Tag Archive: Police

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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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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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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Mar 13

Sat. 3/16 Forum on Sagging Pants & The Criminalization of our Youth

Community Town Hall Forum Saggy Pants & The Criminalization of our Youth Saturday March 16th 2-5PM Dudley Library 65 Warren St. Roxbury (Dudley Sq.) RSVP on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/345187405592207/ Recently, in MA an organization has circulated a video about “sagging pants” which details punishments of arrest, fines, and up to 3 yrs in jail.  This forum …

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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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Dec 27

Community Town Hall Forum “3 Strikes”

Community Town Hall Forum 3 Strikes Law in MA?!? Habitual Offender Bill: Senate Bill 2059 / House Bill 3811 Saturday, January 7th 2012 12:30-1 PM – Refreshments / networking 1-4:30 PM – Community forum / panel Dudley Library 65 Warren St. Roxbury Panelists: Rev. George Walters-Sleyon (Center for Church & Prison) Rep. Carlos Henriquez (State …

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