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    Posted September 11, 2010 by
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    30-year Police veteran on Primary ballot for District Attorney in Plymouth County, MA

     

    John F. (Jack) Shea is running for District Attorney in the Plymouth County elections. Currently, Republican DA Tim Cruz holds the position. President Obama was elected this past 2008 as a Democrat and the Democratic Committee's are pushing to take back the seats in Congress and in State positons such as District Attorney.

     

    In the past two years Democrats have worked hard to stop the suppression of the middle class. Many low-income and middle-income workers have been rallying for Jack Shea to take over the problems in the South Shore areas where crime has risen in large percentages. Jack Shea has promised to make a difference.

     

    Quoted from website: "As DA, throughout Plymouth County, victims of crime and their loved ones will be heard and involved." "As DA, I will encourage removing the criminal element from downtown Brockton, not the businesses." "As DA, I will be proactive – not reactive – in attacking gun violence on the streets of Plymouth County." "As DA, the issue of hand guns will be dealt with swiftly and proactively. My goal is to prevent crimes – not respond to them." "We have a drug epidemic in this county, and we must do more. As DA, I will break the first link in the chain – the drug dealer."

     

    Jack Shea, 30-year veteran of the police department seeks to create new and innovative programs for the people of Plymouth County, Massachusetts: programs to educate our children, programs to get the guns off our streets, programs to save our teenagers and young adults before they fall prey to gang violence and drug addiction.

     

    As the next Plymouth County District Attorney, Shea will work with local police departments to develop new avenues of communication and education devoted to preventing crime before it happens. Furthermore, he will prosecute violent offenders, repeat offenders and sexual predators to the full extent of the law. Local police departments have expressed continued frustration with criminal cases that are dismissed or improperly evaluated, leading to lenient dispositions that put the criminals right back into our neighborhoods.

     

    Shea will work closely with local law enforcement officers to identify and evaluate cases that should be sent to the grand jury for indictment and transferred to our Superior Courts, giving judges the ability to impose longer jail sentences. I will fight for longer periods of incarceration for criminals who prey on our children and elderly citizens. Citizens of Plymouth County cannot afford to give up their right to a safe neighborhood and a protected way of life. Join Jack Shea in a mission, working together and we will make a difference.

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