Comments for: State police investigating Brunswick lawmaker accused of harassment during breakup with Belfast legislator

Posted May 04, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.
Last modified May 04, 2012, at 6:39 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday that detectives are conducting an investigation into allegations of misconduct against Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, who is the subject of a protection from abuse order requested this week by another legislator. McCausland refused to answer many questions about …

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like his political career is over.  I am a Democrat and I would never vote for him.

    • Anonymous

      Why not?

      • Anonymous

        I shouldn’t say never.  Maybe in 10 years he will have developed the necessary maturity to handle a breakup and will deserve my vote.  But right now, he is acting like a very dangerous, spoiled child.

    • Guest

      Would you vote for her?

      • Anonymous

        Sure I’d vote for her. What did she do wrong?

        • Lack of good judgement and poor choices, to begin with. This kind of situation is embarrassing, distracting for the House, and reflects very badly on her credibility as an elected representative.

          She was married when she was elected, and she should have kept her attention on her elected duties, not a romantic entanglement with a colleague.

      • pbmann

        Why not?

      •  I wouldn’t.

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised that the police can’t, at least, do a search of concealed gun records to see if this man has guns.  If he does, they should be able to do a search of his house for the gun(s).

    • Guest

      What are “concealed gun records”?

      People with permits to carry concealed weapons undergo and must pass a background check before one is issued to them.

      Permit holders are never asked or required to tell authorities what weapons the own.

      • Anonymous

         In the State of Maine, one must register concealed weapons.

        • Guest

          Not true!!!

          • Anonymous

            Ooops, sorry, I was talking about the permit.  He has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and yet they take his word that he doesn’t have gun????

          • Anonymous

             He’s a “LEGISLATOR.

             And a Dem to boot.

             You know they will not tell a lie.

          • Anonymous

            Telling lies isn’t restricted to Dems.  Look at all the woppers our honorable governor has told!

        • Guest

          I don’t think so.

          •  You can google this for god’s sake.  Meanwhile the guy is plotting how to harm her for exposing his behavior and subjecting him to ridicule because of his insane behavior.

          • Guest

            I don’t need to Google anything. I have a CCP. You do not have to register your firearm.

        • Anonymous

          Define “concealed weapon”.  You don’t have to have a concealed weapon permit to have a handgun and you don’t have to register a particular individual gun.

    • Anonymous

      So you want to strip away his 2nd amendment right by violating his 4th amendment right based on allegation that he has not had a chance to defend himself against in court?

    • Anonymous

      Having a concealed weapons permit doesn’t mean he has weapons.  Besides, he doesn’t have to surrender any guns he has. He can give them to a friend or family member to hold until he can have them back.

  • Anonymous

    What a soap…….No wonder they can’t get anything done in Augusta.

  • Anonymous

    He should do the right thing….RESIGN!

    • Guest

      Do you mean “She”… Wait for the whole story

      •  I say “both,” based on the scandal and embarrassment from their actions.

        • Anonymous

          No means No! None of this would happen if this psycho would have just walked away. As my daddy used to say, there are many fish in the sea. Geez guy, it’s your career, get over it!

          • Anonymous

            That is only if he did what she said he did. He has not been charged with anything and a judge has not heard both sides of the story yet. This could just as easily be a case of a revengful ex as it could be a case of a psycho stocker.

            I have no dog in this fight. Neither are my district rep., I have never met either one, and I am not part of their party. I say lets at least wait until he is charged or at least until the final PFA is in place, to hang this guy out to dry.

        • Anonymous

          I agree, both should resign. The state legislature (and so many other places) is not the place to carry on a romance and if they cannot be mature enough to respect their elected offices by refraining from this crap, they don’t deserve the position. Clearly immature. She could have avoided this issue and being a ‘victim’ to begin with by not dating anyone she works with.

          • pbmann

            Yeah, no one else ever has an “Office Romance”.

          •  The difference in this situation is that the public is paying their campaign costs, salaries and benefits.

          •  Yeah man, and I OWN you.  you are ridiculous.

