On my show this Saturday, Oct 23rd at 10 am:
Bill Keating (D), candidate for the 10th Congressional District in MA will join us to talk about his values, the issues, and the attacks from the National Republican Congressional Committee ….
Jeff Perry, his Republican opponent has been dogged by a story from 20 years ago that as a police officer, he stood by while a 14 year girl was strip searched by a fellow officer and then covered it up. He’s denied any knowledge of the event. Fast forward… Today, the 14 year old, now in her early thirties, came forward with her statement about what happened that night and her belief that Jeff Perry should “not be in a position of power:”
I cannot stand by silently any longer while what happened to me is discussed in the press. It upsets me that Jeff Perry can run for Congress after what he did to me when I was fourteen years old.
Jeff Perry was nearby when Scott Flanagan illegally strip searched me. Perry knew what Flanagan did, he had to hear me screaming and crying. Instead of helping me, Jeff Perry denied anything happened. Even after Scott Flanagan admitted the truth under oath and pled guilty, Perry never apologized for allowing Flanagan to abuse me. Now he has said he would not do anything differently if he had the chance.
Perry did not care about protecting teen-aged girls in Wareham from police officer Flanagan. Jeff Perry cared only about protecting police officer Flanagan.
Chief Joyce now says Jeff Perry was a good cop. Neither Chief Joyce nor Sgt. Perry were good cops. Chief Joyce refused to investigate when my mother complained about what Flanagan did to me. Like Perry, Chief Joyce protected police officer Flanagan instead of protecting teen-aged girls from police officer Flanagan.
Jeff Perry was not an honest police sergeant; he should not be in a position of power.
Check out the video report from NECN on Boston.com.
Then SUDDENLY, moments later, the National Republican Congressional Committee release a statement, charging Keating with being soft on rape during his tenure as Prosecuting Attorney in Norfolk County.
A radio spot radio spot by Scott Brown supporting Jeff Perry and attacking bill Keating is released today . Was it recorded today??
Does plea bargaining in rape cases equate to standing by while a 14 year old girl allegedly is strip searched (i.e. 40-something cop makes her pull up her top and bra, unzip her pants, and shoves his hand down her pants!!)? She claims he could hear her screaming as he was 15 feet away.
Should Lisa Allen have come forward at this late date? Does it seem like the Republican have been ready, waiting for this to come out?
Does this matter to you or does it make you more cynical about politics.
Should we focus instead on taxes, infrastructure, the military, health care……..
We’ll talk about it on Saturday morning @ 10 am.