In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix, out tomorrow, I take a look at the House Democrats under the leadership of Speaker Sal DiMasi. I suggest that there is a remarkable absence of dissent and debate, which I blame on several factors, including the leadership style of DiMasi and his core team; the willing acquiescence of most members; and the timidity of other members.
It is not too extreme to suggest that, if we are going
to be serious about protecting people from death by bullets, then District
Attorney Dan Conley should seriously consider bringing charges of negligent
manslaughter — or at least child endangerment — against those who allowed this