Springfield Judge William Hadley Just Gave Black Lives Matter The Green Light For More Mayhem

Judge William Hadley drops charges against Black Lives Matter protestors.

Judge William Hadley drops charges against Black Lives Matter protestors.

Judge William Hadley Drops Charges Against Black Lives Matter Protestors

Black Lives Matter conspirators have found a safe place to cause mayhem after Springfield MA Judge William Hadley dismissed charges against protesters involved in a “demonstration”.

On April 14, 2015 at around 3PM, an estimated 50 protesters set up their demonstration in the middle of a heavily traveled intersection in Forest Park called “The X”, as reported by The Republican. The Black Lives Matter protesters stood in the intersection and blocked traffic while chanting anti-police hate slogans like “What do we do when pigs attack? Stand up, fight back!”, “I got my hands on my head, please don’t shoot me dead” and “FTP, fuck the police!”. Some of the signs protesters carried read, “Abolish Prisons, Disband Police” and “Prisons Are Slavery. Police Are The Slave Trade”.

Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno used a loud speaker to plead with protesters to continue their protest on the side of the intersection allowing traffic to pass, but the group refused and defiantly chanted, “We want a people’s mayor, not a pig’s mayor!” and “Up with the people! Down with the mayor! Oink oink!”.

After warnings from officers on the scene as well as the mayor himself, police arrested 15 of the protesters who refused to move from the intersection. Most of those arrested, of course, were white and not from Springfield.

Judge Hadley’s ruling came on November 30th, nine months after another judge threw out resisting arrest charges on members of the group.

On Feb. 29th, Judge Paul Smyth dismissed resisting arrest charges against all 15 defendants subsequent to a defense motion, although the judge found that there was enough evidence to support the charges of disorderly conduct. The judge said regarding the ruling that by blocking a heavily traveled intersection during the mid-afternoon, the protesters  “intended and recklessly created a public inconvenience,” Payne wrote. “The possible delay of emergency traffic in this heavily traveled area along with the delay of school buses picking up and delivering children to their homes, day care or care providers cannot be simply minimized as an acceptable expense of political/social protests.”

Judge Hadley apparently disagreed with Judge Smyth’s correct assessment and that the protesters created a potentially dangerous situation by blocking a major intersection resulting in the inability for emergency vehicles to pass, or at the very least, caused a serious inconvenience relating to the transportation of school children.

While cities like Richmond have had the courage to fully prosecute Black Lives Matter protesters, many have chosen not to, or like Baton Rouge, have even paid protesters to wreak havoc on their communities. As in the case of Springfield and Judge William Hadley, some judges presumably buckle under the political pressure.

These dangerous and damaging decisions are a result of pressure from an extremely well-funded, anti-police hate group who spews baseless rhetoric, echoed by a bias media which influences violence against police officer; conveniently never mentioning that many of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement are also people of color.

The list of defendants as reported by The Republican on April 14, 2015 were:

  • Vanessa Lynch, 23, of West Street, Northampton
  • Ashley Gadson, 24, of Wilbraham Road, Springfield
  • Shana Nunez, 22, of Beaumont Street, Springfield
  • Jozlyn M. Squaire, 21, of Newland Street, Springfield
  • Tianna Thomas, 21, of Quincy Street, Springfield
  • Frank Cincotta, 24, of Maple Street, Springfield
  • Kwamel Joselyn, 20, of Euclid Avenue, Springfield
  • George Esworthy, 67, of Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls
  • George Aguiar, 58, of Three Rivers Road, Palmer
  • Matthew Cohen, 31, of Second Street, Turners Falls
  • Maureen Briggs-Carrington, 63, of X Street, Turners Falls
  • Catherine Woolner, 64, of Limden Avenue, Northfield
  • Emily Douglass, 30, of Second Street, Turners Falls
  • Holly Richardson, 50, of North Main Street, Florence
  • Ellen Graves, 74, of Plateau Circle, West Springfield

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