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!!BULLETIN!! KNIFE WIELDER, 22, SHOT AND KILLED BY PITTSFIELD POLICE … SULLIVAN TO ANNOUNCE FOR D.A. ON MONDAY, BLASTS HARRINGTON’s ‘ABUSES OF PUBLIC TRUST’

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ADD 2, March 26, evening: The Berkshire Edge has reported new details from the fatal incident wherein a Pittsfield police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old man on Onota Street.

  • The incident took place outside 279 Onota Street.
  • Miguel Estrella died from two gunshot wounds fired by one of two officers responding to the second call for help.
  • After receiving “multiple calls” from 911, police and County Ambulance arrived at the scene. Estrella reportedly declined transport by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center. Police had determined he had cut himself in the face.
  • On the second call, just four minutes after police left, more calls came in, this time with two police officers responded ahead of Count Ambulance.
  • After firing TASERs at Estrella, “successfully,” police said, Estrella advanced toward them with a knife.
  • One of the two officers responded by shooting two bullets into the young man.
  • The Chief Medical Examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy for Sunday.

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ADD 1, March 26, morning: This news from the Pittsfield Police Department:

On Friday, March 25, 2022 at approximately 9:46 PM, Pittsfield Police Department Patrol Units were dispatched to the 200 block of Onota Street for an initial report that an adult male party had injured himself with a cutting injury and was outside of his residence. Initial responding patrol units located a 22 year old male with an apparently self-inflicted laceration to his face. Officers requested emergency medical services to treat the injury. At approximately 10:06 PM, the subject refused medical attention. The subject was left in the care of his girlfriend, who agreed to remain with him for the night.

Shortly thereafter, at approximately 10:10 PM, Patrol Units were dispatched back to the original location for the male party causing a disturbance again. Upon arrival, units immediately observed that same male party, armed with a knife. The initial responding units requested additional units and equipment. When the armed subject advanced on the officers, they attempted 2 TASER deployments on the armed subject. When neither TASER deployment was successful in incapacitating the armed subject, 1 officer fired their duty sidearm, striking the subject and stopping the subject’s advance.

The initial responding officers immediately attempted to render lifesaving aid and called for emergency medical services. Additional Pittsfield Police Department Patrol Units and Investigative Units, as well as Massachusetts State Police Units responded to contain the scene.

The subject was transported to Berkshire Medical Center. While taking control of the scene, the Pittsfield Police Department requested assistance from the Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. At approximately 11:20 PM, the Pittsfield Police Department was notified by Berkshire Medical Center that the subject had succumbed to his injuries and was deceased.

The subject’s identity is currently being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The involved officers’ names are being withheld pending completion of the preliminary investigation.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office was notified and took jurisdiction over the case. The case is currently under investigation by the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire State Police Detective Unit, the Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, and Massachusetts State Police Ballistics Section, with assistance by the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.

To send the Pittsfield Police a tip via text message, text PITTIP and your message to 847411 (TIP411). Oddly enough, with news that the district attorney has taken jurisdiction over the case, it leads into THE PLANET‘s regular Weekend posting.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 25-7, 2020) — Let the race begin.

So THE PLANET declares.

At 11 a.m. Monday, at the fountain in Park Square, attorney Robert D. Sullivan, Jr., a political independent, will formally announce his candidacy for Berkshire County District Attorney.

From the campaign press release: “The event will take place at the Fountain at Park Square, in the heart of Pittsfield’s downtown and near the court complex where he has been a fixture, both defending and prosecuting cases. Sullivan has practiced law in the Berkshires for nearly a decade and a half, as a criminal defense attorney and an assistant district attorney.”

“Berkshire County needs a chief prosecutor that doesn’t follow the trends of politics that reach far beyond our county, but rather focuses on the needs of our residents,” Sullivan said in the release. “It needs a chief law enforcement officer who puts community safety and accountability over the false rhetoric of a certain political caucus or movement. The county needs a District Attorney who isn’t a politician.”

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THE PLANET recently had a sit-down with Sullivan, who, in the on-record portion, amplified on a key part of his campaign.

Sullivan promised that he would be in the race “to win, not just show.”

“This will be a campaign with a tight organization,” he said, “with the money to compete, and mainly with a message that will resonate with everyone tired of what they’re seeing out of the D.A.’s office under its present holder,” Andrea Harrington. Sullivan called Harrington’s tenure as D.A. “an embarrassment” to the public, the courts, and to law enforcement. “This race will be about competence.”

During Harrington’s term, Sullivan said, “we have seen the high cost to pubic safety exacted by someone who puts politics over justice.” Sullivan noted the exit of high-profile employees, especially Jeanne Kempthorne, who resigned in January 2020. Kempthorne, a highly respected Salem-based lawyer with four decades of experience, quit over her “serious concerns” that Harrington was in over her head and wasn’t following the law.

Sullivan said that too much of Harrington’s energies were going into politics and PR.

“She’s not running a D.A.’s office. She’s running a re-election campaign at the expense of public safety, paid for with public money.”

He noted that with gang activity on the rise, so is the drug trade, and with that, “all that goes with it — guns, battles over territory, violence — with ordinary citizens too often caught up in the mayhem.” He said that every citizen who’s afraid to go downtown, and every homeowner in a neighborhood who has to stay inside out of fear, is also a “crime statistic, just one that will never be counted.”

Sullivan said Harrington’s “criminal coddling” has left Berkshire County less safe that it was when she took office. He spoke of Harrington’s violations of the law, her lack of experience, the “revolving door” with staff, and how the “district attorney’s office has lost the respect of the courts.” He blasted Harrington for running an office that was “scared” of losing cases and for that reason has refused to bring charges.

He said Harrington was a phony and accused her of hypocrisy, looking for a headline, for speaking out against the death sentence when Massachusetts doesn’t have a death sentence, all the while ignoring the “growing number of shootings” in Pittsfield and county and the sheer number of illegal firearms on the streets.

On Sullivan’s Facebook page, he excoriated Harrington for:

  • “Refusing to try murder cases.”
  • “Using public funds to buy a non-disclosure agreement from an employee” (a reference to the firing of Helen Moon from the D.A.’s office).
  • “Offering  a 30-day CWOF for embezzling $30,000”
  • “Dismissing cases without consulting victims.”

He called these cases “all abuses of public trust.”

Sullivan will face the winner of the Democratic primary in September, pitting Harrington against Pittsfield attorney, former D.A. candidate Tim Shugrue.

For more information on the Sullivan campaign:

(413) 344-5600
Email — info@sullivanforda.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SullivanForDA Website: https://sullivanforda.com/

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As we back into the next round of March Madness, take the time to air your views. Every little bit helps.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“I don’t think people understand the level of graft built into the system”Bill Maher, on government at all levels.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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J2S
J2S
10 months ago

ABH!

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

From your lips to Gods ear. Truly anyone. Even Mele.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Robert Sullivan is full of SHIT! It has been decades of failed politicians promising to reduce violent crime in Pittsfield/Berkshires to win state/local office and then produce dismal results. Jimmy Ruberto campaigned on reducing violent crime against Mayor Sara Hathaway nearly 20 years ago in 2003. How did that turn out for Pittsfield? The definition of insanity is saying/doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It is also the definition of a career politicians and a “wanna-be” career politician such as Robert Sullivan.

