We recently relaunched the 20 Year Homicide Report for Blackstonian.org visualizing 20 years of homicide data compiled from Boston Police and Court Records. The report reveals striking patterns and disparities in the number of murders per district and the effectiveness of investigations and prosecutions.
In the past weeks we have launched 3 new websites which will continue to be developed in collaboration with Blackstonian.com. These websites all focus on tracking police misconduct and instituting reforms to prevent discipline it. MassPoliceReform.org Mass Police Reform works to reform police practices to improve respect for basic human and civil rights, reforms should […]
RSVP via Facebook 11/25/16 – We’re Back! Join us for another Feed the Hood / Feed the People Fundraiser / Can Drive. Bring donations of canned or non-perishable food items and come party with us at Make Shift Boston. All proceeds go to support Feed The Hood / Feed the People Boston. Performances By: O.T.O, […]
DigBoston write-up by Chris Faraone with Jacob Leidolf: There’s a city full of walls you can post complaints at. -Mos Def Good luck squeezing Jacob Leidolf into a prescribed box. An artist, programmer, educator, and activist, the Boston native makes a symphony of grassroots noise, whether with his Scope Urban Apparel outfit, which you might […]
[Via Voices of Liberation] RSVP Via Facebook Black & Blue pt. II Examining the Relationship between Communities of Color and the BPD Town Hall Forum on Policing Topics: – State Legislation – City Proposals – DOJ Investigation – Police Misconduct – Police Killing Of Civilians – CO-OP – Civilian Review Board – IAD Process – […]
[Via Voices of Liberation] 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 […]
An article in the NY Times entitled “Violence Rises in Boston Off the National Stage” covers our work with the Blackstonian to keep track of Shootings Since the Boston Marathon in a piece discussing the rise of violence in Boston since the Marathon and the relative lack of attention it gets. BOSTON — The Boston […]
We have been working with the Blackstonain to keep track of and map all of the shootings (fatal and non-fatal) in Boston that have occurred since the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15. In an article entitled “Eagan: Deaths show sad double standard” Margery Eagan points out the lack of popular and media support in […]
Join us on Data Day 2013 we will be on Friday June 21, 2013. We will be discussing how to use Data as a tool for social change and activism and talking about some of our previous and current projects and data visualizations. Cutting through propaganda with the sword of data Hear from a team […]
Was it research, or an excuse to gang up on police? The Boston Herald’s Michele McPhee and Jamarhl Crawford of the Boston Black Men’s Leadership Group join Emily to talk about a controversial flier distributed at Suffolk University.