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    Default Did you guys see this: Firefighter busted for growing pot

    A Boston firefighter and his father were arrested this morning at their homes on allegations they kept a marijuana growing operation inside a Maine home, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley.

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    Unless he was growing it in a fire station, he was just another guy who got caught growing pot. unfortunatly, the media will capitalize on the fact that he was a firefighter.
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    Old news, the guy resigned immediately as I recall.

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    Good crop though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Good crop though!
    That was your neck of the woods wasn't it?

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    Yup,right around the corner out west.Whoever the principals were,they knew how to grow Weed.Really nice full buds. T.C.

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    Watching/reading/posting about the news can be just as addicting as drugs and alcohol. NewsJunkie needs to get in a program!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Unless he was growing it in a fire station, he was just another guy who got caught growing pot. unfortunatly, the media will capitalize on the fact that he was a firefighter.
    So it would be OK to smoke it there, just not grow it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Unless he was growing it in a fire station, he was just another guy who got caught growing pot. unfortunatly, the media will capitalize on the fact that he was a firefighter.
    but aren't "we" supposed to know better?
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    Default Nope another one

    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    That was your neck of the woods wasn't it?
    The one reported yesterday is not the same one that was in Bridgton back in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwnh View Post
    The one reported yesterday is not the same one that was in Bridgton back in May.
    No way!! This happened again? Are you sure? No doubt Mumbles and Co. were all to happy to give the media this story.

    I guess if I'd read the posted link the first time I would have saw this was a sepereate incident. So much for thinking positively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Good crop though!

    Bridgton Bud?
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    Don't know what "trademark"it would go under but I CAN tell you it was a QUALITY crop.This stuff ranks right up there with Thai weed.If I remember right,the street value was over half a mil. T.C.

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    Adam,THIS one is closer to YOU,hehe. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Unless he was growing it in a fire station, he was just another guy who got caught growing pot. unfortunatly, the media will capitalize on the fact that he was a firefighter.
    You are 100% correct. Being a firefighter had nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    You are 100% correct. Being a firefighter had nothing to do with it.
    At least one person has a clue as to what's going on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    At least one person has a clue as to what's going on...
    Careful....don't spread that around, I got a reputation to uphold!!
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    and I'll ask again....shouldn't a fire fighter know better than to do such a thing?


    I guess it's just me, but when someone that is a trained professional and knows better, but still does it.....that speaks more to me than a non professional person doing it.

    Sorry, I don't see it as a bad thing that his occupation is mentioned in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    and I'll ask again....shouldn't a fire fighter know better than to do such a thing?


    I guess it's just me, but when someone that is a trained professional and knows better, but still does it.....that speaks more to me than a non professional person doing it.

    Sorry, I don't see it as a bad thing that his occupation is mentioned in this case.
    Agreed. We might not like the fact that when his professon is mentioned it casts a bad shadow on the rest of us, but he really should have known better as a sworn public safety official.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Agreed. We might not like the fact that when his professon is mentioned it casts a bad shadow on the rest of us, but he really should have known better as a sworn public safety official.
    I believe, right or wrong, we are "held to a higher standard" as we are paid by the taxpayers, but, not only sworn public safety officers should know better. I'm sorry if you live in the country and don't know better than to grow weed, then our education system has failed. Cops, firefighters and teachers will always be held to higher standard in the court of public opinion. 718 needs to find a way to weed out their few bad apples before they become public as the City is just looking for ways to exploit their misdeeds. Still not a larger percentage of the workforce at BFD, but sensationalized enough to paint an ugly picture of a great FD.

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