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Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden

OTR Segment 2: Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden

Updated: 11:28 AM EDT Jul 17, 2022

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>> WE ARE BACK WITH KEVIN HAYDEN. TIME FOR THE OTR POP QUIZ. LET’S DO IT. OPTIMISM RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE. YOU LIVE IN ROSLINDALE, WHICH IS ALSO HOME TO PART OF THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM. OF THE THOUSANDS OF PLANTS ON THAT LEGENDARY PROPERTY, ONLY ONE IS SINGLED OUT EACH YEAR FOR A DAY LONG CELEBRATION. DAFFODIL. IRIS. PURPLE. >> IT IS THE LILAC. MOTHER’S DAY. >> YOU ARE WAY AHEAD. HERE IS AN ARBORETUM FOLLOW UP. TRUE OR FALSE, PICNICKING ON THE ARBORETUM GROUNDS IS ONLY ALLOWED ON LILAC SUNDAY. IS THAT TRUE OR FALSE? >> I BELIEVE THAT IS FALSE. >> IT IS TRUE. >> PEOPLE VIOLATE THAT. BREAKING NEWS. WE ARE NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE. >> LET’S GET A LITTLE MORE HARDBOILED, CRIME TV. YOU EVER WATCH THE WIRE? >> I HAVE NEVER WATCHED THE WIRE. >> IT PREMIERED ON HBO IN 2002, IS OFTEN LISTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST CRIME SERIES EVER. WHERE WAS THE WIRE SET? ATLANTA. BALTIMORE. CHICAGO. ONE OF THOSE THREE CITIES. >> I NEVER WATCHED IT. I’M GOING TO TAKE A STAB AT CHICAGO. >> IT IS BALTIMORE. YOU ARE A GRADUATE OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, SO LET’S FINISH UP WITH A BIG GREEN QUESTION. YES OR NO, HAS A DARTMOUTH ALUM EVER SAT ON THE US SUPREME COURT? YES OR NO. >> YES. >> IT IS YES. SALMON PJ’S SERVED AS CHIEF JUSTICE AND PRESIDED OVER THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON IN 1868. THAT IS THE ONE I GOT WRONG IN REHEARSAL. >> WE HIGHLIGHTED SOME OF YOUR CAREER BIO AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW. ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE AN EXTENSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT BACKGROUND, YOU ARE FAIRLY NEW TO POLITICS. TELL US ABOUT THAT TRANSITION. HOW ARE YOU BRIDGING THAT GAP? >> SO FAR SO GOOD. I AM NOT A POLITICIAN. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SERVANT LEADER. FOR ME THAT TRANSITION HAS NOT BEEN TOO DIFFICULT. IN TERMS OF BEING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, I AM BUILT TO DO THAT. I AM READY FOR IT. IN TERMS OF OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN, I LOVE PEOPLE. I LOVE INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE. I HAVE A PASSION FOR BOSTON AND ALL OF ITS CITIZENS. IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL TO BE OUT THERE CAMPAIGNING AND MEETING PEOPLE AND LISTENING TO THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM. >> WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? >> AS RECENT AS LAST NIGHT, EVERYONE IS CONCERNED ABOUT GUNS. WHENEVER I TOOK ABOUT INTERPRETENSION — TALK ABOUT INTERVENTION STRATEGIES, PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. COMMUNITY COLLABORATION, SO IMPORTANT TO KNOWING WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO HANDLE CASES. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE COMMUNITIES AND ARE NOT ENGAGED, IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO PROSECUTE, WHEN TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES TO PROSECUTION. >> HOW ARE YOU BEING PRESENT IN THE COMMUNITY? >> I AM EVERYWHERE FROM COMMUNITY MEETINGS, CHURCHES, PICNICS, BARBECUES. I HAVE BEEN JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE I CAN POSSIBLY GO, ART SHOWS, CONCERT SERIES. >> I AM GOING TO ASK YOU A QUESTION THAT MAY SOUND STRANGE TO ASK IN 2022. YOU WOULD THINK WHO CARES WHAT COLOR ANYBODY IS, BUT HOW SIGNIFICANT IS IT THAT THE OFFICE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY DA IS HELD BY A PERSON OF COLOR? RACHAEL ROLLINS, YOURSELF, AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME, DOES IT RESONATE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO CALL SUFFOLK COUNTY HOME? IS THAT AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT? >> I THINK IT IS. I AM ENCOURAGED BY A. I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO THAT A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR YOUTH. I AM THE CURRENT DA WHO IS BLACK. RACHAEL ROLLINS IS BLACK AS WELL, THREE OF OUR LAST FOUR DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S HAVE BEEN AFRICAN-AMERICANS. I THINK THAT IS MONUMENTAL FOR BOSTON, FOR A CITY THAT EMBRACES DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR CITY. >> I KNOW THERE IS MORE TO SUFFIX 70 — SUFFOLK COUNTY THAN JUST BOSTON. >> THERE IS. THEY ARE ALL DIVERSE. SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. I THINK IT IS A GOOD THING. I AM PROUD TO BE THE THIRD. IT IS AMAZING TO THINK I AM THE THIRD. >> THANK YOU. GREAT TO SEE YOU. OUR THANKS AGAIN TO KEVIN HAYDEN. THE SUNDAY ROUND TABLE IS NEXT. LOOKING NORTH. CHRIS DOUGHTY LOOKING FOR HELP FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR CHRIS SUNUNU. WILL IT HELP? WE’LL DISCUSS.

OTR Segment 2: Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden

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Updated: 11:28 AM EDT Jul 17, 2022

Today’s On The Record guest is Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden.

Today’s On The Record guest is Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden.

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