Stoughton cops' trial begins: Pair face corruption charges

Jun 26, 2007 Full story: The Patriot Ledger 77

Jurors heard opening arguments in the trial of two Stoughton police officers who were indicted in 2005 on felony corruption charges. via The Patriot Ledger

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INJUSTICE

Foxboro, MA

#1 Jul 10, 2007
AS THE TESTIMONY UNFOLDS IN THE DEDHAM SUPERIOR COURT. THE STOUGHTON POLICE TRIALS SMELL. THE DA GEORGE JABOUR IS ANOTHER HIGH AND MIGHTY PROSECUTOR AND IN THE END HE WILL BE RESIGNING AND CRYING LIKE THE DUKE LACROSSE PROSECUTOR. THE FACTS ARE A MESS NOT ONE PERSON THE PROSECUTION HAS QUESTIONED AS THEIR WITNESS HAS ANY CREDIBILITY. ONE STOUGHTON MAN WHO HAS PRIOR GUN CHARGES AND A VIOLENT PAST ASKS WHY 3 POLICE OFFICERS NEEDED TO ARREST HIM? ANOTHER DEADBEAT BUSINESS MAN IF THAT'S WHAT HE SHOULD BE CALLED. I THINK IT SHOULD BE MORE LIKE COWARD IS WONDERING WHY HE IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SECURITIES FRAUD WHEN HE TAKES $10,000 FROM A FRIEND FOR AN INVESTMENT AND SPENDS THE MONEY WITH NO INTENTIONS OF GIVING IT BACK. YES AFTER HE HAS BEEN PROSECUTED BY THE SEC FOR FRAUD AND LOST HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE 2 TIMES OVER 7 YEARS AGO. HE ALSO HAS AN EXTREMELY POOR HABIT OF WRITING BAD CHECKS. A POLICE LT THAT ADMITTED HE FOLLOWS ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND SMOKES TOBACCO ON A REGULAR BASIS. THIS IS NOT ONLY A POLICY OF THE STOUGHTON POLICE IT IS A LAW IN MA YOU CANNOT SMOKE TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON OR OFF DUTY. THIS SHOULD BE A SIT COM AND GEORGE JABOUR SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS.
Douglas Kinan

Chelsea, MA

#2 Jul 16, 2007
Anyone who knows about George Jabour will tell you there is only one word to describe his honesty, integrity, character and his lifestyle: outstanding.

Mudslingers are good at slinging mud against the person when the facts are not on their side and they are on the wrong side of the law. The jury will decide.
INJUSTICE

Brookline, MA

#3 Jul 20, 2007
WELL I GUESS IF WHITNESS INTIMIDATION IS AN OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE THEN SO BE IT. I DON'T KNOW GEORGE OR HIS SUPPORTING WITNESSES BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY HAVE NOT PROVED A THING. EVERY WHITNESS THAT HAS BEEN ON THE STAND FOR THE PROSECUTION HAS BEEN A LIAR. THE PROSECUTION ALSO KEPT RECORDS ON THE TOP OF THEIR REFRIGERATOR. THAT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE WITHIN THE LAWS OF PROTECTING EVEDIENCE. AS I SEE IT THIS IS GETTING MORE AND MORE LIKE DUKE EVERY DAY AND I HOPE IT WORKS OUT THAT WAY. OUT OF 1000 JUDGES IN THE COUNTRY 999 OF THEM WOULD HAVE ALREADY DISMISSED THIS CASE DUE TO THE EVIDENCE. I DON'T KNOW THE PEOPLE BUT THE EVIDENCE SHOWS A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY. IT SEEMS ODD TO ME THAT LT BLOUNT'S GUN WENT OFF WHILE HE WAS PUTTING IT AWAY THE NIGHT AFTER HIS TESTIMONY. A POLICE OFFICER FOR 17YRS SHOULD NOT BE FIRING THEIR WEAPON AT HOME AFTER THEY EMBARRASED THEMSELF ON THE STAND. HE IS A LIAR. CHECK OUT HIS PATHETIC TESTIMONY WWW.SNYDERSSTOUGHTON.COM . MY DOG COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB INVESTIGATING AND REMEMBERING THE FACTS OF THIS CASE.
A joke

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jul 21, 2007
honesty, integrity, character ?! Please.
The whole prosecution has been a joke filled with the liars,
frauds and cheats.
INJUSTICE

Foxboro, MA

#5 Jul 21, 2007
Doug Kinan Sucks

Boston, MA

#6 Jul 21, 2007
Douglas Kinan wrote:
Anyone who knows about George Jabour will tell you there is only one word to describe his honesty, integrity, character and his lifestyle: outstanding.
Mudslingers are good at slinging mud against the person when the facts are not on their side and they are on the wrong side of the law. The jury will decide.
I know George Jabour, and he is a human pile of rubbish, stacked approximately 6-7 high. My dog has more brains is his ass than jabour has in his head
Shame

Patchogue, NY

#7 Jul 23, 2007
It's a shame that two innocent men have beed put on trial and their families have had to deal with this for 3 years for some political nonsense. Bottom line is you not going to find a guy with more integrity and drive than David Cohen. He is truly a person that cares about other people and is the target of this investigation becasue many people don't have the intelligence or drive to do what he does. It's all based on jealousy. Tell Pascarelli, Jabour and company to screw. The truth is out and the prosecution is a bunch of criminals.
Well said

Florence, AL

#8 Jul 23, 2007
Hopefully the jury will see it for what it is, a witch hunt. I don't have any bias one way or the other but I know the story of what happened between Cohen and Hill.

