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Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
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Editorial
Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
During the campaign for president, Republicans frequently asserted that Black Lives Matter protesters were a danger to public safety. While the crowds were large, the protesters were generally orderly. Nonetheless, since the racially mixed protesters were substantially Black, it was relatively easy to inflame racial fears.
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Demonstrators rally for justice on MLK Day
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Local News
Demonstrators rally for justice on MLK Day
A crowd gathered in front of Madison Park High School’s front entrance at 3 p.m., where Monica Cannon-Grant, founder of Violence in Boston, Inc., and other speakers prepared to address the group.
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A turning point for policing in America
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Editorial
A turning point for policing in America
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts likes to be the national leader of social change. Just setting police standards would be a breakthrough.
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Black Bakers for Black Lives serves up delicious desserts
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Black Bakers for Black Lives serves up delicious desserts
Two Harvard graduates and a Harvard law student have started an ongoing baking fundraiser that benefits nonprofits and Black Lives Matter-related organizations nationwide during this time of racial unrest and grief for Black people killed by police officers.
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Opinion
The challenge of listening
Several white Americans have asked me whether the civil unrest Americans still see across the country against anti-Black violence and police brutality and demanding systemic change is a movement or a moment that is likely to die out in a couple of months. I reply by saying it depends on whether you get involved, how you get involved and whether you can listen as an ally.
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‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
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‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
A crowd of more than 600 cyclists participated in the Ride for Black Lives, taking over city streets as they made their way from Franklin Park to the Boston Common.
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Politics
Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Electeds struggle with police funding
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Local News
Electeds struggle with police funding
While youth activists and city councilors are calling for reallocating 10% from Boston Police Department budget to social services, Mayor Martin Walsh last Friday said he will make no further cuts to law enforcement.
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COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
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Local News
COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
Pressley says that when COVID-19 cases first began growing in the U.S., she knew it could have a devastating effect in the 8th Congressional District, which she represents in Congress.
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Spotlight on police unions puts labor community in a tough spot
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News
Spotlight on police unions puts labor community in a tough spot
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Opinion
Cops, do your duty: intervene
The blue code of silence makes it possible for bad cops and bad administrators to get away and keep getting away with abusive acts.
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