats that run Pittsfield are corrupt and unethical? Or Bill Clinton is a sleazy used car salesman that you voted twice for? This column is a great teaching moment for all, be careful on who you piss off because the rule of law is gone. It is all based on emotions!! If I have anything to add be careful everyone because you could be next and not even know it!

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
2 months ago

Melle is trying to make the point that he can get himself sued for slander. Sadly, no one cares about him.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  LegalEagle
2 months ago

What about all of the vicious slanderous rumors the Good Old Boys spread about me over the years of my adult life all over my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts? Can I counter-sue these same vile Pittsfield political insiders who have ruined my good name and reputation? I cannot write any more about it here because blogger Dan Valenti told me not to write about it anymore on his awesome blog, Planet Valenti.

Gets Old, Ya know
Gets Old, Ya know
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Write something fresh ffs. Please stop. File suit if you want what they have.

Abby Soloex
Abby Soloex
Reply to  Gets Old, Ya know
2 months ago

You can always piss on Carms grave.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Don’t be silly. You’re doing a stellar job ruining your name and rep here all by your lonesome.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Can’t you write about on your blog? Not sure the amount of posters there , but imagine there are some?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  LegalEagle
2 months ago

but you all read his postings. and he uses his name which none of you cowards have the balls to do. he doesn’t fear the imaginary gobsigs like all of you do.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Thomas More
2 months ago

I know personally of some people who have suffered the consequences of employment issues,business issues and personal friendship issues because of imaginary payback of having different views. When you don’t have to worry about those things, or are on the same page as the cancel culture you can use your name without fear of retribution. It’s easy to put your nuts out there when you have nothing to lose now a days.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
2 months ago

While were on the Clinton topic…….

The President of Haiti was assassinated .

Didn’t the Clintons Crime Cartel swindle Haiti out of earthquake relief funds?

More/another “Arkancide”?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

The moral of Clinton story: Is don’t get close to the Clintons, you will kill yourself!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me, Trapper. Some articles I’ve read said that Moise was investigating the Clinton Foundation. Not sure how true that is.

For those not familiar with the Clintons’ rape of Haiti, here’s some background info;

https://www.americanlibertyemail.com/articles/the-clintons-and-haiti-whats-the-real-story/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Its not true…you .read it on the internet…I love how you’re.not sure

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
2 months ago

The comic ended his Tweet by quoting Malcolm X: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

This Malcolm quote flashes my mind immediately to Hannity and Tucker Carlson of Fox news. Which, as much as it attempts to disassociate itself, IS MEDIA.

E Leventhow
E Leventhow
Reply to  Pointstoponder
2 months ago

Verizon has over eleven thousand of these Towers in the U S you think they’re going to take this one down? The City dropped the ball on this one. Remember that at election time.

Tower of Power
Tower of Power
Reply to  E Leventhow
2 months ago

The city didn’t drop the ball, there was nothing for them to do. It’s a permitted use.
It’s 1.6% the allowable radiation, the FCC and the Telecom Act prohibits interference by local permitting authorities when it comes to FCC safety regulations.
The only thing these people suffer from is mental illness.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Tower of Power
2 months ago

Except when you live in Lenox, and then ots NIMBY Karen Power!!

The school committee
The school committee
2 months ago

Never forget the Republican Trump insurection of 1/6/2021.This republican party has destroyed the America that fought fascism in WW2.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

The bottle in front of you, ain’t helping TSC.

Time for you to get a frontal lobotomy

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

I think he already had one.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

Sounds like that eviction notice to the Donald for non payment of rent inside your head went no where? Donald must owe you thousands in back rent?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

It Was a Set-Up: Both DC Mayor Bowser and Nancy Pelosi Turned Down National Guard on Jan. 6 – Chris Wray Refused to Tell Trump Admin “There Could be Situation” By Jim Hoft
Published July 8, 2021 at 3:32pm

Kash Patel, the Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, joined The Epoch Times for an interview recently on the security planning and protests on Jan. 6 at the US Capitol in Washington DC.
During his interview, Kash admitted that Mayor Muriel Bowser turned down thousands of National Guard troops at the Capitol on January 6 for political reasons.

