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Ferguson shows it’s time to demilitarize the police

Ferguson shows it’s time to demilitarize the police

You’ve probably heard by now about the indiscriminate use of tear gas by police in Ferguson, Missouri by now. Although the police in Ferguson have been justifying their…

Ferguson police continue to target journalists, lessons for Massachusetts

Ferguson police continue to target journalists, lessons for Massachusetts

Reporter Tim Pool with VICE had his press marker ripped off his chest by a police officer in Ferguson this morning as the police continue to ratchet up…

Lowell reaches deal with police lieutenant in Brame case, ending public hearing

Lowell reaches deal with police lieutenant in Brame case, ending public hearing

Lowell has reached an agreement with Lieutenant Thomas Siopes, the police officer who was facing a termination hearing over his role in the Alyssa Brame in-custody death case.…

Some banks too scared of feds to accept money from pot dispensaries

Some banks too scared of feds to accept money from pot dispensaries

The Boston Globe reports that several of the medical pot dispensaries that are poised to open in Massachusetts in the near future are having trouble finding banks that…

Friday links (8/8/14)

Boston tested new facial recognition technology at a 2013 concert. Dedham police officer accused of using database access to aid kidnapping. MBTA cops are mad about a plan…

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