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Subject: Captain's new girl friend

3-11 (:()
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Date Posted: 13:55:23 08/09/13 Fri

Here we go again. Another captain using his position to get laid. Hey new captain, lesson to be learned. Remember the last two captains who made the same mistakes.
She is married, and she is not yours. Don't be a home wrecker.

I saw you changing the roster last week. You moved a senior officer and she was given a tower assignment.

You are better off with your ex medical girlfriend. At least she could prescribe you some viagra for your little head.
Oh,... did she dump you also?
Subject: Wheres the Union?

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Date Posted: 23:40:59 06/07/13 Fri

I guess we just allow the Super to pick people instead of posting jobs...all the Union Stewards suck...too busy keeping themselves out of trouble instead of doing whats right...why even have a Union...Norfolk blows....
Subject: law enforcement wannabes

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Date Posted: 15:59:42 07/22/13 Mon

You C.O's need to stop acting like your cops and start acting like the guards that you are.....haha sorry you were to dumb to be a cop so you settled for a position as a prison guard lol. An NO you are not Law Enforcement, you guys dont enforce laws, you only enforce rules and regulations of the institution....you dont respond to 911 calls, issue traffic citations, nor do you make arrests... you place restraints on inmates but thats not making an arrest....you are part of Public Safety and security!!!just accept that you are a prison guard...take the blue line sticker off your cars.....you have your own sticker, its the grey thin line....look it up!! Stop speeding out of the parking lot like idiots and expect kindness when we pull you over......knuckleheads.
Subject: sgt lapierre

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Date Posted: 04:38:20 07/31/13 Wed

What do you think of this guy? Good or bad, well more so bad .

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Date Posted: 12:44:34 08/17/13 Sat

Subject: Ball suck

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Date Posted: 13:59:38 07/24/13 Wed

How much cock did you suck to get out of the GH ?
Subject: Phones

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Date Posted: 14:42:56 08/12/13 Mon

Anyone have any idea how much a 2 hour call the Haiti might cost? I'm sure someone from the midnight shift might be able to tell everyone. A fine example of the PAR-10 list in action.
  • Re: Phones (NT) -- Did this person use an Obama phone? (Taxpayer), 16:58:35 08/12/13 Mon
    • Re: Phones (NT) -- As long as they got permission first, it's ok, 18:07:47 08/12/13 Mon
Subject: little girlfriend

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Date Posted: 17:27:43 06/13/13 Thu

How the hell did Larson's little girlfriend get a 7x3 shift ??
Subject: Wellness Run or Walk?

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Date Posted: 08:45:05 05/09/13 Thu

Since when does it matter if you are running or walking? Seniority doesn't mean shit anymore...as long as the suck pumps get to represent Norfolk. Good job!
Subject: Chin

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Date Posted: 13:17:33 05/23/13 Thu

Barros , you have some white stuff on your chin
  • Re: Chin (NT) -- Got Milk ? (Mike), 19:32:37 05/27/13 Mon
    • Re: Chin -- O' HEARN, 08:14:54 07/25/13 Thu
      • Re: (NT) -- He's not talking smack on here like you Nancy, 09:29:46 07/26/13 Fri
Subject: get along

rico suave
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Date Posted: 00:16:11 07/24/13 Wed

Nothing but hatred in the message board, cant we all just get along and bang each otheres wifes?.......jeezz
Subject: Pants

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Date Posted: 09:34:09 07/16/13 Tue

did I hear T. Sullivan say Nunzio , my pants
Subject: Probation

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Date Posted: 17:54:44 06/26/13 Wed

Why the hell does the probation officers the only ones that have A/C in there office. What about the rest of us ?
Subject: looking

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Date Posted: 08:02:10 06/17/13 Mon

Sure i'll build a nice house for mywife , I mean exwifr now for her to enjoy. You ball bag Rego . A little lite in his loafers
Subject: Re: Brand name pain medicaments online (Paypal accepted)!

making it way too easy for guards to get drugs. (bad idea)
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Date Posted: 19:03:13 05/15/13 Wed

Subject: Short sleeve uniform

The Hook
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Date Posted: 20:04:00 05/01/13 Wed

Does anyone know when we can wear short sleeve shirts? And does it only apply to Unit 4 employees or Captains too? Wait until the next time someone tells me to blouse my pants...
Subject: What shift do you work Laurenti?

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Date Posted: 23:51:00 04/01/13 Mon

Do you remember when the DOC representative came to your house and said you may work nights, weekends, holidays, or 3rd shift? Did you explain to him that you have a child? You're not the only one with kids...get some time in...there's no one to take care of you anymore...
Subject: DOS

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Date Posted: 16:25:07 04/12/13 Fri

Same as the old DOS
Subject: Bobby Howard

Brother in Blue
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Date Posted: 20:07:51 04/05/13 Fri

Thoughts and prayers to Bobby Howard for a speedy recovery...
Subject: Why are all the brown shirts working this weekend?

