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State trooper suspended after arrest for assault and battery in Dorchester

WCVB reports Matthew Hickey has been suspended - with pay - as State Police investigate whether he attacked a woman so violently he shattered her tibia in a dispute that began inside Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., then spilled outside earlier this month.

Boston Police records show a report of aggravated assault and battery outside the restaurant at 2 a.m. on Dec. 1.

WCVB reports Boston Police charged Hickey. However, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Hickey has not yet been arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court.

Innocent, etc.

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Sounds like a psycho, doesn’t belong in civil service.

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He is not a psycho, and I can’t find a syllable of fact that would imply such. If he did what is alleged then he is in the wrong and there will be consequences.

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Drunk on misogyny and entitlement?

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What part of No or Not or Not Acceptable isn't understood.

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I’ve met him. He is not psychotic. He is responsible for what he has done.

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Oh, you MET him so that means he isn't a psycho. You do not that even serial killers appear normal a good part of the time too right? Grow up!

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So you assume that serial killers are psychotic? Very few are. Why are you letting him off the hook?

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As, apparently, does the American Psychiatric Association.

To be clear, I'm not claiming that your good friend the accused assaulter is psychotic, but I'm also fairly sure he's never killed anyone. Not 100%, but the same can be said about anyone.

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It carefully explains that serial killers are not generally psychotic.

Speaking of reading comprehension, I am not defending him in any way. He is responsible for what he has done. What else is there to say?

I also agree that video of many similar incidents gets released.

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The article notes that serial killers tend to be psychopaths.

The more I think about it, that's a different thing than being psychotic. I'm sure the other person confused the two, also. I guess I'll say "my bad."

By the way, you are coming off as kind of defending him. Perhaps not your point, but you are noting that he is basically a good guy, despite the police report. You may be right, this could be an isolated incident, and there could be more to the story than we are seeing at this point, but at this point, he's not coming across as a good guy.

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You never read that article. You didn’t seem to understand the title of that article. And again it’s off topic. I haven’t defended William Hickey in any way. He is responsible for what what he has done. Enough lying.

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You see how that works. You make a personal attack on me, and I respond in kind. Moreover, your bullying came right after I basically admitted that I might be wrong. That’s the kind of asshole you are.

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Enough lying

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Give me a quote from the article I linked to which you allege that I have not read where it says that sociopaths are not more likely to be serial killers, and I'll apologize. I mean, except I have already sort of apologized, and even if you can come up with the quote and I apologize, you won't take it as an apology because, well, you are you, and that's the kind of person you are.

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Serial killers are not psychotic. This guy is not psychotic. You a sea lion victimizing yourself advertising your insecurities

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But hey, if you bothered to learn about these things, you’d know.

But hey, once it dawns on you that when someone is referred to as “a psycho”, the person making the statement is referring to a psychopath, you might understand how you got confused with the original poster’s comment. Then I can refer to you as a sea lion who wants to correct people as a form of censorship. However, you won’t admit your error because you are full of yourself.

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As I said repeatedly this person is not psychotic. The article you posted says that serial killers are not psychotic. Perhaps I am over estimating your ability to tell the difference. It is not censorship to point out that your posts are off topic.

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But you had to chime in as if the discussion was not about psychopaths, and in the process you ended up sounding like you were defending it. You also made reference to “bait” for reasons we cannot figure.

There’s a phrase to describe people like you who post things slightly off to hijack a discussion as to troll. Walrus? Seal? Something like that.

Just type the word psychopath in a response. The very first comment was referring to the accused as a psychopath, but you made it about something different. I dare you, you sea lion.

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As I said before he is not psychotic. That isn’t a compliment. He is responsible for what he has done. . There isn’t anything else to say on the subject. You stated that you assumed we were talking about psychotic people when you posted an article explaining that serial killers are generally sociopaths ,which is personality disorder not a mental illness. Your posts contradict themselves.

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And this will be the last time.

Let's put away the personal accusations we've leveled against each other.

When some is called "a psycho," the person making the claim is in fact referring to them as a psychopath, also known as a sociopath. You objected to someone calling the accused a psycho. You injected the psychotic thing. No one refers to someone who is psychotic as "a psycho." No one, though you might, which means I should save very few people. I don't think there is a nice one word noun for someone who is psychotic. It's strictly an adjective. When you see "psycho" read it as "sociopath," or "psychopath," which is what it is shorthand for. I referenced the article because psychos are more likely to be serial killers and serial killers are more likely to be psychos, "psychos" once again being shorthand for psychopaths.

