Amid a nationwide reckoning with police brutality and racial injustice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Court has affirmed the right to secretly record police performing their pubic duties.
The Supreme Judicial Court has emphatically declared that laws which target people who ask for charity are unconstitutional and a violation of civil rights and civil liberties.
Governor Baker today proposed amendments to the omnibus policing bill. Among other amendments, the new bill cuts proposed regulations to face surveillance technology.
Making vaccines available to incarcerated people is an important step toward containing COVID-19 inside and outside of jails and prisons, but leaders should also act now to reduce incarceration levels and increase testing.
Massachusetts lawmakers have acknowledged and responded to the urgent local and nationwide demands for police accountability and justice. This bill represents meaningful progress for Massachusetts, even as more work remains to be done.
Nationwide, people have taken to the streets to end police violence, and we applaud the Beacon Hill leaders who responded to calls for reform and racial justice.