What is with the New England Democrat crime wave as of late? Over the past year, a string of Democratic officials and leftists from Rhode Island all the way up to Maine have been arrested for, accused of, or convicted of some pretty bizarre allegations. Here are seven examples:
Boston City Councilor Allegedly Crashes Car Without License, Insurance, Registration
On Friday, Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara (D) allegedly crashed her car into a home in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. The only problem for Lara is that she was reportedly driving the vehicle with a revoked license, and the car was unregistered and uninsured. To make matters worse, Lara’s autistic child was reportedly in the car.
Per Massachusetts-based outlet Turtle Boy Daily News’ Aidan Kearney, Lara, née Hicks, ran for office in 2021 on an anti-cop, pro-socialism platform. She will appear in court later this month, according to WBUR.
Rhode Island State Senator Allegedly Lies About Keying Car With “Biden Sucks” Sticker
Speaking of car crimes, who could forget about Rhode Island state Senator Joshua Miller? A couple of weeks ago, Miller was arrested for allegedly keying a man’s car displaying a “Biden Sucks” bumper sticker.
When Miller was first questioned by police, he claimed that the alleged victim was possibly a “gun nut” who knew that Miller was a state senator and that the victim made up the whole incident. So in other words, Miller pulled a reverse, “Do you know who I am?” but a video review would appear to show he was lying.
See the saga below in a must-watch video for some great Boston accents:
Surveillance video shows the moments Senator Josh Miller is accused of keying an SUV with an anti-Biden sticker at Garden City
— Amanda Pitts (@AmandaPittsTV) June 23, 2023
Miller is now facing charges of vandalism and a potential charge of obstruction of justice. The official was first elected in 2006 and is set to be arraigned in court on July 18.
Boston’s Reparations Task Force Coordinator’s Wild Night At City Hall
Then there was the arrest of Boston’s Reparations Task Force project coordinator George Williams in May. The 35-year-old ex-college professor was appointed by Boston’s uber-leftist Mayor Michelle Wu to help advise the Reparations Task Force. Police say that Williams used his position to trespass in city hall, harangue custodians, burn sage, physically assault cops, and possibly do some drugs.
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) May 27, 2023
Nation’s First Elected Transgender State Rep. Arrested On Child Porn Charges: Police
In Nashua, New Hampshire, an alleged pervert and the nation’s first elected “transgender-identifying” man was arrested on child porn charges in June.
Stacie Laughton might be the crème de la crème in terms of abject weirdos in Democrat politics in the Granite State — if not all of New England. Laughton was first elected in 2012, only to resign shortly after numerous credit card fraud allegations came to light.
He was later sentenced to six months in jail after reporting a bomb threat to a hospital in 2015. In July 2021, he was arrested for giving police false information.
Unbelievably, Laughton won election to the state house again in November 2022. Then Laughton had to step down in December after accusations of stalking. Laughton had been arrested on stalking charges twice in 2022, including an incident in September just months before the election.
Now, the guy is being arrested on allegations of distribution of sexually explicit images of children.
Ex-Democrat Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Guilty Of Child Porn Charges
Laughton isn’t the only Democrat in New England arrested on child porn charges.
In May, Eliot Cutler, a Democratic donor who twice ran for governor of Maine, pleaded guilty to charges of possessing child pornography. Authorities discovered thousands of images of children under the age of 12 being sexually abused in his possession. He will now serve nine months in jail for four counts of possessing sexually explicit material of a child under 12.
Senate-Confirmed U.S. Attorney Resigns After DOJ Report
So far, we’ve discussed state and local Democrats in New England. But Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins has had her run-ins with the law as well — albeit no charges thus far.
In May, the George Soros-backed attorney resigned after a Department of Justice Inspectors General report claimed that she effectively ran election interference, violated the Hatch Act, and committed other unethical moves while on the job.
The DOJ alleged that she “violated federal regulations, numerous DOJ policies, her Ethics Agreement, and applicable law, and fell far short of the standards of professionalism and judgment that the Department should expect of any employee, much less a U.S. Attorney.”
The supposedly apolitical DOJ under President Joe Biden declined to charge his Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney.
Racial Justice Warrior Scams The System—Allegedly
Rollins was close pals with another apparent New England ne’er-do-well: Monica Cannon-Grant, a prominent leftist activist in the Boston area, and her husband, Clark Grant. The two were federally charged and arrested on 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy in relation to her non-profit, Violence in Boston (VIB), in March 2022. Cannon-Grant was named the 2020 “Bostonian of the Year” by the Boston Globe for her activism after the death of George Floyd and for her involvement with local protests associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.
In March 2023, authorities tacked on some more charges after she allegedly misused city funds while lying about her income to get more government cash intended for impoverished people.
Grant and her husband pleaded not guilty to the original 18 charges. Sadly on March 30, Clark Grant died in a motorcycle accident.
Is The Late Ted Kennedy To Blame For It All?
Of course, perhaps there is one man to blame for this apparent crime wave: ex-U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).
Kennedy really set the gold standard for allegedly breaking several laws and endangering others while getting away with it. Just ask Mary Jo Kopechne. (See: Chappaquiddick).
Every liberal in New England grows up yearning to be the next Kennedy.
It turns out that committing alleged crimes is a package deal alongside Kennedy’s words that “the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
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