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Date Posted: 18:22:05 03/24/13 Sun

Why are all the brown shirts working this weekend?
Subject: Re: THANK YOU

Dana McClelland (norfolk state prison really helped me)
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Date Posted: 04:36:33 03/22/13 Fri

I was at MCI Norfolk for about three and a half years )1997-2000 for a sex7ualo offence. then I went to the Treatment Center for further sex offender tharipy. To say I was happy there would be a lie, but the c.o.'s were extremely fair with me. most of them treated me with respect and kindness. My question is, When can I return for a visit I left allot of good friend their. that I miss fearce.
I became a Dominican in Our Lady of mercy there through Sister Ruth. (I was one of the first ones. Maybe you remember me. I just want to say thank you for all you kind support and understanding during those trying years. I have a speech problem, but EVERY inmate as well as all the staff treated me with respect and curtesy %The Lord sent me to Norfolk, I truly believe that I committed the rape, but God took care of me when He sent me to you. I just want to say a big THANK YOU!!!! I you treat all the inmates with the same3 compassion and understanding as you guys did to me THANK YOU again.
Dana McClelland
Subject: We needed a new subject

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Date Posted: 16:34:34 03/02/13 Sat

Hey tank, hope its not true that you turned in a tape of your former partner to save your own ass, cause if you did that's low. Almost as low as begging to save your job years ago....... You remember that, right?
Subject: Same Old Shit

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Date Posted: 19:58:54 03/14/13 Thu

If you all knew how many years you sound like morons you might change your approach.
Subject: Wicked Single

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Date Posted: 13:46:06 03/17/13 Sun

How about Wicked Pathetic!
Subject: Pie Day

Mrs. Smith
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Date Posted: 09:08:34 03/14/13 Thu

Happy Pie Day to everyone
Subject: So..

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Date Posted: 02:15:52 07/31/12 Tue

Subject: Holy crap !! Why are the brown shirts so lazy at our place?

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Date Posted: 21:52:27 02/05/13 Tue

Holy crap !! Why are the brown shirts so lazy at our place? If they don't like it in Norfolk get out
Subject: Re: std white bitches......amy hughes and heidi handler

hank (go get that guy)
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Date Posted: 07:34:57 02/11/13 Mon

You know we can send don Perry go get that lapd.Police officer that is on the loose...he can get a big reward ......hurry up inspector gadget ....since your good at setting people up....the doc should have don Perry to go look for that lapd cop ......oh boy we got a real go getta ........hurry up send those letters for other department to help you bring him to justice .......don Perry is a really piece of work .....I hope he can captured this guy without help or lies......we hope he follow the correct way to bring this guy in...stay tuned
Subject: 6-2

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Date Posted: 10:54:40 02/01/13 Fri

What happened in 6-2 ? Something went too far and now on another shift.
  • Re: 6-2 -- x, 10:30:22 02/02/13 Sat
  • Re: 6-2 -- Stan 6-2B, 22:40:20 02/04/13 Mon
Subject: Re: std white bitches......amy hughes and heidi handler

lance (summer time the sun)
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Date Posted: 08:31:19 01/15/13 Tue

Oh yeah when it comes to hot summer time ...who do you see getting that tan color ...not us black people.....you white people hate us but you nt to look like us with tan color.....we black people walk in hot summer weather we don't burn like lobster.:...man this is so funny...
Subject: new captain

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Date Posted: 23:15:37 12/31/12 Mon

I heard the good news today. Arnie is making captain. well deserved. smart, hard worker. Norfolk could use a good captain like Arnie. He has spin and can make a decision. Go Arnie :)
Subject: Looking for Christmas and New Years off...

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Date Posted: 12:37:28 12/11/12 Tue

Need to find a swap for Christmas and New Years off....oh wait! Nevermind, I'll just conveniently have a hardship after Thanksgiving to switch my days off! Sorry Paiva!! Merry Christmas to all!
Subject: coming

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Date Posted: 12:49:16 12/20/12 Thu

The amish mafia is coming to take over
  • Re: coming -- Buggy Driver, 20:27:18 12/23/12 Sun
Subject: hmmmm......

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Date Posted: 09:43:10 12/15/12 Sat


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Date Posted: 21:07:12 08/15/09 Sat

WORCESTER — The union representing correction officers and sergeants at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in West Boylston has filed a lawsuit accusing Sheriff Guy W. Glodis of unilaterally changing some jail employees’ work schedules in violation of their collective bargaining agreement and state law.

