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A civil lawsuit filed against a state police trooper in connection with the 2005 fatal shooting of Fitchburg resident Preston Johnson has been settled for an undisclosed amount of money, a lawyer involved with the case said Tuesday.

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Daisy

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#21
Aug 5, 2009
 
T J G wrote:
Preston Johnson is a career loser, and it's pretty sad his kids get to profit from this. It don't surprise me the race card was played here, because a white cop killed a black man. Keep him in jail and he is alive, he breaks the law and we have to pay!! Trooper Gray deserves a medal for his actions, and some scumbag lawyer profits from all this is a shame. I am willing to bet he didnt pay support or bring his kids to church on sundays , and it amazes me how when a criminal dies his friends and family come out and say how he has changed and trying to turn his life around. well if he was trying to turn his life around then why was he driving when he had no license, whats he doing out at 3am??? if he had a job he should have been in bed at home being a dad... Massachusetts needs to adopt the 3 strike law from California to keep scumbags like Preston johnson in jail...
Well said and totally agree. Seems the only card they have left to defend a criminal is racism. Wonder what defense they would have used if Officer had not been white? Face it the guy was a criminal lowlife and its too bad he reproduced. I hope his children decide to be lawabidding citizens and do something to make this world a better place. But you gotta wonder as they receive money based on a racially motivated lawsuit.
Dick Cheney

Gardner, MA

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#22
Aug 5, 2009
 
Stuff like this would never happen on my watch. Pay someone or his family for being a "bad-guy". No way.
Cheney

Gardner, MA

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#23
Aug 5, 2009
 
OK my given name is Richard.
blame the dbags

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Aug 5, 2009
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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We have your so called societal dead weight, and we also have dead weight who collect a paycheck. They may work in town, city, state or US Government......
and they may work in the private sector driving up the cost of the goods and services we buy, but comparing government workers to a known felon that attempted murder or to inflct grave harm cops, even if cops are your personal demons, is pretty stupid.
Parasites are parasites, you can let them off the hook and accept them with a hug, I'm not going to. Thanks
Darn Tootin from W Newton

Wilmington, MA

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Aug 5, 2009
 
blame the dbags wrote:
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and they may work in the private sector driving up the cost of the goods and services we buy, but comparing government workers to a known felon that attempted murder or to inflct grave harm cops, even if cops are your personal demons, is pretty stupid.
Parasites are parasites, you can let them off the hook and accept them with a hug, I'm not going to. Thanks
I wasn't comparing Preston to Government workers, I was making a comparison between people who get a free hand out for doing nothing, to people who may have a job in town, city, state or US Gov and get a paycheck in some cases for doing very little. I would imagine that I don't like anyone being a parasite any more or any less than you do. But, my feelings for who exactly are behaving as parasites may be a bit broader than yours; that's all..........
Poppycock

Worcester, MA

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#27
Aug 5, 2009
 
Mr. Johnson was just "misunderstood" and was "trying to turn his life around."

How come no one that knows these wastes of oxygen ever says the truth about them?

He was a lowlife and should have been in jail, but Massachusetts does not believe in punishing criminals or enforcing the law.
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#28
Aug 5, 2009
 
that shocked his ass getting a bullet in it the dumb punk..this cop was doing his job,,i hope the bullet hurt going in 2,,these cops need to start shooting these pinks dead everyday to send a signal..we aint gonna take it
tb no teeth

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#29
Aug 5, 2009
 
dont be jealous, you must do drugs if you know they are selling them, dont be soooooo jealous get a life
CORRECT

Worcester, MA

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#30
Aug 5, 2009
 
They settled out because there was a great fear on the side of the officer that (for once in this country) an officer going to be found guilty of murdering someone without just cause. No matter what the social level or race of that individual.

Shades of Rodney King!!!!!!!
Waldo

Worcester, MA

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#31
Aug 5, 2009
 
So FED UP

Are you stating that the Leominster Police

cannot or don't do thier job.