I – Jon Melle – could say the same things as all of these bullshit artist state and local career politicians and “wanna-be’s” in Pittsfield/Berkshires by promising to reduce violent crime, upgrade Pittsfield’s Level 5 public schools to Level 1 status, bring back the thousands of lost living wage jobs and lost population numbers since the 1970s, recruit one dozen Fortune 500 companies to the PEDA debacle, reduce taxes and tell the corrupt do nothing Salons on Beacon Hill to finally equitably administer state aid to Pittsfield/Berkshires (and beyond), and put wings on Pig(natelli)s so that would they fly around Unicorns on Park Square.

When will the Robert Sullivans of the world please stop with their hot air? Lastly, it is easy to sit there and criticize your opponent in politics, but it is a lot more difficult to produce real results for Pittsfield/Berkshires, Attorney Robert Sullivan!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

You ought to adhere to your own words. “The definition of insanity is saying/doing the same thing over and over again….. “

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

AGREED!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

So STOP Jon. Enough. Do you not understand, nobody cares about young Jon Melle’s plight or thoughts.

Wrong Way Harrington’s soft approach on crime has turned Pittsfield into a shooting gallery and Wrong Way is worried about legalized dope injecting places and treating 18-20 year-old’s as innocent 4-5 year-olds. She’s got a few of those currently on trial for shooting and maiming another young guy.

See Jon, you live in NH and these are OUR everyday facts. We don’t live the Jon Melle “Magic Carpet Ride.”

And this is not an open invitation to post a love letter to Patrick Fennell.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Who thinks Melle has a love doll called Andrea?

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

I thought her name was Linda

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Two Cents
10 months ago

You are both correct. The right hand is “Lovely Linda” and the left hand is “Andrea.”

When asked how Jon does with the ladies, his reply, “I hold my own.”

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Two Cents
10 months ago

The lovely ladies who run Pittsfield politics are very lovely, but unfortunately, they have continued predictable Pittsfield politics’ “Business as usual”. Pittsfield is stuck in a ditch no matter who is elected there.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

I, Levitan, son of a long line of rabbis, declare you to be a Roman.

J2S
J2S
10 months ago

With everything going from bad to worse due to her far left progressive policies and beliefs instituted by the current DA since taking power, and with an election coming, this is where she will pretend she is change and be a liberal and not a progressive socialist. Same thing but many of the people will never figure it out
and vote to re-elect her.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

You can’t fix stupid.

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

Supreme Court Justice Thomas and his wife so crazily involved with Chief of Staff of Don John Trump were involved in a conspiracy to change the vote of the American people.FIRE Merrit Garland

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Ha Ha, they ain’t gonna wanna here bout that stuff…what about Hillary and Hunter and Bill and Obama and Soros and the far left and the globalists and Big Biden and climate changers and abortionists and BLM and coffee stirrers…wha bout all that stuff huh?

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Annulgas
10 months ago

Soros funds democracy, Bill and Hillary are retired.Global warming is a major military issue thats real even if some people do not believe it.The majority believe women control their Doctors visit.Men do.BLM is a problem for white supremist.Coffee stirrer?President Biden and his son Hunter have been reported on FOX every loop propaganda with laptop.So back to the President Chief of staff Supreme Court Justice and his insurectionist wife.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Yah, my comment was sarcasm

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Oh god. Sullivan’s first decision as a candidate is to announce in front of a non-functioning fountain in the winter? Is this an omen of things to come, a campaign dead in the water?

The democratic winner will kick his butt.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

It makes you wonder if Wrong Way Harrington will have a stooge or two try to disrupt or create a “distraction” and attempt to steal some of Sullivan’s thunder?

As long as Sullivan or Shugrue win, that’s all I care about.

Just a thought. If Wrong Way Harrington loses, how many future NAACP meetings do you imagine she’ll attend?

Vegas odds has it at: 0 meetings (even money), 1 meeting (2/1), more than 2 meetings (1000 to 1).

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

7 Days into spring, technically. In the Berkshires, that is called winter. Heck, 7 days into summer is still winter in the Berkshires.

Rattifikat
Rattifikat
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

And seven days into summer is hell also.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Rattifikat
10 months ago

7 days into Harringtons’ second season could also be hell.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Rattifikat
10 months ago

Une Saison en Enfer – Rimbaud

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Strikes me as a rather shallow comment but if that is all ya got go for it

Koi pond
Koi pond
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Correct there’s no water in it

SaferStreets
SaferStreets
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

You are worried about a fountain? Have you been to court? Watching this trial is like staring into the mouth of madness. #ABA

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Andrea will announce from her husband’s lunch counter while trying to indict a ham sandwich.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

“Trying” is the operative word here.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoePesci
10 months ago

Hey -she heard it could be done so has been practicing. I bet she thinks she’s got the hang of indicting ham sandwiches by now.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

And that sandwich will be on white bread she tries indicting.

O
O
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

His first Public announcement was at a Republican meet and greet at Clairmonts oops (more on that later) I meant Mazzeos . Dumb move he owns that and the libs will crush him on that in the general election.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  O
10 months ago

Is the DA’s office there for political purposes? Didn’t Andrea announce at the communist party of the United States meeting?

Linda
Linda
Reply to  O
10 months ago

I was there and all candidates were invited including Harrington. It was an open meeting to listen to all. Information never hurts.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Pretty close to the non functioning DAs office

Arizona
Arizona
10 months ago

Lake front property.

Bethany Trudeau
Bethany Trudeau
10 months ago

She could be impeached with these documents in my hand but let’s see how she does.

BCHC Direct / recommendation for Hellp
BCHC Direct / recommendation for Hellp
10 months ago

Sullivan probably knows better than fixing flawed convictions. We’ve learned that is a ONE WAY STREET.

JoePesci
JoePesci
10 months ago

ABA.

Mint condissh
Mint condissh
10 months ago

What I love most about short term rentals is the unfamiliar off-leash dogs barking at me in my own yard. I fucking love that.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
10 months ago

As of today Harrington is facked beyond all recognition. It was Harrington’s lack of leadership that allowed yesterday’s disaster in court. Her lack of management has caused a mistrial due to a tainted witness. Her incompetence left the DA’s office with victim witness advocates that can’t manage family members and attornies who can’t run a trial properly. It’s all over now.

Last edited 10 months ago by Al A. Bye
Keigles
Keigles
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

I need a restraining order to protect my disabled Dad to whom I am his agent. I am feared outta my mind of the victim witness advocates – they are a bunch of mean ass bitches. I heard lizzie say to a victim “you only want him for his money” she said it twice in the Court room pre-hearing & she’s lucky I ain’t stupid.

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

Let’s put the bong down before we start typing eh?

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Penny lane
10 months ago

Facts, Sadly the victim won’t be able to tell his side because Andrea Harrington didn’t put him on the witness list because she was too busy promoting her social justice agenda. Facts. This should be the subject of the Berkshire Eagle editorial.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
10 months ago

Bumping this up from yesterday. .

Don’t Do It

 11 hours ago
Nick Carnevale‘s parents are going to ruin the trial and Andrea Harrington is so incompetent she’s going to let it happen.
We know the Carnevale’s, they are good people, but their son has no memories of what happened, he has substantial cognitive problems, suffers from seizures, headaches, pain, motor function loss. He can barely remember both short and long term things, it’s all a jumble. It’s well known among friends and family.
His injuries happened during the event he allegedly “remembers”, he has no real memories of the event, only what he’s been coached to say by his well meaning parents. Any brain injury or head trauma or neurologist would destroy this poor kids credibility.
I’m embarrassed that Andrea would allow this, I’m sad that the parents would try and find justice this way. When you make your kid purger himself on the stand, it’s not justice.

