Schools locked down after shots fired in Fitchburg

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Witnesses said multiple gunshots were fired on Marshall Street sometime before 9 a.m. Monday morning, resulting in police blocking off the street between Jackson and Simonds streets.

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Just another

Gardner, MA

#43 Jun 6, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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NOW, now....you must be new to F-burg. Here in F-burg, the police put their focus on low level traffic infractions. Other than that, they claim that they are too understaffed to do much of anything. Of course, you don't have to look very long or very hard to find one who is working (working?) a paid detail on another one of their endless paid days off....
yeah yeah BUT, the story you're responding to is because law enforcement was chasing a bad guy, not ticketing cars.

Why don't you take your hatred of the Burg's police department and just suck it down already, it's going to bury your soul someday!!
bums

Fitchburg, MA

#44 Jun 6, 2013
lazy bums better start doing the job or fire them
Got my vote

Gardner, MA

#45 Jun 6, 2013
But Lynch for Mayor Killed a man
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#46 Jun 6, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
<quoted text>
NOW, now....you must be new to F-burg. Here in F-burg, the police put their focus on low level traffic infractions. Other than that, they claim that they are too understaffed to do much of anything. Of course, you don't have to look very long or very hard to find one who is working (working?) a paid detail on another one of their endless paid days off....
Thats funny since they just caught an attacker that partially amputated a woman's hand with a machete. Good try lynch.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#47 Jun 7, 2013
Wickedguy wrote:
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Thats funny since they just caught an attacker that partially amputated a woman's hand with a machete. Good try lynch.
I think that it is safe to say that as a rule, a middle aged housewife who is driving a couple of miles an hour over the posted limit has a much higher likelyhood of dealing with the FPD than a Drug Dealer who openly peddles his drugs in broad daylight 7 days a week in front of a known drug house....
Just another

Gardner, MA

#48 Jun 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that it is safe to say that as a rule, a middle aged housewife who is driving a couple of miles an hour over the posted limit has a much higher likelyhood of dealing with the FPD than a Drug Dealer who openly peddles his drugs in broad daylight 7 days a week in front of a known drug house....
Why don't you take your hatred of the Burg's police department and just suck it down already, it's going to bury your soul someday!!
Ah der

Leominster, MA

#49 Jun 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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I think that it is safe to say that as a rule, a middle aged housewife who is driving a couple of miles an hour over the posted limit has a much higher likelyhood of dealing with the FPD than a Drug Dealer who openly peddles his drugs in broad daylight 7 days a week in front of a known drug house....
I would say the odds are the same. Both are criminals breaking the law. Are you suggesting targeting certain groups of people? The Government would never allow that in this country.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#50 Jun 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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NOW, now....you must be new to F-burg. Here in F-burg, the police put their focus on low level traffic infractions. Other than that, they claim that they are too understaffed to do much of anything. Of course, you don't have to look very long or very hard to find one who is working (working?) a paid detail on another one of their endless paid days off....
Maybe the police would be able to better allocate their resources if they weren't forced to read through mountains of complaints from ex felon cranks who assault cops and firemen.
whatIsGoingOn

Fitchburg, MA

#51 Jun 7, 2013
National FREE doughnut day bring your donuts to FPD
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#52 Jun 7, 2013
If the Commonwealth had a similar statute it might discourage an individual from creating public incidents. Like standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." Maybe.

Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.

“Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society,” Senator Griffo said.“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”

The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated.“My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”

“Professionally, I am grateful to see this bill pass through the Senate. Our police officers have a very dangerous job and need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe,” said Utica Police Department Chief Mark Williams.“All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack (short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public. Police officers are the public’s first line of defense to restore order in dangerous/chaotic situations. Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties. Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.

You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#53 Jun 7, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
If the Commonwealth had a similar statute it might discourage an individual from creating public incidents. Like standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." Maybe.
Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.
“Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society,” Senator Griffo said.“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”
The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.
“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated.“My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”
“Professionally, I am grateful to see this bill pass through the Senate. Our police officers have a very dangerous job and need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe,” said Utica Police Department Chief Mark Williams.“All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack (short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public. Police officers are the public’s first line of defense to restore order in dangerous/chaotic situations. Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties. Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.
Hey, that all sounds absolutely ducky. I love it.

But, what about when things are out of control the other way? I have witnessed officer Sevigny of the FPD acting like a complete raging nutjob over trivial matters; in what certainly appeared to be a feeble attempt to feed his weak ego. The Taxpaying Public should not have to tolerate such a buffoon, just because he carries a badge....
Ah der

