The Boston Globe’s coverage of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has come under fire from critics who say a recent article lacked context and spread misinformation about the impact of her plan not to prosecute certain low-level crimes. A letter of protest from 19 Boston-area academics says the story stoked “baseless fear and irrationality.” Was their analysis correct, or was the Globe just subjecting Rollins’ new approach to a reasonable degree of scrutiny?

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