Shell Shock
Shell Shock
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

Brain injury is complex. It is possible that he remembers. It takes time and triggers [pun] can initiate a memory. That’s why we can’t live easy. You open a soda / we duck & cover. A chopper flies overhead we flip the fuck out. But, we know truth from fiction.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

So who is promoting his testimony..The defense?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

This is going to be a disaster. Before I even read the article in the Eagle today, I was thinking what the defense attorney was thinking: his parents helped connect the dots to “restore Nick’s memory.” I then read the article and saw the defense attorney (Dale Bass) mention the exact same thing I thought of.

I’m not a defense attorney, but if I was, I wouldn’t mind putting Nick on the stand. I would just question him softly and slowly about everything he did for the past month or two. Unfortunately, it will overload his memory and he’ll come across as unsure to a jury. Then just paint the picture for the jury. It will show he’s been coached and it’s not his memory. No need to further traumatize the poor kid. And honestly, I don’t blame the poor parents. I would want the maximum for the animals, who did this to my kid.

Last edited 10 months ago by Markus Aurelius
EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Harrington won’t go for the max for a 19 year old anyway, it contradicts her campaign for youth offenders which she has been concentrating on all week.
These parents just want what is best for their son. Sad to say I told you so but they are not going to get it from Andrea Harrington. I don’t blame them for taking matters into their own hands. It’s better than leaving it to Harrington.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Everything a witness says and by extension is asked by prosecution allows the defense to cross examine. The risk is that he is too unstable to sustain an aggressive defense. It goes into the “don’t give your opponent/defense control of the witness/evidence” logic of trials.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Not going into all the details but F Lee Bailey took my client apart back in 1970 when I was stupit enuff to put my deer poaching defendant on the stand. Bottom line is that if your client is caught dragging a ruminant, shot and gutted out of season, back and forth in front of a trail camera, and that video has been on public TV for six months, AND, and your client is a known liar and philanderer, don’t put the son of a bitch on the fucking stand. Don’t do it.

Lesson learned.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

You learnt that lesson last august, and it was me who did in the deer. What the odds achi?

You told me you studied the damned OJ trial before you took my situation.

Last edited 10 months ago by levitan
Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Your honor all I ask is that my client be treated like an illegal immigrant

TBI
TBI
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

They require additional time to answer is all.

Ok..
Ok..
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

I’m not an Attorney but I play one Planet Valenti ..

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Ok..
10 months ago

Pay’s not worth it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

Someone is having a nightmare just now – background weird music and a tall gaunt giant with melancholic eyes is saying, “It’s happening…again”

This AG is like a Twin Peaks disaster.

Salty
Salty
10 months ago

Andrea’s brain isn’t fully formed she does what they tell her – just like victims do.

Unreliable Witness
Unreliable Witness
10 months ago

Tatro was JUST convicted on an unrelated assault.

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 months ago

I have listened to two interviews with Sully. Wow oh wow he is going to get whomped! Disheveled cocky and seemed hungover. That said the angry white guy play .. yeah go for it. Hey ya think he will have his truck in the back ground with the lights on two inches form the microphone? Harrington or Timmy will eat this Republican up.

Last edited 10 months ago by Just the facts
Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Dan,
You have been covering politics for a long time right? If it quacks like a duck ..… really his the first campaign stop is at a Diehl meet and greet call it whatever you want. Cacca tried the same nonsense and was soundly defeated for it in the general election.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

But if the DA has people like you trying to get out in front of Sullivan with the character assassination tactic it spells a bit of a panic on her end to me.

Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

So says the angry white male club who has been bashing Harrington on here for 5 years . Tough having a woman in charge eh Tarzan? Come on Buttercup we have a long way to go.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Sounds like you might be going to be out of a job if she loses huh?

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Not male here. Why does Harrington always have to play the woman card? I’ll tell you why, because it is the only card she has.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

and sadly, when she flips that card over, it is…. THE JOKER

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

Only weak incompetent women the ones the old boys are not afraid of can win. STRONG WOMEN are arrested by corrupt Pittsfield cops

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

Don’t know many men in the Pitts

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

And Tyer is WORSE. WOMEN who give women a bad . name. How did she get to be mayor since she does not open her mouth and refuses to speak with constituents. She was city clerk and in charge of the voting machines. She won all 7 Wards and 14 precincts.

GOB
GOB
Reply to  juicylucy
10 months ago

David Capeless appointment

Pothole
Pothole
Reply to  juicylucy
10 months ago

Come on. Really? Are you implying she rigged the machines? Oh I’ll bet now you will say “I never said that”. Just more shit to
Throw at the wall to See if it sticks. If you have something factual to say then say it and back it up. This is not helpful at all.

Sal
Sal
Reply to  Pothole
10 months ago

Nothing says it didn’t happen

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Pothole
10 months ago

Tyer isn’t smart enough to work the tampon machine in the ladies room let alone rig voting machines.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pothole
10 months ago

Are you suggesting that she rigged that election? Why would she have to do that given she owned the ballot?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

I’m a woman and I don’t want Andrea in charge. It’s not her gender that’s the issue. It’s her politics that’s the problem and most people know that so stop playing the gender card. We have a long way to go to return to sanity in this country and the far left sure doesn’t represent sanity. Women are being assaulted and killed in the far left cities that are coddling these violent criminals with their justice warrior agenda.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Those who are dissatisfied with Harrington include many women. Sad to say that the first woman DA in Berkshire County was not up to the job.

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Namaste
10 months ago

Trump was not up to the job and embarrassed his family oddballs

Ivanka
Ivanka
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

I don’t think it is possible to embarrass a Trump. They do not have the mental capacity to recognize when they are making an ass of themselves. Their egos will not allow them to believe that that huge crowd is laughing at them. Clueless.

Clarissa Barton
Clarissa Barton
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

For years before she became the DA, that office had a history of strong, knowledgeable women in charge. Check the facts.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Clarissa Barton
10 months ago

Maybe that’s when the malice happened

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Squeaky ain’t no Jane. Cheetah yes.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

What’s she in charge of? Inquiring minds want to know.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Didn’t Harrington win because she did not have an opponent? I recall having to write in a name.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

One person just gave all my comments a thumbs down. Who done that?????

Last edited 10 months ago by levitan
levitan
levitan
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Just the facts (and minus some)

Cacca tried the same nonsense and was soundly defeated for it in the general election.”

He wasn’t actually on the ballot though, was he?

Coconut
Coconut
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Ya, not to mention not even you can bother to spell out the write-in.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Coconut
10 months ago

Would you be suggesting that not being on the ballot doesn’t hurt your count? I’d want to be on the ballot.

Last edited 10 months ago by levitan
School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Means nothing in ma. Independent means you are a reluctant repubican.Independent under Trump means old Republican party before white supremacy KKK and Qanon went mainstream after Obama got elected.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Wrongo. Mass has been nearly 50% Independent for as long as I can remember.

Democrat Party of Commonwealth is not a thinktank of deep thought or governance. Republican Party of Commonwealth is ok, but takes more than 5 to make a crowd. Garland would strenuously disagree and say that so much as 2 persons considering a tarnished thought constitutes a full fledge revolution and insurrection.

