Convicted child molester from Pittsfield posts bail

Full story: The Boston Globe

Bernard Baran, who was convicted in 1985 of raping five children at a day care center, was freed from prison Friday pending a new trial."> Convicted child molester from Pittsfield released pending trial Court ...
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KCBoston

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Jul 3, 2006
 
I knew Bernie back in the early '80s, before the "witch hunt". I've always believed he was innocent. Now, maybe justice will be served. Question is, how do you give back 21 years of a person's life?
Ray Johnson

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#2
Jul 10, 2006
 
D.A.'s in there there pursuit of rising up the judicial ladder sometimes forget that a person may very well be innocent. Especially when the pursuit of another notch on the judicial gun is at stake. In this case the prosecutor knowingly used doctored video tapes which if used in there unedited form may have exonerated Mr. Baran. Now the D.A. is a superior court judge. How often does it happen that a D.A. does this? Don't we need a system to clean up the District attorneys offices. We also need a system expell judges who break the law. Currently judges are appointed for life. We need to elect judges so we can rid the world of those who abuse the good justices good work.
guilty

Chelmsford, MA

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Jul 20, 2006
 
KCBoston wrote:
I knew Bernie back in the early '80s, before the "witch hunt". I've always believed he was innocent. Now, maybe justice will be served. Question is, how do you give back 21 years of a person's life?
I still haven't heard the victims recan their statements. I'm also looking forward to the next trial.
joshy

Pittsfield, MA

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#4
May 21, 2013
 
he got raped soo many times! he loved it
Praxis33

Pittsfield, MA

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May 21, 2013
 
joshy wrote:
he got raped soo many times! he loved it
What a coincidence.
DCF Monsters

Poughkeepsie, NY

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#6
May 21, 2013
 
There was no shortage of horrible villains in this nightmare. Starting with the whore junkie mothers who didn't protect their own children from their drug addict, police informant, vile child raping boyfriends. To the DA's office who railroaded an innocent man to prison, To the diabolical DSS social worker monsters who always knew who abused the children, To that abominable "therapist/counselor " if thats what you want to call her and her "interviewing technique" of 3 and 4-year-olds that made my skin crawl as I read it. It was truly chilling, repugnant and abusive. To the cops who interogated the 3 & 4-year-olds, especially the one with his own dubious claim of "recovered memory" of something.
DCF Monsters

Poughkeepsie, NY

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#7
May 21, 2013
 
Berkshire County: How Not to Investigate Child Sexual Abuse. By Lona Manning
DCF Monsters

Poughkeepsie, NY

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#8
May 21, 2013
 
Questionable credentials, questionable theories
RoAnn Vecchia received the Drop Dead Gerry Downing award this year. I'm truly not surprised.
Dio is Always Wrong

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May 21, 2013
 
The Kraken wrote:
Outstanding!
eVeRyWhErE.....
Of course Dio responds to a 7 year old thread with nonsense and balderdash.
DCF are Monsters

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#11
May 22, 2013
 
joshy, who sounds like a bed wetting, animal torturing, firebug resurrected this thread from July 20, 2006 with an comment so abominable I wouldn't be surprised if he's a DCF monster who just loves snatching little children from their innocent mothers/parents and giving them to equally villainous vile vicious monsters like himself who abuse them, torment them, and protect them to DEATH. I also won't be surprised if he's the lucky winner of the Drop Dead Gerry Downing award next year.
DCF are Monsters

Monson, ME

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#14
May 22, 2013
 
Out of Control: Who's Watching Our Child Protection Agencies? by Brenda Scott

"Child Protective Services tramples the rights of both the accused and the victims it claims to protect. Operating behind a cloak of secrecy, child-savers commit perjury, defy court orders, and make a mockery of constitutional rights. Yet, this travesty continues almost unchallenged. Spurred by good intentions, we have created a malignant organism that is eroding the freedom and fabric of America's fundamental institution, the family."

"The fact that workers in the child abuse industry violate constitutional rights daily is even recognized by some within the system. Philip Leduc, a CPS supervisor in Massachusetts, agreed that "if the level of intrusiveness perpetrated allegedly to protect children were attempted in any other field, we would be in court....we would be in jail, we would have the Supreme Court coming down with innumerable decisions against us."
Fred Laren

Worcester, MA

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#15
Sep 23, 2013
 
Pittsfield has always been a town full of weirdos. The locals are really whacked out.. I don't know why anyone would want to live out here. Strange , .. creepy ,strange place.
DCF are Monsters

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#16
Sep 23, 2013
 
I assume, by "strange,...creepy, strange place," you mean a place were even alleged distinguished perverts with unhealthy appetites for young boys can get away with their perversions providing they have the right kind of connections, and where the innocent can be railroaded to prison for crimes he didn't commit. And a strange creepy strange place where a detective either was or wasn't indicted for sex crimes and either did or didn't blow his brains out to avoid criminal prosecution. Thus cheating his victims out of their day in the halls of injustice.
Biggest Lies Child Bride

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#18
Sep 24, 2013
 
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Sexually depraved people in Massachusetts? Impossible!
Tom, I was only 14 when you married me.
cops are arrogant

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#19
Sep 24, 2013
 
Well anyway in Egremont the selectmen have fired embattled Police Chief Bucknell. Just another arrogant cop! But at least she didn't steal Christmas toy funds for needy kids and spend the stolen money on booze like the Lee Police Chief did, allegedly. I guess.
Big Dick

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#21
Sep 26, 2013
 
If only Carmen and Angelo could serve time for their unhealthy penchant for young boys. If it was anyone of us that did the same as those two a** clowns we would never see the light of day, again.
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Pittsfield, MA

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#22
Sep 26, 2013
 
So tired.

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