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Comments for: Maine prison sees more minorities than the rest of the state

  • Somerset County Superior court

    the only person to get life in jail for  a non  murder crime was a young black male
    the only drug person to get 10 years or more for drug crimes was a black male

    Both in the past 3 years

    • Anonymous

      That may be true, but what I saw on this site was more Native Americans,  and,  believe it or not,  Asians!,  and quite a lot of  “unknown ethnicity”.  So this subject is not just black and white.

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately, you will see more Native Americans for the simple reason that they wish to live on their reservations and have the highest unemployment rates in the state. I do believe there is a direct correlation between unemployment and crime.

    • Anonymous

      BTW….This is a neat site to thumb around,  if nothing but Dancing with the Stars is on.  I think you’ll notice that they all look almost the same.  I don’t mean to stereo type,  but you can almost call the molesters before you read the offense.  

    • Anonymous

      The only thing stopping cops from selling drugs in Maine is a civilian police review board

      see link for full story
      http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220116chief_seeks_fix_theft_by_rogue_cop_spurs_call_for_random_drug_tests/srvc=home&position=1

      Chief: Drug testing key to stopping rogue cops
      By Matt Stout
      Monday, January 16, 2012 –
      The police chief hunting for the “rogue cop” who swiped drugs from Attleboro Police Department’s evidence room said random drug testing could have prevented the theft — and he’s calling on Beacon Hill to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.

      • Anonymous

        A civilian review board is definitely in order.  Polygraph and random drug tests for all law enforcement and lawyers and judges most definitely is the order of the day. 

        • Anonymous

          I would hope the hacks would see the benefits for creating a separate school for judges
          with different requirements than those for lawyers.
          I am also pushing to have law taught in grades 1-12 so when you graduate from high school you could pass the Maine Bar exam.

    • Anonymous

      Well do you wish to baby sit the black male who did his level best to hack to death a man and his 10 year old daughter? Do you really want a person who could do this out on the street? Of any race? He is a monster, that he is black has nothing to do with the fact that this guy is a menace.

  • Institutionalize racism!

  • Anonymous

    Might be more interesting if one could read the legend.

  • Anonymous

    So according to your pie charts, most minorities are criminals. 

    • Anonymous

      I think something about a minority of the minorities of Maine, are a minor majority in our prison system.  Phhhh!  I just blew my mind!

      • Anonymous

        does this blow your mind?

        Retired Nutley DEA agent arrested, charged with sexual assault of an underage, mentally disabled girl
        Thursday, January 05, 2012

        http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/retired_nutley_dea_agent_arres.html
        NUTLEY — A retired DEA agent was arrested today after allegedly sexually abusing an underage, developmentally-delayed girl for almost five years, according to a statement issued by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

        • Anonymous

          Ms,  I believe that you should post one of your dirty cop stories under ever one of ipledgemysacredhonors comments. 

      • Anonymous

        87 percent of the prisoners are white

        So they think this is news because Maine has so few minorities? Maybe the article should elaborate the point.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the point here?  Should our prison population be based on a quota system relative to the ethnic makeup of Maine’s population?  If so, we need better policing.

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      see link for full story

      http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120114/ARTICLE/301149994/0/NEWS

      Police Capt. James Lee Foy has been fired.

      By PHIL ATTINGER
      Lakeland Ledger
      Saturday, January 14, 2012

      LAKE WALES – A veteran Lake Wales police officer was fired Friday for failing to disclose that he pleaded no contest in 1985 to having sex with a teenage girl in Bradenton.

      Capt. James L. Foy, 51, was placed on paid leave from his $66,000-a-year job on Dec. 6 — the day his past was revealed in a Herald-Tribune story that was part of an investigative series examining how unfit Florida police officers remain on the job.

      The story covered how Foy had pleaded no contest to having sex with a 15-year-old girl in 1985 when he was working as a police officer in Bradenton.

      Foy was 24 years old and had been a Bradenton police officer for three years. A judge agreed to withhold adjudication, meaning Foy was not formally convicted of the offense.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe they want to prosecute crime on a curve, or sliding scale, much like the educational testing these days. Of course, don’t keep score either, there are no winners and losers these days.

      • Anonymous

        Does this mean you get 5 extra (get out of jail free) points if you are a minority?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a need for some affirmative action. Go out and arrest white people at random and jail them until the prison population more accurately reflects the racial makeup of the general population.
    Problem solved.

  • Anonymous

    That’s simple: just let all of the minorities out of prison.
    Duh!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, wonder what the problem is here, eh?
    http://rt.com/usa/news/planting-utica-car-pocket-215/
    Cop caught planting drugs (VIDEO)

    Published: 05 January, 2012, 01:49

    Ultica cops in hot water after video of a search went viral
    (11.3Mb) embed video

    Two cops in Upstate New York are under investigation for allegedly planting
    narcotics in the car of a couple pulled over in the city of Utica.

    The Utica Phoenix newspaper has come in possession of the recording and has
    since uploaded an excerpt of the footage to the Web. In the clip, a
    Utica Police Department officer is seen ushering a suspect in handcuffs
    away from his vehicle, then approaching the driver-side door, reaching
    into his back pocket and pulling out a small baggie. The officer then
    crawls into the car, appears to drop the item in question and shortly
    thereafter exits the vehicle with the drugs that were allegedly
    confiscated from the car.

    According to the Venice Ervin of a
    local NAACP chapter, the clip clearly shows Officer Paul Paladino, a
    white officer, planting evidence in the car of two black suspects.

