July 9, 2018 - WGHB, Phillip Martin
Rachael is quoted multiple times in this WGBH article, demonstrating her progressive platform of equity, justice, and safety for all. The article also describes the ACLU's work here in Massachusetts, saying "The ACLU campaign titled “What a Difference a DA Makes” seems to be working in Suffolk and ten other counties in Massachusetts, where DA races have picked up steam. The ACLU is hoping to motivate voters who never before paid attention to the office of district attorney to show up to the polls and vote."
June 27, 2018 - Daily Hampshire Gazette, Alanna Durkin Richer
Boston Inmates, Prosecutor Hopefuls Talk Policy
At a forum held at Suffolk County House of Corrections, individuals who are incarcerated were able to ask the candidates for DA questions about criminal justice reform. Rachael is quoted in this Daily Hampshire Gazette article demonstrating her personal connection with the criminal justice system and her ability to make progressive change.
June 27, 2018 - Boston Herald, Joyce Ferriabough Bolling
Bolling: DA Candidates Show Understanding of Inmates' Needs.
At a forum held at Suffolk County House of Corrections, people who are incarcerated were able to ask the candidates for DA questions about criminal justice reform. Bolling emphasizes that "the next district attorney will play a significant role in instituting new reforms that help break [the] vicious cycle" of the criminal justice system. She praises Rachael as being "uber-accomplished."
June 26, 2018 - Boston Globe, Maria Cramer
At Unusual Forum, Candidates for DA Seek Support of Inmates
At a unique forum held at South Bay House of Corrections, those who are incarcerated were able to ask the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney questions about criminal justice reform.
June 20, 2018 - NPR, Tovia Smith
NFL Players Move Their Protests Off the Field, Grilling DA Candidates
At a forum hosted by New England Patriots players Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty, and Matthew Slater, the players used their platform to bring attention to the importance of the District Attorney race. The forum was the latest in a series of events put on by The Players Coalition which aims for social justice. Rachael is quoted as emphasizing the importance of eliminating racial and wealth based disparities in Suffolk County's criminal justice system.
June 20, 2018 - Commonwealth, Michael Jonas
Patriots Star Power Fuels DA Debate
At a forum hosted by New England Patriots players Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty, and Matthew Slater, the players used their platform to bring attention to the importance of the District Attorney race. Rachael is quoted as highlighting her personal connections with the criminal justice system and her experience as a prosecutor.
April 23, 2018 - Boston College Law School Magazine, Brendan McKinnon
This week, Rachael was featured in BC Law's magazine after serving on a panel hosted by the school's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) with Commissioner Evans at its annual conference. Rollins and Evans spoke on the need to change cultures in the DA’s Office and on the police force, and advocated shifting success metrics and paradigms to focus on engagement and justice, rather than convictions. “We need more people in the room with different perspectives,” Rollins said. “That’s how things get better.”
April 21, 2018 - The Boston Globe, Jeremy C. Fox
Five Democrats vying to be the next Suffolk district attorney attempted to woo Dorchester voters on Saturday, sharing experiences that shaped them and outlining platforms focused on reducing incarceration by addressing the root causes of crime.
The Ward 15 Democratic Party Committee heard from Rachael Rollins, former chief legal counsel for Massport and the MBTA; former Suffolk prosecutor Linda Champion; Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Greg Henning; defense attorney Shannon McAuliffe; and state Representative Evandro C. Carvalho.
April 12, 2018 - Boston Neighborhood Network TV, Joe Heisler
This week on Talk of the Neighborhoods, host Joe Heisler kicks off BNN's Election 2018 coverage in an interview with Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins.
April 11, 2018 - The Bay State Banner, Yawu Miller
The gloves came off Monday as five candidates for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office participated in a forum at English High School hosted by JP Progressives, the NAACP Boston Branch and other groups.
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho, attorney Linda Champion, assistant district attorney Greg Henning, former defense attorney Shannon McAuliffe and attorney Rachael Rollins agreed on many major issues and sparred on others, all trying to differentiate themselves in a race that comes on the heels of a sweeping criminal justice reform package that may change the way prosecutors do their jobs.
April 10, 2018 - Dorchester Reporter
The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum at English High School sponsored by JP Progressives and the NAACP Monday night.
Instead, they differed on their backgrounds and how that would help them change the DA's office from the mold set over the past 20 years by Dan Conley, who is retiring in January. All five are running for the Democratic nomination in the Sept. 4 primary, which will effectively decided the next DA,
April 10, 2018 - Boston Globe, Maria Cramer
On Monday, the candidates took questions from a panel assembled by the Jamaica Plain Progressives and the Boston chapter of the NAACP. They were asked about their vision for the office, how they would work to lower incarceration rates, what protections they would afford undocumented immigrants, and whether they believe young adults should be treated differently from older offenders.
April 5, 2018 - WGBH News, David Bernstein
Will a Pack of Criminal Justice 'Reform' Candidates Lead To The Election of A 'Conservative' Suffolk County DA?
After years of frustration, Beacon Hill progressives succeeded this week in passing legislation that they say will move the state away from a failed tough-on-crime philosophy toward what is described as a smart-on-crime approach.
It’s not just Massachusetts lawmakers embracing a new approach to handling law-breakers. Four of the five declared candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney, running to succeed Dan Conley, supported passage of the bill.
March 28, 2018 - Boston Neighborhood Network TV, Chris Lovett
Rachael Rollins talks about her candidacy for Suffolk County District Attorney. Interview for BNN News. Aired March 28, 2018.
March 22, 2018 - Dorchester Reporter, Jennifer Smith
Rollins brings the mentality of a lifelong athlete to the race. She is competitive and focused on building the most capable department, maintaining strong partnerships with community and public safety stakeholders to accomplish her equity and enforcement goals.
March 21, 2018 - Bay State News, Yawu Miller
Rachael Rollins, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief legal counsel at MassPort has entered the race for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, pledging to introduce reforms to the office while pursuing justice for victims of crime.
March 15, 2018 - Bay State Banner, Yawu Miller
Rachael Rollins, a former U.S. attorney and general counsel to MassPort, is the fourth entry into the race for Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, formally announcing her campaign with a press release today. In her statement, Rollins is positioning herself as a reform candidate, pledging to reduce incarceration rates.
“We need a new voice in the role of the District Attorney,” her statement reads. “A voice that is committed to decreasing incarceration rates, racial disparities and the overall reliance on the criminal justice system to deal with issues in our society.”