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WGHB | Phillip Martin

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Race Takes Off

July 9, 2018

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.”

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Daily Hampshire Gazette | Alanna Durkin Richer

Boston Inmates, Prosecutor Hopefuls Talk Policy

June 27, 2018

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.

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Boston Herald | Joyce Ferriabough Bolling

Bolling: DA Candidates Show Understanding of Inmates’ Needs.

June 27, 2018

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.”

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Boston Globe | Maria Cramer

At Unusual Forum, Candidates for DA Seek Support of Inmates

June 26, 2018

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.

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Commonwealth | Michael Jonas

Patriots Star Power Fuels DA Debate

June 20, 2018

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.

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NPR | Tovia Smith

NFL Players Move Their Protests Off the Field, Grilling DA Candidates

June 20, 2018

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.

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Boston College Law School Magazine | Brendan McKinnon

BLSA Conference Examines the Hard Questions

April 23, 2018

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.”

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The Boston Globe | Jeremy C. Fox

Five Democrats vying for Suffolk DA job make their cases

April 21, 2018

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.

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Boston Neighborhood Network TV | Joe Heisler

Talk of the Neighborhoods: Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins

April 12, 2018

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.

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The Bay State Banner | Yawu Miller

Suffolk County DA Candidates Spar at Jamaica Plain Forum

April 11, 2018

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.

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