  • Anonymous

    Charts, graphs, and statistics can show whatever you want them to. This chart says 95% of Maine people are white, but it doesn’t take into account that the sourthern half of the state has over 50% of the state’s population. There is bound to be more racial diversification in the sourthern half. And, since there are more people, and so more crime, the people committing those crimes are going to be more racially diversified as well. I’m not saying people in the north don’t commit crimes. I’m just saying with more people, you’re bound to have more crime. It would be interesting to see a chart notating what towns these inmates came from, and then cross reference their race.  

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you. I thought the same but you wrote it well (and first!).

    • Anonymous

      I agree it would be nice to see a breakdown of where Maine’s prisoners originated from.

  • I didn’t need BDN to tell me this…I already saw it on the “Shawshank Redemtion”.

  • Anonymous

    you do the crime, you do the time. no mater what color you are.

  • Anonymous

    There is no biological basis for assorting humans according to race.

    Yet racism exists.

    Why?

  • Guest

  • Guest

    ….

  • Anonymous

    If they’d stop bringing drugs from MA & NY they wouldn’t end up in a Maine prison!

  • Anonymous

    Who would of thunk it?

  • Kitchell

    So based solely on statistics, the story title should read “Maine’s incarcerated criminals are mostly Black”. 

    • Anonymous

      But they are not.

  • Anonymous

    If only the hacks could read, eh?
    see link for full story
    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/287-124/9492-the-mathematics-of-racism
    The Mathematics of Racism

    Russell Simmons and Dylan Ratigan,  News

    17 January 12

     

    we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, it appears
    we are a far less prejudiced country than we once were. Individual
    expressions of racism are less tolerated than ever, we have an
    African-American President, and African-Americans are increasingly being
    accepted into executive suites. Yet when we look closer, we find that
    Greedy B*stards have rebranded racism and made it acceptable again, by
    calling it “the war on drugs.”

    These statistics compiled by New York Times columnist Charles Blow and author Michelle Alexander (author of The New Jim Crow) are mind-blowing.

    Since 1971, there have been more than 40 million arrests
    for drug-related offenses. Even though blacks and whites have similar
    levels of drug use, blacks are ten times as likely to be incarcerated
    for drug crimes.
    2nd read for more information about how the CIA  and local cops use your tax dime to bring drugs into Bangor see http://www.freecelecastillo.com/DEAth_Watch.html

  • Anonymous

    Maine is a “white bread” state, whitest in the country, the survey says: 87% of State Prisoners are white people, probably called “poor white trash” or “grubbers” or some other derogatory term for white people who are poor, less fortunate and less talented.   These are the people who go to jail.. There is a lot of bigotry in Maine but its on poor people without regard for color of skin, being poor is enough.  Courts, cops and corrections could not survive without poor people to put in jail, its their white bread and butter. What’s the story about calling prisoner “inmates”, like they are having holiday on MDI  at the Inn. 90% of the people in jail are there because of the drug war, does anyone realize this?
    Archie Bunker had a definition for “meathead”: dead from the neck up.  Who does this describe?

    • Anonymous

      Not Goldman Sachs eh?
      http://www.mvteaparty.com/obama-ldquoconsumer-protection-czarrdquo-linked-to-goldman-sachs-mortgage-scandal.html

      Obama “Consumer Protection Czar” Linked to Goldman Sachs Mortgage Scandal

      Harry
      Reid has threatened to start forcing the Democratic financial overhaul
      bill through the Senate early next week. The bill would create yet
      another new bureaucracy, the “Consumer Financial Protection Agency” with
      the power to impose new government regulation on millions of financial
      transactions. President Obama’s rumored pick to run the CFPA is a
      Treasury official with a disturbing history of ties to shady lending,
      bank bailouts, and massive donations from subprime mortgage
      billionaires.

      Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Stein is the former
      senior vice president of an activist and lobbying group called the
      Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). While Stein was running CRL in
      2007, he received a $15 million donation from hedge fund manager John
      Paulson. Paulson is notorious due to his central role in the SEC’s case
      charging Goldman Sachs in a complex mortgage fraud scheme. In 2007, at
      the same time that Paulson was betting billions against the US housing
      market, his $15 million donation to CRL enabled the group to hire more
      lobbyists to push its radical agenda. Paulson took home $3.7 billion
      that year, even while hundreds of thousands of American homeowners lost
      their houses to foreclosure.

    • Anonymous

      Inmate is the proper name. Guest is what you call people who stay in hotels. Residents is what people in assisted living and nursing homes are called. Patients is what people in hospitals are called.

      Even though a large percentage of the inmates seem to feel they should be waited on hand and foot. They have to get through their heads that they are inmates and not guests.

      • Anonymous

        Your right, it is their home.

  • Anonymous

    Ummmmmm………Oh never mind, I’d just get in trouble.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the Jail system gets extra money from the Fed for “Minority” people in our jails?

    If they do, than it is possible we like to keep our jails well stocked with minority instead of redneck ring necks?

    • Anonymous

      Oh you know they do…..Damn them…

  • Anonymous

    Once you understand the criminal justice system is run to benefit the people who run it
    you can go back to watching CSI.
    We now know a 1999 Memphis jury found that FBI  agents had assassinated Martin Luther King.
    Black FBI  agent Tyronne Powers has written the definitive book on racism in law enforcement
    see   http://members.tripod.com/tyrone_powers/home.htm
    Retired FBI  agent Wesley Swearingen discusses his job in the FBI  was working on the San Fransisco Racial Squad  ( every major city has a FBI  Racial Squad)
    Swearingen’s job was to neutralize black activists by any means necessary including murder.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBMSFZ5DjrQ

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