What will it take? Bodies pile up. Lives are ravaged. The 16,000 arrested each year are just an unlucky fraction of a much, much larger problem. This tolerance for the intolerable seeps in everywhere – even into a case as horrific as one that wrapped up in Middlesex Superior Court earlier this month.
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