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Editor’s Note: I’ve been tentatively invited onto Howie Carr’s show to talk about Leigha Genduso’s burn book at 6:05 tonight. Tune in. – Uncle Turtleboy
Yesterday SSTG published this book review of disgraced pot dealing State Trooper Leigha Genduso’s recently published burn book, a behind the scenes look at the life of a ratchet. I read it and had the same reaction most of you did – it’s the rantings of a 17 year old who still doesn’t get it. She doesn’t get that none of her old coworkers want to be friends with her because she LIED about her past for years. While they were busy obeying the law so as to not screw up their chance to become troopers, she was actively breaking it. She seemingly admits to banging half the troopers she ever encountered (including a married one who she was having an affair with when it all went down, but the sex was great), and blames everyone but herself. She still believes that she got the job because of her merits, and not who she was banging. It’s remarkable that anyone this dumb could ever pass the psych evaluation, never mind become a trooper.
The messed up part is that she’s the only one to go down for it. Don’t get me wrong, she totally deserves to for misrepresenting who she was, and for even THINKING that law enforcement was a possible career opportunity after being investigated by the State Police and the DEA. But not one person has been held responsible for hiring her, even though we know who did her background check. If we had a real governor, instead of the crowd pleaser we have now, heads would’ve rolled. And Leigha Genduso did not blame or mention any of these people in her burn book. If she were smart then she would have, because those are the people responsible for getting her on. Of course that would require her admitting to herself that she was unqualified for the job, which she can’t do. Instead she went after troopers for not being friends with her anymore, because she has the mind of a 17 year old high school chick.
Anyway, “The Patch,” which is nothing more than an online chain store of regurgitated news, basically stole our story without bothering to mention where they got it from.
In a self-published, tell-all book, ex-Massachusetts State Police Officer Leigh Genduso said radio host Howie Carr would prank call the Osborn Tavern asking to buy drugs from her after learning she had taken a job at the Danvers bar. Genduso writes that she “felt awful for the owners attention [sic] they may receive” and almost quit. But she was told to “ride it out,” which led to a July 4 fight at the Osborn.
That fight led to the suspension of the bar’s liquor license and increased scrutiny in the subsequent months that led to more violations and more disciplinary action by the Danvers Board of Selectmen. Genduso eventually quit shortly before she resigned from the State Police in August for failing to disclose her role as an un-indicted witness in a high-profile drug case against her ex-boyfriend.
In her book, which she is distributing for free as a PDF file, Genduso says the July 4 fight started when a friend of that ex-boyfriend, Sean Bucci, showed up at the Osborn. Genduso was not working that night, and she initially declined the bartender’s offer to throw Bucci’s friend out of the bar. When the friend, who Genduso did not name in her book, yelled at her, the fight broke out. The bartender suffered a concussion in the melee.
“I was on the other side of the bar in two seconds, in a beach dress with a bikini from being in Gloucester earlier, mind you! I walked over to Bucci’s friend, and told him ‘let’s go.’ He quickly responded with a [expletive delete] you I’m not leaving’ when I slapped the beer bottle out of his hand and grabbed his shirt,” Genduso wrote.
The Patch does this all the time. And by “The Patch,” I mean this guy.
Dave Copeland. Who seems to be the only person who ever writes anything for The Patch, and constantly rips off our stories without attribution.
Ya know how I know he got this from us? Because he didn’t embed the book either. We didn’t figure out how to do that until like 10 PM last night.book (1)
If he actually read the book, as opposed to reading Turtleboy, he would’ve embeded it into his story. Everything he quotes in his column is directly from excerpts SSTG highlighted.
My question is, why do they try so hard to pretend we don’t exist? Why not just tell the truth – Turtleboy was our source? Everyone knows where you got the story from. Hell, we cited and linked your stupid article in this blog about you stealing our content. I get that the book is out there in the public domain, but the fact of the matter is that you only know about it because we blogged it, and the only parts you know about are the parts we highlighted. I’d chirp at this guy on Twitter but we’re all banned from Twitter too. Luckily you can follow @TBSporty, which is a fan account that acts as a virtual Turtleboy account and has over 1,250 followers and counting. Maybe they’ll chirp at him, although I’m not sure if he’ll be able to respond since he’s so busy from his latest book signing.
Once again this goes to prove that Turtleboy is the only source of real news in New England, even though hacks like Dave Copeland can’t come to terms with it.
P.S. The best part by far of the burn book was how she said she reads all the comments. So if you have something you’d like to tell Leigha, feel free to do so in the comments, because she’s definitely reading it.