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!! OFFICER NICHOLAS SONDRINI NAMED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF MIGUEL ESTRELLA … ALSO, DETAILS ON LATEST SHOOTING AT 3 BRIARWOOD LANE … PLANET TAKES GLADLY THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF BOTH ‘RAGEOUS’ AND ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ FORTUNE IN TUCKER CASE; THERE CAN BE NO FINAL ANALYSIS UNTIL CASE IS REINTRODUCED, BOUND OVER TO TRIAL

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

ADD 1, 4/27/22 AFTERNOON — THE PLANET has two items of interest involving public safety. The first is from the Pittsfield Police Department. It is their official, preliminary internal investigation of the fatal shooting of Miguel Estrella on March 25. The officer who fired the fatal round was Nicholas Sondrini. The district attorney’s office is conducting a separate, independent investigation.

THE REPORT:

On March 25, 2022 shortly after 10 PM, the Pittsfield Police Dispatch Unit was contacted by a third party, requesting assistance for an individual at 279 Onota Street. Officers responded, where they encountered Miguel Estrella and another individual on the adjacent roadway, Woodbine Avenue. The same responding Officers had assisted Mr. Estrella minutes before, leaving him in the care of a third party due to his level of intoxication. This subsequent interaction resulted in one of the responding Officers discharging his issued firearm, striking Mr. Estrella. Officers on scene rendered medical care and Mr. Estrella was transported to Berkshire Medical Center, where he later died.
This outcome is tragic. The Pittsfield Police Department extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Estrella. The Department also recognizes the impact on the Pittsfield community, and extends great effort in:
• Following established protocols
• Navigating unexpected factors
• Complying with new/changing state/national requirements
We strive for transparency to the extent permitted by statute, policy, and best practices in order to build and maintain the trust of the citizens we serve and protect.
Providing support to our involved personnel during all stages of the fact-finding process is also of great importance, as the impact on them is significant. Officer involved shooting incidents are among the most stressful for a first responder to experience, no matter the outcome.
The following information details the timeline and preliminary findings of the Force Investigation Team:
In compliance with Department Policy, Chief Wynn convened the Force Investigation Team (FIT) on March 26 to conduct an administrative inquiry and determine if the uses of force complied with relevant policies and training guidelines.
FIT submitted their preliminary report on April 8. Upon review, Chief Wynn recognized the need for additional work, due to new reporting and evaluation requirements contained in the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2020 and the Commonwealth’s Use of Force Regulations.
On April 14, Chief Wynn returned the report to the FIT and directed them to re-evaluate the uses of force in compliance with the new statutes/regulations.
On April 21, the FIT re-submitted their revised preliminary report. Both calls for service involving Mr. Estrella on March 25 were examined, evaluating the uses of force relative to the Department’s policies on Use of Force, Conducted Energy Weapons, Crisis Intervention Incidents, and Civil Commitments. Statutory requirements and Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR’s) were also examined.
Based on a review of the evidence and information available to the Department during the initial call for service to 279 Onota Street, Mr. Estrella did not meet the criteria of a “person in crisis.” According to information provided to the responding Officers and EMS by Mr. Estrella and witnesses on scene, he was not engaged in any self-harming behavior, and made no threats and/or statements of self-harm at that time. All parties reported that his visible existing injury had occurred earlier in the day. Mr. Estrella refused both treatment and transport to the hospital by EMS. On the basis of this information, Mr. Estrella did not meet the criteria for a civil commitment under MGL Chapter 123, Section 12A. Officers adhered to both relevant department policies and the applicable laws and regulations.
Upon arrival to the subsequent call for service to 279 Onota Street, Officer Christopher Coffey immediately observed Mr. Estrella engaged in a physical altercation with a third party. Officer Coffey was able to see that Mr. Estrella was armed with a large knife and that he was within an arm’s length of a female party. Officer Coffey further observed that, at one point, Mr. Estrella moved towards the female with the knife raised in a threatening manner. Officer Coffey assessed the risk to both this female and himself (based on his proximity to Mr. Estrella) as a deadly threat. Despite this deadly threat, and anticipating that his backup Officer was seconds away, Officer Coffey drew his TASER (less-lethal force option) and attempted to de-escalate Mr. Estrella. When Mr. Estrella observed Officer Coffey, he immediately turned his attention away from the female and towards Officer Coffey. Mr. Estrella then began to move towards Officer Coffey. Officer Coffey continued to attempt to create distance and de-escalate Mr. Estrella so that he would stop advancing and drop the knife. When Mr. Estrella did not comply, Officer Coffey discharged his TASER. The TASER briefly distracted Mr. Estrella and appeared to have a minimal effect, but it did not incapacitate Mr. Estrella.
While Officer Coffey was continuing to verbally engage, create distance, and deploy his TASER, Officer Nicholas Sondrini had arrived on scene. Seeing Officer Coffey’s ineffective TASER deployment, Officer Sondrini immediately deployed his TASER in an attempt to incapacitate Mr. Estrella. Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment was ineffective. Officer Coffey then triggered a subsequent TASER cycle, which was also ineffective.
At several points during the attempts to incapacitate Mr. Estrella with TASER deployments, the female party’s positioning and close proximity to Mr. Estrella placed her in danger of becoming injured by means of Mr. Estrella’s knife.
Following Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment, Mr. Estrella took a fighting stance, raising his fists with a knife in one hand and advanced toward the Officers. Recognizing that Mr. Estrella’s continued assaultive behavior, refusal to comply with any verbal commands, and failure to respond to de-escalation techniques presented an imminent deadly threat to himself, Officer Coffey, and the female party, Officer Sondrini then transitioned from his TASER to his firearm. Both Officers continued to create distance and engage Mr. Estrella verbally, physically restraining the female party from approaching Mr. Estrella, and requesting additional less-lethal options to the scene. Mr. Estrella continued advancing on the Officers until they had reached the middle of Onota Street, and traffic traveled dangerously close to their position.
At this point, Mr. Estrella turned and focused his attention on Officer Sondrini. He bladed his body, clenched his fists while still holding the knife, raised them upward, and moved toward Officer Sondrini at a fast pace. Recognizing this eminent deadly threat within a few feet of his position, Officer Sondrini fired 2 rounds from his firearm, striking Mr. Estrella with both rounds. The Officers immediately disarmed Mr. Estrella and rendered medical treatment.
Initial estimates of the distance Officers retreated between the TASER deployments and the shots fired is 120 feet.
On the basis of the preliminary FIT report, Officer Coffey’s TASER deployment in response to a perceived imminent deadly threat is in compliance with all relevant department policies, training guidelines, statutory requirements, and use of force guidelines.
On the basis of the preliminary FIT report, Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment and subsequent use of his firearm in response to a perceived imminent deadly threat is in compliance with all relevant department policies, training guidelines, statutory requirements, and use of force guidelines.
The Force Investigation Team will submit their complete report in the coming weeks.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is conducting a separate, independent criminal investigation into the shooting. That investigation remains ongoing.
Officer Christopher Coffey is a decorated 4-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department. He joined the Department in January 2018. In 2019 he received a Weapons Seizure Commendation. He is a member of the Berkshire County Special Response Team and PPD’s Anti Street-Crimes Unit.
Officer Nicholas Sondrini is a decorated 9-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department. He joined the Department in January 2013. In 2016 he received a Unit Citation Commendation for assisting in locating a missing person. In 2016 he also received a Lifesaving Commendation. He is a member of the Berkshire County Special Response Team and PPD’s K9 Unit.
Both Officers had been on Administrative Leave since the evening of March 25. Today, their status was modified to Limited-Duty (non-enforcement status), where they are authorized to resume non-enforcement duties. This includes, but is not limited to participation in qualifications, appointments, and evaluations of varying nature.
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The second item is the PPD’s official information on last night’s shooting:

Yesterday, April 26, 2022 at approximately 5:00 PM, Pittsfield Police responded to the area of 3 Briarwood Lane for multiple reports of a shooting. While enroute, patrol units were notified of a motor vehicle crash on Pecks Road that was related to the shooting incident.

Members of the Pittsfield Police Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Crime Scene Unit, Narcotics Unit and Anti-Crime Unit responded to both scenes. It was confirmed a shooting had taken place in the area of 3 Briarwood Lane and that the victim was in route to BMC in a private vehicle.

Responding units to the Pecks Road crash found the vehicle’s operator, an 18 year-old male of Pittsfield, suffering from gunshot wounds. Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded to the crash scene. The victim was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition.

PPD Detectives and Investigators processed the scene and area surveillance is being reviewed. A second involved vehicle was located and is in police custody.

The Pittsfield Police Department has no reason to believe that the general public is at risk.

