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  • Anonymous

    A customer of Leadbetter’s told me he observed Danny playing with a knife on the Friday before the incident. He was acting strangely, moving back and forth across the street from Leadbetters. He would take a knife out of his pocket and stick it in a wooden railing…..

  • Anonymous

    It is unfortunate if he is schizophrenic that simply taking medication may have prevented this.

  • Anonymous

    He should have been charged with attempted murder. He almost killed someone I love and he should be locked up for the rest of his life. The man he stabbed is the sweetest man in the world and he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. 

    • I highly doubt he will catch an attempted murder charge. Intent has to be shown and just because the victim was stabbed doesn’t mean the intent was to kill.

      As for him getting a life sentence, that is never going to happen regardless of his charge.

  • Anonymous

    A pity we might have to house the menace for God knows how long.

  • Anonymous

    It’s sad to see it. I drove down Union st today starting at the bridge all the way to 14th st and all i saw were bums and mentally ill looking people. I wouldn’t walk down the streets of Union or Ohio without either back up or a weapon. Can;t even imagine living on those streets. 

    • Anonymous

      Best to stop imagining yourself living on our streets and feel secure in Red Sox nation then!

  • Anonymous

    Schizophrenia and not taking medication for it appears to be a common excuse these days for criminal behavior. Maybe its time that those diagnosed with Schizophrenia be required to have their medications administered by a certified facility, and their non-compliance reported to the authorities immediately.

    • Guest

      ,,,

      • Anonymous

         How much do you think this stabbing will cost the state? Only by sheer luck is this man still alive. I don’t believe sbrig is advocating confinement, only monitoring, there should be a more effective method in place for monitoring individuals with mental illness particularly those that can devolve into violent acts. This guy will likely spend a very long time in jail/hospital, is that preferable to some type of reporting or monitoring system

        • Guest

          …..

          • Anonymous

             Not monitoring of the daily admin of drugs, monitoring of the individual ie: blood levels etc. to verify they have been on meds etc, again especially those that have shown a propensity for violence. I witnessed the slow descent and ultimate crisis point that always develops when there is no accountability on the part of the individual to continue with treatment, sometimes with tragic results, as in this case, his “right” to not take his meds ended at the point of a knife. You say there is nothing that can be done, I am saying that there is and should be. I am not advocating daily interference, just accountability.

          • Guest

          • Anonymous

            Two robbery convictions and an ecsape coviction would that indicate a reason to be concerned?

    • Anonymous

      until you read up on mental disorders… please keep your idiotic comments to your self…

  • Anonymous

    Any chance of a hate crime charge here? No? Just asking.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if the KKK is going to march across a bridge and put out a 10k reword for the death of this guy like http://www.thenewblackpanthers.org put on Zimmerman.  I think Not.

  • Anonymous

    In future news, Al Sharpton will be heading a rally in Bangor. 

  • Anonymous

    well its about time we see a high bail amount!!

  • Superuser23

    That’s why he come to Maine, 2 robberies, escape conviction, must have escaped because his punishment was actually more harsh in CT, so when he decided he needed to do another crime, he heard about Maine, and how soft our judicial system is. $100k for stabbing someone, sounds about right. Can’t wait to see what a conviction brings out, time served?

  • HowdyNeighbor

    Under what circumstances was this indivual sent from Georgia to Maine?

  • Anonymous

    Not cool dude!!

    • Anonymous

      I never get to see Guest’s  comments because bdn’s so on it, wonder why they don’t just block them?

      • Anonymous

        It was up there for probably an hour and it didn’t say guest originally.  

  • Anonymous

    The adults who own properties (some of whom are apparently quite well connected) in that area should be held to a much higher level of account by the city, the building inspectors,  the section 8 housing personnel and the tenants.  That neighborhood is trashy.  And its only trashy because we allow it to be.  That ‘convenience store’ has been a dump for 20 years.  So have those gross apartment buildings on the corner of Hammond and Ohio.  Time to crack down on the landowners and demand more responsible ownership.  This town doesn’t have to be trashy.  

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, another case of the 1% elite screwing everyone else!

      We should give THEM one-way bus tickets to places like… say… the Research Triangle in Durham, NC… just like we did with Roxanne Quimby and Bert’s Bees. Now THAT would improve things around here.

      We just know all this has nothing to do with multiple methadone clinics, one-way bus tickets from Boston to Bangor for General Assistance, or “you owe me” attitude creeping into our society these days.

      • Guest

        How on earth is this the fault of the methadone clinics and GA. Are there flyers out there that say “Come to Maine for the GA”? You people have got to stop blaming the poor and the less fortunate for everything wrong in this life!

        • Anonymous

          You’re right… it was George Bush’s or Paul LePage’s fault all along.
           
          “You people”?

          That’s soooo bigoted of you!

      • Anonymous

        I was told if you close the methadone clinics crime will only get worse! And if you close the homeless shelter crime will only get worse! More shelters and more clinics is the answer, can’t you understand that!

        • Anonymous

          First, I certainly never included the homeless shelter in this discussion, and I hold its Executive Director in highest regard for what he’s able to accomplish with limited funds. Many of us take leftover food stuffs down to the shelter when able.