Chris Wray’s FBI also refused to notify the Trump administration and his cabinet secretaries that they believed there could be a situation like the mass protests at the Capitol that took place.
Nancy Pelosi also refused the National Guard at the US Capitol due to politics.

What did Wray, Bowser and Pelosi know — And when did they know it?
And now we know that Chris Wray’s FBI infiltrated the Trump rally and caused violence and mayhem at the US Capitol.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/set-dc-mayor-bowser-nancy-pelosi-turned-national-guard-jan-6-chris-wray-refused-tell-trump-admin-situation/

The school committee
The school committee
2 months ago

When will the public know the truth on the lie of Trumps defeat.When will we stop the radical white supremist from the lies of history.When will white Fox brainwashed shutins stop lying.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

The lie is, Biden won with 80 million votes.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

The cheat is Trump got 73 mil up from 62 million….a base approval of 42 %….Trump cheated and he still wasnt close

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

The fraud was massive and perpetrated by liberals. The RINOs who never liked Trump as he was draining their swamp, went along with the swindle.

The liberals are doing their best to bury the audit in Arizona. A senator in PA is pushing for one there. The stuff that went on in GA was on videotape for all to see.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

God help us.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

55 COURTS SAID….present your evidence of a stolen election and nothing was presented….

Last edited 2 months ago by The school committee
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

Audits from critical States are coming in TSC. It don’t look good for D-rats in AZ. PA is initiating an audit soon.

What happens when POTUS Trump does have 270 proven electorial votes TSC?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

There coming to take me away ha ha hee hee Ho ho

Outfox
Outfox
2 months ago

Wondering what the timeline is at the DA’s office for issuing an apology to the community for the torture of Bernie Baran.

Too Late To Poligize
Too Late To Poligize
Reply to  Outfox
2 months ago

Salt to willful injustice

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Outfox
2 months ago

Yah, uh, we don’t do that in Pittsfield. We have a no fault policy for some folk.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
2 months ago

I’m bumping up this post by Legal Expert since it is highly relevant to prosecutorial misconduct and may be have been missed. Obviously, voters missed the letter cited.

Reply to 
Markus Aurelius
 10 hours ago
She was a minor research assistant on a few cases. She was not a lead attorney nor was she even a chaired attorney. Typically names on briefs are listed in order of importance to the case, her name was always last. More telling is that in NONE of the transcripts of the cases does she present arguments to the courts. However there is a letter of censure related to her participation, meaning she, in her wrong way sort of way, did untold damage to a case because of mishandling of evidence, in this case she presented letters that were not admissible into evidence and not properly submitted.
To the editor:
During the debates of the candidates for Berkshire district attorney, Andrea Harrington keeps mentioning her death penalty cases of 12 years ago in Florida and not much since.
My curiosity prevailed so I decided to look into this matter a bit. It seemed to me to be odd that she says she was reversing death penalty cases.
From what I found out, Andrea Harrington had an entry level job, straight out of law school for about a year and a half with a firm that attempted these reversals. She was never a lead attorney, and on every brief hers was the last name mentioned on the brief which, by no means, equals her portrayal of her experience when she is campaigning.
After my research I came away realizing that not only is she inflating her experience way beyond what it is. We need an honest district attorney who tells the truth.
Harrington supporters, find out the truth about all the candidates before you vote. I think you will be surprised at what you find and don’t find regarding Andrea Harrington.
John H. Hart,

J2S
J2S
Reply to  LegalEagle
2 months ago

She was in the right place at the right time with the political winds shifting towards our entire justice system needing a complete overhaul. I’m wondering with the political winds shifting once again because all kinds of crimes skyrocketing, will she try the approach tougher on crime stance?

Last edited 2 months ago by J2S
LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  J2S
2 months ago

The Philly DA got re-elected with a main goal of releasing criminals.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  LegalEagle
2 months ago

Yeah, I forgot about that. Looks like my post just went up in flames. Hopefully those around here in the Berkshire’s who thought it a good idea too DFP & let criminals off the hook for the little crimes ,so the criminals could go on to bigger and better ones have changed their minds.

