MGL-12-11i: Violations of constitutional rights; civil actions by aggrieved persons
MGL-12-11h: Violations of constitutional rights; civil actions by attorney general; venue
MGL-265-37: Violation of constitutional rights
U.S. Code § 1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights
MGL-265-26: Kidnapping Law in Massachusetts
MGL-119-51a: Reporting of suspected abuse or neglect; mandated reporters;
MGL-119-51b: Investigation of report of abuse filed under Sec. 51A;
MGL-119-51c: Custody of injured child pending transfer to department or pending hearing
MGL-119-51d: Powers and duties of area directors; multi-disciplinary service teams
MGL-119-52: Definitions concerning the welfare of children
Massachusetts Law about Sex (hilarious)
Mass Lawyer Weekly, the Piccone Complaint
Mass Legal Help 1
Mass Legal Help 2
Under The Cover Of Law
Massachusetts A social worker may take a child into protective custody
if he/ she reasonably believes such action to be necessary. A petition
must be filed with the court on the next court day.
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 119, 51B( 3)
Police critic plans to file civil rights lawsuit against cops
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported
by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous
crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except
in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when
in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any
person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of
life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness
nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Sixth Amendment (confrontation clause)
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to
a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have
been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature
and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses
against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in
his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state
wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
It is a crime for one or more persons acting under color of law willfully
to deprive or conspire to deprive another person of any right protected
by the Constitution or laws of the United States. (18 U.S.C. -- 241, 242).
Color of law simply means that the person doing the act is using power
given to him or her by a governmental agency (local, State, or Federal).
A law enforcement officer acts under color of law even if he or she
is exceeding his or her rightful power. The types of law enforcement
misconduct covered by these laws include excessive force, sexual assault,
intentional false arrests, or the intentional fabrication of evidence
resulting in a loss of liberty to another. Enforcement of these
provisions does not require that any racial, religious, or
other discriminatory motive existed.
The police have a strong, long-held, deap-seated and rich
tradition of attempting to imprison political dissidents.
Department of Children and Family
(Kid$ For Cash $$$)
Framingham Area Office
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Attn: Ricardo W. Cano
Middlesex DA (Framingham) 781-897-8800
Middlesex DA 781-897-8300