Ex-Hudson cop on trial Monday in Chel...

Ex-Hudson cop on trial Monday in Chelmsford drunk-drive case

There are 19 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Feb 20, 2009, titled Ex-Hudson cop on trial Monday in Chelmsford drunk-drive case. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Former Hudson, N.H., police officer Brandon Cannata lost his job and now faces a jail term as he goes to trial Monday accused of driving drunk when he caused a 2007 crash that seriously injured a Chelmsford ...

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nazz

Dracut, MA

#1 Feb 21, 2009
Too bad. It's sad to read about this. All that training down the tubes..... Always stop for the police...the situation always gets worse if you don't as you can see here. Fourth of July is just another drunken Holiday.
resident

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Feb 21, 2009
It's really too bad that Hudson couldn't screen their applicants better. They hired a 22-year-old who looks to be immature and reckless. Why don't they hire some more mature and experienced officers? They should be counting their blessings that he didn't do this while on duty because they'd be facing a huge lawsuit.
Tom

Westford, MA

#3 Feb 21, 2009
It's a shame this poor kid made a mistake. I am a Hudson resident and encountered this officer. He was an excellent officer with an incredible background. For the chelmsford resident I am not sure what you have heard about the Hudson Police Department. For your information it is one of the best in the country and they are held to the highest standard. It's ridiculous to say they are lucky it did not happen on duty. Its not like this kid was an alcoholic. They had no problems with him on or off duty.
Fartial Arts

Lowell, MA

#5 Feb 21, 2009
Tom wrote:
It's a shame this poor kid made a mistake. I am a Hudson resident and encountered this officer. He was an excellent officer with an incredible background. For the chelmsford resident I am not sure what you have heard about the Hudson Police Department. For your information it is one of the best in the country and they are held to the highest standard. It's ridiculous to say they are lucky it did not happen on duty. Its not like this kid was an alcoholic. They had no problems with him on or off duty.
This is not "a poor kid who made a mistake". This is a cop who knew better and committed multiple crimes that severely injured an innocent woman.
Toms Foe

Carrollton, TX

#7 Feb 21, 2009
Tom are you crazy? This kid is a putz always has been. You wonder why people don't take the police seriously. Towns like Hudson end up highering the undereducated who can't make it into any other career. Brandon have fun with your new painting career, because I am sure you will not be jailed. You are one true piece of trash.
Tom wrote:
It's a shame this poor kid made a mistake. I am a Hudson resident and encountered this officer. He was an excellent officer with an incredible background. For the chelmsford resident I am not sure what you have heard about the Hudson Police Department. For your information it is one of the best in the country and they are held to the highest standard. It's ridiculous to say they are lucky it did not happen on duty. Its not like this kid was an alcoholic. They had no problems with him on or off duty.
Another Kim

Leominster, MA

#9 Feb 21, 2009
Just like Chris Brown!
jon

Boston, MA

#10 Feb 21, 2009
I agree hang this piece of shit out to dry. HAHA I love reading stories like this just brightened up my whole day.
spell check

Framingham, MA

#11 Feb 21, 2009
Toms Foe wrote:
Tom are you crazy? This kid is a putz always has been. You wonder why people don't take the police seriously. Towns like Hudson end up highering the undereducated who can't make it into any other career. Brandon have fun with your new painting career, because I am sure you will not be jailed. You are one true piece of trash.
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Ironic that the wrong spelling of "hiring" criticizes undereducated. Now that is good stuff. As far as the cop goes; He obviously wasn't thinking clearly at that time, but he probably shouldn't have been driving. I am sure he thinks about that everyday. He will make amends and hopefully the victims all will be fine. I am not siding with him, but he knows that he made some bad choices that day. Be positive and make a difference in your future.
nazz

