Bizarre and unprofessional stuff coming out of Dan “Search and Avoid” Conley’s office the past few weeks. My numerous postings citing examples of malfeasance and misfeasance in that office have gone, as they should, without a response from the District Attorney’s Office. (more on that later)
You see, Dan Conley, the lap dog to the Boston Police is responsible for much of the corruption in the BPD. Why, because he turns his back on the blatant stuff which tells us he doesn’t want to know about the behind the scenes stuff. I cannot recall the last prosecution of a police officer by D.A. Conley. I’m sure someone will remind me, but prosecutions of police officers under Conley’s predecessors were not uncommon. Stuff like
shaking down drug dealers and making prostitutes give them a quickie or face arrest.
These prosecutions sent a message to everyone in the force. Now, only the feds care.
But anyway, back to recent happening.
A couple of weeks ago Universal Hub posted a short story concerning a 12 year old girl in Roxbury getting shot. In the comments section someone an anonymous poster stated
…because there haven’t been released stats since about how many arrests and unsolved murders there have been.
I highly doubt unsolved murders have dropped
No big deal. Typical stuff you find in comments.
Dan Conley’s press guy, Jake Wark, replied to this comment with
Every homicide in the City of Boston is announced at http://www.bpdnews.com/. Every arrest is announced there, at http://www.mass.gov/da/suffolk… or both. Every conviction, every acquittal, and every hung jury in a homicide case is announced, as well.
Did you mean to say that no one’s affirmed your grudge against the Homicide Unit since then?
The last sentence I bolded because it stands out. Talk about Aloisi. This guy is a major public official in law enforcement and personally attacks someone with misinformation. Punk.
After some exchanges between anon and Aloisi, I mean Wark, where anon kicked Wark’s butt, Wark writes a lengthy comment addressing two Boston Phoenix articles written by David Bernstein. Both were from 2005, one with a headline calling BPD Homicide the worst ever. and the other questioning a murder conviction.
In the response Wark attacks the “author” personally and goes through each case cited by the two four old Bernstein articles. Now there’s some real savy for you.
Soo, Bernstein posts this little back and forth on his blog the other day and throws Aloisis, I mean Wark, some well deserved jabs.
Wark takes the bait and responds with a lengthy rebuttal which doesn’t clear him but gives him opportunity to make love to his office and Dan Conley.
Now, after all that, here’s the good part. Wark starts out his Bernstein rebuttal with this gem:
I wasn’t the designated spokesman for the Suffolk DA’s office when “The Worst Homicide Squad in the Country” appeared in the Phoenix. When an anonymous UHub poster cited that article on July 28, however, I was.
So jake, I have posted numerous times on BMG regarding the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. I have been one of the most vocal anonymous critics. However, it appears you were not the designated spokesperson on those occasions. Since you were the spokesman on July 28th I trust you still are. Therefore can you respond to the list of incidents which I have mentioned over the years in arguing your office and your boss is incompetent and hurting the people of Suffolk County.
1. A few years back I asked about the career female prosecutor in your office who had a death threat made against her by a prison inmate. There were letters obtained by your office in which the convict was asking/telling/hiring someone to kill this female a.d.a. There was also an incident at her residents in which a reasonable person could infer it was related to the threat. Your office did not prosecute. Josh Wall, the first assistant, sent her a mea culpa e-mail Jake. Go and ask hiom about it. The female a.d.a. was forced to move far from her home. She left the office. She did not feel safe.
My question then, as it is now. how did your office’s lack of response effect moral. Especially in light of the Paul McGlaughlin murder which happened a few years before this incident?
2. The Snlegrove report detailed, with names of both police and civilian witnesses an incident during the melee in which a civilian, who was injured as the result of the non-lethal guns approached two Boston police officers and inquired where he could get some medical attention. The officers directed him towards an ambulance. As the civilian was walking towards the ambulance another offices standing in front of him shot him at least 5 times with the non-lethal weapon. According to other officers who testified the civilian had his hands and arms in an open position and was not threatening in any manner.
Clearly this was a lock solid case for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Yet no prosecution.
And how about a court inquest for the Snelgrove homicide?
3. The officer who shot a killed a teenage girl who was sitting in the back seat of a stolen car driving away from the officer and not about to harm others. The officer used lethal force when laws forbid it. How about a court inquest at least?
4. The Celtics fan you died when he was on the ground being “subdued” by police officers. The report you rely on credits cause of death with a pre-existing condition that through really bad luck kicked in right when a posse of police officers were “subduing” him.
Why no court inquest at least on that death?
5. Last year an off-duty Revere police officer was shot and killed when he was drinking with other off-duty cops at two a.m. at the high school football field. An on-duty police officer responding to the call noticed an off-duty Revere Sgt. (his superior) walking away from the scene. Te officer stopped and the Sgt. hopped in the car and was given a ride home. Never questioned about the incident.
What did Dan Conley immediately do? Called a press conference the next morning and swore the cop killer(s) would pay. He never questioned the cops/witnesses versions of events. Arrests had not yet been made. Didn’t all the information known at the time require a competent and impartial district attorney not to jump to conclusions. Did Dan box himself in?
6. Remember the former homicide detective who was working in the Back Bay investigating a robbery or something when he was caught on tape pocketing an expensive pair of sunglasses from an up-scale Newbury St. boutique? Nothing ever happened with him, did it? Your office did not bring charges of shoplifting.
Did that re-enforce the don’t- worry-about-being-caught attitude that permeates through out the BPD?
7. The police officer who ran the red light in South Boston and killed the young woman who had the green. She was driving downBroadway, the cop from a side street. The officer was responding to a call and had lights goind. Emergency vehicles still must approach intersections with caution. We see it all the time.
The DA’s investigation said the woman had the green, the cop had the red, the cop never slowed, the woman did nothing wrong. By definition the cop was negligent and that resulted ina death. Why no prosecution or any suggestion of culpability from your office?
Thank you for your anticipated answers to my questions. If you are not the current “designated spokesman” could you kindly let me know who is?
And BTW Jake, I especially like the last line of your rebuttal to Bernstein.
As a spokesman, I’d be remiss if I didn’t address statements about our office and our cases that were based on flawed information. I’m sure you — and Ernie, who made my day, however inadvertently — can understand that.
I hope I made your day again buddy.