a campaign to remove offensive rhetoric from the Pax Centurion newsletter
Matthew Filipowicz :
Coming up on today’s show, we have Larry Ellison from the Massachusetts Association Of Minority Law Enforcement Officers [MAMLEO] here to discuss how their attempts to draw attention to the BPPA newsletter were ignored and how Boston Mayor Tom Menino has a less than stellar record on race relations with the police.
Read more and listen here.
Steve Annear at BostInno:
A local minority group that represents law enforcement officials has called out the city’s mayor for allegedly failing to act on other instances of discrimination in Boston after he took a staunch stance against a fast food chain’s anti-gay sentiments.
The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO) composed a letter to Mayor Tom Menino, following his recent comments against Chik-Fil-A for looking to set up shop in Boston.
Patrick Rosso at the Boston Globe:
Residents and activists at a recent Dorchester forum criticized what they say is the slow pace to create a police department that better represents the city’s growing diversity, and raised fresh concerns about the content of a Boston police union newsletter that has come under fire as hostile toward racial and religious minorities.
The forum Sunday at the Global Ministries church in Codman Square drew several dozen people, who were white, black and Latino. It was sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers.
Sunday’s forum included Allison Nevitt, a Roslindale resident, stay-at-home mom and member of the group Clean up BPPA, which has ties to Occupy Boston; Juan Cofield, president of the NAACP New England Area Conference; James Gilden, chief counsel for MAMLEO; and Will Bradley, the director of safety and security for Randolph Public Schools and former member of BPD.