now, Massachusetts lawmakers are back in their home districts,
ramping up their re-election campaigns and flashing sweet baloney
grins at fairs and forums. In their cheeseball bids, a sick majority
of them will tout their unflinching support for the newly passed
repeat offender bill – better known as “three-strikes,” or
“Melissa's Law” after murder victim Melissa Gosule – which will
jail certain criminals for life with no chance of parole.
hundreds of people who rallied in the Harvard Square pit tonight
weren't just there to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. Nor were
they merely there to call attention to the atrocity that was
unleashed on the state of Florida, where the unarmed 17-year-old
Martin was shot and killed last month by George Zimmerman, an overzealous neighborhood
watchdog who has yet to be arrested.