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Boston Police suspend licence plate reader technology indefinitely after media inquiry

The Boston Police Department has indefinitely suspended the use of its license plate scanning program for review following an investigation by the Boston Globe and an investigative group into the privacy of its practices. The suspension comes amid heightened public scrutiny into the tactics and values of the department, a…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

Boston mayor to ‘Occupy’ movement: ‘Civil disobedience will not be tolerated’

Police in Boston arrested 129 protesters Tuesday, a police spokesman said, in one of the biggest crackdowns so far on the Occupy Wall Street movement sweeping the United States. Boston Police Department spokesman Eddy Chrispin said “a majority” had been arrested for unlawful assembly when police converged on the crowd in the early hours of the…

At least 100 arrested at Occupy Boston protest

BOSTON (Reuters) – Tensions boiled over in the early hours of Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested about 100 protesters after the Occupy Boston group expanded its footprint and was told by authorities to backtrack. Protesters said late on Monday that police had given participants an ultimatum to return to…

Tense night at Occupy Boston protest site

Be sure to check out our live blog of last night’s ‘Occupy’ events here. BOSTON (Reuters) – Tension mounted between protesters and police on Monday night after Occupy Boston members expanded their footprint in downtown Boston, then said they were being pressed by police to backtrack. A few hundred police…

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