Back to you – the only reason a candidate declare herself a Democrat is because she figures she will get the tenure needed for maximum benefit. It’s about power, not politics.

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Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Dufus, there are more independents in Massachusetts than dems and repubs combined.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Go back to civics class. Independent means you can vote either party in every election. Democrat no longer has the same meaning due to socialist progressives elected as dems.

AA calling
AA calling
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Which attorney was it who was sober?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  AA calling
10 months ago

Not Giuliani. Gefinitely not Giuliani.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

And what platform does DA Wrong Way Harrington plan to run on?

Surging violent crimes in Berkshire County? Record level of drug overdoes in Berkshire County?

Name One
Name One
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Fixing flawed convictions?

Freeman Is a lie
Freeman Is a lie
Reply to  Name One
10 months ago

Flawed convictions need to be brought before the same judge/prosecutor….. that’s insanity. Okay. Cover up their own malfeasance, how stupid.

Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

https://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Pittsfield-Massachusetts.html

Again it was as you say surging from 2014 to 2018 under Capless just pointing out the Data.

That’s if we are blaming violent crime on The Da. But I do recall 4 years ago it wasn’t the DA’s fault and I quote ” what’s a DA to do” DC.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

And as DC said this, he was still prosecuting and holding accountable shoplifters and drug dealers.

DC wasn’t picking and choosing what laws he enforced, based on a false narrative.

BTW Facts, you never answered from a previous post, so I’ll ask again:

Why does DA Wrong Way “support” the police now in her press releases? She never used to? And where are the Berkshire County “racially biased policing” statistics that she told us about early in her tenure?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Shop lifting is off the charts. They are coming from all over to shop lift in Pittsfield. Like the Price is Right….COME ON DOWN AND GET YOUR GOODIES.

Same/Same
Same/Same
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

The addiction rate coincides with the theft.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Same/Same
10 months ago

Also coincides with, “I am not going to be punished for this.”

Ok..
Ok..
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Please with the doesn’t support the cops BS ..I get it you picked that up on Fox as a talking point. David and the gang never kept any data on much of anything. However the affairs in that office were tabulated and my God they were off the chart.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Ok..
10 months ago

Are you in high school? “The affairs in that office….” I’m going to give you a little insight kid, it happens in every profession. Teacher, cop, and yes, DA.

Until your ready to sit at the adult table and discuss adult issues: rising violent crime and record number of drug OD’s in Berkshire County, go drink your Tang and play with your taffy at the kids table. Affairs…….really?

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I’m worried OK, Facts etc actually is a kid, in which case it is really sad.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

She is learning as she goes.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  We The People
10 months ago

That explains the laxative

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

No we are not blaming violent crimes on the DA we are blaming inept prosection on the DA. The result of her ineptitude is criminals feel free to commit crimes. Understand?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Teedoff
10 months ago

It’s seeing the forest through the trees.

Progressives tend to get hung up in the leaves and duff, on the forest floor. They have a very myopic view of the “ racially biased” criminal justice system.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Where is the famous “data” promised on the racial disparities? Was it lost with those rape cases from Williams?

From @harringtonforda Dec 8 2020

Police reform is step one- prosecutors, judges, & probation must take responsibility for the scourge of racial disparities in the MA justice system. Cheers to
@adamghinds
 @reptricia
 @RepPaulMark
 @CountyBerkshire
 @DARollins
 @RepLizMiranda @AyannaPressley
 @attorneytanisha
@MassAGO

@QuothMadameHarry
@QuothMadameHarry
Reply to  Teedoff
10 months ago

So, prosecutor etc reform?! Well we’re gonna need grant funds, right.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Teedoff
10 months ago

The will soon be released by the Communist Party of the USA. Please be patient comrade.

Shoplifter’s Paradise
Shoplifter’s Paradise
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

The crime stats are highly skewed because police are not even investigating crimes. Why? DA wrong way won’t prosecute.
Talk to any store manager, crime is off the charts.

da mayuh
da mayuh
Reply to  Shoplifter’s Paradise
10 months ago

Uh, we would like to keep this subject under the table for now if you don’t mind. Makes me and the DA look dysfunctional. Thanks ahead of time.

Size 5
Size 5
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

platform stilettos

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

The Yuki platform. She won’t so much run on it as dance on it.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

PREDICTION: You need to look no further than the Carnevale’s to see how victims need a new DA. The DA’s election will be a referendum against the incompetence and failed policies of Andrea Harrington. It will be decided in a landslide and will be an immediate and conclusive display of the will of the people that we are not going to take her anymore. Think of your families.

Louie
Louie
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

That’s what the last guy said . A landslide ok!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Louie
10 months ago

Yeah, Jamal Nicholson sure did.

Didn’t the state police catch him with a gun and drugs behind a closed business, noted for several past B/E’s?

What was the verdict Lou? NG ring a bell?

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Louie
10 months ago

That was then but this is now. AH has accomplished zero so time to move on. How could it get worse! Love to see some actual law and order again. Love to see the flow of drugs from NY stopped.

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

If you care about the Carnevale’s and what they were forced to do for justice on their own behalf vote Harrington out. Imagine if it were your son or daughter.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  EricaG
10 months ago

I could not agree more Erica. I place zero blame with the parents for trying to help their son. Anybody who disagrees with that, I’ll lay $100 down they don’t have kids of their own.

It’s a sad indictment on DA Wrong Way Harrington’s Office. If her office blows this case, she should resign in shame.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Maybe Biden or Kamala will throw their support behind Squeaky. Is gas cheaper if you go the wrong way on a one way street? Does Andrea get the Communist party discount?

Cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid
10 months ago

It is discriminating to say that a brain injury survivor is not credible. Use his affliction against him in the Justice System…. that’s it I’m outta here

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Cerebrospinal fluid
10 months ago

It’s not about the injury or the state of the victim. It’s about the crime and the poor use of evidence that obscures the truth.

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Cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

I’m not confused. Brain injury survivors can be held accountable for crimes then they can be credible witnesses. Can not pick one or the other.

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  Cerebrospinal fluid
10 months ago

Can not pick one or the other.

Yes, one can pick either or neither. It’s up to prosecutors and defense to choose witnesses. In the Carnevale case, the judge allowed the victim/witness to remain silent due to significant brain injury.

My concern is that prosecution opened the door to a heavy abuse of this particular witness. I don’t suggest you are confused, but you are confusing strategy with options. You claim, “they can be credible witnesses.” The challenge in this case is to what degree will the victim be able to remain credible under exacting questions. He will not be simply establishing that he got shot and was at Washington Mtn, right?

Cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

It’s practically impossible to measure the amount of credibility a witness provides regardless of a brain injury.

Why not a conviction based solely upon circumstantial evidence.

I heard you. I’m not an attorney but I will ponder all of this just for fun. Thanks

In my case ya called a witness police chief who wasn’t a party to the situation and also wasn’t on the witness list. The cop had been fired. Violated my due process. 5 jurors knew him. You got yourselves a gazebo.

They do whatever like insurrection no laws

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Cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

If a person is competent than they are credible. Be it a witness or a defendant.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Cerebrospinal fluid
10 months ago

Now I am ready to call you confused, if it’s ok with you.

I'll try anything
I'll try anything
10 months ago

Was the black object a gun or a f* radiator hose for f* sake these people are useless. Why even use them. Why even try this ?

