Release Racist KKK Emails and Investigate the Office of Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz in Massachusetts
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It was recently discovered that racist e-mails were being sent between 12 prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. These e-mails include one of a child dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit, and racist remarks about Asian-Americans and African-Americans. Another e-mail included pictures of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. The outrageous remark “sounds like she wanted it” was also made in an e-mail discussing the rape of a 15 year old girl.
According to the Boston Globe, one of the few media outlets that have been covering this story, Plymouth Superior Court judge Richard J. Chin said the e-mails, shared among numerous Plymouth County prosecutors over a period of years, send an alarming message. They “reflect directly on the employees of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office to perform their duties and the ability of the office’s leadership to effectively supervise those employees.” Judge Chin said the public has a compelling interest in the activities of prosecutors “sending and receiving e-mails from state issued e-mail addresses, on computers financed by taxpayer dollars.” Despite his view on the matter, the entire contents of the District Attorney's e-mail servers have not been released.
Boston Attorney Rosemary Scapicchio is demanding that the District Attorney’s office release a complete copy of their hard drive so she may review it. Scapicchio said, “I want to put these e-mails in context. I want to find out who else in the office got the e-mails. I want to find out if Frank Middleton or Thomas Flanagan (lead Plymouth County Assistant District Attorneys) also were participating in these e-mails.”
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz and his office have most recently been accused of allegedly being lenient on repeat drunk drivers, not indicting police officers despite evidence against them, strong-arming political support from state employees and racially motivated selective prosecutions. A formal investigation into the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office and their e-mail correspondence regarding these matters would answer many of these looming questions.
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Please sign this petition to encourage Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy, United States Attorney General Eric Holder, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to launch a formal investigation of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.
This is UNACCEPTABLE behavior in America.
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