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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
On the campaign trail in 2021, a majority of candidates for city offices supported shuttering the Boston Police Department’s controversial gang database and ending the department’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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Boston, regional police dodge transparency ordinance In bolstering surveillance network
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Boston, regional police dodge transparency ordinance In bolstering surveillance network
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New documents reveal extent, cost of BPD’s secret surveillance strategy
After more than 100 white supremacists gathered in Boston and marched through the city over Independence Day weekend, city and law enforcement officials said they “did not have intelligence” that the nationally-known Patriot Front group was coming to the Hub — despite paying a government contractor with CIA ties millions of dollars for exactly that kind of information.
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Council probes white nationalist demonstration
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Council probes white nationalist demonstration
After nearly 100 white supremacists marched through downtown Boston, resulting in brief violence, city councilors and activists have called into question the Boston Police Department’s response and the effectiveness of the city’s counterterrorism and intelligence agency.
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Council denies BRIC surveillance grant
Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell stopped a six-figure grant for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center after another councilor brought it to a surprise vote on Wednesday.
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BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
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BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) — is under fire from city councilors and criminal justice reform advocates who are raising concerns about the Boston Police Department’s surveillance practices and cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials.
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