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  • Well MR. Gastia time for you to solve the crime like you said.   

  • Anonymous

    This whole  situation is so sad.  How can we change it all? 

    • Anonymous

      We need to start by tracking down the person/people who did this and bringing them to justice (though in this sort of case you can never truly attain justice). And then we need to figure out on a personal level how to raise our children in a way that keeps them away from situations like this. So very sad and it’s hard not to look back on things and wonder what could have been done differently. 

      • Al Brady

         its going to be awhile i suppose. i am 99% sure that this has to deal with an out of state drug cartel that has:

        1. A federal or other jurisdictional investigation and a crime like this is fodder for the investigation and those responsible won’t find justice until investigation is complete.

        2. Out of state, possibly out of regional contacts and is part of a large group and this was a professional hit, in which there will be likely no arrests.

        and 3. It has moved out of state and the suspect(s) cannot be determined

        • Anonymous

          I’d agree with you there, it won’t be an easy, quick case, but should remain top priority.

    • Anonymous

      Get rid of the methadone clinics would be a start.

      • Anonymous

        That is the BEST start right there! They “think” they are helping them people! If they followed them around for a couple days, they would see the reality of it! The ones that want the help should be treated, but most of them just want the drugs. It is a good market you know.

      • Anonymous

         IMO it goes back many years before the methadone clinics came to town, you know, when Slick Willy was in office and they were planning to put the MCs here?….think JC and I don’t mean the man upstairs.

  • Anonymous

    May they rest in peace. And may their family and friends find peace.

  • Al Brady

    I was thinking about coming on here and leaving my typical comment about how this situation is getting out of hand. Balloons being released, bracelets being made, people having a memorial service featuring rap music with profane lyrics all in the “memory of someone.” Honestly – situations like this one, the GTA on Harlow Street a few days ago, bath salts, criminals running rampant, homeless sleeping in broad daylight in a park RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE POLICE STATION, panhandlers being allowed to stand out on every corner of Stillwater Avenue and cops just drive by – getting asked for 50 Cents for a bus ride outisde the damn Zac Brown Concert, ‘wannabe white crips/bloods’, and every single murder, assault — the list of my griefs can go on for days.

    I’ve personally seen 2 dead bodies in Bangor in 5 years. Both from hit and runs. I’ve seen single mothers smoking and puffing downtown pushing their children in strollers. Methadone addicts lining up at the clinic then go to the bus stop by the Hope House shoot up.

    People what we are dealing with here isn’t just one incident that is affecting my post on this article. Its everything that the BANGOR you know isn’t what it says it is. Granted crime compared to most any other city is not comparable to Bangor but what has happened in the last 5 years that has made this city go loudly and violently down the drain? I could explain to you again my belief (which I will post briefly) but nobody will take action. I do not currently reside in Bangor but do a lot of business there, I have friends who live, work and reside there. I’m sure most of us who come on here are upset that this is what our city is becoming. I’m sure I’ll get some idiots on my reply list that will say its the “casino’s fault” but the more and more I realize it:

    IT IS ALL OF OUR FAULT. We ALLOW this crap to happen. WE allow this to go on. Being more vigilant, defensive, protective and observant will help each other, Bangor, and the surrounding community. I am sick of having to see this trash all over Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Orono, Old Town, and many of the other surrounding communities. Someone else has to be. Why do we allow this to go on? Is it because Bangor is becoming a bigger community? Is it because city programs, police and other programs get ‘kickbacks’ by allowing trash into the community?

     More laws are needed against Panhandlers, Homeless; and Addicts should be REQUIRED to get treatment before receiving benefits such as housing, welfare, child care, and other forms of assistance.
    Pedophiles, murderers, rapists, and all of them should be imprisoned for more than 120 days and a $500 dollar fine. That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard of in my life but it happens ALL THE TIME. AND IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED.

    My assumption is that this case has gone to a larger drug running and/or gang in Mass, Rhode Island or Connecticut. IF IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE they will be back. I guarantee it. Its time for Bangor to also wake up in this fashion. Not just some silly lolipop guild bangor gang that spray paints on inane objects. This is a national gang (I’m not sure which one but I am assuming it is) that will stop at nothing to get their money. This type of event has happened all across the country and was bound to happen here. I’m not saying that its acceptable but it WAS ALLOWED TO.

    We must stop this.

    we need to send a message that we are vigilant and we are not going to take this anymore. here is my previous statement on the subject. please take the time to read and I will be back with more in the future I promise you:

    its a secret that the both the city and the newspaper don’t want to be
    known publicly. If my post gets deleted (and I do at times write jocular
    comments – this not being one of them I understand why I’m flagged) its
    because they don’t want it known.

    In 2008 I was a student at Husson University where one of my professors
    took our class on a “field trip” to meet then mayor/city manager
    Susan
    Hawes (I think thats what her name was). As part of the class we had to
    come up questions in a journalistic view. One of my classmates put the
    question to the city manager/mayor why (at that time compared to now its
    more poignant) there was an increase of crime. The answer from her was:

    The city gets what is essentially “kickbacks” from the federal and
    state
    governments, private and public programs, and other sources to
    “accept”
    more homeless, addicts, criminals, mentally challenged and other ‘bad
    seeds’ such as funding for city projects – like the waterfront, and
    downtown revitalization and police force enlargement among other things.

    I use the term “accept” these people by evidence of the opening of

    homeless shelters, the allowing of panhandling and homeless sleeping in
    city parks, methadone clinics, and offerings to other people who have
    disabilities or in effect allowing people to stay here and giving them
    ‘free roam’ of the city. I don’t know what the current policy is but I
    do know that they advertised it and in many other cities Bangor has sunk
    its teeth into getting people who have issues like these to come here
    for the benefits.

    I don’t know about you or anyone else but I think its time for the city
    to stop allowing people to have ‘free roam.’ Granted its not an
    overnight thing but more patrols in seedy areas such as Capehart, Outer
    Hammond Street, Pickering Square and in general other unsafe areas are
    needed. Arrest or at least detain panhandlers on stillwater avenue – I
    went there today and I counted 6 of them up and down the street. Arrest
    or at least “move along” homeless from city parks and recreational
    areas
    – theres no reason for kids – hell even adults like ourselves to be
    exposed to it. Patrol the homeless shelter and the park nearby – as much
    drug dealing, and other crimes are in that area. THere are more murders
    in Bangor on Main Street from the Main Street Tavern to Manna
    Ministries than in the entire city.

    Bangor needs to clean up its mess – and again I’m sorry if this gets
    deleted because bangor doesn’t want this to be known. But I am pleading
    with you to change the course. I have a hard time coming to bangor and
    seeing what it has become. And one more other thing – squash the lolipop
    guild gang before it expands. If you don’t know what I mean take a look
    at the graffiti up and down and all around town!
     

