The reminder note below was sent to
Governor Baker at his home on April 5, in memory of Barbara
Anderson and her dying wish. Three weeks have passed and so far
we have received no response, nor has the Amirault family.
In her final column for The Salem News and The
Eagle-Tribune ("Fighting pirates with the Lost Boys," April 11,
2016 — see below), published posthumously, Barbara closed with
the final paragraph of her life:
"There will be
no memorial service but if
anyone wants to honor my memory, please remind Gov. Charlie
Baker that when he was running for office, he promised my
friend Gerald Amirault and his family that getting Gerald
off parole and his ankle bracelet would be a first order of
business. So far he has broken his promise, and keeping it
is my dying wish."
Another year has passed
and the deafening silence continues.
Will Gov. Baker allow this decades-old travesty of justice to
live on and Barbara's dying wish to die with her? Is he no more
than a modern-day version of Pontius Pilate washing his hands of
political courage: "I am innocent of the blood of this just
person: see ye to it"?
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Barbara’s Final Column
The Salem News / The Eagle-Tribune
Monday, April 11, 2016
Fighting pirates with the Lost Boys
By Barbara Anderson
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