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megimoo
06-25-2008, 09:09 AM
Name That Party: Mass. Rep. Promises to 'Rip Apart' 6-Year-Old Victims on the Witness Stand


Once again, it's time to play "Name That Party." As the Massachusetts State Legislature debates "Jessica's Law" -- named after Jessica Lunsford who was raped and murdered in Florida by a repeat sex offender -- one representative who is against the law expressed his displeasure on the floor of the House. Really expressed his displeasure. The representative, one James Fagan, said he'd

“rip apart” 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and “make sure the rest of their life is ruined.”

In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he’d grill victims so that, “when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”


Another representative, Karyn Polito, "a Republican from Shrewsbury who supports Jessica’s Law," understated the case when she said about Fagan's comments, “The words speak for themselves. I think there’s a large part of the (House) membership that doesn’t agree with that.”

Hmm. Ms. Polito's party affiliation is mentioned, but what about that of the quite-offensive Mr. Fagan? The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge doesn't offer it. Three guesses as to which party Fagan belongs ... and the first two don't count.

Rep James Fagan (D-Taunton) On Jessica's Law
Did you see the video?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-NJ1YQu8M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-NJ1YQu8M

biccat
06-25-2008, 09:34 AM
Rep James Fagan (D-Taunton) On Jessica's Law
Did you see the video?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-NJ1YQu8M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-NJ1YQu8M
It's good that they have subtitles. It's like they speak some completely different language in Maaaassaaaachusetts.

noonwitch
06-25-2008, 11:09 AM
I have sat through criminal trials on sexual abuse cases, where the kids (sometimes really young kids) testified against the perp. I don't know how it is in MA, but here, the judges don't tolerate the lawyers mistreating the kids on the stand.

CLibertarian
06-25-2008, 11:12 AM
I have sat through criminal trials on sexual abuse cases, where the kids (sometimes really young kids) testified against the perp. I don't know how it is in MA, but here, the judges don't tolerate the lawyers mistreating the kids on the stand.

That's a good mark in their favor in my book.

lacarnut
06-25-2008, 11:57 AM
Rep Fagan is probably a member in good standing of Nambla.

megimoo
06-25-2008, 12:10 PM
Rep Fagan is probably a member in good standing of Nambla.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
JAMES H. FAGAN
State House District Office
Room 163 26 Dean Street
State House Taunton, MA 02780
Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2040 508-824-7000
Facsimile: 508-823-9892
E-Mail: Rep.JamesFagan@hou.state.ma.us

Party Affiliation - DEMOCRAT
DISTRICT REPRESENTED: Third Bristol. - Consisting of precinct B of ward 1, and all precincts of wards 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8, of the city of Taunton, in the county of Bristol.

EDUCATION: Monsignor James Coyle High School; Bridgewater State College, '69; Suffolk University Law School, '73.

PROFESSION: Attorney.

"Lookie,lookie he's a Catholic Babe Ruth little league baseball and basketball coach,what a nice man ,so good with kids !"

ORGANIZATIONS: Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers; Taunton Boys & Girls Club (Board of Directors); Taunton Little League; Taunton Youth Basketball Coach; Massachusetts Bar Foundation; Massachusetts Waterfowlers, Inc.; Babe Ruth League; High School Umpire; Bristol Ducks Unlimited; Southeastern New England Area Boys' Clubs of America (past Chairman).

PUBLIC OFFICE: Mass. House (1993-Present).

Committees on which the legislator serves:
House Committee on Ethics, Chair
House Committee on Rules
Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight

jinxmchue
06-25-2008, 03:11 PM
Calling this jackass "scum" is an insult to scum.