During the course of this investigation, all Pittsfield Police Department resources were committed. Mutual aid was requested. Members of the Massachusetts State Police, Lenox Police Department, and Lee Police Department assisted with the investigation and responded to the city’s additional calls for service. The Pittsfield Police Department wishes to thank those agencies for their assistance.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department Detective Bureau (413-448-9705), call the Tip line (413-448- 9706), or send us a tip via text message by texting “PITTIP” and your message to 847411 (TIP411)

Detective Ignacio Matos is the Lead Detective on the case and can be reached at 448-9705 ext 576.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, 2020) —  Stepping back as best we can to take an outside view of our coverage of The Tucker Case (TTC), THE PLANET reflects on how strange it is to go from Andrea Harrington’s perceived chief critic to becoming the district attorney’s whipping boy, taking the blows on her behalf for daring to provide honest coverage.

To go so quickly from the adulation of the Hate Andrea Athletic Club Irrespective of Circumstances or Evidence (HAACICE) to the insertion in one of the Allman Brothers’ biggest hits marks a dizzying change of altitude (not sure if it’s ascension or descension) not many could handle. Ah, but such is the life of a muckraking journalist.

Fear not, however. We have the equip to live in the environmental highs and lows. The Secret Squadron arsenal includes both F-9 Panther oxygen masks and a hyperbaric decompression chamber to not only handle but flourish in Everest to Death Valley extremes, 29,991 feet above  to 251 below sea level. That’s almost as far as the distance between Credibility and the location of the Pittsfield City Council’s dais every other Tuesday night.

Walk a mile in our Cole-Hahns and consider our position: You know everybody, everybody knows you (friends, foes), and you end up exiled in the DMZ somewhere in the middle of those opinionated extremes.

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In a forthcoming peer-reviewed article that analyzes THE PLANET‘s coverage of this case the Bacon Level (Alabama) Review of Journalism, the authors note how TTC justified this board’s relentless attention as shown by our extended coverage. The respected journal finds that our coverage of TTC fits all the obligations of actual news:

  • Journalism’s first duty is to report the truth as best as humanly possible.
  • Journalism’s first loyalty is to citizens, that is, Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.
  • The essence of journalism is verification of factual material.
  • The necessary ingredient of opinion is solid reasoning.
  • Journalists must remain independent of the people they cover.
  • Journalism serves as an autonomous watchdog of power and those who hold it.
  • Journalism must provide a forum for public input, discussion, debate, and deliberation based on an absolute reliance on First Amendment rights.
  • Journalism should do its best to make coverage relevant, interesting, and lively.
  • Journalism keeps coverage proportional, particularly on stories with significant social implications.
  • On stories “with legs,” journalists must inexorably pursue the byways and tributaries.
  • Journalists are duty-bound to exercise and express the tenets of personal conscience.

We believe THE PLANET and THE PLANET alone among all local media has checked each of these “boxes.”

Certainly, the intensity of reaction to our coverage, both ways, proves the point.

We wouldn’t have it any other way. Hot reaction, up and down, confirms the vey purpose of this board, which is THE PLANET‘s endeavor to put our mouth where our money is by offering a free marketplace of ideas for anyone and everyone with Something To Say. Our belief in free speech is so emphatic we even give safe haven to those who have nothing or little to say, this being the internet and all. That holds true for every story we author, edit, and publish, this being the 2,388th in the series.

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With regard to TTC, we gratefully accept the votes of confidence and compliments of our work for obvious reasons. Contrary to some public opinion, THE PLANET isn’t a machine, computer, robot, or soulless super-genius. We aren’t a ruthless, hard, unyielding, intimidator. News flash! We are human. Can you imagine? We have a poet’s head and a lover’s heart. We enjoy praise for obvious reasons. At the same time, we love pushback. Critics can be the sandpaper that smooths out the bumps of coverage. Critics can try to destroy you in the counterpoint of healthy debate. That’s how it should be. In so doing, they point out the flaws of your position. Learning to accept such criticism as diagnostic sharpens the edges of words when you intend them as to be double-edged blades for cutting bad things like hypocrisy, injustice, and corruption down to size, whether it be institutional rot or personal putrescence.

Some criticism can be dismissed out of hand because of its preposterous nature. Three of our favorites in TTC:

  • “They” “got” to us. Not sure who “they” is. Our background’s clean, as any blackmailer would discover, save for that five-cent pack of baseball cards we lifted from Marian’s Variety Store in 1960. That was the day we learned that crime doesn’t pay: All five cards were doubles, including Herb Moford, Wayne Terwilliger, and Herb Plews. Not a Williams or a Mantle to be had. Next one:
  • “They” bought us off with envelopes of cash. Again: Who “dey?” Not only did that ridiculous theory cause gales of laughter here at the Fortress, but we also found it telling, since that is allegedly one of the ways “things get done” in “vibrant, dynamic, diverse, inclusive, and equitable” (VD DIE) Pittsfield. We wouldn’t know anything about that, of course. Number three:
  • Our support of the D.A. is part of our master plan to flatter her, with the payoff being an exclusive interview. For the best answer to this, see the fifth bullet point in our “rules of journalism” above.

Some criticism can be forgiven because of ignorance.

Example: We heard THE PLANET was irresponsible for opining on the case before obtaining and examining the full text of Judge Agostini’s ruling.

Right.

Let’s us explain. We knew our Z-Agents would send us the document, and when they did, we would read it — all the lines, precedents, footnotes, and invisible words hidden between the lines, the ones for which experienced scribes always look. And after we read the document, we would comment further. That was the plan. Meantime, we relied on digests provided by colleagues. It was enough to responsibly write on the essences of TTC. Again, experienced scribes and ink-stained wretches know how to do that. Years of deadlines doth make expedients of us all.

Next, we heard THE PLANET was lazy because we didn’t just go to to the Superior Court clerk and ask for the grand jury files. Where do you even begin with something like that?

Answer: You don’t. You left it waft from view like the black smoke that drifts out of the Vatican chimney when the conclave of cardinals has failed on a ballot to elect a new pope.

Eye, ya yai! As we will explain below, obtaining grand jury files can’t be legally done, and THE PLANET isn’t about to go around and try to do something that stupid.

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Some knocks, though, are warranted, at least when seen from the issuer’s point of view.

For example, one of the valid critiques of our TTC columns came from one of our most prolific attackers, John Q. Public. (S)he was first to point out that the mention of the Tuckers’ weight was a non sequitur. We agree. Had no place at the table at all, banquet or not.

You’ll recall the poetic license we took when mentioning that after Judge Agostini’s ruling, “900 pounds” of Tuckers “waddled” away without having to face trial. The “900 pounds” was a deliberate exaggeration to make a point. We doubt they even tip the scales for a combined 800 pounds, and the “waddle” was more like a leisurely traipse of the kind one assumes when stepping through cow pies in a farmer’s field or evading steaming dog piles to avoid doing “The Slide.”

Point is, THE PLANET agreed on the critique of the weight thing and have not mentioned it since. It became too heavy a topic.

In fairness, though, THE PLANET does remind John Q and everyone else that we when we mentioned the corpulent nature of the two then-defendants, we were not writing a legal brief.  We left that to Judge John Agostini, who did an excellent job. The good judge couldn’t comment on rotundness for reasons we completely understand and with which we agree, although such a comment would probably be the most obvious immediate impression that hits a person, especially one not writing a legal opinion, when seeing either one of the Tuckers for the first time, let alone both. It is, we must say, rather like one’s first glimpse of the Hoover Dam. It’s a lot to take in on a first viewing.

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On the other hand, as a scribe writing under protection of the First Amendment, we were not and are not bound by relevance as it’s defined legally. Relevance in a free press can venture into the non-legal areas so as to better convey the emotional color, the connotations, of a story. It’s a trick writers have been using Sasquatch eloped with the Abominable Snowman. It also involves the writer’s conscience, as our Rules of Journalism state.

Being thus freed, as self-respecting every member of the Fourth Estate should be and insist upon being, we judged the obesity of Cassandra Barlow-Tucker and Matt Tucker to be emotionally relevant, for we were trying to compose a “feel,” a “tone” of our dismay, sadness, and disgust over the fate of 10-month-old Kristoff Zenopolous, the foster child in their care who died unattended and unmedicated from complications of strep and pneumonia. Grand jury indictments do not emerge from thin air (nor from whole size XXXL cloth, for that matter) and all the more so for successful grand jury indictments.

The Catholic Church defines sloth, one of its Seven Cardinal Sins, as sluggishness of soul or boredom because of the exertion necessary for the performance of a good work. The good work may be a corporal task, such as walking; or a mental exercise, such as writing; or a spiritual duty, such as prayer.” Does this not apply to the Tuckers? We will not answer. We leave that to you, citizens and patriots all.