Do you get it now?

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I used the word psychotic several times. I didn’t mean sociopath. I don’t think you are right about what people mean by saying psycho. You also used the word psychotic before you jumped on this tangent. As in

I assume serial killers are psychotic

Since you have changed direction on this trivial off topic point it is unclear what you understand.

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If you read responses, you might have read where I said “my bad.”

That was right before you started bullying me with your comments.

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You admitted the you were wrong to assume serial killer are psychotic. Then you stated that psycho is short for psychopath not psychotic. However your first comment took psycho to mean psychotic. You just keep imagining different nits to pick.

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Then you decided to get nasty.

Because you are the person you are.

Any chance you admit that perhaps you misread mplo’s comment, thus making people think you were defending the accused?

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I am not aware that mplo posted in this thread. I haven’t been nasty just because I pointed out your dishonesty. More off topic nitpicking.

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Remember this-

Instead, serial killers are much more likely to exhibit antisocial personality disorders such as sociopathy or more likely psychopathy, which are not considered to be mental illnesses by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), released by the APA in 2013, lists both sociopathy and psychopathy under the heading of Antisocial Personality Disorders (ASPD). These disorders share many common behavioral traits which lead to the confusion between them. Key traits that sociopaths and psychopaths share include:

A disregard for laws and social mores
A disregard for the rights of others
A failure to feel remorse or guilt
A tendency to display violent behavior

An examination of psychopathy and sociopathy, and a discussion of the powerful connection between antisocial personality disorders, particularly psychopathy, and serial homicide is presented in a separate article here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds/201401/how-tell-sociopa...

I mean, it looks pretty clear that serial killers are more likely to be psychopaths, but feel free to quote where it says that serial killers are less likely to be psychopaths.

But while I'm pointing out what others have wrote, remember when you wrote-

He is not a psycho

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I’ve met him.

That's why people think you are defending him.

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Cutting selective phrases is why you are a liar and others are mistaken

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There’s an article that notes that serial killers are more likely to be sociopaths, and I post a quote that proves it and challenge you to show somewhere in the article that it doesn’t say that, and your answer is to not show any quote, yet I’m the liar?

Someone has delusions.

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Get a room you two!

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I know it’s not the recommended approach but I am sick of being bullied.

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I thought you were enjoying bullying me.

I mean, you were the first one to go negative in this thread, and I called you out on it at the time. You are so quick to go negative, to get personal, to ignore any attempt to see when someone is perhaps conceding points. Sounds like the hallmarks of a classic bully to me. For instance, I'm about to go up in this thread to respond to you in a way that could give you cause to realize why several people think you were defending this sociopath, but you still won't get it.

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There is no positive way of describing dishonesty. You are the only one still pretending I defended him.

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Defending your bullying. Way to keep it classy.

Speaking of dishonest, what’s that word again for an internet commentor who slightly shifts things then feigns outrage when people call them on it?

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Facts. You make a dishonest statement and anyone that points out the truth is attacking you? I am not remotely outraged. Keep posting contradicting statements, but don’t expect anyone think that you are here for honest discussion.

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I know it’s not the recommended approach but I am sick of being bullied.

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"Trooper Matthew Hickey, 30, along with his girlfriend were involved in a dispute inside Dorset Hall, a bar and restaurant, with two other women.

But trouble ensued when the other women left the bar, and Hickey and his girlfriend followed them outside, according to a Boston police report.

According to the victim's account, Hickey's girlfriend started punching her. Hickey then grabbed the victim's cellphone and kicked it away, telling her, "'You will not be needing this anymore,'" according to the police report.

"Suspect Hickey then proceeded to strangle (the victim) and kicked her once in the right leg, shattering her tibia," the report continues.

The victim needed to have a rod implanted in her leg after the incident.

Hickey called 911 during the incident to say that his girlfriend was the one being assaulted. However, investigating officers found video of the incident and sought charges against Hickey and his girlfriend."

and he lied to the police on top of it all. There's not a chance this is the first time he's done something like this, just the first time he did it in front of a camera, which thank god were there otherwise the victim may have been the one arrested; thin blue line and all, you know how it goes.

