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The report noted “substantial problems in the leadership and management,” and found “a disturbing pattern of allegations of violence toward citizens by a small number of officers.”
Whether or not it is prudent to reopen, there is yet another epidemic raging that must be considered, and of course that is the problem of police violence.
Mass spends millions every year replenishing its weapons stockpiles, as do municipal police agencies. In almost every instance, there is little to no oversight.
None of the segments or articles amplifying the push to reopen restaurants sought input from a medical professional or anyone else who might suggest that opening the doors next week is reckless.
According to one probationer who I spoke with for this column, that routine—which they had to go through twice last week—involves waiting in a lobby close to other people, riding in an elevator with an Averhealth employee, pulling their pants down and shirt up, peeing in a cup, and handing over the goods.
“There’s a lot of money being thrown at the Harbor Islands now—they want to put hotels there and all kinds of things, but there were burials all over there, so that’s a battle we’re going to have.”
In the process of editing this week’s cover feature by Jean Trounstine, a collaboration with the ...