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PROGRESSIVE D.A.’s HAVE TURNED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ON ITS HEAD; POLICE FEEL BETRAYED

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JAN. 14-6, 2022) — The actions of ultraliberal district attorneys across the country prove a concept THE PLANET has long asserted, that “crime” is a legal concept and nothing more. If legislators pass a law against a certain activity, doing that action becomes a “crime.”

Without a law, there’s no “crime.” For example, getting caught with a J years ago might send you to the stripey hole. Today, peddling cannabis has become big business, especially in Pittsfield, one of the city’s literal “growth” industries.

Now a few years into the pink revolution in criminal justice, we’ve seen the results. The progressives tout lower crime rates, but it’s nothing about which to brag. Of course the rate goes down. When you decriminalize or refuse to prosecute so-called “low-level” crimes — offenses like drug possession, shoplifting, vandalism, looting, prostitution, drunk and disorderly conduct, and others, — there can’t be a “crime.” The actions won’t show up on the books. The crime rate goes down.

However, there’s a reason police departments and citizens loathe the new “soft and gentle” approach to criminality. Public safety. People don’t feel safe, and officials standby, frozen into place. Is a counterrevolution in the works?

In Los Angeles, for example, D.A. George Gascon faces a recall effort. In San Francisco, the police union has castigated D.A. Chesa Boudin. Officers say Boudin has given thugs a “green light” to attack cops. In the Big Apple, Manhattan D.A. Alan Bragg may soon be eating his pussyhat.

From The Daily Beast‘s Kali Holloway:

Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo suggested Bragg may as well have given “drug dealers business cards telling everyone they’re open for business,” and Police Benevolent Association head Pay Lynch—in an uncharacteristically measured message, at least for him—expressed “serious concerns.” GOP Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay claimed “Bragg should not be allowed to hold his office,” as does Republican governor long shot and attention-thirsty Andrew Giuliani, who held a press conference to demand Bragg be removed.

But the most headline-grabbing critique came from newly appointed Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, who sent a letter that opened by asserting concerns about Bragg’s policies in relation to some 36,000 NYPD members’ “safety as police officers, the safety of the public and justice for the victims.”

“I believe in reform (sic) that make sense when applied collaboratively,” wrote the first Black woman to serve as police commissioner. “In that same vein, I am concerned about sweeping edicts that seem to remove discretion, not just from police officers, but also from Assistant District Attorneys regarding what crimes to prosecute and how to charge them.” She cited worries over escalating subway violence due to fare evasions, fears of “more open-air drug markets and drug use in Manhattan” because of fewer marijuana prosecutions, and a prediction that the policy change for resisting arrest would leave cops open to harm and “have deleterious effects on our relationship with the communities we protect.”

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Here in Berkshire County, police officers THE PLANET has heard from cops who feel the same way about D.A. Andrea Harrington. The only difference is that won’t go on the record, at least not at this point. That’s how the guano rolls in “vibrant, dynamic, inclusive, and diverse” Pittsfield.

“Why bother with arrests, if we know ‘The People’s Lawyer’ won’t prosecute?” asks one local officer.

Good question.

Those who have their cuppa Joe at this address also don’t seem too pleased with Harrington.

PLANETEER Markus Aurelius recently posted this about the county D.A.” (in italics):

Wrong Way is a “minister of justice.” Let’s take a look at her track record:

  • Lonnie Durfee, white male, burns two bails of hay. No people/property were in jeopardy of being harmed. Sentence: 2 years in jail.
  • Reymon Delacruz-Batista, Hispanic male (POC), murdered in Pittsfield State Forest 12/5/21. No updates/No suspects in custody.
  • LaQuan Johnson, black male (POC), involved in multiple weapons violations/shootings in Pittsfield. Arrested after being involved in drive-by shooting on Glenwood Avenue on 4/30/2000. Johnson was pled out to 3 years probation.
  • Parth “Peter” Chaudhari, Asian decent (POC), involved in a scam, which included seven states and scammed people out of $300,000. Only 8 months pre-trial confinement. Allowed to voluntarily deport himself after paying back money.
  • Jesus Lugo, Hispanic male, (POC), drive-by shooting from the hood of his GF’s vehicle. Caught after he shot himself in the hand, after running from the police.
  • Edward Jennings, black male, (POC), arrested for murdering Lemond Grady, on North Street, on 4/20/21.
  • Myron Crapps, black male (POC), arrested for shooting a woman on Kent Avenue, 7/14/2020.
  • Tyler Sumner, black male (POC), arrested for shooting/killing Stephanie Olivieri, on 8/25/2019.

So, based on a quick 10 minute search of recent Berkshire County violent crimes, it brings up quite a few.

Of my observation, one man was sent to jail for a nonviolent crime, Lonnie Durfee, and one man. Peter Chaudhari, was allowed to pay restitution with no jail time for another nonviolent crime.

One person of color, Delacruz-Batista, was murdered with no suspect information, no updates from Wrong Way’s Office. Should the public be scared? Alarmed? On the look out for a suspect/suspects? An update Wrong Way would be nice.

That leaves the other five, all people of color, charged with violent crimes/shootings.

So, from Wrong Way’s statement and my quick research, it would suggest that Wrong Way is truly is a “minister of justice.” That is if you’re a white male, you get punished to the fullest extent of the law. If you’re a person of color, you can commit violent crimes and Wrong Way will begin the defendants mitigation process immediately, to lessen any sentence that person of color might have to serve.

This is actually the role of a defense attorney, but hey, Berkshire County voted for this imbecile. She can’t even drive down a one way street legally with a valid driver’s license, but yet we expected her to know the job of DA?

If you enjoy the notoriety of Pittsfield becoming the Springfield of the North, with the shootings and violent crimes, then re-elect the “minister of justice.”

I’d rather have the late, great, “Minister of Defense,” Reggie White, as our DA, rather than Wrong Way.

———- ooo ———-

Legal Eagle, one of our barrister-type posters familiar with the goings on in local courts, had this to add:

Yes, she’s the Minister of Justice of “minimizing harm.” Let’s go with that. Was “harm minimized” when Andrea Harrington:

  • Allowed the attempted murder of a baby to go unpunished due to Harrington’s failure to provide witnesses?
  • Violated rules of professional conduct by calling for the removal of our Chief Justice of District Court based on hearsay, without reviewing available evidence?
  • Repeatedly blocked the release of public records resulting in the whistleblower resignation of a public records officer?
  • Failed to deliver an iota of justice after a racially motivated violent crime hoax at Simon’s Rock? It was the DA’s weeks of foot dragging, lack of leadership and ultimate failure to deliver justice that caused damage to our community’s efforts to combat racism.
  • Allowed multiple murders, rapists and assailants to be acquitted or have charges dropped due to her office’s incompetence?

