Rollins is the current district attorney for Suffolk County, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Rollins, 40, was elected as district attorney in 2018, with financial support from billionaire George Soros.
Rollins ran on a platform of progressive activism and social justice that relies on allowing prosecutors to decline to support laws they don’t like.
Rachael Rollins is a terrible example of how a District Attorney should behave. She is mean, prejudiced and conniving. Attorney General Maura Healey will be in the spotlight over her handling of this “review” and it could define The AG moving forward.https://t.co/bLx5Id0zOf
— RaylaForMA (@RaylaForMA) January 22, 2021
“Despite the rising tensions between law enforcement and Rollins, Soros’s bet that local prosecutors serving as a training ground for future Democratic leaders may be paying off,” wrote columnist Joseph Simonson in December.
It was precisely for this type of advancement that Biden just gave Rollins that caused Soros to support the controversial Boston DA.
In 2020, Boston saw a notable uptick in gun violence and other crimes.
“Fatal shootings numbered 45 this year,” said the Boston Globe, “compared with 28 in 2019. Nonfatal shootings rose to 231 in 2020 from 163 the year before,” as commercial burglaries rose from 444 compared with 393 in 2019.
Rollins is controversial not just for her political law enforcement.
Earlier this year, according to the Free Beacon, Rollins threatened a reporter with arrest after the reporter asked about an earlier incident were the DA threatened a motorist who cut her off in traffic.
“I’ll call the police on you and make an allegation and we’ll see how that works with you,” Rollins told the reporter, according to the DC newspaper.
In 2018, Rollins promised not to prosecute certain crimes including trespassing, shoplifting, larceny under $250, receiving stolen property and the distribution of illegal drugs.
“What I’m saying is: Jail as a last resort,” Rollins said after being sworn-in. “In particular, with respect to these 15 misdemeanors that are nonviolent, more quality-of-life crimes … I believe we can hold people accountable without sending them to jail.”