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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…

Recording of Boston police nets man $170,000 settlement

The City of Boston settled a lawsuit recently filed by Simon Glik, an attorney who was arrested in 2007 as he recorded police using force to subdue another man. The settlement total came to $170,000, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts, which represented Glik in the case.…

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…

Arrests as police clear Occupy Boston camp

BOSTON (Reuters) – Police made dozens of arrests early Saturday as they cleared away the remaining Occupy Boston encampment in the city’s financial district in a mostly peaceful action. Authorities, including more than 100 police officers, swept into the area before sunrise, when many of the campers were asleep, and…

Occupy camp in Boston lives on past deadline

BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston police let a midnight deadline slip to clear a park of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, but the protesters’ camp by early on Friday had shrunk roughly by half. A crowd of several hundred people moved out of the park that protesters had…

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