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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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A to-do list for would-be Democratic Avengers
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Opinion
A to-do list for would-be Democratic Avengers
Democratic activists must swarm the electoral map so the nominee can deliver a fatal blow to Donald Trump’s reelection machine.
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High tech costs for health care
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Editorial
High tech costs for health care
It seems that the great cost of quality medical care has tempered the enthusiasm of those in power to provide medical attention for all Americans.
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Opinion
Wealth gap could cost economy $1.5 trillion
New research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared with or denied to consumers of color.
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Local wisdom on the issue of race
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Editorial
Local wisdom on the issue of race
Those familiar with the tenor of race relations in Boston would agree that the attitudes of blacks as reported in the Banner are fairly accurate. Despite the history of racial discrimination here, there is little open hostility by blacks.
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Community Voices
Letter to the Editor: Bullet-proof backpacks?
When I read about bulletproof or bullet-resistant backpacks for small children—no matter how practical and protective the acquisitions might be against mass shootings—I was compelled to ask: “Where are we going?!?”
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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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All in the family
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Editorial
All in the family
Research continues to investigate whether there are other places for the origination of humans, but the evidence is quite substantial that all of us belong to the same human race.
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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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Opinion
A daughter’s right to choose
Across the country, there is an effort underway to strip women of the right to make their own health care decisions. We in Massachusetts have an opportunity to stand up for the rights of all women, particularly young women, by passing the ROE Act.
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No historical basis for myth of white superiority
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Editorial
No historical basis for myth of white superiority
Only a person afflicted with extreme racial bias would conclude that an incompetent white man deserves to be recognized as superior to a well-educated, gracious, person of color with sound character.
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Opinion
Consumers at risk from Capital One data breach
Neither the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom or any other nation needs or wants yet another financial breach. Only time and additional investigations will reveal just how many more consumers may be affected by these or other delayed announcements.
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