     

    • Anonymous

      Sorry your offended by the fact that Maine has homeless people, but get over yourself.
      Every state in the USA has homeless people, what have you done to change that?
      Your answer is to what? Ship everyone whom you don’t want to see out of state?
      Sorry that real life has littered up your view from your plastic bubble.

      • Al Brady

         just you wait…

        • Anonymous

          Wait for what? You to go grab a white hood and start parading around downtown? 

          • Al Brady

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          • Anonymous

            Well I am not going to be holding my breathe.
            Do I think something needs to be done about all the “pill heads” so to speak?
            Of course I do – but ranting is not going to fix anything. Instead how about go do something for your community instead of making useless threats on a newspaper forum.

          • Al Brady

             by claiming i have a white hood and i’m going to ride around downtown with it?

            come on man…i have a blue one :)

          • Anonymous

            I think we ALL need to do something, we just need to figure out where to start. The whole situation is so overwhelming, what do we start with?? The cops arrest every day and the judges see fit to slap their wrist and let them go…. They have got to getting a pretty big “kickback” to continue to let this happen. Aside of shooting all the criminals, the only other thing we can really start with is contacting the judicial system and demanding change. If enough of of do this, it has got to eventually change. Then we can work on the prison system…..

          • Anonymous

            The first thing that needs to happen is that Christopher Almy need to GO!!!!…second, we need to let the city council know that if they are not going to concern themselves with ALL of Bangor and not just the Casino, Arena, and Waterfront, they are going to be VOTED OFF THE ISLAND….so to speak…then we start with petitioning the legislators to change the laws and make mandatory sentences for violent crimes such as sexual abuse of minors, spousal abuse, and pedophilia much much longer.  Enough is Enough. I wish i were going to be around to join in the fight.  Unfortunately i will be seeing what is taking place down in Southern Maine.  I am quite certain the same problems exist there.

          • Anonymous

            buy bus tickets? stand outside the jails offering the tickets to the people who leave?

            Is Bangor still trying to import undesirables?

          • Anonymous

            They should be all put in treatment trust me i have been there but no the judge just lets them out cause there is hardly any treatment facilities in the state of ME nothing is going to get done plain and simple unless people get treatment and jail is not treatment i am talking long term rehabs and sometimes that won’t help cause u gotta want it to get better it took me 3 yrs to straiten up now fortunately i have almost 2 years sober by the grace of god but these people aren’t just gonna wake up one day and wanna work or sober up they need to hit bottom and sometimes the bottom is death like these unfortunate young men and women.

          • Anonymous

            obviously, you are part of the problem…..

          • Anonymous

            I employee 83 hard working Mainers supplying them with much more then a living wage, health insurance and a matching retirement fund.
            Over 30 of those employees are single mothers who used to be on assistance and who had been looking for work but noone would give them a chance.
            I spent most of my summer in New York helping open a home for teenage homeless kids desperately trying to stay in school and better themselves.
            I volunteer over 20 hours a week in my community spending my time with at risk youths.
            What have you done?

          • Anonymous

             I think it would be a good idea to open a home for homeless teens in the Bangor area that focused on helping them stay in school and better themselves, like this one in New York you speak of. I’m sure Shaw House at one time had goals like that but, like most other social programs in the area, it became more concerned with numbers then with people.

          • What more can YOU do? That should be your question. I think you are on the right track by helping at risk youth’s. What does being an “at risk youth” consist of? Just curious! And seriously thanks for keeping 83 people off welfare. You keep them employed and I pay for the bottles of water they dump out in Shaws parking lot out of taxes I pay. Anyone who works contributes just as much to helping Mainers.

      • Anonymous

        What he is implying is Bangor has always had some problems, but lately has welcomed more problems from away because of the monetary draw for being a provider based community. I agree. I’ve lived here all 50 plus years of my life, and things have changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Makes one wonder how much of it could have been avoided. Not all the problems are homeless based. Most are drug related.

        • Anonymous

          You are right.  We have always had some homeless people.  The shelter has always been well used.  I remember my mom working for Soule Glass and seeing them in the park sleeping, but that was nothing compared to today.  The ammount of KIDS on the street now is outrageous, and the trouble they are causing and crimes they are committing is extremely troubling.

          • Anonymous

            The reason there are so many KIDS on the streets these days is the incredible increase in well-meaning but dangerous social programs that allow KIDS to leave home when their parents make a valiant effort to impose restrictions on them.  These same kids show up at General Assistance offices, get rent money, get food stamps, get everything, without ever having to get up in the morning to show up for a job and establish a work history.  The dangerous creation of IMITATION ADULTS.  They get all the benefits of society without ever having to work.  And then they learn about SSDI and claim “mood disorders” that are hard to disprove or to verify (think: ADD, ADHD, bipolar) and then they start to jump on the disability band wagon and by age 25 they receive a monthly check of $600 to $1000 and they will NEVER pay into social security but will take from it for over 50 yrs.  And we wonder why the system is groaning and creaking towards disaster.

          • Anonymous

            You can thank the Shaw House for that, they allow kids there that don’t want to follow rules at home.  All a kid has to do is show up and say they are abused and they are in and they do not make them try to go back home and there is nothing a parent can do.  My best friend just had this happen with his son who is 16, took off and is now living there and nothing police or anyone can do to get him home, pretty sad.  They don’t have to do anything there if they don’t want to so they roam downtow all day at pickering square!!

        • Anonymous

          thats the problem around here people don’t wanna except that change is going to happen no matter what. people in this town want jobs and money brought here the casino brings money to area businesses  it brings jobs  the waterfront concert series brings money and jobs. you gotta take the good with the bad there is crime everywhere  all we can do is try to raise our kids the best we can and hope they succeed in life. we all have demons in our past i dont care who you are . it’s 2012 not 1950 people.   I think the bottom line is people like yourself just cant handle that maine has caught up with the rest of the country. you had to know it would happen someday. it cant stay like leave it to beaver forever.

      • Anonymous

        they must die to decrease the surplus population.

    • Anonymous

      It appears you have some serious mental health issues. In fact, your demonstrating you are about to have a psychotic break.  Get some help.

      • Al Brady

         im not a psychotic break. you just wanna sit back and watch the city rot?

      • Anonymous

        Wow. . .and it’s attitudes like this that continue to help the problem grow!

    • Anonymous

      Bangor has alot of  problems but your ranting is neither insightful or inspiring..I was glad to hear you don’t live in Bangor..W/ all the crazies we have here we don’t need one more…I live in New Capehart (you know that seedy area)  I call it home…

      • Al Brady

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      • I know, everyone should just smile and nod.  Not rock the boat, right?  Crazy to voice an opinion that differs from yours.

        • Anonymous

          Theres a difference between having an opinion and being ignorant and insensitive to the people who knew these 3 people, humans, not animals, they were loved no matter what they were doing.

