Thursday, January 05, 2006

Gun Court

The Boston Herald reports today that Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and Boston Municipal Court Chief Justice Charles Johnson have worked out a deal to create a new Gun Court at the BMC. According to the Herald, the court "would provide a judge that deals only with cases involving firearms violence." It is not clear if this is patterned on the Federal Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program that calls for the establishment of juvenile gun courts. According to this program, "juvenile gun courts are targeted interventions that expose youth charged with gun offenses to the ramifications of involvement in such acts." More information on Massachusetts gun laws can be found at Law About Weapons.