Hope you don't ever need them
Lyntasia in the BURG

Fitchburg, MA

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#32
Aug 5, 2009
 
wanda wrote:
scumbag gray got away with it,i'm glad they got a settltment even though they will never get preston, if it would have been vice versa preston would have been in jail for the rest of his life but since it was an officer no time is going to be serve, OFFICER GRAY IS AN EVIL TROOPER, I HOPE HE HAS NIGHT MARES FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE WITH HIS SOUL,
Would this conversation even be happening if ummm he had just pulled over??? No I dont think so..try looking at where the blame lies...have you ever gotten pulled over and when you did and you were compliant....did the friggin cop shoot you no....so blah blah blah with your officer gray this and officer gray that...how about why didnt preston pull the F&*( OVER?????????
hope

Holyoke, MA

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Aug 5, 2009
 

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you all should be ashamed of yourselves!!!! Does even 1 person who left a comment here even know Preston??? Well I did, and for over 15 yrs. He was not a piece of s@#t parent, or boyfriend, brother , or son. He did whatever he could for his family, he was trying to get away from the juvinille life of crime that just followed him in the worst city of massachusetts!! Fitchburg,, u suck,, in every way,, if he could've just got away from the fitch police then he would have made a good life for his kids. He had opened a business cutting hair and the cops would just never leave him alone. That's damn rite he ran,, cuz if he didnt they wouldve put him in jail for life, they always lie to get what they want for that city. Everyone there is snitches and scumbags, even all of you who leave comments,, WHO R U 2 JUDGE ANYBODY??? There's only 1 true judge and that's GOD himself. His family deserves way more than what they got or will ever get. A father is more important than a million dollars,, how the he11 can anyone put a price on a life???? I love you Preston, and I miss you, we all think of you and your family often. We r all targets to police, watch out society,,, YOU COULD BE NEXT!!!! Maybe you're family will be ok if we give them $100,000, that should take care of your family for the rest of their lives......
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#34
Aug 5, 2009
 
CORRECT wrote:
They settled out because there was a great fear on the side of the officer that (for once in this country) an officer going to be found guilty of murdering someone without just cause. No matter what the social level or race of that individual.
Shades of Rodney King!!!!!!!
In case you hadn't realized it, this was a civil suit. The officer was cleared by the grand jury in the criminal case. There was no chance of him being found guilty of "murder". Perhaps you should check your facts.
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#35
Aug 5, 2009
 
and yes,, leominster police CANNOT do their jobs...It took them 2 1/2 hours to show up to a stabbing i called in... their great huh, so if YOU do need them,, they'll be there... EVENTUALLY!!!!!
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#36
Aug 5, 2009
 
ghd wrote:
that shocked his **** getting a bullet in it the dumb punk..this cop was doing his job,,i hope the bullet hurt going in 2,,these cops need to start shooting these pinks dead everyday to send a signal..we aint gonna take it
how bout you get a tutor to learn how to spell, then you get shot dead!!!!
hope

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Aug 5, 2009
 
CORRECT wrote:
They settled out because there was a great fear on the side of the officer that (for once in this country) an officer going to be found guilty of murdering someone without just cause. No matter what the social level or race of that individual.
Shades of Rodney King!!!!!!!
Thank You,, this is the only decent comment I have seen here.
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Worcester, MA

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#38
Aug 5, 2009
 
Kittredge's statement that his client is
totally innocent is only half right.
Because a grand jury came back with no
answere does not make him 100%
innocent it makes him only 50% innocent .
The other half is he is 50% guilty and
thats the part he has too live with for the rest of his life. Don't try too hide it!
It's not about black or white or adults you narrow minded people. It's about the children.Grow up and use some brains. I feel for ALL the children involved in this case no matter what race. God will eventually judge the trooper RIGHT or WRONG. In the meantime the children need to be taken care of.
CRANSTON

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#39
Aug 5, 2009
 
wanda wrote:
scumbag gray got away with it,i'm glad they got a settltment even though they will never get preston, if it would have been vice versa preston would have been in jail for the rest of his life but since it was an officer no time is going to be serve, OFFICER GRAY IS AN EVIL TROOPER, I HOPE HE HAS NIGHT MARES FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE WITH HIS SOUL,
Dear Wanda,
Preston is/was a scumb bag face it! And I bet you have a spotless criminal record. Ha ha Ha
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#40
Aug 5, 2009
 
Tim wrote:
Yeah, OJ was found not guilty as well..... they are both murderers in my eyes
what a d i ck he ad you are, did that scumbag have any regard for the safety of others? this happened right near where i was living at the time, he almost took out a house, it is a neighborhood with old people and families, he had no regard for his intent to murder them did he? no regard for the cop did he? go to hell loser
CRANSTON

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#41
Aug 5, 2009
 
Dear Dept. of Revenue, Dept of Social Services, and division of child support.

Hope everyone there is doing there job and you find out how much that settlement was, because I would hate to think that the state would allow any support to continue to this family with that kind of money.
Does anyone have any contacts in these departments so we can assure the right thing is done here.
It is all about the right thing.........RIGHT!

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