Court: Former KFAN host Jeff Dubay used cocaine, again, and violate...

There are 78 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 15, 2010, titled Court: Former KFAN host Jeff Dubay used cocaine, again, and violate.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It could be back to the workhouse for former sports radio talk show host Jeffery Dubay after he violated probation - again.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last

“....careless whisper.”

Since: May 10

Saint Paul, MN

#71 Jun 15, 2010
It's a cocaine covenant.

“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#72 Jun 16, 2010
Crack don't smoke itself.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#73 Jun 16, 2010
Earl of Grey wrote:
<quoted text>I will agree that they seldom work.
Here is just a small look at the system and why it is FUBAR. Prison/jail is about punishment, sending a message to society, and an attempt at rehabilitation. Lets use the drug abuser who is convicted of possession.
Likely he/she will start out with the felony rap over their head, but they wont serve prison time. They will get a stay of execution/imposition and probation. Part of that probation will likely be local county jail time and mandated treatment.
Lets say he/she WANTS to go to treatment. They spend some time each week in treatment. Yet, they go straight back to their unit and spend hours around people who are in their for various crimes, and most of them have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. All they hear and talk about is drugs and crime. Talk like that has a tendency to wash out the treatment they just took part in. There is very little rehabilitation taking place in jail. The stays are short and they are simply not set up for anything more than some classes each week. There are no job skills being taught for the same reason. Jail time is a lot of reading books, watching TV, and recreation time. Some get to work time off, most don't.
Maybe the prison sentence is executed and they go away into the state system. Now they go into a system that teaches a trade or can provide educational opportunities along with more intensive treatment as people's stays there are much longer. The problem is, they are also in a more violent setting and being around those types of people for years is quite hard on the mental psyche. The person may have done well at treatment, may have gotten an education, and may have built up some job skills. But, they come out a convicted felon with an extreme distrust for authority and knowing what has only been a life of crime. That person isn't all that set up for success, either.
I know the system is broke. I have known it for years. Yet, my comment was meant as "If a judge is going to sentence to prison, then the judge forces themselves to likely have to execute that sentence when the offender continually screws up." You cannot simply cry wolf every time they screw up by not sending them away at some point. If a judge does not want them in prison, then don't take the chance and sentence them to it. The offender will make a mockery of the system by continually violating probation and thumbing his nose in their face.
There really is no good answer here. That is why many people continue to reoffend.
I agree with you, I wish there was a better answer than jail. I don't look at drug users in the same light as bank robbers, etc. Mostly, they are just hurting themselves. If they rob to support their habit, thats different.
Snorter

Dallas, TX

#75 Jun 16, 2010
Coke is awesome....anyone know where I could score some?
Silver lining for Dubay

Saint Paul, MN

#76 Jun 16, 2010
At least he's finally found something he's good at!

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#77 Jun 16, 2010
they should sentence him to live with Paul Allen for one year, sort of a "scared straight" program
Oxboro is a goof

Hudson, WI

#78 Jun 16, 2010
oxboro wrote:
they should sentence him to live with Paul Allen for one year, sort of a "scared straight" program
Another worthless post from the professional poster. Grow up.

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#79 Jun 16, 2010
Oxboro is a goof wrote:
<quoted text>Another worthless post from the professional poster. Grow up.
you must be bored to follow me on the boards today
Burns

Owatonna, MN

#80 Jun 16, 2010
Who can blame him? If you had to work with that fool Barriero and listen to his drivel and non sports mind on a SPORTS channel you would be snorting the marching powder by the bucket load too.

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#81 Jun 16, 2010
Burns wrote:
Who can blame him? If you had to work with that fool Barriero and listen to his drivel and non sports mind on a SPORTS channel you would be snorting the marching powder by the bucket load too.
He never worked with Barriero
Working Class

Libertyville, IL

#83 Jun 16, 2010
please clarify wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear Please Clarify- He's a loser! You are over thinking it, poor Dubay has a problem...boohoo. My problem is this loser is still around, the only thing more annoying is PA's over doing it on Viking gameday just to hear his voice on ESPN later that night.
Get a life Dubay you LOSER.
Did the drugs ruin his life, or the LAW?
Please excuse my skepticism, but what sane society does 0.016 ounces of cocaine result in all of this bureaucratic nonsense and numerous public positions just to ensure that someone lives their life to another's standards? It's pitiful that people would hope for someone to get raped in jail over 0.016 ounces of ANYTHING. You can dislike the criminal underworld that associates the drug trade,-fine, no arguments here. But without stepping back, considering for a moment how the policy of prohibition CREATES that very marketplace, why is anyone so quick to say drugs ruin lives? Seems like his life was fine, he was paying taxes, employed, etc. Only problem- he got "caught."
Now, we instead have a "ward of the state" that we're all gonna pay to jail, pay the probation officers, pay the treatment people, pay the courts, etc. Fine if you think drugs will kill people off- that's their choice. But it's not our choice to continue this insane war on the American people over their own personal choices. He obviously does not WANT to quit, which is the only way you will stop ANY substance. The comment that he was not "forced" into treatment could not be any more erroneous and this story is an example as to why court-ordered treatment rarely works to do anything but provide a mechanism for employment of ever-more public sector employees. Lose-lose scenario.
Dear Please Clarify- He's a loser! You are over thinking it, poor Dubay has a problem...boohoo. My problem is this loser is still around, the only thing more annoying is PA's over doing it on Viking gameday just to hear his voice on ESPN later that night.
Get a life Dubay you LOSER.
Working Class

