Law and order MIA in Massachusetts

If Rachael Rollins isn’t confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Joe Biden’s next nominee will be even worse.

If Rachael Rollins isn’t confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Joe Biden’s next nominee will be even worse.

That’s not an endorsement of the current district attorney of Suffolk County. It’s just a fact.

If you doubt me do a little research on who Dementia Joe has nominated for, say, comptroller of the currency or to run the Bureau of Land Management. Yikes!

Compared to those two — their names are Saule Omarova and Tracy Stone-Manning — Rollins looks like a regular… Newman Flanagan.

You think things can’t get worse? Joe Biden is president.

Another point: If you believe that once Rollins is gone as district attorney, you’ll get a law ‘n’ order prosecutor in Boston, think again.

Her replacement would be appointed by Gov. Baker. When was the last time Charlie Parker (as Joe Biden calls him) did the right thing about anything?

You think Parker would pick someone popular with the police? Someone like, say, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty? Of course, Flats has been with Tall Deval in the past, but so what? If they ever name a street after Charlie Parker, it’ll have to be one-way.

Parker never, ever goes against woke orthodoxy, which decrees that Flats is an untouchable — white Irish Catholic male heterosexual. Even if he’s not running for a third term, Parker would never dare appoint anyone palatable to the law-abiding taxpayers who actually voted him into office twice.

By the way, if you know someone who might be the next D.A., make sure they do the right thing and write a check to Charlie Parker. On Wednesday, he nominated two lawyers to district-court judgeships and, wouldn’t you know it, both of them have duked money to the failed governor.

Again, I’m not doing backflips over the prospect of U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins. I sort of get along with her personally — I appreciate how she’s sometimes come on my radio show, even to discuss the South Bay incident that Sen. Tom Cotton mentioned at Thursday’s Senate hearing.

But I’m as appalled as everyone else by Rollins’ no-prosecution list.

The fact is, though, that most local prosecutors operate in much the same way. They just never put the rules on their campaign websites. And incidentally, shame on her 2018 opponents, especially Greg Henning, for not getting that online campaign pledge out to the electorate before the primary vote that year.

But if you don’t think the Suffolk D.A.’s office was bagging violent criminal cases long before Rachael Rollins, consider what her predecessor Dan Conley did with the homeless African immigrant who slit the throats of two anesthesiologists in Andrew Square in 2018.

The African, Bampumim Teixeira, had earlier been convicted of the armed robbery of two banks in downtown Boston — for which he’d done a mere seven months, in state, not federal prison. His sentence was reduced to under a year so he wouldn’t be deported — because he was such an upstanding addition to American society.

After the double murder, I checked with Conley’s office to find out the name of the judge who’d signed off on the appalling wrist slap.

It took them three days to figure out the judge’s name. (Granted, it was one of the two Lisa Grants that Deval Patrick had appointed to the bench.) What that told me was if no one could remember brooming bank-robbery cases, then Conley’s office was obviously plea-bargaining or continuing-without-a-finding every damn horrible crime they could.

Conley just didn’t put anything in writing.

This is the same Dan Conley who punted when the State Police lugged the governor’s son off a JetBlue flight at Logan and sent the case to, wait for it, the U.S. attorney’s office.

Now Conley is a big-bucks lobbyist who maxes out his campaign contributions to the likes of Karyn “Pay to Play” Polito. So don’t tell me about the good old days at the Suffolk D.A.’s office.

Whichever moonbat Democrat succeeds the acting U.S. attorney, Nathaniel Mandell, who’s been doing a fine job as far as I can see, it’s going to be bad.

Suspended state judge Shelley Joseph’s indictment will be thrown out, ASAP. And that’s just for starters.

Back before Trump’s election in 2016, the Department of Justice didn’t even mention the immigration status of perps in any of its press releases.

It’s been refreshing, these last four years, to have a truth-in-headline policy at the U.S. attorney’s office here in Boston.

For instance, in the last two weeks:

“Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Social Security Misuse and Stealing Government Benefits.”

And, “Dominican National Sentenced for Social Security Misuse and Making False Statement.”

I wish Cotton et al. had raised more questions Thursday about Rollins’ departure from Massport with a $175,000 severance package and another $45,000 for her Harvard tuition, after only about a year on the payroll.

Rachael will probably still make it through the Senate. But just in case she doesn’t, remember that the old saying is sometimes true.

The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.

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