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Ed. note: The Globe story initially identifies the student as an Emerson student, but he was attending Emmanuel at the time.
The Boston police officer seen on a video punching and kneeing a teenager during an arrest last week was also investigated two years ago for his role in the arrest of an Emmanuel College student, who died after a confrontation with police.
Then a 14 year old teenager, Lisa Allen came forward Wednesday to tell her side of the story when Republican candidate for US Congress former police officer Sgt Jeff Perry, failed to protect Ms. Allen from Officer Scott Flanagan who performed an illegal strip-search of her. Police officers are entrusted to, and take an oath to, serve and protect. Ms. Allen said Officer Perry protected Officer Flanagan but not her. Ms Allen went further and said Perry "should not be in a position of power."
In light of Christine O'Donnell's national press embargo, I present part of an interview she gave conservative talk host Dan Gaffney of WGMD, two weeks ago, during her primary race against former Delaware Governor and US Congressman Mike Castle.
President Obama appoints Elizabeth Warren to establish and lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This is the boldest step Obama's taken so far to rein in the big Wall Street banks. And it's a major victory for grassroots progressives who rallied for Warren. MoveOn.org made a video of Warren's greatest hits from her appearances on the "Daily Show" and a list of five cool facts about her.
-On May 22, 1991, as the superior officer at a purported crime scene in Wareham, Sgt. Perry was present when Officer Scott Flanagan indecently strip searched and assaulted a 14-year-old girl
-At said time and place, Sgt. Perry was in a position to both see Flanagan's conduct and to hear the girl's loud protestations.
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then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.
Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.
Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!
You can't tell the players without a program so here is your program. The candidates for State Senate in the Suffolk and Norfolk District are;
Democrats Mike Rush, a state representative from West Roxbury,
Westwood lawyer Michael F. Walsh,
Wayne Wilson, a Roslindale Democratic activist.
Brad Williams, chairman of West Roxbury’s Ward 20 Republican Committee
Avoiding debates is nothing new for Mike Rush nor is blaming his opponent for not having a debate.
Besides shaking Mayor Menino's hand, and inadvertently violating campaign finance law, it's not clear what is keeping Rush from spending time on a debate. According to his campaign facebook page, he has held exactly five (5) events since April 13, and nothing between May 25 and August 19.
Mac D'Alessandro, running against Stephen Lynch for Congress in Massachusetts' 9th district, addressed a rally on the Boston Common Tuesday, August 10 organized by Boston MoveOn members.
A vote for Mac on September 14 is a vote for a better, more progressive Democrat. Mac is pro-choice, Lynch is not. Lynch voted for the war in Iraq, Mac did not and does not support extending the wars. Mac supported health care reform, Lynch voted against it. They both support Elizabeth Warren to run the consumer protection agency. Let Mac tell you why he's running and what he stands for (video):
Boston is the birthplace of the American Revolution. The time has come again for Bostonians and all Americans to stand again for their interests as a people and a nation to demand their birth rights including that of free speech and an open marketplace of ideas.
AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon are making a play to fundamentally change the way the Internet works. If they succeed, we'll all lose. A free and open Internet is critical for our communities to speak in our own voices and to organize and advocate for ourselves. Congress.org has the recent developments.
Before the Internet, there was a high barrier of entry into publishing. Now, a journalist like Adam Gaffin can build a site like UniversalHub and cover a segment of Boston news left unexplored by the big news organizations and, provide a forum for the news to be discussed by interested parties who live in the hub.