Sheriff union blasts furlough request, says office should cut '...

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Middlesex Sheriff James DiPaola's proposal that union employees take 10 unpaid days off to help meet a budget shortfall has drawn criticism from the head of the largest union within the sheriff's office. Full Story
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UNCLE SAM

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#1 Sep 5, 2009
The rig, which drew controversy over its high price tag, is available to local communities for emergencies such as riots and hostage situations that require a SWAT-team response. The Red Sox Riot? Like when an unarmed girl was shot (Pepper Ball)in the eye and was killed by a "trained cop". When was the Last riot or hostage situation in which the Rig was Used?
HAHA

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Sep 5, 2009
should have been a yankees'fan
John Sullivan

Hudson, NH

#3 Sep 5, 2009
Are there politically connected hires in ALL areas of the department, you bet. Are the members of the union that are crying about the furloughs beneficiaries of political hiring, either by DiPaolo or his predecessors ABSOLUTELY!

DiPaola has a big picture view about his departments role, and being able to respond to emergencies with specialized equipment to assist local police is one of them, Most of the equipment was bought with FEDERAL money, some was under the Homeland Security program.

For the record the local police departments do not like the fact Jim is doing more than housing and transporting prisoners, and serving papers on people. The Sheriff's Department has been around longer than most local departments and has legal authority to perform police functions. Look at other parts of the country and see what sheriffs departments do!

Jim Dipaolo was a great cop in Malden, a State Rep who served Malden well, and the first person to hold that job in a long time that comes from a law enforcement background.

As a former public employee, and elected official myself, I urge the union to rethink their position, It is not business as usual when it comes to finances, everyone needs to pitch in and help, or 30 people will be unemployed.
liberty

Dracut, MA

#4 Sep 5, 2009
Ilove his last name:
De-pay-ola

But he is right about the furloughs. And the union is right about some of the toys. That rig will only be used when everything else is used up. It was a waste of money. By the way where do you think the FEDERAL DOLLARS come from? I'll give you a hint, the same place the local dollars come from private sector workers.
John Sullivan

Londonderry, NH

#5 Sep 5, 2009
John Sullivan wrote:
Are there politically connected hires in ALL areas of the department, you bet. Are the members of the union that are crying about the furloughs beneficiaries of political hiring, either by DiPaolo or his predecessors ABSOLUTELY!
DiPaola has a big picture view about his departments role, and being able to respond to emergencies with specialized equipment to assist local police is one of them, Most of the equipment was bought with FEDERAL money, some was under the Homeland Security program.
For the record the local police departments do not like the fact Jim is doing more than housing and transporting prisoners, and serving papers on people. The Sheriff's Department has been around longer than most local departments and has legal authority to perform police functions. Look at other parts of the country and see what sheriffs departments do!
Jim Dipaolo was a great cop in Malden, a State Rep who served Malden well, and the first person to hold that job in a long time that comes from a law enforcement background.
As a former public employee, and elected official myself, I urge the union to rethink their position, It is not business as usual when it comes to finances, everyone needs to pitch in and help, or 30 people will be unemployed.
Did you see what I wrote Jimma? Did ya? Did ya? I wrote that you are a great guy and that the Sheriff's office has been around longer then police departments. I wrote that you were a great State Rep and an honest cop. Did ya see Jimma did ya? I'm going to hell along with Ted Kennedy for telling such lies but I did it for you Jimma. I'm a good boy aren't I Jimma. Can I have a gun now Jimma please? Can I play policeman in a parade for you and play with the siren now Jimma, please? No? Well can I at least stop cleaning the puke off of your shoes after you've been out drinking and chasing fat chicks? No. Well I didn't want to anyway Jimma. I love giving you anything you want. By the way, when can I have my wife back?
Those fools

Lowell, MA

#6 Sep 5, 2009
Darn Unions they always refuse to budge.
Dipaola should also stop buying the toys,

The unions have too much power, time to go. The unions are hurting America, years ago they were needed, not anymore.
Bi Ped

Lowell, MA

#7 Sep 5, 2009
Why do we have three levels of law enforcement in this state? It is one of the biggest reasons Mass is going bankrupt.
po po

Monomoy Island, MA

#8 Sep 5, 2009
Sheriffs are not cops. Give the toys to the real cops. MSP or LEC's.
Hello

Tewksbury, MA

#9 Sep 5, 2009
I know Jimmy have another fundraiser for yourself and stuff that fat ass with more money....
New Age

Chelmsford, MA

#10 Sep 5, 2009
John Sullivan wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see what I wrote Jimma? Did ya? Did ya? I wrote that you are a great guy and that the Sheriff's office has been around longer then police departments. I wrote that you were a great State Rep and an honest cop. Did ya see Jimma did ya? I'm going to hell along with Ted Kennedy for telling such lies but I did it for you Jimma. I'm a good boy aren't I Jimma. Can I have a gun now Jimma please? Can I play policeman in a parade for you and play with the siren now Jimma, please? No? Well can I at least stop cleaning the puke off of your shoes after you've been out drinking and chasing fat chicks? No. Well I didn't want to anyway Jimma. I love giving you anything you want. By the way, when can I have my wife back?
Mr Sullivan, Are you a bitter scorned man?? I bet your one local PO that are so jealous of Sheriff D. He's smart enough to go get Federal money to buy what you call toy's...The Bear isn't a toy.