Nut
Nut
2 months ago

Every prosecutor who works the current legal system is guilty of witchcraft. This truth is easy to demonstrate and all that’s required is that the one who doubts or questions this truth have the ability to listen and accept basics.

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

Just look at the Moors situation as an example. The Moors claim that they are not US citizens, and so, claims of jurisdiction are challenged on that basis. In response, the prosecution counters and says, if their “person” is in the US, then on that basis jurisdiction is clearly established. And that passes for lawful due process? What’s a person? Are the Moors on the receiving end of arbitrary claims and definitions? It appears so. And if jurisdiction is established arbitrarily, then why the need to mention the term person? If due process is denied via arbitrary conditions, then just throw them in the cage, for however long you like. Why parade them out into the court when you know full well that attention is being drawn to the unlawful proceedings. It all smacks of psyop, fakery. Maybe the message, is, don’t challenge us, because, we’re in charge, because, we said so.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

The mothers and fathers arrested 1/6/2021 have been denied due process and bail. Six months and counting.

Meanwhile, if you loot, burn, riot……..Kamala will come to bail you out.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Bam!
Trump just filed a lawsuit against Big Tech and their CEOs for unconstitutionally banning him.
Grand slam!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

But China invested billions upon billions of dollars into Big Tech, which is heavily invested in China. If Trump wins, will he own China?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

China already owns Joe and Hunter.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Hunter Biden loves to do business in China, as well as their alcohol and drugs, strippers and sex workers. Joe Biden likes China too, so long as “the big guy” gets his alleged cut of the alleged money laundered funds from Hunter’s take of the hundred of millions of foreign dollars from China. Big Tech doesn’t want Donald Trump to be on their social media platforms because both they and China both know that Donald Trump would post and tweet messages about the Biden “Crime” Family’s alleged ties to China, which would be bad for business for both Big Tech and China. The MSM always makes Donald Trump out to be the bad guy, Big Tech denies him social media account privileges, the State of New York filed dozens of criminal charges against his businesses for nearly $1 million in unpaid state taxes by his criminally charged CFO Allen Weisselberg, while China wins the proverbial chess game for now. What will happen when Joe Biden is no longer U.S. President due to his age or another reason and the Biden “Crime” Family can no long pull off their political, business and Chinese-backed scams? This bizarre Twilight Zone episode has to end sometime!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

You voted for him, hypocrit!

Nut
Nut
2 months ago

You know what else is considered prosecutorial misconduct? Arguing without evidence is prosecutorial misconduct. When it comes to the Moors, what evidence is the prosecution presenting which could establish jurisdiction? Seems like the prosecution is resting on it’s laurels with a mere statement, “if their person is in the U.S., then jurisdiction is established”.

That’s a big if. Yeah, IF, their PERSON, whatever that legally means, is in the U.S. Boy oh boy lol

Rise Of The Moops
Rise Of The Moops
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

They may have some kind of an esoteric constitutional claim but Ma. law is Ma. law and if you are in this state you don’t have a choice on which laws to follow unless you’re a democrat or illegal alien.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rise Of The Moops
Nut
Nut
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

So Dan, if everything is artificial and arbitrary, why the need for the term “consent”? If government, whatever that means, exists by the consent of the governed, what does consent mean here? I would argue that this is where manipulation and indoctrination come into play. If you tell the people ten thousand times that they live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, the people will just naturally accept that this is true, whatever free and brave means to them. But what does it really mean, when it’s been decidedly pounded into the minds of people, so that, the people don’t realize that they live under arbitrary conditions, which is the opposite of freedom, and also, you’d have to be enlightened a bit in order to understand this, and brave, if it were to dawn on you that things were bad and it was time to stand up and say no more, which people on the whole are not.

