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I am still waiting to hear from the Nobel Prize winner...

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ronduke, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ronduke

    ronduke

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    (I am still waiting to hear from THE Nobel Prize winner to declare if the Cambridge PD acted stupidly. After all, we all know that THE ONE is also an expert on police response, use of force, etc.)

    The Cambridge Chronicle reports that the union representing policemen in the City of Cambridge, MA has endorsed Scott Brown for Senate. This is especially amusing because Martha Coakley, the democrat, has intimate ties to the Cambridge police:

    "Ms. Coakley along with some of her campaign workers have talked publicly about how her husband is a retired Cambridge Police Officer, giving appearances that she is being endorsed by the Cambridge Police," the endorsement reads in part.

    President Obama did not say whether he thinks the Cambridge police acted stupidly.

    Meanwhile, in a bit of semi-related, good news, the Washington Times quotes Rep. Barney Frank as saying: "Obama is not Martha Coakley in drag." Which must be the first good news Mr. Coakley has gotten in a while!


    Coakley, Mass A.G, and a former prosecuter has a very mixed record on rape cases, that may remind people of the prosecuter in the Duke "rape" case.

    The attempt by Coakley supporters to paint Scott Brown as an enemy of rape victims is especially galling in light of Coakley's own record as a prosecutor. Two weeks ago the Boston Globe reported on one notorious case:

    In October 2005, a Somerville police officer living in Melrose raped his 23-month-old niece with a hot object, most likely a curling iron.
    Keith Winfield, then 31, told police he was alone with the toddler that day and made additional statements that would ultimately be used to convict him.
    But in the aftermath of the crime, a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action.
    It was only after the toddler's mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery.
    Even then, nearly 10 months after the crime, Coakley's office recommended that Winfield be released on personal recognizance, with no cash bail. He remained free until December 2007, when Coakley's successor as district attorney won a conviction and two life terms.
    The Globe story includes horrifying details of the victim's injuries.

    But Coakley has been known to be tough on child rapists. As Pulitzer Prize winning author Dorothy Rabinowitz recounted on Friday, Coakley maneuvered to keep Gerald Amirault--convicted in one of the child-abuse witch hunts of the 1980s--behind bars, even after the state's Board of Pardons had recommended clemency. Many people feel that protecting the guilty and persecuting the innocent are both forms of justice that are being perfected by the current A.G. and the D O J. No doubt that Coakley would fit in perfectly in the current administration!


    A must read to understand the workings of Coakley is, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575003341640657862.html?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb
     
  2. blueiron

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    chirp, chirp.....






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  3. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Obama is busy registering the 200,000 illegal Haitians for tomorrow's Massachusetts special senate election. ACORN needs all the help they can get, you know.