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
"We are not revisionists or caught in some anti-feminist fantasy, where all men are without blame. There are men who shirk their duties, are abusive and all the rest. What we are saying is that the court must take everything on a case by case basis."
When Payaso shows up to forums in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan in particular, how can he properly address a mother who has lost her son to gun violence? Or at the hands of the police? Can he hold a serious conversation in clown gear?
The voice that was missing, and that is also the one that is always shut out of these “open” conversations, is again that of the radical, the revolutionary.
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.
Everyone from architects to barbers needs to be licensed in Mass—should police have the same standard?
Peterson is apparently attempting to be seen as an intellectual voice of reason, a behind-the-scenes convener and a major player.
Stats suggest, activists, and outside experts agree: There will never be accountability for BPD so long as cops police themselves