Leominster, MA

#54 Jun 7, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
If the Commonwealth had a similar statute it might discourage an individual from creating public incidents. Like standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." Maybe.
Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.
“Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society,” Senator Griffo said.“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”
The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.
“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated.“My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”
“Professionally, I am grateful to see this bill pass through the Senate. Our police officers have a very dangerous job and need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe,” said Utica Police Department Chief Mark Williams.“All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack (short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public. Police officers are the public’s first line of defense to restore order in dangerous/chaotic situations. Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties. Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.
Call me nuts but I believe everyone no matter what their occupation should be treated with respect.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#55 Jun 8, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, that all sounds absolutely ducky. I love it.
But, what about when things are out of control the other way? I have witnessed officer Sevigny of the FPD acting like a complete raging nutjob over trivial matters; in what certainly appeared to be a feeble attempt to feed his weak ego. The Taxpaying Public should not have to tolerate such a buffoon, just because he carries a badge....
You haven't witnessed any such thing. You are making this up. A person acting like a complete raging nutjob would be more like, oh, say, a member of the non-taxpaying public standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." And then proceeding to assault two people, one a cop and the other a fireman. I think that's what the NYS legislature was thinking about.
Ah der

Leominster, MA

#56 Jun 8, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't witnessed any such thing. You are making this up. A person acting like a complete raging nutjob would be more like, oh, say, a member of the non-taxpaying public standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." And then proceeding to assault two people, one a cop and the other a fireman. I think that's what the NYS legislature was thinking about.
How anyone can go and assault a person his family and threaten the entire police force and then press charges against them is something I can't comprehend.

Hey look at me! I see a car illegaly parked it has one wheel on the sidewalk! I'm going to make a big deal about it and dance around like an idiot while Gomez takes pictures. Who behaves like this?

This guy claims his rights have been violated but I haven't read reports where a cop and his boyfriend drove onto his property and started taking pictures of his car.
Blueberries

United States

#57 Jun 8, 2013
Ah der wrote:
<quoted text>How anyone can go and assault a person his family and threaten the entire police force and then press charges against them is something I can't comprehend.
Hey look at me! I see a car illegaly parked it has one wheel on the sidewalk! I'm going to make a big deal about it and dance around like an idiot while Gomez takes pictures. Who behaves like this?
This guy claims his rights have been violated but I haven't read reports where a cop and his boyfriend drove onto his property and started taking pictures of his car.
I never got the thing about photographing or writing down liicense plate numbers in peoples' driveways. It would only make sense to a crazy person and it sounds very creepy..
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#58 Jun 8, 2013
Blueberries wrote:
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I never got the thing about photographing or writing down liicense plate numbers in peoples' driveways. It would only make sense to a crazy person and it sounds very creepy..
The problem with crazy people is THEY DON'T KNOW THEY ARE CRAZY !
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#59 Jun 10, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
If the Commonwealth had a similar statute it might discourage an individual from creating public incidents. Like standing in the middle of North Street screaming "You cops are all done. I'm going to get you all." Maybe.
Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.
“Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society,” Senator Griffo said.“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”
The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.
“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated.“My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”
“Professionally, I am grateful to see this bill pass through the Senate. Our police officers have a very dangerous job and need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe,” said Utica Police Department Chief Mark Williams.“All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack (short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public. Police officers are the public’s first line of defense to restore order in dangerous/chaotic situations. Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties. Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.
I think that it is safe to say that when the State of New York drafted this new bill, they were not thinking about an off duty cop who was hanging around in the bar that he tells half the people that he owns and the other half that he doesn't own; while running bi-weekly cruise nights without the proper permits in place, while he blocked off city streets and he encouraged his drunken patrons to blast off in a display of screeching tires and reckless driving, while his friends and his family members thumbed their noses at the city's parking rules...

If a cop flakes out because someone is taking pictures of all the shenanigans listed above, it has nothing to do with performing his duty......
Ah der

Leominster, MA

#60 Jun 10, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that it is safe to say that when the State of New York drafted this new bill, they were not thinking about an off duty cop who was hanging around in the bar that he tells half the people that he owns and the other half that he doesn't own; while running bi-weekly cruise nights without the proper permits in place, while he blocked off city streets and he encouraged his drunken patrons to blast off in a display of screeching tires and reckless driving, while his friends and his family members thumbed their noses at the city's parking rules...
If a cop flakes out because someone is taking pictures of all the shenanigans listed above, it has nothing to do with performing his duty......
I suppose the cop could have dialed 911 and said 'There is a psycho and his boyfriend outside threatening my family'. Then his pager would have went off saying there is a deranged psycho outside of Jr's, all officers respond.
Cheryl45

United States

#61 Jun 10, 2013
Well, the court apparently saw things differently, as the phony crime photographer and would-be mayor was given probation in the matter. So we have to conclude that the only shennagins were performed by the self-appointed parking inspector. Unless, of course, you believe in the goofy theory that this was all orchestrated by the good old boy network and the Blue Light just to derail a mayoral challenger who was on track to get fewer votes than Harvey Aker would have gotten if he had ever tried to run. At least when Handsome Harve was dancing about in the middle of a public way he was entertaining. And Harvey never showed up in someone's driveway with a camera.
stevie lynchie

Fitchburg, MA

#62 Jun 10, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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I think that it is safe to say that as a rule, a middle aged housewife who is driving a couple of miles an hour over the posted limit has a much higher likelyhood of dealing with the FPD than a Drug Dealer who openly peddles his drugs in broad daylight 7 days a week in front of a known drug house....
The worcester telegram reported today that one of those middleaged house wife stops, drugs, guns, money the cops should stop stopping carts

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