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SCARY CAT! Lifting the hood on law enforcement’s favorite toy for big boys — News & Analysis SCARY CAT! Lifting the hood on law enforcement's favorite toy for big boys Chris Faraone , October 23, 2014, In : News & Analysis Of all the intimidatory artillery unsheathed by cops after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the most enduring background prop was arguably the St.

Coming soon to protests in America: Government thugs (one almost punched me) — I'm a journalist who frequents protests that can feel more like war zones (like the siege on Ferguson, Missouri this month), and it's clear to me that social justice advocates in the US are much more likely to be pummeled by police than their nationalistic countrymen.

The Last Stand for the Middle Class Is Taking Place in a Parking Lot in Massachusetts — Americans have grown to accept that corporations will invariably take advantage of their low wage workers, and executives have done nothing recently to pretend like this isn't the case. When asked if his multinational beast would fight a federal hike in employee compensation, Walmart U.S.

An Open Letter To Journalists About Pot Prohibition — Dear Reporters, There's a lot about the Boston media that has confused the pants off me since I arrived here a decade ago. Like how scrappy nonunion indie outlets typically back tradesmen and city workers, while union sheets and dues-paying reporters relentlessly harangue labor.

BUILT TO LAST: THE QUINTESSENTIAL AKROBATIK COMEBACK INTERVIEW — It's easy to argue that Akrobatik is the Hub's most beloved MC. The underground embraced him at the end of last millennium, and remained loyal as the Dorchester rhymer graduated from battle rap rookie to globe-trotting recording artist. Unlike any other Boston rapper, he also won the hearts of mainstream heads as a sports personality for JAM'N 94.5 and NESN.

The Big Ligotti - This Just In — EAT AT JOE'S: Ligotti is a force of nature on the airwaves, but the plus-size gadfly truly gets loose over a plate - or several plates - of food. Even in a world of Howie Carrs and Jay Severins, Joe Ligotti might be the most bizarre broadcast talent working in New England talk radio.

IN MIDST OF MOST EMBARRASSING SCANDAL IN YEARS, MASS LAWMAKERS DO SOMETHING ADMIRABLE FOR ONCE — First, considering developments in the statewide probation scandal rocking Beacon Hill especially hard this month, let's take a quick look at what you are allowed to do at the State House: trade jobs for votes, grant patronage positions to constituents who have scant relevant experience, things of that sort.

THE 10 RAP COMMANDMENTS (FOR MUSIC JOURNALISTS) — It's been more than a decade since I stood on stage at a New York City nightclub beside an up-and-coming 50 Cent, scribbling bullshit in a notepad and identifying nearby corners I could hide in if a gunfight broke out.

BOSTON ON THE BARBIE: SEARCHING FOR NEW ENGLAND'S SPOT IN THE BBQ HISTORY BOOKS — Last month, the Huffington Post named "10 BBQ Meccas to Visit Before You Die." Not surprisingly, no spots in Greater Boston made the list. For a second, let's pretend the clickwhores who compiled said compendium actually visited a bunch of pit restaurants, and knew what the hell they were talking about.

MASS TAKES 10 STEPS BACK ON MEDICAL POT, DENIES LICENSES IN BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE AND SNUBS CAREGIVERS — Let's take a glance at the past week or so in pot reform across America. In conservative Pennsylvania, medical marijuana squeezed through the law and justice committee. In Minnesota, patients have been given opportunities to tell lawmakers why new permissions there should cover those with chronic pain.
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Oct 25, 2014

@bostonjonas That is an even better point, and I think what I initially meant to tweet. But yes, indeed.

Oct 25, 2014

Barney Frank's so-called liberal argument for casinos in today's @BostonGlobe is utterly ridiculous. Not a mention of overall impact.

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