Criminal Justice

Baker: Dangerousness hearings a priority

Baker: Dangerousness hearings a priority

Governor: Problem is not with judges but the law

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE EXPECTED TO TALK about cancer research and philanthropy, Gov. Charlie Baker instead found himself Tuesday morning trying to earn support from a sports talk radio show for forthcoming legislation dealing with criminal dangerousness. Baker joined Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane in studio on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” on Tuesday morning as part of(...)

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Freeze criticism of ICE?

Freeze criticism of ICE?

Even US attorney bringing charges seems to dismiss the idea

A CAMBRIDGE RESIDENT was arrested Thursday morning in New York City for allegedly tweeting that he would pay $500 to anyone who killed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Today’s Boston Herald goes all in on the story, putting it on its front-page and featuring a newspaper editorial and column by Joe Battenfeld on the(...)

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Freeze criticism of ICE?

A Cambridge resident was arrested Thursday morning in New York City for allegedly tweeting that he would pay $500 to anyone who killed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Today’s Boston Herald goes all in on the story, putting it on its front-page and featuring a newspaper editorial and column by Joe Battenfeld on the(...)

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In Middlesex DA’s race, a progressive face-off

In Middlesex DA’s race, a progressive face-off

Ryan facing spirited challenge with calls for reform in the air

DONNA PATALANO, who is challenging incumbent Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, looks like exactly the right candidate at the right time. The Winchester attorney is pushing a strong reform platform focused on addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the need to rethink policies of the tough-on-crime era of the 1980s and 90s.(...)

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A real-life mystery at Boston library

In a building whose shelves are packed with gripping fictional whodunits, it’s a real-life whodunit that is also a whodunwhat. On Tuesday, the Boston Herald broke the story that three Boston Public Library facilities managers were on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation. A BPL spokesman confirmed that the action was taken on(...)

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A real-life mystery at Boston library

A real-life mystery at Boston library

3 workers under suspension, but for what?

IN A BUILDING whose shelves are packed with gripping fictional whodunits, it’s a real-life whodunit that is also a whodunwhat. On Tuesday, the Boston Herald broke the story that three Boston Public Library facilities managers were on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation. A BPL spokesman confirmed that the action was taken on(...)

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Words matter in immigration debate

Words matter in immigration debate

Undocumented immigrant vs illegal immigrant vs illegal alien

To say there’s a chasm as wide as the Rio Grande between both sides of the immigration debate would be an understatement. The conversation about compromise is a non-starter because neither side can even agree on what terms to use. US Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, in a recent sit-down with CommonWealth, acknowledged his office(...)

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The Codcast: Words matter in immigration debate

To say there’s a chasm as wide as the Rio Grande between both sides of the immigration debate would be an understatement. The conversation about compromise is a non-starter because neither side can even agree on what terms to use. US Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, in a recent sit-down with CommonWealth, acknowledged his office(...)

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Lelling: Trump’s point man in Massachusetts

Lelling: Trump’s point man in Massachusetts

Is US Attorney part of a GOP reelection strategy?

ANDREW LELLING, the US Attorney for Massachusetts, is emerging as a loyal Donald Trump lieutenant in one of the bluest states in the country. Little was known about Lelling when Trump nominated him for the post last September. He had worked the previous 12 years in the office, first under Michael Sullivan and then Carmen(...)

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