Editorial

Bristol County deserves a better sheriff than Hodgson

Bristol Country Sheriff Thomas Hodgson listened to immigrants being held for deportation.

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Sheriff Thomas Hodgson’s views on immigration are inflammatory and unsupportable.

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Bristol County deserves a better sheriff than Hodgson

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson’s views on immigration are inflammatory and unsupportable.

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