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Censorship alive and well at Bangor Daily News

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Yesterday, I posted a comment on an article written by Bill Trotter of The Bangor Daily News. In the article, Online attacks against Hancock County assistant district attorney unusual, other prosecutors say,  Mr Trotter offers reactions from other Maine prosecutors regarding the “unusual criticism” and “online targeting” of  Ellsworth, Maine ADA, Mary Kellet, who has been conducting a campaign of prosecutorial harassment against Vladek Filler since 2005.

Mr Trotter cites the National Coalition for Men, FathersandFamilies.org and SAVE websites as being responsible for the “online targeting” of Kellett. Frankly, I’m surprised AVfM was omitted from the list of websites who are “targeting” Kellett (i.e., exposing Kellett’s criminal misconduct) in Trotter’s article.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Mr Filler’s case, he was accused by his now ex-wife, Ligia Filler, of domestic violence and rape in what seems to have been an attempt to gain a tactical advantage during the midst of their extremely high-conflict divorce and custody dispute.  In a nutshell, Mr Filler was convicted of sexual assault at the original trial, which was later overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct on the part of Kellett during his subsequent retrial.

During Mr Filler’s first trial, Kellett misled jurors to believe that there was not a custody dispute when, in fact, there was a custody dispute. Kellett interfered with subpoenas issued to police officials for evidence and committed other prosecutorial irregularities.  Currently, Kellett is facing a disciplinary hearing for her actions by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Her hearing was originally scheduled for this week, but has been postponed until sometime in October 2012 because of  “scheduling difficulties with potential witnesses” according to Jacqueline Rogers, director of the Board of Overseers.

Mr Trotter neglects to mention in his article that one of the “potential witnesses,” Mr Filler, had been strategically scheduled to be incarcerated for 21 days at an undisclosed location at the behest of Ellsworth DA Carletta Bassano (Kellett’s boss) for the one assault charge Kellett could make stick (Mr Filler allegedly threw water in Ms Filler’s face).  This would have resulted in Filler’s incarceration on the same date Kellett’s disciplinary hearing was originally scheduled. What a coincidence.

I was surprised by the views expressed in Mr Trotter’s article, in which he seems to be eliciting sympathy for a corrupt and bigoted public official and setting the stage to portray Kellett as the victim in this legal fiasco of her own making. After all, it was Kellett’s decision to pursue a very flimsy case with the only evidence being the word of an incredibly uncredible and obviously borderline psychotic witness. Typically, I stay out of the fray of web-based newspaper publications because the level of discourse is not one in which I care to participate. However, I decided to leave a comment yesterday afternoon to share what I believe is the crux of this issue.

My comment appeared to be well received as it had 41 “Likes” (more than any other comment) early this morning.  The next time I refreshed the page just a couple of hours later to see if there were new comments, I was surprised that my comment had been flagged and removed for review.

Unfortunately, I did not take a screenshot of my comment and Google cache does not appear to cache comments. To the best of my recollection, my original comment states:

Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.

I read BDN’s comments guidelines and, as far as I could tell, I did not violate them. In fact, I sent Mr Trotter the following email to inquire why my comment was removed. I also published my email in the comments section of the BDN article, which has also been removed, but much more quickly than my original comment:

Dear Mr Trotter:

I am writing to inquire why the comment I posted on your article yesterday afternoon regarding the “unusual criticism and targeting” of Mary Kellett has been removed? It did not violate the BDN guidelines and appeared to be very well-received by the number of “likes” it received.

If you decide to censor my comment, I respectfully ask that you send me a copy of it, which I assume you still have as your publication states it is “under review” as opposed to deleted. Unfortunately, I did not take a screenshot of my comment because I did not expect to be censored.

Until this point, I have not covered Mr Filler’s case on my website, but plan to do so now and would like to use my comment as the basis of my upcoming article and call to support for Mr Filler. Naturally, I would also like to state why my comment was removed from BDN, so any explanation you can give would be greatly appreciated.

