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#28 Nov 30, 2010
Sometimes I want to give up on this city! What is the problem with the truth?? Why can't any cop tell it? Why is the Mayor agreeing not to disclose?
I like the Mayor but I feel that she is going to need to resign if she doesn't answer the questions! What is being hidden from the public?
Being articulate is not going to get you out of telling the truth! Why was Tasca reinstated? Why have you agreed to not disclose? You may think that you will be able to give some legalize explanation why you have the right not to disclose but I will refute that and prove you wrong and I do not have a law degree.
Both the Mayor and the citys'attorney stated that what Tasca did equated to Larceny! I agree! He stated that he kept track of these OT hours in his own head instead of on paper! Just with this statement I don't need to hear anything else!
If there wasn't anything to hide then the Mayor would give 100% disclosure! We want the truth, you people are not above the law! You do not have the right to make non-disclosure deals concerning a public employee!
Everyone calls the years worked as "SERVICE"! He used his position to STEAL funds and then changed the posting! He stated that everyone in the administration was doing it for years! This is ILLEGAL regardless if they all did it. If they all did it then they all broke the law!
We are talking about Captains and LTs! These guys know that it is not right to not write down any hours that they are attempting to claim! And for another administration CANNOT collect OT as they are salary and their is explicet LAWs that state this fact! They had to change the accounting postings;HELLO!!!
#29 Nov 30, 2010
Good points, never thought about it but if motocycles promote positive interation I'm all for them.
#30 Nov 30, 2010
Well well well..... more skeletons in the closet coming out! most have read of the corruption of forced retired David Amico in the papers, well he terrorized his neighbor for years and when it all came down to procecution it was his wacked out wife that took the fall. She deserved every thing she got but he deserved more. He identified himself as an officer at all hearing and was giving preferential treatment because of it. It wasnt until he was seen by court official in worcester with his service revolver and badge that the FPD took action and even at that this family was in danger all the while. Did Demoura do anything... NO! did Mayor Wong... NO they just protected there own as always! sh*tzburg will never rebound until we have honest leadership that is willing to make the touch choices and fire the lunatic that have taken an oath to serve and protect!!! D Amico only served himself and protected himself and his wacked out wife! yet he is on paid admin leave!!!!!what a sham. and by the way he was never charged with intimidation of a whittness or having his gun and badge when not on official police duty. same old same old.....
#31 Nov 30, 2010
I agree with you 100%. I do not know that cop but it is definately believable. If I was to guess, I would say that the department needs to get rid of roughly 2/3 of the force in order to begin to repair. These guys are a bunch of thugs; they don't care about some oath! They care about their own interests only!
I agree that the Mayor nor the Chief gives a s. hit if the city burns down to nothing! It is all self interests!
From what I have been hearing and reading in the papers lately, I would say most of them are criminals with a badge to protect them! Their Union is just the MOb.
Most of these cops you see them around Fitchburg and they wouldn't hold a door for an elderly person at all!
They are mostly rude and they are in cliques! I know one clique that is so putrid that they can't stand themselves for what they are!
They abuse their badge and get away with breaking the law until they are caught red handed; even then the union will put out their dirty snout to protect one and other. Just like a filthy mobster!
Don't be proud being called a mobster because anyone with any dignity thinks that the mob is a filthy group of people who we all know will rot in burning hell!
To all the good cops; the 1/3 in the FPD; I wish you guys the best and I will support you 100%. It is time for your union to leave so that you guys can recieve merit advances and promotions!
It is unfortunate that they lay off the good cops over the lazy,always crooked criminal cops because the donut eating crooks have seniority!
The best thing is that the every day citizen sees these cops doing their dirt and running in their little cliques and blatently breaking the law in front of everyone!!
#32 Dec 1, 2010
Again, without trying to offend motorcycle enthusiasts...Yes they are less expensive at first glance, but so are bicycles. They are also only practical to use 3 or four months out of the year, when it's not raining. Take a look at the actual cost of owning/operating these toys per hour of actual police patrol time. Motor cycles are very expensive. They are considered a luxury item because that's what they are. For every person who thinks it's "cool" for police to ride bikes, I'd wager 10 are shaking their heads at the waste of resources.