This all dovetails into the area of mind control. It begs the question, is it lawful for one small group of people to wage a mind war against the population? If you were to ask those who were pulling the strings, of course they’d say yes, and they’d have their crazy “philosophical” reasons why. But when the ruse comes full circle, and you’d ask the people what they thought about it, they wouldn’t be in agreement, would they? What do we mean when we say we believe in human rights?

In recognizing that civilization as we have come to know it is not sustainable, and so, time to pull back on it a bit, what about those who have benefited the most from it all in terms of worldly power and riches? Those who have benefited the most from it all have essentially been steering it the entire time, and now, our betters, they want to slow it all down, and yet they still want to be in control. Don’t you believe that if you break it, then you own it? While I believe it’s true to a certain extent that the people get the government that they deserve, there’s the bugbear of mind control which makes the people, in a way, innocent, perhaps because it’s human nature to be trusting.

The legal system is a tool, and that tool is used most effectively by those who own it. Manipulating the people with words and terms that the people are forbidden to interpret or understand, is, witchcraft. It’s the casting of a spell over humanity. The spelling of words. The spell, the hoax, the lie, etc… etc…

The Moors and many others don’t want anything to do with manipulation, coercion and the threat of violence as a means of forcing compliance. By stating, that’s just the way it is, we’re definitely in shallow waters, and if enough people are thinking along these lines, the nonsense will continue. It takes courage to say, thanks, but no thanks. It takes a coward to react and say, do it, or else. It’s not the way.

I think I understand the fundamentals of what drives individuals such as yourself, who are in it to the end. It’s the thinking that there’s no other way, we have to see it through, this is what we have. But I think it’s ok to call bullshit on witchcraft. Wether you believe in witchcraft or not does not change the fact that they do. Understand? Playing by their rules is every bit as unsustainable as the way we’ve all been living here in the magical land of freedom

Rise of the Moops
Rise of the Moops
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

Why do you think the Moops are above the law? Its not like Hunter is in there group.

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Rise of the Moops
2 months ago

What law?

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

It is not against the law to wage a mind war against oneself. Enjoy that freedom as you will.

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Pointstoponder
2 months ago

Ok, let’s talk about the mind war called censorship and the bottleneck it creates so that the propaganda machine can be ramped up and focused.

First, the perpetrators begin to heavily censor free speech on their many social media platforms. This causes a red alert situation with many for obvious reasons.

Next, the victims, in their angry state, begin to look elsewhere for sites where they can vent, exercise free speech, and gather “knowledge” about what’s going on in their apparently devolving society. These newly “woke” people find themselves, after having traveled through the provided bottleneck, on sites where false propaganda has been pushed into overdrive. Once there, they are exposed to all manner of crazy ideas, to which their weak minds are susceptible to buying into.

In all likelihood, the biggest lie that these self described enlightened ones but into on these new sites is the good guy bad guy narrative, or, the narrative which mirrors the Satan vs. Jesus narrative. This narrative, where Biden is built up to be a total wreck and in bed with the CCP, lies in contrast with the narrative which paints Trump as the hero, the savior. The people long for a hero, someone who will save them from the evils in the world, and give them back their country, because, they are far too weak minded and cowardly to take responsibility themselves for the mess that they’ve played a role in creating, so, a hero is provided. All the people have to do is, nothing, but trust the plan, and all will work out just fine. These are the same sorts of people who believe that Jesus will return some day to put Satan in the cage, on their behalf of course, because, they trusted in the plan, they had faith.

The perpetrators also use their artificial intelligence programs in order to data mine, so that, they can keep a file on everybody with regards to what videos that watch, comments they post, etc..
In essence, a social profile, because good ol Saint Nick wants to know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.

So, good luck with Q, trust the plan, and don’t worry, there’s no mind war lol

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

Take your meds, pal.

Actually, I think the Nipples army come on here with two tactics; mumbo jumbo spewers like you, and the indignant teenager who got their phone taken (e.g. Maggie May or Pittsfield Pride).

BTW, Dave Chappelle skit on Cosby was the thing. The ‘super hero that rapes’ was his skit. You can google it. So sad as Cosby was a legend, but I believe the women.