If it was somehow mysteriously eradicated from the BDN database, that’s okay, too. I think I can remember the bulk of it, but it would be very helpful if you could send a copy of it if it still exists in your system.

Respectfully,

Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD
Publisher, www.shrink4men.com

Mr Trotter quickly (under less than 5 minutes) passed the buck, erm, I mean, replied:

Dr. Palmatier:

I am not familiar with your comment, nor do I have any idea why it may have been removed. I have no control over the readers’ comments section of our website.

I suggest you contact our online editor, Will Davis, who oversees such things. He can be contacted at wdavis@bangordailynews.com

Bill Trotter

I then sent a duplicate email to Mr Davis and have not received a reply yet. If I receive one, I will update it in the comments section here. My comment is not inflammatory, at least not by my barometer. I do not use obscenities. I posted it under my name. It expresses similar views to many of the comments that were not flagged and removed for review.

I’m not angry that my comment was removed, but rather, I am curious. I do not publish comments posted on Shrink4Men that violate my comments guidelines, so have no issue with the removal of my comment if it indeed violated BDN’s guidelines.

In addition to being disappointed that AVfM was not included as one of the website cited accused of “targeting” Kellett and offering “unusual criticism” of her prosecutorial misconduct, I am equally disappointed that there was not much of a presence of AVfM members in the comments section of Mr Trotter’s article located here.

Therefore, I would respectfully like to make a call to action from everyone reading this. If you have a few spare moments, please visit The Bangor Daily News and share your thoughts on Ms Kellett’s behavior and Mr Trotter’s article. Please, please, please be civil and adhere to the BDN guidelines. I also ask that you make sure to save your comment and return to AVfM and post it here just in case, you know, it is flagged and removed for review.

Thank you,

Dr T

Publishers note: Please consider copying Dr. T’s original comment and pasting it in as a comment at the BDN article. Let’s make them work at getting rid of the truth. Thanks PE

 

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  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

    Done. My comment?

    Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

    I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

    Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

    Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

    Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.

    • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

      Gee, Paul, you took the words right out of my mouth ;)

    • http://beijaflorbeyondthesunset.wordpress.com Rick Westlake

      So did I, Dr. Tara. Hope you don’t mind. ;)

  • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

    Still no reply from Mr Davis. Hum-de-dum . . .

  • Kimski

    She, Mary Kellett, has been on this man’s back for 7 years now, and basically made his life a living hell, and she is being ‘targeted’???

    Incredible twist of reality, if I ever saw one.
    I suggest we refer to this judicial menace as Mary Hellett from now on. Hopefully she’ll have to go to jail for her continued atrocities, but I’m not counting on it.

    • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

      Yeah, this is why I felt compelled to post my comment, Kimski.

      Holding a woman accountable for her bad and/or criminal behavior does not equate to “targeting her.” What she has done to Mr Filler is a gross abuse of power. She needs to be taken to account.

      I just cannot abide Kellett being portrayed as the victim in this matter. It is unthinkable.

      I wish every courtroom in America had citizen journalists acting as watchdogs. Kellett should not be practicing law much less be in a position to abuse power. I would love to see a psych eval of this woman.

      • Kimski

        @Dr.T:

        From what I read in the article, I think you’re not far off in your psych eval, if you include Mary-had-a-little-hellspawn on that DARVO list.

        I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be too surprised, if you ever got to see one, anyway.

      • OneHundredPercentCotton

        THAT, my friend, is not a bad suggestion.

        I know my son’s sentencing hearing was filled with “court watchers” there to make sure he was sentenced according the their wishes.

        Very effective tactic.

  • lensman

    Well, as I’ve said before, a newspaper journalist isn’t really free to write what he wants, as he has to answer to his bosses and has to follow the official line that the newspaper holds. And that line is usually in the direction that the money is. A newspaper here stopped talking about a big bank scandal when the bank in question “suddenly” became a sponsor.

