Here we have State Senator Anthony D. Galluccio, of Cambridge, getting a six month home confinement and a $1,000 fine for leaving the scene of an accident and injuring two people in that accident.
Herald columnist Howie Carr was not very charitable:
I don’t so much blame the judge - Galluccio has been pardoned for two OUIs, and the clerk/magistrate in Boston broomed his demolition derby caper in the Back Bay. And of course, he ran away from his latest crash and hid long enough to make a Breathalyzer immaterial.And, I didn't see where there was much need for Mr Carr to show charity. It appears that members of the Massachusetts judicial establishment have already shown way too much charity to Mr Galluccio.♠
So, the question is, How would you characterize the status of the Commonwealth's judicial system:
- Totally corrupt.
- Corrupt when it comes to people with political pull or people related to people with political pull.
- About average
- Actually, pretty good, everything considered.
- None of the above.
Answer why, at midnight on Friday, was the issue of State Senator Anthony D. Galluccio top billed at The Boston Herald website, but not obvious on the web page of The Boston Globe.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I can't speak for the other Services, but in the Air Force a DWI (or OUI) is a career killer. In one case I know, a promising Major on his way up received a fitness report that killed any chance he had of promotion and command.