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Friday, March 9, 2012

Another year, More electioneering by the POLICE CHIEF

Atkinson's chief law enforcement officer, is in full election mode once again. never above using his office, and taxpayer funded resources to tell people how to vote, this year is not different.

Phil has used the Town Report, His title as Elderly Affairs Director, the resources of the Elderly Affairs dept., to advance his cause. Of course ALL of this is a violation of law, but, really, When has that EVER stopped Phil? Laws are evidently for others.

Here is the Statute in Question;

659:44-a Electioneering by Public Employees. – No public employee, as defined in RSA 273-A:1, IX, shall electioneer while in the performance of his or her official duties or use government property, including, but not limited to, telephones, facsimile machines, vehicles, and computers, for electioneering. For the purposes of this section, "electioneer'' means to act in any way specifically designed to influence the vote of a voter on any question or office. Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Now, surely Having his petitions for warrant article signed in the elderly affairs cars during rides violates this.

Surely having elderly people come to the police station to sign petitions as Phil, himself, admitted doing in the Eagle Tribune violates this.

Surely Placing articles in the Carriage Towne News from "the director of Elderly Affairs" and "the police chief" violates this.

Surely his blatant pitches in selectmen meetings for his articles violates this.

Surely his latest postcard, "from Atkinson's Elderly Affairs DEPARTMENT" Violates this.

And of Course his Town Report comments about the warrant articles is much more of a violation the the petty, hope to continue to serve you was, that he demonized Brian Boyle over a few years ago was.

But, as usual with Phil, the recurring issue is that THE POLICE CHIEF IS VIOLATING THE LAW!

I know this is nothing new. Mr. Acciard, six years ago spent his own time and money to get the Court to Order Phil to follow the law, by recusing himself from voting on police matters as a selectman. Acciard stood to gain nothing form this action, and in fact lost alot, But, nevertheless, he won, and Phil was Ordered to follow the law.

Imagine that, A police chief having to be ORDERED by the Court to follow the law. Only in Atkinson. And when Phil ignored the Court's Order, they found him in Contempt of Court!, Again only in Atkinson. Did Phil begin obeying the law then, NO,, in stead he used YOUR money to appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. They told him to go away.

Over the years there have been numerous complaints of electioneering by Phil, evidently he does not think the law applies to him. Isn't it time the selectmen did their job, and put a stop to this?

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read the yellow post card & immediately threw it in the trash where it belongs!!! We know what to vote for & I resent him & his electioneering! When are the selectmen going to DO THEIR JOB??? I thought things would change when Bill Innes became our TA....I was wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

This is from the same guy that bought his dept. an SUV, without selectmen's foreknowledge or vote?

The guy who paid himself a $1,300 union benefit when he isn't in the union?

The guy who caused the expense of hundreds of thousands in legal fees defending his boneheadded actions?

Time to retire Phil. Stick to the elderly, and leave the policing to people with education and training.

Anonymous said...

Disgree

Phil needs to be fired as chief and retired as elderly affairs director.

There isn't an elderly he won't take advantage of or a law to break to protect his kingdomhood.

Anonymous said...

This article should go into the newspaper for everyone to read. Of course the author will have his house vandalized for doing so.

Anonymous said...

I threw the thing into the paper recycling immediately.

What a pompous jerk.

How can he thumb his nose at all and everyone and not get arrested.

He has a warrant article for another cruiser. Vote no people.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget his buddies, Magoon, Culliford and who is this other guy Houlihan?

These guys wouldn't want to lose their $7,000.00 a year job. They must know from all the talk that this guy is not what he is presented to be.
They should be ashamed too.

Anonymous said...

Who paid for the mailing of these? If anything it is a good cheat sheet to bring to the voting booth....

Anonymous said...

do not throw the yellow card in the garbage send it to the attorney general:
new hampshire department of justice
co attorney general
33 capitol street
concord, n.h. 03301

or call: 603-271-3658

Anonymous said...

How bout this. Send your card with an angry note to the Senator or State Official of your choice. Just put the card and hand write a note in an envelope and mail it. It can be anonymous.

