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Are Maine game wardens out of control? May 10, 2016

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Are Maine game wardens out of control? May 10, 2016 Bangor Daily News
... Colin’s... impressive report ... You can access it here ... it is very wrong for a game warden to break the law, and encourage others to break the law, in order to arrest someone... the Warden Service should have been much more cooperative in providing Colin with the information ... Don’t they work for us? ...

... Davis said he was troubled by several things revealed in the newspaper’s investigation, including the wardens’ refusal to provide their written policies for undercover investigations and the fact that an undercover warden provided guns, ammunition, transportation, and a searchlight to a target and even shot a deer to encourage him to poach...

Maine warden commander shuts down undercover operations June 1, 2016 Maine, Hastings Tribune
... A newspaper's lengthy investigation into allegations of misconduct in the Maine Warden Service led the agency's commander on Wednesday to halt undercover poaching operations ...
     Maine Warden Service cancels undercover work, blames media June 1, 2016 Maine, BangorDailyNews.com
... At issue is an investigative report published by the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald last month that delved into a 2-year-old case ... Colin Woodard, who wrote the article, told the Bangor Daily News last monththat he is confident about the veracity of the story. He said Wednesday that the whole situation calls into question how transparent state government is...

Pair of sham hearings left no room for listening June 5, 2016 Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
...  the Maine Legislature’s joint Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife held its own “hearing” to consider allegations of misconduct by game wardens during undercover sting operations.  Both hearings were shams... Neither hearing allowed public comment... Both led to preordained conclusions...

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