While Peréa’s son’s record has been expunged, Somerville is pushing to make the police report private
The prosecution of Ernst Jean-Jacques Jr. on the North Shore is a clear example of a Black Lives Matter activist being targeted by local law enforcement. Without national attention on the case, authorities are playing by their own rules.
“The last thing we need in the fight against the far-right’s attacks against everything we hold dear is for our fellow progressives to use the kind of rhetoric (like “defund the police”) that reinforces negative stereotypes about Democrats and plays right into the hands of the Republican Party.”
Kensington Connector Project installed; Finance Committee reflects on Somerville police reforms
Defund SPD outlined the City’s past attempts, in the hopes of informing budget decisions.