Pending state legislation echoes White House call for independent probes of police killings

Massachusetts bill would require public reporting on police use of weapons, and impartial investigations of all officer-involved deaths.

Black Lives Matter demonstrators cleared of disorderly conduct, trespassing charges

Schoolteacher couple successfully fought charges stemming from their arrest after a Boston rally that followed the failure to indict a New York police officer who choked an unarmed Black man to death.

Veterans for Peace sues City of Boston for St. Patrick's Peace Parade permit

Suit challenges City's eleven month delay in acting on permit application and charges favoritism for South Boston parade organizers who continue to exclude most LGBT groups.

CANCELED: Amicus Luncheon on Tuesday, February 3

Because of the weather, the February 3 Amicus Luncheon with Tufts University's Peniel Joseph has been canceled.

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Can state or municipal governments enforce travel bans during emergencies or sporting events?

State and local authorities have issued travel restrictions twice—in just the past week.