Like in any donnybrook, there are countless angles and competing arguments in play. The documents that we obtained provide a much deeper insight into why certain decisions were made regarding developments including Pedrini’s employment and the town’s use of the restorative justice (RJ) process, which is traditionally designed as “a system that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the larger community.”
Arlington’s attempt to mitigate a police department controversy causes more distress for some concerned residents
Will New Bedford finally find out what happened to Malcolm Gracia?
Other than some Trump-supporting scoundrels and police who get paid lavishly to make appearances in court after arresting people on small crimes, I don’t know anybody else who thinks the legal system ought to regress. In Suffolk or anyplace else.
In the past two weeks alone, the Dig has been excited to see several stories that we first dug into, in some cases with help from the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, that have since been picked up by the larger mainstream media.
Is there a loophole in Mass law that helps cops who rape perps?
A reporter’s fight to learn more about harassment in a small town’s police department
An analysis of hundreds of pages of police records shows that small town police departments are amassing enormous arsenals, use SWAT in ways that go beyond their original mission, and are sometimes unable to properly select and train officers.