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Massachusetts’ 1st black woman DA to speak at Roger Williams

January 14, 2019

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Massachusetts’ first woman of color to serve as a district attorney will speak at Roger Williams University to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Boston Globe | Jeremy C. Fox

New Suffolk district attorney says she will be ‘smart on crime’

January 14, 2019

Suffolk County’s new top prosecutor sought to reassure residents and police that her approach to criminal justice won’t mean a district attorney’s office that is “soft on crime,” as she spoke Sunday morning on WCVB-TV’s weekly program “OTR: On the Record.”

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WCVB |

Rachael Rollins discusses criminal justice reform

January 13, 2019

The Suffolk County District Attorney explains what she meant when she said some crimes should not be prosecuted.

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WGBH | Phillip Martin

Rachael Rollins Rises to National Stage with Country’s Progressive DA’s

January 9, 2019

When Rachael Rollins was sworn in last week, she broke several barriers. She became the first female district attorney for Suffolk County. She became the first woman of color to become a DA in Massachusetts. And she also became part of a small but growing league of progressive DAs elected across the country who say they will take a new approach to the job.

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Bay State Banner | Trea Lavery

Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney

January 9, 2019

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was sworn in last Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at Roxbury Community College, becoming the first woman of color in the state’s history to hold the position.

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Slate | CARISSA BYRNE HESSICK and F. ANDREW HESSICK

The National Police Association Is Throwing a Fit Over Prosecutorial Discretion

January 4, 2019

Last month, the National Police Association filed a complaint with the Massachusetts bar against incoming Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. The DA’s purported offense was a promise during the campaign not to prosecute certain crimes—such as being a minor in possession of alcohol or breaking and entering into a vacant property for the purpose of seeking refuge from the cold.

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Commonwealth Magazine | MICHAEL JONAS

Rollins takes office with reform agenda

January 3, 2019

RACHAEL ROLLINS, who has broken barriers throughout a two-decade legal career, cracked another one on Wednesday as she became the first woman to serve as Suffolk County district attorney and the first black woman to hold a DA’s office anywhere in the state.

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Boston Globe | Maria Cramer

Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney

January 3, 2019

Rachael Rollins was sworn in as Suffolk district attorney Wednesday, becoming the first black woman to hold that position in Massachusetts, an achievement she told a packed crowd at Roxbury Community College that should motivate them to chase any goal that seems impossible.

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WGBH | Jim Braude

New Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins on Walking the Talk of Criminal Justice Reform with Jim Braude

January 3, 2019

The newly sworn-in District Attorney spoke with Jim Braude about her next steps — and how she practices what she preaches in her personal life.

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Washington Times | Associated Press

Boston’s new top prosecutor to be sworn in

December 31, 2018

Rachael Rollins will be sworn in as Suffolk County district attorney on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center.

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