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Walsh commits to implementing police reforms
A month after the mayor’s police reform task force released its initial recommendations, Mayor Martin Walsh has committed to implementing the reforms in the coming weeks.
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Police reform will require sustained effort
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Police reform will require sustained effort
While the police reform proposals are reasonable and fair, there will likely be some folks who don’t think so. The ultimate resolution will require sustained support from the electorate.
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Pattern of discrimination seen at BPD
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Pattern of discrimination seen at BPD
While Blacks make up 22% of the Boston police force, they account for 27% of allegations of misconduct, 41% of suspensions and 45% of terminations.
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Task force calls for civilian review board
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Task force calls for civilian review board
Police Reform Task Force released its initial recommendations to the public Sept. 10, awaiting the mayor’s and City Council’s response. The group is proposing an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency to replace the Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel, with more power in its departments, as well as expanded rules on body cameras, use of force and more.
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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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Universal public service — the only way to rebuild America
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Universal public service — the only way to rebuild America
A universal national service program could help with efforts to reform policing in America.
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Black, Latino officials call for police reforms
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Black, Latino officials call for police reforms
Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, along with U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, gathered on the steps of the State House June 2 to advocate for police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
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