    Does anyone have a copy (as in a real-life paper copy) of the Bangor Daily News? A look at who now advertises in the newspaper will probably hold all the answers as to why the newspaper suddenly switched sides and started claiming that Mary Kellett is a “victim”. Chances are that there are suddenly a lot more VAWA-sponsored ads in there.

    • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

      It could also be pressure from friends in high places on the newspaper owner and/or editors.

      • lensman

        It’s also possible, but my experience by watching what is happening with the news blogs here in my country is that intimidation isn’t a very efficient way to handle people exposing the truth about corruption on the internet and can in fact backfire spectacularly. It’s generally cheaper and easier to offer money, services, and/or conveniences to people in order to get them to shut up.

  • Raven01

    I was floored the first time I read that.
    Then on reflection it was written in a way that seems to inflame me all the more over the rampant injustices going on in Hancock. Almost as if someone wanted to piss off the locals enough to get some of them to put pressure on elected officials to deal with Kellett harshly.

    That didn’t stop me from leaving this for them to mull,

    Is Mr. Trotter a journalist or a spin-doctor in the employ of the Hancock DA’s office?
    I am floored by this article given just how much information is readily available to anyone with access to google and 20 spare minutes.

    The audio files of Mrs. Ligia Filler not upset, not crying but, raging and making death threats in the presence of a police officer (a threat to cut Mr. Filler into tiny pieces with the aid of her relatives and how much “fun” she would have doing it) is readily available along with Mrs. Filler being coached on how to “look more like a victim”.

    I have no doubt that the Filler home was abusive. But, the abuser still walks free and the victim is still being further abused by the rabid, man-hating DA and assistant DA of Hancock.

    Worse, Mary Kellett saw nothing wrong with using illegal means to imprison an innocent man because, he is a man. A prosecutor engaging in illegal activities like this should be automatically suspended pending investigation and disbarred if the allegations are proven true.
    Instead, her office seems to want “the benefit of the doubt”, a courtesy (and legal obligation) they are quite unwilling to extend to any man.

    • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

      Great comment, Raven. I “Liked” it both here and there.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Voice-for-Men/102001393188684 Paul Elam

    For my comment I simply copied Dr. T’s comment from above, as did JTO, and posted it back to the BDN site.

    I hope others will do the same thing. If they want to remove comments like this one, lets give them the pleasure of removing the same one many times over. Thanks to all who help.

    • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

      In a million years I would have never predicted a “In Dr T’s Own Voice” campaign would begin today! Everyone be sure to send me photos with legible signage. I’m making a misandric bigot ‘zine.

    • Arvy

      My comment “in my own voice” (sorry, Dr. T) was slightly more succinct, but hopefully it conveys a similar message:

      “Unusual criticism? Perhaps that’s the problem. Criticism of such egregious malfeasance in office needs to become the norm rather than the exception — and perhaps it would be if reporters like yourself would start doing their jobs.”

    • Turbo

      Both your comments are still there, as well as a third “cut and paste” of Dr T’s comment. Makes it seem even stranger still that they would take her comment down in the first place.

      • Kimski

        “..as well as a third “cut and paste” of Dr T’s comment.”

        Yeah, well, that would be me.

  • Shrek6

    I have put one in of my own. See below:

    “I find it very interesting that the same traits radical feminists adopt when retreating into defense mode after their bad or illegal behaviour has been outed, are also adopted by the criminal element that hides in the judiciary, legal fraternity, police depts and govt enforcement bodies, including in this case, a district attorney’s office.

    Another thing I find unbelievable, is that an innocent man who has been terrorised by this abusive assistant DA, is still languishing in darkness.

    How can this be, when his abuser and persecutor, is now under question of serious misconduct?
    I guess if Mr. Filler was actually Mrs. Filler, then he/she would be free to live out his/her life without being targetted any longer.

    Too long have men been unfairly targetted by seething man hating feminists who have found their way into the justice and law enforcement system.

    It’s time to clear these depts of all those who operate in their positions with criminal intent, starting with Ms. Kellet.

    Disbar this woman immediately and Free Vladek Filler!”