According to the suit, which was filed yesterday in Worcester Superior Court by Local 550 of the New England Police Benevolent Association, the sheriff’s office notified the union last month that about 220 permanent officers who had been working a weekly schedule of four days on and two days off would be put on a schedule of five days on and two days off, effective Aug. 1.

The union was told the change was necessary because of a “financial emergency,” according to the lawsuit.

The sheriff’s office had earlier proposed abolishing the four and two work schedule during contract negotiations, but the change had not been accepted or ratified by the union, the suit states. Renewed collective bargaining negotiations are scheduled next month, according to the suit, which describes changes to work schedules as “mandatory subjects for bargaining.”

In a brief in support of a preliminary injunction Local 550 is seeking that would enjoin the sheriff from implementing the change until the case is decided on its merits, union lawyer Kevin E. Buck said affected officers had expressed concerns about day care issues, obligations to ailing relatives, an inability to spend time with their families on weekends and the possibility that their spouses’ work schedules would also have to be altered.

A court hearing on the injunction request is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jail Superintendent Jeffrey R. Turco said the change was necessary to avoid layoffs and furloughs of correction officers in the face of a $4.5 million reduction in the jail’s budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. Under the four and two schedule, officers were being paid for 12 days per year that they did not work, according to Mr. Turco.

“We pick up 96 hours per man of additional work hours,” under the five and two schedule, reducing the need for overtime pay and the use of temporary officers to fill shifts, he said. Mr. Turco said it was the sheriff’s position that the current contract allows for the change.

“We’re not asking our COs to do anything that other COs across the state aren’t doing,” he said.

Mr. Turco said members of other unions at the jail, which employs about 650 people, were being forced to take 26 furlough days as a result of the budget cut from $45.7 million to $41.2 million. The reduction has also resulted in the closing of a minimum-security building at the West Boylston facility, according to Mr. Turco.

He described the change in work schedules as “the best of the alternatives in order to preserve COs.”

The union’s suit seeks unspecified financial damages with interest, costs and attorneys’ fees.

Re: hmmmm...... (NT) -- Don't worry . It's not us. It's the jail., 00:14:01 08/17/09 Mon
Re: hmmmm...... -- Jack Keane, 08:02:47 08/21/09 Fri
Subject: TheSpec.com

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November 28, 2008
Krista Warnke
The Hamilton Spectator
(Nov 28, 2008)
How does police culture contribute to the sexual harassment of women?

Several stories involving Hamilton police officers and complaints of sexual harassment have made it to the pages of this newspaper over the years.

Most recently, Kevin Dhinsa, a veteran police officer, was accused in 2006 of sexually harassing 12 female colleagues, but the allegations were never resolved because of a missed filing deadline. He has not been found guilty of any wrongdoing and is entitled to return to his job.

Before him, there was Craig Galassi, who pleaded guilty two years ago to assaulting his live-in girlfriend. A 20-year veteran of Hamilton Police Service, he was fired in 2001 after being convicted of waving his gun at another officer and being found guilty of Police Act charges of discreditable conduct for, among other things, leaving a dead cat on the hood of another officer's vehicle and showing a female officer his pierced scrotum.

He subsequently faced additional criminal charges arising from allegations by his former live-in girlfriend. Those charges were stayed in 2004 because the process took too long (eerily reminiscent of the Dhinsa case); the Crown appealed, and in 2006 Galassi pleaded guilty to the one charge. Charges of sexual assault, pointing a firearm, unlawful use of a firearm, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and breach of probation were dropped.

There was also Charles Bamlett, a former Hamilton police sergeant who retired to avoid facing 26 Police Act charges of sexual harassment and drinking on the job -- only to land a new job in 2000 with the Canadian Forces as a sexual harassment investigator.

These are but three cases. Given that most allegations of sexual harassment go unreported, I cannot help but wonder how many others there might be.

How many female police officers have heard comments about "that time of the month," have been judged by the "sexiness" of their appearance or heard praise for their work muted by "even though you are a woman." How many have been given the "soft" assignments or been challenged on their physical strength? How many have faced initiations of condoms in their locker or pornographic images hidden in a desk drawer? How many have been told to "toughen up" and that they must "learn to take a joke"?

There appears to be something about police culture, in Hamilton and elsewhere, that fosters patterns of demeaning behaviours toward women. U.S. statistics -- which may not be applicable in Canada generally or Hamilton specifically -- show that domestic abuse by American police officers is about 10 times higher than in the rest of the population. The numbers involving police are so dramatic that educational materials have been developed to bring awareness to this specific form of woman abuse. The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, in Austin, Texas, has created the Police Perpetrated Domestic Violence power and control wheel to show some of the tactics used specifically by police officers. (When CBC's former Disclosure program reported that in 2002, it also reported it found Hamilton Police Service had investigated 31 cases of domestic abuse among its 717 officers in the previous three years. Five of those resulted in criminal charges.)

