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The recent call to examine the Police Bill of Rights is a good thing. Yet, in some instances specific proposals are short-sighted. Take the argument to give police chiefs more rights to suspend or … more
As of this writing, Covid-19 deaths top 500,000 globally and the number of confirmed cases top 10 million. The Centers for Disease Control announced at the end of June that for every reported case, … more
Like a lot of you out there, living in the shadows, I’m a confessed, lifelong, never-missed-a-parade Bristolian. There were a couple of big shakeups, like the year we moved from watching it … more
“It’s gone.” He said it so fast, and with such conviction and a little regret, it took me aback. My dear friend Bob, an elite athlete in high school and college, has had his fair … more
I, for one, am glad to see that the governor is removing “Providence Plantations” from state stationery paychecks, etc. Yes, I am aware that its initial history had nothing to do with … more
A Boston College history professor argues that the South actually won the Civil War (Boston College Magazine, summer 2020). Since she was from my Alma Mater (Law ’74) I was interested in her … more
In the wake of the despicable death of George Floyd, many police departments are under siege by the very citizens they are sworn to protect. Some FOP lodge presidents are lashing out against what … more
He was born in London, the Edwardian early 20th century, when Britain still ruled the world's waves. But shortly after the death of his younger brother, their mother died and he was sent to New York … more
“I CAN’T BREATHE” – Eric Garner.Mr. Garner‘s life was choked out of him by police for his allegedly selling individual cigarettes. The list is a long one of such useless … more
Change should be in the air with how our country does some business in the future. Clearly, the United States was at the mercy of receiving supplies from other countries after a reasonable stockpile … more
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