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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
Justices of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled in favor of a Salvadoran immigrant’s petition to review a deportation order, finding in favor of his argument that a Boston Police Department gang database determination falsely identified him as a member of the MS-13 gang.
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Needham cops hit with lawsuit
Marvin Henry, a massage therapist in Needham, was allegedly mistaken for a shoplifter in CVS last year. On July 7, the Black father of four filed a lawsuit against the Town of Needham and the police chief for violating his civil rights.
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Opinion
Why the surprise when a jailed white terrorist gets kid-glove treatment?
There’s far more to the racial double standard story than just the embarrassing optics of selfie posing Capitol cops and insurrectionists and bare-knuckle treatment of police abuse protesters.
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FIOed: some in Boston face weekly police stops
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FIOed: some in Boston face weekly police stops
Like many young black men in Boston, Derrell “Slim” Weathers can’t tell you how many times he’s been stopped, questioned, frisked or searched by police. It started, he says, when he was 12 and has kept up into his 30s as often as five times a week.
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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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Boston police data show disparities in stops
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Boston police data show disparities in stops
Attorneys with the ACLU of Massachusetts have been calling for the Boston Police Department to release data on pedestrian stops since the department last did so in 2016. Today, the data for 2019 show that little changed over three years: Black people, and specifically young black men, are most likely to be stopped.
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