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Wilkerson Supporters Say Charges Are Politically Motivated

For the past 15 years, Senator Dianne Wilkerson has represented a district that stretches from Beacon Hill to Jamaica Plain to Mattapan. Her constituents and supporters said yesterday they were stunned and disappointed by news of her arrest.

The base of Wilkerson's district is in Roxbury, where WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness reports that many people believed the charges were politically motivated.

This program aired on October 29, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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