        • Anonymous

          oh was that what that was..an opinion!!!! People are DEAD, oh ya its the homeless, those of us who live in Capehart (new or old), druggies its what we deserve…Nicolle did not deserve to be murdered and it asinine to make such generalization….Keep on smiling

    • Anonymous

      I don’t agree with all of your post but you bring up many valid points that are dead on. It is encouraging to see your passion.

    • Anonymous

      If you don’t mind my saying it’s been going on for longer than 5 years. Without things for people to do, like jobs, there is high crime.
       If people can insure their kids until they are 26 years old, then no one should be getting any sort of taxpayer aid if they are under 27 years. They shouldn’t be in homeless shelters or sleeping in parks either.
       Where I live when you call the cops and tell them whose damaging your property or being threatening or stealing you tell them the name of the person but miss pronounce it a little the cops will correct you but won’t come.  Why because they are paid, according to what you say, and I have no doubt your correcct. to allow these troubled persons to create a problems for others. It’s about creating hopelessness so we can have a facist society.
      What my neighborhood is considering is to run cameras and tape, if the cops don’t come it’s all going on the internet.

    • Holy cow, Jesus is back guys, and his name is Al Brady.  Look out, judgement day is upon us, old Al is going to march down from Katahdin with two slates of granite that have the new commandments as penned by Al.  How about this, lets turn the old military installations in Limestone and Cutler into camps.  We’ll call them happy methadone camps, to get the right demographic.  Then when they show up with kids or whatever we can euthanize them so old Jesus Al Christ here can have a happy fulfilled life knowing he irradicated a group of people.  Yeah, its called ethnic cleansing when you do it to a race or religion, but its just ”cleaning up the streets” if you do it to “methadone” junkies and what not.  If you don’t like the methadone, than 20 years ago when you could have voted against it or voiced your opinion when it could have made a difference, you probably should have.  Now we have a large amount of people that are DEPENDENT on it because it was an option, and you all are crying about it ruining the world.  I guess 20 years ago when you were complaining about slick Willy getting some gratification from an intern in the Oval Office you should have been campaigning against these horrible drug clinics.  If you think its a crap hole now, wait, they’ll shut the clinics down and you think the pharmacy robberies and crime are bad now??  Just wait.

    • Anonymous

      u mad bro?

    • Anonymous

      You advise people who are homeless, addicts, etc get treatment before financial help?  Then you go on to advise that the help now available to them is the reason for this crime?    Nobody wants to be homeless, or to be unemployed.  I think you need to understand the problems more before you criticize the help being offered.  This isn’t a Bangor problem, it’s a National problem, and it’s not black and white.  It’s a complicated delema.  I am so sorry for the families of these people, and it’s obvious that the were all loved, and that they had tried at times to get out of a bad place.  This article was about the children, families and friends and thier unfathomable pain.  Again, I’m so sorry.

    • Anonymous

      ok…so being from New Jersey and seeing what happened to Atlantic City which was where they started putting up casinos…It doesn’t get any better and it does’nt create jobs..it creates…Drugs, Prostitution, Gambling, etc…the way to create jobs in this State is not the way they went about it…unfortunately you can’t get rid of casinos once they are here and it will get worse.  Sorry to say.  Well Said Al Brady

      • Anonymous

        Atlantic City.  Bingo.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent post Al, and as you have read many times on here i completely agree with you with everything that has been happening to Bangor.  It has to start with the laws and with the voters voting out city council members that are not interested in cleaning up the city and the MESS that has happened.  Bangor can be a beautiful and thriving city, but not if the city council is only interested in a few blocks from the Casino to the waterfront.

      • Anonymous

        Bangor doesn’t seem to distinguish between good money and bad money coming in.  A casino?  Certainly it provides tax revenues.  A strip club, certainly it provides tax revenues,  importing homeless, more tax revenues, all those other “here’s money, take our trash” programs do provide money.

        And what you’re left with is kinda a hell hole.   Some people will like all those sleazy things. They consume social services.  If you’re poor, a junkie, a gambler, a lover of strip clubs, a drug dealer, welcome to Bangor.  This is your dream city.  

        I’m a Conservative Republican, but looking at Bangor makes me think that zoning is good.  Can’t a casino, a strip club, methodone clinics, and all the rest of the awful be given their own exit off the highway, all together, surrounded by barbed wire, like in some post-apocalyptic movie.  

    • Briney

      Having someone yanked out of their car on Harlow Street, under a threat of death, was the last straw.  Let others scoff at your remarks. Agreed.  It is time that the City Council decides to clamp down.

      Methodone Clinics merely give the druggies another high in between their addictive doses of drugs.  Cold Turkey is the way to go.  Pan Handlers should be kept moving and after a warning given a taste of jail grub. The park behind the police station should be cleared of those cavorting on power poles, or, stretched out alongside the memorial.

      The triple homicide indicates that an outside cartel is more than likely involved in those slayings.  We need to double efforts in schools to fight drug use. 

      It is sad to see Bangor overrun by people hooked on drugs.  What a deplorable situation.

    • Anonymous

      Nice.  I’ve read some of your other posts, mostly snotty.

      What you’ve touched upon is that Bangor seems to be in 100% with the dollar for scum federal government programs.  I don’t see how Bangor makes any money if it spends all of its fedgov money on cops to control the scum they bought from the feds.

      So, “more cops” is not the solution.  Stop importing the homeless drug addict criminals.

      Bangor seems to be falling apart.  But is it BDN focusing only on the negative?  I was in Bangor a couple of weeks ago, and it didn’t seem crime ridden, but it was clearly lacking in other areas.  I have no idea if it’s Bangor or this website somehow magically (cookies?) pointing me to crime story after crime story after crime story.

    • I agree! There are some very valid points on here. There are some who want to pat themselves on the back and say look what I have done! Rather than knit pick some one else’s comment, and make accusations and assumptions, people should work together. I would assume the city of Bangor holds public meetings as other towns do. That is when everyone fed up should attend and voice their opinion in a respectful manor. Get a petition signed to call a meeting with the city to discuss such topics. 
      VOTE OUT THE D.A. IF YOU DON’T WANT HIM THERE! We live in a country who have the people vote. I personally dislike the job D.A. is doing but obviously the majority of the people disagree with me, or he ……..here it comes…….would not be in office! 

      Bangor, as well as other cities and towns, have been going this direction for years. It didn’t just happen over night. People just have not cared enough to recognize the crime until it started happening in their front yard. It is our fault for letting Bangor end up this way! How many of us have stopped “hanging out” with people who turned to drugs because we did not want the reputation? I am quite sure we have all known some one who we found out started using. The day we stopped “hanging around” them is the day we turned our backs to the need for a real true friend and positive influence in their lives.

      Rather than say how are you helping, or look what I have done, take a moment to say what more can I do. If one has the ability to help 83 Mainers keep gainful employment, that’s great. You are more fortunate than some. You need to ask yourself if you did that to purposely give the welfare mothers that chance, was it the whole reason that you decided to start a business, or did you do it to start a business and it just happened that way?