#33 Dec 1, 2010
I would love to see a cop on a bicycle try to pull over a speeding car. Even better, responding to a call half way across the city. Now if the bicycles had engines...hmm, that would be an idea. Oh wait...that's a motorcycle.
#34 Dec 1, 2010
Bicycles bring police closer to the people on the street than motorcycles (by the way, I'm not a bicycle nut, just making a point). Navigating through traffic in Fitchburg is never an issue for an emergency vehicle. I don't think motorcycles would add any value there. And again, even if they were marginally effective, it its only for a handful of weeks a year, hardly worth the cost. The cost of more than one motor cycle could go towards hiring additional personnel to walk a beat or practical vehicles to enhance current coverage.
#35 Dec 1, 2010
I also understand the point you are trying to make about bicycles pulling over speeders but that's why they have radios. Again, if motorcycles were such a benefit then why don't most police officers in general here and in other small cities and towns all ride them and then just have a car or paddy wagon on duty to transport suspects to the station? I don't think its a either or situation, motorcycle or nothing. And I think its arrogant of the parties involved to try to pass off such a silly status symbol as a boon to the city.
#36 Dec 1, 2010
Both the Mayor and the Chief will be questioned in a federal corruption probe of the running of the FPD and the city of Fitchburg. I have been hired by the federal government to obtain information and to motivate the conversation.
I like both the Mayor and the Chief but I have attempted to explain to both to run things correctly. There is an ongoing federal probe of the workings of the FPD and of the city of Fitchburg. There are questions of police involvement concerning the gangs inside of Fitchburg.
The investigation consists of unsolved murders, gun running and drug dealing. There is a serious rogue situation concerning the FPD. This probe will reach into the courts as well. We need to follow the money trail.
It is time to clean the city out and I was more than willing to assist the Federal law enforcement when I was brought in and recruited!
#37 Dec 1, 2010
I'd just like to state at the outset, all names have been changed to protect the innocent.
#39 Dec 1, 2010
I follow your thought process here. After all; not too very long ago we all read of the known gang member, who gunned down a man in an early morning parking dispute; only to find out that the known gang member had a legal license to carry; issued by the FPD?
So, a man is shot dead by a known member who had a legal license to carry; issued by the FDD.......what's wrong with THAT picture?
#40 Dec 1, 2010
I found this interesting web site with all your heroes on it, check it out cop lovers:
Imagine a Mass State Trooper?
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – A state trooper who allegedly threatened to plant drugs on a woman he then raped is free on bail after pleading not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors last week revealed new details of how Trooper Daniel Grant, 42, of Holbrook, allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman while on duty in Cambridge. Grant pleaded
#41 Dec 1, 2010
Greetings. You and I are usually on opposite sides of many things, but I'm going to give you a fair warning. "Federal Investigator" and about 1/2 the other posts are by a seriously unglued individual. Pretty much anything with an IP of "Fitchburg" is him. He has been on a roll for several days non stop and has had someof his wilder posts blocked.
He has taken to posting under multiple names and now is posting under the names of anyone who disagrees with him. He's convinced every cop in the world is now in here stalking him.
As I said before, you and I usually don't agree on much, but you usually come across as a reasonably intelligent person. If you wish to further your cause, I wouldn't feed into his rants lest you be grouped in with him.
#42 Dec 1, 2010
Do you realize the person your dealing with, he is one very disturbed and buckedup person. You DON"T want to be on the same page as this freak. Read his other posts. He is an abortion that lived
#43 Dec 2, 2010
Just for the record; I am well aware that the Poster from Fitchburg has posted under various names. And, I am well aware that he does go off on a rant on a regular basis. Most of it is a repeat of something that he has said many times before.
I realize that he now comes across as being obsessed on his crusade; but I have to admit he does ask some very good questions regarding some police matters in Fitchburg.
It is obvious to me that he had some sort of run in with the law in Fitchburg; and it did not go well. But, I stongly suspect that the crux of his tirade; is that he has; in fact; been wronged. I strongly suspect that he reported an officer (or more then one) for behavoir that WAS out of line and potentially illegal.
And, I strongly suspect that his complaint was basically ignored by the FPD, and the offender (cop; or cops)were not properly dealt with.