The Tuckers’ weights weren’t legally relevant. Agreed. For the fullest and most robust journalistic commentary, fair game. The references to fat were meant to be stinging not out of any personal animus (we have only love in our hearts for all individual humans, including the Tuckers) but out of a more-pressing need for justice — more specifically, for We The People to have the opportunity through a jury of our peers to issue a verdict of guilty or not guilty.

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THE PLANET took their weight as a reasonable indication (not definitive and certainly not “proof” or even “evidence” in any legal sense) of an unhealthy lifestyle, attitude, and diet. Deeper than that, we thought it logical and within bounds to speculatively see in the Tuckers a case of two troubled souls (aren’t we all) trying to eat their way out of and escape from deep, emotional infections. Only they know, though the body does testify. Food is often the shovel to bury unhealed psychological wounds into a pit in the soul. Plugging that into the fact that they are (or were) serial foster parents, called by one commenter “baby farmers,” THE PLANET wondered how could it be good for a child to be in such a household. Specifically, how good could it be for a sick, 10-month-old baby with an undeveloped immune system? Not good, apparently, when coupled with four nagging facts:

  1. The infant could not shake his respiratory troubles in the months with the Tuckers.
  2. The infant died after not being looked upon once in 12 hours or so in his last day on earth.
  3. He died with no trace of medication, not even Tylenol, in his system.
  4. The grand jury’s indictment was tossed over procedural mistakes and not because of a finding of insufficient evidence.

As for grand juries, they function differently than trial juries. Generally, 16 to 23 people serve. They are randomly chosen. The proceedings are conducted in secret. Press is not allowed. The identities of the jurors are kept even from the defense team and the judge. The only ones in the room besides the jurors are witnesses, who testify under oath, and prosecutors. Evidence is secret subject to legal penalty if secrecy is violated. None of the testimony is made public.

Grand juries do not decide guilt or innocence. KEY POINT. They rule on the evidence. If the grand jury thinks the state has produced reasonable cause to believe in guilt of the accused, it issues an indictment. After hearing the prosecution make its case and not finding enough evidence to indict, they dismiss the case. The verdict to indict or dismiss requires a simple majority. For example, on a jury with 23 people, 12 are needed to for a legally binding finding.

GRAND JURIES DO NOT RULE ON INNOCENCE OR GUILT.

We The People of Berkshire County have been denied a jury-trial verdict — the ONLY way TCC can be put to rest to the satisfaction of all. In the case of a dead baby less than a year old who died under suspicious circumstances, anything short of a jury trial will not suffice.

As idealists, THE PLANET believes in our criminal justice system, as imperfect as it may be. If the Tuckers are truly innocent, a fair trial will find them so. They can then walk away with that finding, so restored, which they would deserve as much as and perhaps more than the citizens of Berkshire County.

We The People need and demand a jury trial. Only then can we live with a legal determination, be it guilty or not guilty. If guilty, it will have helped in the cause of healing. If not guilty, the Tuckers can walk away free to their waiting consciences.

Peace be upon all.

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Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it” — Jonathan Swift.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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J2S
J2S
26 days ago

You do have some good body armor to take what comes your way. I give you much credit. Fighting for what you believe in when others don’t. God Speed!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

Blogger Dan Valenti has made many factual statements regarding Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington whereby he has mostly criticized her 3 years, 3 months and 26 days tenure in elected office. I concur that her brief tenure has been problematic because she uses personal attacks instead of only presenting facts, evidence and legal arguments in legal proceedings. She also comes across as being political, which is her right so long as it doesn’t crossover to her full-time job prosecuting alleged criminal defendants. Andrea Harrington needs to know and practice her legal limits as a prosecutor. That being said, I find it absurd that she receives excessive amounts of criticisms because I believe that she is the smallest proverbial hill among mountains of political malfeasance by all of the corrupt career politicians in Pittsfield politics and Berkshire County, and beyond. It would be like throwing the book at a person who litters, while slapping other people on the wrist for much more serious criminal offenses. The other thing that bothers me is that Pittsfield and North Adams were always in the top 10 cities in Massachusetts for violent crime by population, according to the FBI’s annual reports, long before Andrea Harrington took the oath of office in early-2019. Andrea Harrington’s brief time as Berkshire County D.A. obviously did not make anything worse in terms of violent crime. As for the tragic death of a baby in foster care, there are many horrible stories of abused and neglected children in foster care failed by foster parents and the dysfunctional Social Services system. I agree that justice should happen in the future, and that this individual case is a tragedy. Lastly, it is all interconnected: Violent crime, poverty, substance abuse, prostitution, unplanned children, the system failing children, domestic violence, mental illness, broken homes, institutional corruption, failed political leadership, deadbeat dads, deadbeat moms, incarcerated parents, economic inequality, socioeconomically distressed cities, and/or health issues.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

We have heard the same promises without positive results before, but here we go again with Attorney Timothy Shugrue.

DA Candidate Shugrue Says Time to End ‘Awful Experiment’ / iBerkshires.com – The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

P.S. Remember when Jimmy Ruberto promised to fight crime in Pittsfield back in 2003 when he challenged then Mayor Sara Hathaway? How did that campaign promise work out? Just ask the failed former Mayor of Pittsfield who calls Naples Florida home.

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

JM, I know you won’t heed this advice, but I’ll try again.

Instead of posting these long winded, rambling messages, why don’t YOU post all of the great things DA Wrong Way has done in her time as DA, instead of posting the same boilerplate nonsense you ALWAYS post. Inform us what Wrong Way has done to impress YOU. Not what her thoughts are, her ideologies, or her political platform, but actual results.

Here is an example: DA Wrong Way for the first year or so kept talking about stopping all of the “racial biased policing” in Berkshire County. She essentially called ever male/female police officer in Berkshire County a racist. It has been over three years now and she hasn’t produced a shred of her bu!!shit lie.

I/we want to read what DA Wrong Way has done to make the Berkshires better in your opinion. Not another JM socioeconomic analysis. We all get it.

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

All points well taken. Thank you.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

Dashboard & Body Cameras for PPD was referred to Subcommittee, while Rinaldo gets to be in the limelight as Pittsfield politics’ citizen activist.

Pittsfield City Council takes up petition to equip officers with body cams (news10.com)

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
22 days ago

Look At The Facts:
BWC’s only record what they see. They are mounted mid sternum. They record what they see and substantiates true or false written complaints; and THAT is from record what is being said. BWC’s have exonerated more Officers than “hoity toity hooked up politicos'” who have used their position in Gov’t to attempt to get a crime tossed. Most ALL the BWC’s are referred to for excessive force and they aren’t substantiated in the end. BWC’s aren’t an answer to shooting an Emotionally Deranged Individual. Calla Cop, states the emergency, Cop responds, TRIES to defuse the situation and fatal force is the only answer. WHAT WOULD YOU DO????
The BWC will indict or exonerate the Officer’s conduct!
There are several PO shootings of EDP’s on the InterNet. Would YOU want to approach
a person with a weapon.
Does the Officer want To MURDER the EDP? I don’t think so. Does he want a positive outcome? You betcha! The Cop wants to settle the situation with mitigation to the Victims and bystanders. The fact that he created talk/speak pace between and the Perp for 120 ft is outstanding!
Post Script: You do what you gotta do!

Kuff My Link
Kuff My Link
26 days ago

Not always good to chase criticism.

Peter Arlos

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
26 days ago

Not everyone can afford Gastric Bypass Surgery Danny Boy……… ; )

the school committee
the school committee
26 days ago

I believe journalism is what is allowing America to slowly see the story of Trumps coup.Truth requires proof.The seed of a voting conspiracy started in June when Trump saw that America wanted Trump out of power and they knew the vote was lost.Thats when Trump started to plant the seeds that if he lost the Bidens stole the votes…..Many cult Trumper hooked the wagons to that proven lie……I have waited for the planet to take a journalist approach to just that fact.Take any side you want but prove the lie is the truth.A journalist won’t touch a story he knows is a lie.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  the school committee
26 days ago

Trump Derangement Syndrome

J2S
J2S
Reply to  the school committee
26 days ago

A journalist won’t touch a story he knows is a lie? Here are few that did. These people started planting seeds before and during an election.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/04/26/durham-staffer-accidentally-makes-private-emails-public-fusion-gps-coordination-discussions-with-
media-and-much-more/

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  the school committee
25 days ago

His cult knows he is a monster. Sadly, they have been conditioned not to care.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

The damage FOX does to democracy is amazing.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

Please explain THC.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
25 days ago

Delusional

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
24 days ago

Trump humpers are FOX viewers

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
24 days ago

Trump icrazy

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

THC you are so very sane

the school committee
the school committee
26 days ago

The Tyer,Marchetti led budget needs an intervention so that those two can explain to homeowners that their fun money spending has come to an end…..A mayor and council president are both in the midst of “The Peter Principle” that they have been voted into a job that they are not capable of doing.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Unfortunately the Petes have allowed the mayor to become too powerful by not doing the job they were elected to do, which is to cross check her and speak up if she gets carried away with something. And now, because of all that power, she owns them body, mind and soul. When the mayor gives a Pete the side-eye they buckle before her. Sad to see grown men cower like misbehaving children. Just what is the price of self respect these days?

