Criminal Justice

Caccaviello to mount write-in campaign

Caccaviello to mount write-in campaign

Berkshire County DA says Harrington too inexperienced

THE INCUMBENT DISTRICT ATTORNEY in Berkshire County, who came in second in the three-person Democratic primary, says he is not giving up and plans to run for the office as a write-in candidate. Paul Caccaviello said he felt compelled to continue his campaign because of the lack of prosecutorial experience of the Democratic primary winner,(...)

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Conley will resign DA’s post early

Conley will resign DA’s post early

Suffolk prosecutor will join high-powered Boston law and lobbying firm

SUFFOLK COUNTY District Attorney Dan Conley will resign later this month to take a lobbying and litigation job with one of the city’s most high-powered firms. Conley, who said in February that he would not seek reelection this fall, announced at a briefing Wednesday afternoon that he’ll assume the title of special counsel with the(...)

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Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race

Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race

Outsider Harrington topples Berkshire DA, Ryan reelected in MIddlesex

AGAINST THE BACKDROP of a national rethinking of criminal justice policies, Suffolk County residents voted for big change in the district attorney’s office as Rachael Rollins, a former federal prosecutor running on strong reform platform, topped a five-way Democratic primary field in the contest to replace incumbent Dan Conley, who did not seek reelection. Change(...)

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The law-and-order candidate – with a twist

The law-and-order candidate – with a twist

Suffolk DA hopeful Henning reaches out to those he helped lock up

AT A TIME when talk of criminal justice reform is in the air, Greg Henning looks like the face of the status quo. One of five candidates in the Democratic primary for the open Suffolk County district attorney’s seat, Henning has spent a decade as a prosecutor in the office, most recently directing its gang(...)

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In DA races, commitment to transparency is crucial

In DA races, commitment to transparency is crucial

Voters should demand regular release of data to gauge fairness of system

MASSACHUSETTS WILL HOLD primary elections for district attorney on Tuesday, and general elections in November. In the past, candidates have almost always run unopposed, and voter interest in the races has been low. This year, however, in many counties, challengers are taking on incumbents. In Suffolk County, where Dan Conley has decided not to run,(...)

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Baker: Dangerousness hearings a priority

Baker: Dangerousness hearings a priority

Governor: Problem is not with judges but the law

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE EXPECTED TO TALK about cancer research and philanthropy, Gov. Charlie Baker instead found himself Tuesday morning trying to earn support from a sports talk radio show for forthcoming legislation dealing with criminal dangerousness. Baker joined Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane in studio on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” on Tuesday morning as part of(...)

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Freeze criticism of ICE?

Freeze criticism of ICE?

Even US attorney bringing charges seems to dismiss the idea

A CAMBRIDGE RESIDENT was arrested Thursday morning in New York City for allegedly tweeting that he would pay $500 to anyone who killed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Today’s Boston Herald goes all in on the story, putting it on its front-page and featuring a newspaper editorial and column by Joe Battenfeld on the(...)

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Freeze criticism of ICE?

A Cambridge resident was arrested Thursday morning in New York City for allegedly tweeting that he would pay $500 to anyone who killed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Today’s Boston Herald goes all in on the story, putting it on its front-page and featuring a newspaper editorial and column by Joe Battenfeld on the(...)

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In Middlesex DA’s race, a progressive face-off

In Middlesex DA’s race, a progressive face-off

Ryan facing spirited challenge with calls for reform in the air

DONNA PATALANO, who is challenging incumbent Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, looks like exactly the right candidate at the right time. The Winchester attorney is pushing a strong reform platform focused on addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the need to rethink policies of the tough-on-crime era of the 1980s and 90s.(...)

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A real-life mystery at Boston library

In a building whose shelves are packed with gripping fictional whodunits, it’s a real-life whodunit that is also a whodunwhat. On Tuesday, the Boston Herald broke the story that three Boston Public Library facilities managers were on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation. A BPL spokesman confirmed that the action was taken on(...)

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