Category Archive: Police

Nov 11

Against the Wall – Artists Respond to Police & Policing

RSVP Via Facebook Press: Gallery + Interview: Major Group Art Show Takes Aim at Police Violence 11/11/16 – Come see a selection of work by artists from Boston and beyond addressing the topics of police and policing in the community. Learn more about local movement to reform police practices to improve respect for basic human and …

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May 18

Wed 5/20 Action – Funeral for Youth Jobs and Against Police Violence

We need *you* and *everyone you know* to come! Please share widely! E-mail, call, & tell people. Share on Facebook. And *RSVP* to action@yjpuboston.org. Wednesday, May 20 3:00 pm at Park Street T Funeral for Youth Jobs & People Lost to Police Violence Wear black and march with us to City Hall. POLICE FUNDING goes …

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Apr 07

Black & Blue pt. II – Town Hall Forum on Policing – Thursday April 16 – 5PM @ Dudley Library

RSVP Via Facebook Black & Blue pt. II Examining the Relationship between Communities of Color and the BPD Town Hall Forum on Policing Topics: – State Legislation – City Proposals – DOJ Investigation – Police Misconduct – Police Killing Of Civilians – CO-OP – Civilian Review Board – IAD Process – Police Decertification Info Session …

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Jan 20

Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD

[Via Blackstonian] Please sign on to and spread the word about this letter urging the US Department of Justice to help investigate and reform the Boston Police Department: Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD January 15, 2014 The Honorable Eric Holder, Jr. The Honorable Loretta Lynch Attorney General of the United States U.S. …

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Dec 17

Stick It To Em – Sticker Making Party for Demz, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all victims of police brutality.

Using Art to Advocate for Justice, Police Accountability and Victims of Police Brutality RSVP via Facebook Join us for an evening of art making with local artist Jacob Leidolf. We will be making stickers (see examples) that pay tribute to victims of police brutality and killed by officers or that have more general messages like “stop …

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Dec 02

Sticker Making Party: Using Art to Advocate for Justice, Police Accountability and Victims of Police Brutality

Join us for an evening of art making with local artist Jacob Leidolf. We will be making stickers (see examples below) that pay tribute to victims of police brutality and killing by officers or that have more general messages like “stop police brutality” or “don’t shoot”. These stickers will be made available to organizers locally …

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Dec 02

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Oct 09

Black & Blue: Discussing The Relationship Between BPD & Communities Of Color

In the wake of yet another killing of a young Black man by Police, this time in St. Louis, we invite you to join us for a Community Town Hall Meeting on police and community relations right here in Boston where BPD have shot and killed more than 20 people in the last 20 years, …

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Aug 14

National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality (Boston)

On 8/14, people will gather in cities across the country to take part in a national moment of silence for victims of police brutality. Please join us INSIDE BOSTON COMMON in front of the Massachusetts State House at 7:00 PM this Thursday. We will be gathering to stand in solidarity with recent victims of police …

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Apr 18

237 Shot in Boston in One Year Since 2013 Boston Marathon – Final Report

Via Blackstonian Over the last year we have kept track of each and every shooting that has been reported in the city of Boston since the Boston Marathon. As of April 15, 2014 there were at least 237 shootings in the city in the one year since the 2013 Boston Marathon (4/15/13) and out of …

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Oct 26

Organize the Hood Boston 2013 (Recap)

Organize the Hood Boston – 10/21/13 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood Boston: Organize the Hood, held in Grove Hall, Roxbury at the Campaign HQ of Current Candidate for District 7 City Council, Jamarhl Crawford. Speakers: Patti Lee Jamarhl Crawford Priscilla Flint Min. Franklin Hobbs Continued in Part 2: Speakers: Pam Goffigan Carla Sheffield …

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Oct 20

Organize the Hood Boston / 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood

Organize the Hood Boston Monday October 21st 2013 5PM – 7:30PM in Grove Hall @ Warren st. & Crawford St. (Lot Next to the Post Office) 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood Boston In Honor of: Trayvon Martin For: Mark McMullen, Burrell Ramsey, Ahmir Lee and all victims of violence and survivors of lost …

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Oct 06

State Rep Convenes Community Meeting on Public Safety, Gun Violence and Trafficking

State Representative Carlos Henriquez has convened a Community Meeting on Public Safety in response to the violence. PLEASE ATTEND A COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING THIS MONDAY OCTOBER 7TH WITH THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL OFFICIALS FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE & CITY REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY AND GUN VIOLENCE & TRAFFICKING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT 6:30P …

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Aug 06

Rally for Solutions on City Hall Plaza – Report Back

Via Blackstonian.com Yesterday, as many of you who joined us know, the Blackstonian organized a “Rally for Solutions” at City Hall Plaza to address violence in the city. We were motivated by our count of the shootings since the Boston Marathon passing the tragic milestone of 100 since April 15, 2013. Over 100 people joined …

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Aug 04

CITY HALL RALLY: 100 Shootings since Marathon – #OneBoston ? #BostonStrong ?

