“We’re asking whether we should hand the BPD the capability to … do what exactly? They didn’t say. We need to know before we appropriate funds."
Even the government’s own reports admit that bulk data collection programs have never actually prevented a major violent attack.
It can be challenging to make art of any kind that asks people to engage with hard and heavy and ugly issues, but if you look for it there are artists everywhere taking it on.
The overriding concern here is that the BPD once again proved itself masterful at misrepresenting facts, and of presenting officers in a positive media light.
“Our movement is awareness. We’re talking for the people who you aren’t going to hear elsewhere."
“The government should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to go on. We need to get real, we need to tell the truth.”
Who do you call when the cops rip you off?
As a class, we believe that this issue must be addressed immediately, as such encounters are serious violations of the civil rights of minorities in Boston.
Another case of a camera shy BPD