#MACourtFails Continues To Endanger Citizens of Massachusetts
The #MACourtFails campaign was started to raise awareness about our failing courts and criminal justice reform system, and how our elected officials would rather pass laws restricting what law abiding people do, than address the actual causations of “gun violence”. Keep in mind, this is only a tiny fraction of what is going on in our state as very few MA courts make their daily proceedings public and very few media outlets report crime and court proceedings.
Get Caught Red Handed Robbing A Bank – Using A Gun With A Defaced Serial Number? No Problem with #MACourtFails!
MA drops gun (with defaced serial number) charges on armed bank robber caught in the act, also gives him slap on wrist sentence. #MACourtFails
Court report: Judge James G. Reardon Jr.
DM, of Worcester, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the House of Correction, with 2 years to be served, after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, two counts of carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number in a felony. The balance of the sentence was suspended for 1 year with probation. He was placed on four concurrent terms of 1 year probation, to begin upon his release, after pleading guilty to three counts of armed and masked robbery (gun) and carrying a loaded firearm without a license. Charges of possession of ammunition without a firearm ID card and two counts of possession of a firearm in a felony were dismissed.
Criminal caught selling drugs near playground arrested for firearms assault 14 months later.
Police report: At about 10:20 PM, officers located and arrested the suspect in the area of 128 Tremont Street at which time they recovered a camouflaged knife, an undisclosed amount of cash along with a large bag of marijuana and packaging materials consistent with the selling of illegal drugs.
The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. link to report
Controversial Judge releases child rapist.
A superior court judge whose past decisions have already led to protests is facing new outrage. Timothy Feeley is now accused of being too lenient toward a child rape suspect.
Scott Smith, 38, of Salisbury, was released on $1,000 cash bail and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet. According to court paperwork, he is accused of raping two girls under the age of 16. He’s facing a number of charges, including aggravated rape of a child and drugging a person for sexual intercourse. He was also charged with child pornography.
Rep. Jim Lyons of Andover has been unsuccessful in trying to impeach Feeley , but said he will try again during the next formal session. He said the same judge lowered the bail for a man who went on to kill a police officer and the time to address his leniency is now. “Judge Feeley is protecting the criminal and not protecting the victim,” Rep. Lyons said. “It’s outrageous. When is enough enough?”
UPDATE: It appears that the child rapist release by Feeley was arrested two days later. Prosecutors say he was trying to have his victims killed. Link
Two criminals arrested multiple times, in major drug busts over last decade, arrested again.
Both of these men have been arrested multiple times in major raids over the last decade, most recently in 2017, yet they’re out again.
Police report: TB was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A, Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Drugs. BP was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class E, Drugs. Both Burt and Parham will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. Link
Two criminals arrested for SECOND TIME IN A ROW for firearms possession, in other words, they’re out on bail on another gun charge.
Police report: KW, 29-years-old, of Dorchester was placed under arrest. KW is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. KW is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. MS 23 years old of Mattapan is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2ND and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. Link
Felon arrested Jan 2016 for heroin & crack trafficking, released on $40 bail. Is already out & back at it, with a gun and drugs.
Massachusetts State Police arrested a man from Brockton on several gun-related charges following a traffic stop on Scenic Highway in Bourne. “I opened the backpack and found a loaded Ruger 9-millimeter handgun with a fully loaded, seven-round magazine and one round in the chamber,” the trooper said. The gun’s serial number had been defaced and was unreadable, the trooper said. Link
“Level III Armed Career Criminal” arrested with loaded gun.
Our legislature tells us we need more gun laws, but is OK with the term “armed career criminal, level 3” being used? Insane. #MACourtFails yet again. Link to story
Felon arrested for third time in a row with loaded gun.
Not one, not two, but THREE consecutive arrests for carrying a loaded firearm. Why is he out of jail and where’s the concern for public safety.
From the police report: “Johnson is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Third and Subsequent Offense, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, and Resisting Arrest.” Link to arrest report
MA nol pros gun charges for felon with long criminal history.
