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One important thing to non-lawyers may not realize re: all the legal drama around #DefendBOS this week:

The judge's refusal to accept @DARollins's disposition of these charges & forcing these cases to (illegal) arraignments gave every one of those people a criminal record.
@DARollins Even if he had dismissed the cases *immediately after arraignment* the legal act of accepting the charges creates an item on a Massachusetts criminal record. There is no way he didn't know that.
@DARollins *that non-lawyers may not realize, long day
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Susan has been discharged from the court's custody. Hearing is over.

Have to run back to work, but just want to say how encouraging it was to see so people--including so many lawyers--show up for such a fine person and outstanding attorney. This city has a lot of work to do on civil rights, but its people know how to show up for them

Also worth noting that the judge now seems to be accepting the very thing Susan put herself on the line for and allowing the cases to be dismissed.

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#Boston gave white supremacist thugs obsessed w/exterminationist violence a permit for today's sad #straightprideparade & allowed every overtime-seeking cop in eastern MA to assault us

We need a @BOSCityCouncil investigation to keep this from happening again

#bospoli #defendBOS
@BOSCityCouncil The motives & associations of the organizers and their supporters (well beyond the dumbass #straightpride cover) were easily knowable. If nothing else, Milo has been a reliable Nazi stooge for years now. Why give him a platform, his fans an excuse?…
@BOSCityCouncil Events like today's are held to (1) give fascists (& fash-curious) a chance to feel comfortable in public & (2) to provoke antifa. That's it. That's all.

How is that a permit? And on one of the city's busiest weekends?
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I was near where cops hopped a barricade to take out a street medic. A cop who was clearly too spooked to operate properly in that environment brandished his OC spray at everyone nearby....
He stood ten feet in front of me, his eyes wild, a hand in front and threatening to fire. My hands were up, and I told him he was safe, that nobody was going to hurt him. He wore tactical gear and probably had 50-80lb on me. And he was terrified....
This man was set up to fail. Regardless of his intentions, whether he was a bloodthirsty person or the true “guy just trying to do his job with the minimum of hassle”, he had been staged perfectly by his superiors and his training to hurt somebody today....
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