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A black mark on Fitchburg - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 64 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Feb 1, 2010, titled A black mark on Fitchburg - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

I reside in a neighboring town and have been closely following the actions taken against Capt.

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jack - fla

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#61 Feb 7, 2010

It looks to me that you have a lot of time on your hands to spend on the computer. Why don't you get a real job and leave your comments in WN?
Darn Tootin from W Newton

Boston, MA

#62 Feb 8, 2010
Reformist wrote:
Darn Tootin... I luv your opinions..... Warning... don't get a bumper sticker that reads "Darn Tootin" ...... Cops will take notice of you!!!:)<quoted text>

I thank you for the kind words and for your support. I appreciate it when I receive positive input from the Topix Forum Readers.

My mission all along has been to point out to the general public factual information about not only Fitchburg's; but at times Massachusett's and even the overall Nation's, law enforcement officers.

When I began to routinely post factual information and thought provoking viewpoints, I was told that there was an ungoing compaign going on to have me removed from Topix Forum. When I reminded my Critics that I was doing nothing wrong; I was told that I may find myself in a lawsuit over my comments. This too; struck me as complete nonsense; so I stayed on my path.

From there, the police and their faithful supporters starting posting messages saying that I must have always wanted to be a cop; or, that I was a criminal (either currently incarcerated or recently released). Some tried to pass my off to the Readers as a Sociopath; who had an axe to grind with society. In other words; the cops and their faithful supporters were hoping to discredit me in the eyes of the Topix Forum Readers. Obviously, none of this surprised me.

As I have pointed out a few times, I am just an honest, working Taxpayer here in Massachusetts. And, I get tired of the police trying to convince us all that they are underpaid and at high risk of personal injury or death while on the job. Certainly, no one can dispute the fact that occasionally a cop or two may find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation; but as a rule; a higher percentage of them are entirely safe each and every day that they are working. So, my blood boils when I read commants saying that we are not properly funding our police department budget. I strongly feel that we are already paying adaquate money towards the police budget; but it is being consumed by greed. And, as a result not enough of it actually gets used for fighting crime.

Again, I appreciate the positive feedback!

Darn Tootin

Since: Dec 09

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#63 Feb 8, 2010
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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How do you feel about the fact that this Country allows our cops to give a fallen cop a much larger funeral than we give a member of our Military who dies in the line of duty?
Let's use the death of Mass State Trooper Captain Richard Cashin as an example. This Trooper died in a single car accident in January 2009; when his cruiser struck a pole. An investigation proved that neither weather or vehicle malfunction was the cause. Apparently; the story goes that Trooper Cashin was responding to assist the Saugus PD in a very low level traffic stop. A 24 year old girl was weaving in her car. It was discovered that she had a fight with her boyfriend and she was texting him while driving; causing her to weave. So, needless to say; either careless or reckless driving on the part of Trooper Cashin caused his own death, and nothing more. Again, he managed to strike a pole and kill himself while responding to assist the Saugus PD in a very low level, routine traffic stop.
But, Trooper Cashin received a funeral that was attended by countless State and Local cops from throughout our land. And, again, he was doing nothing at all heroic when he died. It was just as simple as carelessness or recklessness; and nothing more.
And, just late last month; a female NY State Trooper died on duty. This too, was a death caused by her own carelessness or recklessness. And, she was not responding to anything. She was just driving down the highway and she struck a tractor trailer truck for no apparent reason. No charges were filed against the driver of the tractor trailer. But, once again, this Trooper was given a funeral that was attended by nearly 700 officers from throughout our land.
Meanwhile, this Country allows our Military men and women to be buried with very little fanfare or ballyhoo.
All of this is just another example of the unreasonable sense of entitlement that seems to permeate throughout law enforcement these days......
I find it outragous and completely out of line with reality. How about you?

Wellesley, MA

#64 Dec 7, 2010

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