- [MA] STILL ON THE JOB - Officer Santos, who CHOKED girlfriend! - Four months after internal investigations began into allegations that he choked a woman outside a downtown nightclub, Police Officer Edson Santos is wearing a uniform and responding to calls...
- [MA] After 6 months Officer Santos finally charged for choking girlfriend - A city police officer is being criminally charged with assault and battery after allegations he choked a woman and shoved another officer outside a downtown nightclub in March...
Nov 17, 2008
Turbulent times for two New Bedford Police Officers, one about to be fired, the other will face disciplinary action.
The first officer, Edson Santos is expected to be stripped of his badge for a violent confrontation outside a New Bedford Bar that involved Santos, his girlfriend, and a fellow officer.
Santos was later charged with choking his girlfriend, and then pushing another police officer
The second officer a 22-year-veteran, Officer Norman Duchesneau, who allegedly put an ad up on Craigslist of himself, in full uniform, asking sexually suggestive questions. Duchesneau will be disciplined, suspended for at least 30 days without pay.
[police officer-involved domestic violence]
...Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results. Bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it. But few understand it in the mental and moral world (though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating), and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it... A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts. He ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within himself...