Marian Ryan, Middlesex District Attorney
Jim Lyons, Jr., MA State Rep. (R-Andover)
On an earlier occasion when she was the chief of the Elder Abuse division for the district attorney, Ryan told me that her office was too busy with homicides to investigate abuses of elders. Perhaps this attorney is unable to address all of the criminal events within jurisdiction. Based on 25 years of experiences in the Cambridge Middlesex area, laws are optional, and protecting vulnerable persons is a low a priority in this area of the country.
From an earlier post on this blog:
MIDDLESEX DA: We're too busy to address crimes less than murder.On Thursday June 25, 2009 Marian Ryan, who works for the Middlesex District Attorney in MA, returned my call from the previous day. She heads the unit for abuse of elders and abuse of persons with disabilities. She told me, "We've had four murders this month." That was to explain why she was unable to address 35 years of police abuses of a citizen with a disability now an elder. She said that a police officer making a threat did not rise to the level of a crime. She did not have time or resources to address abuses by the City Manager and the Police Commissioner of Cambridge, and the Harvard University campus police. It was no concern that using police to harass a person with a disability may be the reason for the four murders. MA Civil Rights statute and possession of illegal firearms are felonies, but not murder. Misallocation of resources is easily apparent. If the police focused on criminals instead of harassing elders with disabilities there might be less violent crime. But who was I to argue.
August 18, 2013, 5:34 pm