          However, it’s painfully clear that Maine Democrats closing BMHI has led to a measured increase in many homeless and mentally instable people in Bangor.

          Why don’t you ask Dennis Marble his take on your baseless statement?

          Secondly, “I was told” is hardly a cogent argument! It’s akin to “I read the following on the “net”.

          I have seen with my own eyes over the past 63 years a positive correlation between petty, and not so petty, crime in Bangor with the expansion of the Welfare State. While well-intentioned, the entire Great Society was simply a pie-in-the-sky dream built on other people’s money. Trillions have been spent, with all too little to show for the expenditure.

          Like the local United Way, Big Government needs to focus on “outcomes” rather than simply “how much money was spent to fix the (perceived) problem”.

          “The greatest threat to Liberty lurks in the minds of men, well-meaning, but unknowing”. (Alexis D’Toqueville).

          The Law of Unintended Consequences continues to debase our less-fortunate neighbors.

          Can’t YOU understand any of this?

          • Anonymous

            The intent of my post was sarcasm, however I found YOUR sacred cow, the suspect was a resident of that shelter, you want to knock on GA and methadone but not a place that offers free lodging and meals to folks that stab people and sex offenders that’s a fairly selective way of reasoning. And  I’ve purchased, prepared, served and cleaned up after folks in need of a meal often, not just take some leftover food stuffs down to the shelter!  I’m sure the Ex. Director is well intentioned also, but his actions also contribute to the Welfare State Can you understand that!

  • Anonymous

    Better keep this animal locked up before he succeeded in killing the next person.

  • Anonymous

    Let him out! The locals will sort through it.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Danny boy. Poor misguided soul. Ended up in the per capita red neck capital of the world. Maine. lol.

    • Anonymous

      It would appear you’ve never been to Leesburg, Florida…

      • Anonymous

        it would appear this person has not been pretty much anywhere in the world

  • Anonymous

    I honestly disagree.  The court system in Maine is terrible plain and simple.  Playing the race card is really a moot point.  While there are many more black people in Maine than there ever used to be when i was a kid, i honestly believe that there has been little racism if any shown at all.  Many of my friends from the days of Movie Gallery are African American and they have not told me of any troubles they have had with the law other than the usual stuff.  Most have dealt with much harsher treatment down in New York where a great many of my brothas have moved here from.  I will completely agree with you though that the court systems need serious improvement.  As for the previous poster remarking about the KKK, dude get a life.  That was completely uncalled for and yes the Black Panthers offering a reward for Zimmerman’s head was also uncalled for.  We have plenty of hatred going around in this country without resorting back to the mistakes that our anscestors made.

  • Conley Raye

    This guy tried to kill someone for no reason. He should not be out on the street, ever. I don’t see color only someone who needs to be caged up, to protect all our citizens who abide by the law, respect and reason. Next time it could be YOU or your children. I don’t believe anyone wants to chance that. Imagine just driving a knife into a man’s back, just because he saw him and apparently thought it would make him feel good. Very sick person and should not be in society.

  • Anonymous

    “According to information filed Wednesday, Bolden suffers from schizophrenia and has not been taking his medication.”  What information obtained by who? If this man is a transient from GA ( who sometime along the line was committing serious crimes in CT)  who knows if he was “not taking his medication”? The man himself?  Who says he ” suffers from schizophrenia”? The man himself? Does he walks around with a signed medical diagnosis in his pocket or have police already been able to verify his prior psychiatric history ? Will Mainers now have to bear the cost of housing this man in either a prison or secure mental institution for years and years?

  • Anonymous

    Schizophrenia is not an excuse for this behavior,but this is the reason psychiatric hospitals like Dorothea Dix need to stay open.We have untold numbers of people who need in-patient treatment-out-patient care just doesn’t work for all …

  • Guest
  • Briney

    An apparent  random knife attack like this, is quite unusual in Bangor.  We recall just one.

    Despite current troubles being handled by police –  stabbings,  murder, assault, bath salts,  etc., all participants and incidents appear to have some relationship to each other.  That’s why this incident, at first, appears to be so much different. 

    Was it a random attack?  Or, did something happen in or around the store beforehand that triggered the assault? 

    At present, it stands alone from the rest of the current surge in local criminal activity.  No cases can be recalled of someone stalking a stranger and either stabbing or shooting the individual.  With a single exception.  

    On the face of it, it looks like the store clerk left the store, was followed by a complete stranger and  stabbed. Motive unknown. To be stabbed whilst walking down a Bangor street is horrible.  The thought itself, gruesome.  It just doesn’t occur in Bangor, to the best of my knowledge.  

    At present we know someone saw Bolden stabbing a fence with his knife in close proximity to the store.  Did he frequent the store?  Who knows?  Maybe there was an unfavorable  exchange between Bolden and the victim prior to the attack?

     If that is the case, it might help remove that haunting stigma of  fear,  that strangers wantonly stalk  victims on the streets of Bangor. Either way, it doesn’t lessen the viciousness  of the attack.  It merely suggests there might have been a motive or provocation.

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