Category Archives: Police Accountability

Governor Baker Plots to Jail Immigrants in Massachusetts

Lawyers’ Committee Denounces Proposals to Co-Opt State and Local Police for Immigration Enforcement Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker and a handful of Massachusetts state legislators proposed bills to allow state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law by holding individuals on federal immigration detainers after they would otherwise be released. The announcements followed

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Diversity Urged for BFD, BPD

Minority advocacy groups are calling on Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to develop a “comprehensive package of diversity solutions” to boost minority rates in the city’s predominately white police and fire departments. More than 100 people attended a community forum on June 20, 2017, hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, the

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Bristol County’s Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court

Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court Civil Rights Group Sues To Uncover Documents Regarding Bristol County’s Participation In Controversial Immigration Program Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Foley Hoag LLP filed a lawsuit against Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to obtain public records regarding the Sheriff’s participation in a

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