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MacDonald's priorities: Seeking justice for victims

July 16. 2017 11:26PM

The law does not enforce itself. Justice is not inevitable.

New Hampshire’s law enforcement officials are responsible for enforcing the laws that are written to keep us safe. For too long, for too many, they have failed.

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald is working to change that. MacDonald has quickly made his priorities clear.

Thanks to MacDonald, Manchester has shaken up its city solicitor’s office, and is working with state and county prosecutors to examine domestic violence cases that had not been pursued.

Last week, MacDonald announced an investigation into how St. Paul’s School has handled cases of sexual misconduct on campus. The school’s own investigation found 13 cases of sexual misconduct by faculty and staff going back decades. It should not have taken decades for the public to learn about them. We will not prejudge the investigation, but the public has a right to know why it was kept in the dark for so long about what was going on at the prestigious Concord prep school.

MacDonald’s commitment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault could mean justice for those for whom it has been too long delayed.

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