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White and black lives matter
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Editorial
White and black lives matter
One’s rights can be summarily ignored in court, and there is a greater likelihood of being shot by a policeman or imprisoned than is the case for residents of European countries. It is time for whites in America to become aware that “white lives matter,” even for those who aren’t rich.
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SJC justice backs Rollins in spat with judge
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SJC justice backs Rollins in spat with judge
During a press conference Monday, Rollins said the ruling by SJC Justice Frank Gaziano made the separation of powers “crystal clear.”
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Opinion
Pantaleo may be out, but the chokehold isn’t
Lawsuits by chokehold victims of over the years show that some departments and officers do use the chokehold or a variant of it to subdue suspects. The U.S. Supreme Court made that possible. Nearly four decades ago, it could have ended the chokehold use. It didn’t.
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Opinion
Do black lives still not matter?
The “normalizing” of this violence against blacks means a slaying is one day in and one day out in the news. Then It’s back to business as usual.
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Roxbury residents discuss opioid crisis response
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Roxbury residents discuss opioid crisis response
Last Wednesday, city officials, police officers and elected officials met with Roxbury residents at the Central Boston Elder Services building in Dudley Square to discuss the short- and long-term plans for dealing with the population of homeless and drug-addicted people in Boston.
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The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
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Opinion
The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
Transparency is a critical component of accountability, and public record laws empower community members by ensuring that they have access to information about our government’s actions. It should not be permissible for BPD, or any other government actor, to shirk that legal and community responsibility.
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Council probes city’s anti-violence funding
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Council probes city’s anti-violence funding
Every year, millions of dollars in federal, state and local funds go into anti-violence efforts in Boston. Last week, City Council President Andrea Campbell held a hearing to investigate the efficacy of local anti-violence efforts.
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Waging peace, healing our nation
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Opinion
Waging peace, healing our nation
We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. With every bullet that’s fired, with every life that is stolen, with every community that is torn apart – we are becoming increasingly traumatized.
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Federal judge bars ICE from courthouse arrests
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Federal judge bars ICE from courthouse arrests
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from civilly arresting people who are attending court in courthouses across the state, a decision which will free up access to the courts for undocumented immigrants.
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Lawyers sue police department for data on hiring, race
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Lawyers sue police department for data on hiring, race
The group Lawyers for Civil Rights filed a lawsuit against the Boston Police Department last week calling for the release of records on hiring, promotion, discipline and termination of applicants and employees of color in the department.
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Opinion
Central Park 5 highlights wrongful conviction epidemic
The Central Park 5 case has been a textbook case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly disfigured America’s criminal justice system.
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Editorial
An opportunity for leadership
The governor has more than enough political capital to consider an effort to set a high standard for the Massachusetts State Police as well as encourage police departments in major cities to reform practices that violate the national commitment to democracy.
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