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One year in, Rollins takes stock

Reflecting on her first year in office, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins says one of the things she’s been most surprised at is how surprised some are about her determination to make major change and the blunt manner with which she sometimes approaches things. “I was very honest and transparent about who I was […]

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Rollins shows her mettle

For years, showdowns in the criminal justice system often followed a predictable storyline: A judge used his or her discretion to lean toward the side of compassion for a defendant and the district attorney’s office — sometimes with the loud backing of law enforcement officials — slammed the move and declared go-easy judges an impediment […]

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Rollins brings mandate for change – and blunt style – to Suffolk DA’s job

RACHAEL ROLLINS DEFIED expectations when she rolled to a decisive victory this fall in the race for Suffolk County district attorney. She won a five-way Democratic primary, outpacing a field that included the favorite of the law enforcement establishment, and went on to trounce an independent candidate in the November general election. The seat was […]