      The gift of giving should be done with Joy because you want to, not simply to have a card to play in a discussion about crime. We all have the ability to give something, whether it be money, friendship, help, advice, etc.  We CAN start to change this. If every one in Bangor could pick one topic, write a 250 word or less statement of why they feel that particular issue needs to be fixed…in a respectful manor, and offer the city council some advice on how we can start to change, we would see results. Every man woman and child. There would be roughly 20,000 + letters sitting on the mayors desk! They would have to be read. We all blog away on this website, argue with each other, agree, disagree, half agree, criticize each other and our motives, etc., well lets stop all of that. Lets work together and put our opinions on paper and fill the mayors office with advice. BDN, you should print one statement a day in your news paper in our words what we think. That way all of Maine can see that Bangor is taking action and we are serious about cleaning up Maine starting with our own front steps! Lets get Maine back to “the way life should be”!

    • Anonymous

      Well written and true. It’s the RATE of decline that bothers those of us  that have lived here all of our lives. People are just leaving their poor communities around eastern and northern Maine and landing here. Maine is a rapidly declining very poor state.There are no easy answers.

  • Al Brady

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    • Anonymous

      it makes me sick that people would pass the buck on their own choices that could have led to even this!  just because one never got “caught” doesnt make one less guilty the one who did. fact is that we all make poor choices and YES ALL OF OUR CHOICES EFFECT SOMEONE IN A POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE WAY! as stated above, these young adults were making choices they learned from watching their parents. the bible talks about GENERATIONAL SINS(sins of our fathers) but it also says GOD IS OMNIPOTENT AND ALL KNOWING SO IF HE IS NOT A LIAR HE KNOWS OUR BEGINNING FROM OUR ENDINGS AND AS MY YOUTH PASTOR TAUGHT ME THE BIBLE SAYS 
      “ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER TO THE GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD!” AND IF THAT IS TRUE AND GOD IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS THEN ALL THIS BAD HAS TO TURN INTO SOME GOOD! BUT SOME OF THAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY!! I loved nicolle and i hold a lot of guilt that i worked so much that for the last 8mths i did not even make a point to see her other then when i would run into her at irving! i was a lot like nicolle, not the drugs abut everything else! nicolle was stronger then me! she never let her life ruin her heart! she was loving and  kind and always WAS THAT PERSON YOU’D CALL IF YOU NEEDED SOMETHING cause come hell or high water if she didn’t have it she ‘d  make sure you had what you needed! 

      i agree that doing drugs and putting yourself in situations that compromise your character, your life and  disappoint the people around you. but for once can people NOT be so SELF CENTERED!! SHE MATTERED TOO!! HER HURTS ALL HER “STUFF” SHE FRIGIN MATTERED TOO!! AND SHE COULD SMILE AND HIDE IT ALL CAUSE SHE HAD TO BE STRONG FOR EVERYONE ELSE! BUT SHE NEEDED AND MATTERED TO!!!! SO STOP JUDGING HER! SHE WAS AMAZING!! HER FRIENDS MAY NOT LISTEN TO MUSIC YOU LIKE BUT THEY ARE GOOD FRIENDS! IF YOU COULD FIND ONE PERSON TO LOVE YOU LIKE HER 1000’S OF FRIENDS LOVED HER YOU’D BE LUCKY!! NOT EVERYONE IN HER LIFE WAS BAD!!!! WHY DOES EVERYONE NEED TO SHARE AN OPINION?? YOUR LIFE SO “TOGETHER” YOU GOT NOTHIN IN YOUR CLOSET TO CLEAN OR PUT IN ORDER? GOD HELP US ALL! THIS IS THE TIME WHEN WE NEED TO FIND AN ATLER AT A CHURCH AND FALL ON OUR FACES AN THANK GOD FOR SAVING US IN LIFE AND IN DESTINY!

  • How you stop this is by telling people smoking pot isn’t harmless. It get’s people killed in this country and others. We start judging and shaming people for their bad behavior.

    We have to teach people life is sacred in a life where nothing is sacred anymore.

    When we catch the subhumans who did this we make an example out of them by shooting them in the head and tossing the body into a ditch. We won’t do any of those things because it is barbaric and not “sensitive”.

    It’s not just drugs, it’s an attitude of doing what ever we want when we want without expectation of consequnce. I see this every day working for the Department of Justice. All of the violent crimes involve drugs and alcohol. People can drink and they can smoke but should they? Just saying.

    • Anonymous

      We will put you in charge of deciding whats types of behavior  is exceptable. OK.. you weren’t my first choice of  a facist leader but nobody else stood up.

      • I am a Libertarian, so I’m as anti authoritarian as they come, way to project what ever issues you have.

    • Anonymous

      You should NOT be a police officer if you really are (something I highly doubt)
      I thought they gave police officers mental health exams? So how much did you pay to get out of that?

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t see where he said he was a cop…..

        • Anonymous

          Not my fault you don’t know how to read.

      • I’m not a cop and from reading about the things you do we are a lot alike. At DOJ there are no drug test, Pot is practically legal in California (and I think it should be everywhere having worked in Corrections). You are reading way in to my post and I am sorry you are so angry. The only way we are going to stop this crap (which I see on a scale you couldn’t pathom in your day to day life) is to educate people of the risk. It’s sad to see this young kids die, worse that people think they deserve it. What we have to find is a way to make it as rare as possible.

        It’s great you are doing something instead of just complaining. I wish more people would get off their butts. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      What gets people killed is the fact that drugs are illegal.  If they were legal, no one would’ve died.  Oh, D o J.  Drugs being illegal means YOU get paid.  We need fewer laws and fewer government employees to enforce those laws.

  • This may seem heartless but this is natural selection. You aren’t going to stop it, not as soft as we are. Not when we don’t parent our kids, not when we fail to say what is right in front of us and speak of it for fear of being called racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. I work for California’s top cop and every crime I see involves drugs. I am actually for ending the war of drugs but as parents we have to set examples for our kids. We have to say certain behaviors are trashy like it or not.

    Maine is to soft to get rid of this, it is only going to get worse so get used to it or move away from Bangor. I hear gunfire frequently living in Sacramento. Avoid those areas and let Darwanism take care of people who don’t understand drugs are not harmless.

  • Anonymous

    t-shirts and jeans at a funeral?  What a bunch of red-necks.

    • Al Brady

      eh what can you expect…

      • Anonymous

         However, the t-shirts were a statement and were a nice tribute to Nicolle. God doesn’t really care how we dress, He just wants BITS (butts in the seats) and EARS (eager and receptive souls). We can only hope that some of the friends that needed His message heard it and will choose the right path going forward.

    • I’m sorry that most people don’t dress up like they would normally dress for a funeral. These people cared about their friends, family,and loved ones! It shouldn’t matter what people wear to a funeral. What should matter is that they are there for their loved ones. Stop being so judgmental. 