Our State AG and our local AG are both ineffective. Healy is a smart women who sold her soul, really sad too. The Cosby prosecutor was crap too apparently.

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

You know it’s not jumbo jumbo though lol
You’re just mad because you didn’t think that such obvious things could have gotten by you, you’re a cry baby lol

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

I wish he could post once in a while before he gets high.

Mr. T
Mr. T
Reply to  Nut
2 months ago

I pity the poor fool that has control of your mind.

Nut
Nut
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

I will say, it is refreshing to see that individuals such as yourself are willing to admit that arbitrary is good, or in other words, best left in place. Despotism lashes out the most as it’s in the act of dying, and calling it good is par for the course in the insane asylum. All that’s left to do now is to not interfere as it happens, just to sit and be still, and watch

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Rise Of The Moops
2 months ago

But obviously they are illegal aliens because they say they aren’t Americans. Maybe it’s a stunt to get free housing, free insurance, free education, free food,etc.

Dupe Process
Dupe Process
2 months ago

Wouldn’t know a false conviction if it bit your arm.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
2 months ago

Now how does this play with the Nick Cannon story? He has had 4 kids with 3 different women this year and he says he wants more. How is he going to have them all in the same house so the kids will be able to sleep in the same house with his mother and father? What is wrong with this world? Did morals and self esteem just disappear? I still think Cosby was brought down because he was telling the black community they had to take responsibility for their actions and their families actions, to man up and stop playing the victim. The black crowd didn’t like hearing that because it’s all the white peoples rules that have them where they are…

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
2 months ago

Dave Chappelle skit – on google.

I think he got ‘taken down’ because 30 odd women who didn’t know each other accused him of similar conduct. Go figure.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Keep digging… how did they come together? Who investigated it and why? What benefit after 30 years did anyone get? The ladies don’t look good , Cosby doesn’t look good, the only thing that happened was he was quieted.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

He’s got about 30 girls to go before he catches up with Slick Willie Clinton, just ask the H-Beast, Monica, Broaddrick, …………..and that’s not counting the dozens of times he went to “Loita Island” with Epstien. MSM just calls all these incidents “infidelities”. Clinton even lied under oath about the cigars and Monica’s little blue dress.

Mrs Carpetbagger accompanied Willie on one of these island “vacations”, later in life she found Huma, Little Tony Wiener’s ex-wife……..

But Epstein had a case of “Arkancide” and they’ve got Gisselle locked up. Given Epstein’s fate, it’s not clear if she is safer in prison or in hiding from the Clintons.

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Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

I thought Epstein met his end from MI6. We will never know for sure.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

If you opened up Hilde-Beast’s closet you’d find all the skeletons.

Dupe Process
Dupe Process
2 months ago
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Dupe Process
2 months ago

I don’t think so. If the officer lied or testified that he/she had completed the training, than Brady all day long. But, there could be circumstances why these officers didn’t complete the training: short staffed, their training budgets were cut (defund the police movement), etc.

People have to understand, when brain-dead pols like Helen Moon call for cuts to the police, do you actually think the chief is going to send his/her “protected ones” to the streets? Or cut his/her pet projects? Nope. Patrol, training, and essential police services get cut. The citizens suffer. Look at Seattle, Chicago, San Fran, Oakland, NYC, Atlanta, or Minneapolis, for examples. All D-led, progressive cities, in which violent crime is out of control.

How is no cash bail and your soft on crime approach working out Wrong Way? Pittsfield is more violent than ever.

Any chance you’ll ever post your arrest case number Helen? We’ve waited over a year and a half now.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
2 months ago

Thanks to Harrington’s brain dead “cash bail is un-American” propaganda PPD’s work is useless. Drug dealers are right back out selling. They’re the reason why opioid deaths are up. They account for the increase in shooters. Anyone can connect these dots.