Libertyville, IL

#84 Jun 16, 2010
please clarify wrote:
<quoted text>
For you to distill my points down to one premise says all we need to know about your preconceptions and willingness to even fathom that other approaches could be used. Our once "Great Society" was great years ago before over a TRILLION dollars, countless lives, and personal freedoms were lost. No one calling for drug law reform is stating there is anything REMOTELY fair, correct, or otherwise regarding intoxicated driving. THAT is an offense that most certainly affects others, and one I most certainly do not condone. I'd be equally offended if someone committed the crime of intoxicated driving while drunk on alcohol or high on drugs. However, we have a REGULATED market for one, and the multi-billions of dollars of government bureaucracy with the other. As long as one did not kill anyone with alcohol, society leaves them alone. What is so different with any other drug? Certainly alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances there is. Why aren't you calling for all bar owners, beer producers, and distilleries to be raped in jail, folks? They are purveyors of misery as well, but less so because its LEGAL.
You jumped right into the standard responses of those who favor prohibition. You've been well trained. Keep drinking that kool-aid.
Please Clarify- Which KFAN DBAG you actually are since this seems so close to home to defend. Drug users deserve the following, disease, drivebys, unemployment, a jail cell and no support from the sober public. Dubay has had more than enough chances, why isnt he put away for 10 years?
Please Clarify, you're wrong-hang up.
Working Class

Libertyville, IL

#85 Jun 16, 2010
Paul Allen sucks wrote:
<quoted text>
Then they should have shown Paul Allen's face if you want to show your kids what they wouldn't want to grow up to be. I'd rather be a tweaker than Paul Allen.
I agree with you but being a jackhole isnt a crime, maybe we'll pick him up on the road drinking with Eller.
Burns

Owatonna, MN

#86 Jun 17, 2010
oxboro wrote:
<quoted text>
He never worked with Barriero
You are a knothead. Barriero doesn't work for KFAN? Of course he wasn't on air with him but he worked a the station. Now take that sedative and back to the chair with you.

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#87 Jun 17, 2010
Burns wrote:
<quoted text>You are a knothead. Barriero doesn't work for KFAN? Of course he wasn't on air with him but he worked a the station. Now take that sedative and back to the chair with you.
go away
74Viking

Dallas, GA

#88 Jun 17, 2010
please clarify wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the drugs ruin his life, or the LAW?
Please excuse my skepticism, but what sane society does 0.016 ounces of cocaine result in all of this bureaucratic nonsense and numerous public positions just to ensure that someone lives their life to another's standards? It's pitiful that people would hope for someone to get raped in jail over 0.016 ounces of ANYTHING. You can dislike the criminal underworld that associates the drug trade,-fine, no arguments here. But without stepping back, considering for a moment how the policy of prohibition CREATES that very marketplace, why is anyone so quick to say drugs ruin lives? Seems like his life was fine, he was paying taxes, employed, etc. Only problem- he got "caught."
Now, we instead have a "ward of the state" that we're all gonna pay to jail, pay the probation officers, pay the treatment people, pay the courts, etc. Fine if you think drugs will kill people off- that's their choice. But it's not our choice to continue this insane war on the American people over their own personal choices. He obviously does not WANT to quit, which is the only way you will stop ANY substance. The comment that he was not "forced" into treatment could not be any more erroneous and this story is an example as to why court-ordered treatment rarely works to do anything but provide a mechanism for employment of ever-more public sector employees. Lose-lose scenario.
Well written! Clearly you are a drug user!
guy

Stillwater, MN

#89 Jun 17, 2010
Early Cuyler wrote:
I guess if my brother knocked up my wife I may be a little messed up too.
Yeah, he had a hell of a tough year.

“groovygirlinmn@g mail.com”

Since: Feb 10

Minneapolis, MN

#90 Jun 17, 2010
Don't give up - there is always hope

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Plymouth Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Indian Partners With Zac Brown Band For U.S.O. ... May 19 Slowtire 1
News Robbinsdale Police Shoot Woman Who Was Allegedl... Apr '15 Important 2
News Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With ... Apr '15 cowboy chris 34
News Tentative agreement reached at eight Twin Citie... Mar '15 Billionaire Dayton 3
Minnesota Gardens opening in Chaska Mar '15 mngardens 1
News St. Paul / 2 men charged in fatal shooting (Feb '08) Feb '15 mrlankfard 32
Buckhorn fire 3-18-72 ~ Photo by Ken Siljander (Jul '14) Feb '15 Fritz 2
More from around the web

Plymouth People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]