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Thursday, May 18, 2017
The State approved $2 million for the building and the building will house more than a dozen State Police personnel from detectives to patrol officers. The District Attorney's office which was currently in four different buildings will bring together 100 of their personnel 166 Main Street which is right across from Brockton District Court.
Crime is down in Brockton and now with a building that will house the DA office and the State Police in one place will help with faster processing of information and save time for State detective to drive from the various barracks they were stationed in and be at one place and shortening response time for State detectives to crime scenes and ultimately have an impact on crime and also the economic factor of over 100 people working in one building and using local business services close by.
The perception of seeing police going into a building downtown and having that will hopefully allieve some fears for local businesses and people doing shopping downtown.
This is another win for Baker administration, our local representatives, DA Cruz and the Carpenter administration.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
ONE OF THE BEST WRITTEN ARTICLE ABOUT THE BROCKTON DESAL PLANT AND HISTORY
When a prolonged drought threatened its future, the financially strapped city invested millions in a state-of-the-art facility that would turn saltwater fresh—and save the city in the process. That was the plan, anyway.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
The vehicle a 2012 Volkswagen Passat was determined by State Police to have flipped a few times and caused the engine to fall out of the car and the driver also to be thrown out the car. The investigation determined that the driver was going south and went to the left and struck the median barrier and rolled over.
The family is originally from Haiti, and Brian was a Stoughton Native and graduated from the high schools in 2013.
Friday, April 14, 2017
With immigration being such a hot issue and illegal immigration being the controversy that started when the current Representative for the 10th Plymouth District united a fire storm by Rep. DuBois posted on Facebook that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was planning a raid in Brockton, Massachusetts. She included a warning, which read, "If you are undocumented don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door. I ask you to be careful." This has garnered attention from around the country.
DuBois stands by what she did, even stating that she was helping immigrants to know their rights and was letting ICE know that their supposed raid in Brockton was compromised.
Michele DuBois is no stranger to taking on Big Government and as always been a staunch supporter of People's rights and helping people when the Government has overstepped their power. As Ward 6 Councilor in Brockton back in August 2010. Councilor DuBois took on the Water Commission when they were back billing residents up to 10 years for broken water meters that were given false readings. She helped launch one of the largest protest at Brockton City Hall dubbed The Brockton Water Party to contest the illegal billing practices of the Brockton Water Department at the time headed by DPW Commissioner Mike Thoreson.
Some residents literally received a $100,000 water bill. Ayana Cato of Brockton received the largest back billed water bill for $100,000. Many other residents including Robert Ford was billed for water he didn't use and Councilor DuBois stood up against The Commission and also the Mayor at the time Linda Balzotti and fought to get the water meters replaced and was instrumental in helping residents receive rebates and helped put in a system that this would never happen again.
Many in the community have taken the stance that immigration done legally is fine but illegal immigration is wrong and Robert Taylor is running for the 10th Plymouth District Seat.So State Representative DuBois has said on record, She is against illegal immigration and criminal and doesn't support that but for people who have been in this country and work 2 or 3 jobs and have abided by the laws and have families, these are the people she is fighting for. Time will tell but one thing Michele is no stranger to tackling issues and conceived injustices in favor of doing what is right for the overall benefit of all constituents in her district.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Taking the stigma out of getting help for addiction. A disease that doesn't discriminate. It crosses all races, religion, sex, rich, poor.
If you need help in Brockton no need to fear. Mayor Carpenters Champion provides that help without the stigma. Go to the Police Station and you can get help without repercussions.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
IT’S TIME TO GET HELP Mayor Bill Carpenter, the Brockton Police Department, Stairway to Recovery and Brewster Ambulance with support from the Brockton Area Opiod Abuse Prevention Collaborative have created a unique program aimed at getting individuals the help they need.
How Does it Work? If an individual comes into the Brockton Police Department and asks for help, an officer will ensure the participant is not a danger to themselves or others, and then take the participant to Stairway to Recovery safely. *Those with outstanding warrants are subject to arrest. From here, the participant will be paired with a volunteer “CHAMPION” who will help guide them through the process. We have partnered with the following treatment centers to try and ensure that this individual will receive the care and treatment they deserve – NOT IN DAYS OR WEEKS, BUT IMMEDIATELY.
