Dumler May Serve Jail Time on Weekends

Dumler May Serve Jail Time on Weekends

There are 56 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 6, 2013, titled Dumler May Serve Jail Time on Weekends. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Albemarle Supervisor Chris Dumler will start his 30-day jail sentence next month after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor sexual battery charge on January 31.

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twinmom

Gladys, VA

#22 Feb 8, 2013
County Resident wrote:
Considering all the posts that claim to know the "facts" and clearly don't, here's one for you:
Was anyone witness to what went on in the bedroom between these two? Then how do you, or how does anyone know the "facts".
There were two eyewitnesses, the victim who said he is guilty, and Dumler who admitted it by pleading guilty. I believe both of them. He is GUILTY of sexual battery, period. Why do you have trouble believing them?
Dude

Lovingston, VA

#23 Feb 8, 2013
County Resident wrote:
Considering all the posts that claim to know the "facts" and clearly don't, here's one for you:
Was anyone witness to what went on in the bedroom between these two? Then how do you, or how does anyone know the "facts".
Does it matter? He plead guilty. He had his opportunity, and felt there was enough evidence to convict, despite it being his word against hers. Why shouldn't others feel the same way?
Don

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Feb 8, 2013
Heck, I'd pay 8 bucks a night to spend some time away from the wife and kids. Do they get cable tv? How's the food?
BUTT MASTERSON

Purcellville, VA

#25 Feb 8, 2013
Don wrote:
Heck, I'd pay 8 bucks a night to spend some time away from the wife and kids. Do they get cable tv? How's the food?
The TV is great, but during meal time if someone offers to push your stool in JUST SAY NO
Not a Lib

United States

#26 Feb 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
lol. Maybe that's why you weren't elected. "Censure" does not mean the same thing as "dismissal." English 101 there. As has been reported over and over and over, the BOS can't just vote to boot someone out for a misdemeanor. If you think he should resign, hey that's great--but you should maybe try to make an effort to keep straight the most basic facts of the matter.
Apparently, Ann Mallek and Dennis Rooker don't have a problem with Dumler serving because they voted against the only action the board can take. One would think politicians would be smarter than that. What Dumler did is indefensible. Even he would agree with that. Why, because he plead GUILTY.
Barb

Palmyra, VA

#27 Feb 8, 2013
The Dumler story is confounding - a convicted criminal with privileges - in charge of matters related to the city and its citizens - no one person is so important that he cant pay for crimes commmited - no one. Soon the full story should appear...what does he have on others that they are tiptoe-ing around? Sex crimes are not ones to be easily dismissed - what goes on here?
Willies Wonker

South Saint Paul, MN

#28 Feb 8, 2013
tells you the quality (lack of) and integrity (lack of) the people serving us.
MY ONE QUESTION: Is there not an ethical code that those on the board must live by? This "man" pleaded GUILTY...he should be REMOVED from serving immediatley if not sooner from the board!!!
But, you know, the problem starts at the TOP! Take a peak at how many in Congress and the Senate have all sorts of records...you will be shocked!
I recently read something that said:
IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE NATIONAL DEBT GO AWAY ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PUT IN PLACE ONE RULE.
READY ? IF THE CONGRESS AND SENATE FAIL TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, THEN THEY ALL GET REPLACED.
THEN WATCH HOW QUICK THINGS GET DONE.
~*~*~*~*~*hAPPY wEEKEND~*~*~*~*~*
Sville Voter

Staunton, VA

#29 Feb 8, 2013
LoveK9s wrote:
Every time I see video of this guy, he has the perfect behavior and look of a sociopath. I find him to be very creepy.
Many of the people who voted in the election that put him in office felt that way back then. But thanks to the democratic machine in Scottsville, they got their man in office.
Lynchburger

Hamilton, VA

#30 Feb 8, 2013
Sadly, our morals are in the garbage can and the decline is reinforced by a pathetic judicial system, political leaders and media/tv/movies/video games etc. Can you imagine this happening to an elected official 30-40 years ago? They would have resigned and slunk away in disgrace. But now ... What difference does it make?
internets

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Feb 8, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not so sure that's true. The only person that I know that has received two duis got to serve his time on the weekends, and using the term employed with this winner, is using it in the loosest sense of the word.
ive done a weekend at the albemarle jail. met a guy in there who had 3 weekends for going 100mph on I-64.