We could go on, but the arrogance has made us sick.

———- ooo ———-

Via today’s posting, THE PLANET sends a request for comment to Harrington’s office. As you know, the office refuses media requests that aren’t prescreened, prescrubbed, and neutered.

Our standing invite remains open to 7 North Street.

When the phone doesn’t ring, we’ll know it’s Andy McKeever not getting back to us.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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“Look at all the bigot piggies in their starched white shirts”George Harrison, from The Beatles’ White Album.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

January 13th, 2022

Hello blogger Dan Valenti and fellow blog readers and/or posters,

If what is being said about Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington is true, then she should be referred to the state and federal Departments of Justice. If D.A. Andrea Harrington is failing to protect victims of violent crimes in Berkshire County Massachusetts, then she should be legally removed from her elected office. The only question I have for you all is what has actually been done about it? If people and law enforcement officials are saying that D.A. Andrea Harrington has failed in her official duties, then they should be writing to Boston and Washington, D.C. with specific examples of her alleged actions.

Blogger Dan Valenti said no law enforcement official in Berkshire County will go on the public record, but then he blames the region’s political corruption for that. Sometimes a whistleblower has to risk it all for the sake of the integrity of the governmental system. I don’t know if I could be a whistleblower who would risk it all to stop a government official(s) who is/are failing to do his or her job(s), but I admire those who do speak out for the public good. I hope that blogger Dan Valenti has not crossed the line by writing a possible baseless political and legal attack against Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington. I want blogger Dan Valenti to provide real evidence of victims of violent crimes in Berkshire County not being protected by the law due to Andrea Harrington’s alleged failure(s) as the Berkshire County District Attorney.

There is the historical case of the railroading of Bernard Baran, since deceased, in the mid-1980s by District Attorney Tony Ruberto, since deceased, and Prosecutors (the late Berkshire County District Attorney) Gerry Downing and (Massachusetts State Superior Court Judge) Dan Ford. There has been a lot of actual evidence of the past Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office failing to act in good faith for over two decades, including the release of audio tape recordings of children in the mid-1980s that was illegally long withheld exculpatory evidence by the previous Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office that then Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless gave to Bernard Baran’s Defense Attorneys after a state appellate court order, which finally set Bernie Baran free from state prison after over two decades of incarceration where he was repeatedly beaten and raped behind bars for sexually violent crimes against young children that he most likely did not commit.

There were allegations against former Berkshire County Sheriff Carmen C. Massimiano Junior, since deceased, sexually abusing and exploiting young boys from the late 1950s to the early 1970s when he was a Camp Counselor for Jim Mooney, since deceased, at the Boys Club’s Camp Russell and at the Boys Club on Melville Street, which the politically connected Berkshire County Court personnel, such as Cliff Nilan, allegedly covered up for decades. Cliff Nilan got into trouble with the state Court system for his failure to enforce Angelo Stracuzzi’s terms of probation after Angelo Stracuzzi was arrested in Maine in 2004 for sexually abusing underage teenage boys there. These historical stories have been documented and evidenced, while blogger Dan Valenti’s political and legal attack on Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington have not been documented and evidenced.

Like everybody else, Andrea Harrington is presumed INNOCENT until proven guilty, and blogger Dan Valenti has upset me tonight with such a serious political and legal attack against the sitting Berkshire County District Attorney, who I support from my perch in Southern New Hampshire. In closing, I do NOT believe blogger Dan Valenti on this issue!

Jonathan A. Melle

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

I personally would like you to compare where you live now with Pittsfield.ma in a side by side comparison.

Olde Kliff
Olde Kliff
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

Get a job.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Olde Kliff
8 days ago

My new job is to speak out against blogger Dan Valenti and his blog posters who are doing nothing more than shitting on Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington until they produce real evidence to back up their probably baseless claims against her!

Jehoshaphat Uairy
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

You can’t call it a job if you don’t pay taxes.Do you pay taxes? And you’re not from here anymore,you don’t vote here.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jehoshaphat Uairy
5 days ago

Dan Valenti and Melle both don’t live in Pittsfield.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

Did TSC share some of that magic portion with you Jon?

Reread the article. As Dan posted, Legal Eagle and myself did exactly what you asked for. Are those not facts? I certainly didn’t dream up Lonnie Durfee, Reymon Delacruz-Batista, or LaQuan Johnson. I’ve never met any of them and have no plans to.

You think she’s great Jon, amuse us with your reasoning as to why?

Do you enjoy spending more of your government handout money on food and other merchandise? If not, by Wrong Way not enforcing shoplifting laws, guess who WalMart, Home Depot, Target, etc, pass that loss on to? You guessed it Jon, your SSDI doesn’t stretch quite as far as it used to. But I know, it’s all on Trump….

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

You have left the reservation my friend.

Sonny
Sonny
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

Your Father was a good man and asset to this Community The apple fell very far from the tree

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Sonny
7 days ago

No doubt Melle’s persecution delusions predate his alleged torture by the military and his alleged abuse by the pot king. I remember Bob, he appeared to be a decent guy. So yes, that nut fell far from the tree.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Sonny
7 days ago

That is fine by me. My dad loved Pittsfield back in the old days. But it is no longer the same Pittsfield that my mom and dad grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. I wasn’t born until 1975, and the Pittsfield I know is a dystopian community with violent crime, poverty, failing public schools, corrupt state and local politicians, and so on. Could it get any worse for Pittsfield in the 2020s? Don’t you know that large photos of Pittsfield Massachusetts have been displayed in upscale art galleries and museums in London, NYC, and L.A. as “A City in Decay”? I understand that in my father’s youth, Pittsfield was a working-class city with small businesses, restaurants, nice homes, and the like. My dad will turn 78-years-old this Summer of 2022, which means his 21st birthday was back in 1965, which is a very long time ago now. I really don’t give a shit if blog posters pick on me for being a disabled Veteran, but I wonder what it would like for me if I earned New Hampshire’s absurd $7.25 per hour minimum wage at a thankless service job. I guess I would then move back to my native hometown of Pittsfield Massachusetts and shit on North Street’s Social Services Alley like the other homeless residents there. I could waive to Mayor Linda Tyer when she drives by me in her Lexus. As for blogger Dan Valenti’s attack against D.A. Andrea Harrington, until he produces more than a few negative opinions of her, then he and the rest of you are full of HOT AIR in the cold of mid-January of 2022.