This whole case coming to trial is a huge miscarage of justice. For crying out loud Cohen was up on kidnapping charges! Give me a F'n break.
stoughton resident

Brockton, MA

#9 Jul 24, 2007
I agree with shame - David Cohen is top shelf individual and respected by his peers.
JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL

Stoughton, MA

#10 Jul 24, 2007
This case from the very beginning has been based on complete lies!!! It's been fueled by jealousy and some hatred I must say for David Cohen. Is it David's fault for having so many "friends"? Is it a crime? Everyone knows that David and Emit are innocent . It's a tragedy that this has had to go this far and shame on the Commonwealth and the judge for even allowing this rediculous case to go to trial. I'm just so disgusted with the whole thing I can't fully put it into words. What a waste of the tax payers money. I'm hopeful that justice will prevail in the end and life will go on. God Bless David Cohen and his family oh and of course all of his friends....
JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL

Stoughton, MA

#11 Jul 24, 2007
Douglas Kinan wrote:
Anyone who knows about George Jabour will tell you there is only one word to describe his honesty, integrity, character and his lifestyle: outstanding.
Mudslingers are good at slinging mud against the person when the facts are not on their side and they are on the wrong side of the law. The jury will decide.
You are extremely naive!
SPD

Randolph, MA

#12 Jul 25, 2007
I live right next to the stoughton PD and someone should look into the rest of these pricks. I can let my nephews go to dunkin doughnuts across the street because I'm afraid one of these numbnuts is going to run them over on the way to get coffee. Since moving here every stoughton officer I've met has been an unfreindly schmuck and they drive like maniacs.
Stoughton Resident

Hyde Park, MA

#13 Jul 25, 2007
Why is it that the court officer that was caught drug trafficking on the Stoughton court house steps ( KEELY JOHNSON ) on August 4th 2006,
is still getting her case continued month after month for a year now? Why is it that she is still allowed to walk the streets amongst our children? She is still conducting her nasty drug dealings and habits without any hassle or problem. WHY?
Where is the justice? I heard she is still getting paid! Why isn't the filth taking care of out here on our streets? She should have been put away a long time ago...DRUG TRAFFICKING WITHIN A SCHOOL ZONE! Just unbelievable. She also has been known to brag about all her criminal activity including POINSONING several dogs & killing them! Does anyone have any feedback on this what so ever? What is happening in our town of Stoughton these days...when will the AG help us...?
SILLY PUDDY

Fairport, NY

#14 Jul 26, 2007
Timothy Hills is a fraud who has taken more than one business for a ride. He beat my company out of thousands of dollars through a transaction that will remain nameless. So he wont come after me with some kind of suit to make money off.If they are relying on this scam artist what has our system come to
02072MASS

Quincy, MA

#15 Jul 26, 2007
It's true that you can't group the whole lot of them together - I happen to know a handful of good - legit cops - but the 3 on trial are as BAD as they get...
INJUSTICE

Foxboro, MA

#16 Jul 26, 2007
02072MASS wrote:
It's true that you can't group the whole lot of them together - I happen to know a handful of good - legit cops - but the 3 on trial are as BAD as they get...
Why don't you read the facts of the case? These guys are top notch and youíre very uninformed or illiterate. If they are so bad why are 99% of the police you see at the trial supporting the officers. This is such a bullshit case. Your talking about good cops arresting bad people and a pissed of DA that wants to make a name for himself.
02072MASS

Quincy, MA

#17 Jul 27, 2007
I do know the facts - all of them - and not what is printed on a website - i am neither uninformed nor illiterate. Just to correct you, 99% of the police do NOT support the 3 corrupt officers who are on trial. You need to do your homework. It is a bullsh8t case. I agree with you there, but not for the reasons you are calling it that. These men should NOT have been paid all this time. The money should be been put into an escrow account and IF they are found to be not quilty, given to them at that point. Bad cops arrested bad people. There are GOOD cops in the SPD - its such a shame that the BAD ones tarnish the work that the GOOD ones do. Please - review the facts without bias - from Manny on down to Emmet - they are not good cops nor are they good people.
INJUSTICE

Foxboro, MA

#18 Jul 27, 2007
There are two sides to every story. You have yours and I have mine. I wasn't saying that 99% of Police Officers are behind them. I don't know that. It appeared that 99% of the court house was behind them. There were many more supporters of the defense than the prosecution and there were a lot of Police Officers there.
Did you read Blount's testimony? How could Blount not remember anything? Even peoples names. He was the internal affairs investigator. Why did he have a folder in his house on his refrigerator? Why did he bring it into the court 1/2 way through the trial? Because he had something to hide thatís why. Why was the prosecution hiding things from the defense? Evidence was not protected and this case should have been dismissed. Was there one Prosecution witness that had a stitch of credibility? What about Hill or Hills and Viverito. Criminals! The prosecution did not prove one thing BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

The problem is Jealousy. People who want recognition, power and money and donít want to work for it are jealous of people who have worked for it and achieve it to some degree. People in their own mind feel intimidated when other people attain a certain amount of success in life. It doesnít matter what type of success it could be family, friends, career or financial. Jealousy becomes resentment. People with these feeling will try to discredit the people they feel this way about. This gives them a greater feeling of self accomplishment in their own mind. It can get to the point where they will do anything to achieve a greater level of success, and stop at nothing. Unfortunately this is human nature.
02072MASS

Quincy, MA

#19 Jul 27, 2007
Very well stated - and thanks for acknowledging that we have differeing ideas in a civil way - i appologize for coming across as nasty - jsut frustrating living in town 02072 sometimes - hopefully there will be a verdict - either way - very soon.
02072MASS

Quincy, MA

#20 Jul 30, 2007
some justice - but not entirely...

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