Jeff Perry. Tea Party pet. GOP candidate and bright hope to take the Massachusetts 10th Congressional District (William Delahunt retiring) against Democrat Bill Keating.
Perry was a police officer, a sergeant. A fellow officer, in Perry's presence, strip searched a 14 year old girl. Perry did nothing, and even backed up his fellow officer's story. The officer lied. Perry lied.
Now Perry wants to be a Congressman.
I've known Bill Keating for years. He was a progressive state senator and he's been the county DA for a few years now. A good DA. He deserves our support regardless of this story. Because of this story he deserves our support even more.
In the victim's own words (from a Keating commercial):
I cannot stand by silently any longer while what happened to me is discussed in the press. It upsets me that Jeff Perry can run for Congress after what he did to me when I was fourteen years old.
Jeff Perry was nearby when Scott Flanagan illegally strip searched me. Perry knew what Flanagan did, he had to hear me screaming and crying. Instead of helping me, Jeff Perry denied anything happened. Even after Scott Flanagan admitted the truth under oath and pled guilty, Perry never apologized for allowing Flanagan to abuse me. Now he has said he would not do anything differently if he had the chance.
Perry did not care about protecting teen-aged girls in Wareham from police officer Flanagan. Jeff Perry cared only about protecting police officer Flanagan.
Chief Joyce now says Jeff Perry was a good cop. Neither Chief Joyce nor Sgt. Perry were good cops. Chief Joyce refused to investigate when my mother complained about what Flanagan did to me. Like Perry, Chief Joyce protected police officer Flanagan instead of protecting teen-aged girls from police officer Flanagan.
Jeff Perry was not an honest police sergeant; he should not be in a position of power.
The State Police investigation;
Perry was about 15 feet away at the time, according to a State Police investigation of the incident.
Many, many, many more details on this story at BlueMassGroup where you can contribute - through ActBlue - to Bill Keating's campaign.
You can also read some of the fascinating comments from GOP candidates and Scott "I'm Buck Naked" Brown, as they scramble to save Perry's ass and their own. And showing their great compassion for a 14 year old girl who was sexually assaulted while Jeff Perry watched.
(The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, the Cape Cod Times, and every other paper around here also have coverage.)
Child Molesting: It's OK If You're A Republican!
The Keating video:
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