Louie
Louie
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
2 months ago

The Fact is Pittsfield is not more violent than ever. If you are interested in facts which I’m guessing your not. If you look at violent crime
or just petty crime statisticss from 2012 to 2021tbey are about the same. Again crime is up in every major city Rep/ Dem that is a fact. David Capless had a hard on crime approach hmm how did that work out? Well again those pesky facts and statistics. I know this is the part where you tell me to show you the statistics. Please instead of just more mindless babble just do a little research. I’m not defending the former or current DA I just go on the facts.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Louie
2 months ago

Sorry Andy. I’m fully aware you worked in the media and have learned the fine art of “spin,” or “damage control.” I too am educated and are very well aware of the types of crime in Pittsfield.

With that being said, Linda Tyer controls the stories the Eagle puts out. You know it, I know it, we all know it. If not, where are the follow ups on any of the shootings? Any pics of the shooters? Unfortunately, there are only so many Lonnie Durfee’s in Berkshire County. Huh, Andy, Wrong Way?

And if your trying to compare DA Capeless and DA Wrong Way, pal, you need to put down the bong and breathe some fresh air.

You think Wrong Way could have won against the defense team the triple murderers had? Adam Lee Hall to refresh your memory. DA Capeless, 8 days a week/366 days a year, Andy.

But to appease me, post the number of shootings, by year from 2012-2021. Let’s see you back your BS up?

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Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Louie
2 months ago

Capeless was not that tough on crime. Many gun charges were bargained away by his office.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
2 months ago

The Constitution is a beautiful thing. State laws and legal procedure based off constitutional rights are lovely too.

They sucker-punched Bill Cosby. He fought back and won, legally.

Speaking of a clusterfuck – has anyone driven down North Street in the last 24 hours? Jesus take the wheel. Literally.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

I drove down it on way back from Taconic State Championship game. Like a ghost town. Felt sorry for the Taconic team that was going to ride the fire truck down the street, because there was nobody there to see em.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  JoeKapanski
2 months ago

Drove down there this afternoon, watched as a few emergency vehicles tried to maneuver through traffic, god bless the drivers of these vehicles. It is down right dangerous and a major safety concern. While being stuck in traffic, I watched as a few “tourist” were wandering the street, walking by empty store fronts. Once traffic started up again I encountered the new line painting which actually makes you dizzy, you don’t know where to go. Maybe someone can create a new NumbSkull Award that can be given to Mayor Tyer and her Cohorts. They certainly have ruined the main street of Pittsfield. Who would want to open a business on that street. Congrats to them all, hope they all are Dynamically Proud of themselves.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 months ago

The behind the scenes masterplan for North street is high rent condos. It is already well under way. How many of those upper level buildings are already condos? Try finding out. The reorganization of the road is to eventually provide parking for these condo owners in such a way that citizens did not even see it coming.

11 Secret Herbs & Scandals
11 Secret Herbs & Scandals
2 months ago

https://theberkshireedge.com/former-sandwich-shop-demolished-to-make-way-for-parking-lot/

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/blaze-breaks-out-at-great-barrington-building-with-history-of-violations/article_214d3314-dfe1-11eb-92e4-ef0f299b8906.html

Are their more Countywide secret [covert operations;insider trading] plans w/ recreation developers ? Cove & Cannabis I’m sure the banks & developers are cooking suttin good. I see a low ball cash offer post auction fallout coming on !

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  11 Secret Herbs & Scandals
2 months ago

Just like the Joni Mitchel song. Heh.

Neck in Neck
Neck in Neck
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Put in a parking lot….

FML
FML
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

B4 my time, but ya.i get the gist.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Neck in Neck
2 months ago

Is this the white mans fault too?

Meager E Whatevers
Meager E Whatevers
Reply to  JoeKapanski
2 months ago

The White Man’ now resides in the back of the bus.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  JoeKapanski
2 months ago

I think everything is the white mans fault, according to the Democrats.

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

Far left Democrat run California is a disaster area. People shoplifting and nobody is stopping them. They have their dream of no police to stop crime. People just take what they want. How long will this paradise last in far left California?