Apparently the city council is the only oversight we have in Pittsfield. And the Petes seem hell bent on making sure there is none on their watch. We cannot beat them. We cannot make them do their job. If you can leave Pittsfield you need to check that option out.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

It really is that simple.Lenox just told the schools they wont pass their budget because they want to keep realestate taxes affordable to residents living there now…..That was lenox selectmen who are equivalent to our CC…They want to stop new hiring and will evaluate current positions.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
26 days ago

There seem to be a few other topics available for discussion.

Police body cams.

Another city shooting.

Continued frustration with the condition of city roads.

Wahconah park and The Sun’s 10th anniversary in the city sabotaged by the lack of care and maintenance to the park.

High school baseball team being forced to play their home games on “away” fields because the home fields at their school were not prepared or ready for play.

Bums, vagrants and drunks allowed to accumulate on North St. Not a single patrol cop telling them to move along.

Prostitutes walking the North Street strip at night, no shame in their game and undoubtedly not lacking in Johns to service.

And beggars at every intersection.

Pittsfield is a WRECK. And watching the city council meeting and seeing those in charge of policy decisions in action leaves you with no surprise. They are in way over their heads, incompetent, unaware, inexperienced, and ambiguous to the plights of this new city.

We’re doomed.

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
Reply to  Auto Phil
26 days ago

Don’t let the door hit in ya in your Ass on your way out of town Rube….

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Auto Phil
25 days ago

She is a very bad mayor.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Auto Phil
18 days ago

Way over their heads. This City needs to go to a professional town manager. Bang the drum.

John Q Public
John Q Public
26 days ago

Diminutive Delusional Dementia Dan doth protest too much!

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  John Q Public
26 days ago

Matt, seriously? Come on.

Paul
Paul
26 days ago

Dan, the way I see it you report honestly based on all relevant information available. You are willing to expand your views when and if more information becomes available. You have a backbone and and own what you say even if it is unpopular. These traits that at one time was common place in journalism seem to be slowly disappearing. So many new outlets easy dismiss stories on slant their stories that they fear will bring them negative feedback.
Don’t change, your commentaries are refreshing.

Kapowee pop pop
Kapowee pop pop
26 days ago

So who got shot last night and was it a white guy?

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Kapowee pop pop
26 days ago

It was an 18 year old kid, just turned.

So yes, it was a kid.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
26 days ago

Article in the paper taday talkin bout body cameras on the police but maybe we need body cameras on the gang bangers huh? They be killing a whole lot more folk than the police guys. If you get arrested for possession of an illegal firearm part of your penalty should be having to wear a body cam for the next five years or until you get your ass locked away.
In some non woke country’s if you get caught stealing they lop your goddamn hand off ya know. Just sayin.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Iberkshires article today about Miggy’s family showing up at council meeting demanding justice.
Miggy was in this country illegally. Chief Wynn how about deporting the entire family under existing immigration laws?
My concern is with the officer or officers – I hope they are doing well and will be reinstated soon. Thank you for protecting us from this illegal lunatic.
How about a long overdue press conference Mayor?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Lenny
26 days ago

Chief Wynn is not going to deport Miggy’s fam. That would upset his masters: Lazy Linda and Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D).

Don’t forget Lenny, Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D) has NEVER helped the working class (tax payers) of Berkshire County. Her time and work is spent on getting illegals driver’s licenses.

It’s so they “don’t fear” police right Trish? Not a preparatory move in case ID’s are needed to vote? Your secret is safe with us.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
26 days ago

Of course you are right Markus. I was dreaming and wishing that these illegal perps would be rounded up and deported per current immigration law. Tyer loves importing illegals and Trish is watergirl for the Dems.

Illegals are a huge drain on resources, resources which should be reserved for citizens. Zillions of them wandering aimlessly around the Pitt. How many show up at BMC expecting treatment? How many are drug dealing? Last week a 50 year old woman was stabbed over 50 times in Queens, her dead body stuffed into a duffel bag and dropped half a mile from her home – by an illegal.

Can’t have a country without borders!

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

TFB did do a lot of work around sheltering our homeless
safely right at the beginning of our quarantine, but was shut down by the Tyer Fire for being proactive, solution oriented, and having independent thoughts.
She was also our only elected official to actively address the increase food and security in the area as a result of pandemic shutdowns.
And whether you agree with her or not whether you like her or not, she goes to almost every single Park square stand out for march in this city.
For me, all that equals respect for her boots on the ground presence.
That said there are plenty of times where she has disappointed me as a voter. But I do have to give her props for her trying to stand up during the pandemic for our neighbors who truly have no voice.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Outfox
25 days ago

Of course she was out front of the “houseless” problem. She helped create it. Giving Lazy Linda inside track on “grant money,” to pi$$ away on Ricky’s Rumpus brought the “houseless.”

Those grants come with strings attached, such as removing a few “houseless” from Michelle Wu-Han’s area and bringing them to Pittsfield. This way it helps a POC mayor appear to be solving an issue. Oh, I forgot too, toss in those in halfway houses or recovery houses in eastern MA. A recovering addict with no job skills, no job opportunities, or lack of a willingness to work, all but guarantees their future success and help create a future tax base for Pittsfield.

You seem to be Tricia Farley-Country Buffet’s (D) cheerleader, tell us one job she’s brought to BC? Any companies? I’ll even settle for a tax break? Any? She’s voted for quite a few raises for herself. I do know that.

Go sit back down at the kids table.
This blog is for adults.
.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

But DA Nipples Harrington is opening shooting galleries to ensure that recovering addicts never recover, but instead will enjoy safe shooting galleries so they will remain here in the beautiful vibrant and dynamic berserkshires, forever and ever! And you just know pee pee gimpy white has promised to grow the houseless population in Pittsfield. A project dear to his gimpy pee pee brain.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

Guess you missed the part where I said I find her disappointing overall as a politician.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Outfox
25 days ago

I did and I apologize Outfox. My bad.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Outfox
25 days ago

She did visit the hobo camp. She could be a hobosexual

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

Wiggly s sister knows what’s good for Pittsfield

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

What is demanded is for Michael Wynn to be forced to resign in disgrace, and the cover-ups of police corruption to end. Body cameras will not make honest cops out of corrupt cops. Dominique Streit, the 18-year-old daughter of PPD Officer Martin Streit took a loaded handgun with her on her shoplifting crime spree for several bottles of alcohol and led police on a high-speed chase through the city of Pittsfield when she fled from her crime scene. And nothing happened to her. PPD Chief Michael Wynn never divulged where Dominique Streit got the loaded handgun she took with her on crime spree. Is this the case of another PPD cop leaving his loaded unsecured weapon where a kid can get her hands on it and shoot herself, or someone else, or take it with them on a crime spree? I don’t mean to imply that a cop’s minor daughter shot herself with her cop father’s loaded unsecured service weapon, because I don’t believe she did. Not even after her cop father tormented her, I don’t believe she shot herself.

News Falsh
News Falsh
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

I forgot about this case. The DA dropped all the charges because of the stop by the Aux police officer.
They could have gone to trial with the video evidence and fingerprint evidence.

PITTSFIELD — Charges against a city woman, including illegal weapons and ammunition possession, stemming from a 2016 shoplifting arrest were dismissed Friday in Central Berkshire District Court.

Judge Mark Pasquariello granted a defense motion in the case of Dominique Streit, 20, to dismiss all charges, based on an inability to prosecute.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  News Falsh
26 days ago

I don’t think so News. The stop by an auxiliary officer is an invalid stop, meaning illegal. Anything found in that vehicle would be fruits of the poisonous tree.

Auxiliary officers have no legal right to conduct traffic stops. It’s the same as if a security guard pulled you over. It’s an invalid or illegal detention. The driver has no obligation to pull over.

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News Falsh
News Falsh
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
26 days ago

Anything at the stop would be not be allowed but the video of her brandishing a gun at two liquor stores would be ok. The fingerprints she left at the store would be ok. The video with the car and license plate would be ok, as would be the pictures of her partners in crime.

The DA was not interested in doing any follow-up. Her investigators lost a bunch of the evidence or mishandled it and chain of custody was lost. Somebody left one of the evidence lockers unlocked for two or three weeks when she took over.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  News Falsh
26 days ago

Fruits of the poisonous tree. The weapon would get suppressed in a hearing.