When he was arrested on this charge it was because police were responding to sounds of shots being fired, at 4:00 AM. He was arrested with a stolen gun, a Class B substance, and was held on a dangerousness charge. See below for court report, we will link arrest story in comments below.
Worcester Superior Court – Judge Janet Kenton-Walker
TS, 32, of Leominster, was charged with receiving stolen property over $250, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without a firearm ID card. The charges were nol prossed. A nol pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor’s decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought. Link to arrest story
Another felon with a long history of violence, arrested for 2nd straight time on gun charges.
This was the second consecutive gun arrest for this felon, the gun he was in possession of was stolen. Link to story
Springfield man, arrested in September 2017 for aggravated assault arrested with loaded gun.
He ran from police on a motorcycle, crashed and injured himself, got combative with first responders trying to help him and dropped the gun he was illegally in possession of. Link to story
Two drug arrests in a month, this time with 250 bags of heroin and a gun.
Arrest only a month ago for drug trafficking doesn’t stop this #MACourtFails felon from continuing dealing death. This time he’s also caught with a gun. Reminder, 2K dead from opioid OD last year in MA. Where is the public safety concern #MALEG? Link to story
Pittsfield man beaten-stabbed to death by #MACourtFails felons.
Two arrested in Pittsfield for stabbing/beating man to death, both have long records, one was arrested in June for assault & threatening a woman with a gun and knife. #MACourtFails continue as does radio silence from #MALeg . Link to DA’s PR
#MACourtFails felon draws gun on police officers.
Another #MACourtFails “ARMED CAREER FELON” shooting at police officers! Where is the concern for public safety from our legislature and attorney general, displayed during #ERPO ???? Link to arrest story
Known gang member with long record of crime arrested for murder.
Boston Police report arresting Demetrius Bennett, a Dorchester gang member with a history of drug arrests on Cape Cod for the shooting death of Christian Rivera at 76 Homestead St. in Roxbury on July 7. Bennett was arrested on drug charges on Cape Cod in 2015 , 2016 and 2017 . In 2017, a judge sentenced him to a year in jail, but suspended all but 30 days of that sentence . Read more
Sixteen year old felon wanted on armed robbery warrant arrested with gun.
Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Respond to Shots Fired and Locate Both Victim and Suspect with Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wounds. Link to story
Eighteen year old felon “known to carry weapons” with previous gun arrests busted again.
The revolving door continues. #MACourtFails : “Specifically, the individual was known to carry weapons and had previously faced charges relating to the unlawful possession of firearms.” AT 18 YEARS OLD!!!! Once again, where is the public safety concern from our legislature???
Level 3 sex offender with record of >40 violent crimes arrested again, on a school campus.
This #MACourtFails felon is free b/c Judge Feeley didn’t consider this person “dangerous” and ignored 80 complaints accrued during last few months. Link to story
Drug dealing, gun carrying teenage felon arrested for second time in a row with a gun.
The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs. Link to story
#MACourtFails felon arrested with drugs – gun – ammo was wanted on three warrants.
He was also involved in a murder arrest only two years ago, where he assaulted police officers trying to escape with his friend who was wanted for murder. Link to arrest report
Busted: Drug distribution ring was run by #MACourtFails felons out on pre-trial release on gun & drug charges.
They are known violent gang members who continued dealing fentanyl and other drugs. One was armed with an AK47, why were they out? Link to story
#MACourtFails Felon with long crime record causes Hopkinton neighborhood lockdown.
Another #MACourtFails felon with a long record causing harm to police officers. He was sentenced to 5 consecutive 18 mo terms last November, & already out of jail, now SWAT has to go get him he also caused a Hopkinton neighborhood to be locked down. This is the second time this week that a SWAT team has had to respond to and apprehend a #MACourtFails felon, what a waste of time and resources. Link to story
#MACourtFails felon pulls gun arrest hat trick.
