Shock as Boston rep arrested in domestic assault
Rep. Carlos “Tony” Henriquez of Dorchester, a rising star with deep local political roots, is due to be arraigned today on domestic kidnapping and assault charges stemming after a woman told police the Democratic legislator held her against her will in his car early yesterday and punched her when she tried to get away — charges that have shaken Boston’s political leadership.
“I know Rep. Henriquez to be a good person. It caught me very much off-guard,” said state Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston). “Not only was I surprised by it, I was disappointed. I know of nothing violent with Rep. Henriquez. That’s why it seems very much out of character.”Oh, wait...
Sure sounds like they're angling for a "bitch set me up" defense, doesn't it? With Henriquez's political pedigree - Mom is the assistant secretary for public and Indian housing for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (probably why Henriquez was showing up at photo ops with Fauxcahontas), dad was on Ray Flynn's "War on Drugs" task force - he's out on $1K bail for assault and attempted murder. Must be nice, eh? Beat someone up, try to kill them, and be out of jail for the price of a big screen TV.
Again, let's play "Imagine If". Imagine if Scott Brown had showed up at an event where a young Republican shook his hand and posed for a photo op. Then imagine that young Republican getting arrested for beating and trying to strangle his girlfriend. What are the odds that the picture of Brown and said young Republican would *NOT* be plastered all over the front pages of the two MA newspapers?
In MA, you don't have to be felon to be a representative, but if you're a Democrat we'll look the other way...
That is all.