Deval Patrick Fired State Officials To Protect Rapist Ex-Brother-In-Law From Registering As Sex Offender

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Swell guy.


The Democratic presidential primary’s freshest face, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick fired leaders of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry in 2014 for trying to register Patrick’s brother in-law for a 1993 California rape conviction.

Earlier this year, Bernard Sigh, Patrick’s ex-brother in-law was sentenced to eight years in prison for raping his ex-wife in a 2017 attack, three years after the head of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board rose the issue of registering Sigh as a sex offender to Patrick for a prior spousal rape conviction in California. In response, Patrick sacked the official in an effort to avoid having a family member register as a sex offender, calling it a “family matter,” and therefore “marital” rape, according to Stanford Professor Michele Dauber.

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There's a lot to this story and it's not what it looks like on the surface.The man called Singh was the Governor's brother in law and the victim was the Governor's sister. There are three employees involved that work for the Sex registry board. One that didn't want to register Singh was NOT appointed by the Governor. The two other employees that wanted to register Singh were appointed by the Governor. It is kind of the opposite of what you would expect if this was a partisan decision.

The one man that was not appointed by the Governor is named Mr. Paglia. He did not register the Governor's brother in law because he said it was 10 years since the incident and it was a spousal rape and the couple had reconciled. The two other employees appointed by the Governor objected saying rape is rape and Singh should register.

The two employees sent Paglia a revised ruling that concluded that Sigh was obligated to register and asked Paglia to sign it. Paglia refused and then began to receive “unprecedented criticisms” of other pending decisions as well as poor performance reviews. Paglia felt harassed and left on medical leave and resigned six months later.

Paglia sued the Board and settled his lawsuit for $60,000 . This was a month before the case was set to go to trial. Paglia now works as an aide to Bruce E. Tarr, the Republican leader of the state Senate.

Then after the settlement the governor fired the other two women he had appointed.Patrick blamed the officials, his own appointees, for a number of other problems, including failing to update regulations and fostering an unproductive work environment.

Paglia's lawyer says the Governor should have fired the two sooner because if they didn't like a decision they would order them changed.

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, which defended the two against Paglia’s lawsuit. Her statement said “this was a complicated case in which valid arguments came to light on both sides, and that is why a settlement was agreed upon short of trial.”

The decision to remove the officials, the statement said, was “made solely by the [Patrick] administration.”

Republican Charlie Baker, who faces Coakley in the campaign to succeed Patrick as governor, said through a spokesman that he believes the Sex Offender Registry Board “is crucial to public safety, and would hope any changes to personnel are only made in the best interest of the public.”

 
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Patrick was wrong bout Bain Capital too.q. Mitt made his fortune as a Corporate Raider who sole peoples pensions, jobs, ruined lives.

He is not going any here in the Democratic Party with that ttitude! We have enough decent candidates with out him.