Petition to Remove Dumler to go to Ci...

Petition to Remove Dumler to go to Circuit Court

There are 32 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 22, 2013, titled Petition to Remove Dumler to go to Circuit Court. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

In January, Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery.

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twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 25, 2013
Umm wrote:
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Umm, it won't work because the LAW (I imagine you haven't bothered to read it) requires that he be "neglect[ful]... in the performance of his duties ..." and that such neglect "materially adversely affect the performance of his duties."
This isn't about what Dumler did or didn't do back in October. It's about the LAW. And the LAW doesn't provide grounds for his removal. The only thing that does is another election.
So you support misusing the legal process?
It will be up to the judge (not you, not me) to decide if he is neglectul of his duties....can't be performing any of his duties for the 30 days he is in jail, can't serve on committees because the rest of the BOS has censured him, can't serve as a role model for the citizens of this county...just to name a few. Probably the best way to judge this would be to look at the job description of duties for a supervisor and see how many functions he cannot perform. If there is just one function that he cannot perform, he should be removed. But you are certainly welcome to your OPINION on the matter, because that is all it is, an opinion. The only opinion that really counts now that the necessary petition has been filed, is the judge's.
former frat brat

Fairfax, VA

#23 Mar 25, 2013
so twin mom thinks that if a supervisor misses one event he should go? How stupid is that? Suppose a supervisor wants to take a two week vacation? suppose he/she is also a doctor on call or a volunteer firefighter? Suppose he/she needs to go to a funeral or a wedding out of state?

The judge will look at his abilities to perform his job not all the rigarmorole that these lame protesters are throwing at him.

Your just mad because the prosecuter didn't have enough to hang him. Why do you believe he did the forcible sodomy anyway... he didn't plead to that he pleaded to trying. So he made the assumption that she would go for it. That happens every frickin weekend in this town.
Unreal

Stuart, VA

#24 Mar 26, 2013
former frat brat wrote:
so twin mom thinks that if a supervisor misses one event he should go? How stupid is that? Suppose a supervisor wants to take a two week vacation? suppose he/she is also a doctor on call or a volunteer firefighter? Suppose he/she needs to go to a funeral or a wedding out of state?
The judge will look at his abilities to perform his job not all the rigarmorole that these lame protesters are throwing at him.
Your just mad because the prosecuter didn't have enough to hang him. Why do you believe he did the forcible sodomy anyway... he didn't plead to that he pleaded to trying. So he made the assumption that she would go for it. That happens every frickin weekend in this town.
How do you know the prosecutor didn't have enough to hang him? I believe the prosecutor most certainly had enough and he knew it too so he took a plea. No way in heck I would plea to something I wasn't guilty of and he was going to 'vigorously fight" the charges!! Ha! He, as an attorney, who has plenty of attorney friends who would pro bono his case,is GUILTY
Going-going-gone

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 26, 2013
County Resident wrote:
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Forcible sodomy would be rape. He wasn't charged with rape. He would have not been able to plead down a rape charge.
You are partially correct: He was not accused of Rape. He was accused of Forcible Sodomy. The crime is basically the same, just the point of entry is moved to the rear by an inch or so. Does that make it okay in your mind?

That he was able to get a plea-bargain is unfortunate on may levels. Hopefully through FOIA requests the public will get more insight into the backroom (not backdoor) dealings that made this possible. He is still an admitted and convicted sexual abuser. That stigma will be with him forever, and rightfully so. I find it galling that some people in the community (read the editorial in today's Daily Progress, for example) are trying to cast him as the victim of this whole sordid affair. He did the crime -- he admitted to it -- and now he is doing his time, albeit not very much, and only on weekends.

The residents of Scottsville and Alebmarle County deserve better.
former frat brat

Bethesda, MD

#27 Mar 26, 2013
UNREAL SAYS:
How do you know the prosecutor didn't have enough to hang him? I believe the prosecutor most certainly had enough and he knew it too so he took a plea. No way in heck I would plea to something I wasn't guilty of and he was going to 'vigorously fight" the charges!! Ha!