News Falsh
News Falsh
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
26 days ago

I don’t care about the weapon. There were plenty of other charges, self-evident and prior to the illegal stop. Video and fingerprints coupled with sworn statements from witnesses, none of which had anything to do with the stop.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  News Falsh
25 days ago

Listen, it doesn’t matter if they killed a guy and had the body in the car. Once the auxiliary officer conducted the traffic stop, (illegal detention), all evidence (contraband) is tainted. Hence, fruits of the poisonous tree.

You can keep typing all you want. The law is the law.

To help give you a little history lesson, go read up on the 4th Amendment. It covers this traffic stop.

There's your sign
There's your sign
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

And, look up due process violations while you are at it… 4th only matters when it falls in thecwoods & someone heard it.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

this is what happens when you have a qualified defense attorney.

There's Your Sign
There's Your Sign
Reply to  Sean Sullivan
25 days ago

If they were alive they’d be qualified

News Flash
News Flash
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

Thank god you aren’t a lawyer.

Any evidence that was found or collected prior to the illegal stop is admissible. Any evidence obtained after the stop is not allowed.

The videos of her in the store threatening the clerk with a gun, allowed. Her fingerprints on the counter, door, at the liquor store, allowed.
The video from the video cameras and any video up to the point the get pulled over is ok.

Only evidence that needs to be excluded is evidence obtained after the stop. If her picture, video evidence, fingerprints, and eyewitness statements at the scene would have been enough find her, the illegal evidence doesn’t matter and doesn’t even come into play.
The gun and evidence obtained after the stop isn’t even part of the case.

Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
26 days ago

Can the F AUX legally carry guns & patrol – it doesn’t matter they did it anyway.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Carte Blanche
25 days ago

I never knew they did? Unless things changed, he!! no they shouldn’t be carrying guns.

Plus, I think the new “woke police” bill that Baker crafted, would make this illegal. It all but eliminated reserve officers and they were actual cops. Aux were security guards with blue lights.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
25 days ago

Who knows? Maybe PPD officer Streit gave his 18-year-old daughter his loaded handgun to take along with her on her shoplifting crime spree for several bottles of alcohol. Or maybe PPD Officer Martin Streit failed to secure his loaded handgun, thus allowing his daughter easy access to a lethal weapon to take on her crime spree. Or maybe PPD Officer Marty’s daughter stole the loaded unsecured handgun from her cop father and planned to use it if store security attempted to detain her and take the booze away from her that she was stealing. And maybe the criminal case against PPD officer Streit’s daughter went away so none of this would become front page news. Too bad PPD Officer Eason wasn’t on duty to arrest and manhandle PPD Officer Streit’s 18-year-old daughter. I suppose there’s always the possibility that PPD Officer Streit’s daughter stole her father’s loaded handgun as a gift to one of her gangbanger boyfriends.

Which reminds me of the case of a male negro Taconic HS student who was caught with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic Beretta pistol with a defaced serial number and two magazines, one in the gun, the other in his backpack? Police say student had gun – April 16, 2010

Former Taconic student indicted on gun charges /berkshire eagle – June 16,2010

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  News Falsh
24 days ago

So why did it take six years to figure out they could not prosecute?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

Will Wynn wear a body cam when he visits Tyer’s office?

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

Triple XXX RATED, contains gory subject matter intended to shock and disgust, unsuitable for humans!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
26 days ago

It was sad to watch all those brave sufferers pleading with the shitty cold-blooded councilors to do the right thing last night. If I could say something to all those suffering citizens, I’d tell them it’s a waste of their energy appealing to egocentric narcissists devoid of even a thimble full of conscience among the whole lot. They’re incapable of empathy, it’s not in their aberrant nature. Don’t look for it, because you won’t find it, it’s not there. This advice is not to silence the brave voices of those suffering, I say, SHOUT YOUR INDIGNATION from the Mountain Tops. And Michael Wynn needs to be forced to resign in disgrace. He’s got enough dead and suffering bodies to his credit. Wynn has never been honorable, and he never will be. I couldn’t agree more with Jacquelyn Sykes, Daniel Gillis was murdered in cold blood by PPD cops. PPD cops attempted to murder Mark Marauszwski in cold blood. The PPD has, and had, less lethal options the day they murdered Daniel Gillis. But I’ve read the PPD Brenna Dorr neglected to bring these less lethal options to the murder of Daniel Gillis. Not that the PPD killers were going to use them anyway. It was PPD Officer Colello’s lucky day, again! Not so much of a lucky day for Daniel Gillis or Jacquelyn Sykes or Danny’s mother or his children and everyone else condemned to live with the heartache of loss and the nightmares of trauma for the rest of their lives.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
26 days ago

Someone must know the name of the cop[s] who killed Miggy. I know it’s a closely guarded secret between tyer and wynn, but someone knows the identity of the PPD killer. And until he/she is named they’re all suspects in the PPD. And now we’ve heard that there were TWO KILLER COPS at the MURDER by Cops of Daniel Gillis crime scene. Is the unnamed second trigger happy killer of Daniel Gillis also involved in the murder by cops of Miquel Estrella? Does Miggy’s killer have a history?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Disagree about releasing the name(s) of the cop(s) involved in Miggy’s shooting.
You are assuming guilt. Justifiable homicide in my opinion. Illegal perp with a knife threatening police. Cop(s) involved are heroes in my book!

The wait is over
The wait is over
Reply to  Lenny
25 days ago

The officers names have been reported.

News Falsh
News Falsh
26 days ago

Dan please stop. Your coverage wasn’t that good and really can’t we move on?
Also can you do something about Melle please. It used to be one post a day, now it’s half a dozen or dozen maybe and many are pages long.
I’m not saying ban him, although I would but maybe limit him. It’s trashing up the place.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Agree with reigning in JM. He’s like flies at a picnic.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  News Falsh
26 days ago

If nothing else, a word of advice – just scroll past any JM posts. He means well, but it is absolutely redundant and just too much. I haven’t read a full JM post in a long time, I just scroll to the next comment. No offense to him, I just don’t have the time for it.

News Falsh
News Falsh
Reply to  Auto Phil
26 days ago

That was easier before, now it’s pages and pages at a time. Long screeds of gobbledygook.
Plus all the cut and pasting of letters, that’s just spam at this point. He posts to himself now. It’s a mental illness and it’s ruining the flow of the board. You will have a good debate with someone and he’ll jump in and post a novel.

Maybe if you could add an ignore feature, I’d just permanently ignore him and it would be much better. I think he does it just for attention that he lacks.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  News Falsh
26 days ago

I agree with you News Flash regarding this story. I don’t know what Dan is bragging about. He has hoist himself on his own retard [sic].

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The City I Hate
The City I Hate
26 days ago

Police Train to deal with mentally ill / berkshire eagle – Mar 17, 2012

The training teaches officers how to handle suspects who are suffering from mental illness, substance abuse issues or both.

Apparently, paying police officers to participate in these training courses produced the same results as if cops were paid to just go out back of BCC and smoke crack.

Several years ago, a psychiatrist from Austerlitz NY wrote a letter to the editor condemning the failures of the PPD when dealing with people in the throes of mental illness. And nothing has changed, except for the body count.

And I’m not over the death of Baby Kristoff, or Hannah Nazareth, two dead children Protected to Death by DCF. So, let’s not throw it out like its yesterday’s news. No one has paid for Hannah’s death, and that’s inexcusable and unacceptable.

Also, maybe someone could anonymously drop the name of Miggy’s killer[s] in post addressed to the NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE COMMITTEE FOR MIGGY. I’m sure Miggy’s brother will make sure it gets to the right people.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

If the officer was trained in mental health techniques would that supersede his police training? I think the results would be the same. He was being charged by a man with a deadly weapon.

Fire Winreddy
Fire Winreddy
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

According to your news the bludgeoning of Miggy was on the up and up.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Fire Winreddy
24 days ago

Bludgeoned?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

You sir, are an ingnoramus. Plain and simple.

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

So if a wacked out crazy person bleeding from self inflicted wounds armed with a knife comes at you aggressively you’re suppose to try and talk to him while he try’s to stab you? What if that cop was YOUR son?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. X
25 days ago

The officers were doing their job. Thank you sirs!

Picnic Fly
Picnic Fly
Reply to  Lenny
24 days ago

Yes, now that we have the officers names I can send them a thank you card.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

Miggy’s brother and the rest of the family should be deported.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
25 days ago
TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

That is a press release not a report.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
25 days ago

So did the police catch any of those four perps they chased all over last night after the shooting? Not right if this big story gets a pass. People have a right to know if there are gun slingers still running around looking for a place to hide.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

This be Pittsfield. Gunslingers are all over the place. Check with Steve Valenti for a Kevlar sport jacket

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

They caught two of them in st joe church . They caught them by the organ

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

If were lucky, they’ll get plenty of “organ playing” in state prison. But then again, if they are POC shooters, I’m sure DA Wrong Way has already begun the mitigation process.

