Hack judges to blame in crime wave
Another career criminal cut loose by another crackpot state judge, another innocent person dead, this time a Marine combat veteran who was also the father of an infant girl.
Thank you, Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire. How very courageous of you to cut the bail on gangbanger Mickey Rivera from $35,000 to $1,000 on those armed-robbery charges eight months ago.
And now baby Logan Quinn has been orphaned at the age of 3 days after her father Kevin Quinn was killed by the fleeing felon who slammed into Quinn’s car in Cotuit last weekend.
McGuire was appointed by, you guessed it, Deval Patrick. He’d been shopping for a judgeship since the turn of the century – in 2002 the career hack ponied up to two of that year’s shadier Democrat candidates for governor, Tom Birmingham and Shannon O’Brien.
As horrific as this judicially-created crime wave sweeping the Commonwealth is, what makes it even worse is that this mayhem needn’t have happened if any of these idiot judges had even a lick of common sense. Is that too much to expect from these failed lawyers from third-rate law schools who are paid $184,694 for “working” 35 weeks a year?
Imposing appropriately high bail on savages like Rivera to keep them in jail is particularly important, like sentencing.
“The task of sentencing,” someone once said, “is of utmost importance because of the direct and often dramatic effect it has on everyone involved – the defendant, the victim and the public.”
Ditto, bail. You know who said that about the “direct and often dramatic effect” a judge can have on crime? The hack Judge McGuire, in 2009, just after he’d signed the p&s on his lifetime slot at the public trough.
Now the judge is dummied up. They always are – this bum took early retirement after spreading around $2625 to assorted Democrat hacks because, like all the rest of them, he now believes God gave him his robes and he’s infallible.
Did I mention McGuire succeeded Easy Ernie Murphy? Fill in your own joke here.
One of the state’s other poster-boy bleeding-heart judges, Timothy “Touchy” Feeley, just survived a recall attempt in the House Monday. He’s the payroll patriot who refused to sentence a Dominican heroin dealer to prison because he would have been deported. Touchy also recently reduced bail on another tattooed thug who immediately drove to Maine and murdered a sheriff’s deputy.
And don’t get me started on all the sex offenders Touchy has cut loose.
The chief justice of the Superior Court, Judith Fabricant, is naturally thrilled with Judge Feeley’s revolving door for fiends.
“(He) has earned widespread respect for his scholarship, dedication, courage and compassion.”
Especially for cop killers, pedophiles and illegal alien Dominican heroin dealers.
By the way, Fabricant was appointed by a Republican, Bill Weld. Which just goes to prove, everyone makes mistakes – big mistakes.
McGuire’s fatal infatuation with the gangbanger was even too much for the $171,561-a-year Bristol County district attorney, Thomas Quinn.
“I was very disappointed the court reduced the defendant’s bail so drastically,” Quinn said, “based on the defendant’s criminal record and the serious nature of the charges.”
Quinn’s decision to call out a judge is very interesting, because they come out of the same Bristol County hackerama. McGuire was a longtime coat holder for Fall River mayor Ed Lambert, who now has a hack job at UMass for $194,774 a year. UMass is also the retirement home for DA Quinn’s ex-state rep brother John. He makes $150,490 a year.
In other words, in hack terms McGuire and Quinn are practically related. Plus, another one of Quinn’s brothers, Matthew, is a $129,495-a-year clerk at the Falmouth courthouse.
The usual rule is, hacks don’t point the finger at each other. Professional courtesy and all that. But the death toll from this judicial insanity has gotten too high.
“We need to start doing what they do in the South – elect these judges,” Rob Dinan, a spokesman for the Quinn family, said on my radio show Monday night. “If they don’t do the job, you can get rid of them.”
By the way, the move to remove Judge Touchy Feeley never even got to a roll-call vote in the House Monday. The hacks have all got each other’s backs. And they always will, until some day one of their own loved ones is driving down Route 28 and is taken out by some bloodthirsty gangbanger set free by a hack judge.
Judge McGuire, do you think that might have what you once called a “direct and often dramatic effect” on the debate to return justice to the halls of justice in Massachusetts?