Mithcum Robere
Mithcum Robere
Reply to  Sonny
7 days ago

Rolled into the river.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 days ago

This blog will not speak out on the organized overthrow by the Oathkeepers of our United States Goverment on1/6/2021.

Buford T Justice
Buford T Justice
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 days ago

Lol, Your stories about Jon and Bob’s excellent adventure’s is a fn joke,

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Buford T Justice
6 days ago

Are they funnier than the Lovely Linda and company’s excellent adventures?

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 day ago

Looks like Harrington will have a real fight on her hands with Sullivan. He’s not one to sugarcoat anything. Can’t wait for those debates. Crime in this county is out of control and we can’t even get anyone to apply for police jobs cause they know her policies. I won’t walk down North anymore at anytime.

The school committee
The school committee
8 days ago

I love the denial of huge news stories.The justice department arrested the domestic terrorist group the Oathkeepers who are part of the huge conspiracy to deny voters the right to see President Biden certified by each state as President.
This conspiracy to take us from a democracy to a Authoritarian goverment is denied by the anti American republican right who follow the white cult leader into the crazy world of strongman rule.Scary scared men with guns on their night stand have never enjoyed one day living in America…Rush Limbaugh created the future drivetime terrorist…..Hearing the same message over and over and over and over

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

It is almost like Limbaugh guided the insurrection from his grave. If in fact he is really dead. He may be on some island with Jeffrey Epstein.

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

Denial by a journalist

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

What about Jimmy Hoffa?

Verbal diarrhea
Verbal diarrhea
Reply to  Milt Plum
7 days ago

Not even dead. Seen him at a Montreal Canadians hockey game two weeks ago. (but he was wearing the Kevlar)

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

I could tell you a story about the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa, but I still don’t think it’s funny, yet.

Stefan Jannicke
Stefan Jannicke
Reply to  Verbal diarrhea
6 days ago

I saw him the other night at Methuselah.

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

NOPE,he did his job

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
5 days ago

It is all one message of white men getting screwed by Democrats rather that being screwed by their shitty low paying company and the low taxes paid by that same company.Republicans are the way except they never helped their country.

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

TSC, you need to educate yourself on Ray Epps and FBI involvement in the staged circus Jan 6th 2021. It’s all caught on video tape.

The antifa member with the pipe bombs who was never charged, on video tape.

The hundreds of innocent people imprisoned, without lawyers, due process, bail…….in the DNC DC American Gulag.

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

Trap,you are 8 months behind

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 days ago

Progressive prosecution comes across as an insurrection?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
7 days ago

You exactly stated it, the right is fighting to keep America from becoming an Authoritarian Government as Mr Executive order is trying to make it. Glad to see the liberal brainwashing is starting to crack!

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
8 days ago

I find it interesting that people in NYC are not afraid to say something about the political class and use their names while here in the beautiful Berkshires people are wise enough to know not to do that unless they are planning to move out. Wouldn’t it be nice if Pittsfield could lead in the area of public discourse, modeling one of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Maybe we could model for the current administration in Washington instead of creating a department to search out citizens who oppose them and charge them with a crime (hello Germany 1930) we could show them how to open their ears and minds to have open discussions to learn about one another and try to understand why they think the way they do. Isn’t this what America has always been about?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
8 days ago

Hardly Harrington is incompetent, inexperienced, and down right dangerous due to her failure to prosecute. Let’s hope somebody with some steels balls, man, or woman, beats her ass next time. Shouldn’t be too hard.

Ok..
Ok..
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
8 days ago

Healy and Hinds on the Ballot your gonna get all the progressive vote and they will all be out in big numbers voting D

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Ok..
8 days ago

Only a fool would vote for either of them.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  JoePesci
8 days ago

They don’t call us MassHolers for nothing.

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
7 days ago

Like Biden!
Seeing a pattern?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
8 days ago

I’ve heard of Bidenremorse, which half the people who were fool enough to vote for him now have. I wonder how many people wish they didn’t vote for Harrington.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  JoeKapanski
8 days ago

A fool and her vote are soon parted.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoeKapanski
8 days ago

Traitor Joseph Stolen approval rate is 33%

Harrington is an abject incompetent failure. She should have been disbarred when she slandered the Judge. Mz Healy the Ma Ag is just as bad.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

It will get worse Dan, much worse……..

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 days ago

But unfortunately it’s going to get much worse for us under this administration, the Kapanski’s will be getting screwed some more

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 days ago

OMG I agree with Mad Trapper. What’s happening?

Just the facts
Just the facts
8 days ago

Well, she did get rid of the couch that all the affairs took place on and ruined marriages right Dana? Kinzer?

Last edited 8 days ago by Just the facts
Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Just the facts
7 days ago

Just wow. How low is this response?

Louie
Louie
Reply to  Merguez
6 days ago

Wait a low response within these comments?
Really? No way everyone is so cordial I’m shocked

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
8 days ago

To the local cop who says “Why bother with arrests” I say why bother to collect your taxpayer funded checks. And as for that foaming mouth rabid animal and loudmouth thug, Pat Lynch, if he wants people to stop treating cops like the rabid animals and sadistic psychopathic thugs that they are, they should STOP!

NY Police Union Warns That Beatings Will Continue Until Their Morale Improves – Wonkette

another sadistic animal and thug –
NBCNEWS – New York City police union boss targeted by feds for corruption was longtime ‘thorn’ in City Hall’s side

JoePesci
JoePesci
8 days ago

Well, at last one of these progressive fools is being held to account

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/14/us/baltimore-marilyn-mosby-indicted-perjury/index.html

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
8 days ago

Thank you, Dan for helping shine a light on what is arguably the most important local story in Berkshire County. The public needs to hear and understand the depth and impact of Andrea Harrington’s deceit and incompetence and not allow her to hide behind the cloak of the democratic progressives any longer.
This is not about a philosophical difference between visions about criminal justice ie “a different kind of prosecutor.” It’s also not about the public just needing to know all the good work Andrea Harrington is doing. It is about the sham she has created out of the Berkshire DA’s office.
Andrea Harrington’s lack of prosecutorial competence masquerades as policy. She has surrounded herself with a staff that is woefully inexperienced and so lacking in any leadership or supervision that they are afraid to try cases. This has resulted in the defense bar knowing that they can push prosecutors around and get what they want. The threat of trial is no longer a tool that belongs to our prosecutors who protect the people. Under Harington, the DA’s offfice has been transformed from an institution that was once respected and feared for its competence into one that is ridiculed and preyed upon for its complete ineptitude. It is a horrible development that has every indication of getting worse for Berkshire residents if she is re-elected.