  • Shrek6

    And I felt compelled to add to my previous comment. See below:

    “Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

    I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

    Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

    Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

    Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.”

    I’m impressed that I could come up with such a good post.

  • Christian “xXToYeDXx” Chiasson

    I left a comment on the article. Just a copy and paste. But I think they may be holding all comments for approval before they’re visible. My comment is nowhere to be found right now.

    EDIT: Nevermind. The page is set to show most popular comments first by default. I changed it to newest first and the comment is there.

  • http://shiningpearlsofsomething.blogspot.com Suz

    Cutting and pasting.

  • Bombay

    Some browsers allow the user to read their local cache. If someone was on that site last night – they may be able to recover that page from their local machine.

  • AntZ

    Kellett faces disbarment because of her abuse of power and illegal conduct. She has a long track record of assisting women who strategically make false allegations to gain an advantage during divorce. Her office should not be in the business of using false accusations as an intimidation tactic to obtain favorable outcomes in family court. She should have been disbarred long ago.

  • ghebert

    I decided to post the following in my own words:

    “Mr. Trotter, it would be quite normal for you and others to view this as “unusual” when you don’t have all the facts. I urge you and other readers here to read the following article:

    http://www.avoiceformen.com/me

    There are many other articles on this subject on http://www.avoiceformen.com and other topics I’m sure you would find interesting. This one stood out to me.

    I hope this will shed some light on the subject and that you will no longer find it unusual in that we are taking action against this type of corruption. Placed in Mr. Filler’s shoes, I’m sure you would appreciate the generosity of complete strangers willing to stand up in your defence.”

    I wonder if I mentioned AVfM enough times for Trotter to take notice!

  • 4thtroika

    Copied and pasted.

  • Phil in Utah

    Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

    I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

    Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

    Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

    Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.

  • http://www.avoiceformen.com Dr. F

    Done mate, and a bloomin’ pleasure at that.

    Geese, I bet they might well think next time they try to give a thread a ‘haircut’.

    I’ve noticed only one feminist has commented there and it’s a one-line-deal-squeal. Stupiditity in such rarefied oxygen it needs a scuba tank attached to it.

    Ah well, we’re getting there.

  • Roland3337

    I should not be surprised by this kind of thing, but I still am. Did they really think that a puff piece painting madame kellet as a victim would go unnoticed by the likes of us? The author of the article itself, and the editor of that rag BND, are dumber than a bag of hammers.

  • ActaNonVerba

    “Anyone making any effort to hold us accountable when we knowingly DESTROY good men’s lives on behalf of women or for our own personal career security is rare, other prosecutors say”

  • ActaNonVerba

    Good article. I’ve mentioned before on this site that I lived in Maine for a couple years. It’s very matriarchal. As far as I could tell, everyday blue collar folk are pretty reasonable. But, among the white collar, people with authority, it’s misandry central.

    I think Maine might be, in part, so bad because of the French-Canadian heritage of many of it’s citizens. I think the French-Canadians are a strongly matriarchal people. I could be totally wrong too. DON’T JUDGE ME MAN :)

    • Raven01

      You are likely very right. Quebec is a world apart from much of Canada.
      Hopefully the French-Canadian willingness to get politically active and protest kicks into high gear in Maine.

  • Fr Bob

    Done posted what you had suggested. Lets see if they delete or flag that one was well.

    As above:

    Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

    I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

    Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

    Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

    Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.

  • Tawil

    Done

    Unusual criticism? Kellett is being targeted?

    I hope exposing corrupt public officials becomes the new norm on the Internet. Corrupt judges, public officials and law enforcement have been able to get away with violating the rights of citizens under the radar for too long. Now, with the Internet, these individuals can finally be exposed.

    Welcome to the court of public opinion, Ms Kellet. Your DA cronies can’t cover for you here. Well, they tried to in this article, albeit, rather clumsily. Although, about a year ago, if memory serves, Kellett tried to have a gag order imposed on websites that have been reporting her prosecutorial misconduct. Fortunately, the Ellsworth DA office does not have jurisdiction over the Internet.