    • Anonymous

       For all the people judging the victims of this senseless act I would like to point out a verse in the bible found in Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”. In other words you don’t have the right to judge other people so for respect of the family and friends of the victims it would be best to keep your ignorant comments to ones self. 

  • Anonymous

    Instead of all the negativity ………do something nice for the victims children.   Donate to a scholarship fund or create one…. something???????. You have been challenged.   Can you be nice?The community needs to start somewhere. Create a public forum …voice your concerns in professional manner.(you state you went to Husson ( I do not see the professionalism) Lose the bigotry. Apply your research skills … obtain valid research  on replacement therapy to support your opinion.  Hint…SAMSHA. Also check  out Maine Board of medicine …..There are professionals who have addiction problems too—–.who work and pay their taxes. Therefore, drug addiction does not seek out the poor.  There are several methadone clinics in every state.   Obviously its working.

    • Anonymous

      Does methadone prevent vomiting when one reads outrageous comments?

      You comment is disturbing to say the least. Methadone, bringing junkies from all over the State of Maine, clearly isn’t helping the people of Bangor or our city in any, any, any way. Find one law enforcement official that tells you they prevent or reduce crime in Bangor. Just one. They should have a better idea than most.

      We are the bath salt capital of the USA. One major reason for the explosion in bath salts to Bangor is that bath salt doesn’t show up on many junkies “restrictive substance” list. We are encouraging a drug problem and that is the pronlem. 

      There are a ton of cons to methadone in a community but you clearly have your position. I hope you are open minded enough to change your opinion when the facts come your way.

      On the subject of this tradgedy. I pray for the ones left behind of the three victims. Everyone involved is too young, just way too young. Whoever did this is clearly evil and a reason I never leave home without my piece safely tucked away, chambered and ready to go. Evil people really do exist in our town and although the BAngor PD is one of the best in Maine about solving crime, we can’t expect them to prevent it, especially when we ask 3k drug addicts to come play in and around our neighborhoods and streets with our children.

      We need to get these methadone clinics out of here in a hurry and there are mechanisms in place to do that.

      • Anonymous

        I could not agree with you more about the methadone clincs here in Bangor, we have not one but three???  What message does that send to the drug dealers out there?  Let’s target Bangor, ME they have a huge drug problem so lets start dealing big time in Bangor.  Methadone is not the answer for addiction!!

        • Anonymous

           And even the addicts themselves will tell you that methadone is not the answer. Trade one habit for another and give the dealers a playground to visit in not one but 3 places in Maine’s 2nd largest city. Hmm…..Boxer1 where do we write these letters and who do we call? What do we tell them, I am game.

          • Anonymous

            Bangor is Maine’s 3rd largest city (which is pretty amusing)

          • Anonymous

            Write and call your city councilors and your state reps. There is an advisory group re: the methadone centers that meets at city hall. In the future the methadone clinic group is going to become part of the Bangor Public Health group. Go on the city website and you can find out times dates etc.. Nobody is paying attention or saying anything so the city hall types think everything is fine. Tell them you do not support any further expansion of treatment program in Bangor, tell your state rep you think funding should be cut, it is a $17 million a year program, approx. half  is transportation costs. The programs have a completion rate of around 2%, there idea of success is continuing in treatment not to be off methadone.

      • Anonymous

        Why don’t YOU try being a cop. They arrest these people all the time! What happens….. The judges let them go. I could never do it. They get a good slap in the face every arrest they make trying to clean the streets of Bangor up. I think we need to get together and demand change. Write letters, make phone calls and do some demanding. You can make up your mind that if something happened to the judges daughter, that guy wouldn’t walk for a while. 

        • In California we’ve had success treating drug crimes as a health issue rather than criminal issue and it’s given us pretty good results. It is rough seeing the methadone guys going through withdrawl in prison. There is currently a drug used in Europe that can get people through withdrawl in a short amount of time but last I heard the Feds were against it.

      • Anonymous

        Blah …blah …blah..At least we can agree on the 3 victims left behind. Bath salts is a different issue than replacement issue. If there was a research article from a law enforcement official I would be happy to entertain it. Unfortuntately, most police officers dont have a full understanding of the chemical process and changes on the brain after exposure to drugs. I agree replacement therapy will not work for bath salts, cocaine and others. However, methadone is a safe effective treatment for opiate addiction. Please become versed on the subject if your going to state your opinion. Guess what…..the professional your talking with someday…..chances are have an addiction problem. Do you smoke? If so,I dont appreciaite you polluting the air. Just you alone are toxic.

        • Anonymous

          the problem with methodone clinics is that they bring junkies with them.  Whether they’re effective or not, you don’t want them in your town.  Or casinos for that matter, or so many of the symbols of rot that Bangor has.

          • Anonymous

            RE:  Methadone treatment:  What the current model from Acadia (FOR PROFIT) ignores is that methadone, as a replacement therapy, was found to be effective only if 1)  the patient’s methadone does NOT become a mere replacement for the patient’s previous substance addiction, and 2) patients are REQUIRED to have a job and PAY FOR their own methadone treatment.  Instead, we call them Americans With Disabilities and pay for their treatment and wonder why methadone treatments horribly fails.  My source, in case all you bleeding heart liberals want to actually do the research is Carlton K. Erickson, The Science of Addition:  From Neurobiology to Treatment (2007).

          • Anonymous

            This is off topic and not pertaining to the article.

        • I live in an area with a number of heroine users, methadone patients, pot smokers, etc. and we don’t have very much violence at all and little crime. I don’t know if that is because Sacramento has a very hippie, everyone gets along attitude and the cops aren’t inclined to arrest every junkie unless they are actually hurting someone. It’s weird to read about this happening in Maine. I guess Maine is growing up or maybe organized crime isn’t keeping a lid on the violence like they do out here.

    • Anonymous

      those are great ideas . people would rather complain than get off there you know what and do something . They all wanna see change but do nothing to change it. stop complaining and start doing.  

      • Anonymous

        Thank you

  • Anonymous

    Grover is right there is no justification for what happened…only child molesters deserve that kind of violence!

  • Anonymous

    I think it is rather callous for people to say these people deserved to die the way they did because of the fact they were into drugs…pass your judgement as you smoke your cigs, chug on your beer, drink your coffee, take your anti-depressants and swallow your ED pills… I think you’ll find these poor people are not all that different from me or you.

    • Anonymous

      I dont’ think that is what they are saying,  I have no problem saying that drugs are bad and drugs kill.  These people did not deserve to die especially the way they did die.  It is sad and my heart goes out to their families and friends and their children.  It is such a waste and I think the message here is that if you get into that lifestyle you are subjected to stuff like this happening.  It would be wonderful if their were just some magic pill with no side effects that people could take to stay away from drugs!! However, nobody is immune to this type of lifestyle and yes it is by choice but we have no idea what these people went through and why they made the choices they made.  I am not judging them by any means, they were human beings that had their life cut short due to the violence that goes along with this lifestyle and nobody deserves this……I hope they rest in peace and that there will be an arrest made soon and justice will be served. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends who are all dealing with a big loss.  God Bless….

