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News and Features Editor, DigBoston

News & Features Editor: @DigBoston | Author of 4 books including '99 Nights with the 99%' | Founder: Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@BINJreports)

DEAR NATIONAL MEDIA: PLEASE COVER POLICE BRUTALITY IN BOSTON — To the National Press: We need you to cover police brutality in Boston. This may seem selfish, I know, as cops are out of control virtually everywhere, but we have an epidemic here, and it isn't just about the brutal acts themselves. In this case, the cover-up may be as ugly as the crime.

#BINJbrother - Medium — By Chris Faraone Not long ago, at one of the innumerable media conferences I've attended in conceptualizing the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, the topic turned to mass surveillance, a subject over which I happen to obsess.

How the mainstream media in Mass sides with lying and abusive police departments — Image by Kent Buckley You wouldn't know it since most local media is still pretending that police around here are respectful and in check, but four months ago, ran a bombshell feature on the right to record authorities in Massachusetts.
Aug 18, 2015

Why I can't wait to throw a handful of bacon at @DanielTosh next time he's in #Boston ...

Aug 18, 2015

The #Boston police commissioner is a liar and, among other things, we're all pretty screwed ... #mapoli

BINJ Pops Up In Roxbury

DOCUMENTS REVEAL 'JUSTIFICATION' FOR MASS POLICE MILITARIZATION — Image by Tak Toyoshima With coast-to-coast Black Lives Matter actions and remembrances this past week for the many killed by law enforcement all across America, we thought readers might be especially nauseated to know the lengths to which authorities in Greater Boston go to defend their militarized arsenal.
Aug 12, 2015

RT @danshewan: Sweet Christ almighty. Essential reading by @Fara1 in @DigBoston on Boston's increasingly militarized police force:

Aug 13, 2015

Read my latest on MA police ( before @NYTimes bastardizes next year w/out attribution #mapoli

MEET THE AUTHORS WHO SPUN NEW ENGLAND'S LEGENDARY SUPERMARKET BATTLE INTO A BOOK — Most northern New Englanders already know the short version of the Market Basket saga from last summer: Following more than a decade of irreconcilable litigation, rival Demoulas cousins, Arthur T. and Arthur S., finally went head-to-head in an exhilarating game of corporate chicken. After the universally maligned Artie S.
Aug 06, 2015

RT @DigBoston: Read an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from the new book about Market Basket AND our author interview ... #mapoli

POTUS MAXIMUS: HOW THE GOP CIRCUS MAKES MASS POLITICIANS LOOK GOOD — Image by Tak Toyoshima A little more than a week ago, on a gross and sticky day not unlike that through which you are now suffering, something spectacular happened.
Aug 04, 2015


Surveillance and the Boston 2024 Olympics — Image by Scott Murry It's a brutal dark December evening slightly after 6pm, and roughly 20 protesters are clamoring on the South Boston waterfront, braving tundra-like conditions outside of the ICA. As winds snap off the icy drifts, demonstrators hold their ground, a few in hats and scarves so thick that everything besides their scream machines is covered.
Jul 30, 2015

@TWallack Without a doubt. Here's the piece we did on it while everybody else slept ...

END GAMES: PUT THIS IN YOUR BOSTON 2024 TIME CAPSULE AND CHOKE ON IT — Image by Tak Toyoshima For those with the ability to think critically, Boston 2024 was unquestionably headed for dark waters before the bid landed on Plymouth Rock. Since Massachusetts was bestowed with the loaded honor of being thrown into the deep end of the international pool, the prospects for a Hub Olympics have grown uglier, muddier, and sleazier with each passing news cycle.
Jul 28, 2015

Sometimes, after you beat somebody silly, if they deserve it, it's fun to kick them in the teeth ... #Boston2024

Jul 28, 2015

RT @Fara1: Sometimes, after you beat somebody silly, if they deserve it, it's fun to kick them in the teeth ... #Boston2024

Jul 28, 2015

RT @DigBoston: A final word on #Boston2024 from the people who taught you how to loathe and expose the Olympics ... #mapoli

IT'S TIME TO TALK SLUSH PUPPIES — I was probably nine years old, covered in trash, because back then we played in the dump behind my apartment complex. There were plenty of parks nearby, but the kids I hung with in my native Flushing at the time were dirtbags out of central casting, and to be honest, I kind of enjoyed spelunking through old rusted appliances.
Jul 26, 2015

I know it's controversial, but this is how I drink my Slush Puppies, and like Trump I will not apologize for it ...

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Aug 31, 2015

In case you didn't know, 'Just telling it like it is' means pandering to conservatives with hatred, lies, and bigotry.

Aug 31, 2015

Show me one person who says they would hang out with Ernie Boch or Donald Trump if they weren't wealthy, and I'll show you a liar.

Aug 29, 2015

One big difference between me and Trump supporters is I think racism is a huge problem, while they lose sleep over political correctness.

Aug 29, 2015

@mariastephanos Thanks Maria! Done by Travis Simpkins ... Boston artist. You should have him sketch the Fox 25 crew.

Aug 28, 2015

The Donald is depraved, but guessing most embarrassing thing about tonight's #Trump event will be Ernie Boch Jr.'s band. #mapoli

Aug 26, 2015

Can't wait to explain to journalism students how World Star HipHop does a better job covering police brutality in #Boston than the Globe.

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