          • Anonymous

            Never said no one else did. Not sure what your point is, mine is that a person can improve their chances of avoiding these messy situations by not dating people they work with. It isn’t about what everyone else might do, it’s about using common sense and keeping work and personal life separate. After seeing office romances go bad and the resulting issues they cause for everyone if it’s a messy breakup, it is in my opinion stupid to date people one work’s with. You comment, whatever you meant by it, won’t change my opinion nor do I care what ‘everyone’ else might do.

          •  What? Have they taken holy orders or something?  They are private citizens and perfectly free to have relationships with anyone they choose.  What a crock.

          • Anonymous

            Hey Su, (Me again), The legistive branch is a place to create more much needed (haha) new laws — never mind can’t say it w straight face — not a dating service.  Do the people’s business not monkey bidness

          • Anonymous

            Susan, yes they CAN date whomever they choose. However, now that that relationship is over there is a mess. My opinion stays the same. It is foolish to date people one works with for just this result potential. You say crock, I say common sense. I’ll continue to stay with common sense.

      • pbmann

        David, do you have something against all women or just Democratic one’s.

        • Guest

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  • Bob

    Well at least this is going to draw attention away from all the republican foolishness . We paid Rep Andry  Cushing for a trip to an ALEC meeting that he may have billed us 2 times for.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, that’s ALEC…

      I hope you’ll publish the outcome of the investigation of his “maybe” billing practices.

  • Anonymous

    Is this story really front page news?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

  • Guest

    Wasn’t there a law recently passed permitting legislators to carry weapons into government offices, if they had permits for them?

    • Anonymous

      No, no, no! The law allows them to keep a legal, permitted weapon in a LOCKED vehicle in a government parking lot. It’s never allowed to enter government buildings. 

  • Anonymous

    he “hacked into her cellphone and email account — some of which she said happened at the State House complex”.  Isn’t that a crime??  And why idn’t the Governor getting involved??  In just reading the articles in the BDN and Press Herald this guys is scary!!

    • Anonymous

      Why involve the gov?

      • Anonymous

        his DV & zero tolerance policies, and in of all places the
        State House. figured he might want to have a private chat with the guy.

        • Such an action by the Governor would not be proper. The Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch are separate entities, according to the Maine Constitution and the US Constitution.

          House Leadership is dealing with the situation, and has been, for months.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t know how bad Paul LePage probably wants to grab this guy and just beat the snot out of him: DV is a deeply personal and important issue for the Gov.
          To his credit, he has refrained from personally tracking this perp down.

          • Anonymous

            I wish LePage would.  I would like to see him in jail!  That being said, don’t forget this boy has had some serious training in self-survival and would prevail.

          • pbmann

            LePage, like all bullies, only prey on weaker people.  He would not say peep to this man, a marine trained in unarmed combat, unless his security contingent was between them.

      •  Because the governor is a mean bastard and would probably rip him a new one.

        • Anonymous

          Come now, SuRi.  Does he really need a new one?  he’s already a big enough one w/o help from anyone.

    • Michael

      It is a crime if he really did. “hacking” into a cell phone remotely is not exactly an easy thing to do. Email is a little bit easier, but I assume a public figure would make sure that they are following a high security standard when it comes to emails and passwords. If he really did, then yes he should be charged with the most severe penalty there is since he is a lawmaker himself. If not, I would expect the same for her on filing a false report.
      Personally I do not think he did, but that is just my uneducated/informed opinion.
      As far as the Governor being involved, why would he? If either is found guilty after due law process then maybe he should step in. They do not work for the governor, they work for the people they represent.

      • Guest

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      • Thank you.  They work for the Legislature, which is a separate branch from the Executive, to which the Governor belongs.

  • Anonymous

    This sounds like a situation that could have a bad ending. Hope not.

  • Anonymous

    Brunswick Police Department Chief Deputy Marc Hagan said his officers served Cornell du Houx with the protection from abuse order on Tuesday, and told him that he is barred from possessing firearms. In cases such as this one, Hagan said the subjects of protection orders are asked to relinquish any firearms they have, but that Cornell du Houx said he doesn’t have any.
    “We just tell them they need to turn their firearms in,” said Hagan. “We don’t have any rights to go and search a person’s house.”  ……I’m sorry but that’s about the most st*pid thing I think I’ve heard….you can’t have firearms if you are the subject of a protection order, but we’re not allowed to make sure you are in compliance of said protection order- BRILLIANT…no wonder PFA orders work so well …..pffffffffft.