  • Anonymous

     none of you are doing anything to change anything so why dont you all stop with all the B.S. and let these people have there time to grieve  . oh and Al could you not write a novel next time . try using the time it took to write the book you wrote on here to go out and make a difference . go help someone instead of degrading them. none of this crap has anything to do with this story. these people are grieving whether you approved of there life style or not. have a little compassion.   

    • Anonymous

      People don’t dare to help, they’d rather hide behind their computers and talk like they know something, which they dont.  Donate to Nikki’s baby Mia, support someone you know needs help, but surely get off this computer typing your ignorance for something you have no clue even a portion about.

      • Anonymous

        i really dont know much about the whole thing i can just imagine what these peoples friends and family are feeling . i agree with you people should do more to help people. but we live in a world the would rather judge and degrade people.

        • Anonymous

          I am the person in the interview above, and I’ll tell you feel like hell, and makes it even worse to hear the degrading things from people who couldnt have made it one day in Nikki’s shoes.

          • Anonymous

            She was a brave soul, very loved and I am so sorry this had to happen. She didn’t stand much of a chance and did her best to beat this thing. May she and her friends rest in peace and the baby be well taken care of and have lots of good things said about her Momma, not the bad trash talk.

          • Anonymous

            don’t let it get to you . my brother was hit buy a car crossing the street and killed . You wouldn’t believe all the rude heartless things people say on here. people hide behind there computers i bet 90percent of the people who make these heartless comments wouldn’t say them in person. keep you head up.  no matter the circumstances you and the other family and friends of the victims deserve your time to grieve and heal.   

      • If there is anything that I could do, I am here! This situation was very sad and quite shocking to hear that this all happened in Bangor, Maine! But, I am here for moral support and to help out the victims families!

    • Anonymous

       What sense is it to grieve the loss of someone you loved if you aren’t going to try and learn a lesson from their loss? It does not honor the dead to learn nothing from how they lived their lives. I am certainly not defending Al, but I don’t think Al is trying to criticize, he is trying to make us think. You can’t help people who don’t want to be helped. I mean absolutely no disrespect. The loss of these young people has broken my heart. 

      • Anonymous

        do you know for a fact that someone hasn’t learned something from all this ? maybe there children in the future when they here what happen to there parents. im not saying they were angels but i m not gonna sit here and judge them either. none of us when we were kids said i wanna sell drugs or use drugs when i grow up. Things happen in life, people dont always make the right choice at the right time.  im sure all 3 of these people had good in them . if we spent more time trying to help people  instead of degrading them and throwing them under the bus because they need maine care or food stamps or if maybe people that needed help mentally could get it without taking out a mortgage  there would be less people making bad choices. you would be surprised on how many people might do the right thing if they have the resources. but society cares more about money than helping people.

  • Anonymous

    Like I said in this interview, on every comment, and will continue, if you cant have respect for the people in that car, have respect for the people who loved the people in that car.

    • Anonymous

      Just maybe the victims in that car should have had respect for their children and families and not been doing drugs that put them in this position to be killed like animals.  The families and friends would not be in grief now..just another way of looking at this…but jeas..why just not make heros of these losers!

      • Anonymous

        Maybe you should consider your children and not go to work today because someone might kill you. These people went out to have fun with friends and ended up dead. They couldn’t have known what would happen to them, just like you and I can’t know whether or not we’ll be coming home to our families tonight. They may not be heroes, but they deserve justice and their friends deserve the right to not read comments from judgmental individuals like yourself who don’t know a damned thing about them. 

        • Anonymous

          “have fun with friends”…maybe we should start there..there is fun and then there is dangerous fun..at what age do you see danger???  I should think becoming a parent would make someone a bit more responsible and if their childhood was awful you would think they would make it better for their child.  I just find no excuse for drug use. Then getting involved with these crazy drug dealers and getting in debt to them.  You have to know that is going to end badly.  I just hope that other others doing this learns a lesson from all of this.  Give some thought before you go partying…choose your company very carefully.

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure none of us condone drug use but the bottom line is that you’re making an attempt to justify what happened to these three people. BECAUSE YOU USE DRUGS DOES NOT MEAN YOU DESERVE TO DIE AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. Sure, better choices could have been made, but that does not make them “losers” nor does it mean their deaths are any less tragic for those who loved them. But we all can’t be ask perfect as Mags, I suppose. 

          • Anonymous

             I wish Nicolle’s involvement with drugs just extended to using.   I have sympathy for her daughter, who will now grow up without a (biological) mother.  However, I can’t feel a lot of sympathy for somebody who was pushing this poison on to others.

          • Anonymous

            I hadn’t heard or read that yet. Wasn’t aware. Terrible, and people wonder why the war on drugs continues.

          • Anonymous

            right.  If drugs were legal, none of this would’ve happened.

          • Anonymous

            Where did you get that she was slingin? The only thing the cops have released was past records and she didn’t have a trafficking charge on there. That can happen to anybody. Simply because everyone has their price. All it takes is one little conversation for your money dreams to come true. She lived with me in 05 and she had a kind and grateful heart that made my parents fall in love with her. She truely had the heart of an angel that could never catch a break.

          • Anonymous

            I can’t / won’t get into details, but a lot changed with Nicolle in the past seven years.  I don’t know the other two victims, but I did know Nicolle, and she was wrapped up in some really serious stuff that hasn’t been reported.   I don’t know a lot about the night of her death, but based upon the events in her life over the past year or so, I’m not a bit surprised.  She made some really, really selfish and terrible decisions over the past year, and sadly they left her daughter motherless.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve since left the area for va but have seen her when I’ve been up. You should probably talk to an investigator. If your willing to jump to those conclusions and judge her like that you must have some pretty solid leads or evidence. Either that or you feel like smearing this young lady’s name before you know what happened.

          • Anonymous

            The investigators already know what Nicolle was involved in.  It’s not “jumping to conclusions” so much as alluding to the very real, very factual circumstances of her life.

            When an arrest is ultimately made, the details should ultimately come out.  Until then, those who knew Nicolle should be honest about the person that she was, rather than who they wanted her to be.  She’s a victim here, but a victim who knew what she was risking.  I get a little sick to my stomach when I read about what a good mother she was, when that is the farthest possible thing from the truth.  I wish she was still here, but my #1 emotion is anger, for the choices she made that will now stay with her daughter the rest of her life.

          • Anonymous

            So saying that you witnessed her slinging is safe to say then. Until you have been an accessory to her alleged illegal activities it’s all rumor. Yes until the details come out don’t jump to conclusions. The only facts we have is 3 people left with a man who knew 2 of them. He was in a white car with RI plates. Now 3 people are dead. Those are the facts.

          • Anonymous

            Mags is not perfect…not by a long shot…but he is smart enough to keep his nose clean…they may have not deserved to die..but its a known fact you put yourself in the position anything can happen..is like russian roulette.

