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By adamg - 5/1/21 - 2:41 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:59 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:44 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 10:36 am
Rose

NBC Boston reports Patrick Rose of West Roxbury is charged with first raping the girl when she was just 7. WCVB reports a judge set bail at $100,000.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 8:22 pm

WCVB reports that Patrick Rose, who retired as a Boston police officer in 2018, faces arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow.

Innocent, etc.

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By adamg - 6/3/20 - 5:22 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/9/14 - 12:54 pm

Wait, the MBTA is disciplining a cop for a racist Facebook post? Dude was just on the wrong police force.

By adamg - 8/5/12 - 9:06 am

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.

By adamg - 7/25/12 - 3:32 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/19/12 - 8:16 am

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

By adamg - 7/14/12 - 9:51 am

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.

By adamg - 7/12/12 - 11:59 am

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:

By adamg - 7/6/12 - 10:02 am

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.

By adamg - 7/5/12 - 12:11 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/4/12 - 1:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/3/12 - 11:43 am

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):

By adamg - 6/29/12 - 9:47 am

UPDATE, Friday afternoon: Houghton-Mifflin just announced it won't advertise anymore in Pax Centurion, the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association newsletter, known for its offensive comments about people and groups it doesn't like:

BPPA newsletter does not reflect the values of HMH and we will discontinue our advertising in this publication immediately. HMH's ad in BPPA newsletter was intended to support the scholarship fund that benefits families of Police Officers and EMTs.

By adamg - 6/28/12 - 11:53 am

Pax Centurion, the newsletter of the local patrolmen's union, is no fan of Police Commissioner Ed Davis. The feeling's mutual. Reacting to a flurry of tweets about the bi-monthly publication, which started yesterday after Simmons College said it regretted advertising in the newsletter, Davis tweeted this morning:

By adamg - 6/27/12 - 5:20 pm

Simmons College says if only it had known what the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association was printing in its bi-monthly newspaper, it never would have taken out ads in it. In response to a complaint about "highly offensive" content in the newspaper, the college marketing team wrote today about the full-page ad the college took out in the current issue of Pax Centurion (in addition to past full-page ads):

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