BOSTON/South End - They stood at the windows, some holding onto the bars that kept them in, others waving their hands or banging open palms against the glass. One made a heart shape with his hands. One held up a sign thanking the crowd across the street for their support.
BOSTON/Back Bay - On Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Boston activists marched along Newbury Street as part of a "Newbury Street Shutdown" action in solidarity with Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter Week of Action. The goal of the event, according to its Facebook page, was "to ensure that no one in our city can continue to ignore the crisis of racial profiling and police violence against Black and Brown people in Boston, Ferguson, and across the country."
Editor's Note: The following statement from the Boston Police Department was sent to Open Media Boston by Sergeant Michael P. McCarthy, director of the BPD Office of Media Relations, in response to our request for comment on a 10/9/14 rally held by the new Boston Coalitition for Police Accountability and allied organizations following the release of the American Civil Liberties Union's report on BPD stop and frisk policies.
BOSTON – A Massachusetts man is suing the Boston Police Department (BPD), alleging that he was falsely arrested and maliciously charged by a Boston police officer in 2012.
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BOSTON/Boston Common - Marking a year since President Obama repeated his intention to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and release prisoners held there, activists called on the president to follow through on his promise.
Somerville, Mass. - At a press conference at city hall on Wednesday, Somerville City Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced an executive order that will limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities deportation program.