Massachusetts: Violent Conservatives Target Black U.S. Attorney

racist threats leveled against Rachael Rollins.
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A recent CNN report highlighted the racist threats leveled against Rachael Rollins, the first Black woman to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts.

The Senate confirmed her in December with the help of Vice President Kamala Harris, whose tie-breaking vote gave Rollins the backing she needed to overcome uniform Republican opposition. Rollins was sworn in Monday.

Republicans labeled Rollins a “radical” and “dangerous” during her hearings due to her progressive stances on policing and incarceration. “Danger,” for conservatives, just means she’s opposed to arrests for low-level offenses and believes jail should be a “last resort” for people who commit those offenses. Conservative fearmongering over her confirmation put her in the crosshairs of right-wing extremists, revealing the ultimatum the movement offers law enforcement officials in America: endorse our views or be thrown to the wolves. Read more.

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