Make sure you don’t miss Joan Vennochi’s column in today’s Globe concerning the Herald’s article about Deval’s sister and brother-in-law. Here’s a couple highlights:
Under Massachusetts law, the letter Sigh received is the first step in a confidential process that includes a hearing. That is followed by classification as a Level 1, 2, or 3 sex offender. A high-risk offender gets a Level 3 status; a person at low risk of committing a sex crime would be a Level 1. The law governing release of sex offender registration information states that the public has a right to information only if the offender is a sex offender who has been finally classified by the board as a level 2 or level 3 sex offender. It would be illegal for the board to disseminate information to the public about someone who has not yet been finally classified as a Level 2 or 3 offender. It violates the statute and the board’s own regulations,” said Larni Levy, a public defender who handles sex offender registration cases.
And then there’s:
A recent Healey political ad criticizing Patrick’s past criminal defense work asked: “While lawyers have a right to defend admitted cop killers, do we really want one as our governor?” Here’s my question: Do we really want a governor who hails from an administration capable of trampling the law?
Nice job Joan!