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Hodgson Denies Pressure Claim
Hodgson Denies Pressure Claim
NEW BEDFORD - Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says it's "upsetting" that one of his deputies is facing federal charges in connection to the Carlos Rafael case. Deputy Sheriff Antonio Freitas is accused of helping the New Bedford fishing mogul smuggle large sums of cash through Logan International Airport so Rafael could deposit the money in an account in Portugal...
Hodgson on Orlando
Hodgson on Orlando
Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says the Orlando shooting wasn't an attack on just one group, but on all Americans. Hodgson says people need to understand that radical Islamic extremists are hateful toward modern western civilization regardless of sexual orientation...
Illegal Immigrant Licenses
Illegal Immigrant Licenses
Should illegal immigrants be able to obtain a Massachusetts driver's license? The State Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation is considering just that, and Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says "no." Hodgson says the proposal bends the rules for those that already broke them, and disrespects those who are waiting to come into the United States legally...
Sheriffs Back Baker
Sheriffs Back Baker
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says he's supporting Governor Charlie Baker's proposed legislation that looks to curb opioid abuse in the Bay State. Hodgson joined other Massachusetts Sheriffs and the Governor Monday, endorsing the legislation that looks to limit new opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply, and give doctors the power to evaluate addicts and recommend them for long-term tr
DoD Investigation
DoD Investigation
The Department of Defense is investigating a swearing-in ceremony conducted by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. Hodgson swore-in 13 military recruiters as auxiliary deputy sheriffs in August. A Navy petty officer for the Secretary of Defense's Office questioned Hodgson recently about two Navy recruiters who were sworn-in, and whether the auxiliary roles allowed the recruiters to be armed and