BIG SURPRISE: Massachusetts Democrat Official BUSTED FOR EXTORTION
Democrats have such a strangle hold on the political landscape in Massachusetts that they think they can do no wrong. This leads to cases of corruption and crime with alarming frequency.
Kenneth Brissette, who works for Boston’s Democrat mayor Martin Walsh has now been arrested for extortion on behalf of a union. What a shock.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Democratic Official Arrested on Union Extortion Charge
A top official in Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a corruption charge that could lead to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Kenneth Brissette, the city’s director of tourism, sports, and entertainment, was arrested for allegedly withholding city permits from a music festival until union workers were hired to staff the event in 2014.
A federal indictment released Thursday outlined allegations that Brissette had engaged in union-related extortion.
The Boston Globe reported “federal authorities were investigating whether Brissette had pressured organizers of Boston Calling, a biannual festival held at City Hall Plaza, to use union labor.”
The festival, which was held in September 2014, had originally employed non-union workers.
Brissette allegedly withheld the permits until festival organizers hired union workers from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 11. Three days before the opening, Boston Calling entered a contract and hired Local 11 laborers. The necessary permits were not granted to the festival until afterward.
Maybe Democrats can find a way to blame this on the state’s Republican governor.
You know, like they’re doing with the Flint Michigan water crisis.