Mike Ball listened to 'BUR's Deborah Becker grill Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral on Philip Markoff's suicide and thinks Becker ran amok:
Becker started out like a real journalist and quickly went tabloid on Cabral. She clearly came in with her conclusions and was not about to let truth or knowledge interfere.
Wicked Local Roslindale reports.
A federal judge today ordered the federal government and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department not to move two detainees at the South Bay House of Corrections as the daughter of a third man prepares a lawsuit over the way he died last month.
Judge Mark Wolf issued an emergency order blocking the deportation or movement to another state of the two men based on... Read more
Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral violated the First Amendment rights of a nurse working with the FBI in 2003 to investigate possible guard violence against inmates at the Suffolk County House of Corrections, a federal appeals court ruled today.
The Sheriff of Suffolk launches her bid for reelection in 2010 tonight with a fundraiser at the Hampshire House.
Possibly of more immediate concern to Cabral is a Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling today that says she has to submit to arbitration when making shift changes among prison guards due to layoffs. The ruling (which Cabral could appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court) stems... Read more
Channel 4 catches a bunch parking in handicap spots at the neighboring Spaulding Hospital. Repeatedly. Through a mouthpiece, Sheriff Cabral says she isn't responsible for where employees park their own cars.
At-large City Council candidate Felix Arroyo says he's won the endorsement of Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral.
Arroyo said he's also picked up endorsements from the Greater Boston Labor Council, Painters District Council 35 and the Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network.
Arroyo, son of the former at-large councilor, is running for one of four open seats in the fall elections.
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS... Read more
Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral today endorsed at-large City Council hopeful Ayanna Pressley:
The perspective she will bring to the Council as a woman of color is tremendously important, and one that the Boston City Council, in its l00 year history, has never had. Ayanna has great political and constituent service experience and knows this landscape well. I especially like that she wants to bring... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department had the right to get out of a ten-year lease seven years early because of a clause in a separate city document that the landlord didn't get canceled in writing - and which was not attached to the lease it did sign.
The Globe (well, technically, a University of New Hampshire survey group hired by the Globe) is surveying Boston residents to try to discern who might put up a good fight against Tom Menino next year.
The list of potential challengers, as seen by Globe survey takers: City Councilor at Large Michael Flaherty, West Roxbury/JP City Councilor... Read more
Terry Klein reports on an only-in-Boston case involving the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department successfully weaseling out of a 10-year, $7-million lease for some office space.
Seems the lease contained a clause that said it would only go into effect when the city auditor approved the contract. Fair enough, right? Except the auditor, God only knows why, added this to his imprimatur:
APPROVED AS TO... Read more
Larry Davidson is watching Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral on "Greater Boston," when she claims that half of all Boston dropouts become criminals - based on inmate interviews that show half are dropouts. Davidson reports:
Barbara thinks I'm a geek because I exclaimed, "fallacy of the converse!" as soon as I heard Cabral's claim while we were watching her on TV. ...
He explains... Read more