And let them know what you think of Selectmen Fred Childs, Bill Friel, and "I'll lower or taxes", Schooster Rooster" for not doing nuthing about electioneering in Atkinson.

Man. This is such a great idea I will be proud of myself all day. My card is going to State Senator O'Brien. And that's the truth!

Hey, if you are really pissed, you can photocopy your card and send it out to dozens of State Officials. Then they know how Atkinson is a town that violates state law.

Anonymous said...

They WILL talk about it. It is offensive to any law abiding person. And that's the truth.

Anonymous said...

Sending all the cards to the attorney general who sucks his thump and does nothing when it comes to lawbreakers in Atkinson is A BAD IDEA.

Anonymous said...

That is a good idea. I will copy and mail my own card. I will keep doing it until I am not angry anymore. I figure 100 letters will do it for me.

I won't send a card to scumbag Garrity or what's her name, you know, the lady with the breathless Marilyn Monroe voice at the microphone,,, ammonia Di Simonia,,,waste of a stamp. They are the trash of Atkinson

Anonymous said...

Oh I get it. I'll type my angry note, tape the card to the bottom and copy the whole page. I'm off to staples because mine is on red paper!!!!!

Think I'll enclude the law about electioneering here on the blog. I can copy it. Control C, control V. Is that right?

Anonymous said...

Is Chief Phil's use of the town's bulk mail permit also a form of mail fraud? Shouldn't someone complane to the Postmaster? (Misspelling of complain is intentional. This isn't a resume for Christ's sake. it's a blog entry.)

Remember that before you get all huffy about spelling.

Anonymous said...

Why would anything change because Innes was involved? I don't understand this remark and sometimes I think Innes is just a figment of our imagination.

Anonymous said...

I remember when all that happened to acard. I could not believe that a private citizen had to go to court to get the police chief to follow the law. It seemed to me to be a no brainer. You can't vote on your own stuff. And I also remember the chief filing complaints over Barbara Stewart signing employees pay vouchers that included her brother's. She didn't change anything, just signed all the employees pay including her brothers. And Phil raised hell over that, but wouldn't do it himself.

I didn't speak up at the time, because I didn't want all the things happening to acard to happen to me. I was a coward then, but that was when I lost all respect for Phil. i have never called him for anything since that day. And I never will. I am sorry Mr. Acard, I should have spoken up then.

Anonymous said...

Article Submission:

Atkinson: Home of the Politically Insane

The following article is opinion and parody protected by our constitution. The story may be fiction. Or not.

It’s over. I’ve crossed the line and consider myself politically insane. It happened last night when I saw an email from Mr. Schuster, who is running for selectman, that pushed me over the edge. More on the email in a moment.

I know, “It’s just small town politics”. NO IT AIN’T. It’s not normal how these people are behaving. Atkinson is center of the universe for the politically insane. How do I know this??? Pull up a chair. Mind you, I am insane.

Our political insanity began when our self declared leader created a scheme to use our tax dollars to run a political organization from the PD. A tax payer funded, staffed, facility, equipment, favors, dollars, jobs, etc, and unlimited free legal resources. And a badge. The problem is he uses PD tax dollars to run a political organization known as “Elderly Affairs” to manipulate voters, and the EA spending is far more than taxpayers ever approved for the Elderly Affairs budget, which somehow, magically pays for like 2,000 rides. How is it done? Using PD budget. “fuzzy math”.

Misappropriation of tax dollars using police budget, equipment, cars, staff, etc. for anything BUT the PD is against the law. THERE I SAID IT. The emperor has no clothes (sorry for the visual).

“But he does so much good for the elderly”. OMG. I’m insane over manipulation of our most vulnerable citizens who depend on EA services, in exchange for votes and "donations". For those who get services and aren’t blacklisted, anyway. All this somehow justifies illegal behavior by an officer that’s supposed to be ENFORCING THE LAW???? Robin Hood?? No justification for breaking the law. Sane, objective people get this fact. Insane Atkinson people hate you for it. Why??? Ask a sane person. The worst part is his ruthless narcissistic behavior, with a badge, against anyone questioning him. Doubters attack my “good name” and have a fairy tale “vendetta” against him. Like people woke up one day and decided I’m gonna get that guy just BECAUSE. Puh-lease. The end result: complaints and lawsuits to no end, because nobody will stop the law breaking.

