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Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby pfim on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:20 am

http://www.pressherald.com/news/prosecu ... 06-14.html

I doubt anyone here cares, but this is entirely hilarious.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:22 am

Ahh the 1%....
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:27 am

Heartbreaking.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:34 am

Everything was good until they didn't throw out their empties :pop:
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:35 am

Hah, if this is what the parents are like....I can only imgaine what their teenage sons are like.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Kraftster on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:38 am

They're probably right.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby relantel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:41 am

Am I the only one..... who read the thread title as Mariners?
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby MWB on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:49 am

Maine has a lot of forests... that's where the parties were in my day.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Kraftster wrote:They're probably right.


Is this the part where you defend the indefensible? :lol:
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Kraftster on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:29 pm

There's just a good bit of truth to the cops-have-hard-ons for affluent "criminals" theory.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:34 pm

Kraftster wrote:There's just a good bit of truth to the cops-have-hard-ons for affluent "criminals" theory.

There's also a bit of truth to the "affluent sense of entitlement" crowd.
"We're going to do this because we're connected and you can't do anything about it..."
"Do you know WHO I AM???..."

Just say'n
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:35 pm

If it were in a trailer park, it would be even less excusable, the basement the kids were drinking in would also be the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby pfim on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:58 pm

Kraftster wrote:There's just a good bit of truth to the cops-have-hard-ons for affluent "criminals" theory.


The cops of the rich, affluent community have it out for the affluent criminals? Not sure I follow.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:01 pm

Kraftster wrote:There's just a good bit of truth to the cops-have-hard-ons for affluent "criminals" theory.


The jerk cops I'm sure...but they also have it out for everyone.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:03 pm

relantel wrote:Am I the only one..... who read the thread title as Mariners?

I read it as Marines.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby ulf on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:08 pm

I'm taking Kraftsters word, he's a lawyer, I'm sure he's seen it.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Kraftster on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:20 pm

pfim wrote:
Kraftster wrote:There's just a good bit of truth to the cops-have-hard-ons for affluent "criminals" theory.


The cops of the rich, affluent community have it out for the affluent criminals? Not sure I follow.


Its really about headline grabbing. In communities with mixed demographics, you get headlines if you tag the rich. In generally affluent communities more so a matter of prominent community members vs. non-prominent instead of just wealth. I guess its definitely more prevalent in mixed demographics jurisdictions. Especially ones in non-Allegheny county western Pennsylvania where you have a lot of skeptical, republican taxpayers scrutinizing the money spent on the local police force. There's a lot of pressure to make headlines to keep resources (cars, dogs, guns, etc.). There's similar pressure on district attorneys, who have elections to think about.

I don't really know the community, so this could be an entitled 1% who got more than a fair shake from the cops/DA here, but I've seen situations where what they are complaining about has definitely happened. It could be a regional thing because of the demographics here, but I would be kind of surprised if that's the case -- don't think the area is too unique.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby pfim on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:39 pm

I can see that, though Falmouth is a very homogenous area. Not sure what I'd compare it to in WPA, perhaps Sewickley.

And in this instance, this happened a year ago and was settled 4 months ago, so it appears the parents are the ones grabbing the headlines through the newspaper and 20/20. Which is absurd.

They had kids passed out on their lawn, it's hard to imagine that wealth had much to do with their prosecution.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:42 pm

Yeah, I have a hard time listening to the defense of someone who had 100 underage drinkers at their home and got caught.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:50 pm

Did they describe what the persecution was? They aren't just implying that having to go to court and face charges as being persecuted...right?
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:43 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Did they describe what the persecution was? They aren't just implying that having to go to court and face charges as being persecuted...right?

You've obviously never been accused of a crime and had to go to court to defend yourself.

It ain't fun.
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Re: Rich, White Mainers Persecuted

Postby Sarcastic on Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:07 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:Did they describe what the persecution was? They aren't just implying that having to go to court and face charges as being persecuted...right?

You've obviously never been accused of a crime and had to go to court to defend yourself.

It ain't fun.


You hate that woman. :lol:
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