The ACLU of Massachusetts is calling on the Boston police to provide more information about a so-called “joint task force” between the department and federal immigration officials. A U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit filed last week in Boston’s federal court sparked questions about the existence of such a task force.
The number of hate crimes reported to Massachusetts increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year high in 2017, the state said. A new report also found a majority of law enforcement agencies reported they had experienced no bias-motivated incidents last year.
A state attorney general is expected to be the “people’s lawyer.” William Tong said that when he assumes Connecticut’s attorney general post in January, he’ll look for a new way to advocate for his constituents.
Gene Cassidy spends a lot of time talking about animals. As president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, his job is to promote the interests of New England farmers.