Red Mountain
Red Mountain
10 months ago

Kempthorn did not release documents Parsons did. Kempthorn got an award.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Red Mountain
10 months ago

I think you should correct that to: Kempthorne wanted to release the original documents. Parsons released the heavily redacted documents. You know, those pages in the report that dot the I’s and cross the T’s. I’m sure they just happen to be those “heavily redacted, but released,” documents?

Nice try.

Dan, posting this today has brought out DA Wrong Way’s defenders. You should feel honored. Great job!! It really proves they do read it here. I also love that you keep the microscope on topics like this. It’s to bad the Eagle doesn’t follow suit.

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Louie
Louie
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Ahh, somebody has to keep.the echo chamber in check.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Yeh – I had to clean my boots after mucking through it all. Left them out in the rain to clear out the goop from welt and spurs. Misty, I’m sorry to report to you – achi/achoti, will have to wait til tomorrow to get hers.

I think they are out dirtying up my notions and fine speculations. Fine pretty thoughts all importuned with hostilities and misguided animosities.

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Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

MA,
In regard to “Defenders.” 1. They are all the same person 2. They never defend Harrington, only resort to personal insults because they are all the same person
3. Because of what she had done, Harrington is indefensible.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Harrington does not care at all that there’s no court today because of the disaster she is responsible for. She’s on twitter at four oclock in the afternoon talking about hair conditioner.

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  Teedoff
10 months ago

Not fair, Harrington is also busy promoting a progressive DA in Iowa.

Kimberly Graham for Polk County Attorney  @KimberlyforIowa
11h
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our A New Day: Virtual Spring Fundraiser.

Also, thank you to @harringtonforda, @flynndbroadyjr, @campbell50324, @TiaraForIowa, and Maria Alonzo Diaz for taking the time out of your day to speak at the event.

J. Adam
@JAdam46347720
Replying to @KimberlyforIowa @harringtonforda and 3 others
3 retweets and 4 likes.
That is almost 1 like for every individual you mentioned by name.comment image

Is any of that money you raised going to go towards improving your social media strategy?

Off to a rocky start!

Lois Lane
Lois Lane
10 months ago

Look over there, not over here.

So the local paper has a story about the horrifying numbers of opioid deaths in “Berkshire County.” They seem to have bent over backwards, as usual, NOT to give Pittsfield numbers separately. And this seems to be the normal approach to blur the fact that when bad things happen in “Berkshire County” 90-95 percent of it is in PITTSFIELD. But if Joe Blow scans the paper he will get the impression that Pittsfield is just like everywhere else. NOT TRUE. Pittsfield is the HUB of danger in Berkshire County. You are nine times as likely to get shot in Pittsfield as North Adams, probably more. Same for getting mugged or assaulted.

Must be depressing for a young reporter to do a story and then have it red lined to the point you hardly recognize it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lois Lane
10 months ago

It’s not the worst way to go. And I know for a fact that mortality in Russia is 60 years, yet everyone there you meet is over 80. So what really is the problem?

School committee
School committee
10 months ago

Will Dan ever take an interest in Presidents Chief of Staff,Supreme Court Justice wife. and a Coup to arrest President Biden and bring him to Gauntamano Bay as a terrorts…..terrorist….. how long can you pretend?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Sounds alright to me, but being a citizen of the USA, Biden is certainly entitled to a speedy trial with a jury of his peers if he so chooses.

Unlike the citizens wasting away in secret cells in DC under Garland’s foot. Don’t they don’t deserve any of that? And, why do we care about Justice Thomas’ wife anymore than we care about Bill’s?

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Because a Supreme Court Justices wife Virginia Thomas was involved in a Coup to illegally keep Diaper Don in power….HELLO

Ricardo Pendejo
Ricardo Pendejo
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

With TSC it depends

School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Dick Vitale

School committee
School committee
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Diaper Dandy

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

As I say, Biden is entitled to even those rights he deprives the citizen. Even a brazen criminal is due a trial.

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Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
10 months ago

If Harrington’s office screws up the Carnevale trial again and it looks like they probably will, Nipples had better not even show her face in public. Wish the Carnevale family had demanded to move the trial to another County after the previous DA’s office screw-up. Feel that is the only way they will get a fair trial and justice.

Off-topic. Seems like Morales’s latest brilliant idea has arrived. Why are they street sweeping the streets? Watched them on Crane Avenue and they were only enlarging the pot holes and craters. Plus they were tossing broken payment at cars and all over tax payers lawns. Administration intelligence at it’s best!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

I think that, due to wholesale neglect of the roads over the last six years, no one knows what to do. Many of the city roads need to be done over from the roadbed. The mayor does not want to use her special interest money for a public problem, which is why we are where we are now. Problem is that the roads are now falling apart so fast that by the end of spring we will be down to chunks of asphalt mixed with mud on a large swath of the city.
Normally a mayor would just leave a situation like this for the next mayor to figure out but even some of the special interest folk are getting bummed out. Patching is not going to work except for a few not so bad areas. But many of the roads are literally dissolving before our eyes.

I am not sure Morales is the problem here. He may just be one more higher level pawn in the administration with his hands tied.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Instead of this Administration spending money to test our sh**, maybe they could spend money to hire ANOTHER consultant to tell them how to fix the roads. There is also this thing called Common Sense which this Administration has none.

Ricardo Pendejo
Ricardo Pendejo
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Loony Linda likes to throw money at social fluff projects

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Ricardo Pendejo
10 months ago

It’s because it has a boomerang effect. She throws a good amount of money on special interest projects (Ricky’s Rumpus) and some of that money always seems to make it back into Lazy Linda’s pocket.

It’s funny how that works.

Lait Nite with P
Lait Nite with P
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

They’ll say the intent was to scare him and when the victim sped off the perps were afraid for their lives defense.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

FORENSIC AUDIT!

levitan
levitan
10 months ago

Meanwhile, in the boneyard of David Capeless, Harrington is relieved not to have to waste her talents:

Quoth Madame Harry: “I want to congratulate District Attorney Capeless on his success in that matter,[200 more years beneath these stones, convict]” Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in an interview this week. “We’re certainly very grateful that he’s [Capeless] taken on the post-conviction piece of the triple homicide cases. Because it’s a heavy lift and a lot of work.” (in reference to explaining the crimes of Roy pictured still abusing both his forehead and sacred Scandinavian runes.)

Yup, we know that ABH could not even do the small work to maintain what every judge to date has said. ‘there’s not a scrap of ‘non-circumstantial’ evidence, which is often weak, to eradicate the obvious evidence (aka circumstantial.)’

Not so much a win for ABH but a coming up short yet again.

Creative question: having digested the facts, do we really believe there is no use for a death penalty? These three vicious thugs (one:satanic, 2: Hells Angels, 3: Aryan Brotherhood) are having too much fun penning constitutional arguments when it’s their bones that should be rotting under Concord masonry rather than Glasser & Caldwell in some potters field.

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Distant Cuzz
Distant Cuzz
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

You have to believe Harrington’s election to win. Bill Sturgeon said she is doing the job. That’s good enough for me. Vote Andrea.

Lait Nite with P
Lait Nite with P
Reply to  Distant Cuzz
10 months ago

She’ll be busy tonight,all kinds of mayhem on Onota Street near Linden tonight and ambulances cops. Don’t know what it is.

