In a dangerously misguided ruling that contradicts previous consensus, US District Court Judge Mark Kearney ruled two people in Pennsylvania had no right to film and photograph police officers in public. His essential claim: Recorders have no right to protection unless they also make clear efforts to “challenge or criticize” the officers they film.
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By Scotty Schenck, photo editor Two people are dead in Melbourne, Fla. after gunshots rang out in the Melbourne Square Mall food court. Reports came into police at about 9:30 a.m., 30 minutes before when the mall was scheduled to open. The shooter’s name was revealed at a later press conference as 57-year-old Jose […]
After a weekend featuring over 80 arrests, the college town of Keene, N.H.is trying to move forward and answer how the annual Pumpkin Festival turned into a riot students likened to that in Ferguson, Mo.
The anguish was palpable as families gathered outside a coal mine in Soma, Turkey awaiting news of their loved ones who had been trapped inside after an electrical transformer exploded on May 13. The resulting fire spread smoke and carbon monoxide through the mine, claiming at least 282 lives. While 383 miners made it out alive, many with serious injuries, there could still be as many as 150 trapped inside.
Imagine walking alone through the Fens after a long night of studying at Snell Library. The dim lampposts do little to light the shadowy pathways, and everybody has heard the warnings against the dangers in this area at night. Many people would feel slightly unsafe in this situation, but what if the solution to traversing confidently back home resided right in everybody’s pocket?
By Mary Whitfill, News Staff Boston police Superintendent William Evans rose in the ranks once again as he was appointed to acting commissioner, replacing Ed Davis who stepped down earlier this month. Since working his way up from a patrolman, Evans has over 30 years of Boston Police Department (BPD) […]
I never thought something could distract me from a weekend of celebrating a World Series championship win. I was proven wrong last week when I saw the news, watching the various shenanigans students got into after Koji Uehara threw that final strike.
This week, thanks to the Boston blog Universal Hub, I stumbled upon the MBTA Transit Police blog’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. It started last week with a post titled “Marijuana-FAQ.” Whoever writes this stuff should be given their own personal blog. Who knew the police could be funny (but it’s not THAT surprising, since they work on the T; you HAVE to have a sense of humor to do that). For example, in the “FAQ-Assaults, Body Odor, Alcohol…” post, a T rider asks why the police never responded when she complained of a person with sub-par hygiene sitting next to her on the train.
Update: Matthew Glass was found safe around 10 p.m. Thursday in Dedham by Wertham Police.
Boston Police Department (BPD) officers found Matthew Glass’ red 2000 Dodge Dakota this morning on Huntington Avenue near Northeastern, Wrentham police said in a news conference today.