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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
On the campaign trail in 2021, a majority of candidates for city offices supported shuttering the Boston Police Department’s controversial gang database and ending the department’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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Cops missing information on surveillance
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Local News
Cops missing information on surveillance
Last year, the Boston City Council passed a sweeping law aimed at reining in surveillance practices by the Boston Police Department and other city agencies.
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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
Justices of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled in favor of a Salvadoran immigrant’s petition to review a deportation order, finding in favor of his argument that a Boston Police Department gang database determination falsely identified him as a member of the MS-13 gang.
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Local News
Council denies BRIC surveillance grant
Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell stopped a six-figure grant for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center after another councilor brought it to a surprise vote on Wednesday.
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
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Politics
Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
A new poll shows at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George leading in the mayoral race with support from 22% of likely voters, inching ahead of at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who had support from 18% and acting Mayor Kim Janey, who had support from 16%.
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BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
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Local News
BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) — is under fire from city councilors and criminal justice reform advocates who are raising concerns about the Boston Police Department’s surveillance practices and cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials.
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Local News
Council probes gang database
Critics of the Boston Police Department’s gang database say individuals are often misidentified as gang members and face disastrous consequences once they’re added to the list.
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Councilors to examine gang database
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Local News
Councilors to examine gang database
City councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo are looking into the effectiveness of the Boston Police Department’s Gang Database, which holds 160 gangs and over 5,000 individual names, according to data provided to the ACLU in 2019.
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