#MACourtFails gun arrest hat trick. Three gun arrests since October 2014, including one a year ago, but we need more gun laws according to our legislative leadership? Why is he out & where’s the concern for OUR public safety? Link to arrest report
More #MACourtFails felons adorned with GPS anklets caught in gun/drug bust – SWAT raid.
This was an #ElectionDay #MACourtFails – Two felons with GPS devices were busted by Boston SWAT with guns/drugs including Fentanyl. Reminder, 2K MA residents died last yr from opioid OD while AG Healey was busy banning guns, and pursuing her own political agenda. Link to story
Known gang member with long violent crime history gets gun charges not prossed for second time since 2011.
# MACourtFails A “known gang member” with a laundry list of violent crimes on his record going back to at least 2010 has firearms charges “nol prossed” for the SECOND time since 2011. Court report:
Judge Jennifer L. Ginsburg
GP, 27, of Worcester, charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, firearm violation with one prior violent or drug crime, and possession of ammunition without a firearm ID card, nol prossed. A nol pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor’s decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought.
#MACourtFails felon arrested in January on gun/drug charges arrested for trafficking fentanyl.
2K opioid deaths in MA last year and nothing from #MALeg about #MACourtFails felons being caught, released, caught, released… Wilden was arrested with a gun and drugs in January of this year, why was he out trafficking Fentanyl? Arrest report
$1K Bail for violent felon arrested on shooting/assault/gun charges.
Violent felon with long criminal history gets released on $1K bail after shooting/assault/gun possession connected to attempted drug robbery.
Still waiting for public safety concern regarding #MACourtFails from our legislature. link to story
#MACourtFails felon arrested for second time in a row on firearms charges.
For the second time in less than a week we have a #MACourtFails felon getting arrested two times in a row with a gun. Link to arrest report
#MACourtFails felon with history of injuring LEO’s is back at it.
History repeating itself due to #MACourtFails – this felon injured LEO’s two years ago when he hit them with his car during a high speed chase, and now he’s being chased again and shooting at them. Link to story
Heroin dealer with long crime history gets arrested for second consecutive time with a gun.
Yet another heroin dealer with a long criminal record getting arrested for second time in row for illegal gun possession. Once again, where’s the concern for public safety from o ur legislature and attorney general ? Arrest report
Repeat offender heroin dealer arrested again.
This #MACourtFails felon was arrested 4 years ago for selling heroin to LEO’s (twice), three years ago for firing 11 shots at a rival in a drive by, and now for gun/drug possession-dealing. Link to story
Armed fentanyl dealer arrested for second time this year.
Yet another MA fentanyl dealer arrested for second time this year. He was arrested in February for dealing fentanyl and has a long criminal record, this time he was arrested with a loaded gun. Why was he out AG Healey? Link to story
Heroin trafficker arrested with 25,000 packets of heroin gets probation.
Where’s the “if it saves just one life” rhetoric from our legislature now? Reminder MA had 2K fatal opioid overdoses last year. Link to story
#MACourtFails felon pursued by police puts gun to head of driver – carjacks his car, later apprehended by SWAT.
From MA State Police: Troopers and Officers pursued Foy’s vehicle. Foy rammed at least one cruiser, foot pursuit followed. Foot pursuit ended on roof of a building where police subdued and apprehended Foy. Great work by MSP fugitive unit, gang unit, detectives, tactical ops team & @WorcesterPD .
Foy was arrested for 3rd time on gun charges 5 years ago – had multiple charges pending at that time. Why was he out? Where’s the public safety concern from our legislature displayed during #ERPO ?
Two #MACourtFails felons arrested for third consecutive time on gun charges.
Multiple arrests don’t stop these armed “career criminals. Link to arrest report
Felon with history of harming police officers arrested again, with gun.
