Students who are part of MassArt’s POC community have especially expressed fears over the potential repercussions of arming MassArt police, citing experiences of being racially profiled.
In one moment of clarity, a state police spokesperson did confirm that there is zero outside oversight of millions of dollars in purchasing done by the department.
"The participating state agencies sought proposals from makers and distributors of everything from practice ammo and targets, to handguns, silencers, tasers, tear gas, chemical munitions, pepperball launchers, dart guns, gas masks, and ballistic blankets."
Before Chicago rapper Vic Mensa performed at the March for Our Lives, he mentioned Sacramento’s Stephon Clark, shot 20 times by police in his own backyard on March 18, holding a cell phone that cops claim they thought was a gun.
We don’t say this stuff because we think guns are great, but rather to remind people that the Globe is merely out for clicks and eyeballs like every other outlet.