Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for January 27, 2020

D.A. Rollins and Collateral Consequences. Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office has made it a priority to help defendants get convictions dismissed when it appeared that they will face “harsh collateral consequences” under federal immigration law. One such case involving defendant Osman Bilal, a Somali immigrant, was reported in the Boston Globe and has caused a great deal of backlash for Rollins. Is Rollins' policy a just one?

A Question of Witnesses....As we enter week two of the impeachment trial, senate republicans are facing more pressure to subpoena key witnesses especially former national security adviser John Bolton after a leak from his forthcoming book appears to contradict the White House version of events. Both Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins have signaled they’d vote for witnesses. Do you think witnesses should be called?

A Good Deed May Be Rewarded Instead of Punished. A bank teller who was fired after she loaned a customer twenty dollars of her own money is now being overwhelmed with job offers. Her former employer says its non-interference policy is in place for safety reasons and the teller has been in trouble before for getting involved. Is she the kind of employee you would like to hire?

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