So, he is now hell bent on slamming the FPD and bringing focus to the wrongdoing that happened to him; along with any other potential wrongdoing.
While I do not always agree with the way that he expresses himself; I CAN understand how someone can wind up resorting to such measures. Many of the Taxpaying Public; myself included; are sick and tired of the police "policing' themeselves and holding themselves to a much lower standard of behavoir than they do the general public. It is no secret that wrongdoing cops routinely get away scott free for their illegal actions; or; worst case get a light slap on the wrist; or, at the very worse; get to turn in their badge with zero ramifications. While keeping there fat retirement packages.
#44 Dec 2, 2010
Not that I agree with you on the scope of the problem, but all I'm saying is he's not helping your cause...
I agree he may have been wronged at some point. Unfortunately his posts have become so shrill and confused that he has just become a punchline in here. He's taken to launching his tirades in non-Fitchburg related threads. It's literally reached the point that he thinks anyone who disagrees with him is some corrupt cop hunting him online...
Check out the thread involving the lawsuit against Lunenburg PD. People much closer to the issue have produced information that the suit involves little police misconduct and is much more about a stalker trying to get a restraining order lifted.'Ol Kev still insists on attacking anyone there who dares say the cops are in the right. He's turned several posters who often buy in to your line of reasoning against him...
Whether I agree with you or not, he's not helping your crusade.. He's just a target for trolls and regualr folk at this point.
#45 Dec 2, 2010
"A target for trolls";I agree with you there Mr.s B. Are you baking a home made apple pie for the criminals with badges today? One thing you always ignore. I am a huge supporter of law abiding police who do their job without corruption!
I am bent on addressing corruption from our police and politicians. I feel that they need to be held accountable! Do you understand that if their is no accountability then rogue criminal cop behavior only gets worse!
I also feel very strongly that the interests of the Fpd in general is not for the public safety! They all want unlimited OT and days off. Then during their days on they want to sit in the barracks all day! I say cut 100% of the OT for the FPD as they have failed in law enforcement efforts! Then fire them all and label it unfixable and start fresh!
The unions protect the "seniority" over merit! Then no cop is held accountable as they constantly recieve "paid leave". If I was a member of the FPD I would want paid leave! Tasca got caught stealing and then to add insult to injury they hired him back and agreed to "not to disclose" the reasons and the details of their agreement!
Another gripe I have is when the police blatently break the law as they know that they will not be held accountable! Who else would park in the fire lane in front of the new fire station? Who else would park on the right side during rush hour on Main street?????
#46 Dec 2, 2010
And yes, I was seriously wronged by Officer McNamarra twice and the FPD did nothing about it. It took me two Mayors,congressmen and two Chiefs to finally sit down with Demoura!
Chief Kearns did nothing! Chief Kearns purposefully antagonized my mother who was also filing a complaint and allowed McNamarra and officer Peppel to abuse her rights!
The last time in question, there was another officer on the scene who acted like a steroid raged lunatic as he yelled and swore at me. I told him point blank; I didn't approach you like that I would appreciate it if you didn't approach me with that disrespect!
As for Mcnamara, first I believe that his relative called him personally as he was a customer at Advanced auto as was I. By the way,management and all the witnessing customers were on my side and believed that McNamara and steroid boy was abusing their authority and harrassing my friend and I. I filed a report at length and stated that I would take a lie detector test and pay for it as long as that criminal McNamarra took one as well!
These guys are quick to request lie detector test and breathalizers from citizens but when they are faced with either one they outright deny both!
Now this Chief wasn't as cooperative either as I expected him to be. He had this sgt Fossa write me a irrelevant letter! There will be NO justice at the FPD until they have an independent review panel for Internal matters! I offer my time for free!!! No cost to the city and I will give my honest opinion!
Proper police protocol has always worked and it holds up in court. But when you have officers making false statements and lies to cover things up, then their perjury is obvious to everyone and the jury aquits! So it is a waste of trax payer money all around!
