Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Know your rights when stopped by the cops

I can't write how many times I've read about motorists being stopped for traffic violations and end up arrested for allowing cops to search your car. It's all about trickery in most cases. And with the drug war that has allowed cops to take your car and money in civil forfeiture, one needs to politely and clearly decline answering any questions. Give the cops your license and registration and don't look for trouble, as cops will have the courts on their side most of the time. 
The editorial in USA Today by Tim Lynch says it best, obey officers commands,but decline requests.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2017/05/15/know-your-rights-when-stopped-police/101562550/

Stefanini's LibraryGate

Have a looksee at the video. There's little doubt that John is making sure no one is watching as he removes Spicer's material. Some would say it's a childish act, other's would disagree. For me, it shows a blatant political act against someone who is splitting the party loyalists in her attempt at the Mayor's office.  John must be so pissed that some of his potential supporters are helping Ms. Spicer and not him.

John's actions have been summed up by Town Manager Bob Halpin as a "great misunderstanding". The voters who see the video will disagree in my opinion, as he could be another politician who think they are above any laws, like his former boss, Tom Finneran.

This matter will not be forgotten by the voters.


http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20170522/video-shows-framingham-mayoral-candidate-removing-opponents-display

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Reminder.. League of Women Voters... Framingham

This Sunday May 21st at 2Pm to 3:30, McAuliffe Library, interested people can drop by and learn of the plans to have a chapter here in Framingham.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

What was Stefanini thinking?

I am very surprised to read in the paper about John's actions at the Library. Caught on film destroying Mayoral candidate material left on a table in the lobby. Norma Shulman should have know not to leave that stuff there... BUT.. it's a crime to mess with a ballot and he knows that. 
The other side of this unfortunate move on John's part is that the Democratic Town Wide Committee is now firmly split by John running and the group who is helping get Spicer on the ballot. Long time loyalties are being tested. For the most part, every since Pam Richardson was forced out, the DTC has picked one candidate to back.
Without any more ballot violations, this could spell Spicer's victory over John in November. As many old timers know, John's connection to disgraced House Speaker Tom Finneran, will haunt him forever.


http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20170513/john-stefanini-accused-of-destroying-yvonne-spicer-campaign-material