FITCHBURG MAYORAL CANDIDATES FACE OFF IN FORUM
FITCHBURG -- Lynch spoke first and said his first priority is to renegotiate the police union contract to allow more police to be on patrol.
During the question-and-answer section, City Councilor Tom Conry Jr. challenged Lynch on how he would legally do that. Lynch responded by saying he believes the city is at risk if the few available police are tied up during an emergency,
Lynch said that on Friday nights the city only has three to four police cruisers on patrol -- a fact challenged by Solomito and Conry.
From the audience, Fitchburg Police Chief Robert DeMoura said the number of cruisers on a Friday night is around five or six.
Lynch also said the city has a "good ol' boy network" that holds the city back and gave a blanket endorsement for new candidates. He said elected officials "rubber stamp" issues and aren't doing their jobs of encouraging job creation in Fitchburg.
Several audience members criticized Lynch after the forum ended for keeping his hat on during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Before the forum began, Lynch said he asked his family and friends not to attend the forum because of a death threat he received on the Internet. He contacted the police department and Fitchburg State University about the alleged threat.
DeMoura said Lynch has been making a steady series of claims of being threatened for the four years since he's been with the Fitchburg Police Department, and the threats are not credible.
"There's only so many times you can cry wolf," said DeMoura. He said Lynch's frequent claims of being threatened have become a form of harassment against the police department.
Conry and red face were the only two councilors to ask questions. Conry is a trouble maker that is out of touch with reality and was a rubber stamp while on the city council.
And let me tell you another thing, NO ONE criticized me after that debate for wearing my hat! NO ONE! They did on this forum and they may have to the reporter but I was talking to many citizens who agreed 100% of what I stood for both Wong and Solomito.
Chief Demoura LIED that night as he always does. He wouldn't want the dispatch FPD officer 911 recording to reveal different! What I stated was 100% FACT! Demoura LIED! It can be simply proven through listening to the 911 tape but Demoura would rather ditch the tape than to deal with the truth and the FACT that he LIED!!!!
Did Demoura investigate the FACT that a FPD member put a letter in my mailbox that read like a murder plot?????????? NO, he did not, he never questioned the people who witnessed and followed this plain cloths FPD member.
Did Demoura investigate the FACT that a black officer in an old model black sedan purposefully drove at my nephew and his friend attempting to drive them off the road?? NO
he did not! Did he question my nephew or his friend? NO NO and NO !
Did Demoura EVER investigate any of Mr.Lynchs claims?? NO and if so can he point out which one and why he determined it to be false? NO! He LIED!!!! As he always LIES!!!!!
Why did Demoura send over five uniformed brass member officers to Fitchburg court to crowd a small closed courtroom? Why didn't they abide by the rules of a closed courtroom? Why did they have McNamarra reading Topix posts that he stated he got from Ledoux????
Why does Demoura not explain why my witnesses have been intimidated by S C? Why as a Chief of police does Demoura not see that Ledoux improperly utilized letters that I sent to him as they were improperly used to coach witnesses into attempting to solidify a false case against Dave and I?
I had reported as Stamos points out that S Cs vehicle was used in an attempt to run me over. A couple years later she did the same exact run over attempt to my witness and there were outside witnesses who witnessed that incident. Did Demoura investigate that situation??? NO NO and NO again!