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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Legal Lens documentaries
Law and documentary film may seem far apart, but they actually share many connections. With the guidance of filmmaker and producer Joseph Tovares and support from the Hewlett Foundation, 12 Harvard Law School students from eight countries have worked since January on the Legal Lens project. You can view the films here on BostonGlobe.com.
Confronting white supremacy among our neighbors, our families — and ourselves
The list of those arrested or identified as participants grows: legislators, lawyers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, current and former members of the armed forces, and police officers.
Police departments must take a hard line on insurrectionist and white supremacist cops
By failing to root out officers who espouse hateful views — and to set standards and educate their forces — municipalities have given a green light to extremism.
Call them white supremacists. Call them fascists and traitors. Don’t call them terrorists
The framework of terrorism has often been used to target peaceful political activity. This is about the slippery slope.
Trump and his mob still terrorize the GOP
If it came down to losing an election by choosing country and principle or winning it with backing from rioters — they bet on the rioters. What a sad, bad bet.
The rush of pre-inaugural executions must stop
A new Department of Justice policy that makes it easier to conduct federal executions should be reversed.
Protected by an invisible bullet-proof vest called white skin
For those who claim that violent protest never works, they’re only partially correct. Black violent protest has never worked, but white violent protest is the key to getting at least some of your demands met.
IDEAS | SARAH TOWLE
Grim stories from asylum seekers caught up in America’s cranked-up deportation machine
They fled here from some of the world’s most dangerous places — only to be forced back.
Police reform: A roadmap for the future
The job of healing old wounds, creating more diverse police forces, and advancing 21st century law enforcement is just beginning.
Massachusetts sheriffs shouldn’t be enforcing federal immigration laws
A new lawsuit challenges the role of county authorities in immigration enforcement. But it’s the legislature that should ensure that sheriffs do not act as federal ICE agents.
‘It’s not safe in the world . . . if you’re a trans person’
Violence against trans and gender nonconforming people is an ongoing battle between truth and hate.