So misappropriating tax dollars is OK? Look, you are on either one side of this debate or the other. And I can assure you of one thing: ONE OF US IS NUTS. Must be ME!

Our Board of Selectmen (BOS) allow law breaking to continue. Threats and intimidation from a police officer is OK?? BOS, you endorse it every day it goes on, but don’t mind me cause I’m nuts. You’re good.

Our BOS use town legal services to pummel anyone who objects and to protect bad behavior. Our town attorney, OMG, people, go check what we spend on legal fees. It used to be like $14K in 2005. Now its like $100K. It’s nuts, like me.

Our BOS manipulates the RFP process. Open competition might save us a few bucks. $4,999? Huh?

I’m insane because seniors support his illegal activity. They even shot down a request from Atkinson Youth Baseball for $5,000 for a sprinkler system. BOS made it cost AYBS like $20K. But it’s OK to misappropriate tax dollars! Them bratty kids. Brown grass hard as a rock was good enough when I was a kid. But keep the rides coming! We need another car. You have to pay for parking at the PD now. The lot’s jammed!

I could go on and on as insane people do. But that email pushed me over the edge. Only a sane person running for selectman would send unsolicited email like that. How’d he get those email addresses??? The misspellings and improper grammar showed a lack of attention to detail which made me even more insane. Worst of all, the attack on his competition was very personal and very disappointing from an Eagle Scout.

This is what we’ve come to. It started at the top and over time made its way through town and people think the behavior is A-OK.

One of us is nuts and apparently, it must be me.

Anonymous said...

where did schuster get the names for the e mails

Anonymous said...

I heard he used his boy scout mailing list. It's nice of him to volunteer but to use people's email addresses to run for election? You should ask permission first. It's not a big violation in and of itself but the email was bad the way he attacked Barbera and made bizarre claims. I'm sure scouting people weren't happy.

Anonymous said...

The town is dysfunctional. No one should be talking to the newspaper, threatening residents with legal action, sending out political propaganda under the name of the TOWN.

None of these things should happen without the expressed permission of the BOS.

Anonymous said...

its summer time, time to crank up the music. What do you want to hear Joyce, I know you like snoop dog, what about eminem?

Anonymous said...

To 4:57 poster. Stop being a jerk! You are acting very immature & this blog is no place to talk like that!

Anonymous said...

Phil thanks for the electioneering postcard. You're the best. I suppose what your doing is Ok cuase you're a policeman and work for the town.

Who's that woman in your office that acts like Nurse Ratchett and keeps saying its medication time to the officers?

Anonymous said...

The neighbors are being too patient, take the video to the Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

At least Farrar is gone with his cat comments. Atkinson's finest.

Anonymous said...

what's a snoop dog and an eminem?

sounds like trash to me.

Anonymous said...

Wait I thought she was the cat woman? Great now I'm confused....

Anonymous said...

Time for a little reflection. While you're standing in the voting booth tomorrow with the weight of the town on your shoulders, ask yourself this:
Is Police Chief Consentino running the town out of the Police Department or is the Board of Selectmen running it out of Town Hall? It's as simple as this...
Vote your conscience.

JMHO

Anonymous said...

So glad I got te cheat-sheet postcard from Phil... Now I know what to vote for.. Anything he wants I support, just to shut up all you 10-20 Atkinson residents who think they know everything going here on the blog... Funny to read but hardly ever the truth

Anonymous said...

Ten to twenty huh? Must be making headway. Not so long ago we were juast a couple of deer making a whole lot of tracks in the snow. Hope the herd tramples the Conman and you too.

Anonymous said...

To 12:43 poster. The only good thing about the yellow card is that you vote the opposite way that it says on the "cheat sheet" DO NOT BE BULLIED BY ANYONE!!!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with having 20-30 cats I find it quite comforting actually.

JL

Anonymous said...