Ok..
Ok..
Reply to  LegalEagle
8 days ago

Thank you Betsey for your insight
Darling you should be focusing your hostility on the issues at home.

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  Ok..
7 days ago

Not sure why you feel the need to attack this attorney when you are so poor at your job but whatever.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Ok..
7 days ago

When you don’t have facts in your favor, attack the person. Pathetic response.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  LegalEagle
8 days ago

BullSHIT!!!! Pittsfield and North Adams were still in the top 10 cities for VIOLENT CRIME in Massachusetts, according to the FBI’s yearly reports, prior to Andrea Harrington’s tenure as Berkshire County District Attorney. Please, please, please, please….provide us with evidence to back up your BullSHIT claims against Pittsfield politics’ newest scapegoat for generations of failed state and local leadership!

O
O
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

Crime is actually down you can spin that anyway you want Betsey same goes for Boston. Please Betsey let’s see the Data. Or was that in the burn pile prior to Harrington taking office. Look at crime statistics in Pittsfield 2012- 2018 sorry but it was on a upward trajectory that is fact if that matters.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  O
7 days ago

It is correct to say the DA is not responsible for the crime rate. It’s also valid to point out that case by case this DA is a total fail. Those facts were pointed out in the blog and are going to be hard to argue with.

Jehoshaphat Uairy
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

Produce evidence of her promise with the willams college nonsense? Quid pro quo.

Pat
Pat
8 days ago

Crime is out of control in New York City where I saw the boldness of criminals doing car jackings in broad daylight with a policeman right there. The police can’t shoot out his tires and don’t the criminals know it. New York even has the nerve to distribute a brochure to residents telling them how to survive a car jacking since the criminals are running wild thanks to the policies of the same people putting out the brochure. New York, the financial center of our country, is being intentionally destroyed.

We The People
We The People
8 days ago

Raise your thumb if the Berkshire DA has you feeling unsafe. I’m looking for 20 then I’m running with brass balbits & nerves of steel

Last edited 8 days ago by We The People
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

Pittsfield politics/Pittsfield Massachusetts is in the ditch….so let us scapegoat Linda, Andrea, Tricia, and a few other elected officials instead of acknowledging that Pittsfield’s downward spiral has been happening for 50 years now. BLAME LINDA! BLAME ANDREA! BLAME TRICIA! ….BLAME THE DEVIL!

shaun
shaun
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

If you don’t enforce the laws, you will not have order. Everything you try to accomplish after that has no solid foundation to succeed.

Last edited 8 days ago by shaun
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Reply to  shaun
8 days ago

Exactly.,If we did that we wouldn’t be fourth or fifth every year. 300 plus violent crimes is not good. I was always told anything female in mayor will only increase crime. Why? Because men, who are the highest percentage of criminal activity aren’t afraid of a woman.

The kidd
The kidd
Reply to  Jehoshaphat Uairy
7 days ago

Not sure I agree with that statement. I don’t think the fact that Andrea is a woman has anything to do with her ineffectiveness as a DA. She is simply under qualified and doesn’t have the wits about her to admit she is way over her head. Shame on the voters of Berkshire county who elected her. I did not vote for her and nor will I ever.

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight
Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight
Reply to  The kidd
7 days ago

The previous administration runs it

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Jehoshaphat Uairy
7 days ago

Everyone should be afraid of women. Women commit some of the most violent crimes and atrocities.

Massachusetts woman accused of raping toddler released without bail – a 29-year-old Pittsfield woman was indicted on charges of aggravated rape with force, posing a child in a sexual act, and aggravated indecent assault and battery. The accused woman is the mother of the 18-month-old rape victim. Pittsfield woman pleads guilty to molesting child… did this monster even go to jail for this. I think I read that this monster gave birth to another baby.

In another Pittsfield headline, October 12, 2021 – Accused of trying to burn down a Pittsfield home, woman held pending dangerous hearing – a 45-year-old Pittsfield woman was arrested on Oct. 10, 2021, for attempting to set fire to 32 Third St. Arson of a dwelling house. Is this dangerous woman still being held?

A 43-year-old Pittsfield woman was arrested on Oct. 21, 2021 on arson of a dwelling house after she allegedly set fire to 17 Adams St. Six people were displaced by that fire. Is this woman locked up where she can’t hurt or kill someone?

Jan. 13, 2022 – A 23-year-old Crowley woman was booked on Aggravated Arson, accused of setting fire to a home with her mother and daughter inside. Three people were inside the home at the time of the fire, including a 13-year-old. Be afraid of women!

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  The City I Hate
7 days ago

You make a good point. It’s not obviously sensible to be “afraid of women” but why are they so often not held accountable? Wonder why this woman was not charged?
Jan 11, 2022 
A city man is facing more than a dozen charges after police say he rammed a woman’s car with his vehicle and then fled from officers. 
Jovan Rodriguez, 25, of Lincoln Street, was arrested Saturday, after he surrendered to authorities in a “wooded area” behind 122 Dewey Ave….The dispute between the two started when the woman rebuffed Rodriguez, the woman told police. 
But, a man in the area at the time also reported to officers that he heard Rodriguez shout, “Where’s the money? Where’s the money?”

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  gotcha22
6 days ago

Mar. 24, 2019 – Pittsfield police arrest 4 on drug and firearm charges after vehicle flees from stop on Lincoln Street

Pittsfield police arrested four men on drug, firearm and other charges Monday night after they fled a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street
The driver of the fleeing vehicle was identified as 20-year-old Jovan Rodriguez.

44-year-old Carey A. Pilot was also in the vehicle along with a juvenile.

For the second time, 46-year-old Carey Pilot was arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on a first-degree murder charge for an October shooting in 2017. Woman wanted for murder in Berkshire County arrested in Springfield. A woman wanted for the 2017 murder of 22-year-old Asiyanna Jones in Pittsfield was arrested in Springfield.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  The City I Hate
6 days ago

How many DA’s does it take to screw up the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ System of Justice?

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/murder-charge-dropped-against-one-suspect-in-asiyanna-jones-killing/article_1ed44549-e3e4-5a14-9623-8ee3886629eb.html

…uh, one, uh two, uh tthreeee……. clink!!!

I think we’re gonna need a bigger platform

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The City I Hate
6 days ago

Sounds like we have some real upstanding citizens in our fair city…where did they come from?

