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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Another Reason to Elect Judges

For John, BLUFMaybe George will comment on this situation.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Tape reveals judge quick with low bail

Reporter Brian Dowling and The Boston Herald, yesterday, 28 April 2017.

Here is the lede plus one:

A state judge freed a previously deported Uber driver accused of rape on light bail even after a prosecutor insisted that federal immigration agents were drafting a detainer and asked for high bond to hold him, according to a court recording obtained by the Herald.

The stunning tape of Tuesday’s hearing reveals Newton District Court Judge Mary Beth Heffernan cutting the arguments short before a defense attorney could even counter the prosecution’s $100,000 bail and GPS-monitoring demand, interjecting, “Twenty-five hundred dollars cash.”

Cast of Characters:
  • Luis Baez — Previously Deported illegal immigrant, using a false name, accused of raping an inebriated Boston College student.
  • Raquel Frisardi — The Middlesex Assistant District Attorney, who requested a $100,000 bail and GPS Monitoring.
  • Mary Beth Heffernan — The impatient Judge of the Newton District Court, who gave the now missing Mr Baez a $2500 bail.
  • John Benzan — The Defense Attorney, who didn't even get a chance to complete his counter to the Prosecutor's requests.
  • The General Court — Who will do nothing.
  • The Governor's Council — Who will learn nothing.
  • Unnamed BC Student — Who will not see here complaint tried in court.

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Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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