Police Reform Websites

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 […]

Gallery + Interview: Major Group Art Show Takes Aim at Police Violence

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 […]

Police call Suffolk student project ‘cop-hate baiting’

‘REGRETTABLE’: This flier for a Suffolk student project drew the ire of Boston police. By Michele McPhee | Monday, April 25, 2011 http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage Boston Police brass and union officials are furious at a Suffolk University Law School student project that the patrolmen’s union is calling “cop-hate baiting at its worst,’’ while the university has […]

Police ask community for patience

Officials promise full disclosure in DaVeiga shooting http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/04/13/police_investigating_killing_ask_residents_to_be_patient/ Flanked by ministers and priests, activists in the Cape Verdean community, and political leaders, Boston police officials called on residents yesterday to be patient with them as they investigate the death of Manuel “Junior” DaVeiga, who authorities say shot himself in the head. Dozens of city leaders […]

Threats of revenge put police on guard

A guard has been posted at gang unit headquarters since a fatal shooting. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) City police have been on high alert and taking unusual safety precautions since Saturday, when the death of a 19-year-old in a shootout with gang unit officers sparked threats of retaliation. Since Sunday, an armored truck from the department’s SWAT […]