How many shootings is this now? And it’s not even summer yet. Lord have mercy.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

By the organ? So what you are saying is that they are singing a different tune now?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
25 days ago

Hello Patrick Fennell,

The thing that bothers me the most about politicians – past, present and future all around the world – is that one has to kiss their dirty behinds and tell them how wonderful they are in government or else they either block you from communicating with them or they use fear and retribution against you. I believe that corrupt career politicians all have big egos, and they only want money and power so they can sit on their fat asses that they usual are in government for decades on end.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

News Flash
News Flash
25 days ago

Officer Nicholas Sondrini killed Estrella
Officer Christopher Coffey assisted.

Botched Job
Botched Job
Reply to  News Flash
25 days ago

Any relation to the roofers?

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  News Flash
25 days ago

Fake news

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  News Flash
25 days ago

It was a justifiable case of MURDER BY KILLER COP! And you can argue with the unbiased ruling of trigger-happy killer cops investigating themselves.

Last edited 25 days ago by The City I Hate
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The City I Hate
25 days ago

Thanks for this Helen

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  The City I Hate
24 days ago

More Fake News.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  News Flash
25 days ago

Totally justified homicide.
All day long.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
25 days ago

I think Sondrini was the sniper on the grassy knoll. And he wasn’t going to be denied again. But they do all look alike, the cold-blooded killers that is.

Truthseeker
Truthseeker
25 days ago

Bird Scooters in Pittsfield. Two of them have been tossed over onto the side of the railroad tracks already. One of the north street regulars was trying to use one without paying, he broke the wheel and motor.

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Tony B
Tony B
Reply to  Truthseeker
25 days ago

you have more photographic evidence that what you say above actually occurred?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Truthseeker
25 days ago

Seriously? No one could have anticipated that in Pittsfield. I myself would feel perfectly comfortable leaving my convertible Ferrari parked in front of the Barrington Stage thingy overnight. Are you sure it was not the wind? Pretty windy up that way.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Truthseeker
25 days ago

And they are using them as a vehicle to commit robberies in other cities

Gobsig
Gobsig
25 days ago

Here it is

****For Immediate Release****

Subject: Preliminary Findings of the Force Investigation Team (FIT)

Authored By: Captain Gary Traversa

Authorized By: Chief Michael Wynn

Released At: 27 April 2022 2:23 PM

On March 25, 2022 shortly after 10 PM, the Pittsfield Police Dispatch Unit was contacted by a third party, requesting assistance for an individual at 279 Onota Street. Officers responded, where they encountered Miguel Estrella and another individual on the adjacent roadway, Woodbine Avenue. The same responding Officers had assisted Mr. Estrella minutes before, leaving him in the care of a third party due to his level of intoxication. This subsequent interaction resulted in one of the responding Officers discharging his issued firearm, striking Mr. Estrella. Officers on scene rendered medical care and Mr. Estrella was transported to Berkshire Medical Center, where he later died.

This outcome is tragic. The Pittsfield Police Department extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Estrella. The Department also recognizes the impact on the Pittsfield community, and extends great effort in:

• Following established protocols
• Navigating unexpected factors
• Complying with new/changing state/national requirements

We strive for transparency to the extent permitted by statute, policy, and best practices in order to build and maintain the trust of the citizens we serve and protect.

Providing support to our involved personnel during all stages of the fact-finding process is also of great importance, as the impact on them is significant. Officer involved shooting incidents are among the most stressful for a first responder to experience, no matter the outcome.

The following information details the timeline and preliminary findings of the Force Investigation Team:

In compliance with Department Policy, Chief Wynn convened the Force Investigation Team (FIT) on March 26 to conduct an administrative inquiry and determine if the uses of force complied with relevant policies and training guidelines.

FIT submitted their preliminary report on April 8. Upon review, Chief Wynn recognized the need for additional work, due to new reporting and evaluation requirements contained in the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2020 and the Commonwealth’s Use of Force Regulations.

On April 14, Chief Wynn returned the report to the FIT and directed them to re-evaluate the uses of force in compliance with the new statutes/regulations.

On April 21, the FIT re-submitted their revised preliminary report. Both calls for service involving Mr. Estrella on March 25 were examined, evaluating the uses of force relative to the Department’s policies on Use of Force, Conducted Energy Weapons, Crisis Intervention Incidents, and Civil Commitments. Statutory requirements and Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR’s) were also examined.

Based on a review of the evidence and information available to the Department during the initial call for service to 279 Onota Street, Mr. Estrella did not meet the criteria of a “person in crisis.” According to information provided to the responding Officers and EMS by Mr. Estrella and witnesses on scene, he was not engaged in any self-harming behavior, and made no threats and/or statements of self-harm at that time. All parties reported that his visible existing injury had occurred earlier in the day. Mr. Estrella refused both treatment and transport to the hospital by EMS. On the basis of this information, Mr. Estrella did not meet the criteria for a civil commitment under MGL Chapter 123, Section 12A. Officers adhered to both relevant department policies and the applicable laws and regulations.

Upon arrival to the subsequent call for service to 279 Onota Street, Officer Christopher Coffey immediately observed Mr. Estrella engaged in a physical altercation with a third party. Officer Coffey was able to see that Mr. Estrella was armed with a large knife and that he was within an arm’s length of a female party. Officer Coffey further observed that, at one point, Mr. Estrella moved towards the female with the knife raised in a threatening manner. Officer Coffey assessed the risk to both this female and himself (based on his proximity to Mr. Estrella) as a deadly threat. Despite this deadly threat, and anticipating that his backup Officer was seconds away, Officer Coffey drew his TASER (less-lethal force option) and attempted to de-escalate Mr. Estrella. When Mr. Estrella observed Officer Coffey, he immediately turned his attention away from the female and towards Officer Coffey. Mr. Estrella then began to move towards Officer Coffey. Officer Coffey continued to attempt to create distance and de-escalate Mr. Estrella so that he would stop advancing and drop the knife. When Mr. Estrella did not comply, Officer Coffey discharged his TASER. The TASER briefly distracted Mr. Estrella and appeared to have a minimal effect, but it did not incapacitate Mr. Estrella.

While Officer Coffey was continuing to verbally engage, create distance, and deploy his TASER, Officer Nicholas Sondrini had arrived on scene. Seeing Officer Coffey’s ineffective TASER deployment, Officer Sondrini immediately deployed his TASER in an attempt to incapacitate Mr. Estrella. Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment was ineffective. Officer Coffey then triggered a subsequent TASER cycle, which was also ineffective.
At several points during the attempts to incapacitate Mr. Estrella with TASER deployments, the female party’s positioning and close proximity to Mr. Estrella placed her in danger of becoming injured by means of Mr. Estrella’s knife.

Following Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment, Mr. Estrella took a fighting stance, raising his fists with a knife in one hand and advanced toward the Officers. Recognizing that Mr. Estrella’s continued assaultive behavior, refusal to comply with any verbal commands, and failure to respond to de-escalation techniques presented an imminent deadly threat to himself, Officer Coffey, and the female party, Officer Sondrini then transitioned from his TASER to his firearm. Both Officers continued to create distance and engage Mr. Estrella verbally, physically restraining the female party from approaching Mr. Estrella, and requesting additional less-lethal options to the scene. Mr. Estrella continued advancing on the Officers until they had reached the middle of Onota Street, and traffic traveled dangerously close to their position.

At this point, Mr. Estrella turned and focused his attention on Officer Sondrini. He bladed his body, clenched his fists while still holding the knife, raised them upward, and moved toward Officer Sondrini at a fast pace. Recognizing this eminent deadly threat within a few feet of his position, Officer Sondrini fired 2 rounds from his firearm, striking Mr. Estrella with both rounds. The Officers immediately disarmed Mr. Estrella and rendered medical treatment.

Initial estimates of the distance Officers retreated between the TASER deployments and the shots fired is 120 feet.

On the basis of the preliminary FIT report, Officer Coffey’s TASER deployment in response to a perceived imminent deadly threat is in compliance with all relevant department policies, training guidelines, statutory requirements, and use of force guidelines.

On the basis of the preliminary FIT report, Officer Sondrini’s TASER deployment and subsequent use of his firearm in response to a perceived imminent deadly threat is in compliance with all relevant department policies, training guidelines, statutory requirements, and use of force guidelines.

The Force Investigation Team will submit their complete report in the coming weeks.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is conducting a separate, independent criminal investigation into the shooting. That investigation remains ongoing.

