Northwestern District Attorney http://wamc.org en With Opiate Addiction Rising People Urged To Dispose Of Old Medication http://wamc.org/post/opiate-addiction-rising-people-urged-dispose-old-medication <p>A <a href="http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.shtml">nationwide initiative today </a>is encouraging people to clean the household medicine cabinet of old drugs. People can go to local police stations, schools, and community centers to dispose of &nbsp;unwanted medicines.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Christy Geffin, the program coordinator in the Northwestern District Attorney’s office in Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88945 at http://wamc.org With Opiate Addiction Rising People Urged To Dispose Of Old Medication The Unjust Hanging Of Two Irish Immigrants Is Recalled To Denounce Prejudice http://wamc.org/post/unjust-hanging-two-irish-immigrants-recalled-denounce-prejudice <p>A St. Patrick’s Day observance in Northampton, Massachusetts honored the memories of two Irish immigrants wrongly convicted of a murder 200 years ago.&nbsp; Participants said their story echoes in the civil rights struggles of today.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; About 50 people gathered in the cold for a wreath-laying at a stone monument on a hillside overlooking downtown Northampton.&nbsp; It marks the spot where Dominic Daley and James Halligan were hanged in 1806.&nbsp; Monday marked 30 years since Massachusetts officially exonerated them.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 86043 at http://wamc.org The Unjust Hanging Of Two Irish Immigrants Is Recalled To Denounce Prejudice Anti-Crime Task Force Launches In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/anti-crime-task-force-launches-western-massachusetts <p>An anti-crime task force was &nbsp;launched on Friday to help almost 50 mostly small towns in western Massachusetts combat drugs, guns and gangs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The members of the task force, most of whom will be working undercover, were sworn in Friday at the Northampton office of the Northwestern District Attorney.&nbsp; The top priority is to disrupt the distribution of drugs, which District Attorney David Sullivan said is at the root of most crime in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60501 at http://wamc.org Anti-Crime Task Force Launches In Western Massachusetts More Police Seek Crime Leads Via Text Messages http://wamc.org/post/more-police-seek-crime-leads-text-messages <p><font size="2">&nbsp; Law enforcement is slowly embracing social media as a crime<br /> fighting tool. The latest example was announced Monday in Northampton<br /> Massachusetts, as we hear from WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul<br /> Tuthill.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <a href="http://northwesternda.org/">Northwestern District Attorney</a>, David Sullivan announced the<br /> launch of a text-a-tip program designed to help police solve crimes in<br /> the 47 cities and towns in Hampshire and Franklin counties.<br /> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:20:01 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36494 at http://wamc.org More Police Seek Crime Leads Via Text Messages