Rudy Giuliani while campaigning Saturday in New Hampshire called on Mitt Romney to explain his appointment of Judge Kathe M. Tuttman and his abysmal record on crime.
Daniel Tavares Jr. now faces murder charges in the killing of the Graham, Wash., couple, only months after he was released from jail by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kathe M. Tuttmanâ€™s decision.
Tavares, who already had served time after using a carving knife to kill his mother, was rearrested just after his June prison release on charges of assaulting prison guards. Tuttman refused prosecutorsâ€™ request to set his bail at $50,000, and released him in July. Tavares was ordered to continue to see his probation officer, but he skipped his next court date and left the state.
And, you remember the father of the slain newly-married bride, Darrel Slater, has also called on Mitt Romney to be held accountable:
â€œHe was the governor â€” he picked this judge,â€ Beverly Mauckâ€™s father, Darrel Slater, 51, told the Herald. â€œHe should be answering for what happened.â€
Mayor Giuliani’s Money Quote:
â€œThe governor is going to have to explain his appointment and the judge is going to have to explain her decision, but itâ€™s not an isolated situation, the ex-Big Apple mayor and GOP frontrunner said. â€œGovernor Romney did not have a good record in dealing with violent crime.â€
What are the facts from the FBI:
- Murders were up 7.5 percent during Romney’s tenure as Governor of Massachusetts
- Robbery up 12 percent during Romneyâ€™s term
- Murders were up 25 percent in Boston from 2002 to 2006 while Romney was governor.
How about an explanation, Mitt?
We know that YOU will NOT apologize for YOUR appointment of Judge Tuttman.
But, perhaps your Massachusetts staff and YOU should at least know the background of the judges that YOU recommend for the bench.
Is this someone who American voters want as their next President?
More crime stats from Massachusetts during Romney’s tenure as governor:
From 2005 to 2006 – most of which Romney spent out-of-state campaigning – murders were up 4.5 percent in Massachusetts, outpacing the national increase of 1.8 percent. In New England, murders were up 1.9 percent but some states, including Rhode Island and New Hampshire, saw double-digit declines. â€¦
Under Romney, robberies were up 12 percent and burglaries 6 percent â€¦
The numbers paint a murky picture of Romney’s record on crime, which may explain why he rarely broaches the subject on the stump……
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