Massachusetts Is Still the Witch Trial State


Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift
should be tarred and feathered and run out of the state.
She refused the

unanimous recommendation
of the Governor`s Board of
Pardons to free an innocent man, because she is afraid
of a political backlash in her re-election campaign.

Aren`t the people in Massachusetts
lucky to have a governor who refuses to allow basic
issues of justice to get in the way of narrow
calculations of her self-interest? Politicians are
fakes, but isn`t Ms. Swift laying it on too thick? How
can we even pretend to respect public officials when
Gov. Swift intentionally keeps an innocent man in jail
simply because she is afraid to offend the evil people
who framed him?

In the

lead editoria
l on February 21, the Wall Street
Journal
gave Gov. Jane Swift the contempt she has
earned: “She joins the long line of the ambitious and
the self seeking, prosecutors and politicians, who chose

expediency over justice
.”
[Send email to Governor Swift at


GOffice@state.ma.us
, for
snail mail, etc, see


Massachusetts Governor – Contact Information
.]

Massachusetts has Harvard, M.I.T.,
and lots of liberals. With liberal credentials all about
them, people in the state think of themselves as
sophisticated. But the truth is that when it comes to
justice and frame-ups, Massachusetts has made no
progress since the

Salem Witch Trials
in the 17th century.

Gerald Amirault was framed along
with his sister and mother 16 years ago on

fabricated child sex abuse charges
by an ambitious
prosecutor who used the name recognition he gained to
run successfully for attorney general and unsuccessfully
for governor. Among other
unbelievable and absurd charges,
he accused the
Amiraults of raping children in their day care center
with butcher knives.

Everyone who has read the charges
on which the Amiraults were convicted recognizes that
the charges are far less believable than the accusations
at the Salem Witch Trials three centuries earlier.
Massachusetts might have some sophisticated people, but
none of them were on the jury.

State judges finally pried
Amirault`s sister and mother (now deceased) from the
clenched claws of Massachusetts` despicable prosecutors,
who go to far greater lengths to keep innocent people in
jail (so as not to have to admit a mistake) than to put
guilty ones there.

The Amiraults were victims, along
with many other day care providers, of the 1980s child
sex abuse witch hunts set in motion by “child advocates”
and ambitious prosecutors looking for high profile
cases.

There were many cases of wrongful
conviction—all now overturned except for Gerald Amirault.

The child abuse witch hunts
continued into the 1990s. In a last hurrah, witch
hunters managed in

Wenatchee, Washington
, to put 26 innocent parents in
prison and to sell their children into foster-care or
adoption. But the citizens of Washington State proved to
be far more sophisticated than the befuddled souls in
Massachusetts.

The bizarre allegations and
obvious police and prosecutorial misbehavior brought
investigative reporters and innocent project law
professors down on the Wenatchee injustice system like a
ton of bricks. Every single conviction and

coerced plea bargain
has been overturned. All the
wrongfully convicted are free.

What remains to be accomplished in
Wenatchee is to indict and put on trial the Child
Protective Service officials, police, prosecutors, and
judges who participated in the intentional frame-ups of
innocent people. Whatever the crime rate in Wenatchee,
it doesn`t approach the crime rate in the city`s
“justice” system.

Perhaps the indifference to
justice in Massachusetts merely reflects the dogma in
politically correct university towns
that there is
no such thing as justice—just class justice, race
justice, gender justice, transgender justice, lesbian
justice. Gerald Amirault isn`t guilty of child abuse,
but he is guilty of being a “hegemonic white male.” It`s
just as well to have him in prison. That`s where all
hegemonic white males belong, or so teach the

cultural Marxists,
who are over-represented in the
Massachusetts educational establishment.

Jane Swift`s re-election campaign
will be a test of Massachusetts` citizens. Will voters
re-elect Gov. Jane Swift, a person whose name is
synonymous with cowardice and an utter lack of
integrity?

Paul Craig Roberts is the author of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
.

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