If the Prosecutor had enough to hang him they would not have accepted the deal. Why would a prosecutor give up the chance to make a name for himself? As for why the guy wanted the plea, would you put your college degree on the line? Would you risk 20 years in the slammer with the nut job broads in this town who might get on the jury?
If you would so you can "prove your innocence" your a moron. The guy pleaded guilty for trying to go in the back door while he was fooling around on his girlfriend. Kathy Lee Giffords husband Frank tried the same thing with that stewardice..

The guy might be a pig but he didn't plead guilty to sodomy he pleaded guilty to unwanted touching... the same thing you would be charged with if you slid your hand under a girls bra while you were making out. He denies that anal sex happened and the victim hasn't said it did.

The judge shouldn't toss him because people outside his district don't like him. What right do they have to interefere?
Lucille

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Mar 26, 2013
Earl Smith needs to get a life!!
diamonds

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Mar 26, 2013
Good job Earl! Dumler just needs to go, what is he trying to prove?
Going-going-gone

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Mar 26, 2013
Lucille wrote:
Earl Smith needs to get a life!!
Earl has done a great job help the GOOD people in the Scottsville area be heard. This is exactly how the political process is designed to work, and it doesn't matter if the guilty party (i.e., Dumler) where a Democrat or Republican, good people like Earl would be helping campaign to throw the bum out.

Rather than Earl needing to "get a life," I think you need to get a grip on reality. You must one of the few people in Scottsville that think Dumler is the victim.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Mar 26, 2013
diamonds wrote:
Good job Earl! Dumler just needs to go, what is he trying to prove?
Nothing, he's never had to take responcibilty for anything in his life, its called denial. Wasn't his fault.
Unreal

Stuart, VA

#32 Mar 26, 2013
former frat brat wrote:
UNREAL SAYS:
How do you know the prosecutor didn't have enough to hang him? I believe the prosecutor most certainly had enough and he knew it too so he took a plea. No way in heck I would plea to something I wasn't guilty of and he was going to 'vigorously fight" the charges!! Ha!
If the Prosecutor had enough to hang him they would not have accepted the deal. Why would a prosecutor give up the chance to make a name for himself? As for why the guy wanted the plea, would you put your college degree on the line? Would you risk 20 years in the slammer with the nut job broads in this town who might get on the jury?
If you would so you can "prove your innocence" your a moron. The guy pleaded guilty for trying to go in the back door while he was fooling around on his girlfriend. Kathy Lee Giffords husband Frank tried the same thing with that stewardice..
The guy might be a pig but he didn't plead guilty to sodomy he pleaded guilty to unwanted touching... the same thing you would be charged with if you slid your hand under a girls bra while you were making out. He denies that anal sex happened and the victim hasn't said it did.
The judge shouldn't toss him because people outside his district don't like him. What right do they have to interefere?
Not buying it, sorry. The Prosecutor didn't need to make a name for himself, and most likely accepted the plea b/c the victims didn't want to have to testify. And it's the people within his district, not outside, that signed the petition. And that is their right, by law.
James

Scottsville, VA

#33 Mar 26, 2013
James wrote:
I think we should keep Dumler, nobody else would GET BEHIND their constituents like Dumler.
and certainly I feel safest when he is at THE FRONT of the room.
I knew it

Staunton, VA

#34 Apr 9, 2013
I will be interested to see how many of the 572 signatures are Scottsville Residents. My understanding is the 372 signatures be from people residing in the district Dumler oversees. I saw the video that shows some of the locations of the signees and noticed quite a lot listing their residence as Keswick, Louisa, Charlottesville, etc.

I don't know where else the guy set up his "stand" other than outside of Snow's but hopefully he has enough relevant signatures to get Dumler kicked to the curb!

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