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Downtown shops ‘under siege’ from thefts

 Crime Watch
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 12, 2013

Guns on the street

Around 6 pm on Wednesday evening, I was walking with a friend who was carrying his rifle across Congress Street to my car.
A police story
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 21, 2012

Review: End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
Self-important police drama
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 21, 2012

Review: The Cold Light of Day

What I learned from the latest movie from Mabrouk El Mechri ( JCVD ): Madrid's police only work during the daytime, when they're everywhere (in the morning, they seem to be the only people on the streets).
Mabrouk El Mechri's latest film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 14, 2012

Jazz isn't dead

Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 10, 2012
Review: Killer Joe

Review: Killer Joe

Matthew McConaughey's comeback tour may have peaked with his title role in this Southern-fried screwball noir.
William Friedkin adapts the play by Tracy Letts
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 10, 2012


Talking 'shit'

In your July 6 issue, the Boston Phoenix made a front-page attack ("Shit Boston Cops Say") against my union's newspaper, Pax Centurion.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, July 27, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 27, 2012

Why does the Boston police union do business with the wife of a felon? And where is that scholarship money going, anyway?

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association has been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to an agency run by a woman formerly arrested for fraud — for allegedly soliciting charity by impersonating a police officer.
Strange bedfellows
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 20, 2012

Review: 5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
Recording turmoil
By PEG ALOI  |  June 22, 2012

Review: Life Without Principle

Johnnie To's latest opens as Chinese police arrive at a crime scene, portending his usual slice of bloody action.
Johnnie To's latest film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 16, 2012

Silencing Occupy

Get ready for the protests. Get ready for the warm American spring — and maybe a hot summer and fall.
Big protests are planned. So is suppression.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 16, 2012

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Review: 21 Jump Street

Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
More than just a rehash
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 16, 2012

Review: Rampart

The rotten cop flick has become a mini-genre of sorts, a subset of noir, going back at least to Orson Welles's Touch of Evil .
Oren Moverman's portrait of a rotten cop
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2012
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Review: The Devil Inside

William Brent Bell's film opens with a disclaimer that "the Vatican does not endorse this movie." No kidding — the Catholic Church isn't exactly known for its sense of humor.
William Brent Bell's limp mockumentary
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 13, 2012
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Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 23, 2011

Name that non-lethal weapon

When Boston Police stormed Dewey Square last week in an early morning raid, arresting protesters and destroying the last of Occupy Boston's tent city, they brought with them a frightening, seldom-used weapon.
Police state
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 16, 2011


With support among police quietly growing, can Occupy cross over the thin blue line?

As Occupy camps from coast to coast face evictions — and in many cases have already been pushed out of parks and plazas like so much human trash — it's clear that the institutional response to the movement is escalating dangerously.
Silent partners
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 02, 2011

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

Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action

On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 18, 2011

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

Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Young activists explore police department

There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
Portland 101
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

The Urinal does it again; more on Thayer Street; no joke; fun in the Bucket

Phillipe and Jorge were agitated to see the wrap-around over the front section of our September 13 issue of the Urinal, as we had grown quite fond of finding garish stickers in these parts, informing us what local firms would buy our gold or pursue a per
The whole truth?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 16, 2011
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In a job-starved economy, casinos are still a good bet

As Beacon Hill considers — yet again — an expanded gaming proposal, some say that the opportunity has passed. We disagree, and continue to support a carefully crafted plan for bringing resort casinos to Massachusetts.
The issue provoked a rare show of common purpose on Beacon Hill
By EDITORIAL  |  September 02, 2011
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A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco

Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the st
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 26, 2011
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Skate of the union

The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
Pissed pedaling
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011


From top cop to capitol hill?

It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Point Blank

Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), a student nurse, gets sucked into a quagmire of murder and corruption when a thug kidnaps his pregnant wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya), to blackmail him into springing Hugo (Roschdy Zem), a wounded prisoner held by the police at the
Diminishing returns
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Urban Fest gets ugly

It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011

A breed apart?

I'm about to stand up for dogs. It must be the heat this weekend, because I'm soooo not a dog person.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 22, 2011