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  • Alexa Records Voice During Burglary, Leading to Arrest of 9-Year-Old

    07/27/2017 12:18:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Police say the boy eventually confessed to breaking into his neighbor's home 3 times.Police in Massachusetts say a 9-year-old boy is facing breaking and entering and larceny charges after a neighbor recognized his voice from a recording made on her voice-activated smart device. The Gloucester Times reports police responded to a home in Gloucester Tuesday after a woman reported several items stolen, including an iPhone and an Amazon voice assistant.
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules ICE detainer requests are illegal

    07/25/2017 12:50:00 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    The highest court in Massachusetts ruled Monday it is illegal under state law for local law enforcement officers to hold people on detainer requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. An ICE detainer is as a voluntary request to hold a person in custody for up to two days while ICE looks into the person's immigration status. States that do not adhere to the detainers say the person's criminal proceedings have already been settled and holding them for 48 hours longer violates their constitutional rights.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 24-28,2017

    07/24/2017 8:33:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 24, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Elizabeth Warren Attends Martha's Vineyard Dinner Hosted by Big Bank Executive (squaw get wampum)

    07/19/2017 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), one of the Senate's fiercest Wall Street critics, attended a Democratic donor retreat over the weekend hosted by former UBS bank executive Robert Wolf, who last year lashed out against politicians that target Wall Street for political gain. Wolf hosted Warren as part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's annual donor retreat in Martha's Vineyard. He wrote on Twitter that he was "honored" to host Warren, who was joined by other Democratic senators at the fundraiser. Wolf, a financial backer and friend of former President Barack Obama, a Clinton Foundation donor, and a co-chair for...
  • Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

    07/19/2017 7:25:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017
    Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs. The campaign launched Monday involves 50 posters that provide a step-by-step guide to handling when someone is being harassed. They will be posted on bus stop benches and other public places around the city. Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser. The technique is called "non-complementary behavior," and...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,July 17-21,2017,WRKO AM

    07/17/2017 8:45:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 17, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good MorningAfternoon And WELCOME!
  • Elizabeth Warren Has Raised An Absolutely Absurd Amount Of Campaign Cash

    07/13/2017 3:59:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/13/2017 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised a stunning $3.4 million towards her 2018 Senate bid last quarter, according to a Thursday announcement. The amount raised the Democrat’s available campaign cash to $11.03 million, according to a report from Politico. That number is already over a quarter of the $42,506,349 she spent during her 2012 election. Warren’s campaign asserts that the amount came from 9,377 individual donations from within the state of Massachusetts, and the campaign also claims that 98 percent of all donations were smaller than $100, a sign that Warren has a good deal of grassroots support. The progressive’s totals...
  • Harvard considers BANNING fraternities, sororities and 'single-gender clubs' [tr]

    07/13/2017 4:49:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    Harvard University could ban all fraternities, sororities and single-gender clubs in an attempt to tackle sexual assault and alcohol abuse issues stemming from its exclusive, all-male social clubs. The proposal, which was announced Wednesday by a faculty committee created earlier this year, would be implemented from the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Boston's Irish community on edge after contractor is deported

    07/07/2017 11:36:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 7, 2017 | by Brian Dowling Friday
    A prominent Boston man nabbed by ICE last month for overstaying his visa by more than a decade has been sent back to Ireland, and the city’s Irish community is still worried about further deportations, an advocate said. John Cunningham, 38, was a Brighton-based electrical contractor before he was detained for overstaying a 90-day visa that he used to enter the U.S. in 2003. Cunningham left on a commercial flight Wednesday night. “ICE is enforcing the law, it’s simple and sometimes painful but they’re just doing their jobs,” said immigration attorney John Foley, a board member of the cultural center...
  • Evacuations after truck tested positive for explosives at gate of Hanscom Air Force Base

    07/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 49 replies
    NBC4 Columbus ^ | 7/6/3027
    #BREAKING LIVE: Evacuations are taking place after a vehicle tested positive for explosives at the gate of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Fake Indian vs. Real Indian; Liz Warren challenged by Shiva Ayyadurai

