Massachusetts AG’s office Michelle Wu’s ‘no whites’ party didn’t break the law

Massachusetts AG’s office Michelle Wu’s ‘no whites’ party didn’t break the law

Investigation Declined: Mayor Wu’s ‘No Whites’ Party

Attorney General Andrea Campbell’s office recently rejected the call for an investigation into Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s ‘no whites’ holiday party.

Wu, a Democrat, organized the event exclusively for ‘electeds of color.’

Despite being intended for specific members, invitations were mistakenly extended to seven white council members instead of the designated six.

Defending Tradition Amidst Controversy

In defense of the event, Mayor Wu cited its longstanding tradition within Boston and clarified that it wasn’t her sole holiday celebration.

She emphasized that since the gathering wasn’t open to the public, it didn’t infringe upon public accommodation laws prohibiting discrimination.

The Attorney General’s office received four public complaints urging an investigation, but as the event wasn’t accessible to the general public, it fell outside the scope of discriminatory practices.

Attorney General’s Standpoint and Personal Background

Andrea Campbell, the first black Attorney General of Massachusetts, refrained from commenting personally on the matter.

Her election in the previous November marked a significant milestone.

Campbell’s political journey, including an unsuccessful mayoral run against Wu, aligns with her Democratic values centered around issues like police oversight and abortion access.

Personal Tragedies and Professional Role

Campbell’s personal life has seen tragedy, with the loss of her twin brother in police custody and her mother’s death in a car accident while visiting her incarcerated father.

Her role as the state’s top attorney involves advising the executive branch and defending the state in legal matters.

Despite being a prominent Democrat, Campbell isn’t associated with the likes of George Soros, a notable supporter of various Democratic prosecutors in the state, including Rachael Rollins.

Rollins’ Controversy and Political Landscape

Rollins, the former Suffolk County District Attorney, faced accusations of abusing power and resigned amid controversies surrounding her alleged influence in electing a successor.

Her notoriety stemmed from a stance of non-prosecution for certain crimes.

Massachusetts’ political landscape continues to be complex, witnessing shifts and controversies involving key figures within the Democratic spectrum.

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