    • Anonymous

      The police would have to have probable cause to conduct a search. They can’t just tear a person’s home apart on a fishing expedition.

      • Anonymous

        One would think that a judge (a judge who apparently found enough probable cause to issue said PFA) ordered (court ordered I might add) PFA which clearly requires the subject of the PFA to relinquish any and all fire arms would be cause enough to insure compliance…..that’s like having a requirement for no drug or alcohol use but not being able to test said person for drugs or alcohol….whats the point??- it’s a joke.  Just ask the Lake family.

        • Anonymous

          I still have not heard of any probable cause that he is in violation of the PFA.

          •  He was requested to relinquish any weapons not because he violated the PFA but because it was issued.  He is going to kill her.

  • Anonymous

    Why not hire both reps for new jobs at the UMaine System,  assisting those top administrators who, as reported yesterday, were usually hired despite lacking sufficient qualifications or being outranked by others passed over? Money is never a problem for the folks above Epic Sports.

    • Anonymous

       Hiring MORE Democrat hacks for high paying hack jobs they aren’t even qualified for would be and improvement how?  We are paying more useless, unqualified Dem hacks in this state.  No wonder our taxes are so high.

    • Anonymous

      Best post ever, man.

    •  And here we go…the trolls veering off the subject.

  • Anonymous

    If it is proven that he is indeed stalking her or engaging in any type of domestic violence then it is everyone’s business… we all need to follow this quietly if the truth is to show itself.  

  • cherry blossom

    Imagine Emily Cain’s grandstanding, outrage at party leaders, demanding of consequences and calling for his resignation if he was a Republican!

    She’s demonstrated that she will tolerate a man stalking a woman………. as long as he votes Democrat.

    This isn’t funny. Rep. Cornell du Houx actions are frightening and he should be gone.

    • Anonymous

      Gee the moderator for this article must be stuck on spin cycle.

       BTW, where DO all the deleted comments go?
       Are they forwarded to the DNC and filed away by some useless bureaucrat for later use?

       

    •  They should both be gone, for immaturity and “conduct unbecoming” an elected official.

      •  And you should be gone, for immaturity and conduct unbecoming someone with any common sense.

    • Anonymous

      No truer thing ever said.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with TLMMSW if they cant make sure he doesnt have any fire arms the order isnt worth the paper it is written on,and it is probably a lot of work to check and see if he has a concealed wepons permit or if he has registered any fire arms in the past.the old boys club saying oh he is a nice guy he wouldnt do anything like that is not the way to go.But maybe that is what we need more gun toteing lawmakers like the old wild west days

  • Anonymous

    The usual story: Woman gets harrassed. Woman files complaint and then gets her own life put under the media microscope. Just what is the relevance of her divorce in this account?

    • Anonymous

       If she was  married to one fella, while living with another,and possibly  “dating” yet another, I  think it would  have some relevance.

      • Anonymous

        Divorce can take a long time to become final. Are you saying if the allegations are true, she deserved or somehow caused the harassment? That sounds absurd to me. If some says “stop contacting me”, you stop contacting them. End of story. You do not engage in the behaviors outlined here. Regardless of someone’s marital status.

        • Anonymous

           That’s nice, but my point was  we are only hearing one side of things and if what I asked is true than we might not want to condemn this guy quite yet .She could be nut’s as could he.

          •  Not condemn him?  Are you nuts?  When is the last time you blocked someone’s car or broke into their email?  Or blocked their way in a hallway?  Or stared at them for hours in a public place?  The guy is going to kill her if he gets a chance, mark my words.

        • Anonymous

          Disqus generic email templateMany people are grasping for the “stock” and “pillory” days when public judgment was enough to ridicule and punish any ( accused) on the town square. That was barely an improvement over public crucifixion.
          The town square, where people were publically imposed and embarrassed on a community assumption of guilt, is now the Internet, the new ” Publick” square. The stock, the pillory , the outrage about human behavior is ( still) a function of gossip and assumption, and human nature hasn’t changed over millenia.
          No one politcal party will ever make everything right. If one believes just a little that some abuse is accceptable on any level, and that you can call names and point fingers, one will just perpetuate acceptance of abuse .
          I’m thinking even our Governor is embarrassed that he has neither the words nor the power to actually change minds.

