Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for October 24, 2019

A Giant Loophole in the State's Bail System. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that defendants charged with statutory rape - where physical force was not used - can't be held in jail before trial. The decision also covers certain indecent assault and battery cases and stems from a case involving a suspended Lawrence cop charged with meeting a 13-year-old boy for sex. Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett joins Dan in studio to urge the legislators to close the loophole as quickly as possible.

Property Owners Vs. Dog Walkers. A battle is brewing in Boston between home owners and dog walkers who fail to curb their animals letting them defecate on their lawns without picking up the waste and allowing them to pee on wrought iron fences which are starting to rot away. Whose side are you on?

Should Tackle Football Be Banned from Grade School? The Massachusetts legislature is considering the “NO HITS” bill which would ban youth tackle football in the Bay State. Supporters of the law say it protects kids from brain disease, while opponents argued Pop Warner football is safer today and a tackle ban would be a case of “tremendous” government overreach. Would you let your kids play tackle football?

Call 617-254-1030 to join the conversation.

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