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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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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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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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The time is ripe for change
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Editorial
The time is ripe for change
George Floyd’s brutal death brought together a multi-racial cadre of visionaries. With continued collaboration we can achieve the desired social change.
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Mayor, activists differ on call to cut police budget
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Local News
Mayor, activists differ on call to cut police budget
Local activists seeking to defund the police are calling for a 10% cut to the budget. Mayor Martin Walsh has responded with a more modest 2.8% cut.
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Opinion
Black officers hurt when our community hurts
The killing of George Floyd, and the many other reported incidents of people of color dying or being killed because of the actions of police officers or vigilantes has left us hurting, emotionally drained and dismayed.
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Opinion
Asian American activists in solidarity with black community
In light of the recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and the numerous murders of black people by a white supremacist system, the Asian Pacific Islander Civic Action Network of Massachusetts (APIs CAN!) stands firmly with the black communities of this country.
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A loud demand for change
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Editorial
A loud demand for change
George Floyd did not live an exceptional life, but his death has forced the nation to step up to its claim of freedom, justice and equality for all or democracy fails.
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Will demonstrations lead to substantive change?
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News
Will demonstrations lead to substantive change?
Black elected officials’ long-sought efforts to reform police practices are getting a new hearing after more than a week of demonstrations across the nation over the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.
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