Boston Illegal: DA to stop prosecuting people for quality of life crimes in pursuit of 'fairness' 4/2/2019, 4:37:03 PM · by SleeperCatcher · 49 replies
The National Sentinel ^ | 4/2/19 | Vicki Batts Leftist policies are reaching new levels of insanity in Massachusetts, as Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins pushes her highly contested no-prosecute list into action. The list gives a green light to a number of arrest-worthy offenses including trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and wanton or malicious destruction of property. In other words, local law enforcement is being directed by the district attorney to stand idly by while miscreants steal and destroy property. The directive from Rollins also orders police to refuse to cooperate with ICE in the arresting of illegal immigrants at the courthouse no matter the severity
Charges for which the Default is to Decline Prosecuting (unless supervisor permission is obtained).
Instead of prosecuting, these cases should be (1) outright dismissed prior to arraignment or (2) where appropriate, diverted and treated as a civil infraction for which community service is satisfactory, restitution is satisfactory or engagement with appropriate community-based no-cost programming, job training or schooling is satisfactory. In the exceptional circumstances where prosecution of one of these charges is warranted, the line DA must first seek permission from his or her supervisor. If necessary, arraignment will be continued to allow for consultation with supervisor. Thus, there will be an avenue for prosecuting these misdemeanors when necessary but it will be appropriately overseen by experienced prosecutors.
Note: this is essentially already happening for drug possession cases in Roxbury and Dorchester District Court. - https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/
So shopping is free up to $250 at a time in Boston?
Suddenly their inflated hotel costs don’t sound so bad!