Category Archives: Racial Justice

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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Victory for Sanctuary Cities

As the Federal Court for the Northern District of California recognized, sanctuary policies reflect the local judgment that communities are more safe when local police are not entangled in federal immigration enforcement. Through its sanctuary cities Executive Order, the Trump Administration has threatened to destabilize and harm these communities by stripping them of all federal funding. That’s why the federal court issued emergency

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