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former part-time Rutland police Officer Jason D. Briddon’s

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Fitchburg, MA

#1 Aug 3, 2011
Judge: Request for new lawyer should have been made sooner

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WORCESTER — With his retrial on rape and assault charges two weeks away, former part-time Rutland police Officer Jason D. Briddon’s efforts to obtain a new lawyer were thwarted by a judge yesterday.

Lawyers Michael S. Hussey and Jacqueline Dutton of the state Committee for Public Counsel Services were appointed in January to represent Mr. Briddon on charges that he raped and assaulted a Worcester woman in 2007 after she accepted a ride home from him from a bar. They filed a motion Friday in Worcester Superior Court asking that they be allowed to withdraw from the case.

Ms. Dutton told Judge John S. McCann during a hearing yesterday that she and Mr. Hussey filed the motion at Mr. Briddon’s request because the 38-year-old Westminster man’s family was seeking to hire a private lawyer to represent him.

A mistrial was declared in March 2009 after a jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the case. Lawyer Anthony M. Salerno, who represented Mr. Briddon at the time of the first trial, has since withdrawn.

In February 2010, Mr. Briddon was convicted of unrelated charges of raping and beating a prostitute and was sentenced to 10 to 12 years’ imprisonment. He is serving that sentence.

Mr. Briddon told Judge McCann that J.W. Carney Jr. of Boston was one of four lawyers his family was considering retaining. He said family members were planning to confer with the lawyers this week.

The retrial is scheduled for Aug. 15, and Judge McCann suggested Mr. Briddon’s request to hire a new lawyer should have come sooner. The appearance of a new defense lawyer in the case would almost certainly have delayed the trial date.

Judge McCann noted that the retrial had already been postponed several times and that Mr. Carney was recently appointed in federal court to represent reputed crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger on a racketeering indictment alleging Mr. Bulger’s participation in 19 murders.

Judge McCann told Mr. Briddon Mr. Carney’s representation of Mr. Bulger was likely to consume “a major part of his life for the next couple of years.”

Judge McCann denied the motion to withdraw and reaffirmed the Aug. 15 trial date after Assistant District Attorney Paula J. Frasso and Ms. Dutton both said they were prepared to try the case on that date.
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Aug 3, 2011
This must of been a mistaken identity. I mean this article states that he gave a woman a ride home after leaving a bar.

No officer commits any crimes.
Lynch for Mayor

Lexington, MA

#3 Aug 3, 2011
The Insider wrote:
This must of been a mistaken identity. I mean this article states that he gave a woman a ride home after leaving a bar.
No officer commits any crimes.
The police are doing the best job they job can especially being understaffed.
Scoop

Leominster, MA

#4 Aug 3, 2011
There seems to be a pattern here of admitted criminals blaming police of wrong doing. I wonder how many "Johns" she's been with that she never accused because they weren't police?
Chucklin with Chuckles

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Aug 3, 2011
Lynch for Mayor wrote:
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The police are doing the best job they job can especially being understaffed.
I don't buy all that mumbo jumbo about the police being understaffed. The problem is that they recieve way too many paid days off per year and that is what is causing the shortage of manpower. Not that there isn't enough cops on duty.

Let's look at the FPD, for example. The last Annual Police Report that I was able to get my hands on showed that each and every cop on the FPD was averaging 56 paid days off per year; not counting Holidays. This time is comprised of simply vacation time; sick time and personal time!

No wonder the cops love to say that they are understaffed. Each and every one of them is averaging more than one paid day off; per week; not counting holidays!

It's un-f-ing-believable!
Civil Servant Supporter

Winchendon, MA

#6 Aug 4, 2011
“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”
Richard Nixon
(Even Tricky Dickie knew when to attack and when to withdraw). You're overplaying your hand, again.

You are consumed... HE OWNS YOUR SOUL.
Lynch for Mayor

Lexington, MA

#7 Aug 4, 2011
Chucklin with Chuckles wrote:
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I don't buy all that mumbo jumbo about the police being understaffed. The problem is that they recieve way too many paid days off per year and that is what is causing the shortage of manpower. Not that there isn't enough cops on duty.
Let's look at the FPD, for example. The last Annual Police Report that I was able to get my hands on showed that each and every cop on the FPD was averaging 56 paid days off per year; not counting Holidays. This time is comprised of simply vacation time; sick time and personal time!
No wonder the cops love to say that they are understaffed. Each and every one of them is averaging more than one paid day off; per week; not counting holidays!
It's un-f-ing-believable!
They work 7 days a week. Do you work 7 days a week? I bet you get the weekends and holidays off.
obvious imposter

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Aug 4, 2011
Lynch for Mayor wrote:
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The police are doing the best job they job can especially being understaffed.
I know this cannot be Lynch as he is out for equal justice for all. He is against the double standard of law that is being practiced concerning law enforcement criminals.
Jingles the clown

Leominster, MA

#10 Aug 4, 2011
It's ridiculous that police get that many days off. They shouldn't get any more than teachers, senators, congressmen or any other public employee. It makes me want to go to a school right now and chest bump a teacher! Oh wait they are all away at their second homes at the beach for the summer.
Lynch for Mayor

