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Goodness, why wouldn't the police union want people to see its newsletters anymore?

The Boston Police Patrolman's Association took down several years' worth of online back copies of Pax Centurion, which has recently lost some advertisers over its longstanding racist, homophobic and sexist content.

Here are a couple of tastes of what you'll miss (both are largeish PDF files, so give them a moment or two to come up):

Clean Up BPPA says it saved the entire archive, dating back to 2006, so no doubt more copies will start appearing there.

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Textbook example of the Streisand Effect. I would never have heard of this obscure house letter.

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to the anti-social tone and lack of professionalism by the editor of the BPPA union newsletter, and thanks to Boston Police Commissioner for being one of them.

When we speak together we can have influence.

Along those lines, I'd like to encourage us to speak together in favor of the interests of working people including members of the Boston Police union. Wealthy interests in this country have designs on pension funds, social security, public assets and public education. We'll have to speak together to defeat their money grab.

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But wouldn't the S.E. be caused when they end up drawing attention to it by trying to hide it? In this case, they got attention for reasons not related to any desire to hide it. They took it offline when it became to hot to deal with anymore.

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Ignorant Cowards don't want to have to be accountable for their actions....Maybe that is why they become cops

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Compare the other newsletters of the other City of Boston Departments' collective bargaining groups, labor relations groups, unions, staff associations, et al. For example, "The Real Sheet" newsletter of the BPLPSA Boston Public Library Professional Staff Association http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1688959042_... available at your neighborhood branch public library.

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Cops deal day to day with crime, librarians with readers. They have different training and skills. Both tell people to quiet down and have to deal with the homeless, and occasional perv. Try again.

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Collections of City of Boston Departments' unions' newsletters and such at our Boston Public Library Special Collections http://www.bpl.org/research/special and at our City Archives http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords

Some City Departments' unions have weblinks, for example http://bplpsa.info

Also check out
http://www.local1930.org
http://unionlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/02/boston-...

Boston Public Library plans an exhibition about local unions' histories with unions' newsletters. BPL published Boston's Workers, a labor history by James R. Green, Hugh Carter Donahue in 1979
http://openlibrary.org/books/OL4722987M/Boston's_workers
http://archive.org/details/bostonsworkersla00gree

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The newsletter is like another obscure blogs out of millions, but better. Carnell has a refreshingly blunt and sarcastic style that doesn't fear offending anyone and everyone. Most cops would keep their mouths closed publicly and applaud Occupy Boston for their service to the homeless and giving BPD officers $1.4M in overtime. Carnell gave due props to the homeless too for teaching idealists skills in outdoor living and survival. Getting ripped off is a teaching moment and gift - they will be more aware in the future when stakes could be much higher.

Advertisers are right to pull out, however. Most all are shamelessly sucking up to police with their money, while others are lawyers wanting to help cops make money from the system or in injury claims. These advertisers previously made contributions in obscurity. No more.

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it together. I wrote to a few of the advertisers and told them to stop advertising in such an awful, offensive rag.

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