it's pretty easy, and stupid. first, you get strip searched and hosed down and sprayed with lysol -- um, not all of us are homeless. then put in a holding cell for about 12 hours, then i got a shot for something (which, in hindsight, i should have said no way, but i just wanted out of the holding cell). then you just sleep on the gymnasium for the next 36 hours. i believe they put drugs in the food that make you sleepy.

oh yeah, and the strip search + shower only takes place on your FIRST visit. so the people who are on weekend #2 plus had brought in cigarettes, even marijuana, which they'd smoke in the bathroom.

i would like to know what they injected me with, and if they held onto the syringes to collect DNA from the people who just had misdemeanors
internets

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Feb 8, 2013
oh yeah and if you're not 300+lb the clothes will not fit. and the shoes must be a size 14. it's pretty funny
Shame on CA

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Feb 8, 2013
What a SWEET deal the commonwealth attorney's office cut for Mr. Dumler! As part of his plea agreement, they decided not to prsecute him for the others that came forward! Really!
wrong

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Feb 8, 2013
Denny King wrote:
Absolutely appauling. Even those arrested for DUI charges and employed don't have the opportunity of serving their sentences on the weekends.
Have we really reached the point where we treat sexual assult the same as reckless driving and driving without current inspection stickers and expired registrations?
What message is this sending to the women in our county?
Shame on the County Board of Supervisors who voted against his dismissal.
How could somone like Dumler ever represent a client in any court of law?
Denny King
Former candidate for the Scottsville District BOS
people who do work and get dui's do get to serve their time on the weekends.
voter

United States

#36 Feb 8, 2013
Willies Wonker wrote:
tells you the quality (lack of) and integrity (lack of) the people serving us.
MY ONE QUESTION: Is there not an ethical code that those on the board must live by? This "man" pleaded GUILTY...he should be REMOVED from serving immediatley if not sooner from the board!!!
But, you know, the problem starts at the TOP! Take a peak at how many in Congress and the Senate have all sorts of records...you will be shocked!
I recently read something that said:
IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE NATIONAL DEBT GO AWAY ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PUT IN PLACE ONE RULE.
READY ? IF THE CONGRESS AND SENATE FAIL TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, THEN THEY ALL GET REPLACED.
THEN WATCH HOW QUICK THINGS GET DONE.
~*~*~*~*~*hAPPY wEEKEND~*~*~*~*~*
practice makes perfect
cville

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Feb 8, 2013
BUTT MASTERSON wrote:
<quoted text>
The TV is great, but during meal time if someone offers to push your stool in JUST SAY NO
hahaha
John Teller

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Feb 8, 2013
I did weekend time for child support. It is a joke. You just have to be there early, and make sure you haven't been drinking as they will test you if they smell alcohol. Then your weekend time gets revoked. Wow, not that I am anything great, but basically it is a loser convention in there. Albemarle BOS must be proud to have him as a member. But then again, Jefferson owned slaves, took advantage of them sexually, and lived beyond his means, so I guess it is just par for the course around here. Maybe Dumler will found himself a college, and we will all forget about it.
Amanda

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Feb 9, 2013
Watching TV, sleeping, at fraternizing with other "weekenders" in a gym - not a jail cell.

Sounds like Dumler will be doing time at the Y.M.C.A. instead of a jail.

On top of all, he favored-status stay will cost the taxpayers 15 TIMES the amount of money/manpower than if he was to be processed one time for a 30-day stay.

If you're not outraged by now, I don't know what else will do it.
Amanda

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Feb 9, 2013
wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
people who do work and get dui's do get to serve their time on the weekends.
Maybe Cynthia Neff will do time along with Dumler at the "Weekend at the Y" program?
BobH

Macomb, MI

#44 Feb 9, 2013
Oh,Please! Those correction officials get paid to do everything in their job description. It does NOT cost the county anymore than the salary of those who would be there normally. It is not a per inmate charge. And, if it is, the residents of the county are being duped and the system must be changed.
rjc

Charlottesville, VA

#45 Feb 9, 2013
only on the weekends? He is a member of a public office, he should be held to a higher standard. He should step down and serve more than just 30 days.

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