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‘Trial 4’ documentary highlights plight of the wrongfully convicted
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‘Trial 4’ documentary highlights plight of the wrongfully convicted
Boston has seen a series of exonerations, vacated cases and dropped prosecutions over the last several years as attorneys and advocates sort through flawed police and prosecutorial work from decades past to free the wrongly convicted.
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SJC ruling clears way for police abuse suits
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court last week issued three landmark decisions that fight race-based policing and make it easier for victims of racial profiling to prove their cases in court.
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Police Task Force holds first listening sessions
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Police Task Force holds first listening sessions
In two public listening sessions, Boston residents questioned the Boston Police Task Force about body cameras and implicit bias training.
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Gun control: the next social change movement
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Gun control: the next social change movement
It should be clear to everyone that the prevalent availability of guns in America makes it impossible to disarm the police.
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed their version of a police reform bill early Saturday morning by a 93-66 vote, after three days of debate, marked by mounting concerns over qualified immunity, no-knock warrants and internal investigations.
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House advances criminal justice reform bill
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House advances criminal justice reform bill
Just a week after the Senate passed a controversial police reform bill, House legislators have presented their own version, with a few differences.
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Councilors call for civilian review board
City Councilors Andrea Campbell, Julia Mejia and Ricardo Arroyo have proposed the city form an independent civilian review board to investigate complaints against the Boston Police Department, and regularly publish data on its work.
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Misappropriated resources
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Misappropriated resources
It is difficult for Black youth to hold the highest respect for the police who continue to scam the public treasury.
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Senate passes police reform bill
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Senate passes police reform bill
The state Senate passed what may be the most comprehensive police reform bill in state history Tuesday morning after an all-night session that saw debate on a raft of amendments.
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A short court visit can net cops an overtime windfall
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A short court visit can net cops an overtime windfall
Amid renewed scrutiny of the BPD’s $60 million overtime budget, some criminal defense attorneys are speaking out about court overtime abuses they have witnessed, including the delivery of documents and evidence that could have been safely emailed, saving time and thousands of taxpayer dollars.
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Senate police reform bill takes aim at profiling, use of force
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Senate police reform bill takes aim at profiling, use of force
Massachusetts Senate leaders gathered in front of the State House Monday to announce a new police reform bill aimed at increasing police accountability and curbing abuse.
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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
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Councilors take on policing, MBTA service
Councilors Julia Mejia and Andrea Campbell called for a hearing to address non-lethal force restraint tactics during the June 10 City Council meeting.
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