Lait Nite with P
Lait Nite with P
Reply to  Distant Cuzz
10 months ago

You have some smart cookies on here Dan,someone predicted something like this would happen where acperson that was mentally unstable would have to be stopped by an officer if they were attacked.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Distant Cuzz
10 months ago

Andrea will be indicting ham sandwiches at her husband’s deli before you know it.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

Unless you order pumpernickel bread. Then you are safe. DA Wrong Way Harrington does not hold POC or BOC (bread of color) responsible for their actions. It’s all YT’s fault.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Distant Cuzz
10 months ago

Bill knows Willie Nelson Mandela on a first name basis.

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

The Coup by the gang that could not shoot straight was run by deep state Putins Qanon morons like Virginia Thomas

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Democrats don’t even know what women are.

Q&A
Q&A
10 months ago

Q: What’s a cop to do if a mentally ill person has a knife?

A: https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/pittsfield-police-kill-man-knife/article_86c0b0be-acef-11ec-93e4-eb4b70138bd9.html

If you’ve ever been tazed you know, no-body can withstand it, that is an impossibility. Instantly drop to the floor no control of your own central nervous system. No way José. You’ll feel that arc for the rest of your life.

“66 times in the head” – The Great Outdoors

And how did you know to ask that question in advance of this situation.

Its Pittsfield
Its Pittsfield
10 months ago

berkshire eagle

PITTSFIELD — A 22-year-old man who advanced on Pittsfield police officers with a knife was fatally shot Friday night on Onota Street after attempts to subdue him failed.

Restore Dafloor
Restore Dafloor
Reply to  Its Pittsfield
10 months ago

So they did,shoot.The end result is to shoot till kill in this scenario. This tells us one certainty,there is no plan other to subdue and if that fails kill.,so nothing has changed. The so-called mediators from psychologiy weren’t addressed of this incident? Would it have helped? Was it to late? That’s just it, is no plan. Another case of proactive and reactive. Nothings changed.

Get Rid of Wynn
Get Rid of Wynn
Reply to  Restore Dafloor
10 months ago

They had him in custody earlier and refused to transport him to the hospital for a psych hold. Leadership made the call not to transport.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Its Pittsfield
10 months ago

Well at least we know it’s being investigated by expert professionals

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office was notified and took jurisdiction over the case. The case is currently under investigation by the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire State Police Detective Unit, the Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, and Massachusetts State Police Ballistics Section, with assistance by the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.

Go will Sackren
Go will Sackren
Reply to  We The People
10 months ago

Of course no bias there.

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

Joe Biden telling troops they will see what is happening on the ground when they get to Ukraine and any biological weapons used in Russia will be answered in kind by our country. He is either giving away military strategy or he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Russia will now use what Biden is saying about our troops on the ground and play that over and over to the Russian people. Is the far left using Biden’s cognitive problems to start a war between our country and Russia? They know he can’t think clearly and they don’t care. Pelosi thinks he’s “perfect” because she is raking in so much money from all of these investments based on her political policies, her latest being a huge investment in Tesla.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Well ya better hope Joe Biden gets it right cuz you are a finger snap away from being nuked like the rest of us. But you would probably be trashing the life guard who was trying to save your life.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

The life guard was hired by democrats so no thought to life saving skills was given. A valiant effort was made by the lifeguard but a trans black woman in a wheelchair couldn’t save the drowning victim.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

I’d suggest broadcasting that notion straight to the Russian front. Russian soldiers would shoot their CO’s and flee.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

I mean, what if we had an intelligent president, we’d have fueled rumours and illusion among the Russuan front that the US was coming in. They don”t get news. They’d freak out. First World War that actually gets won before Spring Break.

Also, we now know 60% of russian missiles are duds. Crooked colonels also probably sold off the fuel or nuclear payloads years ago anyway. The time to finish those guys off is now!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

What would have happened if Ted Kennedy had a Tesla?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

What would happen if you stepped outside your door some morning and a robin flew by?? I sure hope that never happens to you or anyone in your family.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Nothing happened to Ted. Doubt he thought much about what had happened either. Just can’t feel sad about him.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

I hope not murder anyone

Suicide By Cop
Suicide By Cop
10 months ago

State police are being tasked to investigate the police homicide today. Heads are going to roll. At a minimum there will be homicide charges against two officers, with criminal negligence charges against a dispatcher and two other officers.

They had this person under their control and let him go, knowing he was suicidal. They then returned and fulfilled his wishes of suicide by cop. This is going to end with a paycheck for his family along with a few cops in jail and a couple off the force.

Harrington will screw this up, mark my words.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Suicide By Cop
10 months ago

Have girlfriends learned nothing about calling trigger-happy cops when someone they care about is distraught and in need of intervention? I will never believe that it was Daniel Gillis’ wish to die by Suicide by Cops the day PPD officer Colello blew him to away in a hail of bullets. ssristories.org>a-stacked-deck-how…
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1000 Americans a year.

How do you know that the cops weren’t fulfilling their own homicidal wishes last night when they blew Miguel away? If we believe the cops version of the event, which I NEVER DO, the police received several calls concerning a knife-wielding young man, with a history of mental illness, who had already allegedly harmed himself, and was outside causing a disturbance. But instead of taking 22-year-old mentally ill self-harming knife-wielding Miguel into protective custody, the cops leave the knife-wielding self-harming crazy acting Miguel in the care of his girlfriend, who assured the big strong armed and dangerous cops that she would take care of self injured Miguel for the night. Within just minuets of leaving the crazy scene, cops are called again to deal with crazy acting mentally ill knife-wielding self harming Miguel, and shoot him to death.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Suicide By Cop
10 months ago

Here’s hoping PPD heads roll, starting with Chief Michael Wynn. I won’t hold my breath waiting for any of them to go to jail. You’re right, the trained PPD cops had Miguel, who had a history of mental illness, safely, and still alive, under their control for their first response to the scene. It wouldn’t surprise me if the cops didn’t use those few minutes between 911 calls to flip a coin to see which cop was going to blow allegedly suicidal Miguel away when they returned to the scene of the crime.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  The City I Hate
10 months ago

FU pal. This is a clear cut case of justified use of force. You are way off base here.

Go will Sackren
Go will Sackren
Reply to  JoePesci
10 months ago

Hahaha. No psyche evaluational ball dropped. Get the suspensions and the cash box ready.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Suicide By Cop
10 months ago

When will BLM and Antifa start the riots? Or is the Pitts already destroyed so they won’t bother?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Ask Melle – he supports Antifa.