Officer Christopher Coffey is a decorated 4-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department. He joined the Department in January 2018. In 2019 he received a Weapons Seizure Commendation. He is a member of the Berkshire County Special Response Team and PPD’s Anti Street-Crimes Unit.

Officer Nicholas Sondrini is a decorated 9-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department. He joined the Department in January 2013. In 2016 he received a Unit Citation Commendation for assisting in locating a missing person. In 2016 he also received a Lifesaving Commendation. He is a member of the Berkshire County Special Response Team and PPD’s K9 Unit.

Both Officers had been on Administrative Leave since the evening of March 25. Today, their status was modified to Limited-Duty (non-enforcement status), where they are authorized to resume non-enforcement duties. This includes, but is not limited to participation in qualifications, appointments, and evaluations of varying nature.

Jaimandfire Bond
Jaimandfire Bond
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

When were these tasers last check for conformity-juice?…two separate tasers didn’t have any effect?

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Jaimandfire Bond
24 days ago

Tasers need both prongs to make contact with the skin, or at least both must make contact with something that will conduct electricity to the skin. Originally the manufacturer claimed that Tasers were 97% effective, the caveat being “if they made appropriate contact with the subject. It practice tasers are about 48% effective in subduing a suspect on the first try.
Most taser deployments require multiple attempts to subdue.
The nature of the small barbed projectiles with wires attached means they are really only effective at stationary or very slow moving targets approximately 10-15 feet away.
The newer models are less effective because of less power and the new darts used. The new darts fire at an angle that makes them converge at about 21 feet. This is good for the 21 foot rule but bad because most tasers are deployed at 7 feet.
I also suspect the PPD is not doing the appropriate training for less lethal devices and for tasers. There’s a rumor that most officers in the PPD have not done the appropriate training for Taser certification and most have not done the 1 hour yearly required recertification.

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

And it only took the cops three tries before they successfully fabricated a narrative to michael wynn’s satisfaction. I especially like the part where the killer cops allege that Estrella was an imminent deadly threat to the female party in close proximity to the knife wielding maniac, the same female party in whose custody the killer cops had left the crazed knife wielding maniac only minutes before. But I missed the part in the police fabricated narrative where the crazed killer cops were forced to murder the knife wielding maniac after he ran over officer Derby, AND, officer Derby’s comfort pet. But I’m sure that it’ll be in the next sensationalized edition to this unfolding fabricated drama.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The City I Hate
24 days ago

I’m hoping you show up next time a drunken nut runs around with a butcher knife. Maybe you can kung fu his ass.

Wyatt Knotte
Wyatt Knotte
Reply to  Gobsig
23 days ago

Weren’t they already being trained jiu jitsu at the ppd.

Picnic Fly
Picnic Fly
Reply to  The City I Hate
24 days ago

You sure have a hard on for the cops. Enjoy your self tonight.

Wyatt Knotte
Wyatt Knotte
Reply to  Picnic Fly
23 days ago

She had a bad deal with them before. She knows the system and was a victim.

Picnic Fly
Picnic Fly
Reply to  Gobsig
24 days ago

It’s called a press release not a report, nor is a study as the Eagle stupidly reported.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
25 days ago

I got the message, loud & clear!

Sunupin Inhere
Sunupin Inhere
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
25 days ago

Hobosexual? Now that’s apis funny ! And didn’t they call auxiliary officers plastic cops at one time?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
25 days ago

Well, well, well. Let the apologies roll, because like I said this was totally justified use of force!

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
25 days ago

And for that useless and gutless Tyer to act so damn wish washy about this now that we know it was justified. If she had any balls she would say loud and clear that the only thing that needs changing is the behavior of these felons, and that anybody who advances towards a cop with a dangerous weapon deserves to be shot, and forget all the bullshit about listening to the layabouts,

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
25 days ago

Buffoon Lives Matter

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

FOX entertainment proves bafoon lives also get great ratings from shutins.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

Are you enjoying CNN+?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Gobsig
24 days ago

I saw TSC ridding a Bird scooter. He looked pretty cool with the beanie with the propeller.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
25 days ago

She is more concerned with getting the Springside bike jamboree on line.

Picnic Fly
Picnic Fly
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
24 days ago

That’s right. Instead she preaches non sense about listening to the liars. If she really listened to the people in the city that pay the taxes, she would have cut the budget and fixed the roads, and lowered taxes. Gripes she’s had like 5 or 6 years to do it. She disgusts me in many ways.

Gobsig
Gobsig
25 days ago

Today was a great day in the city of Pittsfield. The Bird scooters hit the pavement. Who’s up for a ride to one oh the hobo smoking parks?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

Can’t wait to see the video of the Generalissimo on a scooter heading up North on his way to Dotties Lounge. Don’t forget the Kevlar if you attempt this Dan. That route takes you right through the combat zone near HON. And please stay in the goddamn bike lanes so as to set a good example for the hobos e bikes..

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  fizzlehead
24 days ago

You post a pic of The General on a Scooter before they are all destroyed or otherwise removed, and I’ll donate 100 bucks to the cause of your choice as long as it’s not BlackLiesMater. Double that if Dan is sporting 4 or more medals.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
24 days ago

That would be hysterrical!

Wyatt Knotte
Wyatt Knotte
Reply to  Lenny
23 days ago

The handle grips are to high. I’ve got elevator boots though.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
25 days ago

All guns are props, alcohol is fake and they aren’t really using the n word.

Here’s innocent Miggy.

https://youtu.be/NQZ2jquGmNo

Last edited 25 days ago by Flogging Molly
Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

All I see is an big awkward guy in a rap video.

What is your point?

Children who emulate rap culture and make videos still don’t deserve to be gunned down.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

So they shouldn’t run around brandishing an edge weapon while under the influence of god know what?

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

They are a disgrace to Burbank Park

Shitsfield
Shitsfield
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

Total and absolute shitbags. This video tells you all you need to know about Shitsfield. Anyone with means to leave would be a fool to stay if you have kids to raise.

Stooge Buffoon
Stooge Buffoon
Reply to  Shitsfield
25 days ago

Why have tasers if they don’t work? Or better yet don’t bring a taser to a gunfight.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Stooge Buffoon
24 days ago

A taser is no substitute for deadly force

Stooge Buffoon
Stooge Buffoon
Reply to  Shitsfield
25 days ago

And of course the anti body cams perps like Helen Moon,would show the footage of there cops tasing Miggy which would then justify the deadly force. On camera.

Jaimandfire Bond
Jaimandfire Bond
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

I took a close up look at the scooters. Not for me. Right next to the set up on the ground was a big green Louie,disgusting. And who cleanse the bird crap off of of them? One looked like a bird sat there for an hour? Don’t like where the handle grips are set either

Pig Vomit
Pig Vomit
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

Justice for Miggy!

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

The first guy rapping in the video looks like his mom had a couple hundred cocktails while pregnant with him.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

They’re busy pi$$ing away, I mean help black people start new businesses, with that $700,000 gift Lazy Linda just gave them.

I’m waiting for the apology from Dennis Powell. He owes those two officers apologies for running his sewer to the Eagle.

The police backed up 120 feet (40 yards) before shooting Miggy. Sounds like Miggy was hunting the cops, not the cops out hunting or scared because they have to “deal with a large person of color.” Right Denny?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
24 days ago

There are plenty of people who mouthed off on this blog that owe apologies to the PPD too Marcus. Well said. And that includes all who spouted off without facts about the section 12 aspect of this.

PicnicNitwick
PicnicNitwick
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Yea but it’s okay cuz dey be blacks. Just like is okay to discriminate as long as is agains the white folk.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Flogging Molly
24 days ago

Thanks for this Molly

the school committee
the school committee
25 days ago

The republican congress who were privy to the attack on our congress on 1/6/2021 all wore body armor that day.Trump and the conspirators are all known.Will there be justice for the 5 people that died that day and the 135 officers who were traumatized and physically wounded……The most important threat to democracy in the world today are Putin,Trump and Fox

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

Grow a brain sir!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
24 days ago

It’s just THC give him a break

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

The only one who needed body armor was Ashli Babbitt who was murdered by Pelosi’s henchmen.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
25 days ago

It would be very prudent to point out the irony of the two ADDS to this post –

A cop settling a dispute/confrontation with gunfire.

A bunch of teenagers settling a dispute/confrontation with gunfire.

There is a reckless amount of gun violence in our city, any way you slice it.

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new age, and it’s filthy. Pittsfield (collectively) – like much of the country/world – don’t give a fuck anymore.