Confusion on the yellow card was caused by the Conman. Confusion in the newspapers was caused by the Conman. He's getting so old he can't figure out how to vote. Maybe one of his Elderly will drive him to the hospital. He needs another shot of his confusion medicine.

Come on Selectmen, recognize he’s over the hill and put him out to pasture. You going to wait till he kills someone with his lunacies?

MutualAid said...

Just ask any officer in the Southern NH Law Enforcement community their opinion of Atkinson's Chief. From officers who have had contact with him to Lts. to Chiefs to Bailiffs, EVERYONE thinks he is a buffoon.

We can not believe the stuff he gets away with.

Anonymous said...

After voting this a.m. I mentioned to Mr. Garrity that I was not happy about getting a yellow card in the mail. He said "you weren't? Why not?" Then proceeded to walk away from me to supposedly help some other people. I'm assuming that he knew that I was referring to Phi's post card.

Anonymous said...

I love chicken
I love liver

Consintino,Consintino please deliver.

Joyce

Anonymous said...

I see that Farrar is back with his cat comments. He stalked other women in town that wouldn't date him. This is what happens when he's shunned.

Anonymous said...

If this is how the noisy rap fan bullies his neighbors, can you imagine how badly he treats his customers? What a jerk.

Anonymous said...

This little Blog is so sad. I came to this site several times to actually see a public forum and exchange of comments and opinions of the town. Sadly, all it is , is a venting board to the police chief and selectman. I am for free communication about whoever and whatever, but I would like it to be functional and informative. No opinions on any warrent articles, no discussion on candidates (other then the BOS).
To the Blog manager I would suggest a more broad and open topic list so that we could all see what thoughts we have on all the aspects of the town.

Anonymous said...

Tell us the important town issues that concern you right now. Put your list on this blog from the most important issue to the least important. I'm sure the moderator will be interested in your thoughts of each issue.

Ball is in your court.

Anonymous said...

PS Tell us the issue, why it is important, pros and cons of each side and why you believe the BOS should get involved.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, was Chief Consentino and his crew chauffeuring their elderly constituents to and from the polls today in town owned vehicles? Oh what a tangled web we weave...

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha this blog didnt work, all hail the chief....we are a better town than we were yesterday. I knew the 4 people who blog on this site couldnt change anything no matter what.The chief is here to stay. Chief consintino for life. Thank you all for the votes. Now please stick to your promise and MOVE OUT OF HERE. Joyce just move please!!! hahaha thanks again.....

meow meow
purr purr

Anonymous said...

Must be Frank Polito.

Anonymous said...

WE DID IT!!!!!! Kinda quiet on the blog today Hmmmmmm. Does a cat have your tongue. Or is it your foot in your mouth???? Come on now chief give us the real gossip. Where is the victory party??? I'll bring the kitty litter!!

Anonymous said...

It goes to show how trashy the Chief supporters are, now doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to point out that the Chief ran an illegal campaign against the Selectmen and his boy didn't win. I hope Todd is brought up to speed on the corruption that is you.

Anonymous said...

Leon,

I was watching you at the polls yesterday. were you sneaking a sip when you went back to the blazer for a bit? HMMMM Be careful who you star at :)

Anonymous said...

The victory parade will be starting on granite ridge rd in Atkinson nh. It will continue on around the loop at granite ridge. And then back to meditation ln.

Thanks agian to all of the chiefs supporters that use this blog. We could not have done it with out you. !!!!

See you all on granite ridge rd. please bring some rap music for the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Brought to you by the local PD.

Anonymous said...

The real victory party will come when the handcuffs come out to take him away.

Anonymous said...

Phil's boy Baldwin did not get elected. When you consider the senior block supportng Baldwin that means he got nobody else. Do the math. 1700 votes and Bill got 400+ seniors. Bill your financial problems, poor representation on the school board,and lawsuit against the town and other baggage got 1200+ people voting against you.

Anonymous said...

People posting here today in support of the chief show the same bullying personality that he has.

Not nice people.

Anonymous said...

It also sounds like the party boys and the PD are in bed together harassing people.

I think the new PD members are better than this but it's up to them to show us if they are.

Anonymous said...