– Boston VA Healthcare System
– Gosnold Treament Center
– High Point Treatment Center
– Spectrum Health Systems
– Adcare Hospital
– Norcap Lodge
– Learn to Cope
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME TO THE POLICE STATION AND ASK FOR HELP. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
Brockton Police Department 7 Commercial St. Brockton, MA 02302 *Brockton Police Department is located atop hill and entrance is facing commuter rail train tracks in the back of the building.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 9AM – 7:30PM
Tuesday 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday 9AM – 7:30PM
Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Friday 9AM – 7:30PM
Saturday 9AM – 2:30PM
Sunday 10AM – 1:30PM
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Kathryn Bigelow is a Big Hit director who won academy awards for her movie The Hurt Locker from 2008. She has been directing since the 1980s and has other hit movies such as Zero Dark Thirty(2012), Point Break(1991) which start Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, Strange Days(1995), k-19.The WidowMaker(2002) and numberous other movies in which most are action and thriller genre. Her latest movie is about the 1967 Detroit riots.
Taken from Wikipedia "The 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot, was a violent public disorder that turned into a civil disturbance in Detroit, Michigan. It began in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig, just north of the corner of 12th Street (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) and Clairmount Avenue on the city's Near West Side. Police confrontations with patrons and observers on the street evolved into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in the history of the United States, lasting five days and surpassing the violence and property destruction of Detroit's 1943 race riot.
To help end the disturbance, Governor George W. Romney ordered the Michigan Army National Guard into Detroit, and President Lyndon B. Johnson sent in both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. The result was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. The scale of the riot was surpassed in the United States only by the 1863 New York City draft riots during the U.S. Civil War, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The riot was prominently featured in the news media, with live television coverage, extensive newspaper reporting, and extensive stories in Time and Life magazines. The Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage."
The movie is starring some familiar and hot movie stars of today including Will Poulter of The Revenant, The Maze Runner, We are the Millers, John Boyega of Star Wars:The Force Awakens, Anthony Mackie of The Hurt Locker, Captain America, Triple 9 and about 12 other movies,Jack Reynor of Transformers, Sing Street, Jacob Latimore of The Maze Runner, Hannah Murrav of The Numbers Station, The Chosen and Womb. Filming is expected to start toward the end of September and is expected to last about 6 days. The filming is going to be one of the largest movies filmed in Brockton and they are in need of 300 extra's. CP Casting of Boston is the company doing the casting. So here's to Brocktonwood.
Friday, September 11, 2015
I sobbed so hard and cried for hours and just couldn't comprehend it all. In some weird way it seemed like I was watching a movie. I use to hear my uncles and father talk about Pearl Harbor. At that time in my teens when they talked about it, I couldn't fathom how such a tragedy could bring a nation together. I understand that very well now. Its going on 14 years and it still as real when ever I see the pictures or when this day comes along.
A few years after 9/11 I watched the Documentary The Saint Of 9/11. It is the story of Father Mychal Judge. He was a Franciscan Friar who in 1992 was appointed Chaplain for the New York Fire Department. Father Mychal was known for his work with the homeless and his dedication to the men and women who served on the NYFD.
On September 11, 2001 Father Mychal rushed to the scene meeting then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Father was said to be praying over bodies and going into the towers. It has been said that the Mayor said to Father Mychal come with me but Father said "I want to be with my men".
He went with the Firemen into the North Tower and as the South Tower collapsed He was struck in the head. According to Michael Daly of the New York Daily News, Father was praying out loud, "Jesus, please end this right now, God, Please end this". Then he was struck and died. His body was carried out on a chair stretcher by Firemen and EMS workers. That moment was caught in a photograph by Shannon Stapleton from Reuters.
Father Mychal Judge was the first official victim of the attacks. Even though others were killed before him he was designated Victim 0001 because his was the first body to be recovered and taken to the Medical Examiners Officer. He had over 3000 people attend his funeral and touch thousands of lives during his time on this earth.
All the people who died and gave their lives that day are Saints and I don't think those of us who were older than 10 will ever forget that tragic day in history and in our lives. My prayers are still going out to the families. So on this day I say to everyone. I love you as a human being and I pray that we can live in peace and harmony and whatever differences we may have it is not what defines us but how we treat each other every day.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
|Looking back when then candidate Bill Carpenter unveiled his 10 point plan, not only has he done everything on his plan but more. We have the latest in fingerprint technology that will allow BPD to get the drug dealers when they give fake names and in seconds we will know if a person is wanted. We have Motorcycles patrols and foot patrols. We have New Police Cadets graduating with another 13 entering into the new class.|
In the last few months we have used guerrilla tactics to take down heavy drug dealers and gun runners. We are using the latest in technology with camera's and the new shot spotter. Overall crime is down and we have along way to go but for this Mayor to implement everything he said he would and more and in 18 months this is a great start for Brockton. No other candidate can claim this at all. Tagger can try to frighten us all but it will not work and peace marchers are all great but the real test is respecting the law and when the FBI,ATF,ICE,BPD, Chief and Mayor were all present for a crime meeting and Jacob Tagger made an outburst and yelled" This is a dog and pony show", I know that this type of behavior is indicative of someone who lacks respect for authority and also shows compulsive actions that leads me to believe he would be incapable of developing the relationships we will need with other law departments to make even greater gains in public safety.
