When it comes to criticism from Beacon Hill of her decision to generally not prosecute people arrested for 15 low-level crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is having none of it, and she's looking at you and your son, Mr. Baker: Read more.
The ACLU of Massachusetts now has a data person on staff, who's begun analyzing lots of data related to criminal justice, and one of his first looks is at "Declining to prosecute" cases for Suffolk County - the sort of thing that new DA Rachael Rollins said she would step up for certain types of low-level crimes: Read more.
Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney, takes the oath of office today at Roxbury Community College. A reception was held at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Read more.
CommonWealth interviews incoming Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins:
More recently, Rollins has seemed to temper the policy, saying the approach will be not to seek incarceration for first-time offenders for the list of 15 charges, but she stopped short of saying they would not face prosecution.
The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.
Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.
Rachael Rollins cruised to victory over Michael Maloney in the race to replace Dan Conley.
Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.