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Adrian Walker

Walker is a columnist for the Metro section. He provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news as well as society and culture. Walker started as a Metro columnist in 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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Adrian Walker

In Donald Trump’s America, justice isn’t always blind, and it’s sometimes strange

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As the US attorney’s office in Boston was diligently performing the standard duties of federal prosecutors, the nation’s highest-ranking official — the president of the United States — was busy, too. Only he was busy pursuing a very different vision of justice.

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Without being on the ballot, Bloomberg may have come out of New Hampshire as strong as anyone

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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg skipped both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, but is spending a fortune to compete in the next states on the calendar. With early favorite Joe Biden’s campaign listing, could Bloomberg have a real chance?

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After a change of heart by state officials, longtime convict Ben LaGuer walks free

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Reversing a decision from December, state officials quietly released Ben LaGuer from prison last week. He had been serving a life sentence since 1983, but was let go after appealing for compassionate release after receiving a grave cancer diagnosis.

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Does Ben LaGuer deserve ‘compassionate release’?

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Benjamin LaGuer - a convicted rapist who spent years proclaiming his innocence before a DNA test failed to exonerate him - is gravely ill and seeking release from prison. His longstanding crusade to clear his name was once the stuff of legend.