Sexual harassment, like other acts of violence against women, is an act of domination, humiliation and control that is used to maintain power.

Power can be characterized in three ways: power from within, power with others and power over.

Power from within is the ability to influence and take action based on intention, confidence, conviction, clarity of vision, assertiveness or charisma. Power with others is the ability to influence and take action based on uniting with others; it's the power that comes from community, solidarity, co-operation. Power over is often how we traditionally think about power -- the ability to get someone to do something against their will; using rewards, punishments and manipulation to force someone to do something they do not choose.

Policing institutions are, in fact, systems of paramilitary power over. They are socially sanctioned to exercise reasonable control over persons and property in order to protect the public's health and safety.

Police officers are necessarily trained in the use of power over. Generally, what makes a good police officer can also make him a dangerous harasser.

He knows how to intimidate by presence alone, using his uniform, his stance, his voice. He can use his "command" or "interrogation" voice to intimidate or to threaten more effectively. He has been trained to use his body, if necessary, as a weapon. He knows how to use arm locks and choke holds -- policing techniques of last resort -- to subdue without leaving marks or bruises. He has a gun.

There seems no point in reporting harassment by a police officer. The brotherhood of fellow officers is likely to believe him over her.

And a brotherhood it is.

Women represent only 17 per cent of the 61,050 police officers in Canada, according to a 2006 report by the Police Sector Council. Moreover, women are relatively new to policing as 74 per cent of them have less than 15 years of experience.

Police services are systems of male power. Inherent in this culture of male power over is the potential for the abuse of power, which, in the end, is what sexual harassment is about.

The subject of police culture in relation to police-perpetrated sexual harassment is not new to the Hamilton Police Service. Women's advocates have been raising the issue for many years, particularly whenever a police officer was charged with sexual harassment, sexual assault or domestic violence.

Changing the culture, however, is the challenge that remains.

The Hamilton Police Service has taken positive steps to become more inclusive to women by increasing their recruitment efforts and hiring more women. Now they need to create a barrier-free workplace. Reaching this goal requires police services to acknowledge that sexism exists in their organization as it does in all parts of society.

They must consult with the women in their organization -- listen to them, learn from them and implement a servicewide antisexism training program based on their input.

Only then will the Hamilton Police Service make meaningful progress in changing their male-dominated power-over culture to one that includes female police officers who do not experience sexual harassment in the workplace.

Krista Warnke is public education co-ordinator at the Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area

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Subject: DOE

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Date Posted: 20:59:27 11/26/12 Mon

Who's the DOE at Norfolk? Or who's in charge of the brown shirts?
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  • Re: DOE -- T.T, 17:29:32 11/27/12 Tue
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Subject: Spice

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Date Posted: 08:52:32 12/12/12 Wed

Is it true Duest is a closet spice girls fan ?
Subject: Duest

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Date Posted: 10:08:39 12/30/11 Fri

Gee , did Duest get his skates sharpened or did santa bring him new ones ? He seems to never be where he is reassigned.
  • Re: Duest (NT) -- Concern yourself with yourself, 10:54:58 12/30/11 Fri
    • Re: Duest -- Nugget, 16:12:58 12/30/11 Fri
      • Re: Duest (NT) -- Easy hothead, your jealousy is showing., 18:29:21 12/30/11 Fri
  • Re: Duest (NT) -- You should ask him. Let us know what he says., 00:18:30 12/31/11 Sat
    • Re: Duest (NT) -- He won't ask him he's a keyboard coward., 08:14:11 12/31/11 Sat
  • Re: Duest -- Rosie, 14:16:00 11/16/12 Fri
  • Re: Duest -- Baaahhhhhhhhh, 10:25:40 11/18/12 Sun
  • Re: Duest -- Go pats, 14:36:09 11/18/12 Sun
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Subject: This is what happens when you have a Republican Governor

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California's 12-hour shift staffing proposal

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the second largest law enforcement organization in the country and the largest prison operator. On any given day there are about 170,000 people in custody in 33 prisons throughout the state, plus several thousand more housed in out of state private contract facilities.

CDCR is currently actively working towards a 12-hour shift operation in order to save money. About 80% of the operating cost of the department is personnel costs. They estimate this change would bring about a 5-12% decrease in staffing costs.

At the moment CDCR does not have a contract with the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, the union that represents rank and file prison custody workers and parole agents. There is a great deal of animosity over current labor relations in the state, and this may make it impossible to implement the desired changes.

