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Brian McGrory

After Newtown shootings, now is time for change

Just hours after the unthink­able in Newtown, Conn., an obviously shaken Ed Davis, the thoughtful commissioner of the ­Boston Police Department, mentioned another crime from nearly a year-and-a-half ago that bothers him to this day.

Police were called to a public housing ­facility in Brighton, where they found an ­elderly man in a wheelchair bleeding from a gunshot wound to his chest. “I can’t ­believe the boy killed me; I can’t believe he killed me,” the victim kept telling emergency workers. He died shortly afterward.

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