If you don’t remember the Amirault case, you’re probably sleeping better at night. The pre-school child-abuse witch hunts of the 80’s remain an indelible blot on any history of justice and reason in this country. The Amiraults were at the center of one of the prosecution frenzies of that era.
Coakley wasn’t there for the original farce. But when the case finally began to unravel, when judges and even the Governor’s Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended commutation, Coakley, as Middlesex DA, continued to hound and persecute the family.
Read the story for yourself. I can’t believe I’m linking to something at the Wall Street Journal, but the story is what it is. If you don’t believe anything from the WSJ, look it up elsewhere. Just do a search on “coakley amirault” and see what you find.
And then don’t expect me to make a single phone call for her, or donate a dime, or even show up to vote. I’m being told over and over that her vote would be crucial to the health-care “reform” bill. Well, I’ve had to swallow an awful lot over that bill already. So much worthwhile stuff was cut out, so much inept and feckless bargaining with implacable nose-jobbers, that there’s not much of a bill left to care about. And now I’m told that I have to swallow Martha Coakley, too?
Although I’m not completely up on this race, up until now I haven’t heard much from conservatives about this. But prosecutorial abuse is a powerful weapon in the hands of those who want to separate the people from their freedom. “Law and order” conservatives don’t like to talk about it, but they should.
After all, if you got a liberal with some spine up there, we would be next…
Coakley had the luxury of gracefully dropping this case. But she didn’t, which only makes matters worse.
Massachusetts, it’s your call. What are you going to do?