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Fed Up Vermonter
04-16-2012 8:10:48 AM EST
David Cahill, YOU'RE A DISGRACE! You and Robert Sand don't deserve to be in that office. You had no right to go on the Tamburello's website and dredge up the pain your office has caused them. Shame on you!
04-15-2012 7:05:06 PM EST
Corrections, Thanks for the information but believe me , no one knows more than us the way that the Vermont judicial system favors the defendant. Before, during and after sentencing. That's why I asked for the maximum of one year for Arbuckle for the simple assault. I knew he would only do a few months, but that's better than nothing at all which was what he got for the more serious DUI violations by Cahill. He got charged under the 4 strike DUI law which was recently passed in Vermont, which means that anyone charged with 4 DUI felonies can receive a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 7 years. So if Cahill had asked for any jail time, even though Arbuckle would have been released early, he still would have been off the streets and the people of Vermont would have been safe for that much longer and justice would have been served. Instead to save a few bucks they released Arbuckle free and clear which in the long run they will lose money because of the many other times he will break the law. Vermont dispenses justice according to cost and the people suffer for it. Arbuckle will do time for what he did to Vinnie. Serious time. John Lavoie isn't Robert Sand. Sand is a corrupt, dishonest person who broke the law. Sooner or later he'll have to account for what he's done. It's only a matter of time.
04-15-2012 6:44:10 PM EST
To Corrections: I, for one, appreciate your candor. As one affected by what they did to my nephew down MaKenzie Park, we never held the people also fed up with this crew responsible. From my perpective, it appears the only way to prevent the Bolaski brothers, the Jerry Ucci's, The Tristan Blanchard's, and the Tim Arbuckles from hurting anyone else is to unseat Sands. While Sands may not have laid claim to Cahill's position, he IS responsible for not only Cahill's actions, but anything these kids do to anyone else in Vermont. I'm not sure if you're aware, but Blanchard was detrimental to his sister getting shot, also. How many more people have to get shot for Blanchard's total disregard for the law? And how many more victims will fall prey to Sand's inability to protect the good people of Vermont? Blanchard got up on that stand and laughed in the face of Justice. He also perjured himself, as the other parties involved in my nephew's killing did. He also stated he was clean, and not dealing drugs, but was arrested shortly after his testimony for dealing drugs. I can't say it enough, as long as Sand is in that seat, these kids have a corrupt prosecutor on their side. Once again, thank you for your honesty.
04-15-2012 5:45:13 PM EST
I used to work in VT Corrections and am fortunate not to have interacted with Kyle Bolaski. These are my personal views not those of VT DOC. Arbuckle is a known bad apple and Lavoie needs to charge him with more than a misdemeanor (what Sands should have done 2 years ago). We have been dealing with him for years. The sad truth is Arbuckle wouldn't have done real time in VT on the DUI felony even if he got an unusually stiff sentence like 5-7 yrs to serve. We have this legislation called Challenges for Change that forces DOC to release repeat DUI offenders (and other, get this, "nonviolent" offenders) well before their minimum sentence is up. It's all about saving money. So Cahill's plan to ship Arbuckle to NH was decent enough. I doubt it was Sands idea. Arbuckle will probably serve 2-3 years in NH prison out of his 2-5 year sentence. If he had been sentenced in VT first, our sentencing rules would apply, and Arbuckle would have walked out the prison doors on furlough and on bail for simple assault. The pending simple assault case would prevent him from being extradited to NH, so in a truly messed-up way it would keep him free for a while. Screwed-up, huh? That's one of the reasons I quit corrections. Anyway, sorry to hear about this whole situation. I can personally vouch that most people here in SE VT are really disturbed by what's going on.
04-15-2012 11:42:29 AM EST
David Cahill. I can't believe you admit to letting Arbuckle go free! Arbuckle's a menace to society. You had finally had a chance to put him behind bars. To show punks like him that they're not above the law instead you protected him and make excuses. You should be ashamed of yourself.