100 Shootings since the Boston Marathon – #OneBoston ? #BostonStrong ? RSVP on Facebook In light of our count of the shootings since the Boston Marathon reaching the sobering milestone of at least 100 shootings since April 15 2013, we call upon citizens of good will and good faith to unify to say that every …

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Jul 26

Haymarket Community Dialogue: Where Do We Go From Here

HAYMARKET COMMUNITY DIALOGUE Save the Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 11:00am-2:00pm The Trayvon Martin Verdict WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Jan 24

Film Screening: The House I Live In

RSVP via FB Film Screening: The House I Live In Sundance 2012 Winner Grand Jury Prize Documentary Executive Producers: Danny Glover, John Legend & Russell Simmons Monday Feb. 11, 2013 @ Hibernian Hall 184 Dudley St. (Dudley Sq.) Roxbury 6:30 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Screening 8:00 pm Q&A Discussion with Special Guests Dir. Eugene …

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Jan 15

Justice for Mark Fernandes McMullen

A message from Karen McMullen, the sister of Mark McMullen who was shot and killed by the BPD last September regarding the recent award given to BPD Officer Chris Carr for his actions in the out of district chase and subsequent shooting of Mark: Thank you all for supporting us as we try to get …

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Jan 09

Shame on the BPD! Awards for Officers Involved In Controversial Cases of Police Brutality Spark Outrage

The Boston Police Dept., with its characterless disregard for the people and communities of color they are supposed to serve, have decided to award three officers involved in controversial, racially charged, high profile cases of police brutality, as part of this years annual performance awards. In recognizing officers Brian R. Dunford, Michael T. McManus, and Christopher …

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Oct 29

Boston Police Department Lacking Diversity, Especially at Command Level

The Blackstonian today released some devestating reports today revealing the lack of diversity in the Boston Police Department and Boston City Govt. Read on Blackstonian http://blackstonian.com/info/2012/10/focus-on-diversity-boston-police-department-f/ DOWNLOAD BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT DIVERSITY CHART Read on Blackstonian http://blackstonian.com/info/2012/10/focus-on-diversity-boston-police-department-f/  

Sep 27

Thursday rally at State House for inquest into death of Mark Fernandes McMullen killed by BPD

Thursday rally at State House for inquest into death of Mark Fernandes McMullen Commemorating first anniversary of police shooting, advocates will repeat call for independent investigation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 26, 2012 CONTACT: Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322, cott@aclum.org King Downing, kingnetic@yahoo.com, 212-534-1081 BOSTON — On Thursday, Sept. 27, the family of police shooting victim Mark Fernandes …

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Mar 31

4/6/12 – TOWN HALL FORUM JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON “The Attack on Black Men & Boys” Stop S. Bill 661 H. Bill 1568

RSVP via Facebook TOWN HALL FORUM JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON “The Attack on Black Men & Boys” Stop S. Bill 661 H. Bill 1568 @ Hibernian Hall (Dudley Sq) FRIDAY APRIL 6th 6-8pm Topics to be addressed: * Trayvon Martin case: Justice for Trayvon * Cases of violence against Black Men throughout the US; Lynchings, Draggings, …

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Mar 22

Legislation Watch: An Act Relative to Indigent Defense Counsel

SOURCE: http://blackstonian.com/news/2012/03/legislation-watch-an-act-relative-to-indigent-defense-counsel/ Legislation Watch: An Act Relative to Indigent Defense Counsel Submitted by: Rep. David P. Linsky Docket number: HD04315 An Act Relative to Indigent Defense Counsel For updates on this proposed Bill stay tuned to Rep. David Linsky’s MA State House web page http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/DPL1 Read & Listen!!! Atty. Stephanie Soriano-Mills on Radio Boston w/ Rep. …

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Mar 22

Legislation Watch: An Act relative to the common defense Bill S.661

SOURCE: http://blackstonian.com/news/2012/03/legislation-watch-an-act-relative-to-the-common-defense-bill-s-661/ BLACKSTONIAN EDITOR’S NOTE: This proposed act is similar to the Stand Your Ground Law now central to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida by “Neighborhood Patrol Captain” George Zimmerman Stand-your-ground law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-your-ground_law Trayvon Martin Case: ‘Stand Your Ground Law’ At Center Of Shooting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/trayvon-martin-case-stand_n_1372105.html Opponents of ‘Stand Your Ground’ law predicted ‘racially …

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Feb 03

Blackstonian “3 Strikes” Special Edition

stopthreestrikes.org The Blackstonian has begun distributing tens of thousands of copies of a special edition focusing on the proposed “3 Strikes” Habitual Offender Legislation. This special edition features commentary from, Prof. Charles Ogletree (Harvard), Prof. James Jennings (Tufts), NAACP / NEAC, ACLU of Mass, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Coalition for Effective Public Safety (CEPS), Ben Thompson …

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