          • Anonymous

            Scenerio: If ever a time comes, god forbid, that you get robbed and or shot at gunpoint someday just going to the grocery store or in front of the Empire state Building the other dayis it okay to go  ahead and blame you, the victim, because you were at the wrong place at the wrong time? Will it matter what you were doing 10 minutes before or 10 months before? Would you rather we all judge you because you happened to be where you were and and didnt deserve it or come up with a story of how maybe you were in that area buying drugs or something. afterall, there was noone there to witness it other than the person who robbed you.  And would it be okay to know we all judged you because of things you did or didnt do in your life or be a moral human being and mourn your death and have sympathy for your children and family you left behind? ?  Just once. I would like for someone to put themselves in someone else’s shoe, someone else’s life for even one second.

        • Anonymous

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      • Anonymous

         Sadly, the people in that car are victims of their parents’ bad decisions, not to pass the blame, but nobody gets a start in life without having parents. We shape our children’s futures and it is up to us as parents to help them be strong and make the decision to say NO to drugs. These people were human beings. They may have made bad choices and they may have been thinking only of themselves when they chose the drugs, but none of us can pretend to know what their inner personal struggles were and why they did not draw on the strength they needed to take the path that would have kept them here. Only God knows the answers. We know what the news has reported, but we do Not know their personal thoughts and many of us don’t understand the destructive and disastrous hold drugs had on a couple of them to say the least. It takes a very strong child to say no to their ‘friends’ and as a parent, it is my job to train them how to say no to those people and recognize the dangers of ‘making deals’ with their so-called friends. If my kid has $5 and I don’t know where it came from, you can bet they’re going to get the 3rd degree because I love them and it only takes once for them to learn how to make money the wrong way. At least two of the kids in this car simply did not have what my children have. It is devastating to a mother’s heart (and in many cases a father’s heart), and change can only happen if we are teaching our children who their real friends are and how to be one.

        I’ve heard these beautiful young people called low life, among other awful names to call someone who was the Victim of a horrific crime. They are and were not low life by God’s standards. They were His children, and their earthly parents, in at least 2 out of 3 cases, did them wrong. The young people were living what they learned….after all, Dan and Nicolle’s parents did not make their well-being a priority when making the dangerous choices they made either, some of which put their children in direct jeopardy.

        My fervent prayer is that these kids’ killer(s) get the justice deserved on earth, because Lord knows, they will get it when they meet their maker. Two wrongs may not make a right, but it would certainly be sweet justice to allow the animals who did this to be stoned (literally) to death by the parents of the one we know for sure had no idea what getting in that car meant for his future. I hope they find the responsible parties and throw them in jail for the rest of their lives.

        That being said, it is unlikely the responsible parties will be found unless there is solid evidence leading authorities to them. This may have happened in Bangor to people well known to local Bangor residents, but it reeks (sp?) of something Way bigger than this town alone.

        • Anonymous

          i didn’t know anyone of these 3 young people, but i can say that they didnt deserve to be murdered. yes the risk are high for something bad to happen to anyone involved in drug use. and to say only one parent knew for sure their child had no idea what was coming when he entered that car that night is ridiculous as im sure the other 2 victims didnt get into that car thinking they might be murdered either.they wouldnt of gotten into the car if they thought that. what could they have possibly done to deserve being murdered. NOTHING! and yes we as parents are to teach and guide our children but that doesnt mean they’re going to always listen.  we can only hope and pray that they make the right choices. my heart goes out to all 3 of these victims families and friends. and i hope with all my heart that the ones left behind who might be involved in drugs learn from this and get help and clean up their own lives. but noone deserves to be murdered

    • Anonymous

      These “victims” did not respect their loved ones.  If you love and respect your family, you don’t put yourself in those positions.  Late night partying, smoking pot, hanging out with shady people…responsible parents and partners do not do those things.

      • Anonymous

        I agree Dave…not a place for a parent to be.

    • Anonymous

      I am so sorry for your loss Holly,and I am also sorry that alot of people have lost the ability to feel compassion.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you!! From all the friends involved, we appreciate that.

    • Anonymous

      if your friends are losers you probably should expect some of these comments

      • Anonymous

        Please read Nicolle’s obituary and then come back again with a “loser” comment.  Nicolle did many good things for the communities in which she lived.  She sadly got caught up in something that happens far too often, to good people, bad people, rich people, poor people.  Drug addiction does not discriminate or profile & being violently murdered is not something that is asked for by ANYONE.

      • Anonymous

        you probably dont even know any of these people so why would you say that? and why is your comment even still on here ? whats up BGDN. 

      • Anonymous

        With comments like yours are we to assume u are a loser..?

  • Anonymous

    Peace and love to those that were murdered and their families.     These young people were VICTIMS.   Let us not forget that.   We must have more compassion for those that struggle with addiction, are childhood survivers of the “system”, all all that have less than we do.   We need to get our priorities straight and take care of those that need us.

  • Anonymous

    Yup. I do have a tattoo on my arm, know fhe significance behind it. I am actually a college graduate and a social worker, so before you try to pass judgement, know something.

    • Anonymous

      Good call. thats what im talking about. :) he probably has blue jeans and has had at least 1 cigarette in his life. maybe he even has a tattoo .

  • Jonathan Erskine

    It seems to me that the RI man went to the house to get Borders, as stated. The other 2 went along for the ride to smoke a little pot. In retrospect a really bad choice. These 3 people may have made a mistake, but they weren’t murderers, and by various accounts weren’t necessarily all that bad. The murderer is bad and all efforts should be focused on the capture and arrest of this individual. If he rented a car then it should be obvious who it is and is in hiding. I watched a conference of mayors on C-Span last week. Their figures on homicide show that about 90% of killings are gang related and the perpetrators and victims all know each other. This is a very small sector of society which unfortunately spills over to the larger community. Homelessness, unemployment, drug use, pan handling whatever may be larger problems percentage wise, but it’s mostly gangs that are responsible for killings like this. My sympathy to the families of the victims, but there probably is a gang connected to this. This gang is probably based in the RI, Conn, or NY area not downtown Bangor.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been two weeks since these senseless murders and Still nothing from the police on if they have ANY leads…ddnt really expect them to be forthcoming and transparent…Typical Bangor.

  • Anonymous

    These were young people with a life ahead of them.No matter what they were doing,they should not be murdered.No one is perfect.We all did things as teens that we regret.Save your judgements until you have looked inside your self,and found perfection. God bless these kids and the family and friends of each of them.I wish there was a way to end their sorrow.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think they deserved to be murdered, but it doesn’t look like they have much of a life ahead of them.   Using/dealing drugs,  time in prison, collecting wellfare, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Reality check.. When we hide from the truth we learn nothing…

  • Anonymous

    does anybody wanna talk about how bad the person who killed these people is. i think murder is a lot worse than doing drugs. And how hard is it to find out who rented a white pontiac whith that license plate number around that time jeez.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, it’s easier to throw the victims under the bus and trash them instead of worrying about a sick and twisted individual who is out there roaming our streets after committing a triple homicide.  People seem to forget that this person is still out there, and God forbid, that the next person taken is one of your family members or friends, and the trash talk starts about them.  It seems that it must always be assumed that the people involved in something like this are always these horrible people that ask for something like this to happen.  Be real here & get a grip.