04-13-2012 9:17:47 PM EST
You know, David Cahill, I need to point something out here. Excluding the racial divide in the Trayvon Martin killing, what happened to my nephew is similar in many ways. I want to point out the similarities, and differences. The Bolaski brothers, Ucci, and Blanchard hunted my nephew, like Zimmerman did to Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman had a weapon on him, as the above stated crew did, with one objective in mind, as the above crew had--to make sure their target will never go home again. To make sure their intended target will suffer the rage they planned to inflict as their prey lay dying. To make sure the person none of them knew would never live to tell their side of the story. If that wasn't enough, your office failed to protect the citizens of Vermont by allowing these people to continue their reign of terror by allowing them to walk free, as Sanford, Florida did with Zimmerman. From the preliminary facts, there was enough evidence to charge the Bolaski brothers, Ucci, Blanchard, and Arbuckle with second degree murder, as was Zimmerman, but Robert Sand, as well as the prosecuting attorney in Florida allowed the killers to walk free. You know what was different between these two states. These two incidents. Florida's prosecuting attorney, and Chief of Police was smart enough to realize they made a mistake, and stepped down. Not Robert Sand, though. No, unlike the new prosecuting attorney in the Florida case, who knew she had enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder without a Grand Jury, Robert Sand not only convened a GJ, he led them to their decision. Rather than present ALL the evidence, and let the GJ make a righteous decision, he withheld evidence and made those poor people on that GJ live with a decision they were FORCED TO MAKE through Robert Sands's corrupt lifestyle. As if leading the witnesses into perjuring themselves wasn't enough, he walked out arm-in-arm with the killer. THAT was the statement he made to the good people of Vermont. He told them, as long as he's in office the people that pay his salary will never be free from people like the Bolaski brothers, the Jerry Ucci's, the Tristan Blanchard's, and the Tim Arbuckle's of Vermont. He told the good people of Vermont, as long as no one runs against me this is what you'll have to deal with because I'm untouchable. Well, David, Robert Sand didn't just smear the Vermont Judicial system's name, he also smeared your name. And you have the nerve to come on here and break a code of ethics you swore to by upholding the law of the land without prejudice. You come on here and tell the good people of Vermont you have the same disregard for the law as the lawbreakers you're supposed to convict. Shame on you, David Cahill, for openly expressing that disregard for the law your supposed to uphold to protect the good people of Vermont.
04-13-2012 7:06:42 PM EST
David Cahill. You're right. It is a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo and the fact remains you let Arbuckle off scott free from very serious charges he committed in Vermont not New Hampshire! He faced 7 years on the charges in Vermont because he's a repeat offender! Yet you let him walk WITH NO PUNISHMENT FROM VERMONT! How can you even try to justify letting New Hampshire do your work for you?? They punished him for the crimes Arbuckle committed in New Hampshire not Vermont and you let him walk from very serious felony charges that is YOUR responsibility to protect the people of Vermont from, not New Hampshire's! They did their job and protected their citizens. Because you and Robert Sand did not do your job from the beginning, and continued to allow Arbuckle walk free time and time again, after multiple violations and felonies, the state of New Hampshire and it's citizen's were put in jeopardy. Like your boss, Robert Sand, You took the coward's way out! Then you make excuses! Now Arbuckle will be getting out from New Hampshire in short time to continue his reign of terror on the citizens of Vermont.
How do you justify that? How can you justify letting this man on the street over and over again to terrorize the people of Vermont? Arbuckle is a very serious repeat offender. Even after his involvement in Vinnie's murder he continued to commit numerous felonies! These are FELONIES, not traffic tickets! It's your job to ensure that the citizens of Vermont are safe from his type. As usual you failed to do that and you trying to convince me otherwise shows that you and Robert Sand knew exactly what you were doing. You say you're sorry we don't have closure on the Arbuckle front yet it's not over yet. Unless once again you're already planning on setting him free! Is that true Mr. Cahill? Is there already a plan to protect Arbuckle from justice? Not this time because there's a real prosecutor named John Lavoie who believes in justice, that plans on making sure Arbuckle is held accountable. That will do the job you failed to do!
