Massachusetts high court sides with DA in spat over ‘straight parade’ arrests

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BOSTON (AP) | Massachusetts’ highest court has sided with Boston’s district attorney in a dispute over the prosecution of counterprotesters arrested during a “straight pride” parade in Boston on Labor Day weekend.

A state Supreme Judicial Court justice ruled Sept. 9 that Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott had “no authority” to force Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office to prosecute a counterprotester arrested at the parade.

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Boston DA asks high court to address ‘straight pride’ parade spat

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ABOVE:District Attorney Rachael Rollins. (Photo from Facebook)

BOSTON (AP) | Boston’s district attorney has asked Massachusetts’ highest court to intervene in a dispute with a lower court judge over the arrest of counterprotesters during a “straight pride” parade in Boston over Labor Day weekend.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins filed an emergency petition Sept. 4 asking the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to compel the lower court to accept her request not to prosecute at least one counterprotester charged with disorderly conduct following Saturday’s parade , which was meant to be a counterpoint to gay pride parades and drew a few hundred participants but hundreds more counterprotesters.

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