  • Anonymous

    This forum is about “Funeral services for the victims”  Has anyone thought  of some charitable event , contribution, scholarship fund for the children. or just something nice to say for the childrens sake. Yet to see a public forum created for a zero tolerence. The cylce needs to stop somewhere. Objective view points welcome. 

    • Anonymous

      Here’s a post from the father of the young woman whose van was carjacked by the Bangor druggie this weekend:”My daughter is the one that had her van stolen in this article. She just found out that the van is totalled. 4660.00 in damages. She called her insurance and the van has only liability. They will not cover this. So she was the one that had her vehicle stolen and totalled, had her cash stolen out of the van and no one is responsible for this???? So this guy will be out laughing about this in no time and moving onto another victim….while my daughter is on foot with 3 little kids. I just don’t get it.”
      Yeah, poor Nicole, she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Listen, you play with fire, you get burned.  Save your sympathy for TRUE VICTIMS.

      • Anonymous

        I truely feel sorry for you> Just be glad your daughter survived. Im sure the families of the 3  wish they had survived.

      • Anonymous

        what does this have to do with 3 young children (one of them still in utero)Your daughter obviously is a teenager.Your comparing apples to oranges. At this point, I am not discussing Nicole. I am discussing 3 very young vulnerable children.Bring civil charges against the culprit.Of course the Culprit is responsible. These children are true victims. We have a moral responsibility to protect and help children. At least, that is my Christian belief. Does your daughter need help with her vehicle? I would be happy to offer some form of assistance. Its a shame you wont help your ur 3 grandchildren who are on feet.

      • Anonymous

        My sympathy to your daughter, instead of judging others, you might want to give your daughter and grandbabies a ride.

  • Anonymous

    I really think you guys shouldn’t blame it just on Bangor its how these people choose to live their life I am a recovering drug addict/alcoholic and was the worst of the worst of them, and did my playing in Portland where I lived, try going down there and staying for a week u will appreciate small little Bangor, ME. Now I have been sober for almost 2 years and am having a baby and going back to school….my point is it’s all how you chose to live your life people want that way of life cause if not they’d change, I love how people say they can’t help it that’s BS If i can clean up and live a good life ANYBODY can. Also there should be more rehabs other then Wellspring and Crossroads and the Manna rehab saved my life and jail isn’t rehab if the state is so tired of this crime and drugs then make more options for addicts to go instead of on the street cause when your at the point those people at the shelter your not just gonna one day wake up and say I wanna get a job and clean up not gonna happen it takes lots of time and TREATMENT and there isn’t enough of it up here u gotta wait 2 months for a bed at most places and in those 2 mts someone could be dead and Maine Care is cutting most people anyway so who could afford a decent treatment center…

  • Anonymous

    I really think you guys shouldn’t blame it just on Bangor its how these people choose to live their life I am a recovering drug addict/alcoholic and was the worst of the worst of them, and did my playing in Portland where I lived, try going down there and staying for a week u will appreciate small little Bangor, ME. Now I have been sober for almost 2 years and am having a baby and going back to school….my point is it’s all how you chose to live your life people want that way of life cause if not they’d change, I love how people say they can’t help it that’s BS If i can clean up and live a good life ANYBODY can. Also there should be more rehabs other then Wellspring and Crossroads and the Manna rehab saved my life and jail isn’t rehab if the state is so tired of this crime and drugs then make more options for addicts to go instead of on the street cause when your at the point those people at the shelter your not just gonna one day wake up and say I wanna get a job and clean up not gonna happen it takes lots of time and TREATMENT and there isn’t enough of it up here u gotta wait 2 months for a bed at most places and in those 2 mts someone could be dead and Maine Care is cutting most people anyway so who could afford a decent treatment center…

  • Anonymous

    RE:  Methadone treatment:  What the current model from Acadia (FOR PROFIT) ignores is that methadone, as a replacement therapy, was found to be effective only if 1)  the patient’s methadone does NOT become a mere replacement for the patient’s previous substance addiction, and 2) patients are REQUIRED to have a job and PAY FOR their own methadone treatment.  Instead, we call them Americans With Disabilities and pay for their treatment and wonder why methadone treatments horribly fails.  
    My source, in case all you bleeding heart liberals want to actually do the research is Carlton K. Erickson, The Science of Addition:  From Neurobiology to Treatment (2007).

  • Anonymous

    So all of you people have lived perfect lives and have never made a bad descion? This article was not put on here for you people to put your two cents In. Its about how people payed theIr respects to these 3 victims. How would you feel if this happened to one of your family members? Would you slam them on bdn? Would you make ignorant remarks about them? Have some respect. You wonder why Bangor is the way it is now a day’s. You people aree the reason with your senseless ways of tthinking

    • Anonymous

      I have a family member who has been in this element for years, If he was killed because of his lifestyle I would not morn. I would not expect anyone else to morn for him either…

      • Anonymous

        Wow I’m sure your family members loves you to.

  • Anonymous

    Ive read the name nick sexton and now, greg randall connected with this crime…Just wondering if others have as well…

    • Anonymous

      Not a wise idea to throw names out of people you aren’t sure are connected

    • Anonymous

      Where is greg randall out of Maine or south?

      • Anonymous

        Maine

  • Anonymous

    My sympathy for the family and friends of the 3 murdre victoms. Their death is just as tragic as any death is and for some to say they deserved it because of their lifestyle is asinine.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Really?
      You do get this is Bangor Maine, right? The whole pretending to be thugs crap is a large factor in why this stuff transpired. You wanna accurately represent “yo set” pretend to be a lumberjack, or a hipster like everyone else in Bangor.
      I’m really hoping you wrote your post sardonically, otherwise, you’re really part of the problem.

  • Anonymous

    line em up….. 

  • Anonymous

    Cry me a river.  Better off without them

  • I understand that you all need to do your “venting” but how about NOT posting it on something that was a horrible situation that you all know very well the families of these victims are reading !!! Have some damn respect people in this case your showing your ignorance by writing all this crap on this article ! You think that because the victims had frigging criminal history”s that you can sit here and assume why they are no longer with us!!!! How dare any of you assume that you know anything. I am disgusted by the comments I have read on any articles about this!!! Any of you that don’t know these people you have no right to say negative things about any of them because you don’t know them. And just because the people at the BDN write this unneeded information does NOT justify anyone writing their ignorant comments and certainly does NOT justify what happened to them!!!! I really wish that they would make it so people cant comment on these articles.

    • Anonymous

      dido

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