The Bay State Banner reports on a contentious City Council hearing on the idea of letting civilians get part of the construction detail game, in which the police union president went over his allotted five-minute talk time and so city councilors Kenzie Bok, Kendra Lara and Ruthzee Louijeune walked out until he was done.
Police, who could only fill 65% of road-work flagging jobs over the past year, don't want to give up their monopoly
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Cops reject vaccination deal; firefighters try to appeal vaccination ruling; teachers worry vaccine mandate will hit minority teachers hardest
Police union fracturing over vaccination; some members accuse union head of being pals with the mayor
Live Boston reports a vice president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association has resigned and other members are trying to recall the rest of the union's leadership over the way it quietly negotiated a Covid-19 vaccination agreement with the city, unlike the unions representing firefighters and police superior officers and detectives, which have gone to court and out on the street in protest over the upcoming vaccination mandate. Read more.
Former police-union president charged in warehouse overtime scandal; the one who was turned out of office by the guy who now faces child-rape charges
Federal prosecutors charged today that after Thomas Nee lost re-election as president of the Boston police union, he joined a scheme at the BPD evidence warehouse in Hyde Park to put in for overtime for which he didn't work. Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and state Rep. Liz Miranda are all telling the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association to knock it off with the personal attacks on City Councilor Andrea Campbell - who is running against Janey in the fall elections - saying they are no longer going to just sit back while the union continues what Pressley called its long running racism. Read more.
Election roundup: Campbell, police union get into Twitter fight; mayoral candidates talk workplace development
Andrea Campbell and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association have been engaging in some Twitter unpleasantries over the past 24 hours. The union started things off last night: Read more.
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association today called on its members to boycott a Lower Mills taco place whenever a particular bartender is on duty because of the way she tangled with cops while protesting white supremacists in Copley Square over the weekend. Only problem: She hasn't worked there since 2018. Read more.
WCVB reports that Patrick Rose, who retired as a Boston police officer in 2018, faces arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow.
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association yesterday charged Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins called all police officers murderers in her comments after Sunday night's rampages. Rollins shot back that the union statement is proof of white fragility. Read more.
Wait, the MBTA is disciplining a cop for a racist Facebook post? Dude was just on the wrong police force.
Note corrected time: It begins at 8 p.m.
The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers is hosting an open meeting tonight, to discuss its recent open letter to Mayor Menino and the Boston Police Patrolmens Association Pax Centurion newsletter.
OK, it's a letter from Pax Centurion editor James Carnell, who can't understand why people would object to the content in the newsletter he edits, except that they must be tofu-eating "cyber terrorists" and "thugs" and that people who object to "jokes" about Egyptian men having sex with the corpses of their dead wives are no better than the people who accused women of being witches in colonial Salem. Really, you need to read the whole thing.
Police union pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to woman who pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer
With the help of Clean Up BPPA, Chris Faraone does some digging into the finances of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association newsletter, which paid $1 million over three years to a fundraiser whose husband has had some issues with the law - and whose fees represent the bulk of the money the union says it was raising through the newsletter for scholarshipsw
Clean Up BPPA did some research into the fundraiser to whom the Boston Police Patrolman's Association paid $260,000 in 2010 (which equals 77% of the revenue she brought in). Be sure to check out the comments on that post for the interesting things people in the house she owns have been up, to as well.
Police union says newsletter protesters suck, but is asking for more members to write for it to reduce the hateful taint
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is acknowledging the recent protests over the content of its bimonthly newsletter, Pax Centurion.
First, the union fires back at people who asked advertisers to pull out:
The Globe reports, adds that while the editor himself continues to refrain from public comments, the officer who wrote a column with a joke about Egyptian men having sex with their dead wives "stands behind" everything he's written.
People's United Bank vows to stay out of Pax Centurion. That makes seven advertisers that have pledged to stay away from the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association newsletter because of its content.
The Phoenix's Chris Faraone surveys several years' worth of trash talking in the pages of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association's newsletter. As a bonus, the Phoenix posts a six-year archive of the newsletters, handy now that the union has taken down all the online versions from its site.
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):
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