I’ve been hearing a rumor from a few people connected in the Marshfield, Mass. area about the recent attempt by Joe Nee to have his conviction overturned. Now again, this is nothing more than a rumor. I make no claim that there is any truth to this. I’ll let you, the reader, decide for yourself.
Anyway the rumor goes that Nee wants his convection for plotting an attack against Marshfield High School overturned because he wants to be a Boston cop. Now even if the conviction was overturned how would he ever get a job with the Boston PD with all the controversy that surrounded his arrest and trial? Oh, that’s right, his dad is not only a Boston cop but he also runs the Boston police union. It’s nice to see that the Kennedys weren’t the only ones practicing nepotism in Massachusetts.
Does the Boston PD really need this kind of controversy? Does the Boston PD really need an obvious sociopath like Joe Nee among its ranks?
Not to mention that in my opinion Joe Nee received special treatment in not only the investigation but also his trial and sentencing because of his father. I wouldn’t even be surprised if it was Nee’s father that advised Nee to go to the police to implicate Tobin Kerns.
But again this is all just rumor and speculation.
No decision has been made yet on Nee’s conviction.
Just when I thought the ghosts of Marshfield were laid to rest forever they decide to rear their heads once again.
For those of you who missed the story 6 years ago let me try to recap it quickly as possible.
Then 16-year-old Tobin Kerns was arrested for plotting an attack on Marshfield High school in Marshfield, Mass. When I first posted about Tobin’s arrest it seems that all of Marshfield e-mailed me or commented and pointed the finger at another suspect, Joe Nee. Eventually Nee was also arrested and my suspicions started to turn to Nee as the true mastermind against the plot. Nee had previously been in trouble at the school for wearing a homemade t-shirt that memorialized the Columbine killers. At the time of his arrest Nee was staying with the Kerns family because he had been thrown out of his own house and the majority of the evidence for the plot was found in Nee’s room. Complicating matters was the fact that Nee is the son of not only a Boston cop but his father was also head of the Boston police union. In my opinion there was much favoritism given to Nee that Tobin didn’t have. It is also said that Tobin eventually got psychiatric help that he needed and broke off from the plot and most reasonable people believe that Nee went to the cops before Tobin could implicate him.
Tobin was wrongfully convicted in my opinion but Nee was convicted also and spent some time in jail. Now Nee has the audacity to try to get his conviction overturned. He is arguing he should have been convicted under the argument of “renunciation”. What that means is he believes he should not have been convicted because he supposedly renounced the plot. From what I’ve read over the past six years the evidence says otherwise yet here we are. His argument will be heard by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. To make this request even more audacious Mass. does not even recognize renunciation as a defense against the conspiracy charges that Nee was convicted of. He’s saying that he stopped the crime by going to police and implicating Tobin but at no time did he ever admit his own involvement in the plot.
If Nee’s conviction actually gets overturned then I think the police departments of both Marshfield and Boston and the Supreme Judicial Court should be investigated for conspiracy.