Dracut, MA

#13 Feb 21, 2009
Toms Foe wrote:
Tom are you crazy? This kid is a putz always has been. You wonder why people don't take the police seriously. Towns like Hudson end up highering the undereducated who can't make it into any other career. Brandon have fun with your new painting career, because I am sure you will not be jailed. You are one true piece of trash.
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Your umbelievable....I can tell that you're nothing but a police basher. Anytime something comes up involving the police, your opinion is always negative and down-right rude. Seems like you've been in trouble with the law. Your a disrespectful scumbag.
nazz

Dracut, MA

#14 Feb 21, 2009
Sorry, meant to say scumbelievalbe!
Another Kim

Leominster, MA

#15 Feb 21, 2009
Watch what you say Guys! I have turned all these transcipts in to the police and Topix. They're tracking your IP address!
jon

Boston, MA

#16 Feb 21, 2009
Another Kim wrote:
Watch what you say Guys! I have turned all these transcipts in to the police and Topix. They're tracking your IP address!
Fawk the police.
Another Kim

Leominster, MA

#17 Feb 21, 2009
I wish...there are some hot cops here in the boro. I wonder if they'll do a calendar for Charity...
Another skank

Boston, MA

#18 Feb 21, 2009
Contacts with promiscuous females and minimal supervision are part of the job. Sooner or later, every police officer will be propositioned. There are a number of women who are attracted to the uniform or the aura of the occupation. Every police officer will be able to tell you stories about police "groupies". These are women who make the rounds by waving at officers, getting them to stop or pull over, and then set up meetings to have sex with them, or sometimes right then and there. A woman such as this typically has sex with whole departments and hundreds of police officers. Other situations involve:

*

traffic stops -- to get a closer look at the female or information about her
*

fox hunting -- stopping college girls to get the I'll do anything routine
*

voyeurism -- window peeping or interrupting lovers lane couples
*

victim re-contacts -- consoling victims who have psychological needs
*

opposite sex strip searches -- touching and/or sex with jail inmates
*

sexual shakedowns -- letting prostitutes go if they perform sex acts
AHDIOS

Westford, MA

#20 Feb 21, 2009
the scum was a cop.did he think he was above the law? hope he gets 20 years and molested daily.
bob a lou

Nashua, NH

#21 Feb 21, 2009
must be nice to be above the law...
another case of do as I say and not as I do!!Prosecute him to the fullest xstent of the law we are all held to it so should he and even more so he took an oath
Boozer

Boston, MA

#22 Feb 24, 2009
Fartial Arts wrote:
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This is not "a poor kid who made a mistake". This is a cop who knew better and committed multiple crimes that severely injured an innocent woman.
I agree..you or I or our kids would be doing time! but this was just a mistake. Funny how when our officials , elected or appointed commit crimes against the community it is always a traing issue or a lack of funding.
Another Kim

Leominster, MA

#23 Feb 24, 2009
Another skank wrote:
Contacts with promiscuous females and minimal supervision are part of the job. Sooner or later, every police officer will be propositioned. There are a number of women who are attracted to the uniform or the aura of the occupation. Every police officer will be able to tell you stories about police "groupies". These are women who make the rounds by waving at officers, getting them to stop or pull over, and then set up meetings to have sex with them, or sometimes right then and there. A woman such as this typically has sex with whole departments and hundreds of police officers. Other situations involve:
*
traffic stops -- to get a closer look at the female or information about her
*
fox hunting -- stopping college girls to get the I'll do anything routine
*
voyeurism -- window peeping or interrupting lovers lane couples
*
victim re-contacts -- consoling victims who have psychological needs
*
opposite sex strip searches -- touching and/or sex with jail inmates
*
sexual shakedowns -- letting prostitutes go if they perform sex acts
Hey Mr. who you calling another Skank! I'll have you know that I service the men in blue because they obviosly need attention. Their wives won't service them the way I do...I respect their badge and their uniform whether it's on the man or on the floor!
Zito

Peabody, MA

#24 Feb 24, 2009
Lock Him Up! Then, let's go out for a drink!

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