Posts Tagged ‘martha coakley’
Yeah I said it. ANN COULTER is right on! Yes THAT Ann Coulter…the crazy lady…not so crazy on this one.
Martha Coakley: Too Immoral for Teddy Kennedy’s Seat
Updated 12/09/2009 ET
Martha Coakley isn’t even fit for the late Teddy Kennedy’s old seat. (What is it about this particular Senate seat?)
During the daycare/child molestation hysteria of the ’80s, Gerald Amirault, his mother, Violet, and sister, Cheryl, were accused of raping children at the family’s preschool in Malden, Mass., in what came to be known as the second-most notorious witch trial in Massachusetts history.
The allegations against the Amiraults were preposterous on their face. Children made claims of robots abusing them, a “bad clown” who took the children to a “magic room” for sex play, rape with a 2-foot butcher knife, other acts of sodomy with a “magic wand,” naked children tied to trees within view of a highway, and — standard fare in the child abuse hysteria era — animal sacrifices.
There was not one shred of physical evidence to support the allegations — no mutilated animals, no magic rooms, no butcher knives, no photographs, no physical signs of any abuse on the children.
Not one parent noticed so much as unusual behavior in their children — until after the molestation hysteria began.
There were no witnesses to the alleged acts of abuse, despite the continuous and unannounced presence of staff members, teachers, parents and other visitors at the school.
Not one student ever spontaneously claimed to have been abused. Indeed, the allegations of abuse didn’t arise until the child therapists arrived.
Nor was there anything in the backgrounds of the Amiraults that fit the profile of sadistic, child-abusing monsters. Violet Amirault had started the Fells Acre Day School 18 years before the child molestation hysteria erupted.
Thousands of happy and well-adjusted students had passed through Fells Acres. Many returned to visit the school; some even attended Cheryl’s wedding a few years before the inquisition began.
It’s one thing to put a person in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. It’s another to put an entire family in prison for a crime that didn’t take place.
In the most outrageous miscarriage of justice since the Salem witch trials, in July 1986, Gerald Amirault was convicted of raping and assaulting six girls and three boys and sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison. The following year, Violet and Cheryl Amirault were convicted of raping and assaulting three girls and a boy and were sentenced to 8 to 20 years.
The motto of the witch-hunters was “Believe the Children!” But the therapists resolutely refused to believe the children as long as they denied being abused. As the police advised the parents: In cases of child abuse, “no” can mean “yes.”
To the children’s credit, they held firm to their denials for heroic amounts of time in the face of relentless questioning.
But as copious research in the wake of the child abuse cases has demonstrated, small children are highly suggestible. It’s surprisingly easy to implant false memories into young minds by simply asking the same questions over and over again.
Indeed, the interviewing techniques in the Amirault case were so successful that the children also made accusations against three other teachers, two imaginary people named “Mr. Gatt” and “Al” and even against the child therapist herself — the one claim of abuse that was provably true.
But only the Amiraults were put on trial for any alleged acts of abuse.
Coakley wasn’t the prosecutor on the original trial. What she did was worse.
At least the original prosecutors, craven and ambition-driven though they were, could claim to have been caught up in the child abuse panic of the ’80s. There had not yet been extensive psychological studies on the suggestibility of small children. A dozen similar cases from around the country had not already been discredited and the innocent freed.
Of all the men and women falsely convicted during the child molestation hysteria of the ’80s, by 2001, only Gerald Amirault still sat in prison. Even his sister and mother had been released after serving eight years in prison for crimes that never occurred.
In July 2001, the notoriously tough Massachusetts parole board voted unanimously to grant Gerald Amirault clemency. Although the parole board is not permitted to consider guilt or innocence, its recommendation said: “(I)t is clearly a matter of public knowledge that, at the minimum, real and substantial doubt exists concerning petitioner’s conviction.”
Immediately after the board’s recommendation, The Boston Globe reported that Gov. Jane Swift was leaning toward accepting the board’s recommendation and freeing Amirault.
Enter Martha Coakley, Middlesex district attorney. Gerald Amirault had already spent 15 years in prison for crimes he no more committed than anyone reading this column did. But Coakley put on a full court press to keep Amirault in prison simply to further her political ambitions.
By then, every sentient person knew that Amirault was innocent. But instead of saying nothing, Coakley frantically lobbied Gov. Jane Swift to keep him in prison to show that she was a take-no-prisoners prosecutor, who stood up for “the children.” As a result of Coakley’s efforts — and her contagious ambition — Gov. Swift denied Amirault’s clemency.
Thanks to Martha Coakley, Gerald Amirault sat in prison for another three years.
Remember all that talk about President Bush shredding constitutional rights? Overzealous liberal prosecutors and feminist do-gooders allowed Gerald Amirault to sit in prison for 18 years for crimes that didn’t exist — except in the imaginations of small children under the influence of incompetent child “therapists.”
Martha Coakley allowed her ambition to trump basic human decency as she campaigned to keep a patently innocent man in prison.
