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A close call

Another suspect was nearly charged with the Gallagher shooting
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 06, 2008

Placing a bet on gambling

Both Maine and Rhode Island in recent years have rejected proposals that would have brought casino gambling to those states.
Plus, coming to grips with murder in Boston
By EDITORIAL  |  July 18, 2007

Streets of sorrow

Two years ago, in one of the most concentrated bursts of deadly violence Boston had seen in years, nine victims were killed in 20 days.
Boston's murder survivors: nine familes, nine stories
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 09, 2007

Commissioner Davis is already playing the blame game

It didn’t take long for Boston’s new police commissioner to toe the “blame the citizenry” line concerning the department’s dismal homicide-arrest rate.
Gun violence
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 03, 2007

Menino: Get help!

Tom: take a deep breath. Count to ten. Think serene thoughts.
Why you must get Boston a top cop from the outside world
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  May 17, 2006

The overtime game

The problems haunting the Boston Police Department’s homicide unit — low arrest rates, cases rejected by juries, and exonerations of wrongfully convicted men — did not occur in a vacuum.
A successful lawsuit shows how Boston’s homicide detectives have gamed the system to line their own pockets
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 04, 2006

Boston homicides

Surprise: local law-enforcement officials want to lay the blame for unsolved homicides on uncooperative witnesses.
BPD, DA agree: We’re doing fine!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 05, 2006