But Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinott refused. Either way he has appointed many of the defendants.
Susan Church, a defense lawyer representing the protesters, opposed the decision and interrupted Synopto, claiming that it had no authority to do so. Then Sinnot handcuffed her and placed her in custody for contempt of court.
This stunning courtroom and arrest this week sparked heated debate over the legal separation of powers, freedom of expression and the prosecutor's ability to implement reform programs.
Rollins filed an urgent petition on Wednesday, requesting the Supreme Court to order Signot to accept the dismissal of charges against a protester accused of misconduct.
"Judge Richard Sinot's actions are unprecedented and outrageous," Rollins said in a statement. "His insistence on appointing people when my office used his discretionary judgment is an unconstitutional abuse of power and serves neither the interests of justice nor public safety.
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"The judge claims that the community cannot file unregulatedroekt without informing the organizers of the parade, because essentially they could be considered "victims" whose first amendment right to free speech was impeded by protest defender, "said the petition.
"Judge Synopt's actions constitute a gross misconduct, demonstrate a lack of temperament and violate the constitutional and legal rights of both the defendant and the bar," the organization said. "Moreover, his refusal to allow the executive to function independently underscores either the worrying lack of a rudimentary understanding of the constitutional principle of separation of powers or the conviction that he will not be held accountable."
Parade Arrests counter pride
Protected by heavy police presence, the marches were floating and bearing signs of a parade promoting the military and President Trump. They were greeted by large groups of counter protesters who said the parade was making fun of the LGBTQ Pride bean parade.
"I am indignant at the idea that straight people need a pride parade," said Soschana Ehrlich, who came with her daughter. "We are not a repressed majority with imagination. This is full of hatred and insult."
Thirty-four people were arrested at the parade, said Boston Police Officer James Mochi.
Judge refuses to accept dismissals
In court on Tuesday, Rawlins ordered prosecutors to move to dismiss charges against seven people before agreeing if they completed community service, the district attorney's office reported. Prosecutors also filed "nolle prosequi" requests – a legal term meaning not to be prosecuted – for three others, as police reports do not indicate probable cause.
Instead, Judge Sinnott appointed seven people on a misdemeanor charge, including some with additional resistance to arrest, the district attorney's office reported. He also ordered one of the three "nolle prosequi" cases and gave bail against the prosecutors' objection.
Rollins said that Xinot's decision punished people for exercising their right to protest enshrined in the First Amendment.
"At my request, prosecutors used the discretionary constitution of the executive branch to triage cases and make the most of our resources to protect public safety," she said.
appropriately and will be held accountable for actions that jeopardize the safety of the public and law enforcement, "she added." For those people who are now entangled in the criminal justice system to exercise their right to liberty in the following vote – for many of them there was no prior criminal record – I will use the legal process to correct the excessive role of the judge. Sufflock County District Attorney Rahael Rawlins listened to a speaker during a press conference on April 29, 2019. on charges that led to the arrest of the Church ata, the defender.
The church, which was part of the protesters, began to dispute the judge's motives, she told CNN. She read aloud the jurisprudence that prosecutors had the discretion to choose not to prosecute, and the two began to speak against each other.
"The next thing I knew I was handcuffed," she told CNN.
The church was detained for just over three hours, she said.
"I was treated better than criminal defendants, but I was scared because I didn't know what was going to happen," she said. "I didn't know if I was going home, I didn't know if I would see my children. I had court documents, so I had to get someone to do it for me."
stated that the charge of contempt was not lawfully made and said that Sinnot was "pleased because he was angry".
In an urgent petition filed by Rollins on Wednesday, she said that Sinnot unconstitutionally refused to accept the prosecution's decision not to prosecute protesters. The maximum fine for first-time criminal misconduct was $ 150, but the judge nevertheless set the defendant's bail at $ 750, according to the statement.
"My petition is an appeal for redress in our courts to ensure fair administration of justice and to restore public confidence in the integrity of our legal system," Rollins said in a statement. "The people of Suffolk County have chosen me to do exactly what I do."