See I was glad when OJ got found not guilty!The detective Van adder took Ojs blood vial to the crime scene and OJs house! Then the detectives found two trails of blood at OJs and in his bronco and they found OJs blood on the fence at the crime scene. The blood on that fence had "blood testing chemicals in it already! And at Ojs house you had the house boy describing hearing noises away from the blood trails that were found! To put a cap on it all; the vial was then 2/3 missing! Van adder stated he found the vial in the fridge spilled over but he didn't make a report or tell anyone about it. Then they asked him why he brought the vile to the crime scene and he stated so it didn't get knocked over further!
See, I am for equal and fair justice! When I see that an officer has tampered with evidence and falsifies reports then I feel that someone must speak up!
See in the OJ case I feel that if the blood vile wasn't taken to where OJs blood was found and the brilliant prosecutor had explained why the "glove "didn't fit as when blood dries on leather it ALWAYS shrinks the leather! Then maybe OJ would of been found guilty!
We can never allow the corrupt type of justice that takes place! Last week they reported that an innocent man had been executed in Texas while George Bush was governor. I remember the Hurricane story before the Denzel Washington movie! I read the Hurricanes book, he was a boxer and was tried and convicted for a murder he didn't commit. The book explanes how the prosecuter and an assistant walks by her laughing as they knew the man was innocent, he spent over 25 years in prison before he was exonerated as a young orphan kid bought his book for a nickle at a flea market and brought the book home to his foster family. That family financed the legal appeal for Hurricane by selling their only house!
#47 Dec 2, 2010
Let me tell you; Mcnamarra has never denied his illegal actions against me! I have said nothing on here that I hadn't stated to Chief Kearns and Louney the supossed Internal affairs guy who didn't even know that he was when I approached him!
My first occurance with Mcnamarra came when he abused his authority and acted as part of an attempted extortion against me. I was in dispute with his cousin as I filed a complaint against him with the board of health! His cousin made his grimy call to his relative the "worked in the traffic department" and hired him to placed fifteen red stickers all over the windshield of my truck; they were upside down and crisscrossing each other. These stickers didn't come off easy nor right away. Mcnamarra had initialed all of them.I saved them and brought them to court and I won a breach judgment against his cousin and was awarded monetary award.
His cousin told me after I confronted him about the stickers and he told me staright out why the stickers were there and he stated more was coming if I went forward with the complaint! This is extortion!
Then my second incident with Mcnamarra came in Fitchburg in front of advanced auto on John Fitch highway! Good ole boy McNamarra I believe was called by his cousin another McNamarra that was in advance auto; I requested for the chief and louney to pull the surveilance tape and question the manager that was on duty. I questioned the manager and he told me that his security was in the lot that night and did not call the FPD and that he witnesses the horrible harrassing behavior of these officers!
Good cop Mac tapped my mothers' truck and stated I am taking this baby;you are in Fitchburg now and this is how we do things in Fitchburg. He had stated a few other things and used all his energy in an attempt to have me react and knock him out! I didn't react but I was boiling, he almost succeeded. So I felt that now I have a right to file a serious complaint against this criminal cop!Someone could of got hurt seriously that night, it could of been a bystander; this would of been due directly because of officer McNamarras unprofessional,animalistic behavior,provoking abuse of his authority. I asked for his supervisor to come to the site;he laughed and stated who is on tonight Martineau? The other one stated yes and he laughed like a jolly Santa Clause as it was christmas eve ironically!
When I got in the cab after dodging cars on John Fitch at Mcnamarras demand to do so I stated to the cab driver and my friend:I think it would of been worth the five years to send all of his teeth into his lungs! Fair to say, I was IRATE! Then about five minutes of cool down, I stated 'well maybe it wouldn't have been worth the five years,I am glad I used all my energy to refrain from reacting as now I have a right to file a complaint!
#48 Dec 2, 2010
Aaaannnddd, He's off and running... The only drawback to your comment is that you don't think there ARE any that aren't corrupt. It's a nice sentiment to say but your words bely it.
I honestly don't know any of the Fitchburg officers, but I do know the ones you've bashed from Lunenburg. The ones you obviously don't know, given the words in your own posts. You're way off base there. You just assume they're guilty because someone filed a complaint. Read the posts from the folks who seem to know much more about the situation than you (or I). I hate to break it to you, but some nuts and bad guys know how to use the legal system to their own advantage, or just to cause aggrivation because they can. They're called frivolous law suits.
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