Jehoshaphat Uairy
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

If you enter the arena and do not have a voter mandate,(twenty percent isn’t a mandate) then expect the beating if you don’t deliver.

Jehoshaphat Uairy
Jehoshaphat Uairy
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

Please name one thing hinds,,mark, bouvier, Tyer, moon Guiel,white Marchetti, Guiel,Persip,pignatelli,

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jehoshaphat Uairy
7 days ago

They are puppets and do what there told. No free thinkers in that group. More concerned about optics, not substance. Unfortunately they pander to the Unions, Teachers and BHS the leading employers in Pittsfield. This group is the most likely to get out and vote too. We’re screwed unless, regular Kapanski’s get fed up and vote in droves. We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take anymore! Not mine from, It’s a mad mad world.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  joetaxpayer
7 days ago

The problem in Pittsfield is not so much how many Kapinskis get out to vote, but whether they have decent people running to vote for. Let’s face it, Pittsfield politics is largely garbage in and garbage out with a few but very few exceptons. Most of the candidates have been programmed, positioned and promoted by the cabal way ahead of the election. Ruberto could probably tell you who the mayoral candidates will be ten years from now. that is how out in front of this thing these guys are.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

Why would anyone with those characteristics want to be associated with the clowns on the current council

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  joetaxpayer
7 days ago

Well, actually it’s from Network (1976).

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  The City I Hate
6 days ago

You are right, Network. I guess I’m not the movie guy I thought I was. Good movie

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jehoshaphat Uairy
6 days ago

Cashed their check from the Kapanski’s…did I get it right?

Come On Man
Come On Man
7 days ago

Clean up on isle 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Bare shelves Biden, Bidenflation, FJB

Come On Man
Come On Man
Reply to  Come On Man
7 days ago

I thought this was me?

Rileyed
Rileyed
7 days ago

Where are Andrea Harrington’s facts to support her in her mission to “end the shameful scourge of racial bias in criminal justice here in Berkshire County?” Three years is a long time to get away with BS’ing voters.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
7 days ago

Our “social justice warrior” Wrong Way Harrington didn’t disappoint today on social media.

She’s pledging her full support to recently, federally indicted, Baltimore City Prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, on Twitter.

What did “social justice warrior” Mosby do to earn a federal indictment you ask? She fraudulently withdrew $80,000 out of her pension, claiming financial hardship brought on by COVID. What was her hardship? She needed the money to put on two houses in the state progressives love to bash, but seem to be drawn to, Florida. She also lied on the loan application about owing back taxes.

Mosby and her husband owe the IRS $45,000 in back taxes. The IRS placed a lien on their property in 2020.

She’s been indicted on federal fraud and perjury charges. Of course Mosby blamed it on “politics.” But Merriick Garland’s DOJ, is as blue as blue gets. Once she realizes that, then I’ll put $100 bet the race card will get tossed out.

My first thought is, why do these “social justice warriors” prosecutors feel that paying taxes is discretionary? Wrong Way Harrington didn’t pay her property taxes and apparently Mosby feels the same way about paying taxes.

It still amazes me Lonnie Durfee got two years for burning hay. A black female at Simon Rock College staged a hate crime hoax, which caused panic and undue scorn on all white male students during that time. Not to mention a waste of tax payer money and state police resources. She was never charged. Colleen Janz, a white female defrauded her company of over $30,000. If not for Honorable Judge Paul Vrabel, Janz would have received a Continued Without a Finding (CWOF) for 30 days, and a $50 fine. These are penalties usually reserved for low level misdemeanor crimes (shoplifting, disorderly conduct, etc), not major fraud cases. Now, Harrington kicks in her full support for Mosby.

Notice a pattern here? She is a politician, not a prosecutor. I hope whoever runs against her in the next election reads the Planet.

You asked for facts Jon Melle, here are a few more…

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
7 days ago

I appreciate your blog posts. I support D.A. Andrea Harrington. Like you and I, she is presumed INNOCENT until proven Guilty of failing to protect victims of VIOLENT CRIMES. Please provide proof!!!!

Mithcum Robere
Mithcum Robere
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

I appreciate Dans blog posts but sometimes you need him to paint you a picture.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
7 days ago

Harrington is worse than just a politician. It’s been proven many, many times that she is a liar. She is not a person with integrity and honesty. She doesnt have the character to build trust. The sooner we put this ugly chapter behind us the better.

Mithcum Robere
Mithcum Robere
Reply to  Rileyed
7 days ago

It’s the lawyer’s and the judges responsibility to receive a fair trial Jon. Not the prosecutor.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Mithcum Robere
6 days ago

Wrong !

Mal
Mal
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
7 days ago

Yes, MA, Following the law and paying your taxes are optional when you are in power.
Harrington played the black card, too. Scary???? What a disgrace.

DA Andrea Harrington

@harringtonforda

Seeing the justice system used against @MarilynMosbyEsq
is scary for those of us taking on the status quo. I have tremendous respect for Marilyn’s leadership and her courage but she shouldn’t have to bear so much. This MLK day, I will be celebrating her.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Mal
7 days ago

She should stop talking at all.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Mal
7 days ago

How clueless is Harrington? On MLK, Jr. day she will “celebrate” a black female state’s attorney who is under indictment for financial fraud! How does that honor MLK, Jr. This is quite simply felony level stupid! Rileyed is correct saying the Harrington isn’t just a politician, she is a liar as well. She is as cynical as they get – misleading folks to think she had a wealth of criminal experience. She is the progressive’s version of Trump.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

What a dishonor to MLK

Prejudices
Prejudices
Reply to  We The People
7 days ago

There is a conundrum about comparing two things in order to come to a conclusion & professionals don’t do it. Comparing a thing to MLK & redefining it to suit an imaginary status pro quo pretty much in a nut shell tells us what we already knew about the duh.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  danvalenti
1 day ago

She’s hoping to get campaign financing from the Dems coffers. End of story.
Hold that party line no matter what.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

No doubt [Jon] Melle’s persecution delusions predate his alleged torture by the military and his alleged abuse by the pot king.

My dad was a politician in the beautiful Berkshires from the Spring of 1996 to mid-2000. During that time, “the pot king” (Nuciforo) had it out for my father, and he hurt me in the process of dishing out retribution against my dad. After my dad retired, the aforementioned “pot king” continued to persecute me for many years even after I relocated to Southern New Hampshire in the early-Spring of 2004. I am NOT delusional about it.

I am a disabled Veteran for a reason: I suffered abuse in the military, and it impacted my mental health. I am NOT delusional about it.