Another #MACourtFails felon with a record of harming law enforcement officers, stealing cars, and felon in possession of firearm (Buford) arrested again by Boston Police. Still no concern for public safety from our legislature. Link to arrest report
#MACourtFails felon with drug – gun crime history going back to early 1990’s busted again with gun and drugs
Boston Police report arresting Larinso Myers, 69, yesterday morning after a search of his apartment at Council Tower , 2875 Washington St. in Roxbury, found “hundreds of prescription narcotics” and a loaded, high-capacity gun.
Myers, who has drug convictions dating to the early 1990s, was formally charged with several counts of possession of Class B, C and E drugs with intent to distribute as well as unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a high-capacity feeding device, police say. Read more
Fentanyl trafficker has over 50 arrests on his record.
“Court records indicate that Barrows, who was born in Boston, has accumulated more than 50 court arraignments from 1984 to 2014 in district courts in Taunton, Plymouth, Hingham and Wareham. Previous criminal charges have included carrying a gun without a valid permit; rape of a child; assault and battery on a police officer; and driving under the influence. He also has an extensive record of violating terms of probation.”
Once again, where is the concern for public safety, displayed by our legislature during ERPO? Link to story
Armed violent felon tries to kill Worcester cop.
And then there’s the known armed gang member from Worcester who has three prior violent felonies on his record – at 27 years old – who tried to kill a Worcester cop. Still no concern for public safety from #MALeg due to #MACourtFails . Link to story
#MACourtFails felon on probation for armed robbery murders woman – shoots another during convenience store robbery.
Is anyone surprised that this #MACourtFails felon has armed robbery arrests in his not so distant past? Now he can add murder to his rap sheet. Link to story
Two #MACourtFails felons arrested in carjacked Mercedes.
The Mercedes was carjacked by an armed felon on his second gun charge – at 19 years old – and his crack dealer buddy. Once again, where’s the concern for public safety displayed by #MALeg when they wanted to pass ERPO? Link to story
Springfield #MACourtFails felon charged for shooting.
Multiple arrests over the last three years, including assault (released on personal recognizance) drug possession/dealing, resisting arrest and a host of other charges. Now he’s arrested for shooting someone. Once again, where’s the concern for public safety from our legislature and why wasn’t he in prison? Link to story
Three #MACourtFails felons arrested at same time robbing Walgreens.
Another #MACourtFails arrest hat trick. The three arrested here all have long criminal histories that include a charge for murder, threatening to kill two corrections officers, drug dealing, assault, and more. One of them was just arrested mid-November and is out on $250K bail, another is out on bail from two separate court cases/arrests. Link to story
#MACourtFails alum arrested this spring with AK47 & heroin (twice) now arrested for murder – setting body of victim ablaze.
Another horrible crime committed by an “armed career criminal”. Our #MACourtFails followers may remember that Morales was arrested in March 2018 by @MassStatePolice with heroin and an AK47. Where’s the concern for public safety f rom our legislature ? Link to story
Man who shot two state troopers in 1988 arrested on gun charges in Dorchester.
#MACourtFails endangering the citizens and law enforcement officers of MA again. Why was he let out early after shooting two @MassStatePolice troopers and where’s the concern for public safety from #MALeg ? Link to story
Violent felon with fourteen arrests over last two years busted for armed carjacking.
Kervian allegedly assaulted a customer leaving Jeffrey’s Corner convenience store early Monday and threatened to stab him with an AIDS-infected needle if he didn’t hand over the keys to his BMW sedan, according to the arrest report. Link to story
Two “known” #MACourtFails felons arrested at same time for gun possession.
Two more #MACourtFails felons endangering the public and LEO’s. Both arrested for second straight time as felons in possession of a firearm. Link to story
#MACourtFails felon arrested third time for unlicensed possession after firing gun in hotel.
Thorton is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Lynn District Court on charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building; possession of a firearm without a license (third offense;) and malicious destruction of property over $1,200. Link to story
Crack dealer given sixteen and a half year sentence in 2007 arrested with gun.
Another #MACourtFails felon with a long crime history, he was sentenced to a sixteen and a half year prison term in 2007 for dealing crack. Link to story