Skip to comments.State drug lab scandal widens, 40,323 defendants may be affected (MA)
Posted on 08/20/2013 1:02:59 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
More than 40,000 defendants may be affected by the alleged drug tampering of rogue chemist Annie Dookhan, a sign the states massive drug lab scandal grew beyond initial estimates, according to the near year-long work of the lawyer tasked with determining the scope of the state-shaking saga...
Meier found that the actual list of defendants affected grew to 40,323. Of those, 10,000 were in prison, or parole or probation and had been previously convicted of a drug offense in Superior Court.
More than 300 state prison inmates have been released, and prosecutors have opted to dismiss or drop more than 1,100 cases in the wake of the scandal. Dookhan, who admitted to police she messed up bad when news of her alleged tampering broke, was arrested and faces 27 counts across six counties, including perjury and obstruction of justice.
This is not an isolated incident. This incident is symbolic. It represents the totality of the corruption in this state. So much is overlooked. So much is tolerated. So much is done with a wink and a nod. Appointments are made not on credentials but on gender and race. Taxes are increased whether the need to be or not. Politicians who should be in jail are reelected. Had enough yet? Think before you vote.
She was probably in collusion with many of the prosecutors.
The cost to taxpayers will be unfathomable.
There will be no accountability.
The DEMOCRAT Gov. who was behind this,
and has not even shown up at the State House for 3 weeks,
will be promoted by Obama.
Had enough yet? Think before you vote.
Most unfortunately, all too many voters are more interested in "freebies" than the rule of law. Welcome to post-constitutional America.
So - maybe A-Rod didn’t do it?
So she’s the Angela Corey of Massoftwoshits?
Heinlien’s First Principle: Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence. But don’t rule out malice.
Sheer inertia. Dookin’s extraordinary “productivity” should have raised read flags. Quality audits were non-existent. At least 5% of all samples should be retested and checked for consistency. And 5% of the retested samples should be further retested.
Probably 99% of the samples were actually drugs, but it is all but impossible to establish the truth at this point.
The article failed to state what it was she had done. I’m “assuming” she didn’t process the evidence properly but other than that I don’t know.
“More than 40,000 defendants may be affected by the alleged drug tampering of rogue chemist Annie Dookhan,...”
Another example of Americans sitting on their fat liberal/conservative asses and not challenging the elitist pricks like Annie the Nazi whore.
Either hang the bitch or get used to getting pounded with BS up your rearend.
Neither did Armstrong...oh wait...
Well, for one, she was lying about her Masters Degree. UMASS has no record of Annie Dookhan taking graduate classes there. But that bit of creative resume building is pretty tame compared to allegations that forced her resignation, shuttered the laboratory, and ousted the states public health commissioner.
When the state police came to her house and interviewed her about concerns that had been raised in the lab, she basically confessed to sometimes recording drug evidence as positive when they were negative. She would take a whole bunch of drug samples and only test one or two of them, and then say, Well, based on that, all the rest of them are also positive, just based on sight. She took samples out of the evidence room without signing it out. She appeared to be doing favors for certain prosecutors, at least insofar as she was taking their cases more quickly, and breaking all the rules about handling evidence.
She not only needs to be behind bars but have a face to face with each person convicted on her lies. And their families. Same for those she let go free and committed more crimes.
I should have mentioned that below the article. The case is familiar to people in Boston.
She lied on her resume. She wasn't qualified for her job. And she just signed off on thousands of drug tests without performing them.
The state of Massachusetts failed to check her qualifications (minority woman) and didn't flag her job performance, since she was processing an abnormally high volume of tests.
I’d like to offer a special thank you to the Republican Statist from the 70’s named Richard Nixon that brought us the WOsD. (I also appreciate the EPA.)
To the statist, these 40K casualties to the War on Drugs is just business as usual. You have to break a few eggs to make some progress.
Who do we thank for all the drug babies?
“Who do we thank for all the drug babies?”
Ah, the mantra of a statist, “it’s for the children!”
Since drugs are illegal, there can’t be any children effected today. Right?
Murder is illegal too, I guess we should make it legal so it will get better!
That is so logical, a leftist could do it.
Tar, feathers and hanging is too humane for it.