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Rachel Rollins, Criminal Justice Reformer, is the New Suffolk DA
Boston Magazine ^ | 11/06/18 | Spencer Buell

Posted on 11/11/2018 1:03:13 PM PST by Pining_4_TX

Her winning platform included a push for criminal justice reform, and a controversial policy of no longer prosecuting people for lower-level non-violent crimes, like dealing small amounts of drugs, shoplifting, or standalone resisting arrest charges. Instead, she has vowed to focus on resolving those issues via alternatives to jail, like community service or restitution.

“This is the time for us to claim our power and make good on our promises to make true criminal justice reform for the people in Suffolk County,” Rollins said at the time. “Reform that is progressive – that decriminalizes poverty, substance use disorder, and mental illness.”

She attracted some attention beyond Massachusetts, and even sparred on TV with Tucker Carlson, the adversarial conservative Fox News personality, who accused her of abetting criminals. “I don’t have a problem putting people in jail if they are violent, but I believe we have too many people in jail who are not violent,” Rollins said on the show. “I believe that we are spending too much time on petty crimes that are clogging up our system and costing us more money.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; crime; massachusetts
From what I have read, she is a BLM activist. Boston is about to become a lot more dangerous.
1 posted on 11/11/2018 1:03:13 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX

What could go wrong...?


2 posted on 11/11/2018 1:07:04 PM PST by 2banana (Were you)
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“I don’t have a problem putting people in jail if they are violent, but I believe we have too many people in jail who are not violent,” Rollins said on the show.

Just be glad you don't live in Massachusetts. - Tom

3 posted on 11/11/2018 1:12:49 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Pining_4_TX

I cab agree with some of this stuff for first timers, but there needs to be an escalating scale for repeat offenders.


4 posted on 11/11/2018 1:20:13 PM PST by beef (The more they tighten their grip, the more blogs will slip through their fingers.)
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If they are not going to put shoplifters in jail, what is going to stop them?

Also, I would not call “resisting arrest” non-violent. Many police officers are now going fetal, as they call it. Why do your job when the criminals have the city officials on their side?


5 posted on 11/11/2018 1:28:27 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (..Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you.. Joshua 1:9)
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Did she win originally or is this after a recount?

Regardless - DAs don’t make the law, they enforce it. If she’s not going to prosecute crimes because they hurt her fee fees she’s worthless as a DA.


6 posted on 11/11/2018 1:31:27 PM PST by Skywise
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To: Pining_4_TX

The newly elected idiot demorat DA in Dallas has the very same philosophy. We’’ll see how screwed up it’s going to be soon.


7 posted on 11/11/2018 1:32:44 PM PST by WP Lonestar (No matter where you go, there you are)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Yesterday - The United States Of America, A Constitutional Republic

Tomorrow - Just Another Leftist S**THOLE


8 posted on 11/11/2018 1:42:04 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.)
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Well, I guess Phoenix isn’t down quite as far as some Lib cities. I do believe the Republican will be the AG. Sadly it looks like the Sinema people will be able to cheat her into the Senate. Disgusting.


9 posted on 11/11/2018 1:43:45 PM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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10 posted on 11/11/2018 1:44:54 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

It’s not that she’s not going to put them in jail.

“...and a controversial policy of no longer prosecuting people for lower-level non-violent crimes....”

If she’s not going to prosecute them, how does she propose forcing them to do community service or pay restitution?


11 posted on 11/11/2018 1:56:18 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: Pining_4_TX

Corrected headline: Rachel Rollins, Criminal.


12 posted on 11/11/2018 1:59:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Pining_4_TX

When I read “Suffolk County”, my first thought was Virginia. I pictured retired Colorado homicide detective Joe Kenda, who lives in that county, saying “My, my, my”.


13 posted on 11/11/2018 6:59:34 PM PST by VietVet876
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To: Pining_4_TX

Some people will stop the first time they are handcuffed and put in the back of the cruiser. Why not try that first? If the police cannot handle the prosecutor having a sense of proportion, then they should find something else to do. The goal should not be to have the maximum number of people serving the maximum time possible.

That said,the pendulum can also swing too far the other way, and that is not good, either.


14 posted on 11/12/2018 7:59:07 AM PST by beef (The more they tighten their grip, the more blogs will slip through their fingers.)
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To: VietVet876

We love Homicide Hunter and Lt. Kenda!


15 posted on 11/12/2018 6:02:26 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (..Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you.. Joshua 1:9)
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