Lexington, MA

#11 Aug 4, 2011
Jingles the clown wrote:
It's ridiculous that police get that many days off. They shouldn't get any more than teachers, senators, congressmen or any other public employee. It makes me want to go to a school right now and chest bump a teacher! Oh wait they are all away at their second homes at the beach for the summer.
The teachers can get paid throughout the summer IF they choose to take a cut in pay throughout the school year. IF they choose to receive their full pay throughout the school year then they do not get paid through the summer.
Jingles the clown

Leominster, MA

#12 Aug 4, 2011
Please, teachers have the best deal possible. They get paid for every possible holiday and have all kinds of vacations Christmas, summer, Easter etc... Oh look it's Martin Luther King day let's take it off and get paid. Teachers are little more than glorified baby sitters. Oh look what little Billy did today at school, he pasted a star onto a piece of paper damn that's tough work for the money we get paid.
I love Teachers

Lexington, MA

#13 Aug 4, 2011
Jingles the clown wrote:
Please, teachers have the best deal possible. They get paid for every possible holiday and have all kinds of vacations Christmas, summer, Easter etc... Oh look it's Martin Luther King day let's take it off and get paid. Teachers are little more than glorified baby sitters. Oh look what little Billy did today at school, he pasted a star onto a piece of paper damn that's tough work for the money we get paid.
Get your Master's Degree and you can have the same benefits too.
get a clue

Fitchburg, MA

#14 Aug 4, 2011
Jingles the clown wrote:
Please, teachers have the best deal possible. They get paid for every possible holiday and have all kinds of vacations Christmas, summer, Easter etc... Oh look it's Martin Luther King day let's take it off and get paid. Teachers are little more than glorified baby sitters. Oh look what little Billy did today at school, he pasted a star onto a piece of paper damn that's tough work for the money we get paid.
"glorified baby sitters?" You are one self righteous person. What do you do for a living? Please tell us your "glorified" position, PLEASE!
Jingles the clown

Leominster, MA

#15 Aug 4, 2011
Thank you for the "self righteous" compliment. If you need to know I'm an ex con who has a family restaurant and many properties around the area. When I'm not busy helping my family I work in the public sector protecting people. Some of my hobbies are photography, chest bumping and getting slapped down. I'm considering running for Mayor or city council ( I even confuse myself sometimes) any other questions?
I love Teachers

Lexington, MA

#16 Aug 4, 2011
Jingles the clown wrote:
Thank you for the "self righteous" compliment. If you need to know I'm an ex con who has a family restaurant and many properties around the area. When I'm not busy helping my family I work in the public sector protecting people. Some of my hobbies are photography, chest bumping and getting slapped down. I'm considering running for Mayor or city council ( I even confuse myself sometimes) any other questions?
Huh? You work in the public sector and you put down the teachers? I hope you get booted out of your local union !
Police officers

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Aug 5, 2011
What is in the water at these barracks? This sense of entitlment is becomming an epidemic.
Chuckling with Chuckles

Marlborough, MA

#18 Aug 5, 2011
Jingles the clown wrote:
It's ridiculous that police get that many days off. They shouldn't get any more than teachers, senators, congressmen or any other public employee. It makes me want to go to a school right now and chest bump a teacher! Oh wait they are all away at their second homes at the beach for the summer.
It may just be a hunch of mine; but I think that the reason Teachers don't work for a full 12 months a year has something to do with the fact that the schools are closed for 2 1/2 months in the summer...yeah, that must be why.....

No one should be comparing the days off a cop gets to the days off that a Teacher gets; until we go to a 12 month school year. If THAT ever happens.

Again, no wonder the cops are always saying that they are understaffed. Each and everyone of them is averaging 56 paid days off a year; not counting holidays and not counting days off for an injury. If poeple were receiving that much paid time off out in the private sector; every last business would instantly go bankrupt as a result of every last employee getting 56 paid days off a year; plus holidays.

Needless to say; the cops are fleecing the hell out of the Taxpayers when it comes to paid days off. They have their snouts planted firmly at the feeding trough; and they are squealing in delight.....
The Insider

Gardner, MA

#19 Aug 5, 2011
Chuckling with Chuckles wrote:
<quoted text>
It may just be a hunch of mine; but I think that the reason Teachers don't work for a full 12 months a year has something to do with the fact that the schools are closed for 2 1/2 months in the summer...yeah, that must be why.....
No one should be comparing the days off a cop gets to the days off that a Teacher gets; until we go to a 12 month school year. If THAT ever happens.
Again, no wonder the cops are always saying that they are understaffed. Each and everyone of them is averaging 56 paid days off a year; not counting holidays and not counting days off for an injury. If poeple were receiving that much paid time off out in the private sector; every last business would instantly go bankrupt as a result of every last employee getting 56 paid days off a year; plus holidays.
Needless to say; the cops are fleecing the hell out of the Taxpayers when it comes to paid days off. They have their snouts planted firmly at the feeding trough; and they are squealing in delight.....
Take the test, become a cop. Nobody is stopping you.

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