I don't understand your sense of justice. Criminals have a free hand in Windsor County where even murderers walk free and just like Sand, you make excuses for not doing your job. Your post just proves what I've been saying from the very beginning, Robert Sand is a corrupt prosecutor who cares nothing for the people of Vermont only for the criminal element. And you're following in his footsteps. How many more will die because of your office's cowardice? How many more innocent people must suffer? Do your job Mr. Cahill and you won't have to go on websites to try to convince anyone you are, or follow Robert Sand into shame!
04-13-2012 4:19:11 PM EST
David Cahill...I remember you. First, isn't it illegal to peruse the internet on the Vermont taxpayers' dime? Take a look at ther time of your post. 11:40:03am on Friday. Is this what the taxpayers of Vermont pay you to do? What other sites do you frequent? I think the Vermont taxpayers have a right to know.
What I find more disturbing about your post is, Arbuckle is still facing charges. You're post recuses your office from any further actions against him on, pretty much, anything that crosses your desk because you subjected your office by injecting your own emotions to my brother and his family...and extremely poor judgement. Is this sound? Or is it a deliberate action?
Not only did you recuse your office from prosecuting Arbuckle on any charges crossing your desk, and you know they will, you also gave Arbuckle a license to continue terrorizing the taxpayers of Windsor County.
Shame on you and Robert Sand for making such poor judgement by injecting your emotions. What you did is illegal, and if you can break this law, what other laws are your office breaking to openly subject the taxpayers of Vermont?
04-13-2012 11:40:03 AM EST
Mr. and Mrs. Tamburello: my heart goes out to both of you for all the suffering you endured. As you noted on your page “Tim Arbuckle, A Coward’s Ruse,” I was the prosecutor assigned to Timothy Arbuckle’s felony DUI case. I want you to know that there was no plan to let Arbuckle off easy on the DUI. When Arbuckle was arrested by VSP for that offense, I personally called Asst County Attorney David Park (Sullivan County, NH) to inform him that NH should be filing a violation of probation against Arbuckle. I worked with Park to ensure that Arbuckle would receive a controlling sentence of 2-5 years to serve for his DUI conduct. Since probation revocation proceedings in NH move quicker than new criminal cases in VT, Arbuckle had already served many months at the NH State Prison in Concord before it came time to address his VT case. I know this sounds like a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo, but the overall 2-5 year result was achieved by teamwork between myself and my NH counterpart. Depending upon one’s perspective, 2-5 years could be seen as too lenient or too harsh for a repeat DUI (I guarantee you, no one will say it’s “just right”), but I suspect the real issue is, as you correctly point out, that Arbuckle has yet to answer for what he did to your son. I’m sorry for you and your family that you don’t have closure on the Arbuckle front.
mike wozniak email@example.com
04-06-2012 12:48:06 PM EST
First I'd like to express my condolances to The Tamburello Family.You don't know me but Vinnie was a really good friend of mine.I met him in 1994 through a mutual friend and we hung out and had some great times for a few years.We spent one New Years together in either 95 or 96.I will never forget my memories of Vinnie.We laughed so hard together thay we would be in tears.Everytime we would go pick him up in Charlestown he would always say don't worry Mike you're with me,nobody is gonna bother you.We lost touch around 97,but i felt like i knew him my whole life.My old girlfriends bday was Sept 11,vinnie and his girlfriend at the time was the 12th and 13th so we would spend those 3 days together celebrating.I will have those memories forever.I will never forget when i hear the song Zombie by the cranberries it makes me think of vinnie cuz he would make me play it over and over again and he would sing along at the top of his lungs.The world has lost a great person,and heaven had gained one. RIP Vinnie love Mike Woz..