Nevertheless, this is what is being proposed:

The current shifts are, generally speaking, 2200 to 0600 (1w), 0600 to 1400 (2w), 1400-2200 (3w). There are, of course, other shifts to cover the kitchens, recreations yards, transportation, medical and other items but most of the uniform custody staff work one of those three shifts. The staff work what is called a straight-8 without formal breaks or meal periods. Most staff like this arrangement. Staff can volunteer to work overtime shifts, up to 16 hours total, and can be held over to cover a second shift if necessary. More than 16-hour shifts are forbidden except during emergencies. (The longest I personally ever worked was 32 hours. I worked a lot of 20-hour shifts; those are very rare these days.)

The proposal is for what is called a 14-day 2-2-3 shift of 12-hour duration. The A shift would run from 2000 until 0800. This shift would be comparable to the old first watch in that very little inmate movement would take place, mostly for kitchen worker unlocks and early medical appointments. The “B early” shift would be from 0500 until 1700 and the “B late” shift would run from 0800 until 2000. This would give the prison an effective work day from 0500 until 2000.

The proposed RDO (regular day off) cycle would run like this. Monday, work. Tuesday and Wednesday, RDO. Thursday and Friday, work. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, RDO. Tuesday and Wednesday, work. Thursday and Friday, RDO. Saturday and Sunday, work.

This 14- day 2-2-3 cycle would give each employee a 3-day FSS weekend every other week. It would cut down on commute expenses. It would give the average worker more days off, but more time at work, 8 hours more per pay period usually. (CDCR staff are paid by the month so each payroll month averages slightly over 28 calendar days.)

Currently the CDCR custody staff are covered by a post-and-bid program, which is jealously guarded by staff (especially senior staff) and the union. Employees are allowed to bid for a particular post, most of which carry a specific job with a specific shift and specific days off. (For instance, the D-Wing #2 officer might now work 0630-1430 with Friday and Saturday off as post # 2044.)

As one might expect, second watch jobs with weekends off, or part of a weekend off, are the most sought-after. This proposal would greatly affect and possibly completely dismantle post-and-bid. Up to now the state has been unclear on how it proposes to deal with the issue. Presumably a new roster will be set up wherein jobs are on a two-week cycle instead of the current one-week cycle.

Additionally, if memory serves, under federal labor law an employer may not force union represented employees into a regular schedule of more than 8 hours per day without the concurrence of the collective bargaining agent. Under the current labor situation in California it is unlikely in the extreme that the union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) would do so. There is a general belief at the moment with much of the rank-and-file that the Governor will make an attempt to implement the program anyway.

Also, prison staff are not recognized by the Governor as being “real” public safety, even though the penal code says otherwise. They are forced into a 3-day per month furlough program, which reduces their pay about 15%. CalFire and the CHP are not in the mandatory furlough program. What is further galling is that most of the uniform custody staff are in fact not allowed (or forced) to take the furlough days due to short staffing, so they are working a full schedule with a 15% pay cut. That matter is currently in court.

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Re: This is what happens when you have a Republican Governor -- Dan, 09:52:52 10/22/10 Fri
Re: This is what happens when you have a Republican Governor -- I agree, 11:14:16 10/23/10 Sat
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Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer

Disgusted CO
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Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer
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BOSTON — A Massachusetts corrections officer has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to smuggle heroin to sell to inmates at the Norfolk House of Corrections.

U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Ronald McGinn Jr. of Bridgewater was charged Monday with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say the 40-year-old sent text messages and discussed with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent the amounts he would smuggle into the jail and fees he would charge to do so. He was arrested Monday afternoon in possession of 28 grams of heroin.

The investigation began after a Massachusetts Department of Corrections officer told the FBI that someone was smuggling contraband to prisoners.

It was not immediately clear if McGinn has legal representation. He faces up to 20 years in prison on conviction.

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Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- co, 18:30:18 04/18/11 Mon
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- a former friend (and to think we stood up for him), 10:39:25 04/19/11 Tue
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- 3X, 07:31:52 04/23/11 Sat
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- outlook (angry), 22:50:44 12/15/11 Thu
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- Sgt15, 18:55:04 04/18/11 Mon
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- CO, 18:58:27 04/18/11 Mon
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer (NT) -- Norfolk HOC? So he was county?, 22:20:16 04/18/11 Mon
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- cap, 22:37:35 04/18/11 Mon
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- Retired, 13:59:27 04/19/11 Tue
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- *, 14:18:18 04/19/11 Tue
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- just me, 17:11:33 04/19/11 Tue
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- :(, 17:22:29 04/19/11 Tue
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- retiree, 12:27:06 04/21/11 Thu
Are we taking up a collection? -- Frd, 12:27:47 04/21/11 Thu
Re: Are we taking up a collection? -- jlo, 16:24:00 04/21/11 Thu
Re: Are we taking up a collection? (NT) -- Norfolk should be closed, 17:11:38 04/21/11 Thu
Re: Are we taking up a collection? -- Uuion Brother (sad), 21:30:22 04/22/11 Fri
Re: Are we taking up a collection? -- co, 07:36:59 04/23/11 Sat
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- 12 years in, 14:54:24 04/23/11 Sat
Re: Drug smuggling charge against Mass. jail officer -- FOR HIS SAKE, I HOPE HE HAS A BLUELINE STICKER, 23:48:39 04/23/11 Sat
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Date Posted: 15:36:09 11/09/12 Fri

