Bergstrom gets 6 years in prison

Bergstrom gets 6 years in prison

There are 85 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Sep 26, 2009, titled Bergstrom gets 6 years in prison. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Calling him a remorseless sexual predator, a judge Friday sentenced Carmel physician Carl Bergstrom to six years in prison for forcibly sodomizing a female acquaintance in his home.

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Suzie

United States

#1 Sep 26, 2009
Goodbye, and good riddance!
stoverwench

Eugene, OR

#2 Sep 26, 2009
Although I am disappointed in the 6 yr sentence of this scum of the earth, I also recognize that Judge Scott by law had to assess mitigating circumstances. It is disgusting and unconscionable that the perpetrator's supporters would be so quick to judge the victim, who,according to the Herald, has a record. If they felt that she was "unworthy" of being treated as a victim, then what in the world was their "victim"doctor doing with her? If we wish to truly hold sexual predators accountable with longer sentences, it is tme to contact our legislators and demand a change of law.
Random Thought

United States

#3 Sep 26, 2009
What an idiot! Couldn't this fool find a willing participant instead of using force? There are plenty of women out there who enjoy the back door action. Now, he's reduced to the orange and white stripes...not looking so attractive anymore is he?
WOW

Pacific Grove, CA

#4 Sep 26, 2009
Judge Scott is my new hero.
Elaine

Salinas, CA

#5 Sep 26, 2009
There is justice in this weary world sometimes. Judge Scott was right on. Thank you judge for your measured remarks and your wisdom. Thanks too to the Herald for coverage of this crime.
Dr Who

New Cuyama, CA

#6 Sep 26, 2009
Nobody is above the law.
Jasey

United States

#7 Sep 26, 2009
Hopefull that goes for JD as well.
WOW

Pacific Grove, CA

#8 Sep 26, 2009
I made some civil comments about blaming the victim and they were erased. IS the editor of this board a Bergstrom supporter? Sure is a lot of deleting here.
oh boy

United States

#9 Sep 26, 2009
WOW wrote:
I made some civil comments about blaming the victim and they were erased. IS the editor of this board a Bergstrom supporter? Sure is a lot of deleting here.
Try again. Lets see if it posts. I know, this is getting kind of rediculous. I understand if the comments are crude or derogatory, but it seems even fairly benign posts go missing. I know the moderator does delete all posts from posters who have been flagged.
lisa

Monterey, CA

#10 Sep 26, 2009
Suzie wrote:
Goodbye, and good riddance!
yes. yes. yes. thank you.
Lisa

Monterey, CA

#11 Sep 27, 2009
i was concerned that somehow he would finagle his way off on this. i am so glad and relieved that he is going to serve time. not just for this crime, but, for all of the other ones that he knows about. he knows exactly what he has done and who he is. thank you you jane doe 1, 2 and 3 for standing up for the rest of us. this man has no shame. NO SHAME!
drugs, booze, sex and LIES. no emotion, he is a void. so are his friends. dirty old men. stupid people for lying for him. i hope he gets it back in jail. dirty, dirty, dirty. orange and white stripe with shackles. THANK YOU.
Lisa

Monterey, CA

#12 Sep 27, 2009
WOW wrote:
Judge Scott is my new hero.
MINE 2
WOW

Pacific Grove, CA

#13 Sep 27, 2009
There's a Herald sniper who is unpredictably and temperamentaly deleting posts.
WOW

Pacific Grove, CA

#14 Sep 27, 2009
He's finally wearing the clothes that most suit him - jail frocks and matching metal bracelets.

Since: Jan 09

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#15 Sep 27, 2009
WOW wrote:
There's a Herald sniper who is unpredictably and temperamentaly deleting posts.


That's interesting. Have you tried posting things to this forum that you're not seeing? If so, I would suspect a more benign reason (i.e., problem with your ISP or their server) rather than intentional deletion because of the way the posts are numbered.

What I've seen in the past is that when posts are deleted there's an obvious gap in the numbering. In this forum, the post to which I'm replying is #13 and there are 12 above it, sequentially numbered.

About a week ago, there was a post (#838) in the forum "Bergstrom victim sues him in civil court..." from "Lisa Mitchell, Online Editor" responding to a question from cvkathy about deleted posts (you can also see the gap in numbers there - look at the numbers of the posts below it). I found this email for her in an old article: [email protected] . You could also try [email protected] to see if someone can explain what's happening.
carlito

Monterey, CA

#16 Sep 27, 2009
KUDOS to Judge Scott...this country needs more brave and moral judges that are committed to arriving at the truth.
I approve this comment

United States

#18 Sep 27, 2009
So the cocaine using rapist Dr. is getting what he deserved. Good.

I wonder how many of his supporters are just former coke buyers who are gonna miss their dealer?

Judge Scott was right - he is a remorseless criminal.
Donald P Baumann

Pacific Grove, CA

#19 Sep 27, 2009
The sentence for Dr. Berstrom was way too harsh.

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#20 Sep 27, 2009
Donald P Baumann wrote:
The sentence for Dr. Berstrom was way too harsh.
Why do you say that? What do you think would have been appropriate?
WOW

Pacific Grove, CA

#21 Sep 27, 2009
It is a testament to the truth that her ex husband with whom she is fighting would support her, and comment that it is appalling that people don't have any sympathy for her, like you.

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