Stop making Dan Valenti’s blog about me, please. Rather, please focus on Pittsfield politics and beyond. I respect blogger Dan Valenti, and I hope he continues his online commentary.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

Stop playing the victim card and bringing up stuff that happened 40 years ago. Move on!
When you post your opinions, everyone has a right, also, to critique your posts.
Get over yourself!

Here & Now
Here & Now
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 days ago

Hey Jon, you made the blog about you, not us. Say, ? what good does discussing constantly !!& insistently!!! the corrupt politics of Berkshire County 40 years ago – do… if you support the current administration – than, what’s your deal dude! File a civil suit & see what becomes of it. There is no other form of redress. Pity doesn’t hold weight. Motion, affidavit, demand – cover sheet. Service of process. Timely deadlines. Anyone can do it.

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Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

I am sure that most folks that post here, myself included, have had tough times in their lives. There are always peaks and valleys in your life and no one can help you out of those valleys but yourself wanting to climb out. Stop posting over and over the past events in your life, sorry they happened, but life needs to go on for you. Many of your posts are informative, but constantly posting about your past has grown old. Take Dan’s past advice, post once a blog session and fill the rest of your time doing something positive for yourself. Posting about the past is only hurting you.

Word !
Word !
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 days ago

Plus, [person] does not provide proof of his claims, yet requires proof of others claims. Vague statements ‘they caused harm to me’. Okay. If it wasn’t established in a court, it didn’t happen. There is no daata.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 days ago

Thank you!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

“Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us.” Jean-Paul Sartre

“Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha

“All the time you spend on tryin to get back what’s been took from you there’s more going out the door. After a while you just try and get a tourniquet on it.” – Cormac McCarthy No Country for Old Men

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
7 days ago

Been to the grocery store lately?
BIDENZUELA!
No eggs, limited chicken and beef, empty shelves……thank you Democrat Socialists!

Verbal diarrhea
Verbal diarrhea
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 days ago

With a little creativity and self introspection you can make your own eggs. Eggs have been around for quite a while now so it is not like the ingredients are any big secret. Apply yourself for Christ sake!

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 days ago

Yes illegitimate Joe and his son Hunter have brought Russia and China to America….we should all be very pleased that illegitimate was able to steal the election from that mean Mr Trump who had the economy humming and racial tranquility

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
7 days ago

If everyone else has to show up for why not the city council? Also is anyone working out of city hall? The only one I see is the traffic lady driving around? Also let’s start opening the books and see how much those parking meters are raking in and if the money is going to the upkeep of the parking garage. Also let’s check out the pot of pot money!! What is happening with that? And can someone on the council start the process of taking down these idiotic bike “improvements “? Almost got in another accident on Elm!!

Verbal diarrhea
Verbal diarrhea
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
6 days ago

Indeed, why not the city council? To add insult to injury some of them are not there even when they are there. Just being physically present, but not doing the job you were elected to do strongly suggests you are not there. If you are one of the councilors who vote according to the cliff notes handed to you by the mayor before the meeting you are one of the garbage in garbage out councilors referred to earlier in the conversation.

Rileyed
Rileyed
7 days ago

Dear God. Andrea Harrington standing up for Baltimore’s “Progressive Prosecutor” Marilyn Mosby on twitter is unbelievable. Why oh Why would Harrington take a stance at all on this case?! This is a public official that has been indicted for crimes!! Instead of keeping her mouth shut beause she does not know the facts Harrington has decided the case based on race, gender and politics. Not evidence. Be sure to read twitter’s response to our very own progressive DA as she defends her friend lying to get money from a pension fund to pay for vacation homes and lying about her tax debts. A lying DA is a danger to everyone. Andrea Harrington needs to go.

DA Andrea Harrington  @harringtonforda
18h
Seeing the justice system used against @MarilynMosbyEsq is scary for those of us taking on the status quo. I have tremendous respect for Marilyn’s leadership and her courage but she shouldn’t have to bear so much. This MLK day, I will be celebrating her. wbaltv.com/article/marily…

WolfonthePlains @WolfonthePlains
12h
Replying to @harringtonforda @MarilynMosbyEsq
This kind of statement says they need to investigate you next.
Joey McBong
@JoeyMcbong
Replying to @WolfonthePlains @harringtonforda @MarilynMosbyEsq
I didn’t even know who Andrea Harrington was before that tweet and now I’m going to pay very close attention to her career. I hope for nothing but the absolute worst for this witch.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Rileyed
7 days ago

Progressive can’t keep there mouths shut. Obama always spouted off before he new the facts. The Great divider and chief.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  joetaxpayer
6 days ago

But I bet Obama “knew” how to spell “knew”.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  fizzlehead
6 days ago

Knew he didn’t.But he could read the hell out of a teleprompter.

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BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  joetaxpayer
5 days ago

Yea. That raciss A hole started The War on Cops with his crucification of the Cambridge cop for locking up Obama’s raciss pal.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Rileyed
7 days ago

Hey Andrea, your job as prosecutor entails that you ‘use the system’ according to the rules of professional conduct, ethics & law, court procedure – that is essentially how the system works. Didn’t you know?

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  We The People
6 days ago

Apparently not! It’s downright scary that she would suggest that this kind of prosecution is based soley upon some animus towards Mosby and not on the fact that she got caught engaging in financial fraud. It would be hard to imagine someone less fit to be DA. Who is she not prosecuting? Any connected folks out there in Berkshire County dabbling in financial shenanigans?

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Merguez
6 days ago

It is unbelievable!! Harrington’s attack of racism and malfeasance on the Maryland US Attorney’s Office is based on what? It appears the US Attorney is a black man appointed by Biden. What does Harrington wish to tell him?

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  gotcha22
6 days ago

@berkshireeagle @wamc wake the f up.

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  gotcha22
6 days ago

100 plus responses on twitter. It’s a sh%tstorm of venom our DA has brought on herself and now us. Great.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  gotcha22
6 days ago

It was a political strategy

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  We The People
5 days ago

Are you saying Harrington is tweeting this stuff to draw campaign contributions from the Soros progressives? Now that is scary.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  We The People
1 day ago

Yes, to elect anybody else. She screwed herself.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

January 15, 2022

Hello Erin Leahy at Act on Mass,

Thank you for your weekly political email about Beacon Hill politics. It turns my stomach to think that during a pandemic, Beacon Hill lawmakers have extended their 7-week-long taxpayer-funded vacation to over 9-weeks-long. It is very sad that Massachusetts has a large homeless population. Beacon Hill MIA lawmakers are literally sitting on billions of dollars in state cash. Why don’t they stop their lengthy vacation and go back to so-called “work” to spend some of their billions of dollars to help all of the homeless people during the very cold Winter months of January and February of 2022? It is interesting to read that Beacon Hill lawmakers and the Governor, Charlie Baker, have contempt for each other. One would think that they would put it aside and work together to meet the needs of the people during the pandemic. It is all about money and power for the ruling elite. Lastly, I feel bad for the plight of the State House staff who are overworked and underpaid, but it somehow fits with the theme of your political emails about Beacon Hill politics. Please keep up the good work!

