September 25, 2017
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Comments for: Former Mechanic Falls police chief to serve no jail time in poaching case

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like the son should go to jail.

  • Anonymous

    Now lets see how many other poachers and drug dealers get such a sweet sentence! I don’t care if he saved 50,000 people from a burning building. As far as destroying his reputation…that’s only what OTHER people think of you. Character is what counts, that’s when you do what’s right when no one else is looking and there is no applause or reward to be given. The judge gets no points for listening to the big fat sob story from the defendants lawyer!

    • StillRelaxin

      I can see where the judge might want to go a “bit” lightly but this looks more like a get out of jail free card. I would have looked at it this way, if you’re healthy enough to go traipsing around in the Maine woods after dark killing wildlife, your probably healthy enough to spend a substantial amount of time in jail with others who have broken the law just like you.

  • Anonymous

    What a surprise, a cop gets lenient treatment. If you break the law such as this, you should serve time. If you die in prison, so what. The son has been in treatment for a year, congratulations. Part of the recovery process is taking responsibility for your past actions. Now go to jail and pay for your crimes. I can hear it now, “I can’t go to jail I have to care for my poor sick Father” and he walks too. The B.S. about not being able to care for him in prison? It is just that.

    • jerrymyx

      until you walk in their shoes..You would want him to get the death penalty huh? That is what prison would do to this man.. He is suffering from 2 major illnesses! I applaud the Judge for having the good judgement to stand alone, knowing her decision was going to be publicly frowned upon with disdain!!

      • Anonymous

        Just liberty and justice for all is what I ask. I guess we should turn out the sick people from prison if we utilize your logic. It would save the taxpayers money I guess. He could die walking down the street and getting hit by a car, or struck by lightning as well.

        • jerrymyx

          this is not a reply but a personal rant. Again…. Question?, Did you want him to get the death penalty??

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for your critique of my post (your rant). Yes,I think drug dealers should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I think members of law enforcement should be held to a higher standard than others when they transgress the law and are found guilty. I worked in law enforcement for 30 years. I do not believe that entitles me to any special regard in the courtroom. That is why I stay out of them and conduct my personal affairs in such a manner as not to break the law and expect preferential treatment.The law does not specify if you are sick, crippled or crazy and should be applied equally without prejudice. If that means his life ends in prison and he suffers, so be it. It was his choice to live his life in such a manner. He was healthy enough to trot around the woods killing every animal he saw in 2 different states, surely he is healthy enough to go lay in a cell and watch TV all day. Ya want to dance, ya got to pay the fiddler. I am sure even with your limited ability to reason you can comprehend that.

          • jerrymyx

            Your personal insult.. duly noted; however I am not offended, considering ! AGAIN, Do you not know how to answer a simple question…
            QUESTION Do you think he should have received the death penalty? I personally despise drugs and despise Sellers worse than Users; and have said so many times on this BDN comment section! This article is NOT about drugs alone or poaching deer! Your being in Law Enforcement (Clap) is not the issue here, but seeing that you gave it up, I do believe, you should have retired a lot sooner!!!

          • Anonymous

            Sorry they made me do 30, I’m glad you weren’t offended because no insult was intended, I just notice you are having difficulty comprehending not only my comments but others as well. When reviewing your writing style I think I understand why. Try buying a dictionary if the big words are troublesome for you to comprehend. I answered all I’m going to, move on to the next person.

          • jerrymyx

            I just notice you are having difficulty comprehending… should have typed noticed……not notice…..

            get that business dictionary as well…

      • Henderson bobby

        The Brownville mother was sick too but she got a year in Jail for letting a few kids drink. This man is a drug dealer.

        • jerrymyx

          was it the same judge? .. dd he sell his own meds to his own son?

          • Henderson bobby

            She did not sell drugs . Or jack deer.

          • jerrymyx

            did he sell drugs to the public?

          • Anonymous

            His son might have sold those drugs to someone else.

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  • Anonymous

    A mounted Hawk! I thought having a bird of pray was a felony offense,,I guess it doesnt apply if your a former cop. Absoultely NO Justice served here!

    • Anonymous

      And an Owl! Probably a spotted one! I have absolutely heard it all! This just makes me sick, not long ago they sent a dying woman to prison, they pleaded for her not to go…..she died right there shortly after being sent. It aint hard for a nurse to give meds out at the proper time. There are plenty of people in his position, just not ex-cops. The kid will walk too. Our justice system sucks! Absolute embarressment!!

      • Anonymous

        Well said, and very true.

  • Guest

    Stress does indeed make a person ill.

  • Anonymous

    boo hoo and were supposed to feel sorry for these people that have broken these laws ! Well lets just find some sob story for all the criminals cause everyone has one–Do the crime do the time–regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Joker Justice.

    What a steaming pile of BS!

  • Rocky4

    Just two more dirtbags living and breathing amongst us. Cop, schmop…..
    who cares. Looks like the past year’s karma has not been kind but the
    two FELONS should go to jail.

  • Anonymous

    The judged missed a huge opportunity here. She could have set an example to other illegal hunters and also drug dealers by sentencing him to the max and she didn’t. Shame on you judge MaryGay Kennedy.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think we should label the cops as the bad people…in this case it is the Judge who made the decision as it usually is. Cops may seem to get a lenient sentence (I do agree) but it’s not their fault, they don’t do the sentencing. We need new Judges. And we need to remember all the great cops out there who don’t get themselves into this type of mess to begin with.

  • Anonymous

    They have nurses employed within the prisons & jails to manage the health of inmates. This is pure B.S. that his health is too fragile for jail, the general public are viewed as idiots I guess. This is just giving other inmates & criminals leverage when they commit crimes & are sentenced to incarceration. He’s wiping a tear away, give us a break!!!!!.

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  • Anonymous

    This chef must have spit on few low lifes before calling them worthless pieces of crap.. probably embellished crimes to get people longer jail terms. WOW!! equal justice seems to have met it’s limitations.

  • Captain Kangaroo

    This guy shows up for his sentencing looking like he just crawled out of a dumpster?

  • Anonymous

    He looks sad.

  • jerrymyx

    too keep it simple! I am not in the least one bit surprised at the lack of empathy for another human being ! It is the way this NEW world has gone!!! This judge, made a decent judgement decision, because of the circumstances surrounding this man’s health! To be so blessed with a caring judge , is almost non existent!!!

  • Anonymous

    The judge failed to weigh in his Penn. conviction and criminal history…errr I mean excuse them in her idea of justice.

  • Anonymous

    They don’t have the funds the means or the skills to take care of his medical needs so he gets no jail time but it is on his records…. So i guess if you are really sick you can commit crimes and not have to worry about jail time!!!!

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