04-03-2012 8:14:18 PM EST
This is such a touching story. So happy that your son Vinnie received justice. Noone on this earth should get away with murder no matter what the situation is. If you take a life you should do a life. All the best for your family. Stay strong.
A Concerned Juror
03-29-2012 8:07:25 AM EST
Mr. Tamburello, after hearing about the tragic story of Trayvon Martin and the misconduct of the police there I was wondering if Robert Sand has been investigated at all? I remember reading on your site that the U.S. Attorney General was asked to investigate Sand. Has anything come of that? It would be a disgrace if they've done nothing about the misconduct of Robert Sand, especially seeing first hand the evidence that was available to him and that he didn't use. He's a disgrace and he should not be in office!
03-16-2012 1:06:38 PM EST
As I sit here and type this, I can barely see the screen through the tears, this story has truly touched my heart. Tamburellos, you must have all gone through torture, 33 months and some change before justice was served?? After reading this story, it is hard as a civil servant to tell you that not all government is bad, and that government is there for the good of the common man. No words can ever express the sorrow and Catch-22 of this position. Nevertheless, justice was served, and for that I am elated because although you cannot bring him back, your son can rest in peace. I, like many other people, am a huge fan of CT on the MTV series and have loved him since the days before this tragedy. Although, in the past, he did some things he is ashamed of and shouldn’t have done, he came back to the show(s) put his heart on his sleeves and his cards on the table. It's like I've seen him grow into the man his brother would be soo proud of. I know this sounds superstition and possibly crazy but in my culture we make lots of sacrifices in the name of the family (sacrificial lamb, giving time/money to those in need etc.) as a way to protect the family from the evil people put on you as a result of the evil they speak of you by the things they see or hear, (in America they we refer to them as ‘haters’). We do this to protect those you love from people who, for whatever reason, want to bring anybody or anything happy or positive down into the pits of their misery. These are the miserable people that love company, who instead of looking within to change for the better they blame anything or anyone around them for their sadness, bad luck, or whatever negative bubble they permeate in. I say this because I'm sure CT, since the days of RW Paris to the MTV Challenges, has had millions of people speak ill/evil of him simply by what they see on TV. Pray and sacrifice for the protection of your family. Mom and Dad Tamburello, you guys are amazing parents, the dedication, the raw emotion displayed in these posts, it is apparent that you live for your family and NO PARENT SHOULD BURY THEIR CHILD. I don’t know you and I pray you find peace. Nothing can bring your son back but he lives through you guys. He also lives through anybody with a heart that has come by this website, or knows about this tragedy. Your son will outlive is life, and that is a true testament to the man he was, is and will always be to you and anybody else who loved him. Sorry for the long post but God bless you Tamburellos and remember what goes around comes around. May nothing but love, peace and prosperity come back around to you. XO
03-08-2012 2:58:17 AM EST
I think about your family all the time and it saddens me to read about your struggles with the trial. I can't imagine how difficult the past few years have been and it's incredibly admirable how strong you all have been. I will continue to pray for Vinnie.
02-19-2012 12:20:27 AM EST
I'm soo sorry for your loss, I think remembering his life and legacy would always keep u close to him. RIP Vinnie.. Take care of each other
02-10-2012 2:32:41 PM EST
CT I just found this website after hearing about you mention your brother and like many others was curious. But I never expected this! My condolences to you and your family. My wife and I read the entire website and she can't stop crying. I can't imagine that a justice official could be so rotten. I'm glad you got justice and I hope that you and your family can eventually find some peace.
