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A long, uphill battle for Boston police reform
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A long, uphill battle for Boston police reform
It took the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 to jump-start Boston’s police reform efforts.
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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
Nearly a year after former Mayor Martin Walsh created a transparency office to address systemic police misconduct, Mayor Michelle Wu has made her final appointments to the two oversight panels designed during the reform process.
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Opinion
LAPD hasn’t learned much about deadly force use
There have been countless reports, recommendations, rule changes, investigations, civilian checks and balances on the LAPD, and Black Live Matters protests. It’s as if none of these things ever happened or meant little-to-nothing. The LAPD’s wanton, reckless, outrageous slaying of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta is grim testimony to that.
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Editorial
A long road toward police reform
Blacks should expect the battle for police reform to continue across the country.
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“... the more they stay the same.”
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Editorial
“... the more they stay the same.”
Little has changed in policing in the year since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
Of the six lead candidates running for mayor, none backs a fully elected school committee, only one supports rent control.
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Opinion
Why there’s still no George Floyd police bill
Police unions have been wildly successful in watering down, if not outright killing, many police reform measures in state legislatures, even in the most liberal, Democratic-controlled states.
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Opinion
One year later, the George Floyds continue to mount up
Cops are sending a deadly message that Chauvin will in no way change things. Their message: Police will continue to police in mostly minority communities the same way, up to and including the use of force.
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Councilors struggle to rein in police overtime
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Councilors struggle to rein in police overtime
Police overtime has increased despite there being fewer court sessions, fewer public festivals and parades and other traditional drivers of overtime. City councilors who are trying to find answers for why the police budget continues to rise have found few answers.
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Opinion
A Chauvin conviction still won’t prove the system works
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin got his day in court. He was able to put on a plausible defense that George’s Floyd’s death did not come at his hands (or knee) but because of Floyd’s prior severe medical conditions.
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Opinion
Tough slog getting George Floyd police bill into law
It took months and months, and many tries, for the House to finally get passage of the much-shelved George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Now the real slog to get the bill into law begins.
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Local News
Council probes police reform questions
Last week the City Council held a hearing to probe how the state reforms to policing would be implemented at the local level. Missing were representatives of the Boston Police Department and Baker administration officials.
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