Sunday, June 7, 2009

N.H. Man Arrested for 153rd Time

As published on June 3, 2009 on AP
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (June 3) -- A man has been arrested for the 153rd time, this time after he was accused of punching someone in the face over the weekend.
Paul Baldwin, 49, told a judge Monday he plans to plead guilty to the assault, along with trespassing and alcohol charges. He said he's had a long battle with alcohol and was trying to correct the problem during his most recent one-year jail term, which ended last week.
The Foster's Daily Democrat newspaper said Baldwin's record dates to 1984 and includes 152 other arrests, eight trespass orders, 75 citations, four Social Security aliases and 17 name aliases.

Editor Rozek’s Notes: His jail term just ended last week? I don’t think the problem is corrected yet! Did he just walk up to someone and punch him in the face?...or did the guy say something like “nah, nah, nah ,nah ,nah I bet you won’t punch me in the face?” That’s an entirely different story. It’s nice that he is coming to terms with his issues and pleading guilty, but doesn’t our court system have a recidivism punch card for these guys so they can just swipe in and out of jail without a trial? …and how many of the 8 trespass orders were simply because he had to pee?

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