          .

          —– Original Message —–
          From: Disqus
          To: sdhb@oxfordnetworks.net
          Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2012 3:23 PM
          Subject: [bdn] Re: State police investigating Brunswick lawmaker accused of harassment during breakup with Belfast legislator

          iworkingmommy wrote, in response to RockyGMarshall:

          Divorce can take a long time to become final. Are you saying if the allegations are true, she deserved or somehow caused the harassment? That sounds absurd to me. If some says “stop contacting me”, you stop contacting them. End of story. You do not engage in the behaviors outlined here. Regardless of someone’s marital status.

          Link to comment

  • Guest

    What is he being charged with??
    I know he is being accused of a bunch of stuff.
    If he hasn’t stole anything from wal-mart I don’t see a problem with this gent.

    • Anonymous

      He is not being charged with anything.  The protection order is a civil matter.

      • Anonymous

        So far.

  • Cant Fix Stupid

    It goes to show…politicians be they republicans or democrats are not exempt from the normal or abnormal course of human behavior and its repercussions.

    • spinstopshere25

      He does not have or has ever had a firearm outside of his HONORABLE service.

      • Cant Fix Stupid

        how do you know this? and what on earth does this have to do with my comment?

  • Anonymous

    Why would anybody choose to give their guns to the police when it’s perfectly legal to gift them to relatives?

  • Guest

    Boorish behavior knows no party. It seems there is plenty of it in Augusta these days. If he were my rep I’d want him to resign rather than act this way. Nov. 6 can bring a change, for sure.

  • Smell Ya Later Occutards!

    Resign – both of ya’s.

    • Anonymous

      Victim and Perp? Which 1 should go?  What if they were Repub?  That would be OK?  Sounds like the Repub way!  Where were you when Nutting took the State for $1.3 or our great Treasurer scamming on his taxes?

      • Smell Ya Later Occutards!

        Both parties stink on ice. Proud “unenrolled” voter here.

        These two star crossed lovers need to focus on their constituents, not their love lives. Best they both resign and let some adults serve the public.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you to a point.  i am unenrolled too, but I think their fate is up to the voters in the Fall, not the posters on BDN.

          • The party chair and the Minority House Leader may have something to say about whether they go or stay. If they resign, by law their seats will be filled from the same party.

          • Anonymous

             The party chair and Minority House Leader should have dealt with this matter months ago.

             They are just hoping it will go away.

      • Guest

        These two lovebirds should let Fred Wintle conduct some arbitration for them.

        Que Howard Dean scream here.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t jump to conclusions until all the facts come out.

  • I watched this young man be so rude at an EUT hearing.  His eyes glued to his laptop screen, not listening.   And he endorses the GRID scale WIND scam of your stimulis monies going over seas.

    • Anonymous

       Perhaps he was engaged in projects to help the state…maybe that is way he was glued to his screen…hmm

  • Anonymous

    What does political party have to do with the fact that someone is stalking another person? I really can’t believe some of you posters. Everything in this world does not relate to what political party you belong to!!! There are many things that are not political!!!

    • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      I’ll tell you what it has to do with it, Pondlady: Dems have made a political KILLING out of crafting a brand as the “NICE, DO-GOODER PEOPLE” (as opposed to the “mean, selfish” Republicans) and sold that to millions of gullible people.
      Huh……….this story doesn’t seem to……….fit the template…………huh.

      • Anonymous

        Give me a break. Those are the kind of extreme statements that are stupid no matter what your party. Whether a person is “a nice, do-gooder” person or a”mean, selfish” one has nothing to do with their political party and everything to do with their personality.  When someone is meanto you or nice to you, do you always ask what party they are? Of course you don’t. You should think before you open your mouth to say absurd things like this. This story is about domestic abuse, not politics.

        • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          These people are politicians, some of the things Herbig complains about occurred at the State House, some in the leadership attempted to remedy the situation,and some potential witnesses are in the legislature.  There is, at the very least, a political undercurrent to the story. 

          It’s not solely about domestic abuse.

        • Guest

          Why was Emily Cain trying to arbitrate the situtition then??? Instead  The Democratic Minority Leader who claims to want stronger domestic violence laws should have called the police on behalf of her friend.

  • Robert Brennan

    Link to Bowdoin College newspaper – BDN’s staff will soon remove:
    http://orient.bowdoin.edu/orient/article.php?date=2012-05-04&section=1&id=3
    Why are they protecting her?

  • Anonymous

    This is funny, I have never seen  such an active moderator as the one on this story, deleting post seemingly at random.

    • Anonymous

      They’ve gone beyond the usual “Guest – comment removed” for this article.  Now they’re deleting comments and replies without leaving a trace.  It’s kind of like those old Soviet Politburo photographs where they removed out of favor politicians with an airbrush.

      Just watch.  This one won’t be up long.

      • Anonymous

         Yup, I have been copy/past’ing   these all night. Some of what has been disappeared  seems being albeit not all that Lib friendly, it is fun to watch.

        • Anonymous

          Pravda on the Penobscot.

          • Patten_Pete

            Maine Sussman Telegram.

        • Anonymous

           Rocky:  is there any way you can share these deleted “not lib friendly” posts???

          • Anonymous

             No sense,the whole issue is embarassing for the Lib’s.Now  I am  looking through them for my amusement.I was looking to see if  one side of this issue  was being favored/protected by the deletions, maybe one side  putting pressure on the paper  . So far it seems that   the deletions are favoring Herbig side of this drama. I’ve already had a couple post deleted that ,best as i can see, only re-posted  quotes from yesterdays story and strung them into an opinion.Several post I ve looked at and can not  find any reason  for their delition, other than they might not be favorable to Herbig.
            It also looks like accounts are being blocked /banned for posting on this subject, again alot of imagination seems to be involved in the reasoning/excuse used to do so.

          • Anonymous

            Let’s see how long this one stays up THIS time;

            “The guy is deranged, and Emily Cain as well as the rest of the democrat leadership have been covering for him while putting Herbig at risk just to save face for the democrat machine.
             Cornell Du Houx is the son of Ramona Du houx, the author of a highly slanted democrat blog http://maineinsights.com/ and also a democrat insider.
             The democrat leadership would rather sweep this under the carpet and hope it goes away instead of protecting Mz. Herbig.
             
             If they will do that to one of their own, what do you suppose they would do to a poor defenseless taxpayer?”

          • Guest

            Are you saying Emily Cain tried to cover this up instead of protecting a women from domestic abuse??

          • Anonymous

             That’s what it appears, yes.

          •  Dang Thank you..   Of course, if they were republicans not only would their party affiliation be part the of headlines, but this connection with maineinsights.com and Ramona Du H oux  would have been covered by that CrakerJack liberal reporter, Eric Russell !

  • Anonymous

    this is a tragedy for dems for now, I am sure the reps will make up for it though, the GOP is outrageous lately.  

    • Anonymous

       Yeah, how dare those evil Repubs persecute those dedicated, hard working, Democrat public servants like Violette and McCormick.

    • Robert Brennan

      Perhaps, but it seems like only yesterday that a very drunk Democrat Representative from Scarborough rolled his car, another Democrat Rep. called for Vice-President Cheney to be hanged and filmed. And now this mess. What’s next?

      • Anonymous

        MY MY MY  what about La Page going to tell Obama to go to hell that is O.K

        • Guest

          yes it is! (-;

  • How come this isn’t an Eric Russell hatchet job? 

  • Robert Brennan

    The fix is in. All reader comments have been deleted by the Pingree Press Herald. The liberal media prevails.

    •  Something must have tipped the balance, but good. I’ve almost never seen the PPH lock comments on a story of that nature.

      • TiredMainer

        I also noticed that the PPH has blocked/deleted all readers comments regarding this story. The Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel are still allowing reader comments. I wonder whyonly the PPH has chosen to censure this story. Kudos to the Bangor Daily News for continuing to allow reader input.