    07/05/2017 7:58:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 7/5/2017 | Monica Showalter
    There probably isn't a Senate race with more potential for fun than an upcoming challenge to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the D-Mass. dynamo most famous for pretending to be an American Indian to take advantage of Harvard University's affirmative action privileges. President Trump calls her 'Pocahontas.' The Massachusetts leftist is now up against a real Indian, tech genius V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who's a brainy, unconventionally thinking, ethnic Tamil American who emigrated with his family to the U.S. from Bombay at age six around 1969 or 1970. (Sure, it's a different kind of Indian, but dark-skinned Tamil Indian-Americans are usually lumped in...
  • Boston police: At least 9 pedestrians injured after car driven into group

    07/03/2017 11:48:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | Douglas Ernst
    DEVELOPING: At least nine people were injured in East Boston on Monday when a car drove into a group of pedestrians. Boston EMS, firefighters and police rushed to Tomahawk Drive after a vehicle mowed into unsuspecting citizens.
  • Car Hits Pedestrians Near Logan Airport

    07/03/2017 11:23:10 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/3/2017 | BBC
    Breaking news - car hits pedestrians near Logan Airport.
  • Strange accent leads to Framingham arrest (Mass.)

    07/02/2017 6:52:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Metrowest Daily News ^ | June 30, 2017 | Norman Miller
    FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man who used a fake name for a decade to get a driver’s license is now facing numerous charges and deportation after an observant police officer noticed the man’s accent was off, authorities said. Police arrested Sergio Alvarado, 32, after Officer Francis Torres pulled him over on Waverly Street at 7:15 p.m. because Alvarado’s car’s windows were excessively tinted, according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court on Friday.
  • Lawsuit: Mass. denies 'welcome home' bonuses to 'bad paper' veterans

    06/29/2017 6:24:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/29/17 | Nikki Wentling
    Two Army veterans, with the help of Harvard Law School, filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the Massachusetts treasury, claiming it was unrightfully denying “welcome home” bonuses to them and other veterans with other-than-honorable discharges. The Massachusetts legislature created the “Welcome Home Bonus” in 2005 for post-9/11 servicemembers. Under the program, those who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan — and lived in Massachusetts for a period of least six months before enlisting — are eligible to apply for a one-time, tax-free $1,000 bonus. The program, run by the state treasury, is for veterans with honorable discharges. The two veterans named...
  • Roxbury man James Issac arrested for holocaust memorial vandalism

    06/29/2017 1:55:13 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    Around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, James E. Isaac was arrested after a witness reported seeing him throw a large rock at the memorial, shattering a glass panel, Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.
  • All 4 suspects arrested in French Quarter tourist attack, police say

    06/28/2017 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 06-28-2017 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS — All suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery and beating of two tourists from Boston in the French Quarter. Nicholas Polgowski and Rashaad Piper were booked Wednesday morning into the Orleans Parish jail. This comes as the two other suspects, Dejuan Paul and Joshua Simmons, are currently being held without bail. The four men are being charged with second degree robbery in connection to the beating of two Boston tourists Saturday night on Bienville Street. One of the victims is still listed in critical condition. Police said the attack was reported before 9 p.m. in...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'The next step is single-payer' health care (squaw puff loco weed alert)

    06/28/2017 12:38:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | Andrew Breiner
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that opposing the Republican health-care bill wasn't enough and the Democratic Party should start running on a new national single-payer plan. "President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts," she told The Wall Street Journal. "Now it's time for the next step. And the next step is single payer." Polling has shown government-provided health care to be a very popular notion among Americans. Depending on whether it's described as...
  • Hey, dude, it's bong time on Beacon Hill

    06/27/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | June 28 | peter lucas
    If Cheech & Chong of the Massachusetts Legislature can agree on passage of a compromise marijuana bill, there is nothing they cannot do. Cheech & Chong were, of course, the pair of old stoners from the '70s and '80s whose marijuana movie "Up in Smoke" became something of a cult film classic. The movie is about smoking weed, and it mellowed out an entire generation. The lyrics of the movie's theme song go like this:
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Ed Markey lead resistance to US Senate health care bill

    06/26/2017 7:13:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    MassLive ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Lannan
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned that a health care bill proposed by U.S. Senate Republicans would cost 264,000 state residents their health coverage and have a cumulative negative impact of more than $8.2 billion on the state by 2025, while Sen. Edward Markey described defeating the bill as the legislative fight of his life. In a letter to the state's all-Democrat Congressional delegation, Baker, a Republican, wrote that the bill would "increasingly strain the state's fiscal resources, result in greater numbers of individuals without insurance and destabilize the commercial insurance market." He separately joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in urging...