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

—–

January 15, 2022

Jonathan,

You know that feeling when you come back from a vacation and immediately need another vacation? Well, our state reps seem to. The House still hasn’t held a formal session since returning from holiday recess, meaning the chamber has now gone 9 weeks without any recorded votes or major business.

January – the Monday of months, am I right? ….

Erin Leahy

Executive Director, Act on Mass

—–

Gobsig
Gobsig
6 days ago

I’m afraid our mayor has Covid. Judging from her wardrobe she has lost her sense of taste.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Gobsig
6 days ago

If loss/absence of sense, taste and/or wardrobe is the litmus test for covid, tyer must have had covid when she was the city clerk entertaining a married scary barry in her office during business hours. You know, when they were just good friends, nothing more than just good friends!

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Gobsig
6 days ago

Good one, Gob.

HillBilly
HillBilly
6 days ago

How about the DAs shameless headline grab of how compliant she was with the illegal state mandate from Gov. Baked of all employeesbeing vaccinated??. Her whole office is vaccinated and didn’t approve any exemptions. Sad. And supposedly fired one well liked employee who supposedly had a verifiable exemption, which her highness dismissed with a wave of her hand without regard for anyone who goes against her. Staying in line with whatever narrative she thinks will either keep her in office or move her up the ladder at some point. No independent thinking at all. Puppet.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  HillBilly
6 days ago

Has Helen Moon taken out papers to run against her yet? And if so who will her campaign manager be? Will the police union stand behind her?

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  fizzlehead
6 days ago

Moon is not a licensed attorney which is required to be District Attorney.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merguez
6 days ago

Well then why doesn’t she get one? Looks like the bar is set pretty low.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  fizzlehead
6 days ago

I don’t disagree. The quality of the local bar has diminished over the past 20 years.

Bahaa
Bahaa
Reply to  Merguez
5 days ago

Never passed a single one !

Louie
Louie
Reply to  Merguez
6 days ago

You also have to have a legitimate Berkshire county address legitimate being the key word.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  HillBilly
6 days ago

It’s a bit odd she has gone two years without saying anything about this topic. Oh, right, campaign.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
6 days ago

Already seen several penalties Buffalo has committed without a flag… know who the Commissioner wants to win!

EricaG
EricaG
6 days ago

There are now 293 comments on DA Harrington’s twitter post supporting the indicted DA of Baltimore. One tweet says she should resign, the people of Massachusetts should be very afraid, another calls her despicable and pathetic. Most go like this:
She’s accused of fraud and she’s a victim worth celebrating? If the DOJ charges are wrong, then present the evidence. Otherwise, you are putting racial politics in front of truth and are no longer to be trusted as a DA.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  EricaG
6 days ago

What’s the process for removing her from office?

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 days ago

§ 7A-66. Removal of district attorneys.
The following are grounds for suspension of a district attorney or for his removal from
office:
(1) Mental or physical incapacity interfering with the performance of his duties
which is, or is likely to become, permanent;
(2) Willful misconduct in office;
(3) Willful and persistent failure to perform his duties;
(4) Habitual intemperance;
(5) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
(6) Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office
into disrepute; or
(7) Knowingly authorizing or permitting an assistant district attorney to commit
any act constituting grounds for removal, as defined in subdivisions (1)
through (6) hereof.
A proceeding to suspend or remove a district attorney is commenced by filing with the
clerk of superior court of the county where the district attorney resides a sworn affidavit
charging the district attorney with one or more grounds for removal. The clerk shall
immediately bring the matter to the attention of the senior regular resident superior court judge
for the district or set of districts as defined in G.S. 7A-41.1(a) in which the county is located
who shall within 30 days either review and act on the charges or refer them for review and
action within 30 days to another superior court judge residing in or regularly holding the courts
of that district or set of districts. If the superior court judge upon review finds that the charges if
true constitute grounds for suspension, and finds probable cause for believing that the charges
are true, he may enter an order suspending the district attorney from performing the duties of
his office until a final determination of the charges on the merits. During the suspension the
salary of the district attorney continues. If the superior court judge finds that the charges if true
do not constitute grounds for suspension or finds that no probable cause exists for believing
that the charges are true, he shall dismiss the proceeding.
If a hearing, with or without suspension, is ordered, the district attorney should receive
immediate written notice of the proceedings and a true copy of the charges, and the matter shall
be set for hearing not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days thereafter. The matter shall be set
for hearing before the judge who originally examined the charges or before another regular
superior court judge resident in or regularly holding the courts of that district or set of districts.
The hearing shall be open to the public. All testimony shall be recorded. At the hearing the
superior court judge shall hear evidence and make findings of fact and conclusions of law and
if he finds that grounds for removal exist, he shall enter an order permanently removing the
district attorney from office, and terminating his salary. If he finds that no grounds exist, he
shall terminate the suspension, if any.
The district attorney may appeal from an order of removal to the Court of Appeals on the
basis of error of law by the superior court judge. Pending decision of the case on appeal, the
district attorney shall not perform any of the duties of his office. If, upon final determination,
he is ordered reinstated either by the appellate division or by the superior court upon remand
his salary shall be restored from the date of the original order of removal. (1967, c. 1049, s. 1;
1973, c. 47, s. 2; c. 148, s. 1; 1977, c. 21, ss. 1, 2; 1987 (Reg. Sess.,

You're on my fax
You're on my fax
Reply to  We The People
6 days ago

Yup, ez as pie in merica; a sworn affidavit to the court clerk – which is coincidentally unprecedentedly closed due to the administration being plagued with sicknesses.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  We The People
4 days ago

#6 on the list.
Keep your eye on that one.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 days ago

It is a very simple process. We call it an election, and as chance has it, it has been scheduled for November. Tell your friends.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  EricaG
1 day ago

Nailed it?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
6 days ago

No one has ever been able to convince me that arresting,charging and convicting a person who has committed a crime is systematic racism. Society needs to have rules/laws to follow in order to keep peace. At times there are laws that Congress created that weren’t acceptable and they need to be changed. That is why America is set up with checks and balances. Yes there are laws that I feel aren’t legitimate but I don’t break them, I write and call the people who can make the change. That is why they are elected.

