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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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Boston Globe | Maria Cramer

Campaign for Suffolk DA off to Strong Start

April 10, 2018

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.

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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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