Week In Review: Market Basket Protests, Federal Convictions, Anger Over Immigration Plan
It’s been a busy week at the federal courthouse in Boston. First, a guilty verdict for a friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on obstruction of justice charges. Then, a conviction for former probation chief John O’Brien and two of his top deputies.
Meanwhile, fallout continues in the ouster of former Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Thousands of employees of the supermarket chain rallied at the company’s Tewksbury headquarters while the board of directors met in Boston to consider its next move.
Finally, there’s growing resistance to Governor Patrick’s proposal to temporarily house unaccompanied Central American children in Massachusetts.
- “The O’Brien verdict clarifies at least this much: Accepting a wad of cash while under video surveillance isn’t the only form of public corruption.”
- “There remains an unanswered (unasked, really) but central question in this trial, one that might cause some controversy if anyone had the sense to put it forward: Should this case be considered an act of dangerous overreach by federal prosecutors?”
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