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CLOAK & RECORDS: MORE POST COMMISSION OMISSIONS

“If the same police departments issue press releases after arrests—not convictions—if they think that doing that makes the community safer, then why redact information about alleged abuses from police officers themselves?”

TRAGEDY STILL LINGERS OVER LAWRENCE

A Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Explosion Time Capsule: Putting the extensive damage done in focus five years after a preventable fatal disaster disrupted northeast Massachusetts

IMPUNITY SERVICE

The state’s police oversight commission only publicizes cops who have been punished, but there’s a back door to discovering the dirty details of departments that let problematic officers linger

ART OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

Major Boston A.I. Art Exhibit Draws Crowds, Concerns, And Future Collaborators
“Rather than perceiving A.I. as a threat, it can be viewed as a powerful tool that expands creative boundaries.”

COORDINATED RESPONSE

Greater Boston bars and venues are grappling with a rise in involuntary drugged drinks, but procedures for addressing future incidents are in sight
“When you raise awareness, if you even help prevent one person from getting drugged, then that’s a good thing.”

DANCING ON BANANA PEELS

Life On Lifetime Parole In Massachusetts “I am now in the same predicament as I was when I first got out of prison.” Khalid Mustafa attempted what many considered unthinkable: he tried to sue the Massachusetts Parole Board. Specifically, Mustafa took legal action against the body for decisions under former Chair Gloriann Moroney. It was […]

STRIKE & FRISK

AG Investigating BPD To Determine If “Gang Unit” Engages In “Unconstitutional Policing” The “review is focused on racial disparities in the rates at which people are stopped and frisked” There has been significant state-level scrutiny of Massachusetts municipal law enforcement in the past year, with the appointed Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission suspending […]

CRASH & “ERROR”

Family Of Woman Killed By Commuter Rail Sues MBTA For Crash Records There are many stories about people getting hurt and killed by trains. This one’s about what their families may endure in the pursuit of answers and justice Last January, a 68-year-old woman driving through Wilmington died when a Commuter Rail train slammed into […]

“STATE OF GOOD REPAIR”

With the MBTA still very broken, agency lacks clarity in communications with contractors, commuters “We shouldn’t have to be backtracking and deciphering contract packages to figure out when the T will get work done.” The MBTA is preparing to pay contractors $72 million over the next two years to repair tracks and “support an aggressive […]

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