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Baker should set higher standards for police professionalism
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Baker should set higher standards for police professionalism
Every legislative session, politicians discuss and debate proposed changes to the many policies that govern the nation’s institutions. Taxes, health insurance, education, criminal justice, child care, Social Security adjustments and farm benefits are some of the issues often on the agenda. Notoriously absent, however, is any real discussion on altering the culture of the municipal or state police.
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Donald Callender beat the cheaters fair and square
In Boston, and undoubtedly elsewhere, blacks have been hampered from joining the police force. Even today there are only a few black members of the state police. It was not until the 1950s that Samuel M. Range became the first black trooper and he remained until retirement. At Range’s recent funeral, he was honored for his service in breaking down racial barriers.
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City councilors probe BPD surveillance activities
The City Council last week pressed Boston Police brass on their surveillance of Boston residents.
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Continued white resistance to civil rights advances
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Continued white resistance to civil rights advances
A Harvard Harris survey in Aug. 2017 found that 57 percent of respondents are unfavorable to the Black Lives Matter movement. Similarly in a CNN poll in Sept. 2017, 59 percent of whites are against the professional football players taking a knee to protest police violence.
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