Bacofbus
Bacofbus
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

It’ll happen here also p,when there is no prosecution. Everything will be substance abuse related free pass. Harrington’s dream philosophy.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bacofbus
2 months ago

Stores like Target and Walgreens are closing their stores in San Francisco. Why wouldn’t they? They are not there as a donation facility. How long before Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle and some looters are fighting over lack of merchandise in these California stores? Big far left liberals Harry and his wife think we don’t even need a First Amendment. These very stupid people are the golden couple in California, but are just not smart people except when it comes to making big money for themselves like with their Netflix contract. It seems that so many people in California are unable to think clearly like about getting rid of police and thinking it’s a good thing. Too many drugs in their system and/or too much brainwashing from the far left.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bacofbus
2 months ago

Nobody needs to take any responsibility in this Obama/Biden new set of rules for our country unless you are a conservative then they throw the book at you. Even mayors of cities like Lori Lightfoot are let off the hook when their city spirals out of control because if you make Lori take responsibility for the situation, you are a racist and you hate all women.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

I don’t believe Lightfoot is human, let alone one who “identify” as a female.

It/thing looks more like the Beetle juice from the movie

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Guy from Iowa, but in Chicago, with a high powered rifle, with laser and high powered scope found in hotel room released on $1000 cash bond..
but at least he was not shoplifting, thank God.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Fizzlehead
2 months ago

The far left is intentionally destroying the country and letting crime get out of control. They are hoping the stupid people in the country won’t get the connection between defunding the police and going easy on crime and the rise in all kinds of violence and looting. People will then be begging for government to do something and that is the moment they are waiting for…..they will take all guns and then they will increase law enforcement only it won’t be to protect your rights, it will be to protect the government from the people when the public realizes they are prisoners of big government.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Fizzlehead
2 months ago

What’s a high powered scope?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Agent 86
2 months ago
  • Chicago police found Keegan Casteel, 32, at 5:45 p.m. on July 4 with the two weapons in a W Hotel room
  • The weapons were found in the window sill of Room 1208 on the 12th floor of the hotel overlooking Ohio Street Beach in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive 
  • Casteel was arrested after cops received a tip from a housekeeping employee 
  • Cops found a .308 caliber semi-automatic rifle that was not engraved with a serial number – and had a round in the chamber 
  • Cops also found a high-power scope with laser-sight attachments, a number of bullet magazines and a .45 caliber handgun
Fake newz
Fake newz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
2 months ago

If you make your own firearm and don’t plan to sell it, you don’t need a serial number

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Agent 86
2 months ago

It’s a scope that is of such high quality that it allows user to see quite a distance, kinda like a good long lens does for a wildlife photographer.

Nipples Harrington
Nipples Harrington
2 months ago

Idiot DA closing cases via plea deals that are absurd.

“NORTH ADAMS — A judge has rejected a plea agreement in the embezzlement case against the former executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.

Colleen Janz, of Florida, who is accused of embezzling $31,000 from the Adams museum, was set to accept a continuance without a finding in her felony larceny case Wednesday.

Colleen Janz
Colleen Janz
ADAMS POLICE
Per the terms of the deal struck by Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office and defense lawyer Robert Kinzer, the larceny case would have been dismissed, and Janz would have avoided a felony conviction on her record, as long as she stayed out of trouble for 30 days and paid a $50 fee.

But, during a Wednesday hearing in Northern Berkshire District Court, Judge Paul M. Vrabel said he could not approve the agreement, saying that while it might have been appropriate for someone accused of shoplifting, it was not appropriate for someone accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer.

“That sets the bar rather low. So, you have to steal more than $31,000 to get a guilty finding?” Vrabel said of the deal. “If this is proven … she could face incarceration. But, you’re not recommending it.”

Janz, 47, was fired in July 2018, after the museum discovered about $31,000 missing through a series of “suspicious transactions” over a period of nearly three years, according to a probable cause report. She had been executive director since 2012.

She has pleaded not guilty to a charge of larceny over $1,200 by single scheme, which carries a prison sentence of two to five years and a fine of up to $20,000 if convicted.

Based on the offense, Vrabel said he was surprised that Harrington’s office did not seek a grand jury indictment in Janz’s case, which would have elevated the matter to Superior Court, where more serious offenses are prosecuted.

