Following votes to temporarily extend certain pandemic policies, over a dozen advocacy organizations are calling for permanent reforms to ensure continued virtual access to public meetings.
In Massachusetts and nationwide, people should be able to seek medical treatment, attend religious services, and visit friends and family without worrying that government agencies are keeping tabs on their every movement.
By shuttering detention facilities with a track record of problematic conditions and ending local collaboration with ICE, we can work together toward a fairer and more humane immigration system.
The threats posed last year by police use of face recognition technology are identical today. We are glad that Amazon will extend its moratorium on law enforcement use of the company’s face recognition technology, but policymakers must do more to further protect communities from this technology.
An immigration judge granted a local man permanent legal status, marking the end of a four-year legal effort to stay in the United States with his wife.
Tear gas and rubber bullets are dangerous, indiscriminate, and intended to cause acute pain. Restricting their use is just one part of the much larger work that must continue in order to achieve public safety for us all.