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"Suspect Hickey then proceeded to strangle (the victim) and kicked her once in the right leg, shattering her tibia," the report continues.

I would say a trained male (presumably physically stronger) police officer strangling and kicking a woman is psycho, but maybe you think it's normal?

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More bait?

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Why are you letting this guy off the hook cinnamngrl? Are you related? Are you a friend? Are you the girlfriend? Did you see what this guy did to a woman? If you were attacked like this woman was I'm sure you'd be thinking very differently.

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How have I let him off the hook? Psychotic people are not responsible for their actions. He is.

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You’ve obviously taken a ride out to Western Mass. You must be high if you think he’s taken responsibility for his actions. How? By calling 911 claiming his gf was attacked. He should be charged with filing false police report. Sounds pretty psycho to me.

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Nope never said that

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You say there's no evidence that this person is a psycho. I cited the police report "syllables" describing what I would refer to as psycho behavior.

How is that "bait"?

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Bait? Seriously?!? He assisted his GF in beating a woman, field goal kicked a cell phone and kicked the woman so hard he broke a bone in her leg. Not the type of person who belongs in MSP.

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He beat and kicked a young woman shattering her leg. The MBTA is a well oiled machine compared to the state police who are in shambles. Good job by the Boston Police who conducted the investigation and who supported the victim over the thug with a badge.

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I am so so discombobulated with these accusations and allegations against this Trooper and against the entire department.

First and foremost I must live by this standard, every person is innocent until proven guilty. However if these allegations are vetted to be true and this perpetrator allege as it may be is found guilty at this time I just reserved judgment on this alleged perpetrator.

Now as a department as a whole, I am so so dreadfully hurt by all the criminal and criminals in your department. I truly hope that each and every one that is found guilty of stealing taxpayers dollars and violated any constitutional right be sent to jail and made to pay restitution.

I truly used to love the state troopers admired their uniforms applied their courage and Triumph of their work but right now I look at each and every Trooper as a criminal sadly to say wondering if they are stealing my money. I am hurt discouraged I have no faith in this organization.

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So, why has it been 2 weeks and he has not been arraigned yet? Doesn't seem like normal people get to wait until after all the investigation is done.

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Nowhere in the WCVB report say he was arrested. It appears he has been charged, sent a summons to appear (date determined by court). Probably already had Clerk Magistrates hearing where he was officially charged. aY

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According to Channel 5, it was all on video. If he wasn't a cop, the video would be released by now.

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One cop may or may not have acted like an asshole so their all drunk on misogyny and entitlement? I betting the author of that post is always on the lookout for something to be offended by.

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You can't claim "just one cop" after an entire troop was shut down for misconduct.

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You’re right. It’s so much easier to stereotype and generalize.

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Let's just say that there is SO MUCH CORRUPTION that I don't even have to generalize.

MSP is rotten from the bottom up and the head down. Completely SYSTEMATICALLY rotten.

You want to make it into individual behavior. Sorry, honey, this is the result of a CORRUPT ORGANIZATION that needs to be stripped bare and reassembled.

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There is a big difference between time fraud and assault and battery.

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Read the papers much?

It isn't just this guy. It is the little officer Thugglypup at the skatepark making shit up so he can do a beatdown to get his jollies; officer Racist Rot spewing racist shit before an unjustified shooting; Officer Drugproblem and her dogs and her high ranking Officer Blowme boyfriend; Troop Cheeterpants and additional cheaters and liars with their fake overtime claims.

People like you keep these people employed and keep them from being rooted out.

If you don't find all this failure of oversight and training and discipline to be offensive, then you must be one of those tax cheats.

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There are problems in the State Police to be sure. This is one problem about one trooper.

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Tell me dearie - do you think that the MSP being corrupt and turning a blind eye to all sorts of violent and nonviolent misbehavior in their ranks has nothing to do with the possibility that individual shitheads think they can get away with murder, assault, fraud, whatever?

If so, please name your children so that I can stay the fuck away from them.

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State Police, can you PLEASE turn over the Seaport now? You clearly have far bigger problems than squabbling with the incredibly more professional and superior BPD over jurisdiction.

I wish we in Boston could take a vote of no confidence in the Staties and leave them to just enforcing traffic laws on the turnpike.

BPD > State PD

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