Pat
Pat
6 days ago

Crime continues to explode across the country especially in the big cities. Eric Adams saying yesterday that gun violence is out of control while ignoring the lawless atmosphere the Progressive have created in New York City. Prostitution, shooting up in public, carjackings in broad daylight, drug dealing openly, stealing and looting. Are opium dens next? Just don’t commit any violence. Yeah right, the whole atmosphere is ripe for violence which is why violence is escalating. No way they are this stupid. The Progressives are intentionally doing this so that people are begging them to enforce the law including taking guns. Turn cities into Gotham cities and then clamp down hard with total control which is what they want, total control. Taking all guns and a government run police state.

Pat
Pat
6 days ago

A 13 year old died from a massive amount of Fentanyl. He collapsed in school. Connecticut officials say they will get to the bottom of this and they will find that Biden is allowing Fentanyl to flood the country, but they aren’t allowed to tell the public that truth. Fentanyl is 50 times more deadly than heroin. Fentanyl deaths are up across the country.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/16/connecticut-student-dies-after-fentanyl-overdose-at-sports-and-medical-science-academy/

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Pat
4 days ago

“Biden is allowing fentanyl to flood the country.”
There’s more meat on that bone than we think.

Just So You Know
Just So You Know
6 days ago

We studied some MG ell’s & studied court procedure & requested certified records and expected transparency & they quarantined EVERYONE & shut down the court & government offices, & school. Wear your mask.

Last edited 6 days ago by Just So You Know
EricaG
EricaG
6 days ago

Not a good weekend on twitter for @andreaharringtonforDA who seems to be spectacularly good at demonstrating how stupid she is.

DA Andrea Harrington
@harringtonforda
@MarilynMosbyEsq is on the right side of history.

The New Normal @DieInTheGulch
11h
Replying to @harringtonforda @MarilynMosbyEsq and 8 others
She’s about to be on the wrong side of prison bars but go off queen!!!

@MrAndyNgo
1d
Replying to @harringtonforda
Perhaps you’re used to special treatment and feeling that the law doesn’t apply to you? For example, you were driving with a suspended license but the officer didn’t cite or arrest you as he was supposed to when you were pulled over. Why?

Deebo’sBike @DeeboBike
9h
Replying to @harringtonforda @MarilynMosbyEsq
Your profile says it all, “advocate for victims of violent crime.” You’re a prosecutor, you should be an advocate for victims of ALL crime.

@ClintonDavidson
·15h
Replying to @harringtonforda
and @MarilynMosbyEsq
Tell me how it’s courageous and shows great leadership to use Covid hardship to get money for vacation homes.

Chapo Guzman @ChapoGuzman1212
10h
Replying to @harringtonforda @MarilynMosbyEsq
It’s odd because MLK would be against everything she, and you, stand for

@BrookstheUmp
·Jan 15
Replying to @harringtonforda
Those indictments speak for themselves. One would think you would understand that as a lawyer yourself

@PonchyJohn96
·15h
Replying to @harringtonforda
and @MarilynMosbyEsq
Tell me you didn’t read the indictment without telling me you didn’t read the indictment.

Sean Winkler
@SJWinkler02
·Jan 14
Replying to @harringtonforda
and @MarilynMosbyEsq
Hope you’re later ashamed of this tweet. Absolutely joke narrative for an attorney in the public trust.

The GRIP @TheGRIP12
12h
Replying to @harringtonforda @Nick_Mosby and 9 others
Resign

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  EricaG
5 days ago

For the love of god, please no one vote for this worthless piece of shit!

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
6 days ago

Read the hate rag again today and just can’t believe they write the things they do. No wonder our children don’t know how to think and write, they are following the example of the hate rag. In the letters to the editor section one person is arguing about women’s right to choose what’s in their bodies while another on was writing the government has the right to dictate what goes into your body…what are our kids supposed to think!! I won’t even go into the editorial on how to fix elections and make it sound like you want free and fair elections, we are definitely in strange times!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
6 days ago

Our bodies are our bodies only when it doesn’t go against the far left agenda.

Hey, last summer
Hey, last summer
6 days ago

The Tweet is incredible- it must be a scapegoat for what really happened.

Colorful Mamma Jamma
Colorful Mamma Jamma
6 days ago

How’s the slave industry going? You feel good about what’s in your wallet? And who you get to spend your time with? What you driving?

Lilly
Lilly
6 days ago

How da DA gonna play The Race Card erry f* day?

Last edited 6 days ago by Lilly
We Can't Stop
We Can't Stop
6 days ago

Please tell me that you are not the replacement Berkshire County District Attorney w/o telling me that you are the replacement Berkshire County District Attorney.

Last edited 6 days ago by We Can't Stop
Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
6 days ago

Just finished reading the Pittsfield Police Blog. In less than 24 hours they listed a 37 year old Pittsfield resident that was involved and charged in 3 separate operating under the influence motor vehicle accidents. Guess the legal system is waiting for this guy to kill some innocent person so Harrington can say he didn’t mean to! How about locking him up to dry out. Wonder if he hit some hay bales if he would be locked up? System is completely broken! Watch your backs out there folks!

Pat
Pat
6 days ago

FBI said the hostage takers were not targeting the Jewish people and yet they took the hostages from a synagogue. They could have taken hostages from anywhere, but they specifically chose Jewish people. That says to me that they were targeting Jewish people and it becomes even more obvious when we realize who is behind it. The only group the FBI under Joe Biden wants to call domestic terrorists are white soccer moms.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-slammed-texas-synagogue-hostage-taker-not-related-jewish-community

Hey DA
Hey DA
5 days ago

They told him, “Don’t you ever come around here”
“Don’t wanna see your face, you better disappear”
The fire’s in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it
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Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
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You have to show them that you’re really not scared
You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare
They’ll kick you, then they’ll beat you
Then they’ll tell you it’s fair
So beat it, but you wanna be bad
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it, beat it, beat it)
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No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right (who’s right)
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated (no one)
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated (oh, no)
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it), beat it (beat it)
No one wants to be defeated
Source: Musixmatch

https://youtu.be/oRdxUFDoQe0

Like a fresh f* fox in a forest fire
Like a fresh f* fox in a forest fire
5 days ago
The school committee
The school committee
5 days ago

There are times that you make a choice and now you stand with insurectionist or you support the insurectionist.