    Furthermore, Kellett is not being “targeted.” Mr Filler is the one who has been targeted by the criminal, bigoted and sexist Kellett. Kellett is not being targeted; she is being held ACCOUNTABLE. Big difference.

    Perhaps Kellett’s DA cronies who are supporting her corrupt and criminal behavior are worried that their possible past, present and future misdeeds will come under similar public scrutiny. This is a classic case of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), which is a common tactic used by bullies, abusers and sociopaths when their crimes and abuses are exposed. Kellett is the perpetrator in this travesty, not the victim.

  • the hermit

    mine:

    Unusual? Sure it does not happen very often, that the one of the untouchables is held responsibble for anything.
    Do these prosecutors say, they are above the law, therefore should not be criticised, no matter what they do???
    Wake up, people like Mary Kellett are just humans, not saints. They also make mistakes and sometimes evil, nasty things. The other prosecutors’ opinions are irrelevant in this case.

    It went via FB with my real name, but who cares

  • http://mrathunderinthehammer.blogspot.com/ Dannyboy

    Done,
    Perfect comment Dr T.

  • andybob

    Done. Here is my comment:

    “Public officials must be held to a high standard of honesty since their office is imbued with the public’s trust. Mary Kellet abused the public trust in one of the most egregious examples of corruption in the state’s history. Targeting Mr Filler as she did has revealed Ms Kellet as a bigot whose disrespect for the rights of men should have her labeled unfit to fulfill her duties.

    When are we going to stop treating disrespecting women? Mary Kellet is not a child. She has as much right to be held accountable for her actions as any man. Stop coddling Mary Kellet and allow her to confront the consequences of her wrong-doing.”

  • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

    FYI: Comments on the BDN article referenced in this post are now CLOSED.

    Was it something I said?

    • Shrek6

      Oh you naughty little girl. Hold out your hand.
      Come on!

  • Mr. XY

    What a piece of whitewash crap that Bangor article is.

    Comments for this page are closed.

    Found another article about Kellett:

    http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=76613:hancock-county-prosecutors-misconduct-hearing-delayed&Itemid=938

    • Arvy

      At least this article has one thing right: Angela Morse of the Maine Board of Overseers to the Bar said the hearing is being rescheduled “because of witness availability.”

      The availablity of Mr Filler was not expected before his jail time was postponed. Very inconvenient. Gotta find a new way of excluding his testimony.

      • Mr. XY

        The articles keep referring to a disciplinary petition, if this is the same 18 page petition SAVE has on their website then the newspapers are clearly downplaying and whitewashing the charges againt Kellett. It says that Kellett ordered about 4 different police officers to withhold evidence in the Filler case. If memory serves me right even Michael Nifong didn’t go that far.

        http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/Kellett-Disciplinary-Petition.pdf

    • http://shiningpearlsofsomething.blogspot.com Suz

      I left a comment on that article as well:

      “Anybody care to mention WHY Mr. Filler won’t be available to testify?

      Could it have something to do with his jail time (for a petty misdemeanor, mind you) being scheduled at, ohhhh, right-about-the-time-he’s-supposed-to-testify in the disciplinary hearing of the prosecutor who “allegedly” misused the courts to persecute him?
      Golly! How did that happen?”

      Y’all are becoming a bad influence on me…

  • keyster

    I have the same problem with my local newspaper. The reporters don’t moderate the comments. They get junior interns to do it, and if you say something they don’t agree with your dust, if not banned.

    You have to be VERY CAREFUL how you word any comment. Saying “bigoted” and “sexist”, especially when referring to a woman is overly antagonistic language, it’s angry and threatening. Remember we’re dealing with the Thought Police here.

    I have an alter ego that is overtly bleeding heart liberal and her over the top comments are always let through. Any hint of conservatism and you have to be very smarmy and polite, while the libs are permitted to rant and rave and insult and name call.

    MOST newsrooms are liberal and therefore feminist. They DO NOT want to see a female DA taken down, especially a native daughter of Bangor.