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Dorchester Reporter | Staff

On Issues, DA Candidates Have Mostly Similar Views

April 10, 2018

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 decide the next DA.

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Boston Neighborhood Network TV | JP Progressives & NAACP

Candidates’ Forum: Suffolk County District Attorney: Hosted by JP Progressives

April 9, 2018

Watch a taping of the April 9th Jamaica Plains Candidates Forum.

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WGBH News | David Bernstein

Will a Pack of Criminal Justice ‘Reform’ Candidates Lead To The Election of A ‘Conservative’ Suffolk County DA?

April 5, 2018

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.

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Boston Neighborhood Network TV | Chris Lovett

For Suffolk County DA: Rachael Rollins

March 28, 2018

Rachael Rollins talks about her candidacy for Suffolk County District Attorney. Interview for BNN News. Aired March 28, 2018.

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Dorchester Reporter | Jennifer Smith

Rollins brings thick resumé, passion to Suffolk DA’s race

March 22, 2018

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.

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Bay State News | Yawu Miller

Four vying for vacant D.A. seat

March 21, 2018

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.

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Bay State Banner | Yawu Miller

Rachael Rollins announces bid for Suffolk County DA’s office

March 15, 2018

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.”

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