Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shooting Locks Down Springfield

Two people were in custody and a third “person of interest” was being questioned following a shooting incident on Summer Street on Wednesday afternoon.


  1. Hopefully people will wake up and demand that our local "law enforcement" do more than issue traffic tickets.

    Why are they not doing foot patrols in trouble spots? There are so many policing models already out there that could be used. Like the broken windows policy that worked so well to clean up NYC.

    1. do not blame Spfld's police officers for our local law enforcement policies; these officers are assigned to specific duties by the chief (who was not sure this latest incident had anything to do with drugs?); if you want to keep your position on the force and are ordered to issue tickets and that's it...?

  2. One of the headlines below appears out of place from the rest. Do you know which one it is?

    Fugitive Arrested in Springfield
    Judge rejects ex-guards plea deal
    3 injuring in Springfield shooting
    Police investigate triple shooting in Springfield
    1 shot, 2 beaten with baseball bat in Springfield
    Shooting locks down Springfield
    Two Springfield men face charges after incident
    Police: Man chewed up, spat heroine bags
    A ‘Welcome Home’ to our Springfield High School Alumni

  3. Thank god for VSP. The suspects would still be at large if they didn't take over and proceed with swift manhunt!
    I agree we need more foot patrols. The problem stems from the same NJ family it seems with grugs,vandalism, beatings and shootings!

  4. The police have made numerous arrests, hours of paperwork completed, just to see the lenient judges in the vermont courts release them,. Take a look at the 31 taken into custody in last years sweep, I don't believe any received any jail time. But then again, when the max penalty is 1 year and or $2000.00 fine, They'd be out by now any way.

    1. There were at least three people arrested in the sweep that are now doing jail time. It took nearly a year to bring them to trial and pass sentence on them.

    2. Wow 3 out of 31. 10% is this acceptable?

  5. Moral of the story: Don't bring a bat to a gunfight. Tambo learned the hard way.

  6. Big new for Springfield and the state of VT. Made the Vermont nightly news. Interesting, if this happened in Newark, NJ it would not have made the news at all. It's just the way of life in the / a big city. It happens every day. Anyone hanging around Springfield with a NJ id should be sent back there to their real home.


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