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Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler

In this week's Boston Phoenix ,  Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 25, 2011
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A PERF-ect Storm

In recent weeks, Occupations in cities across America have seen brutal crackdowns by local police forces.
How a nonprofit led by Boston's finest peacemakers was blamed for the Occupy crackdowns
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 25, 2011
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From Seattle to Oakland, Occupy efforts are fighting back at establishment brutality

Whether true or not, it's always been my vague impression that West Coasters take as much pride in relaxation as East Coasters do in being assholes.
Wild Wild West Coast
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2011
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Photos: Boston Police arrest Occupy Boston protesters

The Boston Police Force cracks down on the Occupy Boston protests early on the morning of October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Rose Kennedy Greenway
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 14, 2011
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Viral justice?

The seven-minute YouTube clip begins with five Boston police officers, crowding a Roxbury Community College entranceway, restraining a face-down suspect.
The media might have moved on, but RCC students won't let a case of potential police brutality on campus fade without a fight
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 26, 2010