Cudo's to Sheriff DiPaola and great job he is doing
John Sullivan

Londonderry, NH

#11 Sep 5, 2009
New Age wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr Sullivan, Are you a bitter scorned man?? I bet your one local PO that are so jealous of Sheriff D. He's smart enough to go get Federal money to buy what you call toy's...The Bear isn't a toy.
Cudo's to Sheriff DiPaola and great job he is doing
Aghast!!!!! You have found me out Sir. I am jealous of Sheriff D, as you call him (not too his though I'll bet). I wish I was a 350 pound heart attack waiting to happen. I so desperately wish that I had not a true friend in the world. I wish that that I too would sit bolt upright in bed every night out of fear that I might be found out about the Korean hooker I paid with my campaign credit card. Jealous of him? Not at all Sir. Well maybe a little about the Korean hooker but it ends there!!!
Ned Shimmelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#12 Sep 5, 2009
UNCLE SAM wrote:
The rig, which drew controversy over its high price tag, is available to local communities for emergencies such as riots and hostage situations that require a SWAT-team response. The Red Sox Riot? Like when an unarmed girl was shot (Pepper Ball)in the eye and was killed by a "trained cop". When was the Last riot or hostage situation in which the Rig was Used?
It is mostly seen however at parades high school football games and truck shows. That is right of the Sheriff's mouth in an interview with The I-Team da da da da. Joe Bergantino was far too soft on him in those stories as a favor to Jack Williams because the Jimma does a road race to raise money for Wednesdays Child. A great thing to do you might say but it was someone who works for the High Sheriff who came up with the idea and does all the work. I won't mention his name because he still works for the Sheriff and he not the Sheriff is a great guy.
Ned Shimmelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#13 Sep 5, 2009
I know that this is a bit off topic but did anyone see the Sheriff in that interview that he did the day that the inmates tore out the fire supression system? Yes? Wearing that normal sized people shank vest? It looked like someone taped a tea bag to his neck. He was sweating so much he looked like a Keurig coffe maker.
Ned Shimmelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#14 Sep 5, 2009
Ned Shimmelfinney wrote:
I know that this is a bit off topic but did anyone see the Sheriff in that interview that he did the day that the inmates tore out the fire supression system? Yes? Wearing that normal sized people shank vest? It looked like someone taped a tea bag to his neck. He was sweating so much he looked like a Keurig coffe maker.
That was supposed to say that he was sweating so much, his chin looked like a Keurig coffee maker. Sorry.
Ned Shimmelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#15 Sep 5, 2009
After seeing the photo of Mr. Flynn I now know that there is only one way to settle this. The Sheriff and Mr. Flynn must have a steak tip eating contest at Anthony’s. An impartial judge must be present to ensure that Mr. Flynn is not served mostly gristle. Also there must be no Jimma supporters allowed to cheer him on with catchy chants like "Go Jimma, go Jimma Flynn’s gettin' fatta you're gettin' slimma" or the like.
Bob

Rindge, NH

#16 Sep 5, 2009
The entire Sherrifs department should be eliminated and the jails,Serving papers and etc should be run by private entities and law enforcement functions transferred to local and state authorities. Most functions are either redundant or just a waste.
brian the dog

Roslindale, MA

#17 Sep 5, 2009
scene from the new dragnet movie featuring deective sgt. joe friday and his partner detective bill gannon.the 2 detectives crack the case and arrest the high sheriff on racketeering,embezzelment and a federal offense of dancing with a mailman.

bill: joe?
joe: yeah bill.
bill kinda sad about arresting the jimma.i mean he was a cop.like us.
joe:yeah he was a cop but he wasn't like us.
joe:[speaking to the jimma]on your feet you big,fast,disgusting,bloated,ov er weight slob.
[jimma lead away in cuffs as the dragnet theme is played. bump ba ba,bump ba bump ba ba.]
robA

Concord, MA

#18 Sep 5, 2009
you know the layoffs wont be by be seniority...the last 30 employees are now captains or a higher rank.
mike westford

Gloucester, MA

#19 Sep 5, 2009
i dont argee maybe we should let all the scum bags that the legal system.accualy put in jail out then complain.I corrections needs money for jails over time ect,the rv people are talking about look at it sometime .and see its use o wow good job ud say thanks for watching our road race carnival or community function .gess what your kids were being watched when u wernt watching them.no lay offs keep up the good work
Ned Shimmelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#20 Sep 5, 2009
mike westford wrote:
i dont argee maybe we should let all the scum bags that the legal system.accualy put in jail out then complain.I corrections needs money for jails over time ect,the rv people are talking about look at it sometime .and see its use o wow good job ud say thanks for watching our road race carnival or community function .gess what your kids were being watched when u wernt watching them.no lay offs keep up the good work
Sir,
put down the bong and back away slowly.

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