And the city officials have lost all control. It’s going to get much worse before it gets better. And it will only get better with a change of leadership at every department. Every single one.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

I TOTALLY agree. People who who were never qualified in the first place. Others who may have been but then joined the cabal. The focus of the stooges in charge of Pittsfield right now is on dividing up the taxpyer pie. Who can come up with a project with spinoff money. Money that walks and talks like kickbacks.
But if Putin gets his way, even they will go down and their ill gotten gains will have been for naught. All the scheming and subterfuge will have been in vain. The last laugh may not be theirs after all.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
24 days ago

According to Biden-it’s I’ll begotten gains.

Shitsfield
Shitsfield
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

Phil, shootings have been on the rise for over 20 years, through at least 3 police chiefs, and 6 mayors. Rearranging deck chairs on the RMS Shitsfield ain’t the answer anymore. Too many holes in the ship

Professor of Criminal Justice
Professor of Criminal Justice
25 days ago

Decipher This Code,

Are breathalyzers still a thing;

The Massachusetts General Laws authorize protective custody for incapacitated persons (M.G.L. c. 111B, s. 8). Incapacitated persons include those intoxicated individuals that are unconscious, in need of medical attention, likely to suffer physical harm, or likely to cause physical harm. In an effort to eliminate confusion, it is important to acknowledge that protective custody is not the legal equivalent of arrest/institution of criminal charges.
—–
Protection is ‘authorized’
For whatever that means in today’s world; protection?
I guess now we know.
It’s all about CHOICES, not POLICIES, per se.

BECAUSE WE CAN THEY SAY

Being that it DID; cause …
LIKELIHOOD to
cause HARM has, unfortunately beeen established, a little too late.

Unconscious = Not oneself/ behavior of his normal character- was also established prelim.

Ended in death…. but the tactics are long since in place at least since prior 2012….that he could have merely spent a few hours & had some really good chili & corn bread; eff shephards pie though miss Jenkins don’t eat no dang Shephard pie oh hell to da know.

POLICY IS INTOXICATION – condition is disorderly / crime could be – disturbing the peace, if they want.

NO REQUIREMENT FOR HIPAA RELEASE WHATSOEVER HERE.

MENTAL HEALTH IS IRRELEVANT & a violation of privacy.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Professor of Criminal Justice
24 days ago

You don’t make much sense professor and your dribble and Drabble is giving professor Valenti and others a bad name.

Professor of Criminal Justice
Professor of Criminal Justice
Reply to  Tax&Spend
24 days ago

Simplified version

It is the law not dribble and Drabble

The Massachusetts General Laws authorize protective custody for incapacitated persons (M.G.L. c. 111B, s. 8).

Last edited 24 days ago by Professor of Criminal Justice
Pig Vomit
Pig Vomit
25 days ago

Once pigs get a taste for blood, they can’t stop.
If you get pulled over by Sondrini, tell that killer cop you want a supervisor. He might start blasting otherwise.

Did they name the other cops from the first incident with Miggy? Why did they try and call a crisis specialist and ambulance if he wasn’t in crisis? Those pigs don’t know what crisis is I guess. A guy yelling I want to kill myself, isn’t in crisis?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pig Vomit
25 days ago

In the Pittsfield Police Department Use of Force manual, which I’m surprised michael wynn found, because there was a time when he refused to produce it, a guy, or girl in crisis yelling he wants to kill himself, or the “I just want to die” version is CODE for MURDER BY COP. And, when the cops don’t get an invitation, they make one up for themselves. If Estrella was SO CRAZY that the cops had to kill him, how it is that Estrella was sane enough to make a rational decision about whether he needed mental help, or not?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pig Vomit
24 days ago

Yeah, I remember when another person posted about the cops “blasting” her for just being a POC.

It was none other than Helen “Handgun” Moon. And she was unmasked as the bullsh!tting liar, that she is.

I’ll answer your questions in order (1) read the report. It explains it in detail, (2) they called an ambulance the first time they dealt with him. The crisis specialist had ended their shift (none available), (3) you wouldn’t call a crisis person out to an armed subject. That potentially puts more people at risk of harm. They might help in talking with the person, but at a much safer distance than the officers. It’s why fire departments and EMS all stage at a location, prior to entering an active shooting scene. They aren’t armed and it’s not deemed safe, until the police deem it safe.

Seeing how you seem to have the answers to dealing with all people in crisis, why don’t you start putting on training seminars? You can explain to all police officers how to do it. You can speak at great lengths of all of your training and the major incidents you’ve dealt with. To include, when you’ve dealt with armed subjects in the middle of a mental breakdown and how you helped disarm and “talked them off the ledge,” without ever having to resort to force. I’m sure you’d make a lot of money from this.

And no, yelling “I want to kill myself,” isn’t a crisis. If I drive half way around the city to buy something, only to find out I left my wallet at home, I might yell, “I could just kill myself.” I’m not in crisis, just mad as he!! that I forgot my wallet.

Pig Vomit
Pig Vomit
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
24 days ago

The first police were able to disarm him and left. They DID call a mental health crisis person because they THOUGHT HE WAS IN CRISIS. THEY CALLED AN AMBULANCE because he was injured and not acting normal.
His girlfriend and family members called the police to help with his mental crisis. They killed him.
And saying “I want to die” and “I want to kill”myself is enough under 12A to be committed for 72 hours. If the police are there they should have helped him.
It’s obvious he was in crisis because it escalated and the pigs shot him.

No Justice for Miggy, no peace.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Pig Vomit
24 days ago

Hey Piggy, when you need a cop, I hope they are nowhere to be found and you bleed out.

Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
25 days ago

Saw a garbage truck run over a bird scooter left in the crosswalk for the bike lane on North and Mellville.
They have Bird scooters near Buffalo, NY. The city that has them replaced the entire fleet in under 10 months and are planning on removing them.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
25 days ago

Bird brain scooters

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
25 days ago

but, in the meantime, somebody probably made a pocket full of change…which is what this is really all about

same with all that line painting? Ask Kerwood how much taxpayer money he has laid out in the last 12 months for painting the road on North street? But do not expect to get an answer cuz that info has been shredded three times over

ABBA
ABBA
25 days ago

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State Leased Vehicle?

Anyone But Bimbo Andrea

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  ABBA
25 days ago

But whatever happened with the incident in the parking lot? And did Ripples Nippple’s 16-year-old baby get a driver’s license before taking his mommy on a packy run?

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  The City I Hate
24 days ago

Good question. Here’s another. What kind of a shit mother posts a video of her teen driver on her political campaign twitter feed subjecting him and his mother to ridicule. Why??? I don’t think there is a brain in her head.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Al A. Bye
24 days ago

I’ve always said, you can’t trust people who smile, showing both their top and bottom sets of teeth. It appears as a forced and fake smile. It just screams, I’m a bu!!shitter and damn proud of it.

I’m not sure who’s worse, DA Wrong Way or Van Halen’s former lead singer, David Lee Roth?

David Lee Roth Smashbox 2008 – David Lee Roth – Wikipedia

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Al A. Bye
24 days ago

Maybe a proctologist could find it?

Once The Konch
Once The Konch
Reply to  The City I Hate
24 days ago

Where’s her seatbelt?

the school committee
the school committee
24 days ago

Homeless shelter should be built at BCC,it’s the perfect spot.Educational opportunities and transportation…Tyer ,Marchetti and White would love it at BCC

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

Great idea THC.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
24 days ago

Nicholas Sondrini. Job well done. You did nothing wrong. Keep the faith.

Once The Konch
Once The Konch
Reply to  Sean Sullivan
24 days ago

I wouldn’t let him gonnear my roof.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Once The Konch
24 days ago

Police should NOT be shooting and killing people in distress with mental illness. The PPD’s report was a CYA document to shield the city government from insurance claims and lawsuits. Mayor Linda Tyer and the Pittsfield City Council did not include police dash and/or body cameras in their forthcoming fiscal year 2023 municipal operating budget proposal. The same reason as above, to CYA and shield the city from insurance claims and lawsuits. Please learn to think financially, the fictional/proverbial Mary Jane & Joe Kapanski!

Sumner Injspring
Sumner Injspring
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
24 days ago

Would like to have seen the taser failure for one

Sumner Injspring
Sumner Injspring
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
24 days ago

Of the almost19,500 thousand cities in the U S there have been 258 killings after a failed taser deployment.

Sumner Injspring
Sumner Injspring
Reply to  Sumner Injspring
24 days ago

Gasoline 399 at bill on hill in west pittsfield. Lanesboro store 419.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
23 days ago

They should shoot people who are rushing at them with a deadly weapon.

Sumner Injspring
Sumner Injspring
Reply to  Once The Konch
24 days ago

What about a nail gun?

In Jistuh
In Jistuh
Reply to  Sumner Injspring
24 days ago

I was directed to a YouTube video starring a ppd officer dancing to hit me with your best shot song by Pat Benatar with a taser and handgun on his bed?