Anyone with the smallest sense of justice cannot vote to put this woman in any office. If you absolutely cannot vote for a Republican on Jan. 19, 2010, write in the name “Gerald Amirault.”
This woman REALLY believes she’s fit to be a US Senator? Are you kidding? STEP DOWN FROM THIS RACE. YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT.
Some saw Coakley as lax on ’05 rape case
AG defends steps in long process
By Michael Rezendes, Globe Staff | January 6, 2010
In October 2005, a Somerville police officer living in Melrose raped his 23-month-old niece with a hot object, most likely a curling iron.
Keith Winfield, then 31, told police he was alone with the toddler that day and made additional statements that would ultimately be used to convict him.
But in the aftermath of the crime, a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action.
It was only after the toddler’s mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery.
Even then, nearly 10 months after the crime, Coakley’s office recommended that Winfield be released on personal recognizance, with no cash bail. He remained free until December 2007, when Coakley’s successor as district attorney won a conviction and two life terms.
Martha Coakley’s on line discussion FAIL!
Thinks INCREASING TAXES to pay for the health care reform is the best way to SAVE MONEY! below is a question asked to Martha and her answer follows.
“i am a young middle class man completely satisfied with my private heath insurance as our most of my friends. Why should I support Health care reform and the increased tax burden that will effect my family? ”
“Martha Coakley: My guess is that you are covered by payments made by your employer to an insurance company, and you may contribute but do not know the total cost of your premiums, or the value of any health care services you have received. Those costs are going up 8-10% a year in Massachusetts and will shortly be not affordable by your employer or by you. We need reform, not just to provide for coverage for those who do not have it, but for those like you, Bryan, who want to be able to afford good, quality health care, not just health care insurance.”
How is INCREASING TAXES going to SAVE MONEY again? This is ASININE as the money “saved” by the plan will be off set by a never ending increase in taxes which currently include a 10% SERVICE TAX on the indoor tanning industry. This is a MAJOR DEAL because it’ll be the first time services will be taxed and will lead the way for all services to be taxed. Hair, nails, massage, just to name a few. We are talking a MAJOR BLOW to small business that will force people already struggling to be forced into bankruptcy and/or just out of business.
We cannot afford Martha Coakley and her OH SO TYPICAL “tax and spend” way of doing things. We are already broke. We can’t take anymore.
Not ONE WORD on efficiency. No call for audits on bloated tax funded programs. Not ONE WORD on saving money to pay for anything.
Just tax the people and sell it with fear marketing and double talk.
This is MARTHA COAKLEY and we cannot vote for her. WE MUST VOTE SCOTT BROWN FOR SENATE!
You like working longer hours for the same or less money?
Martha thinks you do and should work longer and harder than you already are.
Did you pay your dues, go to school/college to try to make something for yourself?
Doesn’t matter to Martha. She thinks you make too much money because people that didn’t pay their dues in school and live off of the government/minimum wage deserve better.
What, you don’t think a person with a college degree should make more than minimum wage? PERFECT! When the minimum wage goes up YOUR wages that you busted your back for will go DOWN. She can make this happen!
Martha will call for an increase for minimum wage cause it’s all a SCAM to get HER more money. The higher the minimum wage is, the more INCOME TAX she makes cause that’s what pays her and her buddies that live off of tax money. Doesn’t matter that there will be less jobs available, she is just looking to make life better for the losers of America. People that try very little and demand everything in return.
Do you like to relax after working a 12hr day? That’s fine as long as you don’t mind being labeled a SINNER when you have to pay increased taxes on what SHE thinks is a SIN. Fatty foods, alcohol, smoking…all things WORKING PEOPLE use to take the edge off…you don’t need it cause MOMMY MARTHA says you don’t. It’ll be legal enough so only the tax man makes money and no one else.
Are you in good health because you pay attention in health class, you know what MODERATION means, you mind fitting into your clothes?
That’s PERFECT for Martha! You are exactly who she wants to TAX HARDER to pay for people that DON’T know the meaning of moderation cause they didn’t bother to show up to school that month! YOU DO and have the money to pay for the people that don’t. Not over weight? No problem. The food that you DON’T abuse will be taxed because some people don’t know when to quit. THEN they will just move onto abusing food that’s NOT taxed until everything that contains calories is considered a sin. She won’t advocate a healthy lifestyle, just punishment as needed.
Didn’t do anything to better yourself in life? Drank your way through school while everyone else was studying? Live on disability for a stubbed toe in ’89?
MARTHA IS FOR YOU! YOU are who she wants to get health care for!
Martha Coakley claims that Scott Brown is following in George Bush’s failed footsteps when IT’S HER that’s following his path with her SCARE TACTICS.
DO AS I SAY OR IT’S DOOMSDAY. Fear marketing is the name of the game and she is the dealer.
DO NOT FALL FOR IT. DO NOT VOTE FOR IT.
SCOTT BROWN FOR SENATE!