        • Anonymous

           Albeit  highly censored  reader input .

          • Guest

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          • Guest

            no it isn’t.

          • Anonymous

             I saw some of the comments before they were deleted and they were within guidelines.

          • Guest

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    • Anonymous

       now the Kennebec Journol  is pre- screening comments before  posting them, only 3 comments  total as of now.
      I tried to post. “Hi, I love this site”-
      Comment awaiting approval
      Your comment must be approved by a moderator before appearing here. Funny stuff.

      • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    This is weird:  usually the politicians (especially Dems) do a better job of covering up their misdeeds.
    Huh.

  • Anonymous

    The word “honorable” is frequently used within the legislative culture.  The “honorable” move for Cornell du Houx to do is resign and allow Brunswick voters a decision in November based on issues and not tainted by this matter.  If even one of the many stipulations in the protection order are true, then Cornell du Houx is not fit to serve in our state Legislature.  We must expect and demand higher moral character from those who wish to represent us.

    • trisailer

      I think you should read about this young mans history of accomplishments and if your going to judge him judge him based on the whole person.

      If the accusations are true than he has acted inappropriately. It was a mistake, but it should be seen in the context of all the good he has done. He can do the right thing and recover from this. This is not a R or a D thing this is decent young man and woman’s lives.

  • trisailer

    I hope both of these people have support people who can assist them in bringing about a healthy outcome. This is the time for both to commit to healthy boundaries and stick to it.

    Affairs of the heart are powerful things. As someone who has acted like a fool myself, driven by emotion, I can say that what they need is time. Time to readjust. Time to examine and accept that the things we hang our hearts on are still available to us, just not with that person.

    When we fall in love we project a lot of stuff onto the other person. We imagine our whole life projected out and get emotional healing from that. That’s ok, love is a wonderful thing, but it has to be reciprocal. The intense emotions in the early stage of a relationship are all based on projections. Real love comes later and is based on compatibility. It is sustainable. Infatuation is not. Trust me, I know.

    Emotion is a powerful thing, but it is not everything. Everything is the life we have lived, the courage we have shown, and most importantly the life that’s ahead. This is a chance to demonstrate a different kind of courage. A chance to examine who we really are. Take the pain and don’t do anything stupid and you will be transformed. The transformation will improve your odds of finding real, sustainable love.

    • Guest

       I agree
      with this kind post, but if I were her, I would get out of the legislature and
      cut off any opportunities whatsoever for engagement with this guy.  If
      this story is true as presented in media, he wants engagement—which now continues
      through all this he said/she/said back and forth. I know that’s taking whatever
      steps possible to cut off engagement are not what one would want, or what seems
      right.  But the truth is restraining orders can increase the chance of
      escalation.  I am sure this is a complex situation and there are a lot of
      nuances.  But if I were her, I would cut off any means of contact at all.
      We had a similar situation in our own family and reading “The Gift of
      Fear” by Gavin de Becker changed our lives.

      • Anonymous

         That wonderful book probably saved my daughter’s life. She recognized the signs from someone she had just met and broke it off quickly.

    • Anonymous

      The Verbally Abusive Relationship is another good book.
      I recommend it to all my friends and coworkers with dating age children, after having read it to help a friend when Mr. Wonderful in Public turned on her daily in private.
      The things I learned from the book help me in my job, too.

  • Anonymous
  • Guest

    WOW, there seems to be some VERY biased reporting on this incident. NOT that I don’t think it’s a serious deal…………………yet so many times the female encourages this contact etc and then they walk away giving the male a bad reputation. My own opinion is…….this man is suffering from PTSD due to his military time and someone better get on this pretty quick!!

  • Guest

    I think this is very biased reporting. I take harassment seriously, but too many times the female encourages the behavior and then the male gets a bad reputation. In MY opinion only………..I think this man is suffering from PTSD from his military time and someone better step in really fast!!

  • They both sound like immature, entitled little brats from what I’ve read thus far.

    Both should resign, as neither one hold any credibility.

  • Anonymous

    What is this story really about? Surely this ridiculous melodrama is serving a purpose some of us are missing.
     