Dop Top
Dop Top
Reply to  Suicide By Cop
10 months ago

Is the dispatcher the one that sounds like a cheerleader?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

According to a March 26, 2022, op-ed by Charles Chieppo in the Boston Herald: The proposed state surtax on earnings of over $1 million per year would be the largest tax hike in the over 400-year history of Massachusetts. The Tax Foundation said that Massachusetts ranks 49th in the country when it comes to the cost of doing business. Since 1993, population loss by AGI in Massachusetts cost the state nearly $1 billion per year. Over 70% of the wealth and state revenue in Massachusetts went to New Hampshire and Florida combined. Last Spring of 2021, the Boston Globe published a news article that Beacon Hill’s career politicians give away $17.8 billion per year to their politically connected big business campaign donors, which will increase if the state surtax on millionaires becomes state law. That financial figure dwarfs the amount of money – estimated to be around $2 billion per year – that the proposed state surtax on earnings of over $1 million per year in Massachusetts would bring into state government coffers. The voters in Massachusetts will vote on the state constitutional amendment to put a surtax on earnings of over $1 million per year on election day in November 2022, which is also when voters will elect a new Governor of Massachusetts.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

I love how they always raising taxes for education, think of the lottery, then it ends up in the general funds for all the special interests

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

It is called the career politicians’ financial shell games with our tax dollars! They all get rich at the public trough, while we pay for their lies and false promises to fully fund public education and other worthy public projects and services. After they retire with their public pensions and perks, they go right back to the government as 6-figure greedy registered lobbyists, or millionaire marijuana businessmen. My best friend told me at our lunch together a couple of weekends ago to never trust a career politician, but they lie and make such false promises that I want to believe that they are not all about the Almighty Dollar and power. I also want to believe in the Afterlife, that I will win the Powerball lottery jackpot, and that my beloved nearly 14-year-old dog will live at least 6 more years with me.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Righteeeooo! Everyone who knows anything about education knows that throwing money at a school system makes kids smarter. Studies show that the more money a school system has the smarter the kids get. And Pittsfield is a case study. If you totally disregard the absentee rate, the drop out rate, the abysmal scholastic rate, the revolving door teacher and superintendent rate and the bullying, your kid might come out a genius. It’s “contractional” ya know.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The point blog writer/posters are making is that the career politicians increase taxes by lying to us and making false promises to fund public education and other worthy projects, programs and public services, but at the end of the proverbial business day, they are never fully funded because the politicians ALWAYS use the tax dollars for their own self-interests to enrich themselves and their campaign donors at the public trough. No one said/wrote/posted that spending money on public education automatically produces better results. To illustrate, career politician Smitty Pignatelli writes the loftiest op-eds in Western Massachusetts newspapers saying that he is fighting for state funding and so on, but I have followed his nearly 20-year public record on Beacon Hill and he mostly votes in favor of the top-down State House leadership’s legislative agenda, which does DISSERVICES against the people and taxpayers who live in Western Massachusetts and points east. Smitty Pignatelli voted for and accepted countless state legislative pay raises and public perks, and he makes 6-figures doing nothing in state government. NEVER trust career politicians! And keep them as far away from public education as possible.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Totally disgusted with Bumblin Biden’s behavior in Europe. Not one word has come out of his mouth that has not had to be corrected immediately by someone else at the White House. Also, every media picture shows him manhandling the Ukranian and Polish women. He should keep his dirty hands to himself. What a gross embarrassment to the USA. They need to put him back in the basement. Feel relieved as an American that he thankfully is headed home and won’t be able to embarrass the USA further. God help us.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

The White House had to walk back Joe Biden’s words in Poland again today, Saturday, 3/26/2022.

Joe Biden called Putin a “BUTCHER” in Europe today over the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine due to Putin’s ongoing unprovoked invasion/war against Ukraine.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/599887-white-house-attempts-to-walk-back-biden-stating-putin-cant-stay-in

Around June 9th, 2021, Joe Biden called Putin a “KILLER”, also in Europe. Joe Biden last met in person with Putin in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16th, 2021.

On 10/22/2021, Joe Biden threatened China with WW3 over its threat to invade Taiwan.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/578111-biden-remarks-on-taiwan-leave-administration-scrambling

To recap, Joe Biden went to Europe last June of 2021, and he is there again today, whereby he told the people there that Putin is a “KILLER” and a “BUTCHER”. Biden’s White House administration has had to walk back Joe Biden’s hostile words towards Russia today whereby Joe Biden said that Putin cannot stay in power. As well, Biden’s White House administration had to walk back Joe Biden’s hostile words towards China by threatening them with WW3 last Autumn of 2021 over China’s threat to invade Taiwan. Now, Russia and China are allied together against Joe Biden and the U.S.A., which is the WORST possible scenario for the U.S. Armed Forces and related agencies.

Mo Skeetows
Mo Skeetows
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Hunt on for robbery suspect near pleasant and second street suspect has knife. Gonna be a long year for the men and women in blue.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mo Skeetows
10 months ago

Already has been. Do not know how they do it. But huge thanks from me to all the first responders, police, medics and firemen. You guys and girls are awesome.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

I heard his metallic rattle. He actually told the polish people they’re going to get Green New Deal electric cars and solar panels on every roof. Not a word about Ukraine really. I think he thought he was in Massachusetts and the year is 2019. That’s more proof that the prez is a reanimated corpse.

25 Amendment! Now!

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Listened to NPR the other day, did you read that TDS?, about the cobalt and other minerals needed to make the batteries for the electric vehicles all being mined by kids in the Congo and other African nations. So all these electric loving individuals are supporting child slave labor. Isn’t that just beautiful, all these beautiful people telling us to buy products created using child slaves!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

All true

Rippling Effect
Rippling Effect
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

The killing of Miguel was on channel thirteen news. Don’t look good at all for ppd. And of course the gutter in that ward (Onota St)was full of debris. Get out your cash box Madam Mayor.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Rippling Effect
10 months ago

Locked and loaded in the Crossroads parking lot for a murder by cops’ event in a gutter of filth in vibrant inclusive dynamic Pittsfield. I’m sure the cops will lie their way out of this, too!

Special Report: Hurdles Remain as Body Camera Advocates Renew Efforts WAMC / by Josh Landes – February 6, 2019

“I think body cameras have a role in any contemporary law enforcement agency. But it’s not as simple as just purchasing or acquiring cameras,” said Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn. He says cameras can increase a department’s transparency and also provide valuable training to officers, despite that, Wynn says the state hasn’t created a legal foundation for their use.

Not surprisingly, Wynn is not prepared to go down that body camera path, ever! Certainly, Wynn doesn’t want any weapon against cops that would contradict their lies.

Go will Sackren
Go will Sackren
Reply to  The City I Hate
10 months ago

Definitely a protocol problem with this shooting.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Are you saying that he was manhandling woman and children and hundreds of people stood by, watched and did nothing about it?
I guess it is possible because Donald Trump said they just let him grab them by the pussy. Did you feel that Donald should keep his dirty hands to himself or was it Ok because they let him do it?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Does your gross comment make you feel like a real man?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Do your made up fantasies about Biden make you feel like as popular as Tucker?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

John Kerry, what a tool….

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/boom-trump-mocks-john-kerry-ocean-will-rise-1-100th-1-next-300-fcking-years/

And taxpayers are paying for this charlatan’s salary as “climate czar.” What a farce!

