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Massachusetts Attorney General Rachael Rollins’ left-wing record under review
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U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins’ criminal record comes under scrutiny after the Senate confirms her appointment.
Rollins was elected United States attorney for Massachusetts on Wednesday, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote. Rollins’ past policies of refusing to prosecute minor offenses have been of concern to Republicans.
“We start from the presumption that in most cases these charges do not need to be prosecuted,” District Attorney Rollins said in his 2019 policy report. “The referral, the diversion, the treatment and services are much more often the appropriate results ”.
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As a district attorney, Rollins has refused to press charges on a number of non-violent charges, including: trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly driving, receiving stolen goods, minor motor vehicle offenses, breaking and entering into vacant property or for the purpose of sleeping or seeking refuge, threats to the exclusion of domestic violence, minor possession of alcohol, possession of drugs and resistance to arrest in cases where resistance is the only charge – according to Heritage Foundation cataloging.
“This is a roadmap towards a criminal justice system that works the same for everyone, based on research, data and input from all stakeholders,” said Rollins on the recently reviewed political report.
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A video of Rollins berating reporters for attempting to interview her outside of working hours resurfaced on Wednesday after it was confirmed that she was President Biden’s American attorney for Massachusetts.
In the January 2021 video, Rollins accused reporters of risking the lives of her children after a reporter requested an interview near her home, a video shows. The film crew, who work for the Fox Boston 25 News affiliate, asked Rollins if they would be willing to answer questions.
Rollins, who became visibly upset, demanded how reporters knew where she lived, to which they informed her was a matter of common knowledge.
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