Please look at the total people who did vote then make your commentaries. Most ,if your not aware, are the people who pay the taxes and are actively working to do so. To say the elderly are paying the most of taxes isn't so as they pay the lessor of taxes. Can you blame any one for voting to have the Conman stay on as the elderly in charge person for a dollar yearly? The tax rate is over whelming for most of them when you consider that the Conman is willing to stay on for that dollar instead of what it is really worth to run the EA dept. I really think the person who takes over [be it a new chief or not] when the EA head [Conman] has retired or gone to his final reward is going to be able to work for a dollar instead of a set wage befitting the position? Hells bells!,that person will have to be rich in more than one way wouldn't they considering the work involved? --- As for the Conmans boy Baldwin I think the remaining Plaistow department officers are laughing behind his back because of the lack of support he had from the voters he thought were in his and the Conmans pocket. I guess that is what one gets when you screw over officers that were awaiting the chance for promotions from with in the Plaistow department. Oh well! pay back is a bitch after all isn't it Chief and Billy Boy?

Anonymous said...

Finally the legal fees article got passed after two years. Made a difference this year that Phil and Jack couldn't destroy it before it got to the voters.

Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very disappointing that they could not re-purpose the Cable fund to use for IT too. This leads me to believe that people in town have no clue.

Anonymous said...

Look at ALL the final results from the election. Barbera was ALWAYS the Chief's boy. (to bad so sad Baldwin……you got sucked and replaced by) the new boy. The nice NEW BOY is the town’s worst enemy. Hope you work out your financial problems Bill but it will be an uphill battle for years. You couldn’t manage your own personal financial problems with the illegal pay the Conman got you, and thankful you aren’t in charge of using our taxpayer tax money.

Barbera is now under the microscope. Let’s see if he continues to back the Chief. Let’s see if he is his own man or just another Conman puppet. Betting the Todd Baldwin is not the man he pretends to be. Then again, what would you expect of a Consentino relative.

Fasten your seat belts citizens, the wreck is about to run you over.

Anonymous said...

tod watch out for friel and his crocked ways,dont worry about fred he does not have a clue

Anonymous said...

You think Friel is crooked? What has he done to make you think that? Sounds like slander to me.

Typical for Consentino supporters.

Anonymous said...

Todd needs to work with the other Selectmen. A divided camp is not what is needed.

Anonymous said...

yes, step in line to connect the puppet strings and be careful to move move your lips when bill speaks under his breath.........

Anonymous said...

It's like the Chief and his string of elderly.

Anonymous said...

Guess Anon March 15, 2012 2:47 PM can't come up with one instance of Mr. Friel being a crook.

Figures!

Anonymous said...

I like Bill Friel and I see no evidence of bad behavior on his part.

Anonymous said...

People are catching on a bit.

Two people running for 2 open seats for library trustee, Linda Jette received a very good support from the voters.

Wendy Doubty, however, got a good 500 votes less than Linda, and she was unopposed. Guess her exuberant support of the conman at town meeting cost her mega votes.

Anonymous said...

BS used the Elderly Affairs mailing list to take votes away from Wendy. Was afraid Wendy would get to close to her man.

Anonymous said...

Are you alluding to an affair? I hope not because because of the shooting down in Beverly-Hamilton, Mass. That is a sorry happening for the children involved who can't understand what happened and will not until they get older. The shame of it all is the effects and affects on all the families concerned with what happened in the future. I hope this isn't a happening here. I could be wrong in my statement and if I am please forgive me as I do not want to start a rumor or an unfounded accusation.

Anonymous said...

BS - ? Usually this is Barbra Snicer? or is it a bull sh!t ref Who are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

If people are using the Elderly list for personal reasons, they should be held accountable. What happened to the confidential list? Is Barbra special?

Anonymous said...

BS has all the specials available from the Conman.

Anonymous said...

They have been hiding the elderly list for years on the pretense that it was confidential. Now we find yet another person who has access to it. The BOS needs to clean the house.

Anonymous said...

I thought Jody was his man?

Anonymous said...

Is but can't cut the BS

Ward said...

To 4:57 poster. Stop being a jerk! You are acting very immature & this blog is no place to talk like that!