Last edited 10 months ago by Mr. Fritz
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

John Kerry is so out of touch and living in his own little world. He travels constantly in his polluting jet and has the nerve to lecture everyone on climate change. He really thinks that people are stupid and can’t figure out the real reason he wants to push climate change on us which is more money and power for him and his globalist friends.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

and yet he had ZERO deferments from Viet Nam.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

That entitles him to sell off my country?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

I’m much more comfortable with him managing ocean currents than sec state stuff. Ignorance is bliss.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Not if he’s trying to use climate change to completely change our country and the world by monitoring every move we make to make sure it’s not doing something to the climate. That type of control and obsession, we don’t need coming from Kerry and the globalists. They have forced the banks to have ESG scores now to force companies to comply with their climate change hysteria or these companies will be put out of business.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

My sarcasm doesn’t translate well, Pat. If Kerry is suddenly interested in climate change, he found a new way to make money.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Billionaire John Kerry had tens of millions of dollars in personal investments in the oil and gas industry prior to his appointment as Joe Biden’s Climate Czar. The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than 140 countries combined. Speaker Nancy Pelosi made tens of millions of dollars – some say hundreds of millions of dollars – through her personal investments in Pentagon stocks. YET, the Democratic Party under Joe Biden are promoting their Green New Deal lies and political propaganda, which resulted in the intentional loss of tens of thousands of American energy jobs, the current energy crisis, and very high energy costs, especially for low to moderate income people and families. FACTS: The U.S.A. is the second biggest emitter of global warming gases in the world; China is #1; and combined China and the U.S.A. account for nearly 50 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas pollution. Who the Hell do Joe Biden, John Forbes Kerry and Nancy Pelosi think they are fooling? The youth of the world rolled their collective eyes at them in Glasgow, Scotland because they understand it is nothing more than a political stunt not based in reality.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

They obviously had you fooled!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

And if Trump runs again, this fool will vote for whatever democRAT runs against Trump.

JM is on the perpetual hamster wheel. It only goes so far.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

I agree with that. Like he doesn’t have enough money from ketchup.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

How much does Trump have from the Russian oligarchs who invested and bought his properties? (the same ones who back Putin by the way) How much did Trump get from his billionaire dad? How much from his steaks and wines and hotels and tv shows?
What is your point Pat?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Go to his speech at The Farm at 95, 215 Batten Road in Selma, North Carolina on April 9th at 7 pm and ask Donald Trump himself. He will say, MAGA!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

That was his wife’s. Kerry didn’t build that either.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
10 months ago

“There is a fort in the South where a few years ago a murder was committed.” Reflections in a Golden Eye – Carson McCullers

After responding to “multiple 911 calls” Trained Pittsfield cops left the self-harming, a danger to himself, “crazy acting again” knife wielding subject, with a history of mental illness, in the care of his girlfriend, at an apartment complex full of potential victims. Just four short minutes later, certainly enough time for Pittsfield cops to retreat to the Crossroads parking lot, get locked and loaded, and return to the scene of the murder by cops. So, we’re to believe that within 4 minutes, more than enough time for the cops to get locked and loaded, the same knife wielding crazy acting mentally ill subject, obviously deemed NOT a deadly threat/danger to himself, or anyone else at the apartment complex full of potential victims, where the cops left him, just a short 4 minutes before, NOW, needed to be shot to death in the street like a rabid dog.

And in other news, at an event where trigger-happy Pittsfield cops were not invited, a 40-year-old man wielding a crossbow held cops off in a 9-hour standoff, and EVERYONE lived through it.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
10 months ago

“And this is what we call life! – If damnation truly is eternal! Isn’t the man who tries to mutilate himself damned then? I think I am in hell, therefore I am. It’s the fault of the catechism. I’m a slave to my baptism.” Arthur Rimbaud

“Once, if memory serves me well, my life was a banquet where every heart revealed itself, where every wine flowed.” – Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

The Swamp stinks, Beacon Hill stinks, both political parties stink. There is only one real political party: The Career Politicians/Incumbents who are only about the Almighty Dollar and power so that they can sit on their fat asses for decades in elected political office. The Financial, Corporate and Ruling ELITES only do DISSERVICES against common people such as you and me. I was born in 1975, which marks when nearly all of the economic and financial gains have gone to the ELITES for the past 47 years. Joe Biden has been in the Swamp longer than I have been alive. He has changed nothing for the mythical proverbial Joey who was born in hardscrabble Scranton, Pennsylvania, but rather, the mythical proverbial Joey from there is paying 40-year high U.S. inflation consumer prices. Do you know that after Putin invaded Ukraine, all of the Elites have made a financial killing with their investments in the military industrial complex, while many thousands of innocent Ukrainian people and Peoples have been literally killed or lost their homes and other personal possessions? Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are both worth tens of millions of dollars each, while some people say it is really hundreds of millions of dollars each. How did these career politicians get to be so wealthy by serving in elected federal government offices? It is called Pay to Play Swamp corruption that leaves little guys like you and me in the ditch.

Go will Sackren
Go will Sackren
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Pittsfield streets stinks. Check out the coffee cups on Onota Street outside the Pittsfield cemetery Fence, terrible. Some of these west side side streets Daniels Francis pig pens looked likes they haven’t been swepted in years. Overall everywhere disgusting.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Yet you voted for Dementia Joe & the Biden Crime Family.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
10 months ago

Curiously NONE OF THOSE MULTIPLE 911 CALLS ARE LISTED IN THE OFFICIAL PITTSFIELD POLICE LOG for the night a Pittsfield cop gunned down a 22-year-old mentally ill male in crisis.

The Brien Center and Law Enforcement

Since 2016, a Brien clinician has accompanied Pittsfield Police as a co-responder on calls that have a mental health or substance misuse component, successfully diffusing situations that have the potential to escalate very quickly. Most of these calls involve people who are suffering from psychosis, who are suicidal or whose behavior is frightening or threatening to family members.

Also curious is that Brien center crisis liaison must have had the night off, again.

Pittsfield leaders plot a new path to city’s policing

The Berkshire Eagle June 16, 2020

“Tyer confirmed Tuesday that she will accept the council’s recommendation to reallocate $85,000 from the nearly $4.3 million patrol line item. She said the process to find two more crisis intervention counselors will begin immediately after funding is officially in place.

Wynn said that a Brien Center representative reached out to clear up a misunderstanding that the council’s vote indicated the department was moving to withdraw its partnership with the center.
On the contrary, Wynn told the advisory board, “We need them, but we don’t know that they’re going to be able to provide more people.”

The police department works in partnership with the Brien Center through social worker Richard Collins, who is on hand 40 hours a week to respond to calls for people in crisis with officers.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Question for the evening, how do you define woman

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Anyone but me.

Go will Sackren
Go will Sackren
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Three specific cases which lead to a death. The third recently. A mentally unstable man was left in the custody of his girlfriend? And this didn’t seem serious enough at the intitial police call but escalates into the victims death minutes later? Let alone having a plan other than a kill shot. This is what the latest protests like defunding police and b l m is all about.

The other was the little girl on Plunkett St and the decision to let a nefarious at best individual as overseer of that child’s welfare with no welfare and well being checks? Ending in death.

And the little baby dying at the custody of so called professional caregivers who gave no care and D C F was negligent in my opinion with the whole matter. Life maintenance 101 madame D A.

No Wynn
No Wynn
10 months ago

“Police first responded after getting a report that a man with a history of mental illness had injured himself at 279 Onota St. After arriving shortly before 10 p.m., officers determined that the man had cut his face intentionally and they called for medical help on his behalf.

“The subject was left in the care of his girlfriend, who agreed to remain with him for the night,” according to a statement released early Saturday by Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn.“

Two hours Wynn and his completely incompetent PPD let this guy wander about with a knife and put him in the care of his girlfriend who originally called the police.

Wynn has to go! He’s failed upward for far too long. He’s a disgrace to the uniform and a danger to the public.

Outfox
Outfox
10 months ago

Defendant in an open case sharing a screenshot on Facebook earlier tonight of Dohoney friend requesting them.
Defendant has a lawyer on record.
Hey Rich what planet are you on?