BROCKTON -- Mayoral candidate Bill Carpenter unveiled his 10-point "Brockton Fights Back" crime-fighting plan to restore safe neighborhoods to the City of Brockton, today telling beleaguered Brockton residents that, "Help is on the way."
"The City of Brockton is at a crossroads. We will either roll over and let the criminals take control of our city or we will fight back. I choose to fight back!" said Carpenter. "We will take back our neighborhoods, block by block."
At the heart of the Carpenter 10-point plan is the following:
1. Relentless Pursuit: We will relentlessly, aggressively pursue, remove and prosecute every gang member, thug, pimp and drug dealer in the City of Brockton.
2. Saturated Enforcement: Increase police presence using motorcycle patrols and deploy traffic units to conduct motor vehicle stops in high gang/high crime areas. Utilize every available resource to take back control of the city.
3. Counter-Insurgency Techniques: Adopt counter-insurgency tactics, similar to those used by the U.S. Military in Iraq, to identify and remove urban terrorists from our neighborhoods.
4. Community Police: Every Brockton Police Officer will be a Community Police Officer, working within the community to establish a partnership with the residents of Brockton to fight crime in every neighborhood.
5. Community Involvement: Establish a Street Leader Program, Neighborhood Walks, and distribute materials to residents in multiple languages. Re-launch and promote a “Text a Tip” program, for anonymous reporting of information to police.
6. Police Hiring Plan: Create an aggressive hiring plan to increase the size of the Brockton PD. Proactive Policing will require more “boots on the ground”.
7. Quality of Life: Utilize City Ordinances to conduct Quality of Life Enforcement Campaigns in target neighborhoods. Enforce Loitering, Public Drinking, and Noise Ordinances. Apply the City’s Nuisance Ordinance to remove graffiti, junk vehicles and secure and clean up abandoned homes.
8. Drug Court: Work with State and County leaders to establish a Plymouth County Drug Court in Brockton. 90% of property crime is committed by people stealing to support a drug/alcohol addiction.
9. Community Forums/Programs: Establish regular community forums, meet with civic associations, faith-based groups and newly organized neighborhood associations. Develop & expand community based programs geared toward young people at risk.
10. G.R.E.A.T Program: Re-implement the G.R.E.A.T Program (Gang Resistance Education & Training) in the Brockton Public Schools as the first step in implementing anti-gang and anti-drug curriculum into our Middle and Elementary schools.
Carpenter also announced on Thursday that former Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Robert Hayden, has joined the campaign as his Special Advisor on Public Safety. Hayden is credited with creating Boston's first city-wide anti-crime gang unit. Hayden is also the former police chief in the City of Lawrence. He also served as Under-Secretary of Public Safety within the administration of the late Governor Paul Cellucci.
"The essence of any successful crime plan is to be relentless," said Hayden. "It is relentless pressure on criminals 24/7. We do that by using every available resource to take control back of the city. You send the message to the criminal element that their actions will not be tolerated and they will be arrested and relocated to a jail cell."
While all the candidates for mayor in Brockton support putting more police officers on the street, Carpenter believes he is the only candidate who has put forth a financial plan to fund the additional boots on the ground.
"I will aggressively develop our water, sewer and electricity resources to generate the revenue necessary to provide real property tax relief and put 50 more police officers on Brockton’s streets." said Carpenter. "The Brockton Police Department is drastically understaffed and there has been no attempt by the Balzotti administration in the past four years to put more officers on the streets.”
I'm reading Letter from Mayor Balzotti addressing Brocktons recent rise in Crime on Scribd.
What has been done. We have the latest in Fingerprint Technology. We will know in seconds if a person has a warrant. No more "I lost my license". Camera's are going thru out the city. New Shot Spotter. 16 Cadets in total coming on in the next couple months. Motorcycle and foot patrols. New Police Cruiser"s and unmarked cars.
Overall crime is down and Major Drug busts are up. We are making a dent in Crime and don't listen to the one's that scare and scream nothing is being done. The facts are out there and we are doing it.
Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/doc/163934019
Saturday, September 5, 2015
|Crime rates in Brockton by Year|
|City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.5)||570.7||562.3||552.9||541.8||522.4||516.3||490.2||521.2||509.4||536.7||479.1||538.9|
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Brockton-Massachusetts.html#ixzz3krOnXxhz
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The First debate will be at Brockton Cable Access this Monday, August 31st at 6:30P.M. and will be televised live and rebroadcast numerous times.
The Second debate will be at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 11th at 6:30P.M and will be televised by BCA and rebroadcast numerous times.
The debates for the Mayoral Race will be announced after the primaries.