DA Rollins fires back at Gov. Baker

DA Rollins fires back at Gov. Baker


MAKE FRIENDS, SHE IS HERE TO
MAKE CHANGE.>>NOT EVERYONE GETS THE BENEFIT
OF THE BAKER FAMILY WHEN THEY
HAVE INTERACTED WITH THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. REPORTER: THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
MAKING THE BACK-AND-FORTH OVER
HER NEW POLICY PERSONAL.>>THEY DON’T GET TO NOT GET
ARRESTED AND HAVE THE STATE
POLICE THAT REPORTS TO THEM
HANDLE THE INVESTIGATION. REPORTER: THE DA SAID SHE WAS
NOT REFERRING TO GOVERNOR
BAKER’S SON WHO WAS ACCUSED OF
GROPING A WOMAN ON A PLANE.>>I AM SIMPLY SAYING THERE ARE
CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT BENEFIT WITH
THE SYSTEM THE WAY IT IS RIGHT
NOW. THEY ARE OVERWHELMINGLY WEALTHY
AND OVERWHELMINGLY NOT GETTING
CAUGHT UP IN THE SYSTEM. REPORTER: SHE ISSUED A 66 PAGE
MEMO. IN IT, THE 15 CHARGES SHE WANTS
PROSECUTORS TO DISMISS THAT
INCLUDE SHOPLIFTING, DRUG
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO
DISTRIBUTE, BREAKING AND
ENTERING, AND MALICIOUS DISTRACTION OF PROPERTY. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THIS POLICY
MAKES THE COUNTY MORE DANGEROUS.>>YOU SEND A REALLY BAD MESSAGE
NOT JUST TO PEOPLE WHO MIGHT
POTENTIALLY DO THOSE SORTS OF
THINGS BUT YOU SEND A REALLY BAD
MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD
BE ON THE RECEIVING END. REPORTER: WE ARE GOING TO —
>>WE ARE GOING TO TURN OUR
LIMITED RESOURCES ON TO THE
SERIOUS VIOLENT CRIMES IN THE
COUNTRY, OF WHICH THERE ARE
MANY. AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HAVE THIS
JOB, IT’S BEEN VERY APPARENT TO
ME THAT THE MEN THAT WERE IN
THIS POSITION BEFORE ME WERE
TREATED WITH QUITE A BIT MORE
RESPECT. REPORTER DA ROLLINS CAMPAIGNED
ON A PROMISE TO REDUCE THE
FOOTPRINT OF THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM AND SIMPLY PUT IN
WRITING WHAT HER PREDECESSORS
ALREADY CARRIED OUT.

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