  • Guest

    The whole story is about one person (a women) accusing a man of wrong doings.. The accuser is using the house police the state police and the house minority leader Emily Cain’s power to intevestigate Alex. I for one a glad BDN wrote up this story.. Lets get to the bottom of this matter before the elections in nov.

  • Anonymous

    One more Energy Utilities Technology     self-server and Wind Scammer, Gone !
     Good!
     

  • Anonymous

    Brunswick use to be such a good town now look at it

  • Guest

    Rather then call the police in the first place when claiming this gentleman is dangerous, Emily Cain decided own her own as a friend of Erin to arbitrate a solution between the two.. From what is understood, this is when things could get dangerous, because it has been exposed to others… Shame on You House minority leader Emily Cain for putting politics in front of a womens safety.

    • Guest

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      • Guest

        always err on the side of caution.

      • Anonymous

         Funny thing is, this story and one other state that he was the first one to go to Cain with this matter, seems odd,no?

  • Romantic relationships have no place in the workplace or in the halls of the Maine Legislature.  Regardless of which of these two are right or wrong at the present time, they were both wrong in carrying out their love lives while at the State House where the voters sent them to do State business.  I don’t care whether it’s Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky or John Edwards and whatever ever his paramour’s name is, it is wrong, wrong, wrong.

    •  Correct; agreed; you betcha.

    • trisailer

      and just how do you propose to do that? separate halls for men and women?  another feel good law?

      We’re human, we makes mistakes. separate men and women and we’ll still make mistakes, maybe different ones. Ultimately we have to learn how to mange our lives and act like people of integrity. Those lessons don’t come from hiding from temptation they come from  learning how to manage them.

    • Guest

      I guess Jock McKernan and Olympia Snowe didn’t get that memo.
      Maybe that or you think the U S Congress should be exempt from your desired new rule limiting free association in the rest of America.

  • Anonymous

    Neither will the town Democrats; his replacement was discussed today. Announcements forthcoming. 

  • He might have PTSD.  If not, he is mentally unbalanced in any case and will kill her if she continues to resist his advances.    In these cases taking measures to prevent him contacting her makes him even more obsessed.  If I were her I would hire a bodyguard.  He said he has a gun, until the police asked him.  Maybe the judge can force him to turn it over.   Basically, the guy is a nut case and the police cannot act like he is a normal person that they just have to reason with.  His reality is not their reality.

  • trisailer

    It appears to me that this young man has made good choices in his life. He served his country, showed personal courage and made the choice to serve his community. Alex is a exemplary young man who appears to have been temporarily blindsided by his emotions. Soldiers are trained to rely on their training in combat. To apply that training when blindsided. The same goes for emotions. We have to train ourselves to set boundaries and act within those boundaries.

     I think he should be allowed to work through this, keep his job and reputation. If I were him I would quietly seek out assistance in sorting out his feelings and be evaluated in private as to what is his best course of action is. If he and his support people think that he is ok to continue on than he should be given a chance. For those of us who want to live full lives with intensity and passion this comes with the territory. We can learn to manage it and make our life what we want it to be. I believe that Alex will make the right choice and be a better man for it.

    • Robert Brennan

      Is that what we really want from our elected representatives – to live life on the edge?

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  • Anonymous

    According to the news story, when State Capitol Police Chief  Gauvin told Cornell du Houx, “…that she did not want to be bothered by him and that he should not engage in any conduct that could be considered stalking or harassment”,  then  “Rep. Cornell du Houx agreed to change his behavior. ” 
     
    The story does not say he denied his actions, which Herbig, and seemingly the Capitol Police, considered to be stalking or harrassment.  If you thought you were being wrongly accused, don’t you think you would stand up for yourself, not agree to change your behavior? That says a lot to me, and I have been surprised at how overlooked this part of the story has been in the postings.
     
    I am certain there is more to the story, but I think witnesses will make a difference. So many times people would rather look the other way and not get involved, but it is imperative that we protect each other in civilized communities by standing up for those who are bullied, female or male.
     
     

  • Anonymous

    Ironically, some of the tools used in modern day stalking become the undeniable proof of the behavior. Electronic media records can be quite revealing.

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