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Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Boston police data show disparities in stops
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Boston police data show disparities in stops
Attorneys with the ACLU of Massachusetts have been calling for the Boston Police Department to release data on pedestrian stops since the department last did so in 2016. Today, the data for 2019 show that little changed over three years: Black people, and specifically young black men, are most likely to be stopped.
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Black officers seek change in promotion test
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Black officers seek change in promotion test
City Councilor Andrea Campbell joined members of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO) Tuesday to call for an end to the use of a controversial exam for Boston Police Department promotions. The test was ruled discriminatory once in 2015 and again in 2017 at the federal level.
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BPD rapped for bypassing black applicant, again
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BPD rapped for bypassing black applicant, again
The state’s Civil Service Commission has ordered the Boston Police Department to place a black applicant at the top of its list for hires after a department investigator bypassed him for consideration over a criminal case 16 years earlier for which he was not convicted.
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Boston will expand police body camera program
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Boston will expand police body camera program
After four years of advocacy by civil rights groups, the Walsh administration announced last week that Boston Police officers will be outfitted with body-worn cameras. The cameras will be phased in, with 400 of the department’s 2,200 officers receiving cameras in the first installment.
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Gross sworn in as city’s first black police commissioner
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Gross sworn in as city’s first black police commissioner
Newly-appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross pledged to focus on enhancing community policing efforts, promoting diversity throughout the department, maintaining transparency and enhancing efforts to take care of officers’ mental health needs.
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Anti-violence protestors decry Boston police inaction
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Anti-violence protestors decry Boston police inaction
Anti-violence activists rallied in Franklin Park on Friday evening, demanding strategic action and increased accountability from the Boston Police Department, amid reports of racial disparities between homicide arrest rates for white and black victims. 
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Mayor appoints Boston's first black police commissioner
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Mayor appoints Boston's first black police commissioner
William Gross is set to become Boston’s first African American police commissioner, intensifying activists’ demands for discrimination within the department and public safety to become his top priorities.
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No longer in the gang database, yet forever marked a gangster
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No longer in the gang database, yet forever marked a gangster
Calvin Feliciano was looking forward to attending a spiritual retreat on an island in British Columbia when he picked his luggage off a carousel at Vancouver International Airport. He wasn’t expecting to be detained and questioned about his gang record.
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