“We send a drug addict who goes into a bank with a toy gun to state prison, and $31,000 for a 30-day CWOF?” the judge continued, referring to the type of agreement prosecutors offered to Janz.

Earlier in the hearing, Assistant District Attorney Kelly Samuels, in explaining the rationale for the deal, said Janz had no criminal record, and she noted the length of time the case has been pending in court, first initiated in September 2019.

“After speaking with defense counsel, the commonwealth acquiesced that a continuation without a finding to spare Ms. Janz the felony conviction could be a way to bring some resolution to this matter that’s been pending in the community for three years,” Samuels said.

Vrabel noted that perpetrators of crimes such as embezzlement often do not have criminal records, or else they likely wouldn’t have been hired. Criminal sentencing, he said, is “about punishment, deterrence and rehabilitation,” but the “sentence proposed does none of that.”

“There’s no rehabilitation, and there’s no punishment, and there’s no deterrence to others in the community who might say, ‘I can steal $30,000 and I’ll get a CWOF,’” he said. “The commonwealth has a duty to the people of Berkshire County, the people of the commonwealth, and Ms. Janz, and the Susan B. Anthony organization. I simply cannot agree to this. Mark it up for trial.”

Thank god the judge actually cares about the law and justice, Wrong Way is only looking to increase her closure rate to use it as a statistic in her campaign.

Vrabel was brave in the face of a vengeful Nipples. She might write a nasty note about him on Facebook! Or try and call Biden to report him.

Remember Nipples doesn’t care about victims, the law, or justice, she only cares about her own career.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Nipples Harrington
2 months ago

Vrabel is a good judge that does what is right 95% of the time.

Lynn Lloyd
Lynn Lloyd
Reply to  Nipples Harrington
2 months ago

I’m Colleen’s sister-in-law. She is ABSOLUTELY guilty. She is a pathological liar. She should be imprisoned the remainder of her days.

Flat Albert
Flat Albert
2 months ago

Bing Crosby didn’t do it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Flat Albert
2 months ago

But did he do Ginger Rogers?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Pittsfield schools need this sort of person as a principal…….

Dennis Prager 7/13/2010

“To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal, and honored to be so.
There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First , this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.
I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity — your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.

This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America, one of its three central values – e pluribus Unum, “from many, one.” And this school will be guided by America ‘s values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism — an unhealthy preoccupation with the self — while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America ‘s citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here — it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English — but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

Third , because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school’s property — whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can’t speak without using the f -word, you can’t speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as “Nigger,” even when used by one black student to address another black, or “bitch,” even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way — the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue. There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate — to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.”

Fake newz
Fake newz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Fake

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fake newz
2 months ago

Pittsfield School AdminisTRAITORS, YES!!!

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Dennis Prager sounds like a one man crusader. I think people have had enough of individuals who believe that they have some sort of magical power over others. The time for people who talk talk talk, only to turn around and dance to the tune of those behind the scenes is over.

People who like to think that they have the authority to tell two brothers that they can’t call each other nigger’s, because, they feel like only they can define what that word means, or, how people ought to be dressing, these sorts of people are, unstable and not fit to be in a leadership position, for, having such a desire to control others, as if by attempting to change the nature of the world in such a way will contribute to the overall good, is, shortsighted and narrow minded.

The word nigger is just letters strung together, and in that sense it means absolutely nothing, nothing at all. But when two brothers embrace and they say, what’s up my nigger, that word doesn’t mean what Dennis Prager says it means. To the brothers, it means, even though that word was used in a derogatory manner, against our people in the past, we’re still here, in spite of that. So, they have the right to use that word according to the dictates of their own conscious minds. To the brothers, it indicates respect. Dennis Prager is coming up short

Nut
Nut
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Dennis Prager got one thing correct, which is, the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself, or, in other words, conform to the herd mentality, sacrifice your individuality, so that, you can live an inauthentic life filled with angst and regret never having thought things out for yourself. Trash