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Still battling the BPPA

The last time that the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association dropped an issue of its official newsletter, the Pax Centurion , the outcry was immense: Mayor Tom Menino called the publication "garbage," advertisers fled, and a subsequent dust-up revealed
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 14, 2012
The whole world is watching: Boston filmmaker releases incendiary #OccupyBoston doc of BPD crackdown

The whole world is watching: Boston filmmaker releases incendiary #OccupyBoston doc of BPD crackdown


 Boston Phoenix readers already know MIKE GILL: he shot a fantastic labor-of-love documentary about beloved indie heroes PIEBALD, his music videos have been voted as...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 13, 2011
In Their Own Words: Video and Voices of #OccupyBoston from Saturday's Police Crackdown

In Their Own Words: Video and Voices of #OccupyBoston from Saturday's Police Crackdown


20 MORE PHOTOS: Police Arrest over 140 #OccupyBoston Protesters1. The media department of OccupyBoston provided us with a minute-long reel of video footage (below) evidently...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 12, 2011
This is what civil disobedience looks like: photos and aftermath of the Boston Police crackdown on #OccupyBoston

This is what civil disobedience looks like: photos and aftermath of the Boston Police crackdown on #OccupyBoston


 As #OccupyBoston gets ready for its first post-showdown General Assembly, we're posting links to the best photos we've found from last night. Our photographer DEREK...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 11, 2011
Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location

Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location


We'll have more in the morning. If you want the full story, we'll point you to our Twitter feed, where we've been covering #OccupyBoston --...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 11, 2011
Understanding Shepard Fairey's Arrest In Boston

Understanding Shepard Fairey's Arrest In Boston


Hey Saturday readers. Much more Phoenix coverage from Shepard Fairey's "Supply and Demand" dance pa...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 07, 2009


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Does Boston hate the BPD?

When Kathleen O’Toole served as Boston police commissioner, from early 2004 through mid 2006, she and Mayor Thomas Menino seemed in constant denial of the spiraling violence and shocking police scandals that were roiling the city.
A secret survey shows just how low the Boston Police Department’s reputation had sunk two years ago. Is the mayor listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 16, 2008
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Framed?

The Boston Phoenix has uncovered substantial new information about the Cowans case.
The Boston Police investigation of Stephan Cowans led to a wrongful conviction. Was it incompetent — or corrupt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 07, 2008