01-27-2012 12:10:15 AM EST
CT, you are a beast of a man and I think your parents raised a good son. So sorry for your loss and keep being a man. I only pray these cowards get what they deserve, and looks like they will :)
01-26-2012 6:38:31 PM EST
I have been a CT fan ever since his RW Paris season and have enjoyed seeing him on all of the Challenges. I, like so many others, stumbled on this site after being curious to find out what happened to CT's brother. I have spent the past 4 hours reading every single post on this site. Vin Sr. you, your wife and entire family are amazing, strong people. No wonder you have raised such a magnetic rockstar son in CT. I am sure Lil' Vinnie as you have referred to him as, was every bit as magnetic as CT. I cannot imagine the heartache and struggles that your family has gone through over these past 3+ years in dealing with the loss and fight for justice of Vinnie. This website is a labor of love and an amazing tribute to your son and his life. I am sure he is smiling down on the whole family and is guardian angel to you all. Congratulations on the conviction and sentencing of the shooter, Kyle Bolaski and I hope that justice is served on the others involved. I felt compelled to post a message on this board because Vinnie's story touched me so deeply. May you be able to make peace with the events surrounding his death and rely on your happy memories of him to comfort you from here on out. Find a way to put it behind you and spend the rest of your days enjoying the wonderful family that you have left. CT is clearly an amazing person and I know you must be very proud of him. Lift him up as I know Vinnie must be with his angel wings. Thanks for sharing your family's story. I will never forget the Tamburello family story.
01-26-2012 12:23:28 AM EST
I was actually watching ct on the challenge and just mentioned the loss of his brother so I just looked up this site to find out what happened and I just sat on my bed and read every word that you have wrote from top to bottom I'm truely sobbing right now I cant even imagine the pain in losing your son. There are no words for what those brothers deserve and I'm glad to see that justice was served although I could think of a very fitting course of justice myself. A close friend of mine was murdered in 2001 in abington ma and his killer in his last trial is begging to not be put to death. These people are sick and now hearing your story I will forever keep u in my prayers thank u for sharing
Terri Kays firstname.lastname@example.org
01-19-2012 9:04:04 PM EST
Praise God, one down, a few more to go. Vin, I cannot begin to tell you what an inspiration you and your website have been to me as I pursue justice for my nephew, Ryan Adam Moon. It is so hard, but it's people like you that keep me going. It is eerie how similar our cases are. I am sure there are many more families out there suffering. I pray they find the strength to continue their fight. Thank you again for mentioning Adam and his story on your Cases of Misconduct link. Keep up the fight, I know you will.
01-19-2012 4:20:15 PM EST
I was so relieved to hear Bolaski has been put away. Now if only the state puts the other people away these streets will be a lot safer. I read the grand jury and their statements and their accounts at trial.If the state allows them to go unpunished they should hang their heads in shame. The same goes for Sand he should be disbarred and face justice himself for what he did.
01-17-2012 11:46:51 AM EST
Mr. Tamburello I want you to know that your efforts to get justice for your son is amazing! I don't know if I would be able to keep the fight as I would have thought it impossible to fight against the state. But you proved that you can fight and win. You've shown tremendous courage. I also want you to know that through a friend in the Windsor County court system that Robert Sand is now looked upon with scorn and disrespect. Thank you for bringing out the truth about him. Hopefully he'll resign.
01-16-2012 5:57:44 PM EST
In reading your story it quickly became clear that this verdict was an important step not only in Justice for your son but for the entire justice system. It is embarassing to me as a Vermonter the Sands is still "serving." I am very sorry for your loss and for the way your son was taken from you. I am proud to know that people such as yourselves exist who are willing to fight for what they know is right. Your story proves it is possible for the people to overcome a broken system. It will be a shame if this all blows over and Sands is allowed to hurt more people.
01-15-2012 2:53:18 PM EST
You should be proud of what you've done in the face of Roobert Sand's clear incompetence and the lack of remorse or understanding from the Bolaski family and friends. I hope you all feel proud, and though the tragedy may have lost you a son, may it have nonetheless brought you further together as a family.
01-14-2012 6:16:41 PM EST
There is only one word to describe what you have done, INCREDIBLE. You fought against all the odds, against an entire state government, yet you came up victorious! Hold your head high Mr. Tamburello you are one INCRDIBLE person. Your son is very proud of you. God Bless you!