Subject: pin drop

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Date Posted: 09:47:10 07/05/10 Mon

A message to all members of TeaParty.org
Pin Drop Moments. Why should Obama apology for anything?

At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all U.S. military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

DeGuale did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"

You could have heard a pin drop.
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.

Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it." "Impossible.. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France!"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.
“Maybe it is time we had more ‘pin drop moments’ and stop apologizing for our greatness.” Dale Robertson – President/Founder Tea Party/TeaParty.org

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I'm not sure what this is all about, but..... (NT) -- We're awarding you the blueline sticker club medal, 23:31:50 07/05/10 Mon
Subject: RAIN

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Date Posted: 19:14:30 11/08/12 Thu


By the end of this month, barring any bizarre unforeseen circumstances, one of two things will “officially” take place in the Dracut Housing Authority:

1) Current Executive Director Mary Karabatsos will be reappointed to that same position with a brand new contract, OR,

2) A new individual will be appointed Executive Director of the DHA.

Last Friday was the deadline for would-be applicants to submit their resumes for this job. About a week earlier, the Lowell Sun reported that there were seven applicants, which included Ms. Karabatsos, vying to become Dracut Housing Director. I believe the way the protocol works is that the ONLY applicants’ names which will be publicly released are those of the actual finalists – although, I could be wrong.

But since the majority of DHA commissioners made the decision nearly two months ago to put its Executive Director up for reappointment when Ms. Karabatsos’ current contract expires this Oct. 21st, there’s no denying that we’ve literally witnessed the Good, the Bad, and the very Ugly of Dracut Politics. Please feel free to scroll through this main web page, along with the first couple of our Archive files, and check it out for yourself.

But I still need to ask the proverbial question – Is defending Mary Karabatsos REALLY worth the effort or just a complete waste of time?

Four years ago, a couple of Lowell political hacks like Marty Meehan, Steve Pangiatakos and David Nangle allegedly “coerced and manipulated” the then-majority of DHA commissioners to literally leap-frog this completely inexperienced woman over four then-current Executive Housing Directors from other communities vying to land the same job in Dracut.

As the story goes, Ms. Karabatsos and her husband, Angelo, donated substantial campaign contributions to Meehan, Nangle and Pangiatakos, so securing the Dracut Housing appointment was sort of like a political quid pro quo. In other words, what Ms. Karabatsos lacked in Housing Authority experience and knowledge, she made up for via “paying off” certain sleazy Lowell pols.

To throw even more gas on the fire, so to speak, Ms. Karabatsos was not only appointed as the new Dracut Housing Director in ‘07, her starting annual salary was about $10K more than her predecessor, Joe Tully Jr., who had about 20 years experience running the DHA prior to his forced medical retirement. Go figure on that one. Incidentally, Ms. Karabatsos’ current fringe benefits and perks are, AT LEAST, every bit as outrageous and ridiculous as her annual salary – especially in light of what Mr. Tully was getting in his final year at the DHA.

Mary K hopes for a “fair, open, and transparent process”

The Lowell Sun reported on September 29th that seven applicants, including Karabatsos, were already vying for the Housing Director’s position with about a week to go before the final deadline (which was this past Friday). Karabatsos was directly quoted in that article as saying,

"I'm just hoping it's a fair and open, transparent process."

Translation: Ms. Karabatsos is hoping and praying for a 180 degree flip-flop of what the DHA commissioners did in ‘07 when the proverbial “fix” just happened to be riding in HER favor. That whole process back then, along with the subsequent “contract negotiations” afterwards, was about as legitimate and ‘above board’ as a WWE pro wrestling match. If there is such a thing as, “Karma”, or, What Goes Around Usually Comes Around, then an incompetent little bimbo like Mary Karabatsos shouldn’t even be named as a Finalist in the Housing Director’s application process.

As far as I’m concerned, an individual who basically established their reputation by literally buying the support of influential politicians isn’t even fit to be cleaning toilets in DHA units, never mind running the whole BLEEPIN department.

But as I mentioned in an earlier posting on this topic, I would absolutely LOVE to watch Mary K in a Housing Directors’ finalists’ interview with the current DHA commissioners asking her these two simple questions:

1) What do YOU feel were your three (3) biggest accomplishments since being appointed Dracut Executive Housing Director?

