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Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I'm going with hawk's opinion. What he did counteracted the Rolling Stone cover, showing the realRead More truth of what happened. Though it would be nice to know if he received money for his photos or just released them- anyone know?
Matthew April 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
Hawk.....There were no laws broken here. Yes, he may have broken a department policy. But not aRead More policy that should have forced his retirement. Think of this. Police and Fire departments all over the country now post Twitter pictures while on scene working an incident. Obviously if their taking pictures, then their not doing their jobs. Isn't that breaking department policy also? No reprimands happening. I still think this was a lame decission by the MSP.
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Scott is right. He broke no law and the photos he released were already cleared for not being usedRead More as evidence. I think he deserved punishment but I thought the one week suspension was the right move. To be moved to Athol was a crap move by the State Police or whomever ordered it.
Wanted in Foxboro. Call with information: 508-543-1212  262
JohnnyMass April 14, 2014 at 08:41 am
The spineless rodent who murdered Tyler Zanco is still at large. I would hope that, even inRead More Massachusetts, this takes preference over flippin' shoplifters. If I DO spot one of these hardened criminals in the photos, however, I will immediately call 911, and go into self-imposed lockdown!
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Chris April 10, 2014 at 11:41 am
Only six months in jail and they don't have to pay back the millions they stole? Ridiculous.
Gordon Pickguard April 10, 2014 at 01:18 pm
You might get six months for auto theft and these guys stole $1.4 million. What a joke !
Jim J April 14, 2014 at 08:19 am
I had Peter Lagorio represent me once, I felt I got screwed, but he's the lawyer, and went with hisRead More advice. It was regarding the sale of something I was buying. Don't know if I got screwed, but wouldn't use him again, and that was 6 years ago. I believe they have to pay back the money too, like a car theft someone pointed out above, you don't get to keep the car when you're out of jail.
Wanted for murder in Barnstable. Call with information: Detective Blanchard, 508-771-6237.
Ed Margerum April 7, 2014 at 09:03 am
According to the Boston Globe Milenko Majstorovic of Bosnia was the victim, not the murderer.
mark April 7, 2014 at 11:35 am
Only Europeans from non Muslim countries should be allowed to immigrate here! Translation WhiteRead More people!
mark April 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Governor Deval Patrick is more of a murderer than this fool because he enables terrorists to live inRead More this state like the marathon bombers! He provided funding in the form of welfare, schooling, EBT and housing at the expense of the Massachusetts taxpayers!
The Massachusetts State Police unveiled their new smartphone app Sunday morning. Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police
Steve Ryder April 8, 2014 at 09:28 am
maybe this app can help against morons on the phone while driving. every time i am behind someoneRead More driving erratically i pass them,but while doing so see that they are on the phone,idiots
Bonnie Parker April 8, 2014 at 05:22 pm
John, no especial need I suppose, but I don't feel any especial need not to, either. My right toRead More speak as I like exceeds your right to never be offended, and your god's not the boss of me. That's another nice thing about America.
SPH April 12, 2014 at 09:20 pm
@Bonnie Parker, You couldn't be more wrong in that statement. There are alot of things a person canRead More say to another person and get in alot of trouble. So just keep that in mind, (My right to speak as I like exceeds your right to never be offended,).............. WRONG IN SO MANY WAYS .
Danvers Police Station. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Pete April 5, 2014 at 09:27 am
My Dad was a Danvers cop from 1950-82. I well remember the old Police Station on Maple Street thatRead More was built in 1950; he used to call it a "doll house" it was so small. I remember when the new Police Station opened in 1977. If I remember right it cost around $775,000.00 and was considered "state of the art." My, how costs have risen when you are now looking at spending around $4 million dollars just to remodel the dispatch center and training room. I actually left Danvers, my forever hometown, in 1978 and became a career cop down south in Georgia & Florida. I recently retired with 30+ years service so I'm familiar with the changes in law enforcement over the years. For years now, across the country, countywide law enforcement & fire agencies have consolidated dispatch centers, primarily in order to save a lot of money....which it does. I was glad to see that Danvers elected to keep it's own dispatch center as, although it's very expensive to do so, it's best for the town in the long-run in regard to dispatcher perspective, knowledge and public safety specifically focused on DANVERS and all it's unique aspects; the people, the neighborhoods, the businesses and specific crime trends.... which in the end is a major benefit to Danvers in the area of Public Safety. What is unique about Danvers compared to many other communities is that it still has the same number of cops as it had in the early 70's, around 45 I think. That's 45 cops for around 26K people. I was a cop in Brunswick, GA from 1983-85. Brunswick had a population of 18K people back then, 8K less people than Danvers but, even back then, had a 75 officer police department, The reason, Brunswick had a much higher violent crime rate with 3-5 murders every year. I know that Danvers has changed in the 36 years since I lived there, especially in regard to the OUTRAGEOUS COST OF LIVING IN MASSACHUSETTS AS A WHOLE but, I still visit about once a year and KNOW THAT IT IS STILL A GREAT TOWN AND A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE A FAMILY. I have NEVER found another community as nice as Danvers to live. In regard to the Police Department, even before in 1986 it became the 1st municipal police department in Massachusetts to receive National Accreditation, it has always been a very forward-looking law enforcement agency. Since at least the 60's, every Danvers cruiser carried a resuscitator (oxygen). I was a cop for 31 years and no other agency I worked for ever carried oxygen in the cruisers......to this day. Back in the 60's, Danvers had a school officer, Gardner Conley (RIP).....today they call that position a DARE Officer or a School Resource Officer. The Danvers Police even had 2 K-9 officers back in the late 60's, the original 2 being Leo Cimon and John Ambrose...RIP guys. I got rambling a little bit there but I just wanted to say that I'm glad Danvers decided to continue dispatching for itself and that I would support whatever renovations are needed to keep the Danvers Police Department as professional as it always has been. Pete Kusek (A Danvers Townie since birth from 1960-78) Now Retired in the North Georgia Mountains - Where people can still afford to live....Ha-ha.
John M April 5, 2014 at 05:44 pm
How about using the money to repair the roads in town. Patches and crack fill everywhere
Ron Swanson April 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm
raymay, nice assumptions you just made. I actually do ride the bus and train 5 days a week to andRead More from work. I do deal with the delays in the winter while waiting outside and ride with all the diverse people. I would be a short walk to the Green Line stop at College Ave, and still don't think it's worth the money. Would be convenient, but as stated above, would rather have the money go to improving the existing system (so we don't have cold and hot weather delays) or to expand in areas much less served than ours. Good day sir.
Joe Viglione April 2, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Hi David M, and the Mayor's brother, jack McGlynn was the lobbyist for the t in 2009 SEARCH ResultsRead More Patrick seeks to bar agencies from hiring outside lobbyists - The ... www.boston.com/.../patrick_targets_agency_lobbyists/...‎ The Boston Globe Feb 4, 2009 - The MBTA spent $48,000 last year on lobbyists. According to spokesman Joe Pesaturo, the two lobbyists, Jack McGlynn and William Ryan,
Joe Viglione April 2, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The control Jack McGlynn has as a lobbyist is staggering. Check it outRead More http://www.sec.state.ma.us/LobbyistPublicSearch/CompleteDisclosure.aspx?PeriodId=20082&RefId=1485 So you have Jonathan R. Davis of Governors Ave at a high level at the T, and the former lobbyist is his brother-in-law and Mayor McGlynn's brother. Water Taxi, anyone?
Firefighter Michael Kennedy (left) and Lt. Ed Walsh. Credit: bosfirecu.com
Not happy April 1, 2014 at 08:56 pm
God bless them,true heros!!!!!
Ed B April 2, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Very sad. It does however make me think about the 18 year old kid who gets killed in Afghanistan andRead More why the outpouring stops a day after they come home in a casket.
Firefighter Michael Kennedy, left, and Lt. Ed Walsh.
JF March 30, 2014 at 10:48 am
There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful for our firefighters and police. EspeciallyRead More in Easton, where they saved my life, after I was in a horrible car wreck. Very sad every Time I hear one has fallen. This time it's 2! They save us every day and it seems too many folks just take it for granted. Events like this in Boston are very disturbing. God bless these men who ran in to save lives. They had to run in while everyone else had to run out. I hope these men's families are well cared for. If not, then let's make sure they are.
Julie the Jarhead March 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Thank you, Lt. Ed Walsh, FF Mike Kennedy. And "Semper fi, brother!" to Mr Kennedy. It'sRead More Marines such as yourself that make me proud -- and humble.
Matthew April 4, 2014 at 11:42 am
So Bosotn Fire just reported that the fire was started by welders working next door at 296 BeaconRead More St. Welders, working without a permit, and no aplication on file for a permit, so no fire detail there during the work being done, on a day with 50mph+ winds. Which I'm sure would not have been allowed on that day had a permit tried to be pulled because of those winds. So our brothers died that day because some company and building owner we're to frigin ignorant to follow laws. Absoulte BULLSHIT.
Credit: City of Boston Facebook.
Joe Viglione March 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm
There are no words; a "perfect storm" of bad weather conditions and the wrong day for theRead More horrible event. Our hearts and prayers with their families.
An oldtimer March 30, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Leo & Jean Mellyn As has said before ,there are no words that can express the sorrow for theRead More loss of two brave men, that gave their lives to save others. I know they are in God's arms and in a Special Place reserved for Firefighters and Police.
rose March 31, 2014 at 06:06 pm
May our heroes inspire us to create everyday acts of kindness and courage.
Wanted in South Boston. Call with information: 617-223-6407
Prometheus March 31, 2014 at 08:41 am
Congratulations....you win.
mark March 31, 2014 at 09:32 am
I haven't won yet because I haven't figured out a way to pay cash for a house yet !
mark March 31, 2014 at 09:34 am
The banks are in bed with the government to steal , rob , and cheat people.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
jeff Taylor March 26, 2014 at 09:13 pm
Legal maybe,, right? no. Just another State Police fishing expedition to see what they can catch.
Michael Barrett March 26, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Hey great, unlawful stops by MA state police on overtime. Do not answer their questions, do notRead More consent to a search. Ask to be let through the check point, if they say no, ask if you are being detained. If they say no, ask to be allow through, if they say yes, ask for what crime or traffic issue they are using to detain you. Don't put up with this statist crap. They have no right to stop you, don't consent to anything.
Adam Ryan March 27, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Nazi check points! How about honoring your oaths there piggys...
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. File photos.
mark March 25, 2014 at 07:26 am
What about their accomplices? Deval Patrick and The Democratic Party! After all they provided the 2Read More terrorists with Free housing , schooling, welfare, EBT , at the expense of the tax payers of this state!
fatty arbuckle March 25, 2014 at 09:07 am
i think we should allow more folks who hate our society to immigrate here! The Liberal way! andRead More Matthew what srpska said makes perfect sense! why don't you do a little investigating and see what is going on in England instead of doing the all too common Liberal head in the sand response!
Matthew March 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
Fatty.......I could care less about what England is doing, not our problem. Oh and by the way. I'mRead More an Independent. Wouldn't help the Liberals. Their the reason crime has run a muck in this country. Judges just keep turning out criminals on no or low bail. So if your going to insult someone, have your facts straight.
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