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Boston mayoral race turns to public safety issues

Few detailed plans emerge from 12-candidate field

Some have called for hearings on gun violence or delivered passionate speeches about institutional racism. Others are vowing changes to the city police department.

Propelled by a recent spike in gun violence and a renewed national discussion about racial profiling and violence, public safety has emerged as a central theme in the Boston mayoral race in recent weeks, nudging ahead of other hot-button issues such as education and casinos.

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