2) If reappointed to this position, what salary and benefits would you be expecting to accept this particular job?

Heck, in all fairness to Ms. Karabatsos, I can’t see how ALL the Housing Director finalists wouldn’t be asked these questions in the interview process.

DHA commish Gookin LIED about Mary K’s ability – So what else is new?

The current majority of DHA commissioners are very similar to their counterparts of four years ago on not being too forthcoming about Ms. Karabatsos. The guys who pushed for the upcoming reappointment process, I assume, don’t want to say too much to the media for fear that Karabatsos could have some ample ammunition for a possible Wrongful Termination lawsuit against the DHA. I would further assume that the majority of DHA commissioners of four years ago (‘07) chose not to say too much to the media because they realized, in their heart of hearts, that they just hired a complete political imbecile as the new Dracut Housing Director.

Fortunately for us, however, somebody forgot to get the “Memo” to then-Governor’s Appointee to the DHA Jim Gookin, who was apparently so elated that Karabatsos was just appointed Dracut Housing Director that he then blurted out a statement to the Lowell Sun without first engaging his retarded Irish brain prior to opening up his retarded big mouth:

Mary Karabatsos is a “genius” on obtaining Federal and State grants for Housing Authorities. That’s exactly what we need here in Dracut. Mary’s going to get us this government money.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, four years have now come and gone since Ms. Karabatsos has been appointed Dracut Housing Director and this woman has attained a grand total of ZERO DOLLARS worth of government grants for the DHA – go figure on that one.

Incidentally, this is THE EXACT SAME JIM GOOKIN who’s having a wee bit of an Integrity and Credibility issue regarding the legal problems surrounding the alleged gambling machines in his barroom, O’Hara’s Tavern. First he told the Lowell Sun that he sold his bar several years ago when records indicate he still owns it. Then he told The Sun that he had no knowledge whatsoever of ever paying a fine for allegedly having gambling machines. Either Mr. Gookin is a bold-face LIAR or he’s suffering from early Dementia.

Are there any questions as to why Warren Shaw once chose Mr. Gookin as a business partner?

Good ‘Ol Boys, Lowell scumbags vow: “Payback is gonna be a Bitch”

Now we have this absolute gem from the blog of Gerry “Please don’t call me Brian” Nutter earlier today:

...The fallout from the actions concerning the Dracut Housing Authority situation in regards to the Executive Director continues. Rumors abound that the Lt. Gov. placed calls to Rep. Nangle and former Sen. Pangy to apologize for his role in the removal of both Nangle’s Uncle and Pangy’s friend Mary K.

Now comes word that the group who engineered those events will all face challengers in their next races and it won’t be from the usual opposition group. Along with Joe DiRocco’s change of heart about running for re-election the next few Elections in Dracut promise to be exciting and active...

First of all, why the BLEEP would Lt. Gov. Tim Murray apologize to a couple of Lowell scumbags like Steve Pangiatakos and David Nangle? Because he appointed THE MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANT to the DHA in Brian Bond over a couple of do-nothing, political hacks like Mike Blatus (the elder), and George Nangle? I guess I would never make it as a politician because if I were the Lt. Gov., I’d probably tell both Pangiatakos and Nangle to please bend over and kiss my fat stinkin ass!

Also, didn’t both Warren Shaw and Shawn Ashe publicly predict and vow just about six months ago that John Zimini would lose his reelection bid for Selectman due to his stance on Louisburg Square years earlier? I believe they both did. How did that work out in this past Town Election? Not only did Zimini get reelected, he also topped the BLEEPIN ticket over two staunch Louisburg Square supporters in Bob Cox and Tony Archinski. Go figure on that one.

Former Housing Director finalist delivers most disturbing testimony of DHA 4 yrs ago

Try to imagine, if you will, YOU being one of the experienced Housing Director finalists who lost out to not only an individual with ZERO previous experience in this position, but also that same person demanding a higher salary? Personally, I would probably lash out with a ton of vulgarities – none of which could be published in the Lowell Sun. And if you’re honest, you’d probably feel the same way as me if you were in that predicament.

Amesbury Housing Director Robert Mazzone was a finalist for the Dracut job in ‘07, and the Lowell Sun further implicated him in a rumor back in August that he would probably be Karabatsos’ replacement later this month. Here’s what The Sun published on 9-4-11 in response to that rumor:

...The current head of the AHA, Robert Mazzone, would move to the DHA and finish out his career while warming the seat for Thibodeau.

Three years ago Mazzone was a finalist, but was passed over in favor of Karabatsos, who was a late entry and had the least experience of all the finalists.

About those rumors ...

"It's just plain absurd," Mazzone said. "I'm not going to be bit by that snake again."

Mazzone did have high remarks for Ken Martin, chairman of the DHA Board of Commissioners, who was one of the three votes to sack Karabatsos.

"I'm glad Ken is still in charge," Mazzone said. "He's a real voice of reason up there."

For starters, that’s a heck of a lot more politically correct than I, and probably most of you reading this, would’ve responded in a statement. Secondly, as Dracut taxpayers, we don’t owe Mr. Mazzone a darn thing even though it did take a little sacrifice on his part to have his name publicly disclosed as a finalist for the Dracut Housing Director’s job only to see him screwed over by someone of the piss-poor character like Mary Karabatsos.

But getting back to my previous question, how would YOU feel if you were in Mr. Mazzone’s shoes four years ago?

Hopefully we’ve got a good batch of qualified applicants in this current round who weren’t deterred from pursuing the Dracut Housing Director’s job by reading Mr. Mazzone’s comments.

Lastly, at the most recent monthly DHA commissioners meeting, one of the residents who was an obvious Karabatsos supporter looked directly at chairman Ken Martin, who’ll be the incumbent next year, and said for his campaign, everybody will just keep saying, “Remember Mary Karabatsos”.

But couldn’t this same cliche be echoed throughout the Dracut political community if Ms. Karabatsos IS reappointed as Housing Director later this month? Are Dracut government offices nothing but an “Official Dumping Ground” for sleazy Lowell politicians to exploit on giving their friends good jobs at good wages? Are Dracut government jobs supposed to go to: the best qualified applicants, OR, the politically connected? What message will this send to future elected and appointed Dracut officials if Mary Karabatsos does get reappointed as Housing Director – especially if she still is NOT the most qualified finalist?

Needless to say, I can’t wait to read all about the finalists for the Dracut Housing Director’s job. More on this exciting story as it unfolds.
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Date Posted: 07:12:58 10/26/12 Fri

Don't take the chair out of the gate house trap! Take the lazy cow out who is to lazy to get up and search people! Come work with the rest of us inside
Subject: Misconduct by federal prison guards rose sharply over last decade, report finds

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Date Posted: 19:24:50 10/05/11 Wed

Misconduct by federal prison guards rose sharply over last decade, report finds
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WASHINGTON — Arrests of federal prison guards soared nearly 90 percent over the last decade, possibly because of poor hiring practices during a 25 percent spike in prison growth, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General reported.

Misconduct investigations doubled, and more than half of the offenses were committed during the officers’ first two years on the job. The IG recommended that the Bureau of Prisons improve its background investigation of job applicants and find better ways to assess rookie officers.

But other factors have contributed to the problem, including private prisons and increasing numbers of female prisoners and young offenders in federal facilities, the IG found.

The report did not specify how many misconduct cases came out of private federal prisons, which have increased their populations by 120 percent in the last decade, according to the Justice Policy Institute, a Washington prison issues think tank.

"Private prisons aren’t always held to the same standards as public ones," said Joe Baumann, a corrections officer at the state California Rehabilitation Center in Norco. "That’s where so much of the stuff I come across is from, the private contractors."

But within both public and private systems, some guards think their actions have no consequences because the process for punishing them is so convoluted, said Barry Krisberg, a law professor at the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice.

"Screenings are a good start, but what we need is far better training in terms of what the expectations of the jobs are, better supervision to identify potential problems and ways to deal with complaints about their behavior," Krisberg said.

Changing prison demographics could be responsible for the rise in inappropriate behavior, said Robert Perkinson, author of a book about Texas prisons. As the number of female prisoners grows, so does the rate of sexual harassment between officers and prisoners. And federal prisoners are getting younger, creating a more unruly prison population, Perkinson said.

"In federal prisons, it used to just be drug kingpins, tax-fraud prisoners, assassins," Perkinson said. "But now it’s become full of more low-level offenders, which ironically makes for more violent prisoners. A middle-aged kingpin is a relatively calm, responsible guy, whereas an 18-year-old who was selling meth out in Nebraska is going to be a lot more impulsive."

Baumann, a 27-year veteran and the prison’s top union official, said extended training and better pay make a huge difference. In 1998, California doubled its training from eight to 16 weeks and pay went up around the same time.

"The caliber of person just went up. More people had degrees, previous employment or previous careers when the pay scale went up. We started getting a lot more people from private enterprise," Baumann said. "Prior to that, we got a lot of people who worked fast food, manual labor jobs."

A spokesman for the Bureau of Federal Prisons had no comment on the report.
Subject: Dead baby blaster

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Date Posted: 13:00:20 12/14/11 Wed

I am very happy that a scumbag pedophile is dead. Guess he won't be diddling any more kids!
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