Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thousands of Killers and Rapists Walking Free?

In the "progressive" enclave of Massachusetts???

Say it isn't so!

I'm, like, wicked, super-duper, triple-secret probation-level kind of shocked at this startling new development.

From the Boston Globe:

Evidence samples from thousands of crime scenes across Massachusetts, including nearly 1,000 homicides and other deaths and 6,500 sexual assaults, were never analyzed by the State Police crime lab, according to an investigation of the lab ordered by the state.

The lab's failure to process potentially crucial DNA evidence from 16,000 cases means that killers and rapists could be walking free, said two law enforcement officials who have seen the report.

Dangerous criminals roaming the streets, free from the fear of ever being brought to justice for their crimes. All made possible by decades of Bay State cronyism, corruption, gross negligence and outright incompetence by those charged with determining and proving their guilt.

Very nice.

Now, explain to me and my readers again, Mayor Menino, how it's New Hampshire's fault that your city has so many gang-related shootings (three more last night, including a nine-year-old girl).

Explain to us how the National Rifle Association is to blame for the inability of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate known violent offenders.

Explain to us how you could stand there with a straight face last year and declare